18 Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
RThe lens may make a noise when the camera focuses; this
If the camera is able to focus, it will beep twice and the indicator lamp will
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus frame will turn red, s will be dis-
played, and the indicator lamp will blink green. Change the composition
or use focus lock (P 26).
Smoothly press the shutter button the rest of the way
down to take the picture.
RIf the subject is poorly lit, the ﬂ ash may ﬁ re when the pic-
ture is taken. For information on using the ﬂ ash when
lighting is poor, see “N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)”
The Shutter Button The Shutter Button
The shutter button has two positions. Pressing the shutter button halfway sets
focus and exposure; to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the way down.