Learn how to set the timer function using the Canon A610/A620
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To access the timer mode in the Canon A610, you can use just about any of the modes available in the mode dial. I’m going to show it to you using the program mode.
Let’s turn the camera on. It’s found on the function menu, just press the function button here in the center to access the function menu, and I’ll press the down button to access the drive mode setting and here you can find the timer modes. Here, you have ten second plus the right or left navigation buttons to cycle through these options, press to the right, this is your ten second options, ten second options is a good option if you want to jump in a picture yourself, it will give you enough time. Here, you have a two-second option and that’s going to take a picture pretty quickly. But it’s nice when you’re taking a picture on a tripod and you don’t want the camera to shake because you touched it or something or you just release the shutter button, so I use that quite frequently when I’m taking pictures using a tripod.
The last one is a custom timer mode and I’ll show what that does, press the right button to get in there. Now, press the menu button so you’re in the case of menu button to access, to change the custom settings. What that’s going to allow you to do is set the delay. First of all, you can choose anything between zero seconds and 30 seconds as the delay and it also allows you to select the number of shots, the number of pictures that are taken once the timer is reached. So, it basically use the navigation buttons here to change the settings. You can press the down navigation button to select the shots in the left or right, to select the different amount of shots that you want to have taken. I’ll go up to delay and change that to ten seconds and then hit the set button to get out of the function menu and you can see here in my options, the icons is indicating the custom timer mode is indicated.
So now, what’s going to happen is the camera wait ten seconds and then I’ll take five pictures consecutively one after the other which is kind of nice.