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Package Contents
Compatible Memory Cards
Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package.
If anything is missing, contact your camera retailer.
The following memory cards (sold separately) can be used, regardless of
capacity.
• SD memory cards*
• SDHC memory cards*
Camera
Battery Pack
NB-11LH/NB-11L
Battery Charger
CB‑2LF/CB‑2LFE
Getting Started
•A memory card is not included (= 2).
Warranty System Booklet
Basic Guide
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• SDXC memory cards*
Auto Mode
• Eye-Fi cards
Other Shooting
Modes
*Cards conforming to SD standards. However, not all memory cards have been verified
to work with the camera.
About Eye-Fi Cards
Wrist Strap
Before Use
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including
wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check
with the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries
or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear
whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with
the card manufacturer.
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2
Preliminary Notes and Legal
Information
• Take and review some test shots initially to make sure the images were
recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and
affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages
arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that result in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be
recorded in a way that is machine readable.
• Images recorded by the camera shall be for personal use. Refrain from
unauthorized recording that infringes on copyright law, and note that
even for personal use, photography may contravene copyright or other
legal rights at some performances or exhibitions, or in some commercial
settings.
• For information on your camera’s warranty, please refer to the warranty
information provided with your camera. For Canon Customer Support,
please refer to the warranty information for contact information.
• Although the LCD monitor is produced under extremely high-precision
manufacturing conditions and more than 99.99% of the pixels meet
design specifications, in rare cases some pixels may be defective or may
appear as red or black dots. This does not indicate camera damage or
affect recorded images.
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• The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for protection
against scratches during shipment. If covered, remove the film before
using the camera.
• When the camera is used over an extended period, it may become warm.
This does not indicate damage.
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Part Names and Conventions in This Guide
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Other Shooting
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Lens
Lamp
Speaker
ON/OFF button
Zoom lever
Microphone
Shooting: <i (telephoto)> /
Flash
<j (wide angle)>
Tripod socket
Playback: <k (magnify)> /
Memory card/battery cover
<g (index)>
DC coupler cable port
Shutter button
Strap mount
• Shooting modes and on-screen icons and text are indicated in brackets.
• : Important information you should know
• : Notes and tips for expert camera use
• =xx: Pages with related information (in this example, “xx” represents a
page number)
• Instructions in this guide apply to the camera under default settings.
• For convenience, all supported memory cards are simply referred to as
the “memory card”.
• The tabs shown above titles indicate whether the function is used for still
images, movies, or both.
Still Images
: Indicates that the function is used when shooting or
viewing still images.
Movies
: Indicates that the function is used when shooting or
viewing movies.
Screen (LCD monitor)
AV OUT (Audio/video output) /
DIGITAL terminal
<1 (Playback)> button
<A (Auto)> / <a (Single-image
erase)> / Up button
<
> / Left button
Indicator
< (Help)> button
Movie button
FUNC./SET button
<h (Flash)> / Right button
<l (Display)> / Down button
<n> button
• In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera
buttons on which they appear, or which they resemble.
• The following camera buttons and controls are represented by icons.
<o>
<q>
Up button on back
Left button on back
<r>
<p>
Right button
Down button
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on back
on back
• The following icons are used to indicate functions that differ depending
on the camera model:
IXUS 155 : Functions and precautions for the IXUS 155 and IXUS 157
IXUS 150 : Functions and precautions for the IXUS 150 only
IXUS 145 : Functions and precautions for the IXUS 145 and IXUS 147
• This guide uses IXUS 155 illustrations and screenshots for all
explanations.
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Rotating Images............................69
Editing Still Images.......................70
Table of Contents
Package Contents..........................2
Compatible Memory Cards.............2
Preliminary Notes and Legal
Information......................................3
Part Names and Conventions
in This Guide...................................4
Table of Contents............................5
Common Camera Operations.........6
Safety Precautions..........................7
Basic Guide..................... 10
Initial Preparations........................ 11
Trying the Camera Out.................15
Advanced Guide.............. 19
Camera Basics............................19
On/Off...........................................20
Shutter Button...............................21
Shooting Display Options.............21
Using the FUNC. Menu.................22
Using Menus.................................23
Indicator Display...........................24
Auto Mode...................................25
Shooting with Camera-Determined
Settings.........................................26
Common, Convenient Features....31
Image Customization Features.....36
Customizing Camera Operation...38
Setting Menu...............................73
Adjusting Basic Camera
Functions......................................74
Other Shooting Modes...............39
Accessories................................80
Brightness / Color Customization
(Live View Control)........................40
Specific Scenes............................40
Applying Special Effects...............42
Special Modes for Other
Purposes.......................................45
System Map..................................81
Optional Accessories....................82
Using Optional Accessories..........84
Using the Software.......................86
Printing Images.............................89
Using an Eye-Fi Card...................96
P Mode.........................................47
Appendix.....................................98
Shooting in Program AE
([P] Mode).....................................48
Image Brightness (Exposure).......48
Adjusting White Balance...............51
Shooting Range and Focusing.....52
Flash.............................................56
Using Eco Mode...........................57
Other Settings...............................58
Troubleshooting............................99
On-Screen Messages.................101
On-Screen Information...............103
Functions and Menu Tables........105
Handling Precautions.................. 111
Specifications.............................. 111
Index........................................... 116
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Playback Mode...........................61
Viewing.........................................62
Browsing and Filtering Images.....63
Image Viewing Options.................65
Protecting Images.........................66
Erasing Images.............................68
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Common Camera Operations
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While adjusting image settings (Live View Control).............................. 40
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Focus on faces.......................................................................... 26, 40, 53
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Without using the flash (Flash Off).................................................. 33, 57
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Include yourself in the shot (Self-Timer)......................................... 32, 45
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Add a date stamp.................................................................................. 34
4 Shoot
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Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode)..................................... 26
Shooting people well
I
P
1 View
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View images (Playback Mode).............................................................. 62
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Automatic playback (Slideshow)........................................................... 65
zz
On a TV................................................................................................. 84
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On a computer...................................................................................... 86
zz
Browse through images quickly............................................................ 63
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Erase images........................................................................................ 68
Against Snow
(= 41)
Portraits
(= 40)
Matching specific scenes
t
Fireworks
(= 41)
Low Light
(= 40)
E Shoot/View Movies
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Shoot movies........................................................................................ 26
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View movies (Playback Mode).............................................................. 62
Applying special effects
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c Print
Vivid Colors
(= 42)
Poster Effect
(= 42)
Fish-Eye Effect
(= 42)
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Print pictures......................................................................................... 89
Save
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Save images to a computer.................................................................. 87
Miniature Effect
(= 43)
Toy Camera Effect
(= 44)
Monochrome
(= 44)
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Safety Precautions
• Before using the product, ensure that you read the safety precautions
described below. Always ensure that the product is used correctly.
• The safety precautions noted here are intended to prevent you and other
persons from being injured or incurring property damage.
• Be sure to also check the guides included with any separately sold
accessories you use.
Warning Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death.
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to people’s eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash could damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least 1 meter (3.3 feet) away from infants when
using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
A strap wound around a child’s neck may result in asphyxiation.
If your product uses a power cord, mistakenly winding the cord around a
child’s neck may result in asphyxiation.
• Use only recommended power sources.
• Do not disassemble, alter, or apply heat to the product.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the product to severe impacts.
• Do not touch the interior of the product if it is broken, such as when
dropped.
• Stop using the product immediately if it emits smoke or a strange
smell, or otherwise behaves abnormally.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner to
clean the product.
• Avoid contact with liquid, and do not allow liquid or foreign objects
inside.
This could result in electrical shock or fire.
If the product gets wet, or if liquid or foreign objects get inside, remove the
battery pack/batteries or unplug immediately.
• Do not look through the viewfinder (if your model has one) at intense
light sources, such as the sun on a clear day or an intense artificial
light source.
This could damage your eyesight.
• Do not touch the product during thunderstorms if it is plugged in.
This could result in electrical shock or fire. Immediately stop using the
product and distance yourself from it.
• Use only the recommended battery pack/batteries.
• Do not place the battery pack/batteries near or in direct flame.
This may cause the battery pack/batteries to explode or leak, resulting in
electrical shock, fire, or injuries. If leaking battery electrolyte comes into
contact with eyes, mouth, skin, or clothing, immediately flush with water.
• If the product uses a battery charger, note the following precautions.
-Remove the plug periodically and, using a dry cloth, wipe away
any dust and dirt that has collected on the plug, the exterior of the
power outlet, and the surrounding area.
-Do not insert or remove the plug with wet hands.
-Do not use the equipment in a manner that exceeds the rated
capacity of the electrical outlet or wiring accessories. Do not use if
the plug is damaged or not fully inserted in the outlet.
-Do not allow dust or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact
the terminals or plug.
-Do not cut, damage, alter, or place heavy items on the power cord,
if your product uses one.
This could result in electrical shock or fire.
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• Turn the camera off in places where camera use is prohibited.
The electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the
operation of electronic instruments and other devices. Exercise adequate
caution when using the product in places where use of electronic devices is
restricted, such as inside airplanes and medical facilities.
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Caution
Denotes the possibility of injury.
• When carrying the product by the strap, be careful not to bang it,
subject it to strong impacts or shocks, or let it get caught on other
objects.
• Be careful not to bump or push strongly on the lens.
This could lead to injury or damage the camera.
• Be careful not to subject the screen to strong impacts.
If the screen cracks, injury may result from the broken fragments.
• When using the flash, be careful not to cover it with your fingers or
clothing.
This could result in burns or damage to the flash.
• Avoid using, placing, or storing the product in the following places:
-Places subject to direct sunlight
-Places subject to temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F)
-Humid or dusty places
These could cause leakage, overheating, or an explosion of the battery
pack/batteries, resulting in electrical shock, fire, burns, or other injuries.
Overheating and damage may result in electrical shock, fire, burns, or other
injuries.
• The slideshow transition effects may cause discomfort when viewed
for prolonged periods.
• When using optional lenses, lens filters, or filter adapters (if
applicable), be sure to attach these accessories firmly.
If the lens accessory becomes loose and falls off, it may crack, and the
shards of glass may lead to cuts.
• On products that raise and lower the flash automatically, make sure
to avoid pinching your fingers with the lowering flash.
This could result in injury.
Caution
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Denotes the possibility of property damage.
• Do not aim the camera at intense light sources, such as the sun on a
clear day or an intense artificial light source.
Doing so may damage the image sensor or other internal components.
• When using the camera on a sandy beach or at a windy location, be
careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera.
• On products that raise and lower the flash automatically, do not push
the flash down or pry it open.
This may cause the product to malfunction.
• Wipe off any dust, grime, or other foreign matter on the flash with a
cotton swab or cloth.
The heat emitted from the flash may cause foreign matter to smoke or the
product to malfunction.
• Remove and store the battery pack/batteries when you are not using
the product.
Any battery leakage that occurs may cause product damage.
• Before you discard the battery pack/batteries, cover the terminals
with tape or other insulators.
Contacting other metal materials may lead to fire or explosions.
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• Unplug any battery charger used with the product when not in use.
Do not cover with a cloth or other objects when in use.
Leaving the unit plugged in for a long period of time may cause it to
overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
• Do not leave any dedicated battery packs near pets.
Pets biting the battery pack could cause leakage, overheating, or explosion,
resulting in product damage or fire.
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• If your product uses multiple batteries, do not use batteries that
have different levels of charge together, and do not use old and
new batteries together. Do not insert the batteries with the + and –
terminals reversed.
This may cause the product to malfunction.
• Do not sit down with the camera in your pant pocket.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen.
• When putting the camera in your bag, ensure that hard objects do
not come into contact with the screen. Also close the screen (so that
it faces the body), if your product’s screen closes.
• Do not attach any hard objects to the product.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen.
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Auto Mode
Basic information and instructions, from initial preparations to shooting and playback
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
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Setting Menu
Initial Preparations............................................ 11
Attaching the Strap................................................. 11
Holding the Camera............................................... 11
Charging the Battery Pack..................................... 11
Inserting the Battery Pack and Memory Card........ 12
Setting the Date and Time...................................... 13
Display Language.................................................. 15
Trying the Camera Out...................................... 15
Shooting (Smart Auto)............................................ 15
Viewing................................................................... 17
Accessing the Help Menu...................................... 18
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Initial Preparations
Prepare for shooting as follows.
Attaching the Strap
Charging the Battery Pack
Before use, charge the battery pack with the included charger. Be sure to
charge the battery pack initially, because the camera is not sold with the
battery pack charged.
1 Insert the battery pack.
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Thread the end of the strap through the
strap hole ( ), and then pull the other
end of the strap through the loop on the
threaded end ( ).
zz
After aligning the  marks on the battery
pack and charger, insert the battery pack
by pushing it in ( ) and down ( ).
2 Charge the battery pack.
zz
CB-2LF: Flip out the plug ( ) and plug
Holding the Camera
zz
Place the strap around your wrist.
zz
When shooting, keep your arms close to
CB-2LF
your body and hold the camera securely
to prevent it from moving. Do not rest
your fingers on the flash.
CB-2LFE
the charger into a power outlet ( ).
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CB-2LFE: Plug the power cord into the
charger, then plug the other end into a
power outlet.
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The charging lamp turns orange, and
charging begins.
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When charging is finished, the lamp turns
green.
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3 Remove the battery pack.
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After unplugging the battery charger,
remove the battery pack by pushing it in
( ) and up ( ).
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• To protect the battery pack and keep it in optimal condition, do not
charge it continuously for more than 24 hours.
• For battery chargers that use a power cord, do not attach the
charger or cord to other objects. Doing so could result in malfunction
or damage to the product.
Inserting the Battery Pack and Memory Card
Insert the included battery pack and a memory card (sold separately).
Note that before using a new memory card (or a memory card formatted
in another device), you should format the memory card with this camera
(= 76).
1 Open the cover.
• For details on charging time and the number of shots and recording time
possible with a fully charged battery pack, see “Number of Shots/Recording
Time, Playback Time” (= 112).
• Charged battery packs gradually lose their charge, even when they are not
used. Charge the battery pack on (or immediately before) the day of use.
• The charger can be used in areas with 100 – 240 V AC power (50/60 Hz).
For power outlets in a different format, use a commercially available adapter
for the plug. Never use an electrical transformer designed for traveling, which
may damage the battery pack.
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Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ).
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2 Insert the battery pack.
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While pressing the battery lock in the
direction of the arrow, insert the battery
pack as shown and push it in until it clicks
into the locked position.
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Terminals
Battery Lock
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3 Check the card’s write-protect
tab and insert the memory card.
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Recording is not possible on memory
Label
cards with a write-protect tab when the
tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab
to the unlocked position.
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Insert the memory card facing as shown
until it clicks into the locked position.
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Make sure the memory card is facing the
right way when you insert it. Inserting
memory cards facing the wrong way may
damage the camera.
4 Close the cover.
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Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as
you slide it, until it clicks into the closed
position ( ).
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If the cover will not close, make sure you
inserted the battery pack facing the right
way in step 2.
• For guidelines on how many shots or hours of recording can be saved on one
memory card, see “Number of Shots per Memory Card” (= 113).
Removing the Battery Pack and Memory Card
Remove the battery pack.
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Remove the memory card.
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Push the memory card in until it clicks,
and then slowly release it.
zz
The memory card will pop up.
Setting the Date and Time
Set the current date and time correctly as follows if the [Date/Time] screen
is displayed when you turn the camera on. Information you specify this way
is recorded in image properties when you shoot, and it is used when you
manage images by shooting date or print images showing the date.
You can also add a date stamp to shots, if you wish (= 34).
1 Turn the camera on.
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Press the ON/OFF button.
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The [Date/Time] screen is displayed.
2 Set the date and time.
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Press the <q><r> buttons to choose an
option.
zz
Press the <o><p> buttons to specify
the date and time.
zz
When finished, press the <m> button.
zz
Open the cover and press the battery
lock in the direction of the arrow.
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The battery pack will pop up.
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3 Set the home time zone.
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Press the <q><r> buttons to choose
your home time zone.
4 Finish the setup process.
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Press the <m> button to complete the
setting. The setting screen is no longer
displayed.
zz
To turn off the camera, press the ON/OFF
button.
2 Choose [Date/Time].
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Move the zoom lever to choose the [3]
tab.
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Press the <o><p> buttons to choose
[Date/Time], and then press the <m>
button.
3 Change the date and time.
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Follow step 2 in “Setting the Date and
Time” (= 13) to adjust the settings.
zz
Press the <n> button to close the
menu.
• Unless you set the date, time, and home time zone, the [Date/Time]
screen will be displayed each time you turn the camera on. Specify
the correct information.
• To set daylight saving time (1 hour ahead), choose [
choose [ ] by pressing the <o><p> buttons.
] in step 2 and then
Changing the Date and Time
• Date/time settings can be retained for about 3 weeks by the camera’s built-in
date/time battery (backup battery) after the battery pack is removed.
• The date/time battery will be charged in about 4 hours once you insert a
charged battery pack or connect the camera to an AC adapter kit (sold
separately, = 82), even if the camera is left off.
• Once the date/time battery is depleted, the [Date/Time] screen will be
displayed when you turn the camera on. Set the correct date and time as
described in “Setting the Date and Time” (= 13).
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Adjust the date and time as follows.
1 Access the camera menu.
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Press the <n> button.
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Display Language
Change the display language as needed.
1 Enter Playback mode.
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Press the <1> button.
2 Access the setting screen.
zz
Press and hold the <m> button, and
then press the <n> button.
3 Set the display language.
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Press the <o><p><q><r> buttons to
choose a language, and then press the
<m> button.
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Once the display language has been set,
the setting screen is no longer displayed.
Trying the Camera Out
Still Images
Movies
Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or
movies, and then view them.
Shooting (Smart Auto)
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Auto Mode
For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes,
simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
1 Turn the camera on.
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Press the ON/OFF button.
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The startup screen is displayed.
2 Enter [
Before Use
] mode.
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Press the <o> button several times until
] is displayed.
[
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Aim the camera at the subject. The
camera will make a slight clicking noise
as it determines the scene.
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IXUS 155   IXUS 150
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Icons representing the scene and image
stabilization mode are displayed in the
upper right of the screen.
• You can also change the display language by pressing the <n> button
] on the [3] tab.
and choosing [Language
IXUS 145
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A scene icon is displayed in the upper
right of the screen.
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Frames displayed around any detected
subjects indicate that they are in focus.
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Before Use
3 Compose the shot.
Shooting Movies
Start shooting.
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To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move
the zoom lever toward <i> (telephoto),
and to zoom away from the subject, move
it toward <j> (wide angle).
4 Shoot.
Shooting Still Images
Focus.
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Press the shutter button lightly, halfway
down. The camera beeps twice after
focusing, and AF frames are displayed to
indicate image areas in focus.
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Press the movie button. The camera
Elapsed Time
beeps once as recording begins, and
[ Rec] is displayed with the elapsed time.
IXUS 155   IXUS 150
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Black bars are displayed on the top and
bottom edges of the screen, and the
subject is slightly enlarged. The black
bars indicate image areas not recorded.
IXUS 145
zz
Black bars displayed on the top and
bottom edges of the screen indicate
image areas not recorded.
zz
Frames displayed around any detected
faces indicate that they are in focus.
zz
Once recording begins, take your finger
Shoot.
zz
Press the shutter button all the way
down.
zz
As the camera shoots, a shutter sound
is played, and in low-light conditions, the
flash fires automatically.
zz
Keep the camera still until the shutter
sound ends.
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After displaying your shot, the camera will
revert to the shooting screen.
off the movie button.
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Finish shooting.
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Press the movie button again to stop
shooting. The camera beeps twice as
recording stops.
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3 Play movies.
Viewing
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Press the <m> button, press the
After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as
follows.
<o><p> buttons to choose [ ], and
then press the <m> button again.
zz
Playback now begins, and after the movie
] is displayed.
is finished, [
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To adjust the volume, press the <o><p>
buttons.
1 Enter Playback mode.
zz
Press the <1> button.
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Your last shot is displayed.
2 Browse through your images.
zz
To view the previous image, press the
<q> button. To view the next image,
press the <r> button.
zz
Press and hold the <q><r> buttons to
browse through images quickly.
• To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button halfway.
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Erasing Images
You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when
erasing images, because they cannot be recovered.
1 Choose an image to erase.
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Press the <q><r> buttons to choose an
image.
2 Erase the image.
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Press the <o> button.
zz
After [Erase?] is displayed, press the
zz
Movies are identified by a [
play movies, go to step 3.
] icon. To
<q><r> buttons to choose [Erase], and
then press the <m> button.
zz
The current image is now erased.
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To cancel erasure, press the <q><r>
buttons to choose [Cancel], and then
press the <m> button.
• You can also erase all images at once (= 68).
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Accessing the Help Menu
Access on-screen descriptions of scenes detected by the camera, shooting
advice, and playback instructions as follows.
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Press the <
> button to access the Help
menu.
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Press the < > button again to return to
the original display.
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In Shooting mode, a description of
the scene detected by the camera
is displayed. Shooting advice is also
displayed depending on the scene.
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In Playback mode, press the <o><p>
buttons and choose an item. The
zoom lever and buttons are displayed
overlaying the illustration of the camera.
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Choose an item and press the <r>
button. An explanation of the item is
displayed. To continue reading the
explanation, press the <o><p> buttons
to scroll up or down the screen. Press
the <q> button to return to the left hand
screen.
• The Help menu can also be used in shooting modes other than [
those modes it will display the same as when in Playback mode.
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], and in
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Other basic operations and more ways to enjoy your camera, including shooting and playback options
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Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
Playback Mode
Setting Menu
On/Off................................................................. 20
Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down)......... 20
Shutter Button................................................... 21
Shooting Display Options................................ 21
Using the FUNC. Menu..................................... 22
Using Menus...................................................... 23
Indicator Display............................................... 24
Accessories
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Index
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On/Off
Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down)
Shooting Mode
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Press the ON/OFF button to turn the
camera on and prepare for shooting.
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To turn the camera off, press the ON/OFF
button again.
Playback Mode
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Press the <1> button to turn the camera
on and view your shots.
zz
To turn the camera off, press the <1>
button again.
• To switch to Playback mode from Shooting mode, press the <1> button.
• To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button
halfway (= 21).
• The lens will be retracted after about one minute once the camera is in
Playback mode. You can turn the camera off when the lens is retracted by
pressing the <1> button.
As a way to conserve battery power, the camera automatically deactivates
the screen (Display Off) and then turns itself off after a specific period of
inactivity.
Power Saving in Shooting Mode
The screen is automatically deactivated after about one minute of inactivity.
In about two more minutes, the lens is retracted and the camera turns itself
off. To activate the screen and prepare for shooting when the screen is off
but the lens is still out, press the shutter button halfway (= 21).
Power Saving in Playback Mode
The camera turns itself off automatically after about five minutes of
inactivity.
• You can deactivate Auto Power Down and adjust the timing of Display Off, if
you prefer (= 75).
• Power saving is not active while the camera is connected to a computer
(= 87).
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Shutter Button
Shooting Display Options
To ensure your shots are in focus, always begin by holding the shutter
button halfway down, and once the subject is in focus, press the button all
the way down to shoot.
In this manual, shutter button operations are described as pressing the
button halfway or all the way down.
Press the <p> button to view other information on the screen, or to hide
the information. For details on the information displayed, see “On-Screen
Information” (= 103).
2 Press all the way down. (From
the halfway position, press fully
to shoot.)
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The camera shoots, as a shutter sound
is played.
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focus.)
camera beeps twice, and AF frames are
displayed around image areas in focus.
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1 Press halfway. (Press lightly to
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Press the shutter button halfway. The
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Information is displayed
No information is
displayed
• Screen brightness is automatically increased by the night view function
when you are shooting under low light, making it easier to check how shots
are composed. However, on-screen image brightness may not match the
brightness of your shots. Note that any on-screen image distortion or jerky
subject motion will not affect recorded images.
• For playback display options, see “Switching Display Modes” (= 63).
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Keep the camera still until the shutter
sound ends.
• Images may be out of focus if you shoot without initially pressing the
shutter button halfway.
• Length of shutter sound playback varies depending on the time
required for the shot. It may take longer in some shooting scenes,
and images will be blurry if you move the camera (or the subject
moves) before the shutter sound ends.
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Using the FUNC. Menu
Configure commonly used functions through the FUNC. menu as follows.
Note that menu items and options vary depending on the shooting mode
(= 106 – 107) or playback mode (= 110).
1 Access the FUNC. menu.
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Press the <m> button.
4 Finish the setup process.
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Press the <m> button.
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The screen before you pressed the
<m> button in step 1 is displayed again,
showing the option you configured.
• To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default
settings (= 79).
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2 Choose a menu item.
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Press the <o><p> buttons to choose a
Options
Menu Items
menu item, and then press the <m> or
<r> button.
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Depending on the menu item, functions
can be specified simply by pressing the
<m> or <r> button, or another screen is
displayed for configuring the function.
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3 Choose an option.
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Press the <o><p> buttons to choose
an option.
zz
Options labeled with a [
] icon can
be configured by pressing the <n>
button.
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To return to the menu items, press the
<q> button.
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Using Menus
3 Choose a menu item.
Configure a variety of camera functions through other menus as follows.
Menu items are grouped by purpose on tabs, such as shooting [4],
playback [1], and so on. Note that available menu items vary depending
on the selected shooting or playback mode (= 108 – 110).
1 Access the menu.
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Press the <n> button.
2 Choose a tab.
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Move the zoom lever to choose a tab.
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After you have pressed the <o><p>
buttons to choose a tab initially, you can
switch between tabs by pressing the
<q><r> buttons.
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Press the <o><p> buttons to choose a
menu item.
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For menu items with options not shown,
first press the <m> or <r> button to
switch screens, and then press the
<o><p> buttons to select the menu
item.
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To return to the previous screen, press
the <n> button.
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4 Choose an option.
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Press the <q><r> buttons to choose an
option.
5 Finish the setup process.
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Press the <n> button to return to the
screen displayed before you pressed the
<n> button in step 1.
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• To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default
settings (= 79).
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Indicator Display
The indicator on the back of the camera (= 4) lights up or blinks
depending on the camera status.
Color
Indicator
Status
On
Green
Blinking
Camera Status
Connected to a computer (= 87), or display off
(= 20, 35, 57, 75)
Starting up, recording/reading/transmitting images, or
shooting long exposures (= 46)
• When the indicator blinks green, never turn the camera off, open the
memory card/battery cover, or shake or jolt the camera, which may
corrupt images or damage the camera or memory card.
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Auto Mode
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Camera Basics
Convenient mode for easy shots with greater control over shooting
Auto Mode
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
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Setting Menu
Shooting with Camera-Determined
Settings............................................................. 26
Shooting (Smart Auto)............................................ 26
Scene Icons........................................................... 29
Image Stabilization Icons....................................... 29
On-Screen Frames................................................. 30
Common, Convenient Features....................... 31
Zooming In Closer on Subjects (Digital Zoom)...... 31
Using the Self-Timer.............................................. 32
Deactivating the Flash............................................ 33
Adding a Date Stamp............................................. 34
Continuous Shooting.............................................. 35
Using Eco Mode..................................................... 35
Image Customization Features........................ 36
Customizing Camera Operation...................... 38
Deactivating the Lamp........................................... 38
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Changing Image Resolution (Size)........................ 36
Red-Eye Correction................................................ 36
Changing Movie Image Quality.............................. 37
Checking for Closed Eyes...................................... 37
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Shooting with Camera-Determined
Settings
For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes,
simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
Still Images
Movies
3 Compose the shot.
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To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move
Zoom Bar
the zoom lever toward <i> (telephoto),
and to zoom away from the subject, move
it toward <j> (wide angle). (A zoom bar
showing the zoom position is displayed.)
Shooting (Smart Auto)
1 Turn the camera on.
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Press the ON/OFF button.
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The startup screen is displayed.
2 Enter [
] mode.
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Press the <o> button several times until
[
] is displayed.
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Aim the camera at the subject. The
camera will make a slight clicking noise
as it determines the scene.
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4 Shoot.
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Focus.
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Press the shutter button halfway.
The camera beeps twice after focusing,
and AF frames are displayed to indicate
image areas in focus.
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Several AF frames are displayed when
multiple areas are in focus.
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Icons representing the scene and image
stabilization mode are displayed in the
upper right of the screen (= 29).
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A scene icon is displayed in the upper
right of the screen (= 29).
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Frames displayed around any detected
subjects indicate that they are in focus.
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Shoot.
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Press the shutter button all the way
down.
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As the camera shoots, a shutter sound
is played, and in low-light conditions, the
flash fires automatically.
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Keep the camera still until the shutter
sound ends.
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After displaying your shot, the camera will
revert to the shooting screen.
Shooting Movies
Start shooting.
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Press the movie button. The camera
Elapsed Time
beeps once as recording begins, and
[ Rec] is displayed with the elapsed
time.
IXUS 155   IXUS 150
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Black bars are displayed on the top and
esize the subject and
R
recompose the shot as needed.
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To resize the subject, repeat the
operations in step 3 (= 26).
However, note that the sound of camera
operations will be recorded. Note that
movies shot at zoom factors shown in
blue will look grainy.
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When you recompose shots, the
focus, brightness, and colors will be
automatically adjusted.
Finish shooting.
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Press the movie button again to stop
shooting. The camera beeps twice as
recording stops.
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Recording will stop automatically when
the memory card becomes full.
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bottom edges of the screen, and the
subject is slightly enlarged. The black
bars indicate image areas not recorded.
IXUS 145
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Black bars displayed on the top and
bottom edges of the screen indicate
image areas not recorded.
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Frames displayed around any detected
faces indicate that they are in focus.
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Once recording begins, take your finger
off the movie button.
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• If the camera is turned on while the <p> button is held down, the
camera will no longer sound. To activate sounds again, press the
<n> button and choose [Mute] on the [3] tab, and then press
the <q><r> buttons to choose [Off].
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• The camera may become warm when shooting movies repeatedly
over an extended period. This does not indicate damage.
Microphone
Still Images
• A blinking [ ] icon warns that images are more likely to be blurred
by camera shake. In this case, mount the camera on a tripod or take
other measures to keep it still.
• If your shots are dark despite the flash firing, move closer to the
subject. For details on the flash range, see “Flash Range” (= 114).
• The subject may be too close if the camera only beeps once when
you press the shutter button halfway. For details on the focusing
range (shooting range), see “Shooting Range” (= 114).
• To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may be
activated when shooting in low-light conditions.
• A blinking [h] icon displayed when you attempt to shoot indicates
that shooting is not possible until the flash has finished recharging.
Shooting can resume as soon as the flash is ready, so either press
the shutter button all the way down and wait, or release it and press
it again.
• Although you can shoot again before the shooting screen is
displayed, your previous shot may determine the focus, brightness,
and colors used.
• Keep your fingers away from the
microphone while shooting movies.
Blocking the microphone may prevent
audio from being recorded or may
cause the recording to sound muffled.
• Avoid touching camera controls other than the movie button when
shooting movies, because sounds made by the camera will be
recorded.
IXUS 155   IXUS 150
• Once movie recording begins, the image display area changes and
subjects are enlarged to allow for correction of significant camera
shake. To shoot subjects at the same size shown before shooting,
adjust the image stabilization setting (= 59).
IXUS 145
• To prevent excessive motion blur when recording movies, mount the
camera on a tripod or take other measures to hold it still.
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• Audio recording is monaural.
• You can change how long images are displayed after shots (= 58).
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Movies
Scene Icons
In [
] mode, shooting scenes determined by the camera are indicated
by the icon displayed, and corresponding settings are automatically
selected for optimal focusing, subject brightness, and color.
People
Subject
Other Subjects
Icon
In
At Close Background
Color
Motion*1 Range
In
Shadows
Motion*1 on Face*1
Background
Bright
Backlit
Gray
–
With Blue Sky
Backlit
–
–
Orange
Spotlights
Dark
Dark Blue
Tripod
Used
*2
–
*2
–
*1Not displayed for movies.
*2Displayed in dark scenes when the camera is held still, as when mounted on a tripod.
• Try shooting in [G] mode (= 47) if the scene icon does not match
actual shooting conditions, or if it is not possible to shoot with your
expected effect, color, or brightness.
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Movies
Image Stabilization Icons
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Optimal image stabilization for the shooting conditions is automatically
applied (Intelligent IS). Additionally, the following icons are displayed in
[
] mode.
Image stabilization for still images
(Normal)
Image stabilization for movies,
reducing strong camera shake,
as when shooting while walking
(Dynamic)
Image stabilization for still images
when panning* (Panning)
Image stabilization for slow
camera shake, such as when
shooting movies at telephoto
(Powered)
Image stabilization for macro
shots (Hybrid IS).
] is
During movie recording, [
displayed, and image stabilization
for macro movie recording is used.
No image stabilization, because
the camera is mounted on a tripod
or held still by other means.
However, during movie recording,
] is displayed, and image
[
stabilization to counteract wind or
other sources of vibration is used.
(Tripod IS)
Light Blue
–
Sunsets
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*Displayed when you pan, following moving subjects with the camera. When you follow
subjects moving horizontally, image stabilization only counteracts vertical camera
shake, and horizontal stabilization stops. Similarly, when you follow subjects moving
vertically, image stabilization only counteracts horizontal camera shake.
• To cancel image stabilization, set [IS Mode] to [Off] (= 59). In this case, an
IS icon is not displayed.
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Movies
On-Screen Frames
A variety of frames are displayed once the camera detects subjects you are
aiming the camera at.
• A white frame is displayed around the subject (or person’s face)
determined by the camera to be the main subject, and gray frames are
displayed around other detected faces. Frames follow moving subjects
within a certain range to keep them in focus.
However, if the camera detects subject movement, only the white frame
will remain on the screen.
• When you are pressing the shutter button halfway and the camera
detects subject movement, a blue frame is displayed, and the focus and
image brightness are constantly adjusted (Servo AF).
• Try shooting in [G] mode (= 47) if no frames are displayed, if
frames are not displayed around desired subjects, or if frames are
displayed on the background or similar areas.
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Common, Convenient Features
Still Images
Movies
Zooming In Closer on Subjects (Digital Zoom)
When distant subjects are too far away to enlarge using optical zoom,
use digital zoom for up to about 40x ( IXUS 155 ) or 32x ( IXUS 150   IXUS 145 )
enlargement.
1 Move the zoom lever toward
<i>.
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Hold the lever until zooming stops.
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Zooming stops at the largest possible
zoom factor (before the image becomes
noticeably grainy), which is then indicated
on the screen.
Zoom Factor
2 Move the zoom lever toward
<i> again.
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The camera zooms in even closer on the
• Moving the zoom lever will display the zoom bar (which indicates
the zoom position). The color of the zoom bar will change depending
on the zoom range.
-White range: optical zoom range where the image will not appear
grainy.
-Yellow range: digital zoom range where the image is not noticeably
grainy (ZoomPlus).
-Blue range: digital zoom range where the image will appear grainy.
Because the blue range will not be available at some resolution
settings (= 36), the maximum zoom factor can be achieved by
following step 1.
• Zoomed images may look grainy under some resolution settings
(= 36) and zoom factors. In this case, the zoom factor is shown
in blue.
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subject.
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Still Images
Movies
Using the Self-Timer
With the self-timer, you can include yourself in group photos or other timed
shots. The camera will shoot about 10 seconds after you press the shutter
button.
1 Configure the setting.
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Press the <m> button, choose [
]
in the menu, and then choose the []]
option (= 22).
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Once the setting is complete, []] is
displayed.
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Once you start the self-timer, the lamp
will blink and the camera will play a selftimer sound.
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Two seconds before the shot, the blinking
and sound will speed up. (The lamp will
remain lit in case the flash fires.)
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To cancel shooting after you have
triggered the self-timer, press the
<n> button.
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To restore the original setting, choose
[ ] in step 1.
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Movies
Using the Self-Timer to Avoid Camera Shake
This option delays shutter release until about two seconds after you have
pressed the shutter button. If the camera is unsteady while you are pressing
the shutter button, it will not affect your shot.
2 Shoot.
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For Still Images: Press the shutter button
halfway to focus on the subject, and then
press it all the way down.
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For Movies: Press the movie button.
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Follow step 1 in “Using the Self-Timer”
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(= 32) and choose [[].
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Once the setting is complete, [[] is
displayed.
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Follow step 2 in “Using the Self-Timer”
(= 32) to shoot.
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Movies
Customizing the Self-Timer
You can specify the delay (0 – 30 seconds) and number of shots (1 – 10).
1 Choose [$].
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Following step 1 in “Using the Self-Timer”
(= 32), choose [$] and press the
<n> button.
2 Configure the setting.
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Press the <o><p> buttons to choose
[Delay] or [Shots].
Still Images
Deactivating the Flash
Prepare the camera for shooting without the flash as follows.
zz
Press the <r> button several times until
[!] is displayed.
zz
The flash will no longer be activated.
zz
To activate the flash, press the <r>
button again. ([ ] is displayed.) The
flash will automatically fire in low-light
conditions.
zz
Press the <q><r> buttons to choose a
value, and then press the <m> button.
zz
Once the setting is complete, [$] is
displayed.
zz
Follow step 2 in “Using the Self-Timer”
(= 32) to shoot.
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• If a blinking [ ] icon is displayed when you press the shutter button
halfway in camera-shake inducing, low-light conditions, mount the
camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still.
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• For movies shot using the self-timer, [Delay] represents the delay
before recording begins, but the [Shots] setting has no effect.
• When you specify multiple shots, image brightness and white balance are
determined by the first shot. More time is required between shots when the
flash fires or when you have specified to take many shots. Shooting will stop
automatically when the memory card becomes full.
• When a delay longer than two seconds is specified, two seconds before the
shot, the lamp blinking and self-timer sound will speed up. (The lamp will
remain lit in case the flash fires.)
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Still Images
Adding a Date Stamp
The camera can add the shooting date to images, in the lower-right corner.
However, note that date stamps cannot be edited or removed, so confirm
beforehand that the date and time are correct (= 13).
1 Configure the setting.
zz
Press the <n> button, choose [Date
] on the [4] tab, and then
Stamp
choose the desired option (= 23).
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Once the setting is complete, [ ] is
displayed.
• Shots taken without adding a date stamp can be printed with one as follows.
However, adding a date stamp this way to images that already have one may
cause it to be printed twice.
-Print using printer functions (= 90)
-Use camera DPOF print settings (= 93) to print
-Use the software downloaded from the Canon website (= 86) to print
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2 Shoot.
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As you take shots, the camera adds the
shooting date or time to the lower-right
corner of images.
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To restore the original setting, choose
[Off] in step 1.
• Date stamps cannot be edited or removed.
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Still Images
Continuous Shooting
Hold the shutter button all the way down to shoot continuously.
For details on the continuous shooting speed, see “Continuous Shooting
Speed” (= 115).
1 Configure the setting.
zz
Press the <m> button, choose
[ ] in the menu, and then choose [W]
(= 22).
zz
Once the setting is complete, [W] is
displayed.
2 Shoot.
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Hold the shutter button all the way down
to shoot continuously.
• Cannot be used with the self-timer (= 32).
• Shooting may stop momentarily or continuous shooting may slow
down depending on shooting conditions, camera settings, and the
zoom position.
• As more shots are taken, shooting may slow down.
• Shooting may slow down if the flash fires.
Still Images
Movies
Using Eco Mode
This function allows you to conserve battery power in Shooting mode.
When the camera is not in use, the screen quickly darkens to reduce
battery consumption.
1 Configure the setting.
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Press the <q> button several times until
] is displayed.
[
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The screen darkens when the camera
is not used for approximately two
seconds; approximately ten seconds
after darkening, the screen turns off.
The camera turns off after approximately
three minutes of inactivity.
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By pressing the <q> button again, [ ] is
displayed, and Eco Mode is deactivated.
2 Shoot.
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To activate the screen and prepare for
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shooting when the screen is off but the
lens is still out, press the shutter button
halfway.
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Image Customization Features
Still Images
Red-Eye Correction
Still Images
Changing Image Resolution (Size)
Choose from 5 levels of image resolution, as follows. For guidelines on
how many shots at each resolution setting can fit on a memory card, see
“Number of Shots per Memory Card” (= 113).
zz
Press the <m> button, choose [
] in
the menu, and choose the desired option
(= 22).
zz
The option you configured is now
displayed.
zz
To restore the original setting, repeat this
process but choose [ ].
Red-eye that occurs in flash photography can be automatically corrected as
follows.
zz
Press the <n> button, choose
[Red-Eye Corr.] on the [4] tab, and then
choose [On] (= 23).
zz
Once the setting is complete, [R] is
displayed.
zz
To restore the original setting, repeat this
process but choose [Off].
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• Red-eye correction may be applied to image areas other than eyes
(if the camera misinterprets red eye makeup as red pupils, for
example).
Guidelines for Choosing Resolution Based on Paper Size
A2 (16.5 x 23.4 in.)
A3 – A5 (11.7 x
16.5 – 5.8 x 8.3 in.)
5 x 7 in.
Postcard
3.5 x 5 in.
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• You can also correct existing images (= 71).
zz
[ ]: For e-mailing images.
zz
[ ]: For images displayed on widescreen
HDTVs or similar display devices, on a
16:9 screen.
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Changing Movie Image Quality
Still Images
Checking for Closed Eyes
2 image quality settings are available. For guidelines on the maximum
movie length at each level of image quality that will fit on a memory card,
see “Recording Time per Memory Card” (= 114).
zz
Press the <m> button, choose [
] in
the menu, and choose the desired option
(= 22).
zz
The option you configured is now
displayed.
zz
To restore the original setting, repeat this
process but choose [ ].
[ ] is displayed when the camera detects that people may have closed
their eyes.
1 Configure the setting.
zz
Press the <n> button, choose [Blink
Detection] on the [4] tab, and then
choose [On] (= 23).
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Auto Mode
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
Playback Mode
Setting Menu
Accessories
2 Shoot.
Image
Quality
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[ ] flashes when the camera detects a
Resolution
Frame Rate
Details
1280 x 720
25 fps
For shooting in HD
640 x 480
30 fps
For shooting in standard definition
• In [ ] mode, black bars displayed on the top and bottom edges of the screen
indicate image areas not recorded.
person whose eyes are closed.
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To restore the original setting, choose
[Off] in step 1.
Appendix
Index
• When you have specified multiple shots in [$] mode, this function is only
available for the final shot.
• A frame is displayed around people whose eyes are closed when you have
selected [2 sec.], [4 sec.], [8 sec.], or [Hold] in [Display Time] (= 58).
• This feature is not available in continuous shooting mode (= 35).
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Before Use
Customizing Camera Operation
Customize shooting functions on the MENU [4] tab as follows.
For instructions on menu functions, see “Using Menus” (= 23).
Still Images
Deactivating the Lamp
You can deactivate the lamp that normally lights up to help you focus in lowlight conditions when you press the shutter button halfway, or that lights up
to reduce red-eye when you shoot in low-light conditions with the flash.
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Press the <n> button, choose
[Lamp Setting] on the [4] tab, and then
choose [Off] (= 23).
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To restore the original setting, repeat this
process but choose [On].
Basic Guide
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Auto Mode
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
Playback Mode
Setting Menu
Accessories
Appendix
Index
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Before Use
Basic Guide
Other Shooting Modes
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Shoot more effectively in various scenes, and take shots enhanced with unique image effects or captured using special
functions
Auto Mode
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
Playback Mode
Setting Menu
Brightness / Color Customization (Live View Control).......................................... 40
Specific Scenes................................................. 40
Shooting with Reduced Motion Blur (Digital IS)..... 41
Applying Special Effects.................................. 42
Shots Resembling Miniature Models
(Miniature Effect).................................................... 43
Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect
(Toy Camera Effect)............................................... 44
Shooting in Monochrome....................................... 44
Special Modes for Other Purposes................. 45
Using the Face Self-Timer..................................... 45
Shooting Long Exposures (Long Shutter).............. 46
Accessories
Appendix
Index
Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect
(Fish-Eye Effect).................................................... 42
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Still Images
Brightness / Color Customization
(Live View Control)
Movies
Image brightness or colors when shooting can be easily customized as
follows.
1 Enter [
] mode.
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Press the <o> button several times until
[
] is displayed.
Before Use
Specific Scenes
Choose a mode matching the shooting scene, and the camera will
automatically configure the settings for optimal shots.
1 Choose a shooting mode.
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Press the <o> button several times until
] is displayed.
[
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Press the <m> button, choose [
] in
the menu, and choose the desired option
(= 22).
2 Shoot.
2 Configure the setting.
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Press the <p> button to access the
setting screen. Press the <o><p>
buttons to choose a setting item, and
then press the <q><r> buttons to adjust
the value as you watch the screen.
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Press the <m> button.
3 Shoot.
Brightness
For brighter images, adjust the level to the right, and for darker
images, adjust it to the left.
Color
For more vivid images, adjust the level to the right, and for more
subdued images, adjust it to the left.
Tone
For a warm, reddish tone, adjust the level to the right, and for a cool,
bluish tone, adjust it to the left.
Basic Guide
Advanced Guide
Camera Basics
Auto Mode
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
Playback Mode
Still Images
Movies
I Shoot portraits (Portrait)
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Take shots of people with a softening
effect.
Setting Menu
Accessories
Appendix
Index
Still Images
S
hoot under low light (Low Light)
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Shoot with minimal camera and subject
shake even in low-light conditions.
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Before Use
Still Images
Movies
P Shoot with snowy backgrounds
(Snow)
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Bright, natural-colored shots of people
against snowy backgrounds.
Still Images
IXUS 145
Still Images
Shooting with Reduced Motion Blur
(Digital IS)
Advanced Guide
Shoot with minimal camera and subject shake. In scenes where the flash
is not fired, consecutive shots are combined to reduce camera shake and
noise.
Movies
t Shoot fireworks (Fireworks)
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Vivid shots of fireworks.
1 Enter [ ] mode.
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Follow step 1 in “Specific Scenes”
(= 40) and choose [
].
• [ ] mode resolution is [ ] ( IXUS 155 2560 x 1920 / IXUS 150   IXUS 145
2304 x 1728) and cannot be changed.
• In [t] mode, although no frames are displayed when you press the shutter
button halfway, optimal focus is still determined.
] is
displayed on the left side of the screen in
scenes where the flash is not fired.
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When [ ] is displayed, press the shutter
button all the way down. Images will be
shot continuously, and then be combined.
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When the icon is not displayed, press the
shutter button all the way down to shoot a
single image.
• Because the camera will shoot continuously when [
hold it steady while shooting.
• In some scenes, images may not look as expected.
Camera Basics
Auto Mode
Other Shooting
Modes
P Mode
Playback Mode
2 Shoot.
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Press the shutter button halfway. [
• In [t] mode, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures
to keep it still and prevent camera shake.
IXUS 155   IXUS 150
• Set [IS Mode] to [Off] when using a tripod or other means to secure
the camera (= 59).
Basic Guide
Setting Menu
Accessories
Appendix
Index
] is displayed,
• When using a tripod, shoot in [
] mode (= 26).
• [ ] mode resolution is [ ] (2304 x 1728) and cannot be changed.
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Applying Special Effects
Still Images
Add a variety of effects to images when shooting.
1 Choose a shooting mode.
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Follow step 1 in “Specific Scenes”
(= 4