Switching Shooting Modes (PowerShot SX600 HS / PowerShot SX610 HS)

Article ID: ART117253 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Switching Shooting Modes (PowerShot SX600 HS / PowerShot SX610 HS)


The procedure for switching shooting modes is explained below.
The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.

Switching to Auto (Smart Auto) Mode

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2. Set the mode switch to [ ].

3. Press the < FUNC./SET > [ ] button, press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [ ], and then press the < FUNC./SET > [ ] button again.
Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose [ ], and then press the < FUNC./SET > [ ] button.

Aim the camera at the subject. The camera will make a slight clicking noise as it determines the scene.
Icons representing the scene and image stabilization mode are displayed in the upper right of the screen.
Frames displayed around any detected subjects indicate that they are in focus.

Switching to Hybrid Auto Mode

You can make a short movie of the day (digest movie). Just by shooting still images, the camera will automatically record a movie clip of the scene immediately before each shot.

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2. Set the mode switch to [ ].

To beautifully capture a digest movie, which is created by automatically recording about 2 4 seconds of the scene before each shot, aim the camera at the subject about four seconds before shooting a still image.
  • Battery life is shorter in this mode than in [ ] mode, because digest movies are recorded for each shot.
  • A digest movie may not be recorded if you shoot a still image immediately after turning the camera on, choosing [ ] mode, or operating the camera in other ways.
  • Camera operating sounds will be recorded in digest movies.

Switching to Creative Shot Mode

The camera determines the subject and shooting conditions, automatically applying special effects and recomposing the shot to emphasize the subject. Six still images are recorded for each shot. You can capture multiple still images with effects using camera-determined settings.

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2. Set the Mode Switch to [ ].

3. You can choose effects for images captured in [ ] mode.
After choosing [ ] mode, press the [ ] button.

4. Press the [ ], [ ] buttons to choose the effect, and then press the [ ] button.

Selectable options are shown below.
AutoAll effects
RetroImages resemble old photos
MonochromeImages are generated in one color
SpecialBold, distinctive-looking images
NaturalSubdued, natural-looking images

Switching to Specific Scenes Mode

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2. Set the mode switch to [ ].

3. Press the < FUNC./SET > [ ] button, choose [ ] in the menu, and then choose a shooting mode.
* [ ] is displayed as the default mode after purchase. If the settings have been changed, the selected shooting mode will be displayed.

The available shooting modes are listed below.
SceneShooting modeEffect
Shooting in Various Conditions Shoot portraits[Portrait] ( )Take shots of people with a softening effect.
Shoot evening scenes without using a tripod[Handheld NightScene] ( )Beautiful shots of evening scenes or portraits with evening scenery in the background, without the need to hold the camera very still (as with a tripod).
A single image is created by combining consecutive shots, reducing camera shake and image noise.
Shoot 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.
Applying Special EffectsShoot in vivid colors[Super Vivid] ( )Shots in rich, vivid colors.
Posterized shots[Poster Effect] ( )Shots that resemble an old poster or illustration.
Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect[Fisheye 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.
Special Modes for Other Purposes Auto Shooting After Face Detection [Smart Shutter] ( )[Auto Shooting After Smile Detection], [Wink Self-Timer], [Face Self-Timer]
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.
High-Speed Continuous Shooting[High-speed Burst] ( )You can shoot a series of shots in rapid succession by holding the shutter button all the way down.
Shooting in Program AE [ ] Mode You can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting style.

This completes the steps for switching shooting modes.



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