When a Digital Vari-Program mode is selected, the camera automatically
optimizes outlines, contrast, saturation, and hue according to the type of
scene. In P, S, A, and M modes, image enhancement options can be selected
from Normal, Vivid, Sharp, Soft, Direct Print, Portrait, or Landscape to
optimize photographs according to how the picture will be used or the type
of scene. Sharpening, contrast, color reproduction, saturation, and hue can
also be customized individually to match the user's creative intent.
At Settings Other than Custom
At settings other than Custom:
• Photographs are optimized for current shooting conditions. Results will vary with ex-
posure and the position of the subject in the frame, even in scenes of the same type.
To take a series of photographs with identical image optimization, choose Custom
and adjust settings individually, being sure not to select Auto for Sharpening or
• Photographs are recorded in the sRGB color space. When Custom is selected, the
color space can be chosen in the Color mode menu (
• Use a type G or D lens for best results.
Recommended for most situations.
Enhances saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce vivid im-
ages with vibrant reds, greens, and blues.
Softens outlines. Use to ensure smooth, natural-looking ﬂ esh
tones in portrait subjects or when taking pictures that will be
sharpened in image application.
Optimizes images for printing "as is" via direct USB connection
175). Images will be sharp and clear even when enlarged.
Lowers contrast and softens background details while lending
natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait subjects.
Enhances saturation and sharpness to produce landscapes with
vibrant greens and blues.
Customize sharpness, contrast, color reproduction, saturation,
and hue (