How to Set the Self Timer on a Sony CyberShot


Setting a self timer on a digital camera allows the user to take photos without manually pressing the shutter button. Using the self timer, you can take a picture of yourself without having to have someone press the button. Setting the self timer on a Sony CyberShot digital camera is simple, making it practical for regular use without the jumble of over-complicated menus and settings.

How to Set the Self Timer on a Sony CyberShot
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Things You'll Need

  • Sony CyberShot (model DSC-H10)
Step 1

Remove the lens cap. Press the "Power" button on the top of the camera.

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Step 2

Turn the knob on the top right corner of the camera so it is in a mode that will take pictures. The automatic setting is the green image of a camera. Align this with the green power light. Your camera should display on the screen that you are now in the Auto Adjustment mode.

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Step 3

Press the bottom of the circular button found beneath the Menu and above the Home buttons on the back of the camera. This is located to the right of the LCD screen. Each time you press the button, you will be shown a self-timer setting (10 seconds, 2 seconds or none).

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Step 4

Set up your camera on a tripod or a flat, stable surface and press the shutter button. The timer will now start and the picture will be taken according to the time limit you selected.

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Tips & Warnings

  • The camera used for this example is the DSC-H10. Setting the self timer on other Sony CyberShot models may vary slightly.
  • Be sure to set your camera up on a safe, stable and flat surface. Using a tripod is an effective way to keep your camera stationary when using the self timer.


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