Shooting subjects up close (PowerShot ELPH 530 HS, 320 HS / IXUS 510 HS, 240 HS)

Article ID: ART134750 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Shooting subjects up close (PowerShot ELPH 530 HS, 320 HS / IXUS 510 HS, 240 HS)


If you are shooting a subject at a close distance, and if the subject cannot be easily focused within the normal shooting range, switching the normal mode to the [Macro] (
) mode will make it easier to focus on the subject.
  • Depending on the [Shooting Mode], there are cases when the [Focus Range] cannot be set.
  • The following explanations are provided based on the assumption that the [Shooting Mode] is set to [Program] (
  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.
  • The edges of the image may darken if the flash fires.
  • You can shoot using the [Touch Shutter] function. Please see the following information for details.
  • If the [Focusing Range] is set to [Macro] (
    ) or [Infinity] (
    ), using the [Touch Shutter] function when the AF frame mode is set to [Face Detect] or [Face AiAF] will return the setting to [Normal] (
The shooting distance of each [Focusing Range] and the shooting modes in which [Focusing Range] settings cannot be made

1. Press the

2. Touch [FUNC.] (

3. The following screen appears.

Drag the menu on the left up or down, and touch the [Focus Range] to select it.

4. The following screen appears.

Touch [Macro] (
) to select it from the menu on the right, and then touch [Macro] (
) again to set it.

If [Macro] (
) is indicated on the LCD Monitor, the camera is in [Macro] (
) mode.

  • In macro shooting, try attaching the camera to a tripod and shooting with the selftimer to prevent the camera from moving and blurring the image.
  • The screen indications when operating the ) mode are as follows.

When you move the the [Zoom bar] appears on the screen.
The camera cannot focus in the
yellow portion of the bar (When zooming within the range of the yellow bar,
) will be grayed out and shooting will be done in (

The shooting distance for each [Focusing Range] is as shown in the following table (from the end of the lens). If you shoot beyond the following ranges, the subject may be out of focus.
Also, the [Focusing Range] cannot be set in some shooting modes. Please see the following table for details.

... Focusing Range cannot be set

... This shooting mode is not available in this model
ModelShooting distanceShooting modes in which [Focusing Range] cannot be set

PowerShot ELPH 530 HS / IXUS 510 HS 5 cm (2.0 in.) ????????? infinity (W)*
1 m (3.3 ft.) ????????? infinity (T)**
1 - 50 cm (0.4 in. ????????? 1.6 ft.) (W)

PowerShot ELPH 320 HS / IXUS 240 HS 5 cm (2.0 in.) ????????? infinity (W)
90 cm (3.0 ft.) ????????? infinity (T)
3 - 50 cm (1.2 in. ????????? 1.6 ft.) (W)

* (W): When turning the toward (
) to the maximum wide angle side (Max. wide angle).
** (T): When turning the toward (

) to the maximum telephoto side (Max. telephoto).



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