Shooting in Various Scenes

Article ID: ART116660 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Shooting in Various Scenes


The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode.

Set the Shooting mode

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

2. If the shooting mode is set to [ ], press the [ ] button once to change the shooting mode. [ ] has been selected in the example image below.

  • If the camera is set to a mode other than [ ], this setting is not necessary.

3. After pressing the [ ] button, press the [ ] button once to display the menu, and then press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose the desired option.

4. The following screen appears.

  • When the icon for the [Shooting Mode] you want appears in the top-left corner of the screen, the setting is complete.

Shooting Modes

Scene Shooting modeEffect
Shooting in Various ConditionsShoot portraits [Portrait] ( )Take shots of people with a softeningeffect.
Shooting under Low Light[Low Light] ( )Shoot with minimal camera and subject shake even in low-light conditions.
Shoot with snowy backgrounds[Snow] ( )Bright, natural-colored shots of people against snowy backgrounds.
Shoot fireworks [Fireworks] ( )Vivid shots of fireworks.
Shooting with Reduced Motion Blur[Digital IS] ( )*1Shoot with minimal camera and subject shake. In scenes where the flash is not fired, consecutive shots are combined to reduce camera shake and noise.
Brightness / Color Customization[Live View Control] ( )Image brightness or colors when shooting can be easily customized.
Applying Special EffectsShooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect [Fish-eye Effect] ( )Shoot with the distorting effect of a fish-eye lens.
Shots Resembling Miniature Models [Miniature Effect] ( )Creates the effect of a miniature model, by blurring image areas above and below your selected area.
Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect[Toy Camera Effect] ( )This effect makes images resemble shots from a toy camera by vignetting (darker, blurred image corners) and changing the overall color.
Shooting in Monochrome[Monochrome] ( )Shoot images in black and white, sepia, or blue and white.
Shoot in vivid colors[Super Vivid] ( )Shots in rich, vivid colors.
Posterized shots[Poster Effect] ( )Shots that resemble an old poster or illustration.
Special Modes for Other PurposesAuto Shooting after Face Detection[Face Self-Timer] ( )The 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.
Shooting Long Exposures[Long Shutter] ( )Specify a shutter speed of 1 15 seconds to shoot long exposures. In this case, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to prevent camera shake.
Shooting in Program AE [ ] ModeYou can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting style.
*1 : PowerShot ELPH 160 / IXUS 160 only

  • In [Fireworks] () mode, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still and prevent camera shake.
  • The resolution for [Low Light] () mode is () (2560 x 1920) and cannot be changed.
  • In the [Super Vivid] (), [Poster Effect] (), [Fish-eye Effect] (), [Miniature Effect] (), and [Toy Camera Effect] () modes, try taking some test shots first, to make sure you obtain the desired results.



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