Touching the Screen to Shoot (Touch Shutter)

Article ID: ART133439 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Touching the Screen to Shoot (Touch Shutter)


By simply touching the screen the camera will focus on your subject and adjust the brightness for easy shooting.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [AUTO] (
  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.
You can use the [Touch Shutter] function to take shots. Please see the following information for details.

1. Touch the subject you want to focus on and hold your finger on that subject.

2. When the camera focuses on the subject, it will beep twice, a blue frame will appear, and the focus and exposure will continuously adjust to track the subject ([Servo AF]*).

* Please see the "REFERENCE" information at the bottom of this page for more details about [Servo AF].

3. When you remove your finger from the screen, the camera plays the shutter sound and takes the shot.

  • The Touch Shutter function operates in the same way as when pressing the shutter button.
  • You can take a second picture even while the image you shot is displayed by touching (
  • Depending on the shooting conditions, image blurring when using the Touch Shutter function may occur. Be sure to hold the camera firmly when shooting.
  • To use [Servo AF] in a mode other than [AUTO] (
    ), it is necessary for the [Servo AF] setting to be set to [On].

  • The [Touch Shutter] function can be used in the following shooting modes, but [Servo AF] cannot be used.
- [Movie Digest] (
), [Smooth Skin]*3 (
), [High-speed Burst]*1,*3 (
), [Handheld NightScene]*2,*3 (
), [Fish-eye Effect]*2 (
), [ToyCamera Effect] (
), [Soft Focus]*3(
), [Fireworks]*2,*4 (
), [Long Shutter] (
), [iFrame Movie] (
), [Super Slow Motion Movie]*3 (
*1 The [Touch Shutter] function can be used, but the camera will take only one shot each time the screen is touched.
*2 The [Touch Shutter] function can be used, but the subject cannot be specified.
*3 Only available on the PowerShot ELPH 530 HS, 320 HS / IXUS 510 HS, IXUS 240 HS.
*4 Only available on the PowerShot A3400 IS, PowerShot ELPH 530 HS / IXUS 510 HS.
  • If the [Servo AF] setting is set to [Off] or cannot be used, [Touch AF] *5 will be used instead in shooting modes where the subject can be chosen.
*5 You can choose a specific subject or person's face, or a location on the screen, to focus on and shoot. (It will not be tracked, however.)



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