I have just shamefully gone to use the 'scene' setting on my vivicam 8400 for the first time. I have had this camera for at least 18 months. After readinh the manual it says that you should turn the dial to 'scene' and a menu will display for a seconds. Then you should press ok, and choose the setting you would like to use i.e sport, night etc. The problem i am having is that this menu does not appear at all and there is no other way to access th settings. I really would like to use the sport setting and start experimenting with my camera. I have triefd a format, and resetting all to default. I have tried turning the dial to 'scene' whilst off, and whilst on, and neither makes any difference. please help!!
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White balance should be set to auto,
ISO should be set to auto,
flash should be set to auto,
scene should be set to auto,
Exposure Compensation should be set at 0.
If images are still too dark change ISO setting to 200. If that doesn't work change to 400. If that still doesn't work change exposure compensation to +1. If your photos are still too dark your camera is defective.
And you did put the camera in automatic? and not in a scene mode, or something like that? I don't know if your camera has a setting like A, S, M or P, but you should not use these settings, unless you know what you want to achieve with that setting.
The reset button is usually located on the base or the back of the
camera. The reset button sets the camera back to the original factory
settings. If the camera still does not power on, contact Canon support
for servicing and repair.
1. Turn on the camera
2. Press the SET button (lower right).
3. Press the "trashcan" button ( to the right of the SET button) to scroll through the setup menu, 15 times, to get to the calendar icon.
4. Press the "ViviLink" button (below the SET button) to scroll down to "date setup."
5. Use the buttons surrounding the SET button (Scene, Trashcan, Flash, and ViviLink) as left,right,, up, and down arrows. Use up and down to change the month, then right to get to the date and up/down to change it, then right again to get to the year and up/down to change it, and so on through hour, minute, second, and AM/PM. Once the clock is set, press MODE to accept the settings.
6. You can scroll up and change whether you want the camera to timestamp the pictures - I turn this off.
7. Press mode again to exit the setup.
Your question is quite vague. Different settings on your camera are used to take pictures in different situations. Sometimes you'll need flash, sometimes you need a fast shutter or a slow one. All these things are done automatically by the cam, but by changing the setting you are preparing the cam to better suit the scene that you want to take as well as the resolution of picture you want and so on. If this doesn't answer your question, please be specific.
possibly go to the menu, and go to quality, if it isnt set on fine, then change it,or, set your scene on auto, so if the pic is fast moving, it can adjust to take clearer pics. otherwise i am of no help.
Click the menu button (it's at the bottom right corner of the camera beside the trash can (delete) button. Use the arrow keys to select Image size Click the ok button use the arrow keys to select your desired mp size Click ok Click the menu button and you're done
Oh yeah make sure the camera is turned on and set to Scene, A or P ( the dial at the top) to do this