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To shoot people at night and obtain a natural-looking night scene in the
background, use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Using a tripod is
Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod.
When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide
night view. Also, use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
Check the subject’s brightness.
Under low light, the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a
good exposure of the subject.
It is recommended to play back the image after shooting to check
the image brightness. If the subject looks dark, move nearer and
Also shoot in other shooting modes.
Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots, shooting also
with <A> and <F> is recommended.
Shooting Night Portraits (With a Tripod)
Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.
If you use the self-timer together with flash, the self-timer lamp will light
up briefly after the picture is taken.
See the cautions on page 97.