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Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background Image >>
Recording a Subject onto an Existing Background
Image (Pre Shot mode)
Pre-Shot helps you get the background you want when asking someone else
to take a picture for you. Basically, Pre-Shot is a two-step process.
1. Push the Mode button to select [Capture mode] (not video mode).
a. Press the MENU button.
b. Select [Function] with the u button.
c. Select [Capture Mode] with the p / q button, and press the SET
d. Select [Pre-Shot] with the p / q button, and press the SET button.
e. Press the MENU button to exit from the menu screen.
2. Compose the background you want on the screen, and then press the
shutter button to temporarily record it as a reference image.
This operation causes a semi-transparent image of the background to
appear on the screen, but the displayed image is not actually saved in
3. Now you can stand in front of the background and ask someone else to
take your picture, using the semi-transparent background on the screen
as a composition guide.
4. After composing the ﬁnal image (using the semi-transparent background
as a guide), the person with the camera should press the shutter button
Note that the semi-transparent background image temporarily recorded
in step 2 is for composition purposes only. The ﬁnal image contains
only what is in front of the camera when the shutter button is pressed
in step 4.
Remember, you can use the Zoom lever to scroll the menu and Shutter button
to Set the camera.