Canon PowerShot A60 User guide

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Camera User Guide
• Please start by reading the Precautions on page 7 of this
manual.
• Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information on
installing the software and downloading images.
• Please also read the printer user guide included with your
Canon printer.
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Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Software Starter Guide
Downloading Images to a Computer
Printer User Guide
Using the Printer and Printing
This digital camera is designed to perform optimally when used with
genuine Canon brand digital camera accessories (“Canon Brand
Accessories”).
You may use non Canon Brand Accessories with this Digital Camera.
However, Canon makes no warranties concerning, and is not
responsible for damages resulting from, use of non Canon Brand
Accessories.
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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. 181).
Language Setting
Please see page 28 to change the language setting.
Please read through the “Read This First” section (p. 6) before using your
camera.
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 Inc. reserves the right to change the specifications of the
hardware and software described herein at any time 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 Inc.
• Canon Inc. makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or
lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the
software, the CompactFlash™ cards (CF cards), personal computers,
peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon CF cards.
Trademark Acknowledgements
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Canon and PowerShot and Bubble Jet are trademarks of Canon, Inc.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
iBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
Macintosh, PowerBook, Power Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc, registered in the United States and other countries.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright ©2003 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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About this Camera User Guide
Symbols Used
Icons under title bars show the operations mode. As in the
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example below, the mode dial should be set to
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or
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Using the Flash
: This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s
operation.
: This mark denotes additional topics that complement
the basic operating procedures.
Question? Look here first.
3 How do I navigate the menus?
Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43)
3 What settings are available under each function?
and
Will my settings remain in effect even after I’ve turned the
camera off?
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
(p. 224)
3 How do I go about printing?
About Printing (p. 136)
3 What functions are available through the menus?
FUNC. Menu (p. 172)
Rec. Menu (p. 174)
Replay Menu (p. 176)
Set up Menu (p. 178)
My Camera Menu (p. 181)
The above sections are shaded on the right edges to make them
easy to find.
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About the Thumb Index
A quick introduction intended for new users who want
to shoot first and learn more later. Tells you how to get
the camera running and how to begin shooting and
playing back images.
Quick Start
Introduces you to all of the camera components, and
explains how to load batteries and use the shutter button,
among other basic functions. Also explains how to set the
camera’s start-up image, start-up sound and shutter sound.
Preparing the Camera,
Basic Functions
Describes shooting with the camera, from each
shooting mode to using the camera’s various shooting
features.
Shooting
Explains how to review recorded images or select
replay settings, how to protect images or erase them,
and how to edit movies.
Replaying, Erasing
Explains how to print and make print settings, and how
to select images for transferring to e-mail.
Explains how to transfer images to a computer. Also
explains how you can connect the camera to a TV set
for shooting and reviewing images. You must read this
section before connecting your camera to a computer.
Shows the menus and error messages at a glance.
Also explains how to replace the date battery and how
to use various accessories, such as the lenses and the
AC adapter kit.
Printing,
Transferring
Connecting
Appendix
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Table of Contents
: Functions and operations tables. These pages are
shaded on the right edges to make them easy to find.
Read this First
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Quick Start
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Components Guide
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Preparing the Camera
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Installing the Batteries ........................................................... 20
Installing a CF Card ............................................................... 24
Setting the Date/Time ............................................................ 26
Setting the Language ............................................................ 28
Basic Functions
30
Turning the Power On ............................................................ 30
Switching between Shooting and Replaying ......................... 32
Using the LCD Monitor .......................................................... 33
Using the Viewfinder to Shoot ............................................... 38
Pressing the Shutter Button .................................................. 40
Using the Zoom (Focal Length) ............................................. 42
Selecting Menus and Settings ........................................... 43
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
52
Changing My Camera Settings ............................................. 52
Registering My Camera Settings .......................................... 55
Shooting-Letting the Camera Select Settings
60
Auto Mode ..................................................................... 60
Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting ............................ 62
Changing the Resolution and Compression ......................... 64
Using the Flash ............................................................... 67
Portrait Mode .................................................................. 70
Landscape Mode ............................................................ 71
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Night Scene Mode .......................................................... 72
Fast Shutter .................................................................... 73
Slow Shutter ................................................................... 74
Stitch Assist Mode .......................................................... 75
Movie Mode .................................................................... 79
Macro Mode .................................................................... 81
Self-Timer ....................................................................... 83
Digital Zoom ........................................................................... 85
Continuous Shooting ...................................................... 87
Shooting-Selecting Particular Effects
89
Program AE .................................................................... 89
Setting the Shutter Speed .............................................. 91
Setting the Aperture ....................................................... 94
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture ........ 96
Switching Between Autofocus Modes ................................... 98
Switching Between Light Metering Modes ............................ 99
Adjusting the Exposure ................................................ 101
Setting the White Balance ............................................ 103
Changing the Photo Effect ........................................... 108
Changing the ISO Speed ............................................. 110
Adjusting the Flash Output .................................................. 112
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus .................... 113
Resetting the File Numbers ................................................. 116
Replaying
118
Displaying Images Individually ............................................ 118
Magnifying Images ....................................................... 119
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Replay) ........... 120
Jumping Between Images ........................................ 121
Viewing Movies .................................................................... 122
Editing Movies ..................................................................... 124
Rotating Images in the Display ........................................... 127
Attaching Sound Memos to Images .................................... 128
Auto Play .............................................................................. 130
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Protecting Images ................................................................ 131
Erasing
132
Erasing Images Individually ................................................. 132
Erasing All Images ............................................................... 133
Formatting a CF Card .......................................................... 134
Printing
136
About Printing .................................................................... 136
Selecting from the Print Order Menu .............................. 138
Connecting the Camera to a Printer ................................... 140
Printing ................................................................................. 144
Setting the Print Settings (Direct Print Function) ................ 146
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) ................................... 154
Printing with DPOF Print Settings ....................................... 160
Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) 163
Selecting Images for Transferring ........................................ 163
Viewing Images on a TV Set
165
Downloading Images to a Computer
167
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Via the USB Cable ............................................................ 167
Downloading Directly from a CF Card ................................ 171
List of Menu Options and Messages
172
Function Menu ................................................................... 172
Rec. Menu ........................................................................... 174
Replay Menu ....................................................................... 176
Set up Menu ........................................................................ 178
My Camera Menu ............................................................... 181
Resetting the Settings to Default ......................................... 184
List of Messages .................................................................. 186
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Appendices
191
Replacing the Date Battery ................................................. 191
Using the Optional Battery Kits ........................................... 193
Using the Optional Lenses and Lens Adapter .................... 197
Camera Care and Maintenance .......................................... 203
Troubleshooting ................................................................... 204
Specifications
211
Index
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
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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
CompactFlash™ cards, that results in the failure of an image to
be recorded or to be recorded in a format that is machine
sensible.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for
personal use and must be used in a manner that respects
international and 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 recorded for personal
use.
Warranty Limitations
This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a
problem arises while the camera is in use abroad, please convey
it back to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty
claim to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the
Canon Limited Warranty supplied with your camera.
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Safety Precautions
• Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read
and understood 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, its power supply accessories and an optional
compact power adapter.
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WARNINGS
• Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other
intense light sources which 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 batteries by a
child could result in serious injury. In addition, placement of the
strap around a child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
• Be particularly careful to keep the date battery used in the
camera away from children. Seek medical assistance
immediately if a child swallows a battery.
• 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.
• 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 a 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’s power off,
remove the camera batteries and unplug the power cord 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.
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• 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’s power off, remove the
camera batteries or unplug the power cord 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. In the event that
water or other foreign substances enter the interior,
immediately turn the camera’s power off and remove the
camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the electrical
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 electrical 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.
• Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
adapter 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 cord, ensure that you hold the solid portion of
the plug. Pulling on the flexible portion of the cord may damage
or expose the wire and insulation, creating the potential for fires
or electrical shocks.
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• Use of power sources not expressly recommended for this
equipment may lead to overheating, distortion of the
equipment, fire, electrical shock or other hazards. Use only
the recommended power accessories.
• Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose
them to direct flame or heat. Neither should you immerse
them in water. Such exposure may damage the batteries 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
batteries. 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 batteries 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.
• 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 batteries in specialized waste facilities if available
in your area.
• Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this
equipment may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire,
injury and damage to the surroundings. Use only
recommended batteries and accessories.
• If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries and charger recommended for use with
these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries
to overheat or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
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• Disconnect the battery charger or the compact power
adapter from both the camera and power outlet after
recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid
fires and other hazards.
• The camera terminal of the battery charger cord and the
compact power cord is 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.
• Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately
sold wide converter, tele-converter, close-up lens and
conversion lens adapter. If they loosen, fall off and shatter,
the glass shards may cause an injury. Never aim the lenses at
the sun or strong light sources. There is a risk of damage to
eyesight.
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 compact
power adapter to charge the battery pack or power the camera.
• 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 when
shooting. In addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after
taking several pictures in rapid succession. Either action could
result in burns.
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• Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck
to its lens. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
• If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera
body may become warm. Please take care when operating
the camera for an extended period 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 CF card
and battery or power cord (if connected) 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 from the camera or battery charger and store the
equipment in a safe place. Storing the camera for extended
periods with batteries installed will run down the battery and may
damage the camera.
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Quick Start
1 Install the batteries
(p. 20).
Slide the battery cover lock,
then open the cover and
insert the batteries.
• For important information
about batteries, see Proper
Battery Handling (p. 21).
2 Install the CF card (p. 24).
Open the CF card slot cover
and insert a CF card.
Push the CF card all the
way into the slot, so that the
CF card eject button pops
all the way out.
the ON/OFF button to turn the
3 Press
camera on (p. 30).
Hold the ON/OFF button down until the indicator next
to the viewfinder starts blinking green.
• If the LCD monitor displays
the Set Date/Time menu, set
the date and time (p. 26).
• For information about how to
change the language, see
Setting the Language (p. 28).
the mode switch to
4 Set(Shooting)
(p. 32).
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Indicator
4
mode dial to
5 Turn(p.the60).
Aim the camera at the
subject, and lightly press
and hold the shutter button
halfway down. The camera
beeps twice when the focus
is set.
Quick Start
6 Focus (p. 40).
6, 7
(p. 40).
7 Shoot
Press the shutter button all
the way. You will hear the
sound of the shutter close
when the shot is complete.
8 View the recorded image.
The recorded image
displays on the LCD monitor
for approximately 2 seconds
(p. 62).
For information about how to
view other images that you
have already taken, see Replaying (p. 118).
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To Immediately Erase the Displayed Image
1 Press the button while the image
is displayed.
2 Confirm that [Erase] is selected and
button.
press the
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Components Guide
Zoom Lever (p. 42, 85, 118, 119)
Shutter Button (p. 40)
Shooting Mode Dial (p. 19)
ON/OFF button (p. 30)
Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 38)
Speaker
AF-assist Beam (p. 41)
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp
(p. 68)
Self-Timer Lamp (p. 83)
Flash (p. 67)
Terminal Cover
Ring Release
Button
Lens
Ring
Microphone
Date Battery Holder (p. 191)
(Audio/Video Out) Terminal
(p. 165)
Terminal*2
DC IN Terminal (p. 195)
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CF Card Slot Cover (p. 24)
3
LCD Monitor* (p. 33)
Strap Mount
Attaching the wrist
strap*1
Battery Cover
(p. 20)
Battery Cover Lock (p. 20)
Tripod Socket
*1 Be careful not to wave the camera about or catch it on other items
when dangling it from the wrist strap.
*2 To connect the camera to a computer or printer, use one of the
following cables.
• Computer: USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU (supplied with this
camera)
• Direct Print Compatible Printer (CP series, optional): Direct
Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with Direct Print compatible
printers)
• Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function (optional): Please
refer to the Bubble Jet Printer user guide.
Please refer to your System Map to find out which direct print function
compatible printer can be used with this camera.
*3 The LCD monitor is covered with a thin plastic sheet for protection
against scratches during shipment. Remove it before using the
camera.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Viewfinder (p. 38)
Mode Switch (p. 32)
(Flash) / Up
Button (p. 43, 67)
Right Button (p. 43)
(Macro) / MF / Down Button (p. 43, 81)
Left Button (p. 43)
/
(Single image erase) Button (p. 43, 132)
Button (p. 33)
Button (p. 44)
Button (p. 44)
Indicators
The indicators light or blink when the ON/OFF button or the
shutter button is pressed.
Upper Indicator
Green:
Blinking Green:
Orange:
Blinking Orange:
Ready to record / Ready to communicate (during a
computer connection)
Starting up / Recording to CF card / Reading CF
card / Erasing from CF card / Transmitting data
(during a computer connection)
Ready to record (flash on)
Ready to record (camera shake warning)
Lower Indicator
Yellow:
Flashing Yellow:
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Macro mode / Manual focus mode
Focusing difficulty (although you can press the
shutter button, try using focus lock or adjusting the
focus manually, p.113)
Shooting Mode Dial
Use the shooting mode dial to select
a Shooting mode.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Auto
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: Auto (p. 60)
The camera automatically selects settings.
• Image Zone
The camera automatically selects settings according to
the image composition type.
: Portrait (p. 70)
: Landscape (p. 71)
: Night Scene (p. 72)
: Fast Shutter Speed (p. 73)
: Slow Shutter Speed (p. 74)
: Stitch Assist (p. 75)
: Movie (p. 79)
• Creative Zone
The user selects exposure, aperture or other settings to
achieve special effects.
: Program AE (p. 89)
: Shutter Speed-Priority AE (p. 91)
: Aperture-Priority AE (p. 94)
: Manual Exposure (p. 96)
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Preparing the Camera
Installing the Batteries
The camera uses four AA-size alkaline batteries supplied
with the camera. You may use optional nickel metal
hydride (NiMH) batteries.
1 Be sure that the camera power is off.
the battery cover lock in the
2 Slide
direction of the arrow, and push the
battery cover slightly forward. Then open
the cover.
3 Insert the batteries as shown.
Positive end (+)
Negative end (−)
4 Close the battery cover.
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When the camera’s indicator blinks green, do not turn off
the power or open the battery cover. The camera is
writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or
from the CF card.
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• We recommend that you use the optional AC Adapter
Kit ACK600 to power the camera during long usage
sessions (p. 195).
• The optional battery charger kit lets you use rechargeable NiMH batteries to power the camera (p. 193).
• For important information, see Battery Performance
(p. 214).
• For information about the Battery and Charger Kit and
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries, see the System
Map (separate from this guide).
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Proper Battery Handling
• Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries only.
For information on handling the AA-size rechargeable NiMH
batteries, see Using the Optional Battery Kits (p. 193).
• Never use manganese or lithium batteries, as these battery
types may overheat in the camera.
• Since the performance of alkaline batteries may differ according to brand, the operating time of the batteries you purchase
may not be as long as the batteries that came with the camera.
• Camera operating time may shorten at low temperatures when
alkaline batteries are used. Also due to their specifications,
alkaline batteries may expire faster than NiMH batteries. If you
are using the camera in cold areas or for a long time, we
recommend using Canon AA-size NiMH Battery Kit (a fourpiece set).
• While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries,
performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.
• Never mix unused and partially used batteries. Always load
four fresh (or fully recharged) batteries at the same time.
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• Be careful to load the batteries with their positive (+) and
negative (-) ends in the right direction.
• Never mix batteries of different types or from different
manufacturers. All four batteries should be identical.
• Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery terminals well
with a dry cloth. Oil from one’s skin or other dirt may cause a
considerable reduction in the number of recordable images or
reduced usage time.
• Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures (especially with alkaline batteries). If you are using the camera in
cold areas and batteries are running down faster than they
should, you may be able to restore performance by placing
batteries in an inner pocket to warm them up prior to use. But
be careful that you don’t put the batteries into a pocket together
with a metal key chain or other metallic objects, as these
objects may cause batteries to short-circuit.
• If you do not plan to use the camera for a long time, remove the
batteries from the camera and store them in a safe place.
Batteries may leak and damage the camera if left installed
during prolonged periods of non-use.
WARNING
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal is
completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk
that such batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always check
the seals on store-bought batteries before loading them, as
some batteries may come with defective seals. Do not use
batteries with defective seals.
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal (electrical
insulation sheath) peeled off.
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The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat.
Battery Status Indications
The LCD monitor displays an icon or message to let you
know when batteries are low or depleted.
Change the
batteries
Batteries are beginning to run low. Replace (or
recharge) batteries promptly.
If the LCD monitor is off, this icon will appear
when you press any of the following buttons:
or
/ MF.
Batteries are fully depleted and the camera can
no longer operate. You should replace the
batteries immediately.
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The negative terminal is correctly formed (protruding
from the metal base), but the seal does not extend up
over the edge of the metal base.
Installing a CF Card
Installing a CF Card
1 Be sure that the camera is turned off.
the CF card slot cover in the
2 Slide
direction of the arrow, and open it.
the CF card with the label facing out
3 Insert
and the arrow pointing in.
• Insert the CF card all the way into the slot, so that the CF
card eject button pops all the way out.
Arrow mark
Card label
CF card eject button
• To remove the CF card, press the CF card eject button.
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• When the indicator on the left side of the viewfinder
blinks green, the camera is writing, reading, erasing or
transmitting an image to or from the card. Do not
perform the following, for image data may be lost or
corrupted:
- Do not shake the camera.
- Do not turn off the power or open the CF card slot
cover.
• Be aware that use of CF cards whose contents have
been edited at another camera or with another
company’s software may cause the camera to operate
incorrectly.
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About CF Cards...
• CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend
them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or
vibration.
• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card.
• Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature extremes will
cause condensation to form in the card and lead to a
malfunction. To avoid condensation, place the CF card in a
sealed plastic bag before moving it into a different temperature
zone and allow it to adjust slowly to the new temperature. If
condensation forms on the CF card, store it at room
temperature until the water droplets have evaporated naturally.
• Do not use or store CF cards in the following types of location.
- Locations subject to dust or sand
- Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
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Setting the Date/Time
The Set Date/Time menu will appear when the camera is
first turned on or the date battery has run down. Replace
the date battery, then reset the date and time starting
from step 5 below.
the ON/OFF button to turn on the
1 Press
camera (p. 30).
2 Press the
The [
(Rec.)] or [
button.
(Replay)] menu appears.
[
(Rec.)] menu shown
the [
(Set up)] menu using the left
3 Select
or right button.
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Press the up or down button to select
4 (Date
/ Time), and then press the
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button.
5 Set the date and time.
• Use the up or down button to change the value of the
highlighted field.
• Press the left or right button to highlight another field.
• The date can be set up to the year 2030.
6 Press the
button.
After adjusting the settings, press the
close the menu window.
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• The Date/Time cannot be inserted in the actual image
even if the Date/Time have been set.
• For printing images with the date on them, refer to page
146.
• For information on how to replace the date battery, refer
to page 191.
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Setting the Language
Use this feature to select the language for the LCD
monitor display.
the ON/OFF button to turn on the
1 Press
camera (p. 30).
2 Press the
The [
(Rec.)] or [
button.
(Replay)] Menu will display.
[
(Rec.)] menu shown
the [
(Set up)] menu using the left
3 Select
or right button.
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(Languages) using the up or
4 Select
down button and press the
button.
a language using the up, down, left
5 Select
or right button.
6 Press the
button.
After adjusting the settings, press the
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In replay mode, you can change the language by holding
button while you press the
the
button. (This
function cannot be used while an optional direct print
function compatible printer (CP series) or the direct print
function compatible Bubble Jet Printer is connected to the
camera, or while replaying movies.)
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Basic Functions
Turning the Power On
the ON/OFF button until the green
1 Press
indicator begins blinking.
Shooting Mode
Current shooting settings will appear in the LCD monitor
for about 6 seconds.
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after approximately 1 minute.
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Replaying mode
The LCD monitor displays an image.
Turning the Camera Off
Press the ON/OFF button again to turn the power off.
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Turning on the camera without the start-up sound and
image
button, then turn on the power.
Press and hold the
Power-saving Function
When the camera’s power-saving function is turned on
and it activates, restore power by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
Shooting Mode
The power will automatically shut off approximately 3
minutes after the last function is accessed. Even if the
power-saving function is turned off, the LCD monitor will
shut off approximately 3 minutes after the last function is
accessed. Press any button other than the ON/OFF
button to restore the LCD monitor.
Replay Mode
The power will automatically shut off approximately 5
minutes after the last function is accessed.
While Connected to a Printer
The power will automatically shut off approximately 5
minutes after the last camera function is accessed or
printer (sold separately) ceases to print an image.
• The power-saving function will not activate while the
camera is in auto play mode or during a computer
connection (p. 130, 167).
• You can turn off the power-saving function in the [
(Set up)] menu (p. 178).
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• You will hear a start-up sound and see the start-up
image when the power comes on. (To change the startup sound and image, see below and pages 52 and 181.)
• The start-up image does not appear when the LCD
monitor is off or the
terminal is connected to a
TV.
Switching between Shooting and Replaying
You can quickly switch between Shooting mode and
Replaying mode. This is convenient when you wish to
shoot again after checking or deleting an image immediately after it is shot.
Shooting Mode
Replaying Mode
The lens does not retract right away
when the camera switches to
Replaying mode.
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The image in the LCD monitor may darken when the
monitor is used under sunlight or other strong lighting.
This is not a defect.
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Shooting Mode
Pressing the
button cycles the LCD monitor to the
next mode each time the button is pressed.
Standard
(No Information)
Detailed
(Information View)
Off
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• The on/off setting of the LCD monitor display mode is
memorized when the camera is turned off. When the
camera is turned on again it assumes the last mode.
However, when the LCD monitor is turned on and the
“Change the Battery Pack” message appears, the LCD
monitor may not automatically turn on the next time the
camera is started.
• When the LCD monitor is set to Standard or Off,
shooting information appears for approximately 6
seconds (The shooting information may not appear
depending on the setting contents of the camera at that
moment.)
or
modes turns the LCD
• Setting the mode dial to
monitor on regardless of whether it is set to on or off.
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The LCD monitor can be used to compose images while
shooting, adjust settings menus and replay images.
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Set the flash to on or affix the camera to a tripod when
the upper indicator blinks orange and the camera shake
) appears in the LCD monitor after the
warning icon (
metering preparations are complete.
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Replaying Mode
• The LCD monitor always comes on when you turn the
mode switch to
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• Pressing the
button cycles the information view
mode each time the button is pressed.
Single Image Replay
Standard
Detailed
No display
Index Replay (9 images)
Standard
No display
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor displays information in Shooting or
Replaying mode, such as the camera settings, remaining
image capacity and shooting date / time.
Shooting Mode
The following displays in information view.
AF Frame
Spot AE Point Frame
Shutter Speed
Aperture Setting
Recordable Images or
Recordable Movie Time (sec.)
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L M1 M2 S
(PowerShot A60)
L M S
p. 19
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
Drive Mode
ISO Speed
Photo Effects
Light Metering Mode
Compression
p. 101
p. 103
p. 83/87
p. 110
p. 108
p. 99
p. 64
Resolution
p. 64
Flash
Red-Eye Reduction
Macro Mode
Manual Focus
Movie Recording Mode
p. 67
p. 68
p. 81
p. 115
p. 79
● (red)
(PowerShot A70)
3.8× 4.8× 6.0× 7.4× 9.6×
Digital Zoom Setting*
(PowerShot A60)
3.8× 4.7× 6.0× 7.5×
Camera Shake Warning
Low Battery
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-2 … +2
Shooting Mode
p. 85
p. 34
p. 23
• The icons in the shaded boxes above appear even when the
information view is turned off.
• In addition to the above, the AF frame, spot light metering
and
mode), shutter speed, aperture setting
frame ( ,
,
and
mode), recordable images or recordable movie
(
time are displayed as in the example to the left.
* Zoom powers reflect the combined optical and digital zoom effects.
These figures appear when the digital zoom is activated.
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Replaying Mode
In simple display mode, the following information appears.
File Number
Image Number and Total
(Display Image/Total)
Shooting Date / Time
Compression
(PowerShot A70)
L M1 M2 S
(PowerShot A60) Resolution (Still images)
L M S
Sound memo (wave file)
Movie
Protection Status
p. 64
p. 64
p. 128
p. 122
p. 131
In detailed display mode, the following information appears.
Shutter Speed
Aperture Value
Movie Length
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p. 19
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
Photo Effects
ISO Speed
Flash
Macro Mode
Manual Focus
Light Metering Mode
p. 101
p. 103
p. 108
p. 110
p. 67
p. 81
p. 115
p. 99
Resolution (Movies)
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Shooting Mode
PowerShot A70
PowerShot A60
In addition to the above, the shutter speed, aperture setting and
recorded movie time are displayed as in the example on the
previous page.
The following information may also appear with some
image files.
An audio file other than a wave file, or a file with an
unrecognized format, is attached.
A JPEG file not supported by “Design rule for Camera File
system” (DCF) standards.
RAW format file
A file with an unrecognized format.
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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.
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Using the Viewfinder to Shoot
Setting the LCD monitor to Off (p. 33) and using the
optical viewfinder can help conserve power while shooting.
the square brackets (autofocus
1 Align
metering field) inside the viewfinder on the
primary subject to compose the image.
Viewfinder
Shows the center
of the image
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Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Please note that the actual image may differ from the
image seen in the optical viewfinder due to the physical
separation between the viewfinder and lens. This is called
the parallax phenomenon and is more noticeable the
closer the subject is to the lens. In some cases, portions
of images shot up close that appear in the viewfinder will
not appear in the recorded image. Please use the LCD
monitor to shoot images up close.
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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.
Pressing the Shutter Button
The shutter button features a two-stage action.
Pressing Halfway
Pressing halfway automatically sets the
exposure, focus and white balance.
The indicators light or blink as follows.
Upper Indicator
• Green: Metering complete (two beeps
sound)
• Orange: Flash will fire
• Blinking Orange: Camera shake warning /
Insufficient exposure
Lower Indicator
• Yellow: Macro Mode / Manual Focus
• Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty*
(single beep sounds)
* When the indicator blinks yellow, lock the
focus before shooting (p. 113).
The AF frame appears as follows when
the LCD monitor is on.
• Green: Metering complete
• Yellow: Focusing difficulty (When AiAF is
turned on (p. 98))
Pressing Fully
Pressing fully releases the shutter.
• You will hear the shutter sound when
the shot is complete. Do not move the
camera until you hear this sound.
• The upper indicator blinks green while
the image is recording onto the CF
card.
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• If the orange or yellow indicator blinks while you press
halfway, you can still press fully to take the shot.
• Images are first saved into the camera’s internal
memory before being recorded onto the CF card,
allowing the next images to be taken immediately as
long as sufficient space is available in the internal
memory.
• The beep and shutter sound can be set On / Off in the
Set up menu (p. 178).
• When the shutter sound is set to Off, but the beep is set
to On, one beep will sound when the shutter button is
fully pressed.
• There is no shutter sound in movie mode.
• Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging.
AF-Assist Beam
• The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the
shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in
certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions.
• The AF-assist beam can be turned off (p. 175).
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 may make it more
difficult for the camera to focus.
- The red-eye reduction lamp may emit when you press
the shutter button halfway even if the AF-assist beam
is turned off.
In order to prevent any lamp from emitting before the
flash fires, set both the red-eye reduction function and
the AF-assist beam to [Off] in the Shooting menu.
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Using the Zoom (Focal Length)
The zoom can be adjusted to any setting in the 35 to 105
mm range in 35 mm film equivalent terms.
Telephoto/Wide Angle
: Press the zoom lever left to zoom out
for a wide-angle shot.
: Press the zoom lever right to zoom in
for a telephoto shot.
Digital Zoom
When the LCD monitor is on, you can digitally zoom in on
a subject with the zoom button. Images can be zoomed
up to approx. 9.6 times (PowerShot A70), or 7.5 times
(PowerShot A60), which combines the effect of the optical
zoom (p. 85).
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Selecting Menus and Settings
Menus are used to adjust shooting, replaying, date / time
and electronic sound settings. Menus can be displayed by
either pressing the
button or the
button.
Watch the LCD monitor while performing the following
procedures.
1 Press the
Button
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Selecting Settings by Pressing the
(Only in Shooting Mode)
button.
• Icons of the selectable settings appear on the left side of
the LCD monitor.
• The current settings icons appear.
a menu item using the up or down
2 Select
button.
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setting contents using the left or
3 Select
right button.
Some menu items can only be selected after pressing the
button and displaying the next menu. Press the
button again to confirm the setting.
4 Press the
button.
• The menu closes.
• Images can be shot immediately with the selected
settings after Step 3 by pressing the shutter button.
Selecting Settings by Pressing the
1 Press the
In Shooting mode, the [
Replaying mode, the [
Button
button.
(Rec.)] menu appears. In
(Replay)] menu appears.
between menu tabs using the left
2 Switch
or right button.
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• The menu switches as follows:
[ (My
[
(Set up)]
(Rec.)] or [
(Replay)]
[
Camera)]
• Pressing the zoom lever also switches between the menu
tabs.
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a menu item using the up or down
3 Select
button.
setting contents using the left or
4 Select
right button.
• Press the
button for items followed by an ellipsis (...)
button again to
then select a setting. Press the
confirm the setting.
• The items followed by and ellipsis (...) can also be
selected by using the left and right buttons as well as the
up and down buttons.
5 Press the
button.
• The menu closes.
• In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing
the shutter button halfway.
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Selecting Menus and Settings (continued)
Displaying a MENU
Switching
Shooting Mode
FUNC. Menu
Shooting Mode
Rec. Menu*
Selectable items
vary according to
each mode.
Replaying Mode
Replay Menu*
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be
Setting
Options
between Menus
Completing
the Procedure
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ing
Set up Menu*
My Camera
Menu*
* Use the zoom lever to switch
between menus anytime.
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Menu Settings and Default Settings
This chart shows the options for each menu and the
default settings.
button
Menu Item
Available Settings
Exposure Compensation -2 to +2
Flash Output
Low / Medium / Strong*
White Balance
*/
/
/
/
/
/
Drive Mode
*/
/
/
ISO Speed
AUTO / 50* / 100 / 200 / 400
/
/
Photo Effect
*/
/
/
Evaluative
Light Metering System Metering* / Center-Weighted
Averaging/Spot Metering
(Still picture) (PowerShot A70)
L* / M1 / M2 / S
(PowerShot A60)
L* / M / S
Resolution, File Format, (Movie)
(PowerShot A70)
Compression
/ */
(PowerShot A60)
*/
(Compression)
/ */
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112
103
83, 87
110
108
99
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* Default setting
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Menu Item
Rec.
Menu
(Red)
Replay
Menu
(Blue)
AiAF
Red-eye
AF-assist Beam
Digital Zoom
Review
Protect
Rotate
Sound Memo
Erase all
Auto Play
Print Order
Transfer Order
Available Settings
On*/Off
On*/ Off
On*/ Off
On / Off*
Off / 2* to 10 sec.
Turns image protection on and off
Rotates the image in the display
Adds sound memos to images
Erases all images on the CF card
Replays selected images in a slide show
Sets the print settings
Sets the transfer settings
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68
175
85
63
131
127
128
133
130
154
163
* Default setting
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button
Menu Item
Set up
Menu
(Yellow)
My
Camera
Menu
(Purple)
Beep
Auto Power Down
Date/Time
Format
Shutter Volume
Playback Vol.
Start-up Vol.
Operation Vol.
Selftimer Vol.
File No. Reset
Distance Units
Language
Video System
Theme
Start-up Image
Start-up Sound
Operation Sound
Selftimer Sound
Shutter Sound
Available Settings
On* / Off
On* / Off
Sets the date and time
Formats the CF card
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
On / Off*
m/cm* / ft/in
English* / Deutsch / Français / Nederlands /
Dansk / Suomi / Italiano / Norsk / Svenska /
Español / Chinese / Japanese
NTSC* / PAL
*/
/
/
*/
/
/
*/
/
/
*/
/
/
*/
/
/
*/
/
/
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134
179
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116
180
28
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52, 181
52, 182
52, 182
52, 182
52, 182
52, 183
* Default values. Default video system settings vary between regions.
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• Some menu items are not available in certain Shooting modes
(p. 224).
and
in the
• You can apply a desired image and sound to
My Camera menu. For details, see Registering My Camera
Settings (p. 55) or the Software Starter Guide.
• The default of the settings changed by the menu and button
operations except for [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video
System] can be restored all at once (p. 184).
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image
and start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer sounds.
Each menu item has three choices.
e.g. Start-up image
[
]
[
]
[
As default settings, My Camera setting [
fiction theme and My Camera setting [
theme.
]
] has a science
] has an animal
Changing My Camera Settings
1 Turn on the camera (p. 24).
button.
2 Press the
The [
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(Rec.)] or [
(Replay)] menu appears.
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the [
(My Camera)] menu using
3 Select
the left or right button.
a menu item using the up or down
4 Select
button.
setting content using the left or
5 Select
right button.
6 Press the
button.
• Pressing the
button closes the menu and makes
the settings take effect.
• In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing
the shutter button halfway.
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• If you select [Theme] in Step 4, you can select a
consistent theme for each of the My Camera settings.
(Beep) in the [
(Set up)] menu is set to [On], the
• If
beep sounds even if each sound item such as [Start-up
Sound], [Operation Sound], [Selftimer Sound] and
(My Camera)] menu is set to
[Shutter Sound] in the [
(Off)] (p. 178).
[
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Images recorded onto the CF 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
• Start-up Sound
• Operation Sound
• Selftimer Sound
• Shutter Sound
Registering CF Card Images and Sounds
1 Turn on the camera (p. 30).
2 Set the mode switch to .
The camera switches to Replaying mode.
3 Press the
The [
button.
(Replay)] menu appears.
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Registering My Camera Settings
the [
(My Camera)] menu using
4 Select
the right button.
the menu item you wish to register
5 Select
using the up or down button.
Select
6 button.
or
using the right or left
appears.
7 Press the
An image appears.
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button.
[Start-up Image] → Step 8a, 9a
[Start-up Sound], [Shutter Sound], [Selftimer
Sound] → Step 8b, 9b
9a Press the
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the image you wish to register
8a Select
using the left or right button.
button.
Select
(Record) using the left or
8b right
button and press the
button.
• Recording starts.
• Recording stops when the set amount of time has
passed.
Start-up Sound: 1 second, Operation Sound: 0.3
second, Selftimer Sound: 2 seconds, Shutter
Sound: 0.3 second.
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Select
(Register) using the left or
9b right
button.
[OK] using the left or right button
10 Select
and press the
button.
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• Sounds recorded with the movie (p. 79) and sound
memo (p. 128) functions cannot be added as My
Camera settings.
• When you register new My Camera settings, the
previously registered settings are erased.
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File Format of My Camera Settings
My Camera settings should conform to the below file
formats. However, CF card images shot with this camera
can be registered as My Camera settings regardless of
the below formats.
• Start-up Image
•
•
•
•
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Recording image format
Sampling rate
Image size
File capacity
JPEG (Base line JPEG)
4:2:0 or 4:2:2
320 x 240 pixels
20 KB or less
• Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer Sound and
Shutter Sound
Recording format
Quantization bit
Sampling frequency
Recording time
Start-up Sound
Operation Sound
Selftimer Sound
Shutter Sound
WAVE (monaural)
8 bit
11.025 kHz and 8.000 kHz
11.025 kHz
1.0 sec. or less
0.3 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
0.3 sec. or less
8.000 kHz
1.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Any file format other than those described above cannot be used
with this camera.
An example of this function is to record “Say cheese” as the selftimer sound so 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 Software Starter Guide for more
information on creating and adding to the My Camera
Settings files.
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•
•
•
•
Shooting - Letting the Camera Select Settings
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p.
228) at the end of this manual to find out which settings
can be changed in which Shooting modes.
Auto Mode
In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button
and let the camera do everything else.
that the camera is in Shooting
1 Check
mode (p. 32).
2 Turn the shooting mode dial to
.
3 Aim the camera at the subject.
the zoom lever to achieve the desired
4 Use
composition (relative subject size in the
viewfinder).
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5 Press the shutter button halfway (p. 40).
• Two beeps will sound when the camera has finished
metering, and the indicator will light green or orange. If
the LCD monitor is on, the AF frame will appear green.
• The yellow indicator will blink and the beep will sound one
time if the subject is difficult to focus on.
6 Press the shutter button all the way (p. 40).
• You will hear the sound of the shutter when the shutter
activates.
• The picture appears for two seconds on the LCD monitor,
if it is on.
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• 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. 63).
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Shooting
AF Frame
Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting
After a photo is taken, the image displays on the LCD
monitor for two seconds (To change, see Changing the
Image Display Duration (p. 63)). There are two ways to
display the image for longer.
• Keeping the Shutter Button Pressed
The image continues to appear on the LCD monitor as
long as you keep the shutter button fully depressed.
• Pressing the
displayed
button while the image is
If you press the
button while the image is displayed
on the LCD monitor, it will continue to display even after
the shutter button is released. Press the shutter button
halfway again to stop displaying it.
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You can perform the following while images are displayed.
- Erasing Images Individually (p. 15, 132)
- Magnifying Images (p. 119)
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Changing the Image Display Duration
The length of time images are displayed after a photo has
been taken can be changed from 2 seconds to 10
seconds or turned off.
1 In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
(Review).
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43)
Shooting
Review setting and press the
2 Select abutton.
• With the [Off] option, the image will not automatically
display.
• With the [2 sec.] to [10 sec.] options, the image will
appear for the time selected.
• You can continue to display the image as long as the
shutter button is fully held pressed regardless of the
Review setting.
• Another picture can be taken even while the last is
displayed.
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Changing the Resolution and Compression
You can change the resolution and compression (excluding movies) settings to suit the purpose of the image you
are about to shoot.
Resolution
PowerShot A70 PowerShot A60
Purpose
High (2048 x 1536 pixels)
• Print A4 size*1 210 x 297 mm
L
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
(8.3 x 11.7 in.) or larger prints
(Large)
pixels
pixels
• Print letter size*1 216 x 279 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.) or larger prints
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
• Print postcard size 148 x 100
M1
1600 x 1200
mm (6 x 4 in.) prints
–
(Medium 1)
pixels
• Print L size 119 x 89 mm (4.7 x
3.5 in.) prints
Print card size 86 x 54 mm (3.4 x
M2*2
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
2.1 in.) prints
(Medium 2)
pixels
pixels
S
(Small)
640 x 480
640 x 480
pixels
pixels
Low
• Send images as e-mail
attachments
• Shoot more images
*1 Paper sizes vary according to region.
*2 Appears as M (Medium) with the PowerShot A60
Compression
Superfine High Quality
Fine
Normal
Normal
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Purpose
Shoot higher quality images
Shoot normal quality images
Shoot more images
• Movies can be shot with the following resolution.
Resolution
PowerShot A70
PowerShot A60
640 x 480 pixels
–
320 x 240 pixels 320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels 160 x 120 pixels
the shooting mode dial to the desired
1 Turn
Shooting mode.
Shooting
button.
2 Press the
Select L* (2048 x 1536 or 1600 x 1200)
3 using
the up or down button.
PowerShot A70
screen shown
* The current setting is displayed.
the resolution you wish to set using
4 Select
the left or right button.
Excluding
PowerShot A70
screen shown
Number of recordable images
(Only displayed when the resolution,
compression or file format is selected)
5 Press the
button.
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the compression you wish to set
6 Select
using the left or right button.
You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by
pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear again,
once the image is shot.
button.
7 Press the
8 Shoot the image.
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• Some settings are not available with certain Shooting
modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 224)
• Size of an image file (approximate) (p.216)
• Types of CF cards and resolution (p. 215)
• The resolution and compression settings are affected by
the Shooting mode selection as follows (only the
mode).
resolution in
Initial Shooting
Mode
Resolution and
Compression after Change
Next Shooting Mode
Settings change to those of the next mode
Settings do not change
Settings change to those of the next mode
Settings do not change
Settings change to those of the next mode
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Using the Flash
The flash fires automatically as
Red-eye reduction, required by the lighting level, and
the red-eye reduction lamp fires
Auto
each time the main flash fires.
The flash fires automatically as
Auto
required by the lighting level.
Red-eye reduction, The red-eye reduction lamp and the
Flash on
flash always fire.
Flash on
The flash always fires.
Flash off
The flash does not fire.
Press the
1 modes.
button to switch between flash
• The selected flash mode appears on the LCD monitor.
• You can switch between settings by pressing the
button.
When the red-eye reduction function is on
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Shooting
Use the flash according to the guidelines below.
When the red-eye reduction function is off
2 Shoot the image.
• The flash will fire if the indicator beside the viewfinder
lights orange when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
.)
(Does not fire in
mode
• Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
Setting the Red-eye Reduction Function
The red-eye reduction lamp fires when the flash is used in
dark areas. This prevents light from reflecting back from
the eyes and making them appear red.
[
1 toIn the
[On].
(Rec.)] menu, set
(Red-eye)
appears on the LCD monitor.
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Red-Eye Reduction
When shooting with the red-eye reduction function, the
subjects must look right at the red-eye reduction lamp for
this mode to be effective. Try asking them to look directly at
the lamp. Even better results can be obtained by shooting
with the lens set to a wide angle, increasing the lighting in
indoor settings or approaching closer to the subject.
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When shooting with a high ISO sensitivity and using the
flash, there is more of a chance of overexposure the
closer you are to the subject.
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• Some settings are not available with certain Shooting
modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 224).
• The flash fires twice. A pre-flash will fire and will be
followed by the main flash. The pre-flash is used by the
camera to obtain the subject’s exposure data so that the
main flash can be set to the optimal intensity for the
shot.
• The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/
500 second. The camera automatically resets the
shutter speed to 1/500 second if a faster speed is
selected.
• The flash fires with automatic adjustments when
mode. When
shooting in modes other than the
mode, the flash fires with the manually
shooting in
set adjustments.
mode, the [Flash Output] option can be changed
• In
(p. 112).
• Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging.
• The flash may take up to approximately 10 seconds to
charge in some cases. Actual times will vary according
to usage and the battery charge.
• The flash setting is saved when the camera is turned off
,
and
Shooting modes.
in the ,
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Portrait Mode
Use this mode when you want the subject to appear
sharp and the background to blur.
the shooting mode
1 Turn
dial to .
Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• To best achieve the effect of the background gradually
fading, compose the image so that the upper half of the
subject’s body fills most of the viewfinder or LCD
monitor.
• The background gets increasingly indistinct the more
you adjust the focal length toward telephoto.
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Use this mode to shoot expansive landscape scenes.
Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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Shooting
the shooting mode
1 Turn
dial to .
Mode
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• Since a slow shutter speed is often selected in
mode, use a tripod to shoot if the
(camera shake
warning) icon appears on the LCD monitor.
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Night Scene Mode
Use this mode to capture human subjects against the
backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The people
are illuminated with light from the flash while the backdrop
is captured at a slow shutter speed so that both appear
correctly exposed.
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
.
Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake in this
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• Warn people to stay still for a few seconds after the
flash fires because of the slow shutter speed.
mode in daylight will produce an effect
• Using the
mode.
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Fast Shutter
Use this mode to shoot fast moving objects.
Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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the shooting mode
1 Turn
dial to
.
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• Noise in the recorded image may increase if you shoot
dark subjects.
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Slow Shutter
Use this mode to shoot moving objects to make them
appear blurred such as river rapids.
the shooting mode
1 Turn
.
dial to
Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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Stitch Assist Mode
Shooting
Use this mode when taking shots that you want to
combine into a panorama. To create the panorama itself,
you must stitch the images together at your computer.
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To create the panorama at your computer, use the
PhotoStitch software that came with your camera.
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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 to 50 % of
the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment to within 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. Objects may appear warped or doubled up.
• Make the brightness in each image consistent. The final
image will appear unnatural if the difference in brightness is too great.
• For good results, pan (swivel) the camera to take
successive shots.
• To shoot close-ups, slide the camera over the subject,
keeping it parallel as you move.
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Shooting
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
The LCD monitor will turn on.
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the shooting sequence using the
2 Select
left or right button and press the
button.
Shooting
You can also press the shutter button directly to shoot
.
without pressing
3 Shoot the first image.
The exposure and white balance settings are set and
locked with the first image.
and shoot the second image so
4 Compose
that it overlaps the first.
Sequence
• Minor discrepancies in the overlap can be corrected with
the software.
• An image can be retaken. Press the left or right button to
return to that frame.
the same procedures to shoot the
5 Use
remaining frames.
A maximum of 26 images can be recorded either
horizontally or vertically.
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• A custom white balance setting (p. 103) cannot be set in
mode. To use a custom white balance setting, first
set it in another Shooting mode.
• The settings in place for the first image are locked in
and cannot be changed for subsequent shots.
• A TV cannot be used as the monitor for shooting in this
mode.
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Movie Mode
Use this mode to shoot movie frames. The resolution can
(640 × 480)] (PowerShot A70 only) or
be set to either [
(160 × 120)] (p. 64).
(320 × 240)] or [
[
.
Shooting
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
The LCD monitor turns on and displays the maximum
recording time (in seconds).
2 Press the shutter button all the way.
• Shooting and sound recording starts simultaneously.
• During the shooting a red circle appears in the upper right
of the LCD monitor.
the shutter button all the way to
3 Press
stop recording the movie.
• The maximum length of individual movie clips
(approximately 15 frames/second) is about 30 seconds*
at the
setting (PowerShot A70 only), 3 minutes at the
setting and about 3 minutes* at the
setting.
* Using and optional Canon FC-256MH CF Card (not sold in
some regions)
When using the CF card supplied with the camera, the
maximum length is approximately 14 sec.
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These times may vary with the subject and shooting
conditions. Recording will automatically stop when the
maximum is reached or when the CF cards runs out of
free capacity.
Filming may stop unexpectedly with certain types of CF
card (if it is a slow-recording card, if it has been formatted
on a different camera or a computer, or if images have
been shot and erased repeatedly).
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• You are recommended to use a CF card that has been
formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 134). The
card supplied with the camera may be used without
further formatting. In addition, you are recommended to
use the optional FC-256MH CF Card (not sold in some
setting.
regions) to shoot movies with the
• Be careful not to touch the microphone while shooting.
• The AE, AF, white balance and zoom settings are set
and locked to the settings of the first frame.
• If the indicator on the left side of the viewfinder blinks
green after a shot, this indicates that the movie is being
written to the CF card. You cannot shoot again until it
stops blinking.
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For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
Sound is recorded monaurally.
There is no shutter sound in movie mode.
QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to replay movie files
(AVI / Motion JPEG) on a computer. (QuickTime (for
Windows) is bundled on the supplied Digital Camera
Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform, QuickTime
3.0 or later is generally bundled with Mac OS 8.5 or later
operating system.)
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Macro Mode
Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups of subjects in the
range of 5 to 46 cm (2.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) at wide angle end
and 26 to 46 cm (10 in. to 1.5 ft.) at telephoto end.
the
1 Press
monitor on.
2 Press the
button.
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
Shooting
• The
button to turn the LCD
button until the
icon on the LCD
• Pressing the
monitor disappears cancels the macro mode.
3 Shoot the image.
• The indicator beside the viewfinder will light yellow when
the shutter button is pressed halfway.
Mode
• Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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• Some settings are not available with certain Shooting
modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 224).
• Always use the LCD monitor to compose images in
macro mode. Shooting with the viewfinder is possible,
though, the parallax phenomenon may cause images
composed with the optical viewfinder to be off-center (p.
33).
• When the lens is zoomed out to the wide angle end, the
recordable area is 55 × 41 mm (2.2 in. × 1.6 in.)*1, and
at telephoto end, it is 92 × 69 mm (3.6 in. × 2.7 in.).*2
• The exposure may not be optimal when the flash is used
in macro mode.
*1 Closest focal distance.
*2 Maximum optical telephoto setting.
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Self-Timer
You can take pictures with the self-timer in any Shooting
mode.
Shooting
button.
1 Press the
Select * (Drive Mode) using the up or
2 down
button.
* The current setting is displayed.
Select or using the left or right button
3 and
press the
button.
When
is selected, the shutter release will be delayed for
10 seconds, and when
is selected, the shutter release
will be delayed for 2 seconds, after you press the shutter
button.
4 Shoot the image.
• When
is selected, the self-timer lamp starts blinking
when the shutter button is pressed all the way. The selftimer sounds and the blinking gets faster two seconds
before the shutter activates.
is selected, the self-timer lamp blinks fast from
• When
the beginning. The shutter activates in two seconds.
• Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode
(p. 60).
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You can change the self-timer sound by changing the
(My Camera)]
setting in [Selftimer Sound] in the [
menu (p. 181).
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Digital Zoom
When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed with
the combined optical and digital zoom functions as follows
(figures are approximate.)
PowerShot A70: 3.8 times, 4.8 times, 6.0 times, 7.4 times, and
9.6 times
PowerShot A60: 3.8 times, 4.7 times, 6.0 times, and 7.5 times
button to turn the LCD
Shooting
Press the
1 monitor
on.
the shooting mode dial to any
2 Turn
Shooting mode except for
or .
In the [
3 Zoom).
(Rec.)] menu, select
(Digital
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
[On] using the left or right button
4 Select
and press the
button.
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5 Press the zoom lever toward
and hold it.
• The lens will zoom to the maximum optical telephoto
setting and stop. Release the lever and press it toward
again to further zoom the image digitally.
to zoom back out.
• Press the lever toward
The combined magnifications
of the optical zoom and digital
zoom are displayed.
6 Shoot the image.
Shooting procedures are the same as for the
(p. 60).
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The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
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Images become coarser the more they are digitally
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Continuous Shooting
The camera will shoot continuously at the speed of
approx. 2.2 images per second* (PowerShot A70) or
approx. 2.6 images per second* (PowerShot A60) (When
the LCD monitor is OFF in Large/Fine mode).
* These figures reflect Canon’s testing standard, the actual figures will
vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. The actual
figures will vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
Shooting
button.
1 Press the
* (Drive Mode) using the up or
2 Select
down button.
* The current setting is displayed.
Select
using the left or right button and
3 press
the
button.
the shutter button halfway to lock
4 Press
the focus.
the shutter button all the way to
5 Press
shoot.
Shooting will stop when the shutter button is released.
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• The interval between frames may lengthen somewhat
when the internal memory becomes full.
• The flash can be used, but the interval between images
will lengthen to accommodate the flash recharge time.
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Shooting-Selecting Particular Effects
Camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture can
be freely changed for shooting.
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p.
224) at the end of this manual to find out which
settings can be changed in which Shooting modes.
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Please see
Mode (p. 60) for shooting procedures
once you have changed a setting.
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Shooting
Program AE
Use the program AE mode to have the camera automatically set the shutter speed and aperture value to match
the brightness of the scene.
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
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2 Shoot the image.
• The shutter speed and aperture value will automatically
appear on the LCD monitor if it is on.
• The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed
and aperture value show in white.
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• If a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter
speed and aperture value show in red on the LCD
monitor. Use the following methods to obtain the correct
exposure and make them show in white.
- Use the flash.
- Change the ISO speed setting.
- Change the light metering mode.
Differences and Similarities between the and
Modes.
• Both modes automatically select the shutter speed and
aperture value.
• The following settings can be adjusted in mode, but
mode.
not in
- Exposure Compensation
- White Balance
- ISO Speed
- Flash (Flash on)
- Photo Effects
- Continuous Shooting
- Light Metering Mode
- Manual Focus
- Auto Focus
• For the correlation between aperture value and shutter
speed, see page 93.
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Setting the Shutter Speed
When you set the shutter speed in the shutter speedpriority AE mode, the camera automatically selects an
aperture value to match the brightness. Faster shutter
speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a
moving subject while slower speeds create a flowing
effect and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas.
.
Shooting
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
The shutter speed appears on the LCD monitor if it is on.
a speed using the left or right
2 Select
button.
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The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed and
aperture value show in white.
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• If the aperture value shows in red, the image is under
exposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much
light). Adjust the shutter speed using the left and right
buttons until the aperture value display turns to white.
• The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in
the recorded image increases at slow 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.
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low
appears
shutter speeds. If the camera shake warning
in the center of the LCD monitor, secure the camera to a
tripod before shooting.
• The aperture value and shutter speed change according
to the zoom state as follows.
F 2.8
F 3.2 - 4.0
F 4.5 - 8.0
F 4.8
F 5.6 - 7.1
F 8.0
Wide Angle
Telephoto
Shooting
Shutter Speed
(seconds)
to 1/1250
to 1/1600
to 1/2000
to 1/1250
to 1/1600
to 1/2000
Aperture
• The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/
500 second. The camera automatically resets the
shutter speed to 1/500 second if a faster speed is
selected (p. 69).
Shutter Speed Display
The numbers in the table below indicate the shutter
speed in seconds. For slower speeds, quote marks
indicate the decimal place, so that 0"3 indicates 0.3
second and 2" indicates 2 seconds.
1/2000 1/1600 1/1250 1/1000 1/800 1/640
1/500 1/400 1/320 1/250 1/200 1/160
1/125 1/100 1/80 1/60 1/50 1/40 1/30
1/25 1/20 1/15 1/13 1/10 1/8 1/6 1/5
1/4 0"3 0"4 0"5 0"6 0"8 1" 1"3 1"6
2" 2"5 3"2 4" 5" 6" 8" 10" 13" 15"
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Setting the Aperture
The aperture adjusts the amount of light that passes
through the lens. Selecting a lower aperture value
(opening the aperture) allows you to fade the background.
A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range
from foreground to background into focus.
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
.
The aperture value appears on the LCD monitor if it is on.
a value using the left or right
2 Select
button.
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3 Shoot the image.
The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed and
aperture value show in white.
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Shooting
• If the shutter speed shows in red on the LCD monitor,
the image is under exposed (insufficient light) or
overexposed (too much light). Adjust the aperture value
using the left and right buttons until the shutter speed
display turns white.
• Some aperture values may not be available with certain
zoom positions.
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low
shutter speeds. If the camera shake warning
appears
in the LCD monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before
shooting.
• In this mode, the shutter speed range with synchronized
flash is 1/60 second to 1/500 second. The aperture
value setting may therefore be changed automatically to
match the synchronized flash speed even if its value
was set previously.
Aperture Value Display
The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture.
F2.8 F3.2 F3.5 F4.0 F4.5 F4.8 F5.0 F5.6 F6.3 F7.1 F8.0
• For the correlation between aperture value and shutter
speed, see page 93.
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Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to
achieve a particular effect. This is convenient for shooting
fireworks and other images where it is difficult to set the
correct exposure automatically.
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
.
The shutter speed and aperture value appears on the LCD
monitor if it is on.
a shutter speed using the left or
2 Select
right button.
3 Press the button.
an aperture value using the left or
4 Select
right button.
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5 Shoot the image.
Shooting
When you press the shutter button halfway, a number
indicating the difference between the standard exposure*
and the selected exposure appears on the LCD monitor. If
the difference is more than ±2 steps, “-2” or “+2” appears in
red.
* The standard exposure is calculated by the AE function
according to the selected metering mode.
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• For functions available in this mode, see page 224.
• If you wish to change the exposure, select the shutter
button and change
speed or the aperture with the
the value using the left or right button.
• The LCD monitor’s brightness matches the selected
shutter speed and aperture value. When you select a
fast shutter speed or shoot a subject in a dark place and
(Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On) or
set the flash to
(Flash On) the LCD monitor will always light up.
• For the correlation between aperture value and shutter
speed, see page 93.
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Switching Between Autofocus Modes
You can change the auto focus frame (AF frame) selection
method. The AF frame will appear when the LCD monitor
is turned on (p. 40).
The camera automatically selects
between 5 AF frames to focus
according to the shooting conditions.
Of 5 AF frames, the middle one is
selected to focus. This is convenient
for making sure the focus is exactly
where you want it.
On
(Auto Selection)
OFF
(Center)
indicates the AF frame which appears on the monitor
1 In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
(AiAF).
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
[On] or [Off] using the left or right
2 Select
button.
3 Press the
button.
You can immediately shoot the image using the selected
AF frame by pressing the shutter button instead of pressing
the
button.
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The autofocus locks to center when using the digital
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Switching Between Light Metering Modes
Evaluative
Light Metering
Center-Weighted
Averaging
Spot AE Point
Press the
1 monitor.
2 Press the
Appropriate for standard shooting
conditions, including backlight scenes. The
camera divides images into several zones
for light metering. The camera evaluates
the complex lighting conditions, such as
the position of the subject, the brightness,
the background, the direct light, and the
backlighting, and adjusts the settings to
the correct exposure for the main subject.
Averages the exposure from the entire
image, but places more weight on the
subject at the center. Use this mode when
the subject is backlit or surrounded by
bright light.
Meters the area within the spot AE point
frame 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.
button to turn on the LCD
button.
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Shooting
You can switch between metering modes to shoot.
Select * (Evaluative) using the up or
3 down
button.
* The current setting is displayed.
a light metering mode using the left
4 Select
or right button.
button.
5 Press the
6 Shoot the image.
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Some settings are not available with certain Shooting
modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 224)
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Adjusting the Exposure
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid
making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot
against a bright background.
the
1 Press
monitor.
button.
Shooting
2 Press the
button to turn on the LCD
Select
3 button.
* (+/- (Exp.)) using the up or down
* The current setting is displayed.
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a setting using the left or right
4 Select
button.
• The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 steps in the range of 2EV to +2EV.
• You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by
pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear
again, once the image is shot.
5 Press the
button.
• To cancel the exposure compensation, return the setting
to using the left or right button.
6 Shoot the image.
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Setting the White Balance
Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Fluorescent H
Custom
1 Press the
The camera sets the white balance
automatically according to shooting
conditions.
Use when shooting outdoors in sunlight on
a clear day.
Use when shooting outdoors and the
sunlight is not enough such as under
cloudy skies, in shade or at dusk.
For recording under tungsten and bulbtype 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting.
For recording under warm-white, coolwhite or warm-white (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or
daylight fluorescent-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting.
For setting a custom value with a white
sheet of paper, etc., to obtain the optimal
white balance for the conditions.
button.
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Shooting
When the white balance mode is set to match the light
source, the camera can reproduce colors more accurately.
Set the white balance mode to a natural or artificial light
setting according to the circumstances.
2 Select
button.
* (Auto) using the up or down
* The current setting is displayed.
the desired setting using the left or
3 Select
right button.
• Please see the next page regarding the
custom
setting.
• You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by
pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear
again, once the image in shot.
button.
4 Press the
5 Shoot the image.
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The white balance cannot be adjusted when the photo
(Sepia) or
(B/W).
effect is set to
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Setting a Custom White Balance
You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal
setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera
evaluate a subject such as a white piece of paper or cloth,
or a photo-quality gray card.
Shooting
button.
1 Press the
Select * (Auto) using the up or down
2 button.
* The current setting is displayed.
Select
3 button.
(Custom) using the left or right
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the camera at the white paper or
4 Aim
cloth, or gray card and press the
button.
• Aim the camera so that the white paper or cloth, or gray
card, completely fills the frame on the LCD monitor
screen or the entire viewfinder before pressing the
button. When you press the
button, the camera reads
the white balance data.
• You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by
pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear
again, once the image is shot.
button.
5 Press the
6 Shoot the image.
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Shooting
• Some settings are not available with certain Shooting
modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 224)
• To set and use a custom white balance setting, it is
advisable to select the Shooting mode and set the
exposure compensation and flash exposure compensation to zero (±0). The correct white balance may not be
obtained when the exposure is incorrect (image is
completely black or white).
• It is also advisable to use the LCD monitor to compose
the shot and to zoom in to the telephoto end setting.
• Since the white balance data cannot be read in
mode, preset the white balance in another Shooting
mode first before selecting
mode.
• Set the flash on or off when setting a custom white
balance.
The white balance may not be accurate if the setting
conditions and shooting conditions are not the same.
If the flash fires when setting a custom white balance
or , ensure that you also use
with the flash set to
the flash when you go to shoot.
• The custom white balance setting is not cancelled even
if settings are reset to default settings (p. 184)
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Changing the Photo Effect
You can shoot with different photo effects.
Photo Effect Off
Records with no effect.
Emphasizes the contrast and color
Vivid
saturation to record in bold color.
Tones down the contrast and color
Neutral
saturation to record neutral hues.
Low Sharpening Records subjects with softened outlines.
Sepia
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
button.
1 Press the
* (Effect Off) using the up or
2 Select
down button.
* The current setting is displayed.
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the desired setting using the left or
3 Select
right button.
Shooting
• If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the results by
viewing the image on the LCD monitor.
• A shot can be taken immediately after by pressing the
shutter button. The menu will reappear after the shot,
allowing you to adjust the setting.
button.
4 Press the
5 Shoot the image.
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Changing the ISO Speed
Change the ISO speed when shooting in dark places or
when you want to shoot with a faster shutter speed. You
can choose from the following speeds: Auto, 50, 100, 200
and 400.
button.
1 Press the
* (ISO Speed) using the up or
2 Select
down button.
* The current setting is displayed.
the desired setting using the left or
3 Select
right button.
You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by
pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear again,
once the image is shot.
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Shooting
button.
4 Press the
5 Shoot the image.
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• Higher ISO speeds increase the image noise. To take
clean images, use as low an ISO speed as possible.
• Although the AUTO setting selects the optimal speed, it
will automatically raise the speed when the shooting
condition limits are reached. It will also raise the speed
when the light from the flash is insufficient to illuminate
the subject matter.
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Adjusting the Flash Output
In
mode, the flash output can be controlled in three
steps, starting from FULL, when shooting.
button.
1 Press the
Select
(Flash Output) using the up or
2 down
button.
the flash output using the left or
3 Adjust
right button.
You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by
pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear again,
once the image is shot.
button.
4 Press the
5 Shoot the image.
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The autofocus may not work well on the following types of
subjects.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
• Subjects mixing close and far objects
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of
the composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
To shoot these subjects, first aim the camera at an object
at a similar distance, lock the focus and recompose the
image with the desired subject, or use manual focus.
Shooting with Focus Lock
Focus Lock Method 1
the
1 Press
monitor.
button to turn on the LCD
the AF frame at an object at a similar
2 Aim
distance to the subject you wish to shoot.
the shutter button halfway to lock
3 Press
the focus.
The AE setting will also lock when you do this. The
exposure may occasionally be incorrect if the difference
between the two items is too great. Use Method 2 when this
happens.
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Shooting
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus
it pressed while you recompose the
4 Keep
image and press the shutter button all the
way to shoot the image.
Focus Lock Method 2
the
1 Press
monitor.
button to turn on the LCD
the shutter button halfway to lock
2 Press
the focus. Keep it pressed and press the
MF button.
• The MF icon appears on the LCD monitor.
• The focus setting will lock even if the shutter button and
the MF button are released.
• The manual focus setting will cancel if the MF button is
pressed again.
the image and press the
3 Recompose
shutter button all the way to shoot the
image.
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Focus lock method 2 cannot be used while the Shooting
.
mode is set to
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• Method 2 is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to recompose the image.
• When shooting through glass, get as close as possible
to avoid reflection off the glass.
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Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
The focus can be manually set.
the
1 Press
monitor.
button to turn on the LCD
2 Press the MF button until MF appears.
• The MF indicator appears.
• The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them
as a shooting guideline only.
Shooting
3 Use the left or right button to focus.
• Adjust the focus using the left or right button until the
image appears focused on the LCD monitor.
• Pressing the MF button a second time cancels the
manual focus mode.
4 Shoot the image.
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• In manual focus, the AF frame locks on the center frame.
• You can use manual focus in the macro focal distance 5
to 46 cm (2.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) at wide angle end and 26 to
46 cm (10 in. to 1.5 ft.) at telephoto end. In this case, the
fine scale is adopted.
• You can change the MF indicator displayed distance
units (p. 180).
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Resetting the File Numbers
You can select the way file numbers are assigned.
On
Off
The file numbers are reset to the start (100-0001) each
time a new CF card is inserted. New images recorded on
CF cards with existing files are assigned the next
available number.
The file number of the last image to be shot is
memorized so that images recorded to a new CF card
start from the next number.
In the [
(Set up)] menu, select
1 No.
Reset).
(File
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
[On] or [Off] using the left or right
2 Select
button.
3 Press the
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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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0001
0002
0099
0100
101
0101
0102
0199
0200
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9801
9802
9899
9900
Shooting
About File 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.
0001
200
0099
0002
0100
Folder File Capacity
Each folder usually contains up to 100 images. However,
since images shot in Continuous mode 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 replayed in this
camera.
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Replaying
Displaying Images Individually
You can view the recorded images on the LCD monitor.
1 Set the mode switch to
.
The last recorded image appears (single image replay).
between images using the left or
2 Move
right button.
Use the left button to move to the previous image and the
right button to move to the next. Holding the left or right
button moves more rapidly between images, but the images
will not appear as clearly.
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• Press the
button to show the data for the displayed
image (p. 34).
button to quickly delete the displayed
• Press the
image (p. 132).
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Magnifying Images
Images can be magnified up to approximately 10 times.
1 Set the mode switch to .
2 Press the zoom lever toward
.
Approximate position
Replaying, Erasing
• You can move around the magnified image using the left,
right, up or down button.
• Hold the
button down and press the zoom lever
to cycle through each setting, approximately
toward
2.5 times, to approximately 5 times and 10 times.
Canceling the Magnified Display
1 Press the zoom lever toward
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Movie frames and index replayed images cannot be
magnified.
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You can magnify an image while it is displayed on the
LCD monitor in Shooting mode immediately after the
image is shot (p. 62).
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Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Replay)
Up to nine images can be viewed at once in index replay.
1 Set the mode switch to .
2 Press the zoom lever toward
.
Selected Image
Movie Frame
Nine images appear at once (index replay).
the image selection using the left,
3 Change
right, up or down button.
The up button operation in this row
displays the previous set of nine
images.
The down button operation in this
row displays the next set of nine
images.
4 Press the zoom lever toward
.
Index replay cancels and the display reverts to single
image replay.
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Press the
button to show the data for the displayed
image (p. 34).
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Jumping Between Images
The display can be advanced or set back 9 images in
either single image replay or index replay.
1 Display the JUMP bar.
• Press the zoom lever twice toward
replay (p. 118).
• Press the zoom lever once toward
replay (p. 120).
while in single
while in index
2 The displayed image(s) change.
3 Press the zoom lever toward
.
• The jump bar disappears and the camera returns to index
replay.
, the
• If you press the zoom lever once more toward
camera returns to single replay.
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Replaying, Erasing
Jump 9 images behind or ahead using the left and right
buttons.
Viewing Movies
You can replay the images shot in
mode.
1 Set the mode switch to
.
Movies cannot be viewed in index replay.
a movie using the left or right
2 Select
button and press the
button.
• A movie displays with the
icon on it.
• The movie replay panel appears.
Select
(Play) using the left or right
3 button
and press the
button.
Volume
• The movie images and sound will play.
• You can adjust the volume using the up or down button.
• When a movie has finished playing, it will display the last
button is pressed in this state, the
frame. If the
camera will revert to the movie replay panel. If the
button is pressed again, the movie will start playing from
the first frame.
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Pausing and Resuming Play
button to pause the movie. Press it again
• Press the
to resume.
Fast Forwarding / Rewinding
• Select one of the following operations using the left or
button.
right button and press the
: Return to Single Image View
: First Frame
: Previous Frame (Rewinds if the
down)
: Next Frame (Fast forwards if the
down)
: Last Frame
button is held
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button is held
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You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup
when replaying a movie on a computer with insufficient
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• The volume at which movies replay can also be
adjusted in the Replay menu (p. 179).
• Please adjust the audio sound level on the TV when
viewing movie files on a TV.
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Editing Movies
You can delete unwanted portions from the first or second
half of a movie clip.
the movie you wish to edit and
1 Select
press the
button.
See Viewing Movies (p. 122).
Select
(Edit) using the left or right
2 button
and press the
button.
The movie editing panel and the movie editing bar appear.
an editing method using the up or
3 Select
down button.
•
•
•
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: Deletes frames in the first half of the movie
: Deletes frames in the second half of the movie
: Reverts to the movie replay panel
the range you wish to edit using the
4 Select
left or right button.
Select
(play) using the up or down
5 button
and press the
button.
• The temporarily edited movie will start playing.
button while it is
• The movie will stop if you press the
playing.
(Save) using the up or down
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Select
6 button.
When
is selected, the edited movie is not saved and
the camera reverts to replay.
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[Overwrite] or [New File] using the
7 Select
left or right button.
• [Overwrite] : Saves the edited movie under the same file
name as the original movie. The original
data is deleted.
• [New File] : Saves the edited movie under a new file
name. The original data is not deleted.
• When there is not enough space left on the CF card, only
the overwrite function is available. If this happens, a small
▲ appears on the counter of the movie editing bar.
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• Protected movies cannot be edited.
• It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited
movie. If the batteries run out of charge partway
through, edited movie clips cannot be saved. When
editing movies, use fully charged NiMH batteries,
unused alkaline batteries or the optional AC Adapter Kit
ACK600 (p.195).
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• Movies with an original length of 2 seconds or more can
be edited.
• The minimum length for movie clips is 1 second.
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated 90º and 270º clockwise on the
LCD monitor.
0° (Original)
90°
Select
1 menu.
270°
(Rotate) from the [
(Replay)]
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
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an image you want to rotate using
2 Select
the left or right button and press the
button.
The image cycles to the next orientation (90° ➝ 270° ➝
button is pressed.
original) each time the
3 Press the
button.
The Replay menu appears again. Press the
again to close the menu.
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• Movie images 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.
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Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In replay mode (including single replay, index replay and
magnifying replay) you can attach sound memos (up to 60
seconds) to an image. The sound data is saved in WAVE
format.
(Sound Memo) in the [
1 Select
(Replay)] menu.
See Selecting menus and Settings (p. 43).
appears.
the image to which you wish to add
2 Select
a sound memo using the left or right
button, then press the
button.
The A/V panel appears.
Select
(Record) using the left or right
3 button,
then press the
button.
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• The recording starts and the elapsed time is displayed.
Speak towards the microphone of the camera.
button. To restart
• To stop recording, press the
button again.
recording press the
• You can add as many sound memos as you like until their
total time reaches 60 seconds.
Playing back the Sound memos
Select
(Replay) in step 2 on the previous page. Images
with sound memos are displayed with the
mark (simple
display or detailed display). To start playback, press the
button. To stop playback, press the
button again.
You can adjust the volume using the up or down button.
Erasing the Sound Memos
(Erase) in step 2 on the previous page.
Select
Ending the Sound Memos Settings
Press the
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• You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
• You cannot record or playback sound notes for images
that already have an incompatible sound file attached. If
you attempt to record or play such images the “Incompatible Wave format” message will display. Incompatible
sound files can be deleted with this camera.
• Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
(p. 131).
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The volume can be adjusted in the Setup menu (p. 179).
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button in step 2 on the previous page.
Auto Play
Use this feature to automatically replay all of the images
in the CF card (Auto Play). The LCD monitor displays
each image for approximately 3 seconds.
In the [
1 Play).
(Replay)] menu, select
(Auto
• See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
• Once you have selected it, Auto Play starts.
• As with the single image display mode, pressing the left
or right button during auto play will advance through the
images more rapidly.
Pausing and Resuming Auto Play
You can pause Auto Play at any time by pressing the
button. You can then restart it by pressing the
button
again.
Stopping Auto Play
To stop Auto Play, press the
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• The display interval may vary for some images.
• Movie images play for the length of time that they were
recorded.
• The power-saving function is disabled during Auto Play
(p. 31).
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental
erasure.
the [
1 In(Protect).
(Replay)] menu, select
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
an image you want to protect using
2 Select
the left or right button and press the
button.
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Protected Icon
• The
icon appears on protected images.
button again (in
• To remove the protection, press the
protection mode).
• You can make the selection of images easier by toggling
between single replay and index replay. (p. 120)
3 Press the
button.
The camera returns to the menu screen. Press the
button again to exit the menu screen.
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Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases
all data, including protected images (p. 134) and other file
types. Please check the contents of a CF card before
formatting it.
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Please note that erased images cannot be recovered.
Exercise caution before erasing a file.
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Erasing Images Individually
the image you wish to erase using
1 Select
the left or right button and press the
button.
A confirmation screen appears.
[Erase] using the left or right button
2 Select
and press the
button.
To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel] and press the
button.
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Protected images cannot be erased with the erase
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Erasing All Images
In the [
(Replay)] menu, select
1 all)
and press the
button.
(Erase
A confirmation screen appears.
[OK] using the left or right button
2 Select
and press the
button.
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To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel] and press the
button.
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Protected images cannot be erased with the erase
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Formatting a CF Card
You should format a new CF card or one from which you
wish to erase all images and other data.
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Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases
all data, including protected images and other file types.
Please check the contents of the CF card before
formatting it.
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In the [
(Set up)] menu, select
1 (Format)
and press the
button.
[OK] using the left or right button
2 Select
and press the
button.
To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the
button.
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• If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF
card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card
may solve the problem.
• When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
• CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or
peripheral device may not operate correctly. When that
happens, reformat the CF card with this camera.
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Printing
About Printing
This camera supports direct printing. By connecting the
camera to an optional direct print compatible printer (CP
Series)*1 or a Bubble Jet printer (sold separately) that
supports the direct print function, you can send the
images from the CF card directly to the printer using the
camera buttons. Or, you can specify the images on your
CF card you want to print and how many copies you want
(DPOF*2 Print Settings), and then take the CF card to a
participating photo lab to have them printed out later.
*1 The direct print
icon appears on direct print compatible CP Series
printers.
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* Digital Print Order Format
BJ Printer with the
direct print function
Canon printer with
the direct print
function
Printed
images
CF Card
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Photo lab
Please refer to the System Map supplied with your
camera for direct print function compatible printer (CP
Series) information.
Print Settings for Direct Print Function
• Select how many copies you want (p.146)
➡
• Select the print style (p.146)
• Standard / Multiple
• Bordered / Borderless
• Date On / Off
➡
• Select the print area (Trimming) (p.149, 152)
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DPOF Print Settings
• Select the image you want to print (p. 154)
➡ ➡
• Select how many copies you want (p. 155)
• Select the print style (p. 156)
• Standard / Index
• Date On / Off
• File Numbers On / Off
Transfer Settings
• Select the image you want to send through e-mail (p. 163)
The DPOF-compliant software is needed for actually transferring
the images.
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Selecting from the Print Order Menu
Use the Print Order Menu as shown below to select all
print settings.
Direct Print Function
Mode switch
➔
PowerShot A70
DPOF Settings
Mode switch
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: Turns the menu on/off
: Selects items and settings
: Sets items and settings
Image (p. 146)
Paper (p. 146)
Style
Borders (p. 146)
➔
➔
Date (p. 146)
Number of copies (p. 146)
Order
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Trimming or printing area
(p. 149)
(p. 152)
Number of copies
(p. 155)
Print Type (p. 156)
➔
➔
Set up
Date (p. 156)
File No. (p. 156)
Reset (p. 158)
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer
You can make clear prints swiftly and easily when you
connect the camera to an optional direct print function
compatible printer (CP Series) or a direct print function
compatible Bubble Jet printer (sold separately). It can also
be used with DPOF print settings.
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You are recommended to use the optional AC Adapter Kit
ACK600 (p. 195) to power the camera when it is connected to the printer or else load fully charged NiMH
batteries (p. 193) or unused alkaline batteries.
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• Please refer to the System Map supplied with your
camera for direct print function compatible printer (CP
Series) information.
• Please see your printer’s user guide for instructions on
loading paper and installing ink cartridges.
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Connecting to a Direct Print Function Compatible
Printer (CP Series)
Two direct interface cables are supplied with the printer.
Use the cable (DIF-100) that has a
symbol on the
connector to connect to this camera.
1 Turn off the camera (p. 30).
the power cable to the printer and
2 Attach
plug the other end into power supply, or
install the printer’s rechargeable battery.
Depending on the type of printer you have, it may or may
not use rechargeable batteries. Refer to your printer’s user
guide.
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3 Connect
direct interface cable.
When you insert the cable, make sure the “Canon” mark of
the cable faces up.
DIGITAL Terminal
to Printer
Direct Interface Cable DIF-100
the printer’s ON/OFF button to turn
4 Press
on the power.
Set the mode switch to
5 camera
on.
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With the Card Photo Printer CP-10, the power turns on
when the power cord is connected to the printer as shown
in step 2.
and turn the
When the printer is properly
connected to the camera,
appears on the camera LCD
monitor.
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Connecting Bubble Jet Printer to the Camera
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Please read the user guide supplied with your BJ printer
to see if it is compatible with the direct print function, and
for instructions on connection cables and general
operations.
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1 Turn off the camera (p. 30).
the BJ printer’s power on after you
2 Turn
have connected the power cord to the BJ
printer and inserted the other end in a
power outlet.
the camera and printer using the
3 Connect
cable.
When you insert the cable, make sure the
“Canon” logo on the cable faces up.
DIGITAL Terminal
to BJ Printer
Connection Cable
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Set the mode switch to
4 camera
on.
and turn the
appears on the camera LCD
monitor when the BJ printer is
properly connected to the
camera.
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• On Bubble Jet printers with operation panels, images
cannot be printed through the operation panel while the
camera is connected.
• The following operations cannot be performed while the
printer is connected.
- Replaying movies
and the
- Setting the language using the
button combination.
• When the printer is disconnected, the
or
symbol
will disappear from the LCD monitor and the camera will
revert to standard replay mode.
• Please use the following procedures when you detach
the cable from the printer and the camera.
1. Detach the cable from the printer.
2. Turn off the camera power.
3. Detach the cable from the camera.
• When you detach the cable from the camera, hold the
plug and do not pull by the cable.
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Printing
* The following illustrations show examples from a direct print
function compatible printer (CP Series). Options for the Style
category will differ slightly for BJ printers.
An image can be printed when displayed in single replay
or selected in index replay.
an image using the left or right
1 Choose
button and press the
button.
the number of prints, the print style
2 Set
and cropping settings (printing area) as
required.
•
•
•
•
Selecting the Number of Copies (p. 146)
Setting the Print Style (p. 146)
Trimming (PowerShot A70) (p. 149)
Specifying the Printing Area (PowerShot A60) (p. 152)
3 Choose [Print].
The image will start to print and, when it is completely
finished, the display will revert to standard replay mode.
PowerShot A70 screen
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Printing Errors
• An error message appears if an error occurs for some
reason during the printing process (p. 188). Use the left
or right button to select [Stop] or [Resume] and press
button (with a BJ printer, the print will automatithe
cally restart if the error is resolved).
- Direct Print Function Compatible Printers (CP Series)
The [Resume] option may not appear with some types
or error. In that case, select [Stop].
- BJ Printers with the Direct Print Function
• The [Continue] and [Stop] options may appear with
some error messages.
• On BJ printers equipped with an operation panel, an
error number displays on the panel. Please refer to
the Bubble Jet Printer Quick Start Guide for the
remedies corresponding to the error numbers.
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Cancel Printing
• To cancel printing between images printed, press the
button. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK]
using the left and right buttons and press the
button.
- Direct Print Function Compatible Printers (CP Series)
A print in progress cannot be stopped. The printer will
stop after the current print is complete and the camera
will display its replay screen at that point.
- BJ Printers
The printer will stop printing the current image and
eject the paper.
Setting the Print Settings (Direct Print Function)
Selecting the Number of Copies
In Replaying mode, press the
button
1 and
select the [Copies] option using the
up or down button.
the desired number of copies
2 Specify
using the left or right button.
You can specify from 1 to 99 prints.
Setting the Print Style
You can select from among the following print styles.
Direct Print Function Compatible Printer (CP Series)
Standard
Image
Borders
Date
Multiple*
Borderless
Bordered
Prints one image per page.
Prints eight copies of the same image
on one page.
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Prints with a border.
Prints the image’s creation date.
* Only selectable when printing with credit-card size paper.
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Direct Print Function Compatible BJ Printer
Paper
Borders
Date
Borderless
Bordered
Select the paper size from the following.
[Card #1], [Card #2], [Card #3], [LTR] or
[A4]
For the usable paper type, please refer
to the Bubble Jet Printer User Guide.
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Prints with a border.
Prints the image’s creation date.
the print setting menu, choose [Style]
1 Inusing
the up or down button and press the
button again.
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[Image] (or [Paper]), [Borders] or
2 Choose
[Date] using the up or down button.
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settings using the left or right
3 Select
button.
Image Settings
(Direct print compatible
CP series printer)
Paper
(Direct print compatible
BJ printer)
Select [Standard] or
[Multiple].
Select [Card #1], [Card #2],
[Card #3], [LTR] or [A4].
Borders
Choose [Borderless] or
[Bordered].
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Date
Choose [On] or [Off].
4 Press the
button.
If [Borderless] or [Multiple] is selected as the print style, the
center portion of the recorded image (the image displayed
on the LCD monitor) is printed at an enlarged size. As a
result, the image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped
slightly. The area of the image that will be printed will
appear lighter than the rest of the image allowing you to
check the portion that will be cropped.
Print Area Frame
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• When printing multiple prints, the borders and the date
cannot be set. (Images are printed without any date or
borders)
• With the [Bordered] option, the border is printed in
practically the same space as the recorded image.
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Trimming (PowerShot A70)
You can specify which portion for an image gets printed.
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Prior to Trimming
Please set the Print Style (Image Settings, Paper, Borders
and Date) first before setting the trimming settings (p. 146).
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In Replaying mode, press the
button,
1 choose
[Trimming] using the up or down
button and press the
button again.
The trimming frame will appear at the center of the image.
If a trimming setting has already been selected for the
image, the frame will appear around the previously selected
portion.
2 Trim the image.
Changing the Size of the Trimming Frame
• Turn the zoom lever toward
or
.
• The trimming frame can be changed to a minimum
selection of approximately half the displayed image or a
maximum selection that is virtually the same size as the
image.
• You can cancel the trimming setting by turning the zoom
again when the trimming frame is already
lever toward
set to the maximum size.
• When printing an image that has been magnified using
the trimming option, the image quality may become
coarser and grainier depending on the magnifying rate.
With direct print function compatible printers, the trimming
frame displays in red.
Setting the Portion of the Trimming Frame
Move the trimming frame using the up, down, left or right
button.
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Rotating the Trimming Frame
You can rotate the trimming frame by pressing the
button.
Press the
3 menu.
button to close the setting
Trimming Frame
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• The trimming setting only applies to one image.
• The trimming setting is cancelled with the following
operations.
- When you set the trimming settings for another image.
- When you close the Print mode (when you turn the
camera power off, change the camera mode, or detach
the direct interface cable).
- When you press the
button while in the
trimming setting screen.
- When you try to expand the trimming frame beyond its
maximum size.
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• The selected Image Settings, Paper and Border setting
determine the shape of the trimming frame.
• Please use the LCD monitor to set the trimming settings.
The trimming frame may not display correctly on a TV
monitor.
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Specifying the Printing Area (PowerShot A60)
Choose from three printing area options.
Top
Middle
Bottom
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Prints the top area of an image.
Prints the middle area of an image.
Prints the bottom area of an image.
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Prior to Setting the Printing Area
• Please set the Print Style (Image Settings, Paper,
Borders and Date) first before setting the printing area
(p. 146).
• Can be set with the [Multiple] and [Borderless] options.
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In replaying mode, press the
button
1 and
choose [Printing area] using the up or
down button.
The
marks appear, indicating that you can now set the
printing area for that image.
a printing area from ,
2 Select
using the left or right button.
or
When printing on L size paper, or when [Order] is set to
[Multiple], the selectable print area may move left or right.
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• The printing area setting only applies to one image.
• The printing area setting is cancelled with the following
operations.
- Printing
- When you set the printing area setting for another
image.
- When you close the Print mode, i.e.
• Turn the camera off
• Change the camera mode
• After setting the printing area, you select [Cancel]
and don’ t print
• Detach the DIF-100 direct interface cable
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Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings)
You can select images on a CF 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 or for printing on a
direct print function compatible printer (CP Series) or a
direct print function compatible BJ printer.
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• The
mark appears on images that have had print
marks set by another DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by any print marks set by
your camera.
• The output of some digital printers or photo lab services
may not reflect the specified print settings.
• Print settings cannot be set for movie images.
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Selecting Images for Printing
In the [
(Replay)] menu, select
1 Order)
and press the
button.
(Print
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
[Order] using the left or right button
2 Select
and press the
button.
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3 Select images for printing.
Single Images
• When the print type (p. 156) is
set to [Standard] or [Both], select
an image using the left or right
button. You can set the number of
copies (up to 99) to be printed
using the up or down button.
Number of Copies
All the Images on a CF Card
• Switch to index replay (three
images).
• You can set one copy of each
image to print by pressing the
button, then selecting [Mark
All] using the up or down button,
button
and pressing the
again.
• When the print type is set to [Standard] or [Both], the
setting for the number of print copies can be changed for
each image. When [Index] is selected, the print settings
can be deleted. For the instructions on changing settings,
please reread Step 3 from the beginning.
• You can cancel all the settings by selecting [Clear all].
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• When the print type (p. 156) is
set to [Index], select an image
using the left or right button and
mark or remove marks from
images using the up or down
button.
• You can use the same
procedures to select images in
index replay (3 images).
4 Press the
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• Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the
shooting date.
• A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card.
• Press the zoom lever in step 3 to switch between single
and 3-image index replay for selecting an image.
• When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the number of copies
can be set. When it is set to [Index], the number of
copies cannot be set (only one copy will be printed).
• Print settings can also be assigned to images with the
supplied software programs on a computer.
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Setting the Print Style
The following print settings can be selected.
Standard
Index
Print Type
Both
Date
File No.
Prints one image per page
Prints index prints (multiple
reduced-size images per page)
Prints the images in both the standard
and index formats
Adds the date to the print
Adds the file number to the print
In the [
(Replay)] menu, select
1 Order)
and press the
button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
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[Set up] using the left or right
2 Select
button and press the
button.
Select
(Print Type), (Date) or
3 No.)
using the up or down button.
(File
(Print Type)
Select [Standard], [Index],
or [Both].
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a setting using the left or right
4 Select
button.
(Date)
Select [On] or [Off].
(File No.)
Select [On] or [Off].
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5 Press the
button.
The set up menu will close and the Print Order menu will
reappear.
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• When [Print Type] is set to [Index], the [Date] and [File
No.] cannot be set to [On].
• If [Print Type] is set to [Both], both [Date] and [File No.]
can be set to [On], however, only the file number is
printed for the index print.
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The date prints as the date and time in the format
specified in the Set Date/Time menu (p. 26).
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Resetting the Print Settings
The print settings can all be removed at once. The print
type is reset to [Standard] and the date and file number
options are set to [Off].
In the [
(Replay)] menu, select
1 Order)
and press the
button.
(Print
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
[Reset] using the left or right button
2 Select
and press the
button.
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[OK] using the left or right button
3 Select
and press the
button.
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If you decide you don’t want to reset the settings, select
[Cancel] and press the
button.
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Printing with DPOF Print Settings
You can use the DPOF print settings to print with an
optional direct print function compatible printer (CP
Series) or with a direct print function compatible BJ
printer.
In the [
(Replay)] menu, select
1 Order)
and press the
button.
(Print
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
[Print] using the up, down, left or
2 Select
right button and press the
button.
3 Set the print style settings as required.
• See Setting the Print Settings (p. 146).
• A print style cannot be set if the print type is set to [Index]
in the DPOF print setting. (You can also select the type of
paper when printing with a BJ printer)
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[OK] using the up, down, left or
4 Select
right button and press the
button.
The image will start to print and, when it is completely
finished, the display will revert to the standard replay mode.
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• To print the date, set the [Date] setting in the print order
menu in Step 2 on the previous page to [On]. You cannot
set the date to print with the [Style] menu in Step 3 on
the previous page. If the print type is set to [Index], the
date will not print even if the [Date] setting is set to [On]
in Step 2.
• When the print type is set to [Both], it is possible to have
both the [Date] and [File No.] options set to [On], but
only the file number will print on the Index print. (With a
BJ printer, the file number and the date cannot be
printed in the [Index] option)
• When the print type is set to [Standard], file numbers
will not be printed even if they are set to [On].
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• The maximum number of images printed on one page in
the Index print type depends upon the selected paper
size.
- Card Size:
20 images
- L Size:
42 images
- Postcard Size:
63 images
(Please refer to your Bubble Jet’s user guide for an explanation of the number of images printed with a Bubble Jet
printer.)
Cancel Printing (p. 145)
Restarting Printing
• In the Print Order menu, select [Resume] using the left
button. The
and right buttons and press the
remaining images can be printed.
• Printing cannot be restarted under the following
circumstances.
- If the print settings have been changed before
restarting.
- If the image for which the print settings were set has
been deleted before restarting.
- If there was very little free space on the CF card when
the printing was cancelled.
If these circumstances apply, you can select [OK] in
the Print Order menu and reprint starting from the first
image. If printing was cancelled because the camera
battery became discharged, you are recommended to
power the camera with the AC Adapter Kit ACK600 or
switch to AA size fully charged nickel metal hydride
(NiMH) or unused alkaline batteries. After replacing
the spent batteries, turn the camera power on again.
Printing Errors (p. 145)
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Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)
Using the camera, you can make marks on images you
wish to transfer and attach to e-mails. (Please use the
supplied software for actually transferring images. ) These
settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) standards.
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The
mark will display on images that have had transfer
marks set by another DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by any marks set by your
camera.
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Selecting Images for Transferring
the [
(Replay)] menu, select
1 In(Transfer
Order) and press the
button.
See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43).
Pressing [Reset] cancels the transfer settings for all images
on the CF card.
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[Order] using the left or right button
2 Select
and press the
button.
3 Select images for transferring.
Single Images
• Select an image using the left or
right button and mark or remove
marks from images using the up
or down button.
• You can use the same
procedures to select images in
index replay (3 images).
All the Images on a CF Card
• Switch to index replay (three
images).
button, select
• Press the
[Mark All] using the up or down
button
button and press the
again. (If you select [Clear All]
instead of [Mark All], you can
remove marks from all the
images.)
• You can mark or remove a mark from each image after
marking or removing marks from all the images.
4 Press the
button.
The selection mode will turn off and the Transfer Order
menu will reappear.
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• Images are transferred in order from oldest to newest by
the shooting date.
• A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card.
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Viewing Images on a TV Set
A video-compatible television connected via the supplied
AV cable AVC-DC100 can be used to view images as you
shoot or replay them.
1 Turn off the camera (p. 30).
the AV Cable to the terminal on the
2 Attach
camera.
Yellow Plug
To the Video In Jack
Black Plug
To the Audio In Jack
on the TV and switch it to Video
4 Turn
mode.
on the camera in Shooting mode or
5 Turn
Replaying mode (p. 32).
• The image will appear on the TV. Shoot or replay images
as usual.
• If the images are not appearing on the TV when shooting,
press the
button.
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Connecting
the other ends of the AV cable to the
3 Plug
video in and audio in jacks on the TV.
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• No image will appear on the LCD monitor when the
camera is connected to a TV monitor.
• The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL)
to accommodate different regional standards (p. 181).
The default setting will vary between regions.
NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan, etc.
PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania, etc.
If an incorrect video system is set, the output image will
not display properly.
• 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.
mode.
• A TV set cannot be used in
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Downloading Images to a Computer
Download images taken with the camera to a computer in
one of the following ways:
• Connect the camera to a computer with the USB
cable
You can then download images directly from the
camera to a computer.
• Directly from the CF card
Using a laptop computer or a card reader, you can
download images directly from the CF card.
Connecting the Camera to a Computer Via the USB Cable
After the software is installed, you can use it to easily
download images and print them or send them by email.
IMPORTANT
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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 Software Starter Guide.
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Connecting
You must install the software and driver bundled on
the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto
your computer if you are using any of the following
operation systems:
Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Windows
2000/Windows Me
Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2
the driver and the software
1 Install
applications bundled on the Canon Digital
Camera Solution Disk.
Please see the Software Starter Guide for information on
system requirements and installation instructions.
the supplied USB interface cable
2 Connect
to the computer’s USB port and the
camera’s
terminal.
• You do not need to turn off the computer or camera when
making a USB connection.
• Please refer to your computer manual for information
regarding the location of the USB port.
USB port
USB cable
terminal
1. Open the terminal cover
with your fingernail.
2. Insert the connector
until it clicks.
1. Terminal cover
2. USB cable
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Set the camera’s mode switch to
3 press
the ON/OFF button until the
and
indicator next to the viewfinder starts
blinking green.
The LCD monitor displays in replay mode.
When the connection to the computer is complete, the LCD
monitor turns off and the green indicator lights steady.
To disconnect the cable from
the camera: Hold the cable
connector firmly at both sides
and pull it straight out.
Connecting
For information about what to do after making the
connection, please refer the Software Starter Guide.
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Downloading Images without Installing the
Software
(Windows XP and Mac OS X (10.1 or 10.2) only)
If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (10.1 or
10.2), you can use the software distributed with these
operating systems to download images (JPEG format
only) 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 images with this method. For more
details, please refer to the supplied For Windows ® XP
and Mac OS X Users Leaflet.
the supplied USB interface
1 Connect
cable to the computer’s USB port and
the camera’s
terminal. (Refer to
step 2 on page 168)
the onscreen instructions to
2 Follow
download the images.
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• It is recommended to power the camera with the
optional AC Adapter Kit ACK600 when connected to a
computer (p. 195).
• All procedures performed with a connection to a USB
2.0 compliant board are not guaranteed.
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Downloading Directly from a CF Card
the CF card from the camera, and
1 Eject
insert it into a CF card reader connected
to the computer.
• If you are using a PC card
reader, first insert the CF
card into a PC card adapter
(optional), and then insert
the PC card adapter into the
computer’s PC card reader.
the icon of the drive with the
2 Double-click
CF card.
The images are stored in the [xxxCANON] folders located
under the [DCIM] folder (where xxx is a three-digit number
from 100 to 998).
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Connecting
images from the card into a folder of
3 Copy
your choice on the hard disk.
List of Menu Options and Messages
FUNC. Menu
* Default setting
Item/
Menu Screen
Setting Content
Reference
Page
Exposure Compensation
Sets the exposure compensation.
-2 ... 0 ... +2
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Flash Output
Adjusts the flash output in
112
White Balance
Sets the white balance.
•
(Auto)*
(Day Light)
•
(Cloudy)
•
•
(Tungsten)
(Fluorescent)
•
(Fluorescent H)
•
•
(Custom)
103
Drive Mode
Sets Continuous shooting settings and
the self-timer.
(Standard Shooting)*
•
•
(Continuous Shooting)
(Self-timer, 10 sec.)
•
(Self-timer, 2 sec.)
•
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87
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mode.
Item/
Menu Screen
Setting Content
Reference
Page
Sets the sensitivity at which images are
recorded.
• 50*
• 100
• 200
• 400
• AUTO
110
Photo Effect
Switches between photo effects.
•
(Effect Off)*
(Vivid)
•
(Neutral)
•
•
(Low Sharpening)
(Sepia)
•
(B/W)
•
108
Light Metering System
Switches between light metering
modes.
•
(Evaluative)*
(Center Weighted Avg.)
•
(Spot)
•
99
Resolution (Stills)
Sets the number of pixels used for
images.
(PowerShot A70)
• L Large
(2048 x 1536 pixels)*
• M1 Medium 1 (1600 x 1200 pixels)
• M2 Medium 2 (1024 x 768 pixels)
• S Small
(640 x 480 pixels)
(PowerShot A60)
• L Large
(1600 x 1200 pixels)*
• M Medium (1024 x 768 pixels)
• S Small
(640 x 480 pixels)
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ISO Speed
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Item/
Menu Screen
Setting Content
Reference
Page
Resolution (Movies)
Sets the number of pixels used for
images.
•
(640 x 480 pixels)
(PowerShot A70 only)
•
(320 x 240 pixels)*
•
(160 x 120 pixels)
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Compression
Sets the relative compression ratio
used for images.
•
Superfine
Fine*
•
•
Normal
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Rec. Menu
Item/
Menu Screen
AiAF
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Setting Content
Sets the AiAF to on (the camera
automatically selects the AF frame
when taking a picture) or off (AF frame
is set to the middle frame).
• On*
• Off
Reference
Page
98
* Default setting
Setting Content
Reference
Page
Red-eye
Sets whether or not the red-eye
reduction lamp fires.
• On*
• Off
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AF-assist Beam
Sets the output of the AF-assist beam
according to shooting conditions when
using the auto focus.
• On*
• Off
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Digital Zoom
Sets whether or not the digital zoom
combines with the optical zoom to
zoom images.
• On
• Off*
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Review
Sets the duration images display on the
LCD monitor after the shutter button is
released.
• Off
• 2 sec.* to 10 sec.
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Item/
Menu Screen
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Replay Menu
Item/
Menu Screen
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Setting Content
Reference
Page
Protect
Protects images from accidental
erasure.
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Rotate
Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees
clockwise in the display.
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Sound Memo
Adds sound memos to images.
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Erase all
Erases all images from a CF card
(excluding protected images).
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* Default setting
Item/
Menu Screen
Setting Content
Reference
Page
Plays images automatically one after
the other.
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Print Order
Sets which images and how many
copies will be printed on a printer with
the direct print function or at a photo
lab service.
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Sets the images that will be transferred
with your e-mail software.
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Transfer Order
Appendix
Auto Play
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Set up Menu
Item/
Menu Screen
Beep
Auto Power Down
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Setting Content
Sets whether or not the beep sounds
when the shutter button is pressed or
when a menu operation is performed.
See also “How the [Beep] setting in the
[ (Set up)] menu and each sound
setting in the [ (My Camera)] menu
are related” on page 183.
• On*
• Off (still beeps to warn of an error
even when set to Off)
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down after a
specified period of time elapses
without something being pressed.
• On*
• Off
Reference
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Date/Time
Sets the date, time and date format.
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Format
Formats (initializes) a CF card.
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* Default setting
Shutter Volume
Playback Vol.
Setting Content
Adjusts the sound volume when the
shutter button is pressed all the way.
There is no shutter sound in Movie
mode.
(Off)
•
•
(1)
•
(2)*
•
(3)
•
(4)
•
(5)
Adjusts the sound volume when a
sound memo or a movie is played.
(Off)
•
•
(1)
•
(2)*
•
(3)
•
(4)
•
(5)
Reference
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128
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume when the
camera powers up.
•
(Off)
•
(1)
•
(2)*
•
(3)
•
(4)
•
(5)
30
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume of the
Operation Sound.
(Off)
•
•
(1)
•
(2)*
•
(3)
•
(4)
•
(5)
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Item/
Menu Screen
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Item/
Menu Screen
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Setting Content
Reference
Page
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume of the
Selftimer Sound.
•
(Off)
•
(1)
•
(2)*
•
(3)
•
(4)
•
(5)
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File No. Reset
Sets how file numbers are assigned to
images when new CF cards are
inserted.
• On
• Off*
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Distance Units
Sets the format of the MF indicator’s
displayed distance units.
• m/cm*
• ft/in
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Language
Sets the language used in the menus
and messages on the LCD monitor. The
menu may appear differently in some
regions.
• English*
• Italiano
• Deutsch
• Norsk
• Français
• Svenska
• Nederlands
• Español
• Dansk
• Chinese
• Suomi
• Japanese
You can change the language during
button
image replay by holding the
button. (Except
and pressing the
the camera is connected to a printer)
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* Default setting
Item/
Menu Screen
Video System
Setting Content
Sets the video output signal standard.
• NTSC*
• PAL
Reference
Page
165
My Camera Menu
You can select the theme, start-up image and sound,
shutter sound, operation sound and selftimer sound used
on this camera. These are called My Camera settings. You
can also customize the [
] and [
] options for each
item with images recorded on the CF card and newly
recorded sounds or by using the supplied software. See
the Software Starter Guide for details.
Theme
Setting Content
Selects a common theme for each My
Camera settings item. *1
•
(Off)
*
•
•
•
Reference
Page
52
Appendix
Item/
Menu Screen
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Item/
Menu Screen
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Setting Content
Reference
Page
Start-up Image
Sets the start-up image when you turn
on the camera.
•
(Off)
*
•
•
•
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Start-up Sound
Sets the start-up sound when you turn
on the camera.*1
•
(Off)
*
•
•
•
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Operation Sound
Sets the sound when the multicontroller
or any button other than the shutter
button is operated.*1
•
(Off)
*
•
•
•
52
Selftimer Sound
Sets the sound informing you that the
photo will be taken in 2 seconds.*1
•
(Off)
*
•
•
•
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* Default setting
Item/
Menu Screen
Shutter Sound
Reference
Page
Setting Content
52
Sets the shutter sound when you
depress the shutter button. There is no
shutter sound while a movie is being
shot.*1
•
(Off)
•
*
•
•
*1 How the [Beep] setting in the [
and each sound setting in the [
menu are related
(Set up)] menu
(My Camera)]
To actually turn off the sound of the start-up sound, shutter
sound, operation sound, and self-timer sound individually,
(Set up)] menu must be set to [Off]. If [Beep]
[Beep] in the [
is set to [On], the beep sounds even if each sound item in the
(My Camera)] menu is set to [Off].
[
For details, see the table below.
The settings of [Beep]
in the [ (Set up)] menu
[Off]
● [Beep]
[
]
[
]
●[
]
●[
–
]
[
]
●[
]
●[
]
[
]
●[
]
●[
]
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[On]
The settings of each
sound item in the [
(My
Camera)] menu
([Start-up Sound]/[Shutter
Sound]/[Operation Sound]/
[Selftimer Sound])
●: The sound specified in [ ] sounds.
– : No sound
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Resetting the Settings to Default
You can reset all of the menu and button operation
settings to default except for [Date/Time], [Language], and
[Video System].
1 Turn on the camera.
The mode dial can be turned to any setting.
Press the
2 seconds.
button for longer than 5
The message “Reset settings to default?” appears on the
LCD monitor.
[OK] using the left and right
3 Select
buttons, then press the
button.
• The screen below appears while resetting. The normal
screen resumes when resetting is complete.
• To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of [OK].
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• The custom white balance is not cancelled even if
settings are reset to default settings. (p. 105)
• Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected
to a computer, to an optional direct print function
compatible printer (CP series) or to a direct print
function compatible BJ printer (optional).
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List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor.
Busy...:
Image is being recorded to, or read from, CF
card. Resetting settings to default.
No Memory card: You attempted to shoot or replay images
without a CF card installed.
Cannot record!: You attempted to shoot an image without a CF
card installed.
Memory card error: CF card has experienced an anomaly.
Memory card full: CF card is too full to save more images or print
settings.
Naming error!: The file could not be created because there is a
file 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 Rec. menu, please set [File No.]
Reset to [On]. After you save all the images you
wish to retain onto a computer, format the CF
card (p. 136). Please note that formatting will
erase all the existing images and other data.
Change the
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the
batteries:
camera. Replace with new AA-size alkaline
batteries or fully charged batteries (Be sure to
replace all batteries at the same time.).
No image:
No images recorded on CF card.
Image too large: You attempted to replay an image larger than
3200 x 2400 pixels.
Incompatible
JPEG format: You attempted to replay an incompatible JPEG file.
Corrupted data: You attempted to replay an image with
corrupted data.
RAW:
You attempted to replay an image recorded in
an incompatible RAW format.
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Unidentified Image: You attempted to replay an image that was
recorded in a special format (proprietary format
used by the camera of another manufacturer,
etc.).
Cannot magnify!: You attempted to magnify an image that was
photographed with another camera, recorded in
a different format, or edited on a computer.
Cannot rotate: You attempted to rotate an image that was
photographed with another camera, recorded in
a different format, or edited on a computer.
Incompatible
Cannot attach sound memo to the image
Wave format: because the image has some sound file
recorded in an inappropriate format.
Cannot register You attempted to register an image recorded
this image!:
with another camera as a start-up image.
Protected!:
You attempted to erase a protected image.
Too many marks: Too many images have been marked for
printing or for inclusion in a slide show. Cannot
process any more.
You attempted to set the print settings for an
Cannot mark
non-JPEG file.
image:
Exx:
(xx: number) Camera malfunction. Turn the
power off and then back on, then shoot and
replay. A problem exists if the error code
reappears. Note the number and contact our
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 replay mode.
The following messages may appear on the camera’s
LCD monitor when a direct print compatible printer is
printing. Depending on the printer model, some messages
may not display.
No Paper:
Paper cassette is incorrectly inserted or
out of paper.
Or the paper feed isn’t operating correctly.
No Ink:
The ink cartridge has not been inserted or
has run out of ink.
Incompatible paper size: Wrong paper size is loaded in the printer.
Incompatible ink size: Wrong ink cassette size is loaded in the
printer.
Ink Cassette Error: The ink cassette is experiencing a
problem.
Paper and ink do
The paper and ink are from different sets.
not match:
Paper Jam:
The paper jammed during printing.
Paper has been
Paper was changed after the print menu
changed:
was displayed.
Recharge the
The printer’s battery pack is depleted.
printer battery:
Communication Error: The printer is experiencing a data
transmission error.
Readjust trimming: You attempted to print the image with a
different style than the one used when the
trimming settings were set.
Cannot Print!:
You attempted to print an image from
another camera, one recorded in a
different format, or one that has been
edited on a computer.
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Could not print
xx images:
You attempted to use the DPOF print
settings to print xx images that are from
another camera, that have been recorded
in a different format, or that have been
edited on a computer.
The following messages may appear when the camera is
connected to the direct print compatible Bubble Jet Printer.
Check the error number displayed on the control panel of
Bubble Jet Printer and refer to the Bubble Jet Printer Quick
Start Guide.
(The message or error code may not display with some models.)
The printer is printing the data from the
memory card inserted in the computer or
printer. The printer automatically starts
printing the images from the camera after
completing the current printing.
Printer warming up: Printer is warming up. When it is ready, the
printer starts printing automatically.
No print head:
No print head is installed in the printer.
Printer cover open: Close the printer cover securely.
Media type error:
You selected a paper type incompatible
with the printer. Select a compatible paper
type in the Print Style menu.
Paper lever error: Adjust the paper selection lever to the
proper position.
Low ink level:
The ink tank needs to be replaced soon.
Prepare a new ink tank. If you select
[Continue] in the error screen, you can
restart printing.
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Printer in use:
Waste tank full:
Printer error:
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You can restart printing by pressing the
RESUME/CANCEL button on Bubble Jet
Printer. Please request replacement of the
waste tank at your nearest Canon
customer support center listed in the
Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
Turn off the printer, then turn it on again. If
the error persists, please consult your
nearest Canon customer support center
listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
Appendices
Replacing the Date Battery
The camera uses a special Date battery to power its
internal clock. If the LCD monitor displays the Set Date/
Time menu when you turn on the camera, this means that
the Date battery has run down and the clock has stopped
running. Please purchase a replacement battery (battery
type CR1220) and install it as follows. (The date battery
is preinstalled at the factory and may therefore expire
earlier than its rated lifespan after the camera has
been purchased.)
Be particularly careful to keep the date batteries out of
the reach of children. Seek medical assistance
immediately if a child swallows a battery since
corrosive battery fluids could damage the stomach or
intestinal wall.
Appendix
1 Be sure that the camera is turned off.
terminal cover.
2 Open the
3 Pull out the date battery holder.
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the battery out of the holder, as
4 Pull
shown.
Positive terminal (+)
the new date battery into the holder,
5 Insert
with the positive terminal (+) facing up.
the date battery holder back into
6 Replace
its original position, and close the
terminal cover.
the LCD monitor displays the Set
7 When
Date/Time menu, proceed to set the
current date and time (p. 26).
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The LCD monitor also displays the Set Date/Time menu
the very first time you turn on the camera. This is normal,
and does not mean that the date battery is depleted.
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If you should dispose of your camera, first
remove the date battery for recycling
according to the recycling system of your
country.
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Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen
geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg
zijn, moet u ze niet weggoolen
maar inleveren als KCA
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Using the Optional Battery Kits
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK100)
Included are the battery charger and four rechargeable
AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge
batteries as shown below.
Indicator
To a power
outlet
• The indicator blinks while charging, then comes on solid
when charging is finished.
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• This charger can be used only to charge Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries. Please do not attempt to charge any
other type of batteries with this charger.
• Never mix new batteries together with batteries that
have been used in other devices.
• When recharging batteries from the camera, always
recharge all four of them at the same time.
• All batteries you place in the charger should be at
approximately the same charge state, and should have
been purchased at the same time. Don’t mix batteries
with different purchase dates or different charge states.
• Do not attempt to recharge fully charged batteries, as
doing so may reduce or impair battery performance.
Also, do not charge batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
• Do not recharge batteries in enclosed areas that tend to
retain heat.
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• Repeatedly recharging batteries before they become
fully depleted may cause batteries to lose capacity. Do
not recharge the batteries until the LCD monitor displays
the “Change the batteries” message.
• Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth in the
following situations, as the terminals may be soiled with
oil from one’s skin or other dirt:
- If the battery usage time has considerably diminished
- If the number of recordable images has considerably
diminished
- When charging the batteries (insert and remove the
batteries two or three times before charging)
- When charging completes in a matter of a few minutes
(the battery charger indicator remains lit)
• You may not be able to fully charge the batteries due to
their specifications right after purchase or after long
periods of non-use. If this happens, use the batteries
until their charge is depleted before charging them
again. After doing this several times, battery
performance will be restored.
• Since storing a fully charged battery pack for long
periods of time (about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or
affect performance, you are recommended to use the
battery pack in the camera until it is completely discharged and to store it at normal temperature (23° C/73°
F) or less. If you do not use the battery pack for long
periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it fully in the
camera at least once a year before returning it to storage.
• If battery usage time is considerably low despite their
terminals’ being wiped and the battery charger’s
indicator remaining lit, it is possible that the batteries
have reached the end of their lifespan. Switch to
different, unused batteries. If you are purchasing new
batteries, look for Canon’s AA-size NiMH batteries (fourpiece set).
• Leaving batteries in the camera or charger may damage
it causing battery leakage.
Remove batteries from the camera or charger and store
in a dry cool location when not in use.
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• It takes approximately 220 minutes for the charger to
fully recharge the batteries (as determined by testing at
Canon facilities). Please do not charge batteries in
areas where the temperature is outside the range of 0 to
35 °C (32 to 95 °F).
• Charging time varies according to ambient temperature
and to the batteries’ initial charge state.
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Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK600
This optional adapter kit allows you to operate the camera
continuously without worrying about having to stop and
replace the batteries. Use of the kit is recommended
when you are planning long sessions with the camera,
and whenever you connect the camera to a computer.
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1 Connect
power adapter, and then plug the other
end into the power outlet.
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To a power outlet
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Open the
terminal cover, and
2 connect
the adapter’s DC plug into the
camera’s DC IN terminal.
Please unplug the adapter from the power outlet when you
have finished using the camera.
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Please do not attempt to use any AC adapter other than
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 with your camera. Use of a
different adapter may result in damage to the camera or
to the adapter.
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Using the Optional Lenses and Lens Adapter
The camera supports use of the optional Wide Converter
WC-DC52, Tele-converter TC-DC52 and Close-up Lens
250D (52 mm). In order to attach any of these lenses, you
also need to use the optional Conversion Lens Adapter
LA-DC52C.
• When attaching the wide converter, tele-converter
or close-up lens, be sure to screw it on securely. If
they come loose they may fall from the lens
adapter, posing risk of injury from shattered glass.
• Never look into the sun or into strong light through
the wide converter, tele-converter or the close-up
lens, as this can result in blindness or impairment
of vision.
Wide Converter WC-DC52
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Use this converter for taking wide-angle shots. The wide
converter changes the focal length of the camera body’s
lens by a factor of 0.7 (The thread diameter is 52 mm.).
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Tele-converter TC-DC52
This 52 mm-threaded diameter magnifying conversion
lens is for taking telephoto shots. The lens changes the
focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of 2.4x.
Close-Up Lens 250D (52 mm)
This lens makes it easy to take macro shots. With the
camera set to Macro mode, you can use this option to
shoot subjects that are 4 to 25 cm (1.6 to 9.8 in.) at wide
angle end and 13 to 25 cm (5.1 to 9.8 in.) at telephoto
end from the lens tip.
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• It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the
wide converter or tele-converter.
• If you use the flash when shooting with the wide
converter, the outer area of the recorded image (and
especially the lower right corner) will come out relatively
dark.
• The wide converter blocks part of the view through the
viewfinder.
• When using the wide converter, please set the camera
to wide angle end.
• When using the tele-converter, please set the focal
length to telephoto end. At other zoom settings, the
image will appear as if its corners have been cut off.
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Shooting Ranges in Macro Mode
At maximum
wide angle
Field Coverage
48
(1.9
82
(3.2
55
(2.2
230
(9.1
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
×
36 mm
1.4 in.)
61 mm
2.4 in.)
41 mm
1.7 in.)
173 mm
6.8 in.)
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At maximum
telephoto
Distance between
Lens tip and Subject
13 cm
(5.1 in.)
25 cm
(9.8 in.)
4 cm
(1.6 in.)
25 cm
(9.8 in.)
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Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C (52 mm)
This optional adapter is required for attaching the wide
converter, tele-converter and close-up lens (all optional).
Attaching a Lens
1 Be sure that the camera is turned off.
the ring release button and hold it
2 Press
down, and turn the ring in the direction of
the arrow.
1
2
Ring
Ring Release Button
the ¡ marks on the ring and the
3 When
camera are aligned, lift off the ring.
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the ¡ marks on the Conversion
4 Align
Lens Adapter and the camera, and turn the
adapter in the direction of the arrows as
far as the C mark on the camera.
➔
the lens on the adapter, and attach it
5 Set
securely by turning it in the indicated
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direction.
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• Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion
lenses with a lens blower brush before use. The camera
may focus on any dirt that remains.
• Exercise due caution when handling the lenses since it
is easy to dirty them with finger prints.
• Be careful not to drop the camera or adapter when
removing the ring.
• When shooting with these attachments, please use the
LCD monitor to compose your shots. The attachments
block part of the view through the viewfinder, and the
area shown in the viewfinder does not match the area of
the shot that is actually recorded.
mode when using
• You should not shoot images in
these attachments. Although it is possible to select this
mode at the camera, the PhotoStitch software will not
be able to stitch the images together at the computer.
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Camera Care and Maintenance
Use the following procedures to clean the camera body,
lens, viewfinder, LCD monitor and other parts.
Appendix
Camera Body Wipe 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 separate Canon Customer Support
leaflet.
Viewfinder,
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt.
LCD monitor If necessary, gently wipe the viewfinder and LCD
monitor with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens
wiper to remove stubborn dirt.
• Never rub or press forcefully on the LCD
monitor. These actions may damage it or lead
to other problems.
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clean the camera, as these may cause damage or
deformation.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Camera will
not operate
Cause
Solution
Power is not turned on
Press the ON/OFF
button for a few
moments.
Confirm that the CF
card slot cover or
battery cover is
securely closed.
Reload the batteries in
the correct direction.
• Replace with unused
alkaline or fully
recharged batteries
(four AA-size
batteries.)
• Use an AC adapter.
Use only unused AAsize alkaline batteries
or Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries. (For
information about
alkaline batteries, see
Proper Battery
Handling (p. 21))
Wipe the terminals with
a clean, dry cloth.
CF card slot cover or
battery cover opened
Batteries are loaded in
the wrong direction.
Insufficient battery
voltage
Batteries are not the
right type.
Camera will
not record
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Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals
The mode switch is set Switch the camera to
(Replay).
to
Shooting mode.
Cause
Flash is charging
CF card full
CF card not formatted
correctly
Lens will not
retract
CF card slot cover or
battery cover opened
with camera on
CF card slot cover or
battery cover opened
while camera was
recording to CF card
(warning signal)
Solution
Wait until the orange
indicator stops blinking
and lights steadily,
signaling that the flash
is charged, then press
the shutter button.
• Insert a new CF card.
• If required, download
the images to a
computer and erase
them from the CF
card to make space.
• Format CF card.
See Formatting a CF
card (p. 134).
• If reformatting doesn't
work, the CF card
logic circuits may be
damaged. Contact
the nearest Canon
Customer Support
Help Desk.
Close the CF card slot
cover or battery cover,
then turn off the
camera.
Close the covers, and
then use the ON/OFF
button to turn the
power off correctly.
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Appendix
Problem
Camera will
not record
Problem
Battery pack
consumed
quickly
Cause
Solution
Use only unused AAsize alkaline batteries
or Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries. (For
information about
alkaline batteries, see
Proper Battery
Handling (p. 21))
The batteries are cold. Battery performance
deteriorates at low
temperatures. If
shooting in a cold area,
keep the batteries
warm (by placing them
in an inner pocket, etc.)
until ready to use them.
Wipe them well with a
Battery terminals are
dry cloth before use.
dirty.
The batteries have not If batteries are
rechargeable:
been used for over a
Performance should
year.
return to normal after
several charging cycles.
Discard all 4 batteries
If rechargeable
batteries: The batteries and replace with new
ones.
have lost their
effectiveness.
Put batteries back into
Batteries were placed
If using
the charger in the
rechargeable in the charger in the
batteries:
correct direction.
wrong direction.
Batteries do
not charge.
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Batteries are not the
right type.
Cause
Battery terminals are
dirty.
Battery life exceeded.
Shots are
blurry or
unfocused.
The camera was
moving when you took
the shot.
Autofocus function
hampered by
obstruction to AFassist beam.
The AF-assist beam
has been set to [Off]
through the menu.
Solution
• Be sure to set
batteries firmly into
the charger.
• Be sure that the
power cord is firmly
connected to the
charger, and is firmly
plugged in to the
power outlet.
Wipe them well with a
dry cloth before
charging.
Replace all 4 batteries
with new ones.
Hold the camera
steady when shooting.
Be careful not to block
the AF-assist beam
with your finger or
other items.
Set the AF-assist beam
to [On].
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Problem
If using
Poor electrical contact.
rechargeable
batteries:
Batteries do
not charge.
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Problem
Cause
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The subject was
outside the range over
which the camera can
focus.
Solution
• Ensure that there is
at least 46 cm (1.5 ft.)
between the camera
lens and subject.
• Use the macro mode
to shoot close-ups
between 5 to 46 cm
(2.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) from
the lens when set to
wide angle and
between 26 to 46 cm
(10 in. to 1.5 ft.) when
set to telephoto.
Subject is hard to focus Use the focus lock or
the manual focus to
on.
shoot the image.
See Shooting Problem
Subjects for the
Autofocus (p. 113)
The subject Insufficient light for
Set the flash on.
comes out
shooting.
underexposed The subject is darker
Set exposure
(too dark).
than the surroundings. compensation to a
positive value or use
spot AE point light
metering.
The subject is beyond When flash is used, the
the range of the flash. distance between lens
and subject should not
exceed 4.2 m (14 ft.) at
wide angle end or 2.5
m (8.2 ft.) at telephoto
end setting.
Shots are
blurry or
unfocused.
Cause
A red bar of
light appears
on the upper
part of the
LCD monitor
The subject is
brighter than the
surroundings.
Light is shining or
reflecting into the
camera.
The flash mode is set
so that the flash
always fires.
Subject is too bright
Solution
When flash is used, the
distance between lens
and subject should be
no less than 26 cm (10
in.).
Set exposure
compensation to a
negative value.
Adjust the camera
angle.
Set the flash to any
other mode except On.
This is a normal
occurrence in devices
containing CCDs and
does not constitute a
malfunction. (This red
bar of light will not be
recorded when
shooting still photos,
but it will be recorded
when shooting
movies.)
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Problem
The subject The subject is too
comes out
close to the flash.
overexposed
(too bright).
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Problem
Cause
Solution
White dots or
white
asterisks
appear on the
image
Light from the flash has
reflected off dust
particles or insects in
the air. This occurs
more frequently in the
following conditions:
- When shooting at the
wide-angle end.
- When shooting with a
high aperture value in
the aperture-priority
AE mode.
The flash mode is set
to Off.
Incorrect video system
setting.
This is a phenomenon
that occurs with digital
cameras and does not
constitute a
malfunction.
The flash
doesn’t fire.
Image not
showing on
TV.
Zoom does
not operate.
Reading
images from
CF card is
slow
Recording
images to CF
card takes a
long time
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Set the flash to any
other mode except Off.
Set the video system to
the appropriate setting,
NTSC or PAL, for your
TV.
Turn the mode dial to
The mode dial is
(stitch
any mode other than
turned to
.
assist).
Zoom button was
Operate the zoom
pressed while shooting before shooting in
in movie mode.
movie mode.
CF card was formatted Use a CF card
formatted in your
in another device
camera. See
Formatting a CF Card
(p. 134)
Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.
PowerShot A70 / PowerShot A60
Camera
A70 : Approx. 3.2 million
effective pixels
A60 : Approx. 2 million
Lens
Digital Zoom
A70 : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3
million)
A60 : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 2.1
million)
: 5.4 (W) – 16.2 (T) mm
(35 mm film equivalent: 35 – 105 mm), F 2.8 (W) – 4.8 (T)
A70 : Maximum approx. 3.2× (Maximum approx. 9.6× with
optical zoom)
A60 : Maximum 2.5× (Maximum 7.5× with optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
Autofocus
Focusing Range
: Real-image zoom viewfinder
: 1.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT
color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels, picture
coverage=100%
: TTL Autofocus
5-point AiAF/1-point AF
1-point AF: center
: Normal : 46 cm (1.5 ft.) – ∞
Macro : 5 – 46 cm (2.0 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W)/
26 – 46 cm (10 in. – 1.5 ft.) (T)
Shutter
Shutter Speed
: Mechanical + electronic
: 15 – 1/2000 sec.
• 15 – 1.3 sec. in Shutter-priority AE mode or
manual mode only
• Noise reduction processing on speeds slower
than 1.3 sec.
Light Metering
Method
: Evaluative metering (linked to focusing point) /
Center-weighted average metering / Spot metering
: Program AE or Manual exposure
Exposure Control
Exposure
Compensation
: +/– 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
(W): wide angle
(T): telephoto
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Image
Sensor
Sensitivity
White Balance
Flash
Flash Range
: AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
: TTL auto/preset (daylight, cloudy, tungsten,
fluorescent, fluorescent H) or Custom white balance
: Auto, On, Off
Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Redeye reduction On/Flash Off
Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off
: Normal Mode: 46 cm – 4.2 m (1.5 – 14 ft.) (W),
46 cm – 2.5 m (1.5 – 8.2 ft.) (T)
Macro Mode: 26 – 46cm (10 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W/T)
Shooting Modes
: Auto
Creative zone: Program, Shutter Speed Priority,
Aperture Priority and Manual
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast
Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist and Movie
Continuous Shooting : PowerShot A70: Approx. 2.2 images/sec.
PowerShot A60: Approx. 2.6 images/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
Self-Timer
PC Connected
Shooting
Recording Media
: Shoots after approx. 2 sec. or approx.10 sec.
: Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software
program “RemoteCapture” is included in the camera
kit.)
: CompactFlash card (Type I)
File Format
: Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF compliant
Image
Still images : JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1
Recording
Movies : AVI (Image data : Motion JPEG,
Format
Audio data:WAVE [monaural])
Compression
:
Number of Still images :
Recording
Pixels
(A70)
Movies*2 :
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Superfine/fine/normal
Large:
2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 1: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Medium 2: 1024 x 768 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
640 x 480 pixels (Approx. 30 sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
(A60)
Still images : Large:
1600 x 1200 pixels
Medium: 1024 x 768 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Movies*2 : 320 x 240 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
Replay Modes
: Single image replay/index replay (9 thumbnails)/
zoomed view (LCD monitor zooms images up to
maximum of approx. 10×)/ auto play / sound memos
(up to 60 sec.) / Image output to Card Photo Printer
CP-100/CP-10 and Bubble Jet Printer with the
direct print function
Display languages : English, Deutsch, Français, Nederlands, Dansk,
Suomi, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Español, Chinese
or Japanese (depending on the region)
My Camera Settings : The Start-up image, Start-up Sound, Shutter
(customizing)
Sound, Operation Sound and Selftimer Sound can
be customized using the following methods.
1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the
camera.
2. Using downloaded data from your computer
using the supplied software.
Interface
: Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B), Audio/Video
Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source
: Four AA alkaline batteries (included)
Four AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (optional)
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (optional)
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating
Temperatures
Operating Humidity : 10 – 90 %
Weight
: 101.0 × 64.0 × 31.5 mm (4.0 × 2.5 × 1.2 in.)
(excluding protrusions)
: Approx. 215 g (7.6 oz.)
(excluding batteries and CF card)
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Dimensions
(w × h × d)
*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.
*2 This is the maximum recording time per movie clip for the optional
Canon FC-256MH CF card (not sold in some regions).
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Battery Performance
Number of Shots
LCD Monitor ON LCD Monitor OFF
AA Alkaline
Batteries
(included with
the camera)
AA NiMH
Battery NB-1AH
Replay
Time
Approx.
250 shots
Approx.
800 shots
Approx.
280 min.
Approx.
350 shots
Approx.
1000 shots
Approx.
280 min.
* The data above reflects standard Canon testing conditions. The
actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and
settings.
<Test Conditions>
Shooting:
Normal temperature (23° C, 73° F), alternating wide
angle end and telephoto end shots at 20-second
intervals with flash fired once every four shots and
camera power turned off and on every eighth shot.
Replaying: Normal temperature (23° C, 73° F), continuous
playback at one image per 3 seconds.
See pages 21 and 193 for battery handling information.
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CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images)
PowerShot A70
L
M1
M2
S
Movie
(in seconds)
FC-16M
8
16
32
14
26
52
25
46
84
58
94
165
14
44
118
FC-32M
18
33
67
30
54
108
53
94
174
120
196
337
30
91
242
FC-64M FC-128M FC-256MH
38
76
154
68
137
276
136
274
548
61
122
246
109
219
440
217
435
868
107
215
431
189
379
762
349
700
1390
241
482
962
393
788
1563
676
1355
2720
61
124
249
183
368
735
486
973
1954
FC-32M
30
54
108
53
94
174
120
196
337
91
242
FC-64M FC-128M FC-256MH
61
122
246
109
219
440
217
435
868
107
215
431
189
379
762
349
700
1390
241
482
962
393
788
1563
676
1355
2720
183
368
735
486
973
1954
L
M
S
Movie
(in seconds)
FC-16M
14
26
52
25
46
84
58
94
165
44
118
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• The following are the approximate maximum recording times for
movie clips: : approx. 30 seconds* (PowerShot A70 only), ,
: approx. 3 minutes. Shown are the maximum continuous
recording times.
* When used with the FC-256MH CF card (sold separately)
•
(Superfine), (Fine) and (Normal) indicate the relative
compression ratio.
• L (Large), M1 (Medium), M2 (Medium),S (Small) and ,
indicate the following resolutions.
and
• The FC-256MH CF card is not sold in some regions.
L (Large)
PowerShot A70
PowerShot A60
2048 × 1536 pixels 1600 × 1200 pixels
M1 (Medium 1) 1600 × 1200 pixels
–
M2 (Medium 2) 1024 × 768 pixels 1024 × 768 pixels
S (Small)
640 × 480 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
640 × 480 pixels
–
320 × 240 pixels
160 × 120 pixels
320 × 240 pixels
160 × 120 pixels
Approximate Image File Size (Estimated)
PowerShot A70
L (2048 ×1536)
M1 (1600 ×1200)
1602KB
1002KB
893KB
558KB
445KB
278KB
M2 (1024 × 768)
S ( 640 × 480)
570KB
249KB
320KB
150KB
170KB
84KB
PowerShot A60
(1600 ×1200)
1002KB
558KB
278KB
M (1024 × 768)
S ( 640 × 480)
570KB
249KB
320KB
150KB
170KB
84KB
L
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NiMH Battery NB-1AH
Supplied with the optional NiMH Battery NB4-100 set and the Battery/
Charger Kit CBK100.
Type
Nominal Voltage
Typical Capacity
Cycle Life
Operating
Temperature
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery
1.2 V DC
1600 mAh (Lowest : 1550mAh)
Approx. 300 times
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.6 in.)
Length: 50 mm (2 in.)
Approx. 27 g (0.95 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-3AH
Supplied with the optional Battery and Charger Kit CBK100.
Rated Input
Rated Output
Charging Time
Operating
Temperature
Dimensions
Weight (body)
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 8 W
1.6 V DC/2 A
Approx. 220 minutes*
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
113 × 74 × 27.5 mm
(4.4 × 2.9 × 1.1 in.)
Approx. 100 g (3.5 oz.)
* To charge four NB-1AH NiMH Batteries
Appendix
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500
Supplied with the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK600.
Rated Input
Rated Output
Operating
Temperature
Dimensions
Weight (body)
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 0.17 A
4.3 V DC/1.5 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
42.5 × 104.4 × 31.4 mm
(1.7 × 4.1 × 1.3 in.)
Approx. 180 g (6.4 oz.)
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CompactFlash™ Card
Card Slot Type
Dimensions
Weight
Type I
36.4 × 42.8 × 3.3 mm
(1.4 × 1.7 × 0.1 in.)
Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
Wide Converter WC-DC52 (optional)
Magnification
Focusing Range
(from tip of lens)
Thread Diameter
Dimensions
Weight
Approx. 0.7× (35 mm film equivalent at wide
angle end: approx. 24.5 mm)
Approx. 60 mm (2.4 in.) – ∞
(when mounted on PowerShot A70 or A60, at
wide angle end)
52 mm standard filter thread
(Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C is
required for mounting to PowerShot A70 or
A60)
Diameter: 58 mm (2.3 in.)
Length: 30.5 mm (1.2 in.)
Approx. 74 g (2.6 oz.)
Tele-converter TC-DC52 (optional)
Magnification
Focusing Range
(from tip of lens)
Thread Diameter
Dimensions
Weight
218
Approx. 2.4× (35 mm film equivalent at
telephoto end: approx. 252 mm)
Approx. 200 mm (Approx. 7.9 in.) – ∞
(when mounted on PowerShot A70 or A60, at
wide angle end)
52 mm standard filter thread
(Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C is
required for mounting to PowerShot A70 or
A60)
Diameter: 67 mm (2.6 in.)
Length: 57 mm (2.2 in.)
Approx. 74 g (2.6 oz.)
Close-Up Lens 250D 52mm (optional)
Focal Length
Focusing Range
(from tip of lens)
Thread Diameter
Dimensions
Weight
250 mm
40 – 250 mm (1.6 – 9.8 in.) (W)/130 – 250
mm (5.1 – 9.8 in.) (T) (when mounted on
PowerShot A70 or A60)
52 mm standard filter thread
(Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C is
required for mounting to PowerShot A70 or
A60)
Diameter: 54 mm (2.1 in. )
Length: 10.2 mm (0.4 in.)
Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz.)
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C (optional)
52 mm standard filter thread
Diameter: 55.6 mm (2.19 in.)
Length: 28.7 mm (1.13 in.)
Approx. 11 g (0.39 oz.)
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Thread Diameter
Dimensions
(from tip of lens)
Weight (body)
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Index
A
AC Adapter Kit 195
AF Frame
Auto Selection 98
Manual Selection 98
Aperture-Priority AE (
) 94
Aperture Value 89, 91, 94, 96
Auto Mode (
) 60
Auto Play 130
A/V Out Terminal 165
B
Batteries
Battery Cover
17
Change
20
Handling Precautions 21
Installing 20
Low Status 23
Performance 214
Rechargeable Batteries
193
Status
23
Beep 178, 179, 183
Black and White Mode 110
C
Care 203
CF Card
24
CF Card Reader
171
Downloading Images
167
Formatting 134
Handling 25
Installing 24
Recording Capacity 215
Slot Cover
17
Cleaning 203
CompactFlash™ Card 24, 25,
131, 215
Components 16
Compression 64, 215
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Continuous Shooting (
Creative Zone 19
)
87
D
Date/Time 26, 178
Default Settings
48 - 50
Digital Terminal 16, 141, 165
Digital Zoom 42, 85, 175
Display Modes 33 - 37
Detailed 33, 34
Simple 33, 34
DPOF
Print Settings 154, 158
Transfer Order 163
E
Erasing
All Images 133
Displayed Images 15
Single Images 132
Exposure
Aperture-Priority AE (
) 94
Compensation 101
Shutter Speed-Priority AE (
) 91
White Balance 103
Exposure Compensation 101
F
Fast Shutter 73
File No. Reset 116
File Numbers 116
Flash 67
Focal Length 42
Focus
Lock 113
Manual 115
Format 134
H
Household Power Source
193
J
Messages 186
Microphone
16
Movie ( )
Shooting 79
Replaying 122
Editing 124
My Camera
Menu 181
Settings 52
Registering 55
L
Night Scene Mode ( )
I
Image Zone 19
Index Replay 120
Indicators 18
Information View 33 - 37
Interface
Cables 17, 141, 165
ISO Speed 110
Jump
121
N
Landscape Mode ( ) 71
Language 28, 180
LCD Monitor 33 - 37
Lens
16
Close-up Lens
198
Conversion Lens Adapter
Tele-converter
198
Wide Converter
197
Light Metering
Center-Weighted Averaging
Evaluative 99
Spot AE Point 99
M
Macro Mode ( ) 81
Magnifying Images 119
Manual
Exposure ( ) 96
Focus ( ) 115
Shooting Mode 96
Menu
FUNC. 172
List of Options 172
Rec 174
Replay 176
Selecting
43
Set up 178 - 181
72
O
Operation Sound
52 - 54, 182
P
200
99
Photo Effect 108
Play 118
Portrait Mode ( ) 70
Program AE ( ) 89
Protect 131, 176
Printing 136, 144, 160
Settings 146, 154
Selecting Images 146
Print Style 146
Resetting 158
Power On/Off 30 - 31
Power Saving 31, 178
Power Source
30
AC Adapter
193
Rechargeable Batteries
193
R
Recordable Images
215
Recordable Movie Time
216
Red-Eye Reduction
68
Replaying
Auto Play
130
221
Index Replay 120
Jumping 121
LCD Monitor 33
Magnifying Images 119
Movies 122
Rotating 127
Single Image Replay 118
Resolution 64
Resetting the settings to default 184
Ring Release Button
16, 200
Rotate 127
S
Self-Timer 83
Sound 52 - 54, 179, 182
Shooting 32, 60
Checking Images 62
Switching from Replaying Mode 32
TV Set 165
Shooting Mode 224
Dial 19
Functions Available 224
Shutter
Sound 52 - 54, 179, 183
Shutter Speed Priority AE ( ) 91
Speed 89, 91, 94, 96
Volume 179
Shutter Button 40
Pressing Halfway 40
Pressing Fully 40
Single Image Replay 118
Slow Shutter 74
Sound Memos 128
Speaker 16
Specifications 211 - 219
Spot Light Metering 99
Start-up
Image 30, 52 - 54, 182
Sound 30, 52 - 54, 182
Stitch Assist Mode (
) 75
222
Framing Subjects
Shooting 76
Strap 17
75
T
Telephoto 42
Transfer Order
Reset 163
Selecting Images 163
Troubleshooting 204 - 210
V
Video System 165, 181
Viewfinder
LCD Monitor 17, 33
Optical 17, 38
Volume
Replay 179
Shooting 179
W
WAVE Files 36, 37, 128
White Balance 103
Wide Angle 42
Z
Zoom
42, 85, 119
FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1043 and PC1044)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B
digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cables with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this
equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subject B of Part 15 on the FCC
rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified
in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required
to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE
CANADIAN INTERFERENCE CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.
Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE DE LA CLASSE B RESPECTE TOUTES LES
EXIGENCES DU REGLEMENT SUR LE MATERIEL BROUILLEUR DU CANADA.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
This chart shows the functions available in each shooting
mode
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Medium 1 (1)
M1
Resolution
Medium 2 (1)
M2
Medium (2)
M
Small
S
Movie (1)
Resolution
Movie
Movie
Superfine
Compression Fine
Normal
Auto
Flash
On
Off
Red-Eye Reduction
Flash Output
AF-assist Beam
Single Shot
Continuous Mode
Drive Mode
Self-timer (10 sec.)
Self-timer (2 sec.)
AF Frame
Manual Focus
Macro Mode
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Digital Zoom
On
Off
Exposure Compensation
Evaluative Metering
Light Metering
Center-Weighted Averaging
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* : Default, ● : Available, ▲ : Available, but cannot be changed after
taking the first shot, – : Not available
: Setting is retained even after power off.
The default for the settings changed by the menu and button operations
can be restored all at once except for [Date/Time], [Language] and
[Video System] (p. 184)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
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Available only with PowerShot A70.
Available only with PowerShot A60.
The photo effect [Sepia] and [B/W] cannot be selected.
The white balance is set to [AUTO].
The ISO speed is automatically set by the camera.
ISO [AUTO] cannot be selected.