Shooting in Various Scenes (PowerShot SX270 HS / PowerShot SX280 HS)

Article ID: ART138465 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Shooting in Various Scenes (PowerShot SX270 HS / PowerShot SX280 HS)


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. Select one of the shooting modes on the <Mode Dial> shown below.

The procedure for setting [Scene] (
) is explained below. The procedure for setting <Creative Filter> (
) mode can be performed in the same way.

3. Press the <FUNC./SET> (
) button.

4. The following screen appears.

Press the <
> buttons or turn the <Control dial> to choose [Shooting mode]*.
*If no changes have been made to the settings so far, [Portrait] (
) will be displayed.
Press the <FUNC./SET> (
) button.

5. The following screen appears.

Press the <
> buttons or turn the <Control dial> to select the desired [Shooting Mode].
Press the <FUNC./SET> (
) button.

6. The following screen appears.

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

Various Shooting Modes

Mode DialSceneShooting modeEffect

Brightness/Color Customization [Live View Control] (
Image brightness or colors when shooting can be easily customized

Moving Subjects [Sports] (
Shoot continuously as the camera focuses on moving subjects.

Specific Scenes 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 underwater[Underwater] (
Natural-colored shots of sea life and underwater scenery, when you use an optional waterproof case
This mode can correct white balance and match the effect of using a commercially available color-compensating filter
Shoot with snowy backgrounds[Snow] (
Bright, natural-colored shots of people against snowy backgrounds.
Shoot fireworks[Fireworks] (
Vivid shots of fireworks.

Add a variety of effects to images when shooting. Shooting 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 With a Soft Focus Effect[Soft Focus Effect] (
This function allows you to shoot images as if a soft focus filter is attached to the camera. You can adjust the effect level as desired.
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.
Auto Shooting After Face Detection [Smart Shutter] (
You can select from: Auto Shooting After Smile Detection[ Smile], Auto Shooting After Wink Detection [Wink Self-Timer], or Auto Shooting After Detecting the Face of Another Person [Face Self-Timer]
High-Speed Continuous Shooting [High-speed Burst HQ] (
You can shoot a series of shots in rapid succession by holding the shutter button all the way down.

Shoot in Discreet Mode [Discreet Mode] (
Shoot without activating camera sounds, the flash, or lamp as follows.

Shooting Various Movies Shooting Movies [Movie] (
You can shoot movies with smoother motion, or lock or change the image brightness.
Shooting Super Slow Motion Movies [Super Slow Motion] (
You can shoot fast-moving subjects for playback later in slow motion.

  • In [Live View Control] (
    ), movies will be recorded with optimal image brightness regardless of the setting.
  • In [ Sports] (
    ), [Handheld NightScene] (
    ), and [Underwater] (
    ) shots may look grainy because the ISO speed is increased to suit the shooting conditions.
  • Subjects appear larger in [Handheld NightScene] (
    ) mode compared to other modes.
  • Because the camera will shoot continuously in [Handheld NightScene] (
    ) mode, hold it steady while shooting.
  • In [Handheld NightScene] (
    ) mode , excessive camera shake or certain shooting conditions may prevent you from obtaining the desired results.
  • In [Fireworks] (
    ) mode, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still and prevent camera shake. Additionally, you should set [IS Mode] to [Off] when using a tripod or other means to hold the camera still
  • In the [Super Vivid] (
    ), [Old Poster] (
    ), [Fish-eye Effect] (
    ), [Miniature Effect] (
    ), [Toy Camera Effect] (
    ), and [Soft Focus Effect] (
    ) modes, try taking some test shots first, to make sure you obtain the desired results.
  • In [Discreet] (
    ) mode, even playback sounds are muted. Sounds of camera operations are muted, and movie audio is also muted.



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