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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Camera help

My wife wants a camera for Christmas. She loves to take pictures outside and when we go on vacation etc. She also needs it to be able to take pictures of her crafts that she puts on line and sells. She currently uses her mom's Cannon Powershot SX50 HS and likes it for the most part, except it produces square pictures and would prefer if it take a picture that wouldn't need cropped to a 4x6, 5x7 etc. What camera would be a good one? Thanks.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 12:30 PM
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Re: Camera help

To get the typical rectangular image, rather than a square image, is just a matter of changing a setting.

Cameras normally are set in the "typical" rectangular format by default. Probably someone switched it to square format, maybe by accident.

So, it's just a matter of figuring out how to change the setting back to the "typical" rectangular format.

Look at the manual or CD that came with the camera, and it will tell you how to switch back and forth between square and rectangular "aspect ratios."

Figuring out menus on cameras is always fun!

I found this online, regarding the menus needed to change it.
A press of the Function / Set button in the middle of the scroll wheel/control pad brings up the regular L-shaped menu that will be immediately familiar to any Canon compact camera user and presents essential functions at a glance. In program mode for example, from the top of this toolbar we get the ability to adjust dynamic range correction, white balance, select from the various 'My Color' options which include our favourite vivid saturation boosting option alongside the ability to specify darker or lighter skin tones or shoot in sepia or black and white in camera. Next down the list is a bracketing option, with either three shots automatically taken at three different exposures or three different focal distances, plus the option to switch from single to continuous capture, again adjust exposure compensation to +/- 2 EV, or swap metering between evaluative, center weighted and spot. Image aspect ratio can be swapped from the factory default of 4:3 to 16:9, 3:2 or more unusually even 1:1 and 4:5.

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