Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in M (Scene Recognition) Mode
Smoothly press the shutter button
the rest of the way down to take
b Tip: The Shutter Button
The shutter button has two positions. Pressing the
shutter button halfway (q) sets focus and exposure;
to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the way
Press halfway Press the rest of
the way down
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator may
light to assist focus (pg. 35). For information on using
the ash when lighting is poor, see page 38.
The Indicator Lamp
The indicator lamp shows camera status as follows:
Indicator lampIndicator lamp Camera statusCamera status
Glows green Focus locked.
Blinks green Blur, focus, or exposure warning. Pic-
ture can be taken.
Recording pictures. Additional pic-
tures can be taken.
Glows orange Recording pictures. No additional
pictures can be taken at this time.
Blinks orange Flash charging; ash will not re when
picture is taken.
Blinks red Lens or memory error.
b Tip: Warnings
Detailed warnings appear in the display. See pages
124–127 for more information.