Sony NEX-5N Review

 
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Sony NEX-5N Operation

Sony NEX-5N Capture Mode

When powered on, the camera is automatically placed into Record mode. The main shooting mode is selected from the Shoot Mode menu, accessed by pressing the Soft key in the center of the Control wheel, except when in Intelligent Auto mode -- in which case it's accessed from the main menu. The Shoot Mode menu offers the following options:

Program AE. Includes a Program Shift function to bias the overall exposure towards your desired shutter speed / aperture.
Aperture Priority.
Shutter Priority. Shutter speeds range from 1/4,000 to 30 seconds.
Manual. Includes Bulb mode.
3D Sweep Panorama. Captures a burst of images while the shutter button is held down, then creates separate left and right views in-camera, and saves the result as a panoramic .MPO file.
Sweep Panorama. Similar to 3D Sweep Pano, but creates a single panoramic view in JPEG format.
Anti Motion Blur. Stacks multiple images in-camera to reduce noise, allowing higher sensitivity and faster shutter speeds.
Scene Selection. Options are: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, and Hand-held Twilight.
Intelligent Auto. Recognized scene types include Night Scene, Tripod Night Scene, Night Portrait, Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low Brightness, and Baby.

 

Movie Record Button: Pressing the dedicated movie record button on the camera's top panel will start and stop movie recording -- even if the NEX-5N is in Playback mode or a menu. Movies are recorded in the currently selected exposure mode, and use multi-segment metering as applicable. Interestingly, if available in the selected exposure mode, it's possible to adjust the shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation not only before, but also during during movie capture. Stereo audio recording from the built in microphone can also be enabled or disabled.

 

Playback Mode: The Playback button on the top panel accesses the NEX-5N's Playback mode, which tweaks the already-unusual design from past NEX-series models, and in the process makes it slightly more abstruse than was already the case. In earlier NEX models, playback mode allows you to review either captured still images, or movies, but not both side by side. In the NEX-5N, the playback mode now not only separates stills from movies, but also separates MP4 movies from AVCHD ones, meaning that if you shoot a lot of movie clips and vary your compression type, you'll have to browse through two separate sets of thumbnails in the hunt to find any given movie clip. The reasoning behind this strange design is likely to do with the glacially slow response when switching between movies when viewed fullscreen, which takes over a second per movie. The NEX-5N remembers whether you captured a still image or movie most recently, and defaults to entering the Playback type relevant to the last image or movie capture performed. If you leave the playback mode manually set to review a media type that doesn't exist on the flash card, the NEX-5N does at least override that setting the next time you enter playback mode, and instead reviews the most recently-captured media type.

The left and right arrow keys scroll forward and backward one image or movie at a time, and turning the Control dial has the same effect. The Up arrow key cycles through the various display modes -- image only, image plus basic information, and RGBY histogram with detailed information and blinking highlight / shadow warnings, of which only the first two modes are available in movie playback. Using the control dial and its center soft key, you can enlarge captured still images by as much as 13.6x, while the arrow keys pan around the zoomed image. Panoramic images can be automatically scrolled across the screen by pressing the soft key, and paused with a second press. The same controls are used to play, pause, and cue through movie files. By pressing the down arrow key, the NEX-5N can also display images or movies in an index format for quick viewing, with either six or twelve thumbnails per page. The index includes tabs on the left hand side with which to switch between still image, MP4 movie playback, or AVCHD movie playback, and this can also be done through a Playback menu option.

 

Sony NEX-5N Menus

Pressing the Menu button provides access to the camera's full menu system. The following options are available in most camera modes, through five submenus accessed from a graphical menu index which also links to the Shoot Mode screen described previously:

 

Camera Menu 1:

Camera Menu 1 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
 
Notes
Drive Mode
- Single shooting
- Continuous shooting
- Speed priority continuous
 
- Self-timer
- 10 sec
- 2 sec
- Self-timer (continuous)
- 10 sec. 3 Img. (C3)
- 10 sec. 5 Img. (C5)
- Bracket: cont.
- 0.3EV
- 0.7EV
- Remote commander
Flash Mode
- Flash off
- Autoflash
- Fill-flash
- Slow sync.
- Rear sync.
 
AF / MF Select
- Autofocus
- Direct manual focus (DMF)
- Manual focus
 
Direct manual focus allows manual focus adjustment after the autofocus cycle has completed.
Autofocus Area
- Multi
- Center
 
- Flexible spot
- Spot positioning screen
Autofocus Mode
- Single-shot AF
- Continuous AF
 

 

Camera Menu 2:

Camera Menu 2 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
 
Notes
Object Tracking
- On
- Off
 
Precision Dig. Zoom
- Off
- 1.1x - 10.0x
 
Face Detection
- On (registered faces)
- On
- Off
 
Can prioritize faces that are programmed into the camera over others detected in the scene
Face Registration
- New registration
Shoot with fitting into the face frame
Up to eight faces can be registered. May be unable to register if wearing glasses, etc.
- Order exchanging

Face selection / priority setting dialog

- Delete
Face selection dialog
- Delete all

Delete all registered face data?

- OK

Smile Shutter
- On
- Off
 

 

Camera Menu 3:

Camera Menu 3 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
 
Notes
Soft Skin Effect
- On
- Off
 
Shooting Tip List
- Table of contents
- 114 shooting tips in six categories
 
See the shooting tips list at the end of this page for more detail. Many options can only be accessed here, and aren't shown if accessing tips from the soft-key in record mode.
LCD Display (DISP)
- Graphic display
- Display all information
- Big font size display
- No display info.
- Histogram
- For viewfinder
 
Even when set to No Display Info, the soft control functions are still shown on the LCD panel. For Viewfinder option disables live view on LCD display, making it serve solely as an info display.
Finder Display (DISP)
- Display basic information
- Histogram
 
DISP Button (Monitor)
- Graphic display
- Display all information
- Big font size display
- No display info
- Histogram
- For viewfinder
 
Enables or disables the modes that are available under the LCD Display (DISP) option, and by pressing the Disp. (Up Arrow) button on the rear panel when in Record mode.

 

Image Size Menu 1:

Image Size Menu 1 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Still
- Image size

When set to 3:2 mode:

- L (16M)
- M (8.4M)
- S (4.0M)

When set to 16:9 mode:

- L (14M)
- M (7.1M)
- S (3.4M)

- Aspect ratio
- 3:2
- 16:9
Image sensor's native aspect ratio is 3:2.
- Quality
- RAW
- RAW & JPEG
- Fine
- Standard
When RAW images are being captured, image size is always set to Large. When shooting in RAW & JPEG mode, JPEG quality is fixed at Fine.

 

Image Size Menu 2:

Image Size Menu 2 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
3D Panorama
- Image size
- 16:9
- Standard
- Wide
- Panorama direction
- Right
- Left
Panorama
- Image size
- Standard
- Wide

 

Image Size Menu 3:

Image Size Menu 3 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Panorama
- Panorama direction
- Right
- Left
- Up
- Down
File Format
- AVCHD 60i/60p
- MP4
Record Setting
When set to AVCHD mode:

- 60i 24M (FX)
- 60i 17M (FH)
- 60p 28M (PS)
- 24p 24M (FX)
- 24p 17M (FH)

When set to MP4 mode:

- 1440x1080 12M
- VGA 3M

 

Brightness / Color Menu 1:

Brightness / Color Menu 1 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Exposure Comp.
- +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
ISO
- ISO Auto
- ISO 100
- ISO 200
- ISO 400
- ISO 800
- ISO 1600
- ISO 3200
- ISO 6400
- ISO 12800
- ISO 25600
White Balance
- Auto WB (AWB)
- Daylight
- Shade
- Cloudy
- Incandescent
- Fluorescent: warm white
- Fluorescent: cool white
- Fluorescent: day white
- Fluorescent: daylight
- Flash

Fine adjustment:

- Green (seven steps) to magenta (seven steps)
- Amber (seven steps) to blue (seven steps)

- C. Temp / Filter

- 2500 - 9900K in 100K increments

Fine adjustment:

- Green (seven steps) to magenta (seven steps)
- Amber (seven steps) to blue (seven steps)

- Custom

Fine adjustment:

- Green (seven steps) to magenta (seven steps)
- Amber (seven steps) to blue (seven steps)

- Custom setup
- Press shutter button to capture data of central area of screen.
Metering Mode
- Multi
- Center
- Spot
Flash Compensation
- +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps

 

Brightness / Color Menu 2:

Brightness / Color Menu 2 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
DRO / Auto HDR
- Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
- Auto
- Level 1 (Lv1)
- Level 2 (Lv2)
- Level 3 (Lv3)
- Level 4 (Lv4)
- Level 5 (Lv5)
- Auto HDR (exposure difference)

- Auto
- 1.0EV
- 2.0EV
- 3.0EV
- 4.0EV
- 5.0EV
- 6.0EV

- D-R off
 
Picture Effect
- Off
Unlike the NEX-C3, which placed the Picture Effects in the Shoot Mode menu, the NEX-5N places them in the menu system. Confusingly, this option is grayed out in iAuto mode, even though the Picture Effects can be set through the Photo Creativity function.
- Toy camera
- Normal
- Cool
- Warm
- Green
- Magenta
- Pop color
- Posterization
- Color
- B/W
- Retro
- Soft high-key
- Partial color
- Red
- Green
- Blue
- Yellow
- High contrast monochrome
- Soft focus
- Mid
- High
- Low
- HDR painting
- Rich-tone monochrome
- Miniature
- Auto
- Top
- Middle (horizontal)
- Bottom
- Right
- Middle (vertical)
- Left
Creative Style
- Standard
- Vivid
- Portrait
- Landscape
- Sunset
- Contrast (-3 to +3)
- Saturation (-3 to +3)
- Sharpness )-3 to +3)
- B/W
- Contrast (-3 to +3)
- Sharpness )-3 to +3)

 

 

Playback Menu 1:

Playback Menu 1 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Delete
- Multiple img.
- Select image(s) to delete
- All in folder
- Delete all images in this folder?
- All AVCHD view files
- Delete all images in this folder?
Slide Show
- Repeat
- On
- Off
- Interval
- 1 Sec.
- 3 Sec.
- 5 Sec.
- 10 Sec.
- 30 Sec.
- Image type
- All
- Display 3D only
View Mode
- Folder view (still)
- Folder view (MP4)
- AVCHD view
The NEX-5N takes the unusual playback interface of Sony's earlier NEX-series models, and makes it even more bizarre. It now not only separates still images from movies, but also separates movies by compression type. You can't browse directly between still images or movies of either type, nor view thumbnails or slideshows containing both still images and movies at once. This option selects whether the NEX-5N should display still images, MP4 movies, or AVCHD movies in Playback mode. The change can also be accomplished by going to thumbnail mode, and then switching between the still image and movie tabs.
Image Index
- 6 Images
- 12 Images
Rotate
- Select image(s) to rotate

 

Playback Menu 2:

Playback Menu 2 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Protect
- Multiple img.
- Select image(s) to protect
- Cancel all images
- Cancel protection for all still images?
- Cancel all movies (MP4)
- Cancel protect for all movies (MP4)?
- Cancel all AVCHD view files
- Cancel all AVCHD view files?
3D Viewing
Disabled unless connected to a 3D-compatible TV
Enlarge Image
- Enlarged view of current image
Applies to still images only. When zoomed, arrow keys pan, and control wheel increases or decreases zoom level.
Volume Settings

- 7
- 6
- 5
- 4
- 3
- 2
- 1
- 0

Specify Printing
- DPOF setup
- Multiple img.
- Cancel all
- Date imprint
- On
- Off

 

Playback Menu 3:

Playback Menu 3 Options:
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Display Contents
- Display info.
- Histogram
- No disp. info.
Even when set to No Display Info, the soft control functions are still shown on the LCD panel. Histogram is not available for movies.

 

 

Setup Menu 1:

Setup Menu 1 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
AF Illuminator
- Auto
- Off
Red Eye Reduction
- On
- Off
Finder / LCD Setting
- Auto
- Manual
Live View Display
- Setting effect on
- Setting effect off

 

Setup Menu 2:

Setup Menu 2 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Auto Review
- 10 Sec
- 5 Sec
- 2 Sec
- Off
Grid Line
- Rule of thirds grid
- Square grid
- Diagonal + square grid
- Off
Peaking Level
- High
- Mid
- Low
- Off
Overlays a solid color on areas of highest contrast, helping to fine-tune manual focus.
Peaking Color
- White
- Red
- Yellow
MF Assist
- On
- Off

 

Setup Menu 3:

Setup Menu 3 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
MF Assist Time
- No Limit
- 5 Sec
- 2 Sec
Color Space
- sRGB
- AdobeRGB
SteadyShot
- On
- Off
Image stabilization is lens-based.
Release w/o Lens
- Enable
- Disable
Enables or disables image capture without a lens attached.
Eye-Start AF
- On
- Off

 

Setup Menu 4:

Setup Menu 4 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Front Curtain Shutter
- On
- Off
When set to On, the NEX-5N doesn't use its mechanical front shutter curtain, and exposure instead starts with an electronic shutter.
Long Exposure NR
- On
- Off
Doubles the time taken to capture each image, when enabled.
High ISO NR
- Standard
- Low
High ISO noise reduction cannot be disabled altogether.
Lens Compensation: Shading
- Auto
- Off
Corrects for lens vignetting
Lens Compensation Chromatic Aberration
- Auto
- Off
Corrects for color fringing caused by the lens.

 

Setup Menu 5:

Setup Menu 5 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Lens Comp.: Distortion
- Auto
- Off
Corrects for barrel or pincushion distortion.
Movie Audio Recording
- On
- Off
Wind Noise Reduction
- On
- Off
AF Micro Adjustment
- AF adjustment setting
- On
- Off
Applies only when shooting with an Alpha-mount lens using the optional LA-EA2 mount adaptor.
- Amount
- Clear

Total registered lenses: _

Clear all adj. amount?

 

Setup Menu 6:

Setup Menu 6 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Menu Start
- Top
- Previous
Custom Key Settings
- Right key setting
- Shoot mode
- Shooting tips
- AF/MF select
- Autofocus mode
- Autofocus area
- Precision digital zoom
- Face detection
- Smile shutter
- Soft skin effect
- Quality
- ISO
- White balance
- Metering mode
- DRO / auto HDR
- Picture effect
- Creative style
- Flash mode
- Flash compensation
- MF assist
- AEL toggle
- Not set
- Soft key B setting
- Shoot mode
- Shooting tips
- Autofocus mode
- Precision digital zoom
- Face detection
- Smile shutter
- Soft skin effect
- Quality
- ISO
- White balance
- Metering mode
- DRO / auto HDR
- Picture effect
- Creative style
- Flash mode
- Flash compensation
- MF assist
- AEL toggle
- Not set
- Soft key C setting
- Shoot Mode
- Custom
Custom 1
- AF/MF select
- Autofocus mode
- Autofocus area
- Face detection
- Smile shutter
- Soft skin effect
- Quality
- ISO
- White balance
- Metering mode
- DRO / auto HDR
- Picture effect
- Creative style
- Flash mode
- Not set
Custom 2
Custom 3
Custom 4
Custom 5
Touch Operation
- On
- Off
Beep
- On
- Off
Language

- English
- French
- Spanish
- Italian
- Japanese
- Chinese

Options available will likely vary with the region in which the camera was purchased.

 

Setup Menu 7:

Setup Menu 7 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Date / Time Setup
Daylight Svg.
- On
- Off
Date / Time Input
 
- Date Format
- M-D-Y
- Y-M-D
- D-M-Y
Area Setting
- Select

-Midway Is. / Samoa
- Hawaii
- Alaska
- San Francisco / Tijuana
- Denver / Arizona
- Chicago / Mexico City
- New York / Bogota
- Santiago
- St. John's
- Brasilia / Montevideo
- Fernando de Noronha
- Azores / Cape Verde Is.
- Lisbon / London
- Berlin / Paris
- Helsinki / Cairo / Istanbul
- Nairobi
- Tehran
- Moscow / Abu Dhabi / Baku
- Kabul
- Karachi / Islamabad
- Calcutta / New Delhi
- Almaty / Dhaka
- Yangon
- Bangkok / Jakarta
- Hong Kong / Singapore / Beijing
- Tokyo / Seoul
- Adelaide / Darwin
- Melbourne / Sydney
- Solomon Is
- Fiji / Wellington

- Daylight Svg.
- On
- Off
Help Guide Display
- On
- Off
Power Save
- 30 min
- 5 min
- 1 min
- 20 sec
- 10 sec
When connected to a TV, the NEX-5N ignores this setting and remains powered on for 30 minutes of inactivity.
LCD Brightness
- Brightness
- Auto
- Manual
- Sunny Weather
When the optional AC adapter is used, brightness is always set at +2 regardless of this setting.

 

Setup Menu 8:

Setup Menu 8 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Viewfinder Bright.
- Brightness
- Auto
- Manual
Only available when viewfinder is attached. Message appears on LCD reminding you to look at viewfinder while adjusting.
Display Color
- Black
- White
- Blue
- Pink
Doesn't apply to the Shooting Tips or Scene Selection displays.
Wide Image
- Full Screen
- Normal
Playback Display
- Auto Rotate
- Manual Rotate
HDMI Resolution
- Auto
- 1080p
- 1080i

 

Setup Menu 9:

Setup Menu 9 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Ctrl for HDMI
- On
- Off
USB Connection
- Auto
- Mass Storage
- PTP
When in PTP mode, movies and RAW images cannot be transferred.
Cleaning Mode
After cleaning, turn camera off. Continue?
Version
- Body Version
- Lens / Mount Adapter Version
Demo Mode
- On
- Off
Only available with AC adaptor connected.

 

Setup Menu 10:

Setup Menu 10 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Reset Default
Reset default? (Reboots automatically after restoring the default settings.)
Format
- All data will be deleted. Format?
File Number
- Series
- Reset
Folder Name
- Standard form
- Date form

 

Setup Menu 11:

Setup Menu 11 Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Select Shoot. Folder
Folder selection dialog
New Folder
Recover Image DB
- Check Image Database File?
- Image Database File error. Recover?
- Image Database File error not found.
Display Card Space
- Still images
- Movie time
Only shows time remaining for movies recorded with the currently-selected compression type.

 

Sony NEX-5N Shooting Tips

Like past NEX-series cameras, the Sony NEX-5N includes a comprehensive list of tips for shooting in a variety of situations. There are two ways of accessing shooting tips -- either through a menu item found on page 3 of the Camera menu, or by pressing the lower soft-key when in Record mode. The option in the menu accesses the full list of settings, while the soft-key method pulls up only settings considered to be relevant to the current shooting mode.

While the idea of hiding items completely unrelated to the current mode definitely makes sense, the options considered relevant are sometimes rather curious. For example, the Macro scene mode has entries for shooting both flowers and foods, but the corresponding Macro page in PASM modes drops the flowers tip, while keeping that about foods. Many of the tip pages are very greatly abbreviated, depending on which related mode you access them from. The tips page for the Portrait scene mode includes twelve items, while the page for the PASM modes has seven, and that for the Night Portrait scene mode has but four. If you access the Portrait tips through the Camera menu, however, you'll find no less than 33 tips available. A more extreme example is the "Shooting a subject in motion" page, which contains thirteen entries when accessed through the Camera menu, where the corresponding page accessed from PASM modes has but a single entry.

The following options are available in the Shooting Tips menu when accessed through the Camera menu:

Shooting Tip List:

Shooting Tip List Items:
Top-Level
Second-Level
Third-Level
Table of contents
Basic techniques for shooting
- Holding the camera
- Position a subject off-center
- Vertical or horizontal?
- Be aware of light conditions
- Avoiding blurred photos
- Super-panoramic photos
- Add effects
- Focus by touching
- Capture a moment (movie)
Portraits
- Defocusing the background
- Making children smile
- Well-balanced portraits
- Catching smiles
- Focusing on family faces
- Group photos
- Recording subject in motion
- Emphasizing soft skin tones
- Background defocus control
- Preventing camera shake
- Adding effects
- Freezing subject motion
- Natural expressions
- Shooting smiles
- Enhance on simple background
- Shooting moving babies
- Soft mood backlight
- Avoiding washed out photos
- Brighter skin tone
- Background defocus control
- Using the viewfinder
- Using a flash
- Without flash
- In varied brightness
- Buildings in background
- Preventing red-eye
- Brightness of subjects
- Shooting with natural light
- Creative positioning of subject
- Balance subject and background
- Preventing camera shake
- Making use of the mode
- Preventing blur

 

Landscapes
- Sky: Direction of light
- Buildings
- Using grid line for composition
- Super-wide angle
- Background defocus control
- Sky: Brightness
- Sky: Saturation
- Vivid greenery
- Vivid colored leaves
- Adding effects
- Moving water
- Mountains
- In/outdoor brightness gap
- Vivid landscapes
- Avoiding washed out photos
- Using grid line for composition
- Background defocus control
- Using the viewfinder
- Optimizing gradation
- Panoramic photos
- Changing the direction
- Changing the range
- 3D sweep panorama
- Landscape suitable for 3D
- Changing the direction
- Changing the range
- Viewing 3D images
Night Scenes
- Using grid line for composition
- Holding the camera
- Twilight
- Light trails
- Fireworks
- Same scene in 3 brightness
- Lighting to the rear
- Preventing camera shake
- Customizing the brightness
- In vivid colors
- Shooting in dark rooms
- Shooting in aquariums
- Customizing the brightness
- Reducing subject blur
- Making use of the mode
- Shooting steadier images
- Using grid line for composition
- Preventing blur with timer
- Suitable size for 16:9 TV
- Camera in your hand
- Background defocus control
- Flow of stars
Shooting close-up with Macro
- Flowers
- Manual focusing
- Background defocus control
- Foods
- Adjusting colors indoors
- Adjusting brightness
- Adding effects
- Indoor camera shake
- Lighting small items
Shooting a subject in motion

- Subjects in motion
- Passing-fast subjects
- Fast moving subjects
- Catching the best moment
- Depicting the motion
- Using the viewfinder
- Recording steady movies
- Using the lens focal length
- Movie-like shooting
- Shooting interesting movies
- Shooting presentation effect
- Defocusing the background
- Capturing the moving moment

 

The following options are available in the Shooting Tips menu when accessed through the lower soft-key, in each exposure mode:

Shooting Tip List:

Shooting Tip List Items:
Exposure Mode
Category
Tip Items
- Intelligent Auto
- Basic techniques for shooting
- Holding the camera
- Position a subject off-center
- Vertical or horizontal?
- Be aware of light conditions
- Avoiding blurred photos
- Super-panoramic photos
- Add effects
- Focus by touching
- Capture a moment (movie)
- Program
- Aperture-priority
- Shutter-priority
- Manual
- Portraits
- Adding effects
- Freezing subject motion
- Using the viewfinder
- Using a flash
- Without flash
- In varied brightness
- Brightness of subjects
- Landscapes
- Sky: Brightness
- Sky: Saturation
- Vivid greenery
- Vivid colored leaves
- Adding effects
- Moving water
- Mountains
- In/outdoor brightness gap
- Vivid landscapes
- Using the viewfinder
- Optimizing gradation
- Night Scenes
- Twilight
- Light trails
- Fireworks
- Same scene in 3 brightness
- Lighting to the rear
- Customizing the brightness
- In vivid colors
- Reducing subject blur
- Flow of stars
- Shooting close-up with Macro
- Foods
- Adjusting colors indoors
- Adjusting brightness
- Adding effects
- Indoor camera shake
- Lighting small items
- Shooting a subject in motion
- Depicting the motion
- 3D Sweep Panorama
- Landscapes
- 3D sweep panorama
- Landscape suitable for 3D
- Changing the direction
- Changing the range
- Viewing 3D images
- Sweep Panorama
- Landscapes
- Panoramic photos
- Changing the direction
- Changing the range
- Anti Motion Blur
- Portraits
- Making use of the mode
- Preventing blur
- Scene Selection: Portrait
- Portraits
- Defocusing the background
- Making children smile
- Well-balanced portraits
- Catching smiles
- Focusing on family faces
- Group photos
- Recording subject in motion
- Emphasizing soft skin tones
- Background defocus control
- Preventing camera shake
- Adding effects
- Freezing subject motion
- Scene Selection: Landscape
- Landscapes
- Sky: Direction of light
- Buildings
- Using grid line for composition
- Super-wide angle
- Background defocus control
- Sky: Brightness
- Sky: Saturation
- Vivid greenery
- Vivid colored leaves
- Adding effects
- Moving water
- Mountains
- In/outdoor brightness gap
- Vivid landscapes
- Scene Selection: Macro
- Shooting close-up with Macro
- Flowers
- Manual focusing
- Background defocus control
- Foods
- Adjusting colors indoors
- Adjusting brightness
- Adding effects
- Indoor camera shake
- Lighting small items
- Scene Selection: Sports Action
- Shooting a subject in motion
- Subjects in motion
- Passing-fast subjects
- Fast moving subjects
- Catching the best moment
- Depicting the motion
- Using the viewfinder
- Scene Selection: Sunset
- Night Scenes
- Preventing camera shake
- Customizing the brightness
- In vivid colors
- Scene Selection: Night Portrait
- Portraits
- Buildings in background
- Using grid line for composition
- Preventing red-eye
- Brightness of subjects
- Scene Selection: Night Scene
- Night Scenes
- Using grid line for composition
- Holding the camera
- Twilight
- Light trails
- Fireworks
- Same scene in 3 brightness
- Lighting to the rear
- Scene Selection: Hand-held Twilight
- Night Scenes
- Making use of the mode
- Shooting steadier images

 

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