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[Question] What is the [Toy Camera] in the Creative Shooting mode ?

This mode takes a picture with high contrast, saturated colors associated with toy cameras. The created picture has effects of distortion, vignetting (captured with darkness in the four corners). The amount of vignetting can be selected using the [Vignetting] option from [Weak], [Strong], and [Off]. The saturated colors can also be set from [On], and [Off].

Toy color image
Toy camera example

The Toy Camera option is located in the Creative mode.

Creative mode > Toy Camera

For the Creative Shooting mode operations, see the FAQ below.
What is the [Creative Shooting mode] ?

For changing the Vignetting or Toy Color options, follow the procedures below.

    • 1When [Toy Camera] is selected in the Creative shooting mode, press [MENU] button to display the [Creative mode selection] screen.

      MENU button

    • 2 Press [Fn] button to go to the shooting tab.

      Out-of-focus area setting screen

      * To move to the shooting tab, ADJ./OK button also can be used (left Left, and then down Down).

      Shooting tab

    • 3 [Vignetting] option : This option adjusts the effect of the darkness in the four corners.
      Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right to choose the [Vignetting]. Press the [ADJ./OK] button Right again to show the options.
    • Off, Weak, Strong options
      Choose [Weak], [Strong], or [Off] with the ADJ./OK button Up down. ADJ./OK button again to save the setting.
    •   [Toy Color] option : Selecting [On] increases the effect of saturation in the image.
      Choose [Toy Color] with the [ADJ./OK] button, then press the [ADJ./OK] button Right again to show the options.
    • Toy Color options
      Choose [On], or [Off] with the ADJ./OK button Up down. Press the [ADJ./OK] button again to save the setting.
    • 4It will return to the shooting screen, then you will be ready to take a picture.

Note[Plus Normal Shooting] option

  • [Plus Normal Shooting] option is available. If it is set to [On], the camera will record two images by adding an image taken with normal shooting to an image take with toy color effect. The option is located; Mode dial Creative Shooting mode > Menu button > Shooting Tab > Plus Normal Shooting.
    Plus Normal Shooting screen
    • In the screen above, choose [On], and press [ADJ./OK] button.
    • It will return to the shooting screen. After taking a picture, the confirmation screen that has both toy color image and a normal image will be displayed.
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For the available settings for Shooting menu / Setup menu in the Toy Camera mode, see the chart in the FAQ below.
Available [Shooting menu] chart in each shooting mode.
Available [Setup menu] chart in each shooting mode.

Answer ID: edc05505
Date created: January 27, 2011
Date modified: February 18, 2011
Product: CX5
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications

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