Article ID : 00203083 / Last Modified : 10/25/2018

Recommended Settings When Shooting Self-Portraits with the Camera and the Shooting Grip

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If you shoot self-portraits with the DSC-RX0 Cyber-shot® camera and VCT-SGR1 shooting grip, you won't be able to check the focus on the monitor. Follow the recommended settings and shooting procedures to improve the autofocus accuracy.

Photos

  • Recommended settings:
    • Set Shoot Mode to Intelligent Auto.

    • Set Focus Mode to Single-shot AF.

    • Set Face Detection to On.

    • Set Audio signals to On.

  • Shooting procedure:
    1. Make sure the camera is at least 50 centimeters (1.7 feet) away from your face.
      • 50 centimeters is the minimum shooting distance of the camera.

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    2. On the shooting grip, press the PHOTO button halfway.
      • A beep indicates the camera is focused on a subject.
    3. To take a photo, press the PHOTO button all the way down.

Note: After turning on Face Detection and Audio signals, the camera beeps if it is in focus.

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  • Recommended Settings:
    • Set Shoot Mode to Intelligent Auto.

    • Set Focus Mode to Preset Focus.

    • Set NEAR Mode in PF to On.

    • Set Face Detection to On.

  • Shooting procedure.
    1. Keep the camera between 50 centimeters - 1 meter (1.7 - 3.3 feet) away from your face.
    2. On the shooting grip, press the MOVIE button to start recording.

Note: NEAR Mode in PF to ON sets a limit on the focus range. Face Detection allows the camera to detect faces and adjust the focus and exposure automatically.