Night Scene Mode
Night shots are beautiful, but they can be tricky if your camera's not in the right mode. When you're taking a picture of a person outdoors at night, or trying to capture a beautiful evening scene or city skyline in low light, try setting your camera to the "Night Scene" mode. In the featured model, the PowerShot SX260 HS Digital Camera, the "Handheld Night Scene" mode makes dramatic nighttime photography simple. Relying on the HS (High Sensitivity) SYSTEM using the "Handheld Night Scene" mode, the camera will shoot and combine four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to help avoid camera shake in lower lighting conditions.
Making it Work
("Handheld Night Scene")
To use "Handheld Night Scene"
mode, first set the camera's mode
dial to "scene "
Press the "Func Set" button and
rotate the dial to select
the "Handheld Night Scene" icon
Press "Func Set" again to confirm
Hold the camera steady, focus,
The camera will rapidly take
sequence of 4 shots that will
combined to create a beautiful
Select models also feature a "Night Scene" mode—essentially a slow synchro shooting mode in which the flash fires to light the main (nearby) subject while the camera shoots at a slower shutter speed to increase the brightness of the distant background. Using this mode often requires a tripod for clear images, while the "Handheld Night Scene" mode produces similar results without the need for a tripod. Whether using "Handheld Night Scene" or the "Night Scene" mode, you're equipped to capture stunning low light evening photography.
A Little About Shanna, |
Canon Camera Tech Support Rep
When she's not on the phone helping customers make the most of their point-and-shoot cameras, Shanna loves making the most of hers — carrying her favorite Canon PowerShot camera with her during nature walks and when playing with her dog at the park.