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    Still camera settings

    To adjust the still camera settings

    1. Activate the camera.
    2. To display all settings, tap Icn sony menu settings l.
    3. Select the setting that you want to adjust, then edit as desired.

    Still camera settings overview

    Resolution

    Choose between several resolutions and aspect ratios before taking a photo. A photo with a higher resolution requires more memory.

    8MP
    3264×2448(4:3)
    8 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
    6MP
    3264×1836(16:9)
    6 megapixel picture size with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
    3MP
    2048×1536(4:3)
    3 megapixel resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos that you want to view on non-widescreen displays or print in high resolution.
    2MP
    1920×1080(16:9)
    2 megapixel resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Suitable for photos you want to view on widescreen displays.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Self-timer

    With the self-timer, you can take a photo without holding the device. Use this function to take self-portraits or group photos with everyone in the photo. You can also use the self-timer if you want to avoid shaking the camera when taking photos.

    10 sec.
    Set a 10-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
    3 sec.
    Set a 3-second delay in taking the photo from when you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.
    Off
    The photo is taken as soon as you tap the shutter button or press the camera key.

    Soft Skin Effect

    You can turn on the Soft Skin Effect on your device to make skin tones slightly softened while taking selfies in Manual and Superior auto capturing modes.

    Object tracking

    When you select an object by touching it in the viewfinder, the camera tracks it for you.

    HDR

    Use the HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting to take a photo against strong back light or in conditions where the contrast is sharp. HDR compensates for the loss of detail and produces a picture that is representative of both dark and bright areas.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    ISO

    You can reduce image blurring caused by dark conditions or moving subjects by increasing the ISO sensitivity. Also, if you want to capture a bright image even in dark conditions, you can set the ISO sensitivity to a higher value.

    Auto
    Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
    50
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 50.
    100
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 100.
    200
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 200.
    400
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 400.
    800
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 800.
    1600
    Sets the ISO sensitivity to 1600.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Metering

    This function automatically determines a well-balanced exposure by measuring the amount of light striking the image you want to capture.

    Face
    Measures the amount of light on the face, and adjusts the exposure so that the face is neither too dark nor too bright.
    Multi
    Divides the image into multiple regions, and measures each region to determine a well-balanced exposure.
    Centre
    Measures the centre of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.
    Spot
    Adjusts the exposure in a very small part of the image that you want to capture.

    Note

    This setting is only available in Manual capturing mode.

    Scene selection

    Use the Scene selection feature to quickly set up the camera for common situations using pre-programmed scenes. The camera determines a number of settings for you to fit the selected scene, ensuring the best possible photo.

    Icn sony cam cap mode scene selection Off
    The Scene selection feature is off and you can take photos manually.
    Icn sony cam scene softskin Soft Skin
    Take portraits using an enhanced beauty effect.
    Icn sony camera scene softsnap Soft snap
    Use for shooting photos against a soft background.
    Icn sony cam scene antimotion Anti motion blur
    Use for minimising camera shake when shooting a slightly dark scene.
    Icn sony camera scene landscape Landscape
    Use for landscape photos. The camera focuses on distant objects.
    Icn sony camera scene backlight correction hdr Backlight correction HDR
    Use to improve details in high contrast shots. The built-in backlight correction analyses the image and automatically adjusts it to give you a perfectly lit shot.
    Icn sony camera scene night portrait Night portrait
    Use for portrait photos taken at night or in poorly lit environments. Due to the long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.
    Icn sony camera scene night scene Night scene
    Use when taking photos at night or in poorly lit environments. Due to the long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.
    Icn sony cam scene handheld twilight Hand-held twilight
    Use for taking hand-held low-light photos with reduced noise and blur.
    Icn sony cam scene highsensitivity High sensitivity
    Use for taking photos without a flash in low light conditions. Reduces blur.
    Icn sony cam gourmet Gourmet
    Use for shooting food arrangements in bright colour.
    Icn sony cam scene pet Pet
    Use for taking photos of your pet. Reduces blur and red eyes.
    Icn sony camera scene beach snow Beach
    Use for taking photos of seaside or lakeside scenes.
    Icn sony cam scene snow Snow
    Use in bright environments to avoid overexposed photos.
    Icn sony camera scene party Party
    Use for indoor photos in poorly lit environments. This scene picks up indoor background lighting or candlelight. Due to the long exposure time, the camera must be held still or placed on a stable surface.
    Icn sony camera scene sport Sports
    Use for photos of fast-moving objects. The short exposure time minimises motion blurring.
    Icn sony camera scene document Document
    Use for photos of text or drawings. Gives the photo sharper contrast.
    Icn sony cam scene fireworks Fireworks
    Use for taking photos of fireworks in all their splendour.

    Note

    These settings are only available in Manual capturing mode.

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