One of my favorite features of this camera is the ability to take a rapid succession of photos. My old camera couldn’t take photos quickly, and all the photos were blurred.
With the Powershot SX530 HS, I still struggle with action shots that are extremely close up and also in dim light. I suspect this problem can be resolved through manual settings, but i haven’t gotten that far in my experimentation with this camera, so you will have to wait for that article!
In the mean time, setting up your camera to take action shots is pretty easy. Simply move your toggle so that the “SCN” icon is lined up with the dot on the top of your camera.
open the menu by selecting the center button next to your screen that says func. set. your camera is probably set to portrait, which is the face icon that appears in a strip of choices on the left side of your screen. If you have been messing around with options like any curious blogger, the icon you want is the 3rd icon from the top. Select up or down to get to that icon using the circle surrounding the func. Set button, and then click right to open it up.
Once you have clicked right, toggle down until you reach the icon that looks like a series of pages with an H on it. Press the finc. Set button to select it, and you are there!
now point your camera at a target, press down the picture taking button and hold it. The camera will take several photos a second for as long as you are holding it down.
This is super handy for catching your daughter going over jumps at the local horse show when they are at the pretty stage (not the slightly squashed accordion stage). It is also great for people who are running, birds in flight, or that first kiss at a wedding. If it’s something you don’t want to miss, this camera will be sure you catch the exact moment you need with style.