Setting the camera to release the shutter automatically (Self-Timer, Smart Shutter) (PowerShot SX520 HS)
Article ID: ART115959 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015
 

Description

Setting the camera to release the shutter automatically (Self-Timer, Smart Shutter) (PowerShot SX520 HS)

Solution

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.
Shooting modes in which the possible Self-timer settings are limited

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

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

3. Press the <><> buttons to choose [Self-Timer].
Then, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.


4. Press the <><> buttons to choose [10 sec. Self-Timer] (), [2 sec. Self-Timer] () or [Custom Timer] () .
Then, 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.
1. In step 4, choose [Custom Timer] () and press the <> button.
2. Press the <><> buttons to choose [Delay] or [Shots].
3. Press the <><> buttons to choose a value, and then press the <> button.

5. Shoot.
  • For Still Images: Press the shutter button halfway to focus on the subject, and then press it all the way down.
  • For Movies: Press the movie button.
IMPORTANT
  • For movies shot using the self-timer, [Delay] represents the delay before recording begins, but the [Shots] setting has no effect.
NOTE
  • Once you start the self-timer, the lamp will blink and the camera will play a self-timer sound.
  • When a delay longer than two seconds is specified, two seconds before the shot, the lamp blinking and self-timer sound will speed up. (The lamp will remain lit in case the flash fires.)
  • To cancel shooting after you have triggered the self-timer, press the <> button.
  • To restore the original setting, choose [ ] in step 3.
  • When you specify multiple shots, image brightness and white balance are determined by the first shot. More time is required between shots when the flash fires or when you have specified to take many shots. Shooting will stop automatically when the memory card becomes full.


The Self-timer cannot be set in the shooting modes indicated in the table below.
... Setting is not possible

Self-timerShooting Mode
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Using Smart Shutter

If you set the [Shooting mode] to [Smart Shutter] (), the camera will use the face-detection function to perform various types of automatic shooting.
Shooting modes where automatic shooting is possible through the use of face detect.

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

2. Set the mode dial to <>.

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

4. Press the <><> buttons to choose [Shooting Mode].
*If the settings have not been changed, [ ] mode is set by default.
Press the <FUNC./SET> () button, or the <> button.

5. Press the <><> buttons to choose [Smart Shutter] ().
Then, press the <FUNC./SET> () button.

6. Press the < > button.

7. Press the < >< > buttons to choose the [Smile] (), [Wink Self-Timer] (), or [Face Self-Timer] () mode. Press the < >< > buttons to choose the number of shots.
Then, press the < FUNC./SET> () button.


Shooting ModeFeaturesExplanation
Auto Shooting after Smile DetectionThe camera shoots automatically after detecting a smile, even without you pressing the shutter button.1.After you select a shooting mode, the camera enters shooting standby mode, and [Smile Detection on] is displayed.
2. Aim the camera at a person.
- Each time the camera detects a smile, it will shoot after the lamp lights up.
- To pause smile detection, press the button. Press the button again to resume detection.
You can also shoot as usual by pressing the shutter button.
The camera can detect smiles more easily when subjects face the camera and open their mouth wide enough so that teeth are visible.
To change the number of shots, press the buttons after choosing .
[Blink Detection] is only available for the final shot.
Automatic shooting is not available while you are holding down the
button.
Auto Shooting after Wink DetectionAim the camera at a person and press the shutter button all the way down. The camera will shoot about two seconds after a wink is detected.1. Compose the shot and press the shutter button halfway.
- Make sure a green frame is displayed around the face of the person who will wink.
2. Press the shutter button all the way down.
- The camera now enters shooting standby mode, and [Wink to take picture] is displayed.
- The lamp blinks and the self-timer sound is played.
3. Face the camera and wink.
- The camera will shoot about two seconds after detecting a wink by the person whose face is inside the frame.
- To cancel shooting after you have triggered the self-timer, press the button
If the wink is not detected, wink again slowly and deliberately.
Winking may not be detected if eyes are obscured by hair, a hat, or glasses.
Closing and opening eyes at once will also be detected as a wink.
If winking is not detected, the camera will shoot about 15 seconds later.
To change the number of shots, press the buttons after choosing in step 1. [Blink Detection] is only available for the final shot.
If no one is in the shooting area when the shutter button is pressed all the way down, the camera will shoot after a person enters the shooting area and winks.
The zoom factor cannot be changed with the
button after you press the shutter button all the way down.
Auto Shooting after another Person Enters the Shooting AreaThe camera will shoot about two seconds after detecting that the face of another person (such as the photographer) has entered the shooting area. This is useful when including yourself in group photos or similar shots.1. Compose the shot and press the shutter button halfway.
Make sure a green frame is displayed around the face you focus on and white frames around other faces.
2. Press the shutter button all the way down.
- The camera now enters shooting standby mode, and [Look straight at camera to start count down] is displayed.
- The lamp blinks and the self-timer sound is played.
3. Join the subjects in the shooting area and look at the camera.
- After the camera detects a new face, the lamp blinking and self-timer sound will speed up. (When the flash fires, the lamp will remain lit.) About two seconds later, the camera will shoot.
- To cancel shooting after you have triggered the self-timer, press the button.
Even if your face is not detected after you join the others in the shooting area, the camera will shoot about 15 seconds later.
To change the number of shots, press the buttons after choosing in step 1. [Blink Detection] is only available for the final shot.
The zoom factor cannot be changed with the
button after you press the shutter button all the way down.


SIMS Doc Id

8202118100