Selecting shooting modes PowerShot SD600.

Article ID: ART123755 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Selecting shooting modes PowerShot SD600.


Selecting a Still Image Shooting Mode

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

Turn the Mode Select switch to select (Camera) or (Movie). Depending on the shooting mode selected will determine which still image shooting modes are available.



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


Lets you adjust the exposure, white balance, photo effect and other settings yourself.

Digital Macro

Allows you to shoot when the distance from the lens (at maximum wide angle) to the subject is within 2 - 60 cm (0.79 in. - 2.0 ft.). The subject can be shown larger than in standard macro mode because the camera trims the image edges and zooms in with the digital zoom. Selectable in the (Manual Mode).


Produces a soft effect when photographing people.

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.

Stitch Assist

Allow you to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer. Selectable in the (Manual Mode).



Color Accent*

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

Color Swap*

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


Allows you to capture subjects that move around, such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities.


Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject's true color when shooting under florescent or tungsten lightning. The exposure is regulated so as to avoid the use of flash as much as possible.


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.


Appropriate for shooting images with the Underwater case WP-DC4 (sold separately). This mode uses an optimal white balance setting to reduce bluish tones and record images with natural hues.

* Available as Special Scene Modes when using the SCN option selectable through the Function menu.

1. Slide the mode switch to (Camera)().

2. Press the <FUNC./SET> button () and use the or button () to select a shooting mode.

For Special Scene modes, select the scene mode currently selected (default setting is (Kids and Pets) and press the <MENU> button.

4. Press the <FUNC./SET> button () to complete the setting.

  • The slow shutter speed in the (Fireworks) mode makes it necessary to use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
  • In , , , ,, and modes, the ISO speed may increase and cause noise in the image.
  • In mode , shoot with the subject 1 - 4 m (39 in. - 3.3 ft.) (telephoto range zoom settings)/1 m (39 in.) - infinity (non-telephoto range zoom settings) from the end of the lens.
  • Results may vary depending on the subject.
  • In mode, you are recommended to use the LCD monitor to shoot.
  • To shoot underwater, install the camera in Waterproof WP-DC4 (sold separately).
  • We also recommend the WP-DC4 for at shooting ski resorts or beaches to prevent moisture or sand damage.



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