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Digital Camera Icons/Symbols
PhotographyBelow are some of the most commonly used universally accepted symbols of digital cameras. Some camera's use different symbols to represent the same functions and not all symbols are listed. Check your manual if you have any questions.
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Turns on and off camera's monitor
PC MonitorPC Mode
Set up the camera to view pictures.
Still PhotoStill Photo
Sets the camera ready to start taking pictures.
Exposure ControlExposure Value Adjustment
Adjusts the exposure brightness and darkness.
Tungsten ControlTungsten Control
Reduces the effects of standard light bulbs (Orange Color)

Custome ControlCustom Control
By using a grey or white card you set the camera's light settings for optimal white balance.

Florencent ControlsFlorescent Control
Reduces the green effect from florescent lights

Cloudy ControlCloudy Control
For recording under overcast, twilight or shady conditions.
Close UpClose-Up
Automatically sets the camera for objects near the lens.
Sets timed shutter release so you can be in the picture. Time varies from camera to camera. This setting reduces the effects of you pushing  the shutter release in extreme low light settings
Shows the pictures stored in the camera
Enables the menu to change the settings on your camera.
Continuous ModeContinuous Mode
Allows you to shoot successive images while the shutter button is pressed fully.
Delete ButtonDelete
Removes unwanted images
Wide AngleWide Angle
Changes the built-lens to take scenic pictures.
Changes the built-in lens to take pictures of far off objects.
USB PortUSB Port
Connecting site for your camera to the computer.
Power SwitchCamera On/Off
Power Switch
Movie ModeMovie Mode
Allows you to use your camera as a digital movie maker
PatternmeteringPattern Meter
In this multi-zone mode, matrix metering or average metering, the camera analyzes the total scene and sets the exposure settings.
Spot MeteringSpot Meter
In this mode the camera sets its exposure on only the center of the frame.
Center Weight MeteringCenter Weight Metering
In this mode the camera judges the entire frame but gives priority to the center of the frame.
Focus locks on the far end of the auto focus range so that the subject at a distance appear in sharp focus.
Portrait ModePortrait Mode
In this mode you can take pictures of individual or small groups.
Landscape ModeLandscape Mode
In this mode you can take pictures of mountains, prairies or any large scene.
Action ModeAction Mode
In this mode you can take pictures of any moving object.
Night ModeNight Mode
In this mode you can shoot pictures with very little light.
Color EffectColor Effect
You can change the color mode the camera will take such as black and white, sepia, vivid or neutral.
Auto FlashAuto Flash
This mode allows the camera to decides whether a flash is needed.
FlashFill (force) Flash
The flash will fire regardless of whether the camera feels it is necessary.
No FlashNo Flash
Tirms Flash Off
Red Eye ReductionRed Eye Reduction
This is suppose to help reduce the problem of red-eye by initiating a series of small flashes just before the main flash ignites.
Battery IndicatorBattery
Tells you how much power is left in your battery.
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