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DIGITAL CAMERA
CANON INC.
Camera User Guide
Please read the Read This First section (p. 6).
Please also read the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk
and the Direct Print User Guide.
Flowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Function
Shooting with the Camera
Canon Digital Camera
Software Starter Guide Disk
Installing the Software
This Guide
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
This Guide
Canon Digital Camera
Software Starter Guide Disk
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With the exception of the [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] settings, all the
other menu settings and changes made with the camera buttons can be reset to the default
values in a single operation (p. 59).
Downloading Images to a Computer
(1) (2) The resolutions and frame rates for the
Direct Print User Guide
Printer User Guide
Resolution
Using the Printer and Printing
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when
used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for
any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g.,
a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of
non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such
repairs on a chargeable basis.
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(3) The default flash setting is Auto with Red-Eye Reduction in the
modes,
Auto in the
mode.
- When the flash fires in
mode, the camera will automatically use Slow Synchro mode.
(4) You cannot switch between the Macro/Infinity modes when the camera is in the
mode.
(5) AF cannot be selected in the
mode.
(6) Can be set during shooting (only in Standard mode).
(7) Exposure compensation not available in
or
modes.
(8) This cannot be set when the Photo Effect is set to Sepia or B/W.
(9) Automatically set by the camera.
(10) The Photo Effect cannot be set in the
mode.
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Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become
warm. Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for
an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing
techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification. Less
than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as red or black
dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera’s video signal format to the one used in your region
before using it with a TV monitor (p. 156).
Charging the Date/Time Battery
• The camera has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that maintains
the date, time and other camera settings. This battery recharges when the
main battery pack is inserted into the camera. When you first purchase the
camera, place a charged battery pack in it for at least 4 hours to charge
the date/time battery. It will charge even when the camera power is
turned off.
• If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on,
it means that the date/time battery charge is depleted. Recharge it as
described above.
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About This Guide
Conventions Used in the Text
Icons appearing beside or below titles indicate the modes in which the
procedure can be used. In the example below, the procedure can be
used in the following modes.
When the mode switch is set to
(Shooting)
Postcard Date Imprint Mode
Shooting Mode
When the Shooting mode is set to the following modes
•
Auto
•
Manual
•
Portrait
•
Night Snapshot
•
Kids&Pets
•
Indoor
•
Underwater
•
My Colors
* When a shooting mode icon is shown in gray, the procedure cannot be performed in
that mode.
* The
symbol indicates the Stitch Assist mode.
: This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation.
: This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic
operating procedures.
In this guide an SD memory card (Secure Digital, a copyright protection
system) is referred to as an SD card.
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Table of Contents
Items marked with
or procedures.
are lists or charts that summarize camera functions
Read This First
Please Read......................................................................................... 6
Safety Precautions .............................................................................. 7
Preventing Malfunctions ................................................................... 12
Components Guide
Components Guide............................................................................ 13
Preparing the Camera
Charging the Battery Pack .................................................................
Installing the Battery Pack.................................................................
Installing the SD Card .......................................................................
Setting the Date and Time .................................................................
Setting the Language ........................................................................
18
21
23
28
31
Basic Functions
Turning the Power On .......................................................................
Switching Between Shooting/Playback..............................................
Using the LCD Monitor......................................................................
LCD Monitor Brightness....................................................................
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor .......................................
Using the Viewfinder .........................................................................
Using the Zoom.................................................................................
Pressing the Shutter Button ..............................................................
Selecting Menus and Settings ...........................................................
Menu Settings and Factory Defaults..................................................
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values ........................................
34
36
37
39
40
44
45
46
48
53
59
Shooting
Shooting in Auto Mode .....................................................................
Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting.........................................
Changing Resolution/Compression Settings .....................................
Using the Flash .............................................................................
Selecting a Shooting Mode ...............................................................
Auto ..............................................................................................
Manual ..........................................................................................
Digital Macro.................................................................................
Portrait..........................................................................................
61
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66
68
68
68
68
68
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Night Snapshot.............................................................................. 68
Kids&Pets...................................................................................... 68
Indoor............................................................................................ 68
Underwater.................................................................................... 68
My Colors...................................................................................... 68
Shooting Close-Ups/
Infinity Shots..................................... 71
Magnified Close-Up Shooting (Digital Macro) ................................... 73
Using the Digital Zoom ...................................................................... 74
Continuous Shooting ................................................................... 75
Postcard Date Imprint Mode.............................................................. 76
Using the Self-timer ..................................................................... 78
Shooting a Movie........................................................................ 81
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) ...................................... 86
Switching between Focusing Modes.................................................. 89
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock).................. 90
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)............................................ 92
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) ................................... 93
Switching between Metering Modes ........................................... 94
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation .............................................. 95
Shooting in Long Shutter Mode......................................................... 96
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)................................................... 98
Changing the Photo Effect ............................................................... 101
Shooting in a My Colors Mode ........................................................ 102
Adjusting the ISO Speed.................................................................. 109
Setting the Auto Rotate Function ..................................................... 110
Resetting the File Number ............................................................... 111
Playback
Displaying Images Individually ........................................................
Magnifying Images ....................................................................
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) ....................
Jumping to Images...............................................................
Viewing Movies ...............................................................................
Editing Movies .................................................................................
Rotating Images in the Display ........................................................
Attaching Sound Memos to Images.................................................
Automated Playback (Slide Shows) .................................................
Protecting Images ...........................................................................
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113
114
115
117
118
121
123
124
126
130
Erasing
Erasing Single Images ............................................................... 131
Erasing All Images .......................................................................... 132
Print Settings
About Printing ................................................................................. 134
Setting the DPOF Print Settings ...................................................... 136
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)
Selecting Images for Transferring ................................................... 142
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Connecting the Camera to a Computer............................................ 146
Computer System Requirements ................................................ 146
Downloading Images by Direct Transfer ......................................... 152
Connecting the Camera to the Computer to Download Images Without
Installing Software ................................................................... 154
Downloading from an SD Card........................................................ 154
Viewing Images on a TV set
Viewing Images on a TV set ............................................................ 155
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
Changing My Camera Settings ........................................................ 157
Registering My Camera Settings ..................................................... 159
List of Messages
List of Messages ............................................................................. 162
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting .............................................................................. 164
Appendix
Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately)......................................
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) .....................
Camera Care and Maintenance ........................................................
Specifications..................................................................................
Photo Tips and Information.............................................................
Index ...............................................................................................
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode ....................................
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181
183
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Read This First
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that
you shoot several trial images to confirm that the camera is operating and
being operated 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 SD memory cards, that
results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way
that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and
should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or contravenes
international or domestic copyright laws and regulations. Please be advised
that in certain cases the copying of images from performances, exhibitions,
or commercial properties by means of a camera or other device may
contravene copyright or other legal rights even if the image was shot for
personal use.
Warranty Limitations
For information on your camera's warranty, please refer to the Canon
European Warranty System (EWS) Booklet supplied with your camera.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see rear of this booklet or
the European Warranty System (EWS) Booklet.
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Safety Precautions
• Before using the camera, please ensure that you read and understand the
safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is
operated correctly.
• The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to
instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its
accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and
equipment.
• In the next few pages, the term equipment refers primarily to the camera
and its power supply accessories, such as the battery charger and
separately sold compact power adapter. See the System Map for power
supply accessory details.
Storing SD cards
Store the SD memory card out of the reach of children and infants.
It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs, consult a doctor
immediately.
Warnings
• Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light
sources that could damage your eyesight.
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants
when using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. Accidental
damage to the camera or battery pack by a child could result in serious
injury. In addition, placement of the strap around the child’s neck could
result in asphyxiation.
• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is
not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may
result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and
repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by
your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
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• To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash
portion of the camera if it has been damaged. Similarly, never touch
internal portions of the equipment that become exposed as a result of
damage. There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take the
first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
• Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious
fumes. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately
turn the camera power off, remove the battery pack or unplug the battery
charger from the power outlet. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions
have ceased. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
• Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is damaged.
Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately turn the
camera power off, remove the battery pack or unplug the power cable
from the power outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the
closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become
immersed in, water or other liquids. Do not allow liquids to enter the
interior. The camera has not been waterproofed. If the exterior comes into
contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a soft, absorbent cloth. If
water or other foreign substances enter the interior, immediately turn the
camera power off and remove the camera battery pack or unplug the
power cord from the power outlet. Continued use of the equipment may
result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or
the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other
flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. The use of
these substances may lead to fire.
• Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the
dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet
and the surrounding area. In dusty, humid or greasy environments, the
dust that collects around the plug over long periods of time may become
saturated with humidity and short-circuit, leading to fire.
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• Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord.
Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which may lead
to fire or electrical shock.
• Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet
hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging the cable, ensure
that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling on the flexible portion of
the cable may damage or exposure the wire and insulation, creating the
potential for fires or electrical shocks.
• Use only recommended power accessories. Use of power sources not
expressly recommended for this equipment may lead to overheating,
distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or other hazards.
• Do not place the battery pack near a heat source or expose it to direct
flame or heat. Neither should you immerse it in water. Such exposure
may damage the battery pack and lead to the leakage of corrosive liquids,
fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery pack.
There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion. Immediately flush with
water any area of the body - including the eyes and mouth, or clothing that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery. If the eyes or
mouth contact these substances, immediately flush with water and seek
medical assistance.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery pack to severe impacts that
could damage the casings. It could lead to leakage and injury.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic objects, such as
key holders. It could lead to overheating, burns and other injuries. Use
the supplied terminal cover to transport or store the battery pack.
• Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other
insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects. Contact with the
metallic components of other materials in waste containers may lead to
fire or explosions. Discard the battery pack in specialized waste facilities if
available in your area.
• Use only recommended battery pack and accessories. Use of battery
pack not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause
explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the
surroundings.
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• Use the specified battery charger to charge Battery Pack NB-4L. Use of
other chargers may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire
or electrical shock.
• Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter from both
the camera and the power outlet after recharging and when they are not
in use to avoid fire and other hazards. Continuous use over a long period
may cause a unit to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
• The battery charger and compact power adapter are designed for
exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it with other products or
batteries. There is a risk of fire and other hazards.
Caution about magnetic fields
Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit cards)
away from the speaker of the camera (p. 14). Such items may lose data
or stop working.
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Cautions
• Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to
strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk
(boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the
batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other
injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
Ensure that there is good ventilation when using the battery charger to
charge the battery pack.
• Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in such
areas could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage.
• Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or
shocks that could lead to injury or damage the equipment when
wearing or holding it by the strap.
• Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing when
shooting. The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. In
addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several pictures
in rapid succession. Either action could result in burns.
• Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens.
The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
• Ensure that the battery charger is plugged into a power outlet of the
specified rating, not over the specified rating. The plug of the battery
charger varies according to region.
• Do not use the battery charger or compact power adapter if the plug or
cable is damaged, or if the plug is not fully inserted into the power
outlet.
• Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to contact the
charger terminals or plug.
• If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may
become warm. Please take care when operating the camera for extended
periods as your hands may experience a burning sensation.
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Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other
equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong
magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may
cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal
surfaces. You can avoid this by placing the equipment in an airtight,
resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature changes slowly
before removing it from the bag.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
Stop using the camera immediately if you detect condensation. Continued
use may damage the equipment. Remove the SD card and battery pack or
compact power adapter from the camera and wait until the moisture
evaporates completely before resuming use.
Extended Storage
When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the
battery pack from the camera or battery charger and store the equipment in
a safe place. Storing the camera for extended periods with a battery pack
installed will run down the battery pack. However the date, time and other
camera settings may reset to default settings if the battery pack has been
removed for more than three weeks.
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Components Guide
Front View
Microphone (p. 124)
Terminal Cover
Flash (p. 66)
Components Guide
AF-assist Beam (p. 47)
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 67)
Self-timer Lamp (p. 78)
Viewfinder Window (p. 44)
Lens
Wrist Strap Mount
DIGITAL Terminal (p. 147)
A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (p. 155)
The interface cable and AV cable cannot be connected simultaneously.
How to Open the Terminal Cover
Attaching the Wrist Strap*
You can use this toggle to open the terminal
cover or SD card slot/battery cover.
* When carrying the camera by the strap, be careful not to swing the camera
or catch it on other items.
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Back View
LCD Monitor (p. 37)
Viewfinder Window (p. 44)
Speaker
Tripod Socket
Battery Compartment
(SD card/battery
compartment)
SD Card Slot/
Battery Cover (pp. 21, 23)
DC Coupler Terminal Cover (p. 169)
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These actions may
damage it or lead to other problems.
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Operation Panel
Power Lamp
Power Button (p. 34)
Indicators (p. 16)
Zoom Lever
Shooting:
(Wide Angle)/
(Telephoto) (p. 45)
Playback:
(Index) (p. 115)/
(Magnify) (p. 114)
Shutter Button (p. 46)
Components Guide
Lights when the power is on or transmission
preparations are complete when connected to a
computer
Mode Switch (p. 36)
(Print/Share)
Button (p. 17)
MENU Button (p. 50)
FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button
(p. 48)
DISP. (Display) Button (p. 37)
(Metering) Button (p. 94)/
(Jump) Button (p. 117)/
Button
(Flash) Button (p. 66)/
Button
(Single Image Erase) Button (p. 131)/
(Continuous) Button (p. 75)/
(Self-timer) Button (p. 78)/
Button
(Macro) /
Button
(Infinity) Button (p. 71)/
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Holding the Camera
Images become blurred if the camera moves when the shutter button is
pressed. Hold the camera as shown below to avoid camera movement
when shooting.
Hold the camera firmly with both hands
and let your elbows rest at your sides.
Place your finger on the shutter button
as you hold the camera.
• Make sure that your hair or fingers do not obstruct the lens, flash,
self-timer lamp, microphone or speaker.
• Fix the camera onto a tripod when shooting infinity shots or in
dark places.
Indicators
The indicators light or blink when the power button or shutter button is pressed.
Upper Indicator
Green:
Ready to shoot
Blinking Green: Recording to SD card / Reading SD card / Erasing from
SD card/Transmitting data (during a computer connection)
Orange:
Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning)
Lower Indicator
Yellow:
Macro mode / Infinity mode/ AF lock
Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (single beep).
Although you can still press the shutter button when the
indicator blinks yellow, you are recommended to shoot
using the focus lock or AF lock (p. 90).
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Components Guide
The following operations are accessible through one easy press of
the
(Print/Share) button.
• Printing: See the Direct Print User Guide (supplied with the camera)
• Downloading images: See p.145 of this guide and the Canon Digital
Camera Software Starter Guide Disk (supplied with the camera)
The indicator blinks or lights during a printer or computer connection.
Blue: Ready to print/Ready to transfer images
Blinking blue: Printing/Transferring
The following cables are used to connect the camera to a computer
or printer.
Computer (p. 145)
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Direct Print Compatible Printers (Sold Separately)
• Compact Photo Printer (SELPHY CP series)/Card Photo Printer
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) or the Direct
Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with the printer).
• Bubble Jet Printers (PIXMA series/SELPHY DS series)
- PictBridge Compliant Printers:
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
- Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Printers:
Please refer to your Bubble Jet printer user guide.
• PictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied
with the camera for direct print compatible printer information.
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Preparing the Camera
Charging the Battery Pack
Use the following procedures to charge the battery pack the first time you
use the camera or when the “Change the battery pack” message displays.
1
Symbol
Insert the battery pack into the
battery charger.
Align the
on the battery pack and
battery charger and insert it correctly.
2
Battery charger model names and types
vary by region.
(For CB-2LV)
Plug the battery charger into a
power outlet.
(For CB-2LVE)
Charge Indicator
Attach the power cord to the battery
charger and plug it into a power
outlet.
• The charge indicator will light orange
while the battery pack is charging. It will
change to green when the charge is
complete.
• After charging, unplug the battery charger
and immediately remove the battery pack.
To protect the battery pack and prolong its life, do not charge it for
longer than 24 hours continuously.
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Battery Pack Handling Precautions
Preparing the Camera
• Since this is a lithium-ion battery pack, you need not completely
discharge it before recharging. It can be recharged at any point.
However, since the maximum number of charge cycles is
approximately 300 times (battery life based on Canon’s testing
standards), you are recommended to charge the battery pack after
having discharged it completely to prolong battery life.
• It takes approximately 90 minutes to fully charge the battery pack
from a fully discharged state (based on Canon’s testing standards).
Charging it within a temperature range of 5° to 40 °C (41° to 104 °F)
is recommended.
• Charge times may vary according to the ambient temperature and
the battery pack’s charge state.
• You may hear a noise during charging. This is not a malfunction.
• See Battery Capacity (Battery Pack NB-4L (Fully charged)) (p. 177).
zKeep the battery pack terminals (
) clean at all times. Dirty
terminals may cause poor contact between the battery pack and camera.
Polish the terminals with a soft cotton swab before charging or using the
battery pack.
zDo not rapidly overturn or wave the battery charger around when it
contains the battery pack. The battery pack could fly out.
zAt low temperatures, battery pack performance may be reduced and the
low battery icon may appear earlier than usual. Under these conditions,
resuscitate the battery pack by warming it in a pocket immediately before
use. However, ensure that there are no metallic items in the pocket that
could cause a short circuit, such as a key holder, etc.
zDo not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets, bedding or cushions,
on top of the battery charger while it is charging. Heat will build up and
could result in a fire.
zDo not charge batteries other than Battery Pack NB-4L in this charger.
zThe battery pack continues to discharge a minimal portion of its power
while installed in the camera, even with the power off, or in the charger.
This will shorten battery life.
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zDo not allow any metal objects such as key rings to touch the
and
terminals (Fig. A), as this can damage the battery pack. To carry the battery
pack or store it during periods of disuse, always replace the terminal cover
(Fig. B). You may be able to check the charge state when Battery Pack
NB-4L is used depending upon how the terminal cover is attached
(Fig. C, D).
Fig. A
Fig. B
Fig. C
Charged Battery
Fig. D
Spent Battery
Attach it so the
is visible.
Attach it the
opposite way to
Fig. C.
zEven charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. You are
advised to charge the battery on the day of use, or one day before, to
ensure a full charge.
zSince storing a fully charged battery pack for long periods of time (about
one year) may shorten its life cycle or affect its performance, you are
recommended to use it in the camera until it is completely discharged and
to store it in an indoor location with low relative humidity and between the
temperatures of 0 to 30 °C (32 to 86 °F). If you do not use the battery pack
for long periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it fully in the camera
about once a year before returning it to storage.
zIf the performance of the battery pack diminishes substantially even when it
is fully charged, its life has been exceeded and it should be replaced.
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Installing the Battery Pack
Install Battery Pack NB-4L (supplied).
1
1
Slide the SD card slot/battery cover
in the direction of the arrows.
2
Press the battery lock while
inserting the battery pack all the
way in until the lock clicks.
2
Preparing the Camera
Please recharge the battery pack (p. 18) before you use it for the
first time.
Align the
on the battery pack and
battery chamber and insert it correctly.
Battery Lock
Symbol
To remove the battery pack, press the
battery lock in the direction of the arrow and
hold it while pulling the battery pack out.
3
2
Slide the SD card slot/battery cover
closed.
1
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• Please watch the loading slot area carefully as you insert and
remove the battery pack.
• Do not turn off the power or open the SD card slot/battery cover
while the indicator blinks green. The camera is writing, reading,
erasing or transmitting an image to or from the SD card.
• Remove the battery pack when the camera is not in use. Please
note, however, that the date, time and other camera settings may be
lost if the battery pack has been removed for more than three weeks.
Please use an AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold separately) for
extended use of the camera (p. 169).
Battery Pack Charge
The following icons and messages will display when the battery pack charge
is low.
Battery pack charge is low. Recharge it as soon as possible
before it is required for an extended period.
When the LCD monitor is off, this icon will display when you
press any button other than the power or
(Print/Share)
button.
Change the
battery pack
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace
the battery pack immediately.
See Battery Capacity (Battery Pack NB-4L (Fully charged)) (p. 177).
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Installing the SD Card
Write-Protect Tab
Write-Protect Tab
Writing/Erasing Possible
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Preparing the Camera
The SD card has a write-protect tab. Sliding the tab downward prevents
recording of data and protects existing data (e.g. images). When recording
to, erasing from or formatting the SD card, slide the tab upward.
Ensure that the SD card is correctly oriented before inserting it in the
camera. It may damage the camera if inserted backward by mistake.
Turn the camera power off and insert the SD card with the following
procedures.
1
1
Slide the SD card slot/battery cover
in the direction of the arrows.
2
Insert the SD card.
2
• Push it in with your finger or the toggle on
the wrist strap, as illustrated on the
camera bottom, until it clicks into place.
• Do not touch or allow metal objects to
contact the terminals on the back of the
SD card.
Front
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3
2
Slide the SD card slot/battery cover
closed.
1
To Remove the SD card
Push the SD card with your finger or the toggle on the wrist strap until it
clicks and then release it.
• Please watch the loading slot area carefully as you insert and
remove the SD card.
• Since the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting data to
or from the SD card when the indicator blinks green, never perform
the following actions during this time. It could corrupt the image
data.
- Subject the camera body to vibration or shocks.
- Turn the camera’s power off, or open the SD card slot/battery
cover.
• Please note that SD cards formatted with other manufacturers’
cameras or a computer, or formatted or edited with application
programs, may slow down writing to the SD card or may not operate
correctly in the camera.
• You are recommended to use SD cards that have been formatted in
your camera (p. 25). The card supplied with the camera may be
used without further formatting.
See SD Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 178).
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Formatting SD Cards
You should always format a new SD card or one from which you wish to
erase all images and other data.
Power Lamp
1
Press the power button until the
power lamp lights green.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
Use the
button to select the
(Set up) menu.
4
Use the
or
button to select
[Format] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
The
(Rec.) or
displayed.
Preparing the Camera
Please note that formatting (initializing) an SD card erases all data,
including protected images and other file types.
(Play) menu is
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5
Use the button to select [OK] and
press the FUNC./SET button.
• To perform a low level format, use the
button to select [Low Level Format] and
the
or
button to add a check mark.
• To exit instead of formatting, select
[Cancel].
• If [Low Level Format] is selected, you can
stop formatting partway by pressing the
FUNC./SET button. You can still use the
SD card without problem even if
formatting was halted partway.
• The capacity of the SD card displayed after
formatting will be less than the rated
capacity of the SD card. This is not a
malfunction of the SD card or camera.
• Low Level Format
You should select the [Low Level Format] option if you suspect the
read/write speed of an SD card has dropped or if you wish to
completely erase its data. A low level format may require 2 to
3 minutes with some SD cards.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted SD card might be
the cause. Reformatting the SD card may solve the problem.
• When a non-Canon brand SD card is malfunctioning, reformatting it
may solve the problem.
• SD cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or peripheral
devices may not operate correctly in this camera. When that
happens, reformat the SD card with this camera. If formatting in the
camera does not work properly, turn the camera off and re-insert the
SD card. Then turn the camera back on and format again.
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SD Card Handling Precautions
z SD cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend them, apply
force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration.
back of the card. Do not touch the terminals with your hands or metal
objects.
z Do not peel away the original label on the SD card or cover it with another
label or sticker.
z When writing on the SD card, use a soft point pen (e.g. felt-tip pen). Using
a sharp point pen (e.g. ball-point pen) or pencil may damage the SD card or
corrupt the recorded data.
z Since some or all of the data recorded on the SD card may be corrupted or
erased by electrical noise, static electricity or card malfunction, making a
backup copy of important data is recommended.
z Moving an SD card rapidly between temperature extremes will cause
condensation to form in the card and lead to a malfunction. To avoid
condensation, place the SD card in a sealed plastic bag before moving it
into a different temperature zone and allow it to adjust slowly to the new
temperature.
z If condensation forms on the SD card, store it at room temperature until the
water droplets have evaporated naturally.
z Do not use or store SD cards in the following locations.
Preparing the Camera
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the SD card.
z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the terminals on the
- Locations subject to dust or sand
- Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
Precaution for Multi Media Cards
This camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine
Canon-brand SD cards. You may use multi media cards with this
camera. However, Canon makes no warranties concerning the use of
multi media cards.
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Setting the Date and Time
The Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera power is turned
on or whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion date/time battery
charge is low. Start from Step 5 to set the date and time.
Power Lamp
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1
Press the power button until the
power lamp lights green.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
Use the
button to select the
(Set up) menu.
4
Use the
or
button to select
[Date/Time] and press the FUNC./
SET button.
The
(Rec.) or
displayed.
(Play) menu is
Set the date and time.
6
Press the FUNC./SET button.
7
Press the MENU button.
• Use the
or
button to select a field
(year, month, day, hour, minute and date
format).
• Use the
or
button to change its
value.
• The date can be set up to the year 2037.
The setting is complete.
Preparing the Camera
5
The display will return to the shooting or
playback screen.
• Please note that the date and time settings may be lost if the camera
battery has been removed for more than three weeks. Reset them
when this occurs.
• For embedding the date on the image data, refer to page 77.
• To set the camera so that the date and time will not appear on
the image when it is being shot but only when it is printed, see
Setting the Print Style (p. 140), the Direct Printer User Guide or
the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk supplied
with the camera.
Charging the Date/Time Battery
- The camera has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery for
saving settings such as the date and time. This battery is
recharged by the battery pack while it is in the camera. Right after
purchasing the camera, leave a charged battery pack in the
camera, or plug in AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold separately),
for about 4 hours to charge the date/time battery. It will charge
even when the camera power is turned off.
- If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned
on, the date/time battery charge is low. Use the above method to
recharge it.
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Using the Clock
You can display the current date and time for
a 5-second* interval using the following
methods. This is convenient for confirming
the shooting date and time.
* Default setting
• Holding the FUNC./SET Button While Pressing the Power Button
- The start-up image will not display at startup, also the start-up sound
will not play.
- The Date/Time menu will display if the time has not been set.
- The Display Off function will not work while the clock display is on.
• Pressing and Holding the FUNC./SET Button in Shooting Mode
The clock display will differ according to the camera orientation.
- Camera held horizontally: only the time displays
- Camera held vertically: both the time and date display
While the clock display is on, you can
change the display color by pressing the
or
button or by firmly holding and
gently shaking the camera as shown in
the illustration. Feel free to change to
your preferred color.
The clock display will cease when the display interval is over or when you
operate any one of the FUNC./SET, MENU or Shutter buttons or the
mode switch.
• The clock cannot be displayed when menus are displayed with the
MENU button.
• The clock’s display interval can be changed in the
(Set up) menu (p. 56).
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Setting the Language
Use this feature to select the language for the LCD monitor display.
Power Lamp
Press the power button until the
power lamp lights green.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
Use the
button to select the
(Set up) menu.
4
Use the
or
button to select
[Language] and press the FUNC./
SET button.
The
(Rec.) or
displayed.
(Play) menu is
Preparing the Camera
1
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5
Use the , ,
or
button to
select a language and press the
FUNC./SET button.
6
Press the MENU button.
The display will return to the shooting or
playback screen.
You can display the Language menu directly by holding down the
FUNC./SET button and pressing the MENU button while in single
image playback or index playback mode.
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Preparing the Camera
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Basic Functions
Turning the Power On
Power Lamp
Press the power button until the
indicator lights green.
The lens extends when the mode switch is
set to
or
.
To Turn the Power Off
Press the power button again.
• If the “Card locked!” message appears right after the power is
turned on, the SD card cannot record (p. 23).
• The Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera power is
turned on or whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
charge is low. Reset the date and time when this occurs (p. 28).
• If the power saving function activates, press the power button to
restore power.
• You will hear a start-up sound and see the start-up image when the
power is turned on. To change the start-up sound and image, see
pp. 55, 58, 157.
• The start-up image does not display when the camera is connected
to a TV via the A/V OUT terminal.
Turning On the Power without the Start-Up Sound
Hold the MENU button while pressing the power button. This will set the
[Mute] setting to [On] and silence the operation sound and the shutter
sound. This is convenient when you wish to shoot silently.
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Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving function.
When this function is turned on and it activates, restore power by pressing
the power button.
Shooting Mode:
* This time can be changed (p. 56).
Playback Mode:
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the last
control is accessed on the camera.
Connected to a Printer (sold separately):
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the last
control is accessed on the camera.
Basic Functions
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last
control is accessed on the camera.
The LCD monitor automatically turns off 1 minute* after
the last control is accessed even if [Auto Power Down] is
set to [Off]. Press any button other than the power button
or change the camera orientation to turn the LCD monitor
back on.
• The power saving function will not activate during a slide show or while
the camera is connected to a computer.
• The power saving function can be turned off (p. 56).
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Switching Between Shooting/Playback
The mode switch is used to select Shooting and Playback modes.
To Shoot Still Images (Shooting Mode)
Slide the mode switch to
.
To Shoot Movies (Movie Mode)
Slide the mode switch to
.
To Play Back Images (Playback Mode)
Slide the mode switch to
.
• The lens retracts approximately 1 minute after
changing the mode switch position from
or
to
.
• When a printer is connected, images can be
printed (see the Direct Print User Guide).
• When a camera is connected, recorded images
can be downloaded to and viewed with a computer
(p. 154).
When a printer is properly connected, the
appears on the LCD monitor.
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,
or
icon
Using the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor can be used to compose images while shooting, adjust
menu settings and play back recorded images. Icons showing the camera’s
status and setting contents appear on the LCD monitor.
Shooting Mode (
,
) (p. 41)
Press the DISP. button.
The display mode changes as follows with
each press.
Basic Functions
The image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright
light. This does not constitute a malfunction.
Standard (No Information)
Detailed (Information View)
Off
• The LCD monitor setting (On or Off) is saved by the camera when
the power is turned off so that the same setting is automatically
available when the power is turned on again. However, the setting
may be lost when the power has been turned off after the “Change
the battery pack” message has displayed, while the LCD monitor
was on in Shooting mode.
• The LCD monitor does not shut off in the
,
,
or
mode.
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Playback Mode (
) (p. 42)
When the mode switch is set to
, the LCD monitor will turn on.
Press the DISP. button.
The display mode changes as follows with
each press.
Standard
Detailed
No Information
In index playback mode (p. 115), the detailed display is not available.
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LCD Monitor Brightness
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted to better suit the
shooting conditions. When shooting in dark conditions, the camera will also
automatically brighten the LCD monitor.
LCD Monitor Brightness Settings
Basic Functions
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be changed in the following two
ways.
• Changing Settings Using the Set up Menu (p. 55)
• Changing Settings Using the DISP. Button (Quick-bright LCD Function)
Pressing the DISP. button for at least 1 second switches the brightness to
the highest setting. Pressing it again for at least 1 second restores it to the
original setting.
If you set the brightness to the highest setting using this method and
turn the camera power off, the brightness setting will revert to the value
set in the Set up menu.
Night Display
When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically brightens the
LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject*, making it easier to frame
the subject.
* Noise will appear, and the movements of the subject will appear irregular in the LCD
monitor. The brightness of the image displayed in the monitor, and the brightness of the
actual image recorded will be different.
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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
When shooting or playing back images, the shooting information, review
information or replay information appears on the LCD monitor.
Shooting Information (Shooting Mode)
When setting the flash, continuous mode, self-timer, macro mode, infinity
mode, or the metering method, the shooting information displays on the
LCD monitor for approximately 6 seconds even if the LCD monitor is set to
Standard (No Information) or Off. It may not display under some
circumstances, depending on the selected settings.
A slow shutter speed has likely been selected because of insufficient
lighting if the upper indicator beside the viewfinder blinks orange after
the metering preparations are complete and the camera shake icon
appears in the LCD monitor. Set the flash to
or
, or affix the
camera to a tripod to shoot.
• Right after a shot is taken, the image and its information appear in
the LCD monitor for 2 seconds (or the selected number of seconds if
the review time was changed or until the shutter button is pressed
again if the Hold option is selected) even if you release the shutter
button (p. 63). If you continue to press the shutter button right after
shooting an image, or press the FUNC./SET button while the image
is displayed, the image will continue to display.
• While a recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor, you can
check the exposure with the graph (see Histogram Function p. 43)
that shows the distribution of the brightness data. If the exposure
requires adjustment, set the exposure compensation and reshoot.
Press the DISP. button if the histogram and other information are not
shown.
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*
Spot AE Point Frame (
*
AF Frame (p. 89)
Mode)
Metering Mode (p. 94)
Shooting Method (pp. 75, 78)
*
Low Battery (p. 22)
Macro/Infinity (p. 71)
Flash (p. 66)
Auto Rotate (p. 110)
(Red)*
Movie Recording (p. 81)
Basic Functions
Zoom Magnification* (p. 45)
*
AE Lock (p. 92)
*
FE Lock (p. 93)
*
*
*
*
Shooting Mode (pp. 68, 81)
Exposure Compensation (p. 95)
Long Shutter Mode (p. 96)
White Balance (p. 98)
ISO Speed (p. 109)
Photo Effect (p. 101)
My Colors (p. 102)
*
AF Lock (p. 90)
• Stills: Recordable Shots
• Movies (Sec.):
- Recordable Time
- Recorded Time
Compression (p. 64)
Frame Rate (Movie) (pp. 65, 85)
Resolution (pp. 64, 65)
*
Camera Shake Warning (p. 40)
* Appears even if the LCD monitor is set to Standard (No Information).
Zoom powers indicate the combined optical and digital amount of zoom.
These figures appear when the digital zoom is activated.
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Playback Information–Standard (Playback Mode)
File Number
Compression (Still Images) (p. 64)
Resolution (Still Images) (p. 64)
Movie (p. 118)
Protection Status (p. 130)
Shooting Date/Time
Total number of images
Displayed image number
WAVE Format Sound (p. 125)
Playback Information–Detailed (Playback Mode)
Histogram
Shooting Mode (pp. 68, 81)
Exposure Compensation (p. 95)
White Balance (p. 98)
Long Shutter Mode (p. 96)
Photo Effect (p. 101)
My Colors (p. 102)
Flash (p. 66)
ISO Speed (p. 109)
Macro/Infinity (p. 71)
Resolution (Movies) (p. 65)
Metering Mode (p. 94)
Movie Length Shown on
Movies (p. 81)
Frame Rate (Movie) (pp. 65, 85)
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The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached or the
file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System
Standards
RAW image
Please note that image information recorded by this camera may not
display correctly on other cameras and image information recorded
by other cameras may not display correctly on this camera.
Basic Functions
Unrecognized data type
Histogram Function
The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of the
shot image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker
the image. The greater the bias toward the right, the brighter the image.
If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a positive
value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a negative value
if the image is too bright (p. 95).
Sample Histograms
Dark Image
Balanced Image
Bright Image
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Using the Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD monitor
off (p. 37) while shooting.
Shows the center of the image
Viewfinder
Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Usually the recorded image contains more of the scene than is seen in
the viewfinder. Confirm the actual image size with the LCD monitor.
The image recorded may differ from what is seen in the viewfinder due
to the distance between the viewfinder and lens (especially with
close-ups). If you use the viewfinder to take close-up shots, portions of
the close-up subject may not appear in the recorded image. Use the
LCD monitor when taking close-up shots (p. 71).
About the Autofocus Function
This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) technology
which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with
high precision. It delivers a crisp focus even when the photographic
subject is slightly off-center.
The AiAF function can be turned off so that the autofocus is metered from
a fixed AF frame at the center of the field (p. 89).
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Using the Zoom
The zoom can be adjusted from 35 mm to 105 mm in 35mm film equivalent
terms.
Telephoto/Wide Angle
Press the zoom lever toward
.
• Press the zoom lever toward
in (telephoto).
• Press the zoom lever toward
out (wide angle).
or
to zoom
to zoom
Basic Functions
1
Digital Zoom
When the LCD monitor is on, you can shoot with a combined optical and
digital zoom up to approximately 12x (p. 74).
Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
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Pressing the Shutter Button
The shutter button features a two-stage action.
1. Pressing Halfway
Automatically sets such settings as the exposure and focus.
Press the shutter button halfway.
z Beep
• Focused: 2 beeps
• Focusing difficulty: 1 beep
Indicators
z Indicator Status
Upper Indicator
• Green:
Metering complete
• Orange:
Flash will fire
• Blinking Orange: Camera shake warning/
Insufficient exposure
Lower Indicator
• Yellow:
Macro mode/Infinity
mode/AF lock (p. 71,
90)
• Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty*
* Use the focus lock or AF lock to shoot when the
indicator blinks yellow (p. 90).
z AF Frame Status (LCD Monitor On)
AiAF On (p. 89)
• Green Frame: Metering complete
(focused AF frame)
• No Frame:
Focusing difficulty
AiAF Off (p. 89) (Center AF Frame)
• Green Frame: Metering complete
• Yellow Frame: Focusing difficulty
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2. Pressing Fully
Pressing the shutter button down fully activates the shutter and causes the
shutter sound to play.
Press the shutter button fully.
While the image is being recorded to the SD
card, the indicator blinks green.
AF-assist Beam
• The AF-assist Beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is
pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, e.g., dark
conditions.
• The AF-assist Beam can be turned off (p. 53).
For example, if animals are your subject, turn off the beam when
shooting in the dark to avoid startling them.
However, please keep in mind the following facts.
- Turning the AF-assist Beam off or shooting in dark places may
make it more difficult for the camera to focus.
- The red-eye reduction lamp may emit when the flash is set to
,
or
even if the AF-assist Beam is turned off.
Basic Functions
Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging.
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Selecting Menus and Settings
Menus are used to adjust shooting and playback settings, as well as other
camera settings like the Date/Time and sounds. Menus are displayed by
pressing the FUNC./SET or MENU button according to the circumstances.
Use the following procedures to select settings.
Some menu options may not be selectable in certain shooting modes
(p. 192).
Selecting Menu Settings with the FUNC./SET Button
(Shooting Mode only)
Slide the mode switch to
(Shooting) or
(Movie).
1
2
Press the FUNC./SET button.
3
Use the
item.
or
button to select an
Please see the FUNC. Menu topic on the
next page for the selectable menu items.
4
Use the
option.
or
button to select an
• Some menu items allow you to make
further settings by pressing the MENU
button.
• You can shoot right after performing these
steps. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
5
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Press the FUNC./SET button.
FUNC. Menu
) Shooting Mode (p. 68)
(
) Photo Effect (p. 101)
(
) Movie Mode (p. 81)
(
) My Colors (p. 102)
(
) Exposure Compensation (p. 95)
(
) Compression (p. 64)
(
) Long Shutter Mode (p. 96)
(
) Frame Rate (p. 85)
(
) White Balance (p. 98)
(
(
) ISO Speed (p. 109)
(
Basic Functions
(
) Resolution (p. 64)
) Resolution (Movie) (p. 65)
( ) Items in parentheses show default settings.
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Selecting Menu Settings with the MENU Button
1
Slide the mode switch to
(Shooting),
(Movie) or
(Playback).
2
Press the MENU button.
3
In Shooting mode, the
appears.
In Playback mode, the
appears.
(Rec.) menu
(Play) menu
Use the
or
button to select
the Rec./Play, Set up, or My
Camera menu.
• Select the menu with the
/
,
or
icon in the upper left corner of the
LCD monitor selected.
• The zoom lever lets you select the menu
even if the
/
,
or
icon is
not selected.
4
Use the
item.
or
button to select an
See Menu Settings and Factory Defaults
(p. 53).
5
Use the
option.
or
button to select an
Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can
only be selected after pressing the FUNC./
SET button to display the next menu. Press
the FUNC./SET button again to confirm the
setting.
50
6
Press the MENU button.
• The menu will close.
• In Shooting mode, the menu can be
closed by pressing the shutter button
halfway.
Basic Functions
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Shooting Mode
Rec. Menu
Playback Mode
(The menu will appear
slightly different depending
on the Shooting mode)
Play Menu
Set up Menu
My Camera Menu
• When the My Camera menu
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
/
/
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: Selects items.
: Selects options.
is displayed, pressing the
button displays the
Rec./Play menu.
• When the Rec./Play menu
is displayed, pressing the
button displays the My
Camera menu.
Menu Settings and Factory Defaults
This chart shows the options and default settings for each menu.
* Default setting
Rec. Menu
Menu Item
Self-timer
AF-assist Beam
Digital Zoom
Review
Sets whether or not the camera automatically
selects the AF frame or a fixed center AF frame.
• On*
• Off
Sets the duration of the self-timer delay.
•
10 seconds*
•
2 seconds
•
Custom Timer
Delay: 0-10*, 15, 20, 30 sec.
Shots: 1-10 (3*)
Sets the AF-assist Beam to on or off.
• On*
• Off
Sets the digital zoom to on or off.
It can be set to [On] or [Off] for a movie in
standard mode, but the default setting is [On].
• On
• Off*
Sets the duration images display on the LCD
monitor after the shutter button releases.
• Off
• 2* to 10 seconds
• Hold
Reference
Page
p. 89
Basic Functions
AiAF
Options
p. 78
p. 47
p. 74
p. 62
Sets the date stamp for postcard prints with
embedded date stamps.
Date Stamp
Save Original
• Off*
p. 77
• Date
• Date & Time
Sets whether or not to save the original image
(normal image) when shooting in a My Colors mode.
p. 104
• On
• Off*
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Menu Item
Long Shutter
Stitch Assist
Options
Sets the shutter speed to slow settings.
• On
• Off*
Images are shot in overlapping series to create
single panoramic images.
•
Left to right*
•
Right to left
Reference
Page
p. 96
p. 86
Play Menu
Menu Item
Protect
Rotate
Sound Memo
Erase all
Slide Show
Print Order
Transfer Order
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Options
Protects images from accidental erasure.
Rotates images clockwise 90° or 270° in the
display.
Adds sound memos to images.
Deletes all images from an SD card
(except for protected images).
Plays images automatically one after the other.
Selects images and the number of print copies
for output to a direct print compatible printer
or photo developing service.
Specifies settings for images before
downloading to a computer.
Reference
Page
p. 130
p. 123
p. 124
p. 132
p. 126
p. 136
p. 142
Set up Menu
Menu Item
Volume
Start-up Vol.
Operation Vol.
Selftimer Vol.
Shutter Volume
Playback Vol.
LCD Brightness
Reference
Page
Set to [On] to silence the start-up, shutter,
operation and self-timer sounds all at once.
See How the [Mute] Option in the
(Set up) Menu and
Sounds in the
(My Camera) Menu Interact (p. 58).
• On
• Off*
However, a warning will still sound when the SD
card slot/battery cover is opened while an image is
being written to the SD card even if the Mute
function is set to [On].
–
Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound,
operation sound, self-timer sound, shutter
sound and playback sound. The volume
cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On].
Off 1 2* 3 4 5
Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound when
the camera power is turned on.
Adjusts the volume of the operation sound that
beeps when any button other than the shutter
button is pressed.
Adjusts the volume of the self-timer sound
played 2 sec. before the shutter is released.
Adjusts the volume of the sound played when
the shutter releases. The shutter sound does
not play when a movie is recording.
Adjusts the volume of movie sounds and
sound memos.
Adjusts the LCD brightness of the LCD monitor.
• -7 to 0* to +7
Use the
or
button to adjust the
brightness. If you press the
or
button,
the display returns to the Set up menu. You
can check the brightness in the LCD monitor
while you are adjusting the setting.
Basic Functions
Mute
Options
–
p. 34
–
p. 78
p. 46
p. 118
p. 124
p. 39
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Menu Item
Power Saving
Auto Power Down
Display Off
Date/Time
Clock Display
Format
File No. Reset
Auto Rotate
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Options
Sets the [Auto Power Down] and [Display Off]
options.
Sets whether or not the camera automatically
powers down after a set period of time elapses
without something being pressed.
• On*
• Off
Sets the length of time before the LCD monitor
turns off when no camera operation is
performed.
• 10 sec. • 20 sec. • 30 sec.
• 1 min.* • 2 min. • 3 min.
Sets the date and time and the date format.
Sets the length of time for which the clock
displays.
• 0 – 5* – 10 sec. • 20 sec. • 30 sec.
• 1 min. • 2 min. • 3 min.
Formats (initializes) SD cards.
Sets how file numbers are assigned to images
when new SD cards are inserted.
• On
• Off*
Sets whether or not images shot with the
camera held vertically are automatically
rotated in the display.
• On*
• Off
Reference
Page
p. 35
p. 28
p. 30
p. 25
p. 111
p. 110
Menu Item
Video System
Reference
Page
Sets the language used in menus and
messages on the LCD monitor.
• English*
• Deutsch (German) • Русский (Russian)
• Français (French) • Português (Portuguese)
• Nederlands (Dutch) • Ελληνικά (Greek)
• Dansk (Danish)
• Polski (Polish)
p. 31
• Suomi (Finnish)
• Čeština (Czech)
• Italiano (Italian)
• Magyar (Hungarian)
• Norsk (Norwegian) • Türkçe (Turkish)
• Svenska (Swedish) •
• Español (Spanish)
(Traditional Chinese)
•
•
(Korean)
(Japanese)
(Simplified Chinese) •
Sets the video output signal standard.
• NTSC
p. 156
• PAL
Basic Functions
Language
Options
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My Camera Menu
You can select the start-up image and sound, operation sound, self-timer
sound and shutter sound used on this camera.
These are called the My Camera settings. You can also customize the
and
options for each item with images recorded on the SD card and
newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software.
See the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk for details.
Menu Item
Theme
Start-up Image
Start-up Sound
Operation Sound
Selftimer Sound
Shutter Sound
My Camera Menu Contents
Available Settings
Selects a common theme for each My
Camera settings item.
Sets the image displayed when the
camera power is turned on.
Sets the sound played when the camera
power is turned on.
Sets the sound played when any button
other than the shutter button is pressed.
Sets the sound played 2 seconds before
the shutter releases in self-timer mode.
Sets the sound played when the shutter
button is pressed. There is no shutter
sound for movies.
•
(Off) •
*
•
•
Reference
Page
p. 157
• How the [Mute] Option in the
(Set up) Menu and Sounds in the
(My Camera) Menu Interact
To turn off each sound, such as the start-up sound, shutter sound,
operation sound and self-timer sound, [Mute] must first be set to [On] in
the
(Set up) menu. When [Mute] is set to [On], each sound option will
not play even if they are set individually to [On]. The warning sound,
however, will play even when [Mute] is set to [On].
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Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
You can reset the menu and button settings to the default settings in one
operation.
Power Lamp
1
Press the power button.
2
Press and hold the MENU button for
more than 5 seconds.
3
Use the
or
button to select
[OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
The mode switch can be in any position.
Basic Functions
To exit without resetting, select [Cancel].
• Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a
computer or to a printer.
• The following cannot be reset.
- Shooting mode
- The Date/Time, Language and Video System options in the
(Set up) menu (p. 56, p. 57)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white balance
function (p. 98)
- Colors specified in the Color Accent (p. 105) or Color Swap
(p. 106) modes of My Colors.
- Newly added My Camera settings (p. 159)
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Shooting
Shooting in Auto Mode
Shooting Mode
In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the
camera do everything else.
Slide the mode switch to
(Shooting). In the FUNC. menu,
select
(Auto).
2
Press the FUNC./SET button.
Shooting
1
The display will return to the shooting
screen and
will appear on the LCD
monitor.
3
Aim the camera at the subject.
4
Use the zoom lever to achieve the
desired composition (relative size
of subject in viewfinder) (p. 45).
5
Press the shutter button halfway (p. 46).
• Two beeps will play when the camera has
finished metering, and the upper indicator
beside the viewfinder will light green or
orange. If the LCD monitor is on, the AF
frame will appear green.
• If the subject is difficult to focus on, the lower
indicator beside the viewfinder will blink yellow
and the beep will play one time.
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6
Press the shutter button fully (p. 47).
• You will hear the sound of the shutter
when the shutter activates.
• The picture appears for two seconds on
the LCD monitor.
• See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 192).
• With the Review function, you can change the length of time images
show on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set it so they do not show
at all (p. 62).
Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting
Shooting Mode
Right after a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for 2
seconds. In addition, the images will keep on displaying regardless of the
review duration setting if one of the following operations is performed.
• Keeping the shutter button pressed after a shot.
• Pressing the FUNC./SET button while the image is displayed on the LCD
monitor (except in
mode).
Press the shutter button halfway to stop displaying it so that you can shoot the
next frame.
• You can do the following while the image is displayed (except in
mode).
- Display the image’s information (p. 40).
- Erase the image (p. 131).
- Display the magnified image (p. 114).
(when the image is displayed with the FUNC./SET button or the Hold option
has been selected)
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Changing the Review Duration
The default review time is 2 seconds. You can set the review time for an
image to [Off], a range between 2 and 10 seconds, or [Hold].
1
In the
(Rec.) menu, select
[Review].
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
Use the
or
button to select the
review setting and press the MENU
button.
Shooting
2
• With the [Off] option, the image will not
automatically display.
• In the [2 sec.] to [10 sec.] range, the
image will continue to display for the
specified time even if the shutter button is
released.
• With the Hold option, the image displays
until the shutter button is next pressed.
• You can shoot the next image while an
image is still displayed.
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Changing Resolution/Compression Settings
Shooting Mode
You can change the compression (excluding movies) and resolution
settings to suit the purpose of the image you are about to shoot.
Resolution
(Large) 2592 x 1944 pixels
Purpose
High
• Print larger than A4-size prints*
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.)
• Print larger than Letter-size prints*
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
(Medium 1) 2048 x 1536 pixels
• Print up to A4-size prints* 210
x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.)
• Print up to Letter-size prints*
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
(Medium 2) 1600 x 1200 pixels
• Print postcard-size prints 148 x
100 mm (6 x 4 in.)
• Print L-size prints 119 x 89 mm
(4.7 x 3.5 in.)
(Small) 640 x 480 pixels
(Postcard Date Imprint Mode)
1600 x 1200 pixels
Low
• Send images as e-mail
attachments
• Shoot more images
• The resolution is set to
(1600 x 1200)
(Fine).
• See Postcard Date Imprint Mode (p. 76).
and the compression to
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Compression
Superfine
Fine
Normal
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Purpose
High
• Shoot higher quality images
Quality
• Shoot normal quality images
Normal • Shoot more images
Movies can be shot with the following resolutions.
Frame Rate
Resolution
frames/sec. frames/sec. frames/sec.
Standard
My Colors
640 x 480 pixels
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or
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
Shooting
1
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Use the
option.
or
button to select an
• For movies, see page p.81.
• You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 179).
• See SD Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 178).
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Using the Flash
Shooting Mode
Use the flash according to the guidelines below.
Auto
The flash fires automatically as required by the light level.
Auto with
red-eye
reduction
The flash fires automatically as required by the lighting
level, and the red-eye reduction lamp fires each time the
main flash fires.
Flash on with
red-eye
The flash and red-eye reduction lamp fire with each shot.
reduction
Flash on
The flash fires with every shot.
Flash off
The flash will not fire.
Slow
Synchro
The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds. This
reduces the chance that only the background will appear
dark when a person is shot against a twilight background or
night scene or when a night scene or interior shot is taken.
The red-eye reduction lamp fires with each shot.
Use of a tripod is recommended.
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Press the button to switch
between flash modes.
The selected flash mode appears on the LCD
monitor.
Shooting
• When you use the flash at higher ISO speeds, the chances of white
streaks appearing in the image increase the closer you approach to
the subject.
• Since a slow shutter speed is selected in dark places when the flash
is set to Off or Slow Synchro, take care to avoid camera shake. You
are recommended to shoot with the camera fixed to a tripod or other
device if the camera shake warning icon
appears.
• The flash can be fired when the indicator lights a steady orange after
pressing the shutter button halfway.
• The flash may take up to approximately 10 seconds to charge. The
recharging time will vary with such factors as the shooting
conditions and battery charge. Shots cannot be taken while the flash
is charging.
• The flash fires twice. The main flash follows a pre-flash. The
exposure reading obtained from the subject with the pre-flash is
used to set the optimal flash intensity for the main flash, which is
used to capture the image.
• When using the flash for standard photography, be sure to shoot
from a distance of at least 50 cm (1.6 ft.) away from your subject.
Red-Eye Reduction
• Light reflecting back from eyes can make them appear red when the
flash is used in dark areas. Under these conditions, use the red-eye
reduction mode. For this mode to be effective, the subject must be
looking right at the red-eye reduction lamp. Try asking them to look
directly at the lamp. Even better results can be obtained by
increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching closer to
the subject.
• The shutter will not activate for approximately 1 second after the redeye reduction lamp fires in order to improve the effect. If you want a
more immediate shutter response, set the flash to
,
or
.
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Selecting a Shooting Mode
Shooting Mode
You can take an optimal picture simply by selecting the appropriate
shooting mode.
Auto
Leaves almost all of the settings choices up to the camera (p. 61).
Manual
Lets you adjust the exposure, white balance, photo effect and
other settings yourself.
Digital
Macro
You can approach as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.) (minimum
focusing distance) to a subject to shoot (p. 73). Since this
mode trims all but the image center and magnifies it with the
digital zoom, you can make a subject appear even larger than in
the normal macro mode.
Portrait
Produces a soft effect when photographing people.
Use this to take snapshots of people against twilight or night
Night
backgrounds to reduce the effects of camera shake even
Snapshot
without using a tripod.
Kids&Pets Allows you to capture subjects that move around, such as
children and pets, without missing photo opportunities.
Indoor
Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject’s true color
when shooting under florescent or tungsten lightning.
The exposure is regulated so as to avoid the use of flash as
much as possible.
Appropriate for shooting images with the All Weather Case AWDC30 (sold separately). This mode uses an optimal white
Underwater balance setting to reduce bluish tones and record images with
natural hues. It controls the settings so that it limits the firing of
the flash to the greatest possible extent.
My Colors
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Use these modes to change image colors and then shoot (p.
102).
Manual
Portrait
Night Snapshot
Kids&Pets
Indoor
Underwater
Shooting
1
Choose a shooting mode from the
FUNC. menu.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
• You can shoot right after selecting an option.
The menu displays again after the shot,
allowing you to change the settings easily.
2
Press the FUNC./SET button.
• The display will return to the shooting
screen and the icon of the selected shooting
mode will appear on the LCD monitor.
• The shooting procedures for , ,
and
modes are the same as for
Shooting in Auto Mode (p. 61).
• See Magnified Close-Up Shooting (Digital
mode.
Macro) (p. 73) for shooting in
• See Shooting in a My Colors Mode (p. 102)
for shooting in
mode.
• To shoot in
mode, refer to the All
Weather Case User Guide that
accompanies All Weather Case AW-DC30
(sold separately).
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• In
,
,
,
and
modes (depending on the scene being
shot), the ISO speed may increase and cause noise in the image.
• In
mode, shoot with the subject 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity from the end
of the lens.
•
•
•
•
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See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 192).
Results may vary depending on the subject.
In
mode, you are recommended to use the LCD monitor to shoot.
To shoot underwater, install the camera in All Weather Case AWDC30 (sold separately).
Shooting Close-Ups/
Infinity Shots
Shooting Mode
Macro
Use this mode to record subjects in the range of 3 to 50
cm (1.2 in. to 1.6 ft.) from the end of the lens at the
maximum wide angle setting and in the range of 30 to 50
cm (1.0 to 1.6 ft.) at the maximum telephoto setting.
Infinity
Use this mode to record subjects that are 3 m (9.8 ft.)
or more from the end of the lens.
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Press the
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The selected macro/infinity mode appears
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To cancel the macro/infinity mode
Press the
/
button to remove
or
from the display.
• Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode since
images composed with the viewfinder may be off-center (p. 44).
• The exposure may not be optimal when the flash is used in macro mode
in the range of 3 to 30 cm (1.2 in. to 1.0 ft.).
See Photo Tips and Information (p. 181).
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Image Area in Macro Mode
When the zoom is set between the maximum telephoto and wideangle settings, the effective distance from the lens to the subject
becomes the same as for the maximum telephoto setting.
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Zoom Setting
Distance from Lens to
Subject
Image Area
Max. Telephoto
30 cm (1.0 ft.)
108 x 81 mm (4.3 x 3.2 in.)
Max. Wide Angle
3 cm (1.2 in.)
37 x 27 mm (1.5 x 1.1 in.)
Magnified Close-Up Shooting (Digital Macro)
Shooting Mode
Use this mode to shoot a subject in the range of 3 to 10 cm (1.2 to 3.9 in.)
from the end of the lens (zoom fixed at maximum wide angle). Since this
mode trims all but the image center and magnifies it with the digital zoom,
you can make a subject appear even larger than in the normal macro mode.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
2
Press the FUNC./SET button.
3
.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
• You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
Shooting
Images can be zoomed to the following powers in the digital macro mode.
Approx. 1.3x, 1.6x, 2.0x, 2.5x, 3.1x, 4.0x
The display will return to the shooting
will appear on the LCD
screen and
monitor.
Use the zoom lever to adjust the
zoom to achieve the desired
composition.
• See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 192).
• The image area at the maximum digital zoom setting is 9 x 7 mm (0.35 x
0.28 in.).
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Using the Digital Zoom
Shooting Mode
When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed to approximately 3.8x, 4.9x,
6.1x, 7.6x, 9.3x or 12x with the combined optical and digital zoom functions.
The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is turned off.
1
Press the DISP. button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
2
In the
(Rec.) menu, select
[Digital Zoom].
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
3
Use the
or
button to select
[On] and press the MENU button.
The display will return to the Shooting
screen.
4
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Press the zoom lever toward
.
• The combined optical and digital zoom
factor appears on the LCD monitor.
• When you press the zoom lever toward
, the zoom stops when the lens
reaches the maximum optical telephoto
setting (when shooting still images).
Press the zoom lever toward
again to
activate the digital zoom and further zoom
the image digitally.
• Press the zoom lever toward
to zoom
out.
• The digital zoom can also be used in movie mode (standard).
• Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter button is
held down. Recording ceases when the shutter button is released.
In addition, continuous shooting (smooth continuous shooting) is possible
at a consistent interval until the SD card is full under the following
conditions*.
Shooting
• A resolution and compression combination other than
and
is
selected.
• The recommended super high-speed SDC-512MSH SD card (sold
separately) is used and formatted with a low level format (p. 25).
* This figure reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual figures may vary
according to the subject and shooting conditions.
* If continuous shooting suddenly stops, the SD card may be full.
1
Press the
button to display
.
To Cancel Continuous Shooting
Press the
button twice to display
.
To enhance the continuous shooting performance when you suspect the
speed has dropped, you are recommended to format the SD card in the
camera (Low Level Format) after you save all its images to your computer.
• The interval between shots may lengthen slightly when the camera’s
built-in memory fills.
• If the flash is firing, the interval between shots will lengthen to
accommodate the flash’s charging requirements.
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Postcard Date Imprint Mode
Shooting Mode
You can shoot images with the optimal resolution and compression for postcard
size printing.
• When printing standard image data to postcard size, sometimes the top,
bottom and sides may not get printed.
• By shooting images in the Postcard Date Imprint mode, you can check the
printing area (horizontal/vertical ratio of 3:2) beforehand. In addition, the
resolution locks to 1600 x 1200 pixels and the compression to the Fine setting,
rendering smaller file sizes.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
*.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Use the
.
or
button to select
You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Selecting
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Press the FUNC./SET button.
• The display will return to the shooting
screen and
will appear on the LCD
monitor.
• When you press the shutter button
halfway, the area that will not get printed
grays out.
cancels the digital zoom when it is set to [On].
• The
icon appears in the LCD monitor when the date stamp
setting (see below) is set to Date or Date & Time.
• For printing instructions, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Embedding the Date in the Image Data
You can embed the date in image data when
(Postcard Date Imprint
Mode) is selected. The date will be printed on your images even if it has not
been set with a computer or printer.
1
In the
(Rec.) menu, select [Date
Stamp].
Shooting
• Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand (p. 28).
• You cannot embed the date in image data when
(Postcard Date
Imprint mode) is not selected.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[Date] or [Date & Time] and press
the MENU button.
• The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• When you do not want to print the date,
select [Off].
• The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image data once it has
been set.
• A portion of the date may not print when selecting the credit card
size print (54 x 86 mm (2.1 x 3.4 in)) to print on a compact photo
printer (SELPHY CP series) or card photo printer.
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Using the Self-timer
Shooting Mode
With this function, images are shot 10 or 2 seconds after the shutter button
is pressed. This is useful when you want to take a memorable photo with
everyone including yourself in the picture. In addition, you can set the delay
time and number of shots (Custom Timer).
1
Press the
.
button to display
or
• When the shutter button is pressed fully,
the self-timer will activate and the selftimer lamp will blink.
• When the self-timer is set to
( ),
the shutter activates 10 (2) seconds after
the shutter button is pressed fully.
• With the
(Custom Timer) option, the
specified number of shots are taken after
the specified delay when the shutter
button is pressed fully.
To Cancel the Self-Timer
Press the
button to display
.
Changing the Self-timer Countdown Time
1
In the
(Rec.) menu, select
[Self-timer].
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
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Changing to a 10 or 2 second delay.
2
Use the
or
button.
or
button to select
and press the MENU
Shooting
• The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• When
is selected, the self-timer
sounds and the blinking gets faster 2
seconds before the shutter activates.
• When
is selected, the self-timer
sounds at the same time as the shutter
button is pressed. The shutter activates in
2 seconds.
Changing the delay time and number of shots (Custom Timer).
2
Use the
or
button to select
and press the FUNC./SET
button.
3
Setting the delay time and number
of shots.
• Use the
or
button to select [Delay]
or [Shots].
• Use the
or
button to change the
delay time (0-10, 15, 20, 30 sec.) or
number of shots (1-10).
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4
Press the FUNC./SET button.
5
Press the MENU button.
The setting is now set.
• The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• If the number of shots is set to 2 or more,
the exposure and white balance settings
are locked after the first shot. Shooting
will cease if the SD card becomes full.
• Between shots the self-timer lamp will
flash and the self-timer sound will play as
follows. If multiple shots are selected, the
self-timer sound will play for the first shot
only.
- 0 seconds: no self-timer sound
- 1 second: no self-timer sound, but the
camera beeps
- 2-10 seconds: self-timer sound starts to
play 2 seconds before the shutter
releases
• The self-timer sound can be changed with the Selftimer Sound
item in the
(My Camera) menu (p. 58).
• The
option cannot be set in the Stitch Assist or movie mode or in
a My Colors mode.
• The following may occur when the Shots category is set to 2 or
more.
- if the internal memory is full, the interval between shots may
lengthen.
- if the flash is firing, the interval between shots may lengthen to
allow the flash to recharge.
• See Photo Tips and Information (p. 181).
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Shooting a Movie
The following four movie modes are available.
Standard
Use this mode to record fast moving subjects, such as
in sports photography.
Fast
• Resolution:
(320 x 240)
Frame Rate
• Frame Rate:
(60 frames/sec.)
• Max. Clip Length: 1 minute
Compact
Shooting
You can select the resolution and frame rate* yourself and
record until the SD card is full (when a super high-speed
SD card is used, such as the recommended SDC-512MSH
model). The digital zoom can be used while shooting in this
mode.
• Resolution:
(640 x 480),
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(30 frames/sec.),
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie
Since the resolution is low, this mode is convenient for
sending movies as e-mail attachments or when the SD card
capacity is low.
• Resolution:
(160 x 120)
• Frame Rate:
(15 frames/sec.)
• Max. Clip Length: 3 minutes
You can change image colors and then shoot (p. 102). As
with the Standard mode, you can also select the resolution
and frame rate* yourself and record until the SD card is full
(when a super high-speed SD card is used, such as the
My Colors
recommended SDC-512MSH model).
• Resolution:
(640 x 480),
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(30 frames/sec.),
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie
* The frame rate indicates the number of frames recorded/replayed in one
second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the motion.
* The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the SD card you
use. See page 178 for details.
1
Slide the mode switch to
(Movie).
The maximum recording time (in seconds)
is displayed.
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2
In the FUNC. menu, select a movie
mode.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
• You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing
you to change the settings easily.
• In
or
mode, you can change the
resolution (p. 65) and frame rate (p. 85).
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3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
4
Press the shutter button halfway.
5
Press the shutter button fully.
The display will return to the shooting
screen and the icon of the selected movie
mode will appear in the LCD monitor.
The camera will automatically set the
exposure, focus and white balance.
• Shooting and sound recording starts
simultaneously.
• During shooting the recording time (in
seconds) and a red circle appear on the
LCD monitor.
6
Press the shutter button fully again
to stop recording.
• The recording time may not display properly during shooting or filming
may stop unexpectedly with the following types of SD cards.
- Slow recording cards
- Cards formatted on a different camera or a computer
- Cards which have had images recorded and erased repeatedly
Although the recording time may not display properly during shooting,
the movie will be recorded correctly on the SD card. Recording time
will display properly if you format the SD card in this camera
(excluding slow recording SD cards).
• You are recommended to use an SD card that has been formatted in
your camera to shoot movies (p. 25). The card supplied with the camera
may be used without further formatting.
• Be careful not to touch the microphone while recording.
• Do not press buttons other than the shutter button while filming to avoid
inadvertent recording of the operation sounds.
• The AF and zoom settings remain fixed for subsequent frames at the
values selected for the first frame.
• During filming, the camera will automatically correct the exposure and
white balance settings to suit the shooting conditions. Please note,
however, that the sounds made by the automatic settings adjustment
may also be recorded.
• After a clip is shot, the indicator will blink green while the clip is being
written to the SD card. You cannot shoot again until the blinking stops.
Shooting
The maximum recording time may vary with
the subject and shooting conditions. Just
before the maximum is reached, or just
before the SD card fills to capacity, the
counter at the bottom right of the LCD
monitor will display in red and recording will
stop automatically after approximately 10
seconds.
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•
•
•
•
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 192).
Sound is recorded monaurally.
There is no shutter sound in movie mode.
You can lock the exposure (AE lock) setting or adjust the exposure
compensation setting before shooting. Press the
button to lock the
exposure setting (AE lock) and display the exposure compensation bar
in the LCD monitor. Use the
or
button to adjust the setting. The
exposure compensation setting will cancel if you press the MENU
button or change the white balance, photo effect or shooting mode.
• The recording time and capacity may vary according to camera usage
and SD card performance. If free space in the camera's internal
memory becomes too scarce, even if there is surplus recording time or
capacity available, the "!" symbol will display at the bottom right of the
LCD monitor in red and the camera will automatically cease filming
shortly thereafter. If the "!" warning displays frequently, try the following
procedures.
- Reformat the SD card before filming (p. 25)
- Set the resolution to
(320 x 240) or the frame rate to
(15 frames/sec.)
- Use a super high-speed SD card (SDC-512MSH, etc.)
• QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to play back movies (Data type: AVI/
Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a computer. QuickTime (for
Windows) is included on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. On
the Macintosh platform, this program is standard with Mac OS X or later.
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Changing the Frame Rate
In the
(Standard) or
(My Colors) mode, you can select between one
of two frame rates (number of frames recorded each second):
(30
frames/sec.) or
(15 frames/sec.).
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
*.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
Use the
or
or
.
button to select
Shooting
2
You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
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Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
Shooting Mode
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later be
merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer.
The overlapping seams of
several adjacent images
can be joined into a single
panoramic image.
To merge the images on a computer, use PhotoStitch, one of the
supplied programs.
Framing a Subject
The PhotoStitch program detects the overlapping portions of adjoining
images and merges them. When shooting, try to include a distinctive item
(landmark) in the overlapping portions.
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• Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 – 50% of the adjoining image. Try
to keep the vertical misalignment to less than 10% of the image height.
• Do not include moving items in the overlap.
• Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close items.
These items may appear warped or doubled up in the merged image.
• Make the brightness in each image consistent. The final image will appear
unnatural if the contrast in brightness is too great.
• To shoot landscapes, swivel (pan) the camera around its own vertical axis.
• To shoot close-ups, slide the camera over the subject, keeping it parallel to
the subject as you move it.
Shooting
Images can be shot in two sequences in Stitch Assist mode.
Left to right horizontally
Right to left horizontally
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
.
2
In the
(Rec.) menu, select [Stitch
Assist] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
Shooting
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
3
Use the
or
button to select a
shooting direction and press the
FUNC./SET button.
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4
Shoot the first frame in the
sequence.
The exposure and white balance are set and
locked with the first image.
5
Compose the second image so that
it overlaps a portion of the first and
shoot.
• Use the
or
button to check or
retake the recorded images.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapping
portions can be corrected when the
images are stitched together.
6
Repeat the procedure for additional
images.
A sequence may contain up to 26 images.
7
Press the MENU button after the
last shot.
The Stitch Assist session ends. Press the
MENU button again to return to the shooting
screen.
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• A custom white balance setting cannot be set in Stitch Assist mode.
To use a custom white balance setting, set it before selecting [Stitch
Assist] in the Rec. menu (p. 99).
• The settings for the first image are used to take subsequent images
in the sequence.
• It is not possible to display images on the TV when shooting in Stitch
Assist mode.
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 192).
Switching between Focusing Modes
Shooting Mode
Although the autofocus function is preset to the AiAF setting (9 AF frames),
you can set it to the center AF frame.
When [AiAF] is set to [On], the AF frame does not appear. When [AiAF] is
set to [Off], however, the AF frame will appear.
On
The camera detects the subject and highlights the AF frames,
from 9 available points, that it will use to determine the focus.
Off
The camera focuses using the center AF frame. This is convenient
for focusing on a specific part of a subject with greater certainty.
The
Shooting
No frame
symbol represents the AF frames as they appear in the LCD monitor.
1
In the
[AiAF].
(Rec.) menu, select
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
[On] or [Off].
button to select
You can shoot right after selecting an
option.
3
Press the MENU button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
The focus is locked to the center AF frame when the digital zoom is
used.
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock)
Shooting Mode
It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects. Use the focus
lock or AF lock in these situations.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
• Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects.
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
• Subjects through glass:
Try to shoot as close to the glass as possible to reduce the chances of
light reflecting back off the glass.
Shooting with the Focus Lock
The focus lock can be used in any shooting mode.
1
Aim the camera so that an object at
the same focal distance as the main
subject is centered in the
viewfinder or in the AF frame
displayed on the LCD monitor.
2
Press the shutter button halfway
(two beeps will play).
The focal distance to the object is locked.
3
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Re-aim the camera to compose the
shot as desired and press the
shutter button fully.
Shooting with the AF Lock
The AF lock can be used in the
,
,
or
mode.
Press the DISP. button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
2
Aim the camera so that an object at
the same focal distance as the main
subject is centered in the AF frame.
3
Press the shutter button halfway
(two beeps will play) and press the
/
button.
Shooting
1
• The focal distance to the object is locked.
• The
icon will display and the lower
indicator beside the viewfinder will light
yellow.
4
Re-aim the camera to compose the
shot as desired and shoot.
To Release the AF Lock
Press the
/
button.
• When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD monitor,
setting [AiAF] to [Off] (p. 89) is recommended since the camera
focuses using the center AF frame only.
• The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the shutter
button to compose the image. Moreover, the AF lock is still effective
after the picture is taken, allowing you to capture a second image
with the same focus.
• The AF lock can be released by pressing the zoom lever (when
shooting still images) or MENU button, by changing the shooting
mode or by turning the LCD monitor off.
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Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)
Shooting Mode
You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the
contrast is too strong between the subject and background or when a
subject is backlit.
You must set the flash to
flash fires.
. The AE lock cannot be set if the
1
Press the DISP. button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
2
Focus on the part of the subject on
which you wish to lock the exposure
setting.
3
Press the shutter button halfway
(two beeps will play) and press the
button.
• The exposure setting is locked.
• The
icon will display.
4
Re-aim the camera to compose the
shot as desired and press the
shutter button fully.
To Release the AE Lock
Press the
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button.
• AE lock can also be set and released in
mode (p. 84).
• The AE lock may be released by pressing the zoom lever, MENU
button, or by changing the white balance, ISO speed,
button or
photo effect or the shooting mode, or by turning the LCD monitor off.
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock)
Shooting Mode
You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are correctly
set for a particular portion of your subject.
1
Press the DISP. button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
2
Press the
to
.
3
Focus on the part of the subject on
which you wish to lock the flash
exposure setting.
4
Press the shutter button halfway
(two beeps will play) and press the
button.
button to set the flash
Shooting
• The flash will fire a pre-flash and lock the
flash exposure to the required intensity to
illuminate the subject.
• The
icon will display.
5
Re-aim the camera to compose the
shot as desired and press the
shutter button fully.
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To Release the FE Lock
Press the
button.
The FE lock may be released by pressing the zoom lever, MENU
button, or by changing the white balance, ISO speed,
button or
photo effect or the shooting mode, or by turning the LCD monitor off.
Switching between Metering Modes
Shooting Mode
You can switch between metering modes to shoot.
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camera divides images
into several zones for light metering. It evaluates
Evaluative complex lighting conditions, such as the position of
the subject, the brightness, the direct light, and the
backlighting, and adjusts the settings to the correct
exposure for the main subject.
Center
Weighted
Average
Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but
gives greater weight to the subject matter at the center.
Spot
Meters the area within the spot AE point at the center
of the LCD monitor. Use this setting when you want
to set the exposure on the subject in the center of
the monitor.
1
Press the
button to switch
between metering modes.
The selected metering mode appears on the
LCD monitor.
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Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
Shooting Mode
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the subject too
dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background or to avoid
making lights appear too bright in night shots.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
*.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Shooting
* The current setting is displayed.
Use the
or
button to adjust
the exposure compensation.
• The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 stops
in the range -2 to +2.
• You can confirm the effect of the setting in
the LCD monitor.
• You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
To Reset the Exposure Compensation
Return the setting to 0.
• See Photo Tips and Information (p. 181).
• Exposure compensation is not available in the
and
My Colors modes.
• The exposure compensation can also be set or reset in a movie
mode (p. 84)
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Shooting in Long Shutter Mode
Shooting Mode
You can set the shutter speed to a slow setting to make dark subjects
appear brighter.
1
In the
(Rec.) menu, select
[Long Shutter].
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[On] and press the MENU button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
3
In the FUNC. menu, select
press the MENU button.
*
and
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
4
Use the
or
shutter speed.
button to select a
• The higher the value, the brighter the
image and the lower the value, the darker
the image.
• You can shoot right after selecting a value.
The menu displays again after the shot,
allowing you to change the settings easily.
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5
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
To Cancel the Long Shutter mode
While [Long Shutter] is displayed in the FUNC. menu, press the MENU
button.
Shooting
The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the recorded
image increases at long shutter speeds. This camera, however, applies
special processing to images shot at shutter speeds slower than 1.3
seconds to eliminate the noise, thereby producing high-quality images.
Nevertheless, a certain amount of processing time may be required
before the next image can be shot.
• Use the LCD monitor to confirm that the image was recorded at the
desired brightness.
• Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low shutter
speeds. If the camera shake warning
appears on the LCD
monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting.
• Use of the flash may result in an over-exposed image. If that occurs,
shoot with the flash set to
.
• The following are unavailable:
- Exposure Compensation
- Light Metering
- AE Lock
- FE Lock
- ISO speed: AUTO
- Flash: Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction, Flash on with Red-Eye
Reduction
Available Shutter Speeds
The following shutter speeds (in seconds) are available.
15 13 10 8 6 5 4 3.2 2.5 2 1.6 1.3 1
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Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Shooting Mode
When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the camera
reproduces colors more accurately.
Combinations of setting contents and light source are as follows.
Auto
Day Light
Cloudy
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Fluorescent H
Custom
Settings are automatically set by the camera
For recording outdoors on a bright day
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or warmwhite (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight
fluorescent-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
For recording with the optimal white balance data
memorized in the camera from a white-colored object,
such as white paper or cloth
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
*.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Use the
option.
or
button to select an
• See Setting a Custom White Balance
(p. 99).
• You can confirm the effect of the setting in
the LCD monitor.
• You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
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3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
This setting cannot be adjusted when the
photo effects are selected.
(Sepia) or
(B/W)
Setting a Custom White Balance
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
Shooting
You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting for the
shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate an object, such as a
piece of white paper or cloth, or a photo-quality gray card that you wish to
establish as the standard white color.
In particular, take a custom white balance reading for the following
situations that are difficult for the
(Auto) setting to detect correctly.
• Shooting close-ups
• Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest)
• Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a mercury-vapor lamp)
*.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Use the
.
or
button to select
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3
Aim the camera at the white paper,
cloth or gray card and press the
MENU button.
• If you are using the LCD monitor,
compose the image so the paper or cloth
completely fills the center frame in the
display, or the entire viewfinder, before
pressing the MENU button. The camera
reads the white balance data when you
press the MENU button.
• You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
4
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• You are recommended to set the shooting mode to
and the
exposure compensation setting to zero (±0) before setting a custom
white balance. The correct white balance may not be obtained when
the exposure setting is incorrect (image appears completely black
or white).
• Shoot with the same settings as when reading the white balance
data. If the settings differ, the optimal white balance may not be set.
In particular, the following should not be changed.
- ISO Speed
- Flash
Setting the flash to on or off is recommended. If the flash fires
when reading the white balance data with the flash set to
(Auto) or
(Auto with Red-Eye Reduction), make sure that you
also use the flash when you shoot.
• Since the white balance data cannot be read in Stitch Assist mode,
preset the white balance before selecting [Stitch Assist] in the
(Rec.) menu.
• The camera will retain the custom white balance setting that you
record even if you reset the camera to the default settings (p. 59).
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Changing the Photo Effect
Shooting Mode
By setting a photo effect before you shoot, you can change the look and feel
of the pictures you take.
Effect Off
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to
record bold colors.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record
neutral hues.
Low Sharpening Records subjects with softened outlines.
Sepia
B/W
Records in sepia tones.
Shooting
Neutral
Records normally with this setting.
Records in black and white.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
*.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Use the
effect.
or
button to select an
• You can confirm the photo effect in the
LCD monitor.
• You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
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Shooting in a My Colors Mode
Shooting Mode
A My Colors mode easily changes the colors in an image when it is shot,
allowing you to alter the balance between red, green and blue, transform
pale or tanned skin or change a color specified in the LCD monitor into a
different color. Since they work with both stills and movies, these modes let
you enjoy producing various image or movie effects.
However, depending on the shooting conditions, the images may appear
rough or you may not get the expected color. Before you try to photograph
important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot trial images and
check the results.
Moreover, the camera will record both the My Colors image and the original
unaltered image if you set [Save Original] (p. 104) to [On].
Positive Film
Use this option to make red, green or blue colors more
intense like the Vivid Red, Vivid Green or Vivid Blue
effects. It can produce intense natural-appearing
colors like those obtained with positive film.
Lighter Skin
Tone*
Use this option to make skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin Tone* Use this option to make skin tones darker.
Vivid Blue
Vivid Green
Use this option to emphasize blue tints. It makes blue
subjects, such as the sky or ocean, more vivid.
Use this option to emphasize green tints. It makes
green subjects, such as mountains, new growth,
flowers and lawns, more vivid.
Vivid Red
Use this option to emphasize red tints. It makes red
subjects, such as flowers or cars, more vivid.
Color Accent
Use this option to have only the color specified in the
LCD monitor remain and to transform all others to
black and white.
Color Swap
Use this option to transform a color specified in the
LCD monitor into another. The specified color can
only be swapped into one other color, multiple colors
cannot be chosen.
Custom Color
Use this option to freely adjust the color balance
between red, green, blue and skin tones*. It can be
used to make subtle adjustments, such as making
blue colors more vivid or face colors brighter.
* The skin colors of non-human subjects may also be altered.
102 * You may not obtain the expected results depending on the skin color.
1
Slide the mode switch to
.
or
2
In the FUNC. menu, select
.
or
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
Use the
button to select
*.
4
Use the
or
button to select a
My Colors mode.
* The current setting will display.
•
Modes
Press the FUNC./SET button. The display
will return to the shooting screen and you
can shoot.
•
Modes
: See Shooting in the Color Accent
Mode (p. 105).
: See Shooting in the Color Swap
Mode (p. 106).
: See Shooting in the Custom Color
Mode (p. 108).
Shooting
3
• See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 192).
• In the My Colors modes (depending on the scene being shot), the
ISO speed my increase and cause noise in the image.
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Changing the Save Method for the Original Image
When you are shooting still images in a My Colors mode, you can specify
whether or not both the altered image and the original image are recorded.
1
In the
(Rec.) menu, select [Save
Original].
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[On] or [Off], then press the MENU
button.
• The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• Select [On] to record the original image
too or [Off] to not record it.
• If [On] is selected, the two images will be
numbered consecutively with the altered
image following the original.
Save Original is Set to [On]
• Only the altered image is shown in the LCD monitor during shooting.
• The image that appears in the LCD monitor immediately after
recording is the altered image (p. 62). If you erase the image at this
point, the original image is erased along with the altered image.
Exercise adequate caution before deleting a file.
• Since two images are recorded with each shot, the number of shots
remaining is approximately half the number displayed when this
function is set to [Off].
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Shooting in the Color Accent Mode
Colors other than the color specified in the LCD monitor are shot in black
and white.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
Aim the camera so that the color
you wish to retain appears at the
center of the LCD monitor and press
the
button.
• See Shooting in a My Colors Mode
(p. 102).
• All colors but the previously specified one
display in black and white.
Shooting
The camera will switch to color input mode
and the display will alternate between the
original image and the color accent image.
• Only one color can be specified.
• You can use the
or
button to
change the color that is retained.
• You can shoot immediately after this step. The
screen will reappear after the shot allowing you
to change the settings and shoot again.
4
Press the MENU button.
5
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The color input mode will no longer be in
effect.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• The default color accent is green.
• You may not obtain the expected results after color input mode if you
use the flash, or change the white balance or metering settings.
• The chosen Color Accent is retained even if the camera's power is
turned off.
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Shooting in the Color Swap Mode
This mode allows you to transform a color specified in the LCD monitor into
another.
Desired Color
(After Swapping)
Original Color
(Before Swapping)
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
.
2
Press the MENU button.
3
Aim the camera so that the original
color appears at the center of the
LCD monitor and press the
button.
See Shooting in a My Colors Mode (p. 102).
The camera will switch to color input mode
and the display will alternate between the
original image and the color swap image.
• Only one color can be specified.
• You can use the
or
button to
change the color that is swapped.
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4
Aim the camera so that the desired
color appears at the center of the
LCD monitor and press the
button.
• Only one color can be specified.
• You can shoot immediately after this step.
The screen will reappear after the shot
allowing you to change the settings and
shoot again.
Press the MENU button.
6
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The color input mode will no longer be in
effect.
Shooting
5
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• The default setting for color swap mode changes green into white.
• You may not obtain the expected results after color input mode if you
use the flash, or change the white balance or metering settings.
• The colors specified in the color swap mode are retained even if the
camera's power is turned off.
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Shooting in the Custom Color Mode
This mode allows you to adjust the color balance for red, green, blue and
skin tones.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
press the MENU button.
and
See Shooting in a My Colors Mode (p. 102).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[Red], [Green], [Blue] or [Skin
Tone] and the
or
button to
adjust the color balance.
The display will alternate between the
original image and the custom color image.
Select a color. Adjust the
color balance.
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3
Press the MENU button.
4
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
Adjusting the ISO Speed
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera shake,
turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area, or use a fast shutter speed.
1
In the FUNC. menu, select
*.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
* The current setting is displayed.
Use the
speed.
or
button to select a
Shooting
2
You can shoot right after selecting an
option. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• Higher ISO speeds increase image noise. To take clean images, use as
low an ISO speed as possible.
• The AUTO setting selects the optimal speed. It will automatically
raise the speed when the light from the flash is insufficient to
illuminate the subject matter.
See Photo Tips and Information (p. 181).
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that detects
the orientation of an image shot with the camera held vertically and
automatically rotates it to the correct viewing orientation in the display. You
can set this function on/off.
1
In the
(Set up) menu, select
[Auto Rotate].
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the or button to select [On]
and press the MENU button.
• The display will return to the shooting
screen.
• When the Auto Rotate function is set to
[On] and the LCD monitor is set to the
detailed display mode, the
(normal),
(right end is down) or
(left end is
down) will appear in the upper right of the
display.
• This function may not operate correctly when the camera is pointed
straight up or down. Check that the arrow
is pointing in the right
direction and if it is not, then set the Auto Rotate function to [Off].
• Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to [On], the orientation of
images downloaded to a computer will depend upon the software
used to download the images.
• When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent
Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be “up” and the lower
end to be “down.” It then regulates the optimal white balance,
exposure and focus for vertical photography. This function operates
regardless of the On/Off status of the Auto Rotate function.
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Resetting the File Number
Shooting Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You can
select how the file number is assigned.
The file number is reset to the start (100-0001) each time a new SD
card is inserted. New images recorded on SD cards with existing files
are assigned the next available number.
Off
The file number of the last image to be shot is memorized so that
images recorded to a new SD card start from the next number.
1
In the
(Set up) menu, select
[File No. Reset].
Shooting
On
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[On] or [Off] and press the MENU
button.
The display will return to the shooting
screen.
Setting the File No. Reset to [Off] is useful for avoiding file name
duplication when images are downloaded to a computer.
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About File Numbers and Folder Numbers
Images are assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9900, and folders are
assigned folder numbers from 100 to 998 (Folder numbers cannot
contain 99 in the last two digits).
Folder numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two digits
Folder File Capacity
Each folder usually contains up to 100 images.
However, since images shot in continuous shooting and Stitch Assist
mode are always saved into the same folder, a folder may contain
more than 100 images. The number of images may also exceed 100 if
a folder contains images copied from a computer or images shot with
other cameras. Please note, however, that the images in folders
containing 2001 or more images cannot be played back in this
camera.
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Playback
Displaying Images Individually
1
Slide the mode switch to
(Playback).
The last recorded image will appear in the
display (single image playback).
Use the
or
button to move
between the images.
Playback
2
Use the
button to move to the previous
image and the
button to move the next
image.
Holding the button down advances the
images more rapidly, but the images will not
appear as clearly.
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Magnifying Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
2
Use the , ,
or
button to
move around the image.
3
Press the FUNC./SET button.
will appear on the monitor. You
can press the zoom lever toward
to
display the image at a magnification of up to
10x.
Approximate Location
of the Magnified Area
4
• The image advance mode will become
active and
will display in the LCD
monitor. Press the
or
button to
display the preceding or next image at the
same level of magnification (holding the
or
button will not move through
the images any quicker).
• You can change the magnification level
with the zoom lever.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
The image advance mode will cancel.
To Cancel the Magnified Display
Press the zoom lever toward
pressing the MENU button.
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. You can also cancel it immediately by
Movie frames and index playback images cannot be magnified.
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback)
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
2
Use the , ,
or
button to
change the image selection.
Up to nine images can be viewed at once in
index playback.
Selected Image
Playback
Movie
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Switching between Sets of Nine Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
while in index playback.
The jump bar will display.
Jump Bar
2
Use the
or
button to move to
the previous set or the next set of
images.
Hold the FUNC./SET button down and press
the
or
button to jump to the first or
last set.
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the zoom lever toward
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twice.
Jumping to Images
When you have many images recorded onto an SD card, it is handy to use
the four search keys below to jump over images to find the object of your
search.
• Jump 10 Images: jumps over 10 images at a time
• Jump 100 Images: jumps over 100 images at a time
• Jump Shot Date: jumps to the first image with the next shooting date
• Jump to Movie: jumps to a movie
1
• The camera will switch to jump search mode.
• The screen sample will vary slightly
according to the search key.
Playback
In single image playback mode,
press the JUMP button.
The camera will switch
to jump search mode.
Number of images
matching search key.
2
Use the
or
, ,
or
or
button.
button to select
and press the
To change the search key, press the
button.
or
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the MENU button.
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Viewing Movies
You can play movie clips shot in
mode.
Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
1
Use the
movie.
Images with a
or
button to select a
icon are movies.
2
Press the FUNC./SET button.
3
Use the
or
button to select
(Play) and press the FUNC./SET
button.
• The movie control panel will display.
• Use the
or
button to adjust the
sound volume.
Movie Control Volume Level
Panel
• The movie and sound will play.
• When playback ends, the movie stops at
the last frame displayed. Press the FUNC./
SET button to display the movie control
panel. Press the FUNC./SET button again
to play from the beginning.
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Pausing and Resuming Play
Press the FUNC./SET button during
playback.
The movie playback pauses. Press the
FUNC./SET button again to resume.
Operating the Movie Control Panel
1
Select a movie and press the
FUNC./SET button (p. 118).
The movie control panel will display.
Use the
or
button to select
one of the following and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Playback
2
: Exit (Ends playback and returns to
single image playback. Pressing the
MENU button also returns to single
image playback.)
: Play
: Slow Motion Playback
The playback speed will change if you
press the
or
button in slow
button
motion playback. Pressing the
makes it slower and the
button makes it
faster.
: First Frame
: Previous Frame (Rewinds if the FUNC./
SET button is held down)
: Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the FUNC./
SET button is held down)
: Last Frame
: Edit (Switches to movie editing mode)
(p. 121)
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• Movies recorded with high resolutions and frame rates may
momentarily stop playing if played on slow reading SD cards.
• Movies recorded at the
Fast Frame Rate setting and with the
video signal set to the PAL format, may play back with a frame rate
lower than the recorded one when output to a TV or video. You can
play every frame by using the slow motion playback. To check the
images at the original frame rate, you are recommended to play the
movie back on the camera's LCD monitor or on a computer.
• You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when
playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
• Movies shot with other cameras may not play back on this camera.
See List of Messages (p. 162).
• You can adjust the playback volume of movie clips in the
(Set
up) menu.
• Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when playing a
movie on a TV set (p. 155).
• The audio cannot be played in slow motion playback.
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Editing Movies
Selecting
(Edit) in the movie control panel enables you to cut unwanted
portions at the start or end of a movie clip.
Protected movies and movies less than 1 second in duration cannot
be edited.
Use the
or
button to select a
movie and press the FUNC./SET
button.
2
Switch to the movie editing mode.
3
Use the
or
button to select
or
and the
or
button
to set the portion to which the cut is
applied.
Playback
Movie Editing Panel
1
• See Operating the Movie Control Panel
(p. 119).
• The movie editing panel and the movie
editing bar will display.
Movie Editing Bar
: Cut Beginning
: Cut End
: Cursor
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4
Use the
or
button to select
(Play) and press the FUNC./SET
button.
• A preview of the temporarily edited movie
clip plays.
• To stop it, press the FUNC./SET button
again.
5
Use the
or
button to select
(Save) and press the FUNC./
SET button.
Selecting
(Exit) cancels the edits and
returns to the movie control panel display.
6
Use the
or
button to select
[New File] or [Overwrite] and press
the FUNC./SET button.
• [New File] saves the edited movie under a
new file name. The pre-edit data is left
unchanged.
Note, if you press the FUNC./SET button
while saving the movie, saving is
canceled.
• [Overwrite] saves the edited movie with its
original name. The pre-edit data is lost.
• When the SD card lacks sufficient space to
create a new movie, only [Overwrite] can be
selected.
• The minimum duration of a movie that can be edited is 1 second.
• It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited movie. If the
battery pack runs out of charge partway through, edited movie clips
cannot be saved. When editing movies, use a fully charged battery
pack or the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (p. 169).
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display.
0° (Original)
90°
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Playback
1
270°
Use the
or
button to select
the image to be rotated and press
the FUNC./SET button.
Cycle through the 90°/270°/0° orientations
with each press of the FUNC./SET button.
3
Press the MENU button.
The display will return to the Play menu.
Pressing the MENU button again returns to the
playback screen.
• Movies cannot be rotated.
• When images are downloaded to a computer, the orientation of
images rotated by the camera will depend upon the software used
to download the images.
• Images can be magnified when rotated (p. 114).
• Images taken vertically with Auto Image Rotate (p. 110) set to [On]
will automatically be rotated to the vertical position when viewed on
the camera’s LCD monitor.
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Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In Playback mode (including single image playback and index playback, you
can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data is
saved in the WAVE format.
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select an
image and press the FUNC./SET
button.
The sound memo control panel will display.
3
Sound Memo Panel
Exiting Sound Memos
Press the MENU button.
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Use the
or
button to select
(Record) and press the FUNC./
SET button to record.
• The recording starts and the elapsed time
is displayed.
• Press the FUNC./SET button again to stop
recording. To resume recording, press the
FUNC./SET button again.
• Up to 60 seconds of recordings may be
added to any one image.
• To return to the previous screen, select
(Exit) and press the FUNC./SET
button.
Playing/Erasing Sound Memos
1
Display an image with a sound
memo attached (p. 124) and press
the FUNC./SET button.
• Images with sound memos attached have
the
icons displayed on them.
• The sound memo control panel will
display.
2
(Play)
Sound Memo Panel
• The sound memo will play. Playback will
stop when you press the FUNC./SET
button. Press the FUNC./SET button again
to resume playback.
• Use the
or
button to adjust the
sound volume.
Playback
Use the
or
button to select
(Play) or
(Erase) and press
the FUNC./SET button.
(Erase)
A confirmation menu will display. Use the
or
button to select [Erase] and press
the FUNC./SET button.
To return the playback to the beginning,
select
(Pause) while stopped and press
the FUNC./SET button.
• You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
• The “Memory card full” message will display when the SD card is full
and you will be unable to record sound memos to that card.
• If an incompatible sound memo is attached to an image, you will be
unable to record or play sound memos for that image, and the
“Incompatible WAVE format” message will display. You can erase
incompatible sound data using the camera.
• Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
The volume can be adjusted in the
(Set up) menu (p. 55).
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Automated Playback (Slide Shows)
Starting a Slide Show
A selection of images or all the images on an SD card can be displayed oneby-one in an automated slide show.
Slide show image settings are based on DPOF standards (p. 136).
All Images
Plays all images on the SD card in order.
Slide Show 1-3 Plays the images selected for each slide show in order (p. 127).
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
• The Slide Show menu will display.
2
Use the
or
button to select
[Program] and the
or
button
to select [All Images], [Show 1],
[Show 2] or [Show 3].
• See p.128 from step 3, for selecting the
playback images in slide shows 1-3.
• Selecting Reset cancels all the slideshow
settings.
3
Use the
or
button to select
[Start] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
The slide show starts. The Slide Show menu
will reappear after the playback ends.
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4
Press the MENU button.
The display will return to the Play menu.
Pressing the MENU button again returns to
the playback screen.
• Movies play for their entire recorded length regardless of the time
set in the slide show settings.
• The power-saving function does not activate during a slide show
(p. 56).
Pausing/Resuming a Slide Show
Press the FUNC./SET button.
Playback
The slide show pauses. Press the FUNC./
SET button again to restart it.
Fast Forwarding/Rewinding a Slide Show
Press the
or
button.
The previous or next image displays. Hold
down the button to advance through the
images more rapidly.
Stopping a Slide Show
Press the MENU button.
The slide show stops and the Slide Show
menu reappears.
Selecting Images for Slide Shows
You can mark images for inclusion in slide shows 1-3. Up to 998 images may be
marked per slide show. Images display in the order of their selection.
1
Display the Slide Show menu.
See Starting a Slide Show (p. 126).
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2
Use the
or
button to select
[Program] and the
or
button to
select [Show 1], [Show 2] or [Show 3].
A white checkmark will appear beside a
show already containing images.
3
Use the
or
button and the
or
button to choose [Select] and
press the FUNC./SET button.
You can select all the images by choosing
All Images, pressing the FUNC./SET button
and selecting [OK] in the next screen.
4
5
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Select images for the Slide Show
• Use the
or
button to move to an
image and the FUNC./SET button to select
or deselect it.
Selected images display a number
corresponding to their selection order and
a checkmark .
• You can press the zoom lever toward
to switch to the index mode (9 images)
and use the same procedures to select
images.
Press the MENU button.
Press the MENU button repeatedly until the
playback screen reappears to finish the
procedure.
Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings
You can change the play time for all the images in a show and have the
show repeat continuously.
Play Time
Repeat
Sets the duration that each image displays. Choose between 3-10
seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds and Manual.
Sets whether the slide show stops when all the slides have been
displayed or continues until stopped.
1
Display the Slide Show menu.
2
Use the , ,
or
button to
select [Set up] and press the
FUNC./SET button.
3
Use the
or
button to select
[Play Time] or [Repeat] and the
or
button to select an option.
4
Press the MENU button.
See Starting a Slide Show (p. 126).
Playback
The set up menu will close. Pressing the MENU
button again returns to the Play menu. Press it
again to go back to the playback screen.
• The display interval may vary slightly from the set time for some
images when played.
• Slide shows are easy to arrange on a computer with the supplied
software (ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser). See the Canon Digital
Camera Software Starter Guide Disk.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure.
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select an
image to protect and press the
FUNC./SET button.
• The
icon appears on protected images.
• You can make the selection of images
easier by toggling between single image
playback and index playback by pressing
the zoom lever toward
or
.
Protection Icon
3
Press the MENU button.
The Play menu displays again. Press it again
to return to the playback screen.
To Cancel Protection
After step 1, select an image to remove protection from and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Please note that formatting (initializing) an SD card erases all data,
including protected images (p. 25).
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Erasing
Erasing Single Images
• Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
• Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
Use the
or
button to select an
image for deletion and press the
button.
2
Use the
or
button to select
[Erase] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
Erasing
1
To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
This is not available during index playback.
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Erasing All Images
You can erase all the images saved on the SD card.
• Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
• Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
You should format the SD card when you want to erase not only image
data but also all the data contained on the card (p. 25).
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Erasing
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Print Settings
About Printing
Images shot with this camera can be printed using one of the following methods.
- Connecting the camera to a direct print compatible printer*1 with a single cable
and pressing the
button on the camera.
- Selecting images and specifying the number of print copies (DPOF*2 print
settings) with the camera before sending the images (SD card) to a photo
developing center
*1
*2
Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it with
other PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-brand compact
photo printers (SELPHY CP series), card photo printers and Bubble Jet
Printers (PIXMA series/SELPHY DS series).
Digital Print Order Format
Direct Print Compatible Printer
Compact Photo
Printer
Card Photo
Printer
Bubble Jet Printer
Print
SD Card
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Photo Lab
This guide explains DPOF print settings. For information on how to print
images, refer to the Direct Print User Guide supplied with the camera.
Also, refer to your printer’s manual.
Please check the System Map to confirm the compact photo printer (SELPHY
CP series), card photo printer models and Bubble Jet Printers (PIXMA series/
SELPHY DS series) that can be used with this camera.
For details, see the Direct Print User Guide or the users manual for
your printer.
Print Settings
Direct Print Compatible Printing
DPOF Print Settings (p. 136)
DPOF Transfer Order (p. 142)
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Setting the DPOF Print Settings
You can select images on an SD card for printing and specify the number of
print copies in advance using the camera. This is extremely convenient for
sending the images to a photo developing service that supports DPOF, or for
printing on a direct print compatible printer.
See the Direct Print User Guide for instructions on how to print.
Selecting Images for Printing
There are two ways to select images.
• Singly
• All images on an SD card (the number of print copies is set to one per
image)
Single Images
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the , ,
or
button to
select [Order] and press the FUNC./
SET button.
To cancel the Print Order settings, select
[Reset].
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3
Select images for printing.
As shown below, selection methods differ
according to the options chosen for the
Print Type settings (p. 140).
Print Type
Number of Print Copies
•
(Standard)/
(Both)
Use the
or
button to select an image,
press the FUNC./SET button and use the
or
button to select the number of
print copies (up to maximum of 99).
•
Selected for an Index Print
(Index)
Use the
or
button to move to an
image and the FUNC./SET button to select
or deselect it.
A checkmark displays on selected images.
4
Press the MENU button.
Print Settings
You can press the zoom lever toward
to
switch to the index mode (9 images) and
use the same procedures to select images.
The Print Order menu will reappear.
Pressing the MENU button again returns to
the Play menu. Press it again to go back to
the playback screen.
All the Images on an SD Card
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
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2
Use the , ,
or
button to
select [Mark all] and press the
FUNC./SET button.
All print settings for the image are canceled
when you select [Reset].
3
Use the
or
button to select
[OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
The display returns to the Print Order
(DPOF) menu.
4
Press the MENU button.
The display returns to the Play menu. Press
the MENU button again to go back to the
playback screen.
• The
symbol will display on images that have had print settings
set by other DPOF-compliant cameras. These settings will be
overwritten by those set by your camera.
• The output of some printers or photo developing services may not
reflect the specified print settings.
• Print settings cannot be set for movie images.
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• Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting
date.
• A maximum of 998 images can be selected per SD card.
• When [Both] is selected, the number of print copies can be set, but
it applies to Standard prints only. The Index setting only produces
one print copy.
• Print settings can also be assigned to images with the bundled
software (ZoomBrowser EX/Image Browser) on a computer.
However, do not set the date in the DPOF print settings when
printing images that have had the date embedded with the [Date
Stamp] function. This may cause the date to be printed twice.
Print Settings
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Setting the Print Style
Set the print style after selecting the image to print. The following print
settings can be selected.
Print Type
Standard
Prints one image per page.
Index
Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format.
Prints the images in both the standard and
index formats.
Both
Date
Adds the date to the print.
File No.
Adds the file number to the print.
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the , ,
or
button to
select [Set up] and press the
FUNC./SET button.
All print settings for the image are canceled
when you select [Reset].
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3
Use the
or
button to select
[Print Type], [Date] or [File No.]
and the
or
button to select an
option.
Print Type
Select [Standard], [Index] or [Both].
Date
Select [On] or [Off].
File No.
Select [On] or [Off].
Press the MENU button.
The Print Order menu will reappear.
Pressing the MENU button again returns to
the Play menu. Press it again to go back to
the playback screen.
Print Settings
4
• When the print type is set to [Index], the [Date] and [File No.]
options cannot be set to [On] at the same time.
• If you selected [Standard] or [Both] as the Print Type, you can also
set the Date and File No. settings to [On] at the same time. However,
the data that is supported may vary among printers.
• Embedded dates in
(Postcard Date Imprint mode, p. 76) print
out even when [Date] is set to [Off].
The date prints in the format specified in the Date/Time menu (p. 28).
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Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)
You can use the camera to specify settings for images before downloading
to a computer. Refer to the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter
Guide Disk for instructions on how to transfer images to your computer.
The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) standards.
The
icon may display for an SD card that has had transfer settings
set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These settings will be
overwritten by those set by your camera.
Selecting Images for Transferring
There are two ways to select images.
• Singly
• All images on an SD card
Single Images
1
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
2
Use the
or
button to select
[Order] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
All transfer settings for the image are
canceled when you select [Reset].
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3
• A checkmark displays on selected images.
• You can press the zoom lever toward
to switch to the index mode (9 images)
and use the same procedures to select
images.
Selected for Transfer
4
Press the MENU button.
The Transfer Order menu reappears.
Pressing the MENU button again returns to
the Play menu. Press it again to go back to
the playback screen.
All the Images on an SD Card
1
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)
Use the
or
button to move
between images and the FUNC./SET
button to select and deselect them.
In the
(Play) menu, select
and press the FUNC./SET button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
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2
Use the
or
button to select
[Mark all] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
All transfer settings for the image are
canceled when you select [Reset].
3
Use the
or
button to select
[OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
The display returns to the Transfer Order
(DPOF) menu.
4
Press the MENU button.
The display returns to the Play menu. Press
the MENU button again to go back to the
playback screen.
• Images are transferred in order from oldest to newest by the
shooting date.
• A maximum of 998 images can be selected per SD card.
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Connecting the Camera to a Computer
The following methods can be used to download images recorded by the
camera to a computer. Depending on the OS used, some methods may not
be available. Please read Computer System Requirements (p. 146) in
advance.
• Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection
Mac
Windows Windows Windows Windows
OS X
98
Me
2000
XP
With this method, you download images using camera button
operations after you have installed the appropriate software (the
computer settings only need to be adjusted for the first download).
See Connecting the Camera to a Computer (p. 146) and Downloading
Images by Direct Transfer (p. 152).
Windows
XP
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Windows Windows Windows Windows
Mac
98
Me
2000
XP
OS X
With this method, you download images using computer commands
after you have installed the appropriate software.
See Connecting the Camera to a Computer (p. 146), and the separate
Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk.
Mac
OS X
With this method, you download images using computer commands
without installing any software.
See Connecting the Camera to a Computer (p. 146) (Software
Installation Not Required) and Connecting the Camera to the
Computer to Download Images without Installing Software (p. 154).
• Downloading from an SD Card
See Downloading from an SD Card (p. 154).
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Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Computer System Requirements
Please install and use the software on a computer which meets the
requirements below.
Windows
OS
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP (Including Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2)
Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB
ports.
CPU
Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor is required
RAM
Windows 98 SE/Windows Me: 128 MB or more
Windows 2000/Windows XP: 256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk • Canon Utilities
Space
- ZoomBrowser EX: 250 MB or more
(Including the PhotoRecord printing program)
- PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
• Canon Camera TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more
• Canon Camera WIA Driver: 25 MB or more
• ArcSoft PhotoStudio: 50 MB or more
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels / High Color (16 bit) or better is required
Macintosh
OS
Mac OS X (v10.1.5 – v10.3)
Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB
ports.
CPU
PowerPC G3/G4/G5
RAM
256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk • Canon Utilities
Space
- ImageBrowser: 200 MB or more
- PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
• ArcSoft PhotoStudio: 50 MB or more
Display
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1,024 x 768 pixels / 32,000 colors or better is required
IMPORTANT
You must install the software and driver bundled on the supplied
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto your computer before
connecting the camera to a computer.
• You do not need to turn off the camera or computer power when
making a USB connection.
• Please refer to your computer’s manual for information regarding the
location of the USB port.
• You are recommended to use a fully charged battery pack or the AC
Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold separately) to power the camera when
connecting to a computer (p. 18).
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
• The camera will not operate correctly if you connect it to your
computer before installing the driver and software. If this happens,
please refer to the Troubleshooting section of the Canon Digital
Camera Software Starter Guide Disk.
• Even when system requirements are met, not all computer functions
can be guaranteed.
Windows
1
Install the driver and the software applications bundled
on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk (first time
only).
Please see the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk for the
installation procedures.
2
Use the supplied interface cable to connect the
computer's USB port to the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
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• Please see How to Open the Terminal Cover (p. 13).
• With the
facing in the direction shown, insert the interface
cable until it clicks into place.
• Treat the connector area with great care while you attach and remove
the interface cable.
USB Port
DIGITAL Terminal
Interface Cable
• Always grasp the connector’s sides to remove the interface cable
from the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
3
4
5
Slide the mode switch to
(Playback).
Press the power button until the power lamp lights green.
Select [Canon CameraWindow] in the event dialog that
appears on the computer and click [OK] (first time only).
If the event dialog fails to appear, click the [Start] menu, and select
[Programs] or [All Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities],
[CameraWindow], and [CameraWindow].
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The following window will display.
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
• Using the software and computer to download images:
See the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk.
• Using the Camera to Download Images (Direct Transfer Function)
See Downloading Images by Direct Transfer (p. 152).
Macintosh
1
Install the driver and the software applications bundled
on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk (first time
only).
Please see the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk for the
installation procedures.
2
Set the auto start settings for ImageBrowser.
• Set the ImageBrowser auto start settings before you connect the camera
to the computer for the first time.
• This step is not required from the second connection onward.
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ImageBrowser Auto Start Settings – OS X (v10.2/v10.3)
1.Start Image Capture, click the [Image Capture] menu and
select [Preferences].
2.In the next menu, click the [When a camera is connected,
open:] list box and select [Other].
3.Select [CameraWindow] in the program selection
window.
CameraWindow is generally installed into the folder opened by
selecting the [Applications], [Canon Utilities] and [CameraWindow]
folders.
4.Click [OK] and then close Image Capture.
ImageBrowser Auto Start Settings – OS X (v10.1)
1.Start Image Capture and select [Other] from the [Hot Plug
Action] list box.
2.Select [CameraWindow] in the program selection
window.
CameraWindow is generally installed into the folder opened by
selecting the [Applications], [Canon Utilities] and [CameraWindow]
folders.
3.Close Image Capture.
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3
Perform steps 2-4 on page 147.
The following window will display.
• Using the Camera to Download Images (Direct Transfer Function)
See Downloading Images by Direct Transfer (p. 152).
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
• Using the software and computer to download images:
See the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk.
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Downloading Images by Direct Transfer
Use this method to download images using camera operations.
Install the supplied software and adjust the computer settings before using
this method for the first time (p. 147).
All Images
New Images
DPOF Trans. Images
Select & Transfer
Wallpaper
Transfers and saves all images to the computer.
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
images that have not been previously transferred.
Transfers and saves to the computer only the images
with DPOF Transfer Order settings (p. 142).
Transfers and saves single images to the
computer as you view and select them.
Transfers and saves single images to the computer as
you view and select them. The transferred images
display on the computer desktop.
1
Confirm that the Direct Transfer
menu is displayed on the camera's
LCD monitor.
• The
button will light blue.
• Press the MENU button if the Direct
Transfer menu fails to appear.
All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans. Images
2
Use the
or
button to select
,
or
, and press the
button.
• To cancel the transfer, press the FUNC./SET
button.
The images will download. The
button will blink blue while downloading is
in progress. The display will return to the
Direct Transfer menu when the download is
complete.
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Select & Transfer/Wallpaper
Use the
or
button to select
or
, and press the
button (or FUNC./SET button).
3
Use the
or
button to select
images to download and press the
button (or FUNC./SET button).
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while downloading is
in progress.
• Images can also be selected during index
playback.
4
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
2
Press the MENU button.
The Direct Transfer menu will reappear.
Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for the computer.
On the Windows platform, the files are automatically created in the
BMP images.
The option selected with the
button is retained even when the
camera's power is turned off. The previous setting will be in effect the
next time the Direct Transfer menu is displayed. The image selection
screen will appear directly when the [Select & Transfer] or the
[Wallpaper] option was last selected.
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Connecting the Camera to the Computer to
Download Images Without Installing Software
If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (v10.1.5 – v10.3), you can use
the software distributed with these operating systems to download images
without installing the software bundled on the Canon Digital Camera
Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a computer in which
the software is not installed.
However, please note that there are certain limitations to downloading with
this method. For more details, please refer to the supplied leaflet entitled For
Windows® XP and Mac OS X Users.
1
Use the supplied interface cable to connect the computer's
USB port to the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
See steps 2-4 starting on p.147.
2
Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with
downloading.
Downloading from an SD Card
1
Eject the SD card from the camera and insert it into an SD
card reader connected to the computer.
Refer to your card adapter’s or card reader’s manual for information
regarding the connection between the computer and card adapter or
card reader.
2
Double-click the icon of the drive containing the SD card.
3
Copy the SD card’s images to the desired folder on the
hard disk.
Depending on the operating system, the drive containing the SD card
may display automatically.
The images are contained in the [xxxCANON] folder, which is a
subfolder of the [DCIM] folder on the SD card. The xxx represents a
number from 100 to 998 (p. 112).
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Viewing Images on a TV set
Viewing Images on a TV set
You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or play
back images when it is connected to the camera with the supplied AV Cable
AVC-DC300.
Power Lamp
Turn off the Camera and the TV.
(p. 34)
2
Connect the AV cable to the
camera’s A/V OUT terminal.
• Use the toggle on the wrist strap to open
the terminal cover (p. 13) and insert the
AV cable all the way.
• Treat the connector area with great care
while you attach and remove the AV cable.
Yellow
VIDEO
AUDIO
IN
3
Plug the other ends of the AV cable
to the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN jacks
on the TV.
4
Turn on the TV and switch it to
Video mode.
5
Press the power button until the
power lamp lights green.
Viewing Images on a TV set
1
Black
Power Lamp
• The image will appear on the TV. Shoot or
play back images as usual.
• Press the DISP. button when images are
not being displayed on the TV when
shooting.
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• A TV set cannot be used in Stitch Assist mode.
• Refer to pp. 50, 57 for instructions regarding the video output signal.
• No image will appear on the LCD monitor when the camera is
connected to a TV.
• If the TV is a stereo model, you can plug the audio plug into either
the left or right Audio In jack. Please refer to the TV’s manual for
details.
The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (p. 57). The default setting
varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and others
If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output may not
display properly.
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and start-up,
operation, self-timer and shutter sounds. Each menu item has three
choices.
Example: Start-up Image
Changing My Camera Settings
1
Select the
(My Camera) menu.
2
Use the
item.
or
button to select an
3
Use the
option.
or
button to select an
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
The
option features science fiction related images and sounds. The
option features animals.
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4
Press the MENU button.
• The menu will close.
• In Shooting mode, the menu can be
closed by pressing the shutter button
halfway.
• If you select
(Theme) in Step 2, you can select a consistent
theme for each of the My Camera settings.
• The beep will not play but the start-up image will display if the [Mute]
option in the
(Set up) menu is set to [On] even if a setting has
been selected in the My Camera menu.
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Registering My Camera Settings
Images recorded onto the SD card and newly recorded sounds can be
added as My Camera settings to the
and
menu items. You can also
use the supplied software to upload your computer’s images and sounds to
the camera.
The following menu items can be saved to the camera.
• Start-up Image
• Shutter Sound • Selftimer Sound
• Operation Sound • Start-up Sound
Registering SD Card Images and Sounds
1
Slide the mode switch to
(Playback).
2
Select the
3
Use the
item.
4
Use the
or
or
.
(My Camera) menu.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 48).
The
or
button to select an
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
A computer is required to restore the My Camera Settings to the
defaults. Use the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser)
to add the default settings to the camera.
button to select
icon will display.
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5
Press the DISP. button.
6
Select an image or record a sound.
Start-up Image
Use the
or
button to select the image
you wish to register and press the FUNC./
SET button.
Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter
Sounds
• Use the
or
button to select
(Record) and press the FUNC./SET
button. Recording will start and
automatically stop when the time is
exceeded.
• After recording, use the
or
button
to select
(Register Sound) and press
the FUNC./SET button.
• Select
(Exit) to return to the My
Camera menu without registering.
• Select
(Play) to play the recorded
sound.
7
Use the
or
button to select
[OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
To cancel the change, select [Cancel].
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• The following cannot be registered as My Camera Settings.
- Movies
- Sounds recorded with the sound memo function (p. 124)
• The prior setting is erased when a new My Camera setting is added.
Data that can be Registered as My Camera Settings
My Camera settings should conform to the data types below. However, SD
card images shot with this camera can be registered as My Camera settings
regardless of the below data types. (Excluding sounds recorded as a movie
or with the sound memo function (p. 124).)
•
•
•
•
Compression Method:
Sampling Rate:
Dimensions:
Data Size:
JPEG (Baseline JPEG)
4:2:0 or 4:2:2
320 x 240 pixels
20 KB or less
Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter Sounds
•
•
•
•
Compression Method:
Quantization Bits:
Sampling Frequency:
Recorded Length
Start-up Sound
WAVE (monaural)
8 bit
11.025 kHz or 8.000 kHz
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
1.0 sec. or less
1.3 sec. or less
Operation Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Selftimer Sound
2.0 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
Start-up Image
* Any data types other than those described above cannot be used with this camera.
An example of this function is to record “Say Cheese” as a self-timer sound
so that the camera will replay this sound 2 seconds before the photo is
taken. You could also record cheerful music to bring out the natural smiles
of your subjects, or so they can strike a pose fitting the music. In these
ways you can customize your camera by creating and adding new My
Camera settings.
See the supplied Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk
for more information on creating and adding to the My Camera data.
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List of Messages
List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during shooting or
playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for the messages that
display during a printer connection.
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Busy...
Image is being recorded to, or read from, SD
card.
No memory card
You attempted to shoot or play back images
without an SD card installed.
Card locked!
The SD card is write-protected.
Cannot record
You attempted to shoot an image without an SD
card installed, or attempted to attach a sound
memo to a movie.
Memory card error!
SD card has experienced an anomaly.
Memory card full
SD card is full of images and no more can be
recorded or saved. Or no more image settings
(slide show and printing settings, etc.) or sound
memos can be recorded.
Naming error!
The image could not be created because there is
an image with the same name as the directory
that the camera is attempting to create, or the
highest possible file number has already been
reached. In the Set up Menu, set the File Reset
option to [On]. Save all the images you wish to
retain onto a computer, then reformat the SD
card. Please note that formatting will erase all the
existing images and other data.
Change the battery pack.
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the
camera. Replace it at once with a charged one or
recharge the battery pack.
No image.
No images recorded on SD card.
Image too large.
You attempted to play back an image larger than
4492 x 3328 pixels or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG format.
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG
image.
Corrupted Data.
You attempted to play back an image with
corrupted data.
RAW
You attempted to play back a RAW image.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back an image that was
recorded in a special data type (proprietary data
type used by the camera of another
manufacturer, etc.) or a movie clip recorded by
another camera.
Cannot magnify!
You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a
different camera or data type, an image edited
with a computer, or a movie.
Cannot rotate
You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a
different camera or data type, an image edited
with a computer, or a movie.
Cannot register this image! You attempted to add a start-up image or a movie
that was created with another camera.
Protected!
You attempted to erase a protected image or
movie.
Too many marks.
Too many images have been marked with print
settings or transfer settings. Cannot process any
more.
Cannot complete!
Could not save the print or transfer settings.
Unselectable image.
You attempted to set the print settings for a nonJPEG image.
Exx
(xx: number) Camera malfunction. Turn the
power off and then back on, then shoot or play
back. A problem exists if the error code
reappears. Note the number and contact your
Canon Customer Support Help Desk. If an error
code displays directly after taking a picture, the
shot may not have been recorded. Check image
in playback mode.
List of Messages
Incompatible WAVE format. A sound memo cannot be added to this image
since the data type of the existing sound memo is
incorrect.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Camera will not
operate
Camera will not
record
Cannot play back
164
Cause
Solution
Power is not turned • Press the power button for a
on
moment.
SD card slot/battery • Confirm that the SD card slot/
cover is open
battery cover is securely closed.
Insufficient battery • Insert a fully charged battery into
voltage
the camera.
• Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
(sold separately).
Poor contact
• Wipe the terminals with a clean
between camera and dry cloth.
battery terminals
Mode switch is set • Set the mode switch to
or
(Playback)
.
Flash is charging
• The indicator will light orange
(Blinking in the
when it is charged. You can then
LCD monitor)
press the shutter button.
SD card is full
• Insert a new SD card.
• If required, download the images
to a computer and erase them
from the SD card to make space.
SD card is not
• Format SD card.
formatted correctly • If reformatting does not work, the
SD card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
SD card is write• Slide the write-protect tab of the
protected.
SD card upward (p. 23).
You attempted to play • Computer images that cannot be
back images shot
played back will play back if they are
with another camera
added to the camera using the
or images edited with bundled software program
a computer
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser.
File name was
• Set the file name or file number
changed with a
according to the Design rule for
computer or file
Camera File system standards.
location was changed
See About File Numbers and
Folder Numbers (p. 112).
Sounds come from
the camera interior
Image is blurred or
out of focus
The camera's
horizontal/vertical
orientation was
changed
Camera moved
Autofocus function
hampered by
obstruction to AFassist Beam
AF-assist Beam is
set to [Off]
Solution
• First close the SD card slot/battery
cover and then turn the power off.
• First close the SD card slot/
battery cover and then turn the
power off.
• Replace the battery pack with a
new one.
• Replace the battery pack with a
new one.
• Insert battery pack securely into
battery charger.
• Ensure that battery charger plug
is securely plugged into the
power outlet.
• The camera's orientation
mechanism is operating. There is
no malfunction.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Lens will not retract SD card slot/battery
cover was opened
with power on
SD card slot/battery
cover was opened
while recording to
the SD card
(warning signal
sounds)
Battery life exceeded
Battery pack
consumed quickly
if battery pack loses
its charge quickly at
normal temperature
(23 °C/73 °F)
Battery pack will not Battery pack life
charge
exceeded
Poor contact
between battery
pack and battery
charger
• Be careful not to move the
camera while pressing the shutter
button.
• Be careful not to block the AFassist Beam with fingers or other
items.
• Set the AF-assist Beam to [On]
(p. 53).
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Problem
Image is blurred or
out of focus
Subject in recorded
image is too dark
Subject in recorded
image is too bright
166
Cause
Subject is out of
focal range
Solution
• For normal shooting conditions,
stay at least 30 cm (1.0 ft.) from
the subject.
• In macro mode, stay in the range
of 30 – 50 cm (1.0 – 1.6 ft.) from
the subject (3 – 50 cm (1.2 in. –
1.6 ft.) at maximum wide angle).
• In digital macro mode, stay in the
range of 3 – 10 cm (1.2 – 3.9 in.)
from the subject at maximum
wide angle.
• Use the infinity mode to shoot
distant subjects.
The subject is hard • Use the focus lock or AF lock
to focus on
to shoot.
See Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock, AF Lock) (p. 90).
Insufficient light for • Set the flash to on.
shooting
Subject is dark in
• Set the exposure compensation
contrast to the
to a positive (+) setting, use AE
background
lock or use the spot metering
function.
Subject is too far
• Shoot within 3.5 m (11.5 ft.) of
away for flash to
the subject at the maximum wide
reach
angle or 2.0 m (6.6 ft.) of the
subject at the telephoto end
setting using the flash.
• Raise the ISO sensitivity and then
shoot.
Subject is too close, • When using the flash, stay at
making the flash too least 50 cm (1.6 ft.) from the
subject.
strong
Subject is bright in • Set the exposure compensation
contrast to the
to a negative (-) setting, use AE
background
lock or use the spot metering
function.
Problem
Subject in recorded
image is too bright
Troubleshooting
Cause
Solution
Light is shining
• Change the shooting angle.
directly on the
subject or reflected
off the subject into
the camera
Flash is set to on
• Set the flash to off.
A bar of light (red,
Subject is too bright • This is a normal occurrence in
purple) appears on
devices containing CCDs and
the LCD monitor
does not constitute a
malfunction. (This bar of light will
not be recorded when shooting
still photos, but it will be recorded
when shooting movies.)
Camera
• There is no effect on the recorded
Noise displays on
automatically
image.
the LCD monitor
lightened the image
Subject's
displayed on the
movements on LCD LCD monitor to
monitor are irregular make it easier to see
when shooting in a
dark area
White dots appear
Light from the flash • This is a phenomenon that occurs
on the image
has reflected off
with digital cameras and does not
dust particles or
constitute a malfunction.
insects in the air.
(This is especially
noticeable when
shooting at wide
angle)
Flash does not fire Flash is set to off
• Set the flash to on.
Image not showing Incorrect video
• Set the video system to the
on TV monitor
system setting
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
for your TV (p. 57).
Shooting in Stitch
• The output will not appear on a
Assist mode
TV in Stitch Assist mode. Cancel
the Stitch Assist mode.
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Problem
Zoom does not
operate
Reading images
from SD card is
slow
Recording images to
SD card takes a long
time
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Cause
Solution
Zoom lever was
• Operate the zoom before
pressed while
shooting in movie mode.
shooting in a movie
mode other than
Standard.
SD card was
• Use an SD card formatted in your
formatted in another camera.
device
Appendix
Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately)
It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold
separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or connecting it to
a computer.
Turn the camera power off before connecting or disconnecting the
AC adapter.
Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter first and
then plug the other end into the
power outlet.
2
Open the SD card slot/battery cover,
then insert the DC coupler until it is
locked.
Compact Power Adapter
CA-DC10
Battery Lock
Press the battery lock in the direction of
the arrow and hold it while aligning the
on the DC coupler and battery chamber
and insert the DC coupler correctly.
Symbol
Appendix
1
• Slide the SD card slot/battery cover
closed.
DC Coupler DR-10
3
Open the DC coupler terminal cover
and attach the cord to the DC
terminal.
After you have finished using the camera,
unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet.
Use of an AC adapter kit other than ACK-DC10 (sold separately) may
cause a malfunction in the camera or kit.
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Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately)
High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This flash is used to supplement the camera's built-in flash when the
subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following procedures
to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the supporting bracket. Please
read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this explanation.
Tripod Socket
Bracket
(Comes with the flash)
• The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge gets
weaker. Always set the power/mode switch to [OFF] when you finish
using the flash.
• Be careful not to touch the flash window or sensor windows with your
fingers while the flash is in use.
• In outdoor settings in the daylight, the flash may not detect
illumination from the camera’s built-in flash and may not fire.
• The flash may fire if another flash is being used in close proximity.
• The flash may not fire if there are no reflective items in its metering
field.
• The flash will not fire if the camera's built-in flash does not fire a preflash.
• For continuous shooting, although the flash fires for the first shot, it
does not fire for subsequent shots.
• If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the
battery terminals well with a dry cloth as the terminals may be soiled
with oil from one’s skin or other dirt.
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• If the battery is used in cold regions (0 °C /32 °F or lower), you are
recommended to carry a spare lithium battery (CR123A or DL123).
Keep the spare battery warm in your pocket until immediately before
using it, and exchange it frequently with the battery in the flash.
• Remove the battery from the flash and store it in a dry and cool
location if you will not use it for extended periods. Leaving it in the
flash could lead to the battery leaking and damaging the flash.
• Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not loosen.
Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the camera and flash
resulting in damage to both.
• Before affixing the bracket to the flash, check that the lithium battery
(CR123A or DL123) is installed.
• To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it is up
against the side of the camera and parallel with the camera’s front
panel.
• A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
Appendix
171
Camera Care and Maintenance
Use the following procedures to clean the camera body, lens and LCD
monitor.
Never use thinners, benzene, synthetic cleansers or water to clean the
camera. These substances may distort or damage the equipment.
Camera Body
Gently wipe dirt off the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass lens wiper.
Lens
First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove any
remaining dirt by wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth.
Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If dirt
remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as
listed on the rear of this booklet or the European Warranty System
(EWS) Booklet.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary, gently wipe
with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove stubborn dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These actions may
damage it or lead to other problems.
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change
without notice.
DIGITAL IXUS 50
(W): wide angle (T): telephoto
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million
1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 5.3
million)
Lens
5.8 (W) – 17.4 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 105 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with
the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.0-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT
color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture coverage
100%)
AF System
TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to
center)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of the
lens)
Normal:
Macro:
Infinity:
Appendix
Image Sensor
30 cm (1.0 ft.) – infinity
3 – 50 cm (W)/30 – 50 cm (T)
(1.2 in. – 1.6 ft. (W)/1.0 – 1.6 ft. (T))
3.0 m (9.8 ft) – infinity
Shutter
Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
15 – 1/1500 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting
mode.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with
noise reduction.
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (fixed to
center)
Exposure Control System Program AE
Exposure Compensation ± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
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Sensitivity
Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
*Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance
TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy,
Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with redeye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range
Normal: 50 cm – 3.5 m (1.6 – 11.5 ft.) (W),
50 cm – 2.0 m (1.6 – 6.6 ft.) (T)
Macro: 30 cm – 50 cm (1.0 – 1.6 ft.) (W/T)
(When sensitivity is set to AUTO.)
Shooting Modes
Still images:
Auto, Manual*1, Digital macro, Portrait, Night
snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Underwater, My colors,
Stitch assist*2
Movie:
Standard, Fast frame rate, Compact, My colors
*1 Long shutter mode available
*2 Selectable from the Rec. menu
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Continuous Shooting
Approx. 2.1 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media
SD memory card
File Format
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type
Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*1
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG;
Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording
Pixels
Still images: Large:
2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 1:
2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 2:
1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode:
1600 x 1200 pixels
Number of Recording
Pixels
Movies: Standard, My Colors: (recording can continue
until the SD card is full*1 (can record up to a
maximum of 1 GB at one time))
640 x 480 pixels
(30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels
(30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.) *2
320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
Compact: (can record for 3 min.) *2
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
*1 Using super high-speed SD cards (SDC-512MSH
recommended).
*2 The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie clip length.
Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail
images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD
monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images
possible), Image search (jumps over 10 or 100 images,
to a movie or to the next shooting date, or 9 images at a
time when in index playback), Sound memos (up to 60
sec.), Slide show or Movie (slow motion play back
possible).
Direct Print
PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and
Bubble Jet Direct compatible
Display Languages
21 languages available for menus and messages
(English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish,
Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified
Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech,
Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and
Japanese)
My Camera Settings
The start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound,
self-timer sound, and shutter sound can be
customized using the following methods:
1. Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera.
2.Using the downloaded data from your computer
using the supplied software.
Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer
Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable,
monaural audio)
Appendix
Playback Modes
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Power Source
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (type: NB-4L)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Operating Temperature 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating Humidity
10 – 90%
Dimensions
86.0 x 53.0 x 20.7 mm (3.39 x 2.09 x 0.82 in.)
(excluding protrusions) Thinnest section: 19.5 mm (0.77 in.)
Weight
(camera body only)
Approx. 130 g (4.59 oz.)
*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a
standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers.
By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the
time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
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Battery Capacity (Battery Pack NB-4L (Fully charged))
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor ON
(Based on the CIPA standard)
LCD Monitor Off
Approx. 150 images
Approx. 400 images
Playback Time
Approx. 180 minutes
• The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and
settings.
• Movie data is excluded.
• At low temperatures, the battery pack performance may diminish and the
low battery icon appears very rapidly. In these circumstances, the
performance can be improved by warming the battery pack in a pocket
before use.
Appendix
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F), normal relative
humidity (50% ± 20%), alternating wide angle end and telephoto
end shots at 30 second intervals with the flash fired once every
two shots and the camera power turned off after every tenth
shot.
Power is left off for a sufficient amount of time*, then the power
is turned back on and the testing procedure is repeated.
• A Canon-brand SD memory card is used.
*Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F), normal relative
humidity (50% ± 20%), continuous playback at 3 seconds per
image.
See Battery Pack Handling Precautions (p. 19).
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SD Cards and Estimated Capacities
Still Images
(2592 x 1944 pixels)
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
: With card included with the camera
SDC-16M
SDC-128M
SDC-512MSH
5
49
190
9
87
339
19
173
671
8
76
295
15
136
529
30
269
1041
13
121
471
24
217
839
46
411
1590
52
460
1777
80
711
2747
127
1118
4317
SDC-16M
SDC-128M
SDC-512MSH
6 sec.
1 min. 4 sec.
4 min. 9 sec.
14 sec.
2 min. 7 sec. 8 min. 14 sec.
Movie
Standard
(640 x 480 pixels)
My Colors (320 x 240 pixels)
Fast Frame
(320 x 240 pixels)
Rate
Compact
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(160 x 120 pixels)
20 sec.
3 min. 1 sec. 11 min. 42 sec.
40 sec.
5 min. 55 sec. 22 min. 53 sec.
10 sec.
1 min. 32 sec. 5 min. 59 sec.
1 min. 39 sec. 14 min. 29 sec. 55 min. 57 sec.
• Maximum movie clip length at
(Fast Frame Rate): 1 min., at
(Compact): 3 min. The figures indicate the maximum continuous
recording time.
•
(Large),
(Medium 1),
(Medium 2),
(Small),
,
and
indicate the recording resolution.
•
(Superfine),
(Fine) and
(Normal) indicate the compression
setting.
•
,
and
indicate the number of frames per second.
Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Still Images
Compression
Resolution
2503 KB
1395 KB
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
695 KB
Appendix
(2592 x 1944 pixels)
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
Movie
Resolution
Standard
My Colors
(640 x 480 pixels)
(320 x 240 pixels)
Frame Rate
File size
1980 KB/sec.
990 KB/sec.
660 KB/sec.
330 KB/sec.
Fast Frame Rate
(320 x 240 pixels)
1320 KB/sec.
Compact
(160 x 120 pixels)
120 KB/sec.
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SD Memory Card
Interface
Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
Battery Pack NB-4L
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Nominal Voltage
3.7 V DC
Typical Capacity
760 mAh
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
35.4 x 40.3 x 5.9 mm (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.23 in.)
Weight
Approx. 17 g (0.6 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-2LV/CB-2LVE
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
10 VA (100 V) – 14 VA (240 V) (CB-2LV)
0.1 A (100 V) – 0.06 A (240 V) (CB-2LVE)
Rated Output
4.2 V DC, 0.65 A
Charging Time
Approx. 90 minutes
Operating Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
53.0 x 86.0 x 19.5 mm (2.1 x 3.4 x 0.77 in.)
Weight
Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz.) (CB-2LV)
Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz.) (CB-2LVE)
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10)
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Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/ 60 Hz)
0.17 A
Rated Output
4.3 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
42.6 x 104.4 x 31.4 mm (1.7 x 4.1 x 1.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.)
Photo Tips and Information
Tip for Using the Self-timer (p.78)
Normally the camera shakes a little when you press the shutter button.
Setting the self-timer to
delays the shutter release for 2 seconds and
allows the camera to stop shaking, thus preventing a blurred image.
Even better results can be obtained by placing the camera on a stable
surface or by using a tripod to shoot.
How to Adjust the Exposure (p.95)
This camera automatically adjusts the exposure to shoot images with the
optimal brightness. However, recorded images may sometimes be brighter
or darker than the actual image depending on the shooting conditions. If
this happens, adjust the exposure compensation manually.
Appendix
Underexposure
The whole recorded image is dark, which
makes white elements of the image appear
gray. Shooting bright subjects or in backlit
conditions may cause the image to be
underexposed. Adjust the exposure
compensation towards the + end.
Optimal Exposure
Overexposure
The whole recorded image is bright, which
makes black elements of the image appear gray.
Shooting dark subjects or in dark places may
cause the image to be overexposed. Adjust the
exposure compensation towards the - end.
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ISO Speed (p.109)
The ISO speed is the numeric representation of the camera’s sensitivity to
light. The higher the ISO speed, the higher the sensitivity. A high ISO speed
allows you to shoot images in dark indoor or outdoor conditions without a
flash and also helps prevent blurred images due to camera shake. This is
convenient when shooting images in places where flash photography is
prohibited. The ISO speed setting makes full use of the available light,
resulting in images that convey the feel of the place they were shot.
ISO 50 equivalent
ISO 400 equivalent
Advanced Technique for the Macro mode (p.71)
Macro mode can make unique images when used with the zoom function.
For example, shooting a flower at maximum wide angle in Macro mode
allows the camera to bring both the flower and the background into focus.
However, shooting at maximum telephoto can throw the background out of
focus to make the flower stand out.
Macro with the wide
angle zoom
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Macro with the telephoto
zoom
Index
A
E
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 ....... 169
AE Lock ..................................... 92
AF Frame ................................... 46
AF Lock ..................................... 91
AF-assist Beam.......................... 47
AiAF........................................... 44
Auto Play (Slide Show)............ 126
Auto Rotate Function............... 110
Autofocus.................................. 44
AV Cable AVC-DC300 .............. 155
Erasing .................................... 131
All Images.......................... 132
Single Images.................... 131
Exposure ................................... 95
B
Battery
Capacity............................. 177
Charging .............................. 18
Handling .............................. 19
Installing.............................. 21
C
Clock Display............................. 30
Compression ............................. 64
Computer System Requirements
................................................ 146
Connecting the Camera to a
Computer ................................ 145
Continuous Shooting................. 75
Custom White Balance .............. 99
D
Date/Time.................................. 28
DIGITAL Terminal.................... 147
Digital Zoom.............................. 74
Direct Interface Cable ................ 17
Direct Transfer ........................ 152
DPOF Print Order..................... 136
Print Style.......................... 140
Selecting Images ............... 136
DPOF Transfer Order ............... 142
F
FE Lock ..................................... 93
File Number............................. 111
Flash.......................................... 66
Focus Lock ................................ 90
FUNC. Menu .............................. 49
H
HF-DC1.................................... 170
Histogram ................................. 43
I
Image Data Sizes..................... 179
Index Playback ........................ 115
Indicator.............................. 16, 34
Infinity ....................................... 71
Interface Cable ........................ 148
ISO Speed ............................... 109
J
JUMP (JUMP Search) ............. 117
L
Language ..................................
LCD Monitor..............................
Information Displayed .........
Night Display .......................
Quick-bright LCD .................
Using the LCD Monitor ........
31
37
40
39
39
37
M
Macro........................................ 71
Magnifying .............................. 114
Menu
Menu Settings and Factory
Defaults ............................... 53
My Camera Menu ................ 58
Play Menu............................ 54 183
Rec. Menu............................ 53
Set up Menu......................... 55
Messages................................. 162
Metering Modes......................... 94
Mode switch .............................. 36
Movie
Editing................................ 121
Playback............................. 118
Shooting .............................. 81
Mute Mode ................................ 55
My Camera Menu
Changing............................ 157
Registering......................... 159
My Camera Settings................. 157
Recordable Data Types ...... 161
My Colors ................................ 102
P
Photo Effect ............................. 101
Play Menu.................................. 54
Playback Mode .......................... 36
Postcard Date Imprint Mode...... 76
Power Button............................. 34
Power-saving............................. 35
Print/Share Button ..................... 15
Protect ..................................... 130
R
Rec. Menu ................................. 53
Red-Eye Reduction Function...... 67
Resolution ................................. 64
Review Duration ........................ 63
Rotate ...................................... 123
S
SD Card ..................................... 23
Capacities........................... 178
Formatting............................ 25
Handling............................... 27
Installing .............................. 23
Self-Timer.................................. 78
Set up Menu .............................. 55
184
Shooting Mode
Auto ............................... 61, 68
Digital Macro.................. 68, 73
Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode .................. 192
Indoor .................................. 68
Kids&Pets ............................ 68
Manual ................................. 68
Movie ................................... 81
My Colors ............................ 68
Night Snapshot .................... 68
Portrait................................. 68
Stitch Assist......................... 86
Underwater .......................... 68
Shutter Button ........................... 46
Pressing Fully ...................... 47
Pressing Halfway ................. 46
Shutter Speed ............................ 96
Single Image Playback............. 113
Slide Show
Play Time ........................... 129
Repeat Settings.................. 129
Smooth Continuous Shooting.... 75
Sound Memo ........................... 124
Spot AE Point Frame............ 41, 94
T
Telephoto................................... 45
U
USB port.................................. 147
V
Video Output System ............... 156
W
White Balance ............................ 98
Wide Angle ................................ 45
Wrist Strap ................................ 13
MEMO
185
MEMO
186
MEMO
187
MEMO
188
MEMO
189
MEMO
190
Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information
contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be
accepted for any errors or omissions.
• Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware
and software described herein at anytime without prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any
form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or
lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera,
the software, SD memory cards (SD cards), personal computers,
peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon SD cards.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The chart below is a reference for the settings available for various shooting conditions.
The settings selected in each shooting mode are saved after you finish shooting.
Function
Large
Medium 1
Medium 2
Resolution
Small
Postcard
Movie
Superfine
Compression Fine
Normal
Frame Rate
Flash (3)
Auto
Auto with
Red-Eye Reduction
On with
Red-Eye Reduction
On
Off
Slow Synchro
Macro Mode
Infinity Mode
AF Lock
AE Lock
FE Lock
Single
Continuous shooting
Shooting
10-sec. self-timer
Method
2-sec. self-timer
Custom Timer
Date Stamp
Autofocus Modes
AF-assist Beam
Digital Zoom
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Flowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Function
Shooting with the Camera
Canon Digital Camera
Software Starter Guide Disk
Installing the Software
This Guide
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
This Guide
Canon Digital Camera
Software Starter Guide Disk
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With the exception of the [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] settings, all the
other menu settings and changes made with the camera buttons can be reset to the default
values in a single operation (p. 59).
Downloading Images to a Computer
(1) (2) The resolutions and frame rates for the
Direct Print User Guide
Printer User Guide
Resolution
Using the Printer and Printing
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when
used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for
any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g.,
a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of
non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such
repairs on a chargeable basis.
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modes,
Auto in the
mode.
- When the flash fires in
mode, the camera will automatically use Slow Synchro mode.
(4) You cannot switch between the Macro/Infinity modes when the camera is in the
mode.
(5) AF cannot be selected in the
mode.
(6) Can be set during shooting (only in Standard mode).
(7) Exposure compensation not available in
or
modes.
(8) This cannot be set when the Photo Effect is set to Sepia or B/W.
(9) Automatically set by the camera.
(10) The Photo Effect cannot be set in the
mode.
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