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DIGITAL CAMERA
Camera User Guide
© 2004 CANON INC.
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Camera User Guide
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z Please read the Read This First section (p. 4).
z Please also see the Software Starter Guide and the Direct Print User Guide.
Disclaimer
z 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.
z Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of
the hardware and software described herein at any time
without prior notice.
z 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.
z Canon 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.
Copyright © 2004 Canon Inc. All rights reserved
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Trademark Acknowledgements
z Canon and PowerShot are trademarks of Canon Inc.
z CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
z iBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
z Macintosh, PowerBook, Power Macintosh and
QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.,
registered in the United States and other countries.
z Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
z Other names and products not mentioned above may be
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective
companies.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is
recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance
when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall
not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of
non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or
explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although
you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
About this Camera User Guide
Flowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Shooting with the Camera
Software Starter Guide
Installing the Software
This Guide
Symbols Used
Icons under title bars show the operations mode.
As in the example below, the mode dial should be
set to
, ,
, ,
,
,
, ,
,
,
or .
Using the Flash
Shooting Mode Dial
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
This Guide
Software Starter Guide
Downloading Images to a Computer
This mark denotes issues that may affect the
camera's operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that
complement the basic operating procedures.
Direct Print User Guide
Printer User Guide
Using the Printer and Printing
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Table of Contents
Items marked with  are lists or charts that
summarize camera functions or procedures.
Read This First
Chapter 1. Preparing the Camera
Components Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing the Battery Pack/CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Formatting a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Turning the Power On/Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setting the Date/Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Setting the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Using the LCD Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chapter 2. Shooting-The Basics

Auto Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting . . . . . . . 33
Changing the Resolution and Compression . . . . . . 35
Using the Flash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Chapter 3. Playback-The Basics
Displaying Images Individually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) . 44
JUMP Jumping Between Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Chapter 4. Erasing
Erasing Images Individually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Chapter 5. Useful Shooting Functions
Using the Shooting Mode Dial (Image Zone) . . . . . 48
Portrait
Landscape
Night Scene
Fast Shutter
Slow Shutter
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . 50
Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Changing the File Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Movie Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Viewing/Editing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chapter 6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
Selecting Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Resetting the Settings to Default . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Using the Mode Dial (Creative Zone) . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Program AE
Setting the Shutter Speed
Setting the Aperture
Manually Setting the Shutter
Selecting an AF Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Switching between Light Metering Modes . . . . 78
Adjusting the Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Changing the ISO Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Changing the Photo Effect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) . . . . . . . . 86
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) . . . . . . . . . . 87
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) . . . . . . . . 89
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) . . . 90
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings . . . 91
Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires . . . 93
Shooting Images at Set Intervals (Intervalometer) 94
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus . . . . 96
Saving Custom Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Chapter 7. Playback-Advanced Functions
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching Sound Memos to Images. . . . . . . . .
Automated Playback (Slide Show) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
102
103
104
108
Chapter 9. Additional Features
Downloading Images to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . 117
Computer System Requirements . . . . . . . . . 118
Viewing Images on a TV Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
About Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) . . . . . . . . . . 129
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) .134
Appendix
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Wireless Controller (Sold Separately) .
Using Conversion Lenses (Sold Separately). . . .
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) . . . . . . .
Using a Car Battery Charger (Sold Separately) .
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photo Tips and Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode. . . .
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174
Chapter 8. Camera Settings
Setting the Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Auto Rotate Function. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the File Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) .
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112
113
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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, 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 readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended
for personal use and should never be used in a
manner that infringes upon or contravenes
international or domestic copyright laws and
regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases
the copying of images from performances,
exhibitions, or commercial properties by means of a
camera or other device may contravene copyright or
other legal rights even if the image was shot for
personal use.
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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.
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 highprecision 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. 69).
Language Setting
Please see page 26 to change the language setting.
Charging the Date/Time Battery
z The camera has a built-in rechargeable lithium
battery that maintains the date, time and other
camera settings. This battery recharges when the
main battery pack is inserted into the camera.
When you first purchase the camera, place a
charged battery pack in it or use the AC adapter kit
(sold separately) for at least 4 hours to charge the
date/time battery. It will charge even when the
camera power is turned off.
z If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera
power is turned on, it means that the date/time
battery charge is depleted. Recharge it as
described above.
Safety Precautions
z Before using the camera, please ensure that you
read and understand the safety precautions
described below. Always ensure that the camera is
operated correctly.
z 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.
z In the next few pages, the term "equipment" refers
primarily to the camera, its battery, separately sold
battery charger and separately sold compact
power adapter.
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Warnings
zDo not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense
light sources which could damage your eyesight.
zDo 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.
zStore this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Accidental damage to the camera or battery by a child could result
in serious injury. In addition, placement of the strap around a child’s
neck could result in asphyxiation.
zDo 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.
zTo 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 highvoltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult
your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support
Help Desk.
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zStop 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
battery 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.
zStop operating the equipment immediately 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 battery or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please
consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer
Support Help Desk.
zDo 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 battery or unplug the power cord from the
power outlet. Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or
electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the
closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
zDo 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.
zRemove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe
away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of
the power outlet and the surrounding area. In dusty, humid or
greasy environments, the dust that collects around the plug over
long periods of time may become saturated with humidity and
short-circuit, leading to fire.
zDo not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit,
which may lead to fire or electrical shock.
zDo 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.
zAvoid dropping or subjecting the Battery to severe impacts
that could damage the casings. It could lead to leakage and
injury.
zDo not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic objects,
such as key holders. It could lead to overheating, burns and other
injuries.
zBefore 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 explosion. Discard the Battery in
specialized waste facilities if available in you area.
zPlease use the designated battery pack and battery charger.
Use of another charger may cause the battery to rupture or leak,
posing a risk of fire, injury, and damage to the surroundings.
zUse only the recommended power accessories. Use of power
sources not expressly recommended for this equipment may lead
to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or
other hazards.
zDisconnect 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.
zDo not place the Battery near a heat source or expose them to
direct flame or heat. Neither should you immerse them in water.
Such exposure may damage the Battery and lead to the leakage of
corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury.
zThe camera terminal of the separately sold compact power
adapter is designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not
use it with other products or battery. There is a risk of fire and other
hazards.
zDo not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
Battery. 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.
zExercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold
tele-converter and conversion lens adapter. If they loosen, fall off
and shatter, the glass shards may cause an injury.
Caution about magnetic fields
Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit
cards) away from the speaker of the camera (p. 12). Such items
may lose data or stop working.
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CAUTIONS
zAvoid 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 battery to leak, overheat or explode,
resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also
cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that there is good
ventilation when using the battery charger to charge the battery.
zDo not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in
such areas could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage.
zBe 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.
zBe careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing
when shooting. The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or
noise. In addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after taking
several pictures in rapid succession. Either action could result in
burns.
zDo not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to
its lens. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
zEnsure that the battery charger or compact power adapter is
plugged into a power outlet of the specified rating, not over
the specified rating. The plug of the battery charger or compact
power adapter varies according to region.
zDo not use the battery charger or compact power adapter if
the power cord is damaged or if the plug is not fully inserted
into the power outlet.
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zDo not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
zIf 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.
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, battery or compact
power adapter from the camera and wait until the
moisture evaporates completely before resuming
use.
Extended Storage
When not using the camera for extended periods of
time, remove the battery from the camera or battery
charger and store the equipment in a safe place.
Storing the camera for extended periods with the
battery installed will run down the battery.
The date, time and other camera settings may reset
to default settings if the battery pack has been
removed for more than three weeks.
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1. Preparing the Camera
Components Guide
Optical Viewfinder Window
Attaching the Wrist Strap*
Lens Cover
Self-timer Lamp p. 53
AF-assist Beam p. 32
Red-eye Reduction Lamp p. 39
Flash p. 38
Wrist Strap Mount
Microphone
DC Coupler Cable Cover
p. 149
Lens
CF Card Slot /
Battery Cover p. 15
* Avoid waving the camera about or catching
it on other items when suspending it from
the strap.
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1. Preparing the Camera
Tripod Socket
Remote Sensor
The following cables are used to connect the camera to a
computer or printer.
Computer: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with
the camera)
Direct Print Compatible Printers (Sold Separately):
zCP Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied
with the camera) or the Direct Interface Cable DIF100 (supplied with the printer).
zBubble Jet Printers
• Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Printers: Please refer
to your Bubble Jet printer user guide.
• PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC400PCU (supplied with the camera)
zPictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface
Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
The following operations are accessible through
one easy press of the
(Print/Share) button
(p. 12).
z Printing: See the Direct Print User Guide
(separate from this guide)
z Downloading images (Windows only): See
p. 117 of this guide and the Software Starter
Guide (separate from this guide)
The indicator blinks or lights during a printer or
computer connection.
Blue: Ready to print / Ready to transfer images
Blinking blue:Printing / Transferring
(Depending on the direct transfer method, the
indicator may not blink (p. 122).)
Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User
Guide supplied with the camera for direct print
compatible printer information.
1. Preparing the Camera
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Controls
Viewfinder p. 32
FUNC. (Function) Button p. 63
(Flash)/ (Index) Button
p. 38, 44
MF (Manual Focus)/
(Single Image
Erase) Button
p. 46, 98
(Macro)/JUMP
Button p. 45, 52
Speaker
A/V OUT
(Audio/Video Out)
Terminal p. 125
Shutter Button p. 31
Zoom Button
Shooting:
(Wide Angle)/
(Telephoto) p. 30, 54
Playback:
(Zoom out)/
(Zoom in) p. 43, 44
(Playback) Button
p. 22
(Print/Share)
Button p. 122
Omni Selector
S(Up) T(Down)
W(Left) X(Right)
Terminal Cover
SET/ (AF Frame
Selector) Button p. 76
MENU Button p. 64
DISPLAY Button p. 27
DIGITAL
Terminal p. 120
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LCD Monitor p. 27
(Light Metering) /
(Microphone) Button p. 78, 103
1. Preparing the Camera
The LCD monitor is covered with a thin plastic film
for protection against scratches during shipment.
Remove it before using the camera.
Creative Zone
Image Zone
Shooting Mode Dial
Use the mode dial to switch between
the Shooting modes.
z
: Auto p. 30
The camera automatically selects
settings.
z Image Zone p. 48
The camera automatically selects
settings according to the image
composition type.
: Portrait
: Landscape
: Night Scene
: Fast Shutter
: Slow Shutter
: Stitch Assist p. 50
: Movie p. 58
z Creative Zone p. 72
The user selects exposure, aperture
or other settings to achieve special
effects.
: Program AE
: Shutter Speed-priority AE
: Aperture-priority AE
: Manual Exposure
: Custom
The indicator lights or blinks when the shutter button is pressed or the following operations are underway.
z Power/Mode Indicator
Orange: Shooting mode
Green: Playback mode/Printer connection
Yellow: Computer connection
z Upper Indicator
Green: Ready to record
Blinking Green:Recording to CF card / Reading
CF card / Erasing from CF card /
Transmitting data (during a
computer connection)
Orange: Ready to record (flash on)
Blinking Orange:Ready to record (camera shake
warning)
z Lower Indicator
Yellow: Macro mode / Manual focus mode
Blinking Yellow:Focusing difficulty (although you
can press the shutter button, try
adjusting the focus manually,
p. 96)
1. Preparing the Camera
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Installing the Battery Pack/CF Card
Install the supplied Battery Pack NB-2LH and
CF card in the camera to get ready for
shooting.
When your camera is first used or the "Change
the battery pack" message is displayed, charge
the battery pack.
zWhen the upper indicator blinks green, the
camera is writing, reading, erasing or
transmitting an image to or from the card. Do
not perform the following or image data may
be lost or corrupted:
- Do not shake the camera.
- Do not turn off the power or open the CF card
slot / battery cover.
zTo protect the battery pack and prevent a
deterioration of its performance, do not
continuously charge it for more than 24 hours.
Š The use of the separately sold AC Adapter Kit
ACK700 is recommended to power the camera
during long usage sessions.
Š See Battery Performance (p. 156).
Š The Battery Pack NB-2L may also be used.
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1. Preparing the Camera
b
a
Charge
Indicator
CB-2LT
Charge
Indicator
CB-2LTE
aAlign the edge of the battery pack
with the line on the battery charger,
then slide the battery in the direction
of the arrow.
b(For CB-2LT)*
Plug the battery charger into a power
outlet.
(For CB-2LTE)*
Attach the power cord to the
battery charger and plug it into a
power outlet.
* Battery charger model names and types vary by
region.
(For CB-2LT and CB-2LTE)
z The charge indicator will light red while the
battery pack is charging. It will change to a
steady green when the charge is complete.
z After charging, promptly unplug the battery
charger and remove the battery.
b
Battery Lock
a
aBe sure that the camera power is off
(p. 21). Slide the CF card slot / battery
cover in the direction of the arrow
and open the cover.
bHold back the battery lock in the
direction of the arrow with the corner
of the battery pack, then insert the
battery pack into the compartment
until it is locked.
z To remove the battery pack, release the battery
lock.
1. Preparing the Camera
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a Label
CF Card Eject
Button
aInsert the CF card with its label
facing towards you and close the CF
card slot / battery cover.
z Push the card in until the CF card eject button
fully extends. To remove the CF card, push the
CF card eject button and pull the card out.
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1. Preparing the Camera
zPlease note that CF cards formatted with
other manufacturers' cameras or a computer,
or formatted or edited with application
programs, may slow down writing to the CF
card or prevent the card from operating
correctly in the camera.
zSee CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images) (p. 157).
zYou are recommended to use CF cards that
have been formatted in your camera (p. 19).
The card supplied with the camera may be
used without further formatting.
Š This is a lithium ion battery pack so there is no
need to completely use or discharge it before
recharging. It can be recharged at any time.
Š It takes approximately 90 minutes to bring a
fully discharged battery pack to full charge
(based on Canon's testing standard). Charge it
within a temperature range of 5 to 40 °C (41 to
104 °F).
Š You may hear a noise during charging. This is
not a malfunction.
Battery Pack Handling Precautions
z Keep the battery pack and camera terminals
(
) clean at all times. Dirty terminals may
cause a poor contact between the battery pack and
camera. Polish the terminals with a tissue or a dry
cloth before charging or using the battery pack.
z Do not cover the battery charger with anything,
such as a tablecloth, cushion or blanket, when it is
charging. Heat will build up internally and possibly
lead to fire.
z Do not charge Battery other than Battery Pack NB2LH/NB-2L (sold separately) with the supplied
battery charger.
z The battery pack continues to discharge a small
amount when left in the camera (even with the
power turned off) or battery charger. This shortens
the battery life. Remove the battery pack when the
camera is not in use.
z Do not allow any metal objects such as keyrings to
touch the "+" and "-" terminals (Fig. A), as this can
damage the battery pack. To carry the battery
pack, or store it during periods of disuse, always
replace the terminal cover (Fig. B). When using
Battery Pack NB-2LH, you can distinguish between
a discharged battery pack and fully charged battery
pack by changing the direction of the battery cover
(Fig. C and D). Recharge the battery fully before
using it again.
Fig.A
Fig.B
Fig.C
Fully Charged
Battery
Fig.D
Used Battery
Attach so the blue
Attach in the
portion of the battery opposite way
pack can be seen
of Fig. C.
through the window.
z Even charged battery packs continue to discharge
naturally. You are advised to charge the battery on
the day of use, or one day before, to ensure a full
charge.
z Since storing a fully charged battery pack for long
periods of time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, store the battery in
an indoor location with low relative humidity and
between the temperatures of 0 to 30 °C (32 to
86 °F). If you do not use the battery pack for long
periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it fully
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in the camera at least once a year before returning
it to storage.
z The camera consumes the battery charge when
the power is on even when a function is not being
used. To conserve the battery charge, be
particularly attentive in turning the camera off.
z Although the battery pack's maximum operating
range is 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F), the optimal
range is 10 to 30 °C (50 to 86 °F). At cold
temperatures, such as those experienced when
skiing, performance will temporarily decline,
reducing the usable time before recharging.
z If the usable time of a battery pack diminishes
substantially even when fully charged, it should be
replaced.
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Battery Status Indications
The following icons or messages indicate the battery
status on the LCD monitor.
Battery pack charge is low. Recharge it as
soon as possible before it is required for an
extended period.
Change the battery Battery charge is insufficient to operate the
camera. Replace the battery pack
pack
immediately.
See Battery Performance (p. 156).
CF Card Handling Precautions
z CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do
not bend, force, or subject them to shocks or
vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card.
z Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature
extremes may cause condensation to form in the
card, leading to potential malfunctions. To avoid
condensation formation, 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, put it aside until the water droplets have
evaporated completely.
z Place the CF card in the supplied case for storage.
z Do not use or store CF cards in the following types
of locations.
- Locations subject to dust or sand
- Locations subject to high humidity and high
temperatures
Microdrives are a recording medium with a hard
disk. Their merits are a large capacity and a low
price per megabyte of capacity. However, they can
be more susceptible to vibrations and shocks than
CF cards, which use durable flash memories.
Please be careful, therefore, not to subject the
camera to vibrations or shocks when using a
microdrive, especially while recording or playing
back.
Formatting a CF Card
You should always format a new CF card or one from
which you wish to erase all images and other data.
Š If the camera does not work properly, the
inserted CF card may be malfunctioning.
Reformatting the CF card may solve the
problem.
Š When a non-Canon brand CF card is
malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the
problem.
Š CF cards formatted in another camera,
computer or peripheral device may not operate
correctly. When that happens, reformat the CF
card with this camera. If formatting in the
camera does not work properly, turn the
camera off and reinsert the CF card. Then turn
the camera back on and format again.
Š The capacity of the CF card displayed after
formatting will be less than the rated capacity
of the CF card. This is not a malfunction of the
CF card or camera.
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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Indicator
b
c
a
b
aTurn the power on (p. 21).
bPress the MENU button, and then the
X arrow on the omni selector.
The [
(Set up)] menu appears.
cSelect [Format] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
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aSelect [OK] using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector, then press the
SET button.
The upper indicator blinks green, and formatting
starts. Wait until the indicator goes off.
z To cancel instead of formatting, select [Cancel]
and press the SET button.
bPress the MENU button.
Turning the Power On/Off
The power/mode indicator remains lit while the power of
the camera is on. The power/mode indicator indicates
the state of the camera as follows.
Orange: Shooting mode
Green: Playback mode/Printer connection mode*
Yellow: Computer connection mode*
Off:
The power of the camera is off.
*
For printer connection mode, see the Direct Print
User Guide. For computer connection mode, see
the Software Starter Guide.
Š You will hear a start-up sound and see the startup image when the power comes on (p. 113).
Š The start-up image does not appear when the
LCD monitor is off in Shooting mode or the A/V
OUT terminal is connected to a TV.
Turning On the Camera in Shooting Mode
a
aOpen the lens cover.
b
The power/mode indicator lights orange.
bClose the lens cover to turn the
power off.
Turning on the camera without the start-up
sound and image
Press and hold the
button, then turn on the
power.
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Turning On the Camera in Playback Mode
a
b
aPress the
(Playback) button.
When the power is turned on, the power/mode
indicator lights green.
bPress the
(Playback) button again
to turn the power off.
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Switching between Shooting and Playback
You can quickly switch between Shooting mode and
Playback mode. This is convenient when you wish to
shoot again after checking or deleting an image
immediately after it is shot.
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
Press the
(Playback) button (p. 42).
z The camera switches to Playback mode, but the
lens does not retract (the lens will retract if you
close the lens cover).
Playback Mode
Shooting Mode
Open the lens cover.
When the lens cover is already open, press the
(Playback) button or press the shutter button
halfway.
Switching between Shooting Mode and Playback Mode
Power Off
Press the
(Playback)
button.
Open/Close
the lens cover.
Open the lens
cover.
Shooting Mode
Press the
(Playback)
button.
Press the
shutter button
halfway.
Playback Mode
Close the lens
cover.
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Setting the Date/Time
The first time the camera power is turned on or
whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery charge is low, start from Step .
b
You may need to reset the date and time if the
battery pack is removed for about three weeks.
Š Setting the date and time settings does not
cause the date/time stamp to appear on
images. For printing images with the date on
them, refer to the Direct Print User Guide or
Software Starter Guide.
Charging the Date/Time Battery
Š The camera has a built-in rechargeable lithium
battery that maintains the date, time and other
camera settings. This battery recharges when the
main battery pack is inserted into the camera.
When you first purchase the camera, place a
charged battery pack in it or use the AC Adapter
Kit ACK700 (sold separately) for at least 4 hours
to charge the date/time battery. It will charge even
when the camera power is set to Off.
Š If the Set Date/Time menu appears when the
camera power is turned on, it means that the
date/time battery charge is depleted. Recharge
it as described above.
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aTurn the power on (p. 21).
bPress the MENU button, and then the
X arrow on the omni selector.
The [
(Set up)] menu appears.
a
a
b
aSelect [Date/Time] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
aSet the date and time and press the
SET button.
z Select the item you wish to set using W or X
and set its value using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector.
z The date can be set up to the year 2030.
bPress the MENU button.
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Setting the Language
a
a
b
b
c
b
e.g.
PowerShot S70
aTurn the power on (p. 21).
bPress the MENU button, and then the
X arrow on the omni selector.
The [ (Set up)] menu appears.
z In Playback mode, you can change the
language by holding the SET button while you
press the JUMP button. This function cannot be
used during movie playback or during a printer
connection.
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aSelect [Language] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
bSelect a language using the S, T, W
or X arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
cPress the MENU button.
Using the LCD Monitor
Pressing the DISPLAY button switches the LCD monitor display mode.
Shooting Mode
On (No Information)
On (Information View)
The combined optical zoom and
digital zoom factor displays.
Off
Shutter Speed
MF
Indicator
AF Frame
Spot Metering Frame
Aperture Value
• Still images:Shots
Remaining
• Movies (seconds):
- Remaining Movie
Time
- Elapsed Time
About the AF Frame
Green: Focusing Complete
Yellow: Focusing Difficulty
*The AF frame does not
appear when it is set to
Auto.
Playback Mode
Detailed Display
No Information
File Number (p. 112)
Single Image Playback
(p. 42)
Index Playback (p. 44)
Standard Display
Histogram (p. 162)
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Shooting
Modes
Exposure
Compensation
AE Lock/FE Lock
Light Metering
Mode
White Balance
(WB)*4
-2 – +2
Detailed Display
Standard Display
Icon
No Information
Function
Information View
Shooting Playback
Mode
Mode
{
–*1 {*2 –
{
–
{*3 –
{
{
–
–
Reference Page
Display Contents
p. 48, 72
p. 80
p. 89, 90
{
–
{
–
p. 78
{
–
{
–
p. 81
Drive Mode
{
–
–
–
ISO Speed
{
–
{
–
p. 53, 56,
145
p. 84
Flash Output
{
–
{
–
p. 92
Compression
Resolution
(Still images)
Resolution
(Movies)
RAW
{
–
{
{
p. 35
{
–
{
{
p. 35
{
–
{
–
p. 36
{
–
{
{
p. 57
{
–
–
p. 54
PowerShot S70
4.3x 5.4x 6.9x 8.6x 11x 15x {
Digital Zoom*5 3.6x
PowerShot S60
3.6x 4.6x 5.8x 7.3x 9.1x 11x 15x
Zoom Indicator
{
{
–
–
p. 30
Low Battery
{
{
{
{
p. 18
Macro
{
–
{
–
p. 52
Auto Rotate
Camera Shake
Warning
Manual Focus
{
–
–
–
p. 111
{
{
–
–
p. 29
Photo Effect
{
–
{
–
p. 85
Bracket
{
–
–
–
p. 86
Flash
Red-eye
Reduction
Flash Exposure
Compensation
{
–
–
–
p. 38
Movie Recording
Sound Memo
(WAVE file)
Movie
{
–
–
–
p. 39
Protection Status
{
–
{*3 –
p. 92
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L M1 M2 M3*5 S RAW
*1
*2
z
(red)
{
{
{
–
p. 98
{
{
–
–
p. 58
–
–
{
{
p. 103
–
–
{
{
p. 60
–
–
{
{
p. 108
(Movie) appears even in No Information display mode.
(Custom) does not appear.
*3
*4
*5
*6
The value for each content also appears.
The
icon does not display in Shooting mode.
PowerShot S70 only
Zoom powers reflect the combined optical and digital zoom
effects. "3.6x" is the telephoto-end setting of the optical zoom.
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.
JPEG file with format not conforming to Design rule for
Camera File System Standards.
File with unrecognized format.
Š Even in the no information display mode,
shooting information appears for approximately 6
seconds (shooting information may not appear
depending on the camera settings at that time).
Š The camera shake warning icon
will appear
on the LCD monitor in low light conditions while
the camera is preparing to shoot. When this
icon appears, use one of the following shooting
methods.
- Set the flash to On or Auto
- Fix the camera to a tripod
Š 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.
Š Overexposure Warning
Overexposed portions of the image blink. The
overexposure warning appears at the following
times.
- When reviewing an image in the LCD monitor
(information view) right after it is shot
- In the detailed display mode of the Playback
mode
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Auto Mode
2. Shooting-The Basics
a
a
Zoom Indicator
b
c
aOpen the lens cover.
bSet the shooting mode dial to
Wide angle Telephoto
.
The power/mode indicator lights orange.
z When the lens cover has been opened and the
power/mode indicator is lit green, the camera is
in the Playback mode. Press the
button or
press the shutter button halfway to switch to the
Shooting mode.
cIf the LCD monitor is not displaying,
press the DISPLAY button to turn it
on.
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b
aAim the camera at the subject.
bUse the zoom to achieve the desired
composition in the LCD monitor or
viewfinder.
z Press the zoom button's
or
to display the
zoom indicator. Pressing
magnifies the subject
(telephoto). Pressing
decreases the size of the
subject (wide angle).
z The angle of view can be adjusted within the 28 to
100 mm range, in 35mm film equivalent.
z The combined use of the digital zoom and optical
zoom enables magnified shooting up to approx.
15x (p. 54). The digital zoom cannot be used with
some shooting modes (p. 174). Images become
coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
b
a
aLightly press the shutter button
halfway to focus.
Two beeps will sound when the camera has finished
focusing, and the AF frame on the monitor appears
green.
z The AF frame will light yellow and the beep will
sound one time if the subject is difficult to focus
on. When the AF frame is set to Auto, it will not
appear.
z The shutter speed and aperture value are
automatically determined and show on the LCD
monitor. The exposure compensation (p. 80)
and focus are also automatically set.
bPress the shutter button all the way.
You will hear the shutter sound when the shot is
complete. Do not move the camera until you hear
this sound. The picture appears for two seconds.
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Š See page 174 for settings that can be changed
in this mode.
Š 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.
Š The upper indicator blinks green while data is
recorded onto the CF card.
Š The beep and shutter sound can be set to [On]/
[Off] using the menu (p. 68).
Š Shots cannot be taken while the flash is
charging.
Š You can change the length of time images
show on the LCD monitor right after shooting,
or set it so they do not show at all (p. 34).
AF-assist Beam
Š The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when
the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist
focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark
conditions.
Š The AF-assist beam can be turned off (p. 67).
For example, if animals are your subject, turn
off the beam when shooting in the dark to
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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 in a dark
place.
- 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.
Using the Viewfinder
Setting the LCD monitor to Off (p. 27) and using the
optical viewfinder can help conserve power while
shooting.
z The viewfinder has a field of vision of
approximately 80% of the actual shooting image.
Shows the center
of the image
Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Please note that the actual image may differ
from the image seen in the optical viewfinder
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting
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.
Shooting with an Off-Center AF Frame
Selected
You should always use the LCD monitor to
compose images when you have selected an
off-center AF frame. When setting the AF frame
to the desired position to shoot an image, please
use the LCD monitor (See Selecting an AF
Frame p. 76).
Shooting Mode Dial
After a photo is taken, the image displays for
two seconds (you can change this setting).
There are two ways to display the image for
longer:
z Keeping the shutter button pressed
z Pressing the SET button while the image
is displayed*
Press the shutter button halfway again to stop
displaying the image and shoot.
You can perform the following while images are
displayed*.
Š Display images in detailed display mode
(p. 27)
Š Magnify images (p. 43)
Š Changing the file format (p. 34)
Š Erase images individually (p. 46)
Š Attach sound memos (p. 103)
* Not available in
(Stitch Assist) mode.
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Changing the Image Display Duration
b
a
c
bSelect [Review] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector and
select a duration setting using the W
or X arrow on the omni selector.
Off: Images do not display
2 to 10 sec.: Images appear for the time selected
even if the shutter button is
released.
cPress the MENU button.
z Another picture can be taken by pressing the
shutter button even while an image is displayed.
Changing the Recording Format Right after Shooting
aTurn the power on (p. 21), and press
the MENU button.
The [
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(Rec.)] menu appears.
2. Shooting-The Basics
Shooting Mode Dial
By following the below instructions, you can save
images shot in the JPEG format in the RAW format
(p. 161) right after shooting. You can easily process
images saved in the RAW format using a computer to
edit the resolution, photo effect and white balance
without any loss of quality.
Changing the Resolution and Compression
Shooting Mode Dial
a
b
You can change the resolution, and compression
(still images). To record the CCD output without
compression, select the RAW file format (p. 57).
Still Images
PowerShot S70
Resolution
Purpose
Pixels
3072 x 2304 High zPrint A4 size* 210 x 297 mm
(8.3 x 11.7 in.) or larger prints
zPrint letter size* 216 x 279 mm
M1 (Medium 1) 2592 x 1944
(8.5 x 11 in.) or larger prints
zPrint A4 size* 210 x 297 mm
(8.3 x 11.7 in.) prints
M2 (Medium 2) 2048 x 1536
zPrint letter size* 216 x 279
mm (8.5 x 11 in.) prints
zPrint postcard size 148 x
100 mm (6 x 4 in.) prints
M3 (Medium 3) 1600 x 1200
zPrint L size 119 x 89 mm
(4.7 x 3.5 in.) prints
zSend images as e-mail
S (Small)
640 x 480
attachments
Low zShoot more images
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Display
L (Large)
aRight after shooting, press the FUNC.
button while the image is displayed
on the LCD monitor.
bSelect [OK] using W or X arrow on
the omni selector and press SET.
z When you press the shutter button halfway, the
camera returns to the shooting screen.
The above operations cannot be performed if the
image was shot with the digital zoom or when RAW
is already selected as the recording format.
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PowerShot S60
Movies
Resolution
Display
Pixels
High zPrint A4 size* 210 x 297 mm
(8.3 x 11.7 in.) or larger prints
zPrint letter size* 216 x 279 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.) or larger prints
zPrint A4 size* 210 x 297 mm
(8.3 x 11.7 in.) prints
M1 (Medium 1) 2048 x 1536
zPrint letter size* 216 x 279
mm (8.5 x 11 in.) prints
zPrint postcard size 148 x
100 mm (6 x 4 in.) prints
M2 (Medium 2) 1600 x 1200
zPrint L size 119 x 89 mm
(4.7 x 3.5 in.) prints
zSend images as e-mail
S (Small)
640 x 480
attachments
Low zShoot more images
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
L (Large)
Resolution
640 x 480 pixels
Purpose
320 x 240 pixels
2592 x 1944
Compression
High Quality
b
c
a
Number of shots remaining*
(Only displayed when the
resolution or compression is
selected.)
* In the case of a movie clip,
the remaining shooting
time (in seconds) appears.
Purpose
Superfine
Shoot higher quality images
Fine
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
Normal
160 x 120 pixels
e.g. PowerShot S70
aPress the FUNC. button.
bSelect * (3072 x 2304 or 2592 x
1944) using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
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2. Shooting-The Basics
cSelect the resolution you wish to set
using the W or X arrow on the omni
selector, then press the SET button.
a
b
aSelect the compression you wish to
set using the W or X arrow on the
omni selector.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. This
screen will appear again, once the image is shot.
z See Image File Sizes (Estimated) (p. 159).
z Types of CF cards and number of shots
remaining (p. 157).
bPress the FUNC. button and shoot
the image.
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Using the Flash
Shooting Mode Dial
a
Use the flash according to the guidelines
below.
The flash fires automatically as required by
Auto with redthe lighting level, and the red-eye reduction
eye reduction lamp fires each time the main flash fires.
The flash fires automatically as required by
Auto
the lighting level.
Flash on with
The red-eye reduction lamp and the flash
red-eye
always fire.
reduction
Flash on
The flash always fires.
Flash off
The flash does not fire.
aPress the button to switch between
flash modes and shoot the image.
The selected flash mode appears on the LCD
monitor.
z You can switch between settings by pressing
the
button. The flash setting may not switch
with certain shooting modes.
When the red-eye reduction function is on
When the red-eye reduction function is off
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2. Shooting-The Basics
Setting the Red-eye Reduction Function
Shooting Mode Dial
The red-eye reduction lamp fires when the flash is
used in dark areas. This reduces light reflecting back
from the eyes and making them appear red.
b
c
a
c
bSelect [Red-eye] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector.
cSelect [On] using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector and press the
MENU button.
z
appears on the LCD monitor if it is set to
Information View display.
z When shooting with the red-eye reduction
function, the subjects must look right at the redeye 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.
Setting the Slow Synchro
Shooting Mode Dial
aTurn the camera on in Shooting
mode (p. 21) and press the MENU
button.
The [
(Rec.)] menu appears.
You can shoot images using the flash with a slow
shutter speed. This helps brighten up dark
backgrounds when shooting night scenes or with
indoors lighting conditions.
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b
c
a
c
aPower the camera in Shooting mode
(p. 21) and press the MENU button.
The [
(Rec.)] menu appears.
bSelect [Slow Synchro] using the S or
T arrow on the omni selector.
cSelect [On] using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector and press the
MENU button.
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When shooting with a high ISO sensitivity and
using the built-in flash, there is more of a
chance of overexposure the closer you are to
the subject.
Š The flash fires with automatic adjustments
when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto] in the Rec.
menu. When shooting in
mode, or with
[Flash Adjust] set to [Manual], the flash fires
with the manually set adjustments.
Š When [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto], 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.
Š The fastest shutter speed for flash
synchronization is 1/250 second. The camera
automatically resets the shutter speed to 1/250
second if a faster speed is selected.
Š Shots cannot be taken while the flash is
charging.
Š 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.
Š The flash exposure and the flash output can be
changed (p. 92).
Š When shooting with [Slow Synchro] set to [On],
camera shake may become a factor. We
recommend the use of a tripod.
Š The flash setting is saved when the camera is
turned off in the ,
,
and
shooting
modes.
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Displaying Images Individually
a
b
aPress the
button.
The last recorded image appears on the LCD
monitor.
bMove between images using the W or
X arrow on the omni selector.
z Use W to move to the previous image and X to
move to the next. Holding W or X moves more
rapidly between images, but the images will not
appear as clearly.
z You can also switch images by pressing the
JUMP button (p. 45).
z Press the DISPLAY button to show the data for
the displayed image (p. 27).
z Press the
button to quickly delete the
displayed image (p. 46).
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3. Playback-The Basics
You may not be able to play back images that
have been shot with another camera or edited
on a computer with other software applications.
Magnifying Images
b
a
Magnified approximately 5 times
Magnified approximately 10 times
Approximate position
Approximate position
aPress the
Each time this is pressed, the magnification will
change as follows: approx. 2.5x J approx. 5x J
approx. 10x.
z You can move around the magnified image
using the W, X, S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
z Movie frames and index playback images
cannot be magnified.
z You can magnify an image while it is displayed
on the LCD monitor immediately after the image
is shot (p. 34).
button.
bPress the zoom button's
to
magnify the displayed image. Press
the
to cancel the magnified
display.
z In single image playback, images can be
magnified up to 10 times. To change the
magnification of an image, while holding down
the SET button, press the zoom button's
.
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Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback)
b
b
a
a
Movie
Frame
aPress the
button.
bPress the
button.
z Nine images appear at once (index playback).
z You can switch to index playback by pressing
the
button.
Pressing the
S arrow in
this row
displays the
previous set of
nine images.
Pressing the
T arrow in this
row displays
the next set of
nine images.
aChange the image selection using
the W, X, S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
z Press the DISPLAY button to show the data for
the displayed image (p. 27).
bPress the
button.
z Index playback cancels and the display reverts
to single image playback.
z You can cancel index playback by pressing the
button.
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JUMP Jumping Between Images
a c
b
z Single Image Playback: The 10th image ahead
or behind is displayed.
z Index Playback: The previous or next 9 images
are displayed.
cPress the JUMP button.
The jump bar disappears and the camera reverts
to single image playback or index playback.
z Pressing the zoom button’s
while in index
playback also clears the jump bar
Jump Bar
aPress the JUMP button while in
single image playback (p. 42) or
index playback (p. 44).
The jump bar appears.
z Pressing the zoom button’s
while in index
playback also displays the jump bar.
bChange the image selection using
the W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
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Erasing Images Individually
4. Erasing
Please note that erased images cannot be
recovered. Exercise caution before erasing a
file.
a
b b
c
aPress the
button.
The last recorded image appears on the LCD
monitor.
bSelect the image you wish to erase
using the W or X arrow on the omni
selector and press the
button.
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4. Erasing
cSelect [Erase] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector and press
the SET button.
z To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
z Protected images cannot be erased with the
erase function (p. 108).
Erasing All Images
Please note that erased images cannot be
recovered. Exercise caution before erasing a
file.
a
b
c
a
bSelect [Erase all] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
cSelect [OK] using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector, then press the
SET button.
z To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
The [Erase all] function erases all the image data
recorded on the CF card. Protected images
cannot be erased with the erase function
(p. 108). You should format the CF card when
you want to erase not only image data but also
all the data contained on the card (p. 19).
aPress the
button to set the
camera to Playback mode, then
press the MENU button.
The [
(Play)] menu appears.
4. Erasing
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
Using the Shooting Mode Dial (Image Zone)
Settings fitting the shooting conditions of your subject can easily be set using the mode dial.
Landscape
Portrait
Movie (p. 58)
Use this mode to shoot
movies. Sound is also
recorded simultaneously.
Use this mode to shoot
landscape scenes.
Stitch Assist (p. 50)
Use this mode when
you want the subject to
appear sharp and the
background to blur.
Night Scene
Fast Shutter
Use this mode to capture
human subjects against
the backdrop of an evening
sky or night scene. The
subjects are illuminated
with light from the flash
while the backdrop is
captured at a slow shutter
speed so that both appear
correctly exposed.
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
Use this mode to
shoot fast moving
objects.
Slow Shutter
Use this mode to shoot
moving objects to make
them appear blurred,
such as river rapids.
Use this mode when
taking shots that you want
to combine into a
panorama.
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode (p. 30).
a
Š See page 174 for settings that can be changed
in each shooting mode.
Š Important points for each function are
shown below.
b
d
c
aPower the camera in Shooting mode
(p. 21).
The [
(Rec.)] menu appears.
bTurn the shooting mode dial and set it to
the desired function as shown above.
cUse the zoom button to achieve the
desired composition (relative to
subject size).
dPress the shutter button halfway to
lock the focus, then press all the way
to shoot the image.
You can achieve a better blurring effect of the
background by making sure the upper half of your
subject fills the entire LCD monitor or viewfinder.
You can enhance the blurring effect of the
background even more by setting the lens to its
telephoto end setting.
The camera shake warning icon
may appear on
the LCD monitor since slower shutter speeds are
frequently used in this mode. If this happens, affix
the camera to a tripod.
The shutter speed slows down. Even if you use the
flash, tell your subjects not to move for a few
moments.
If the Night Scene mode is used to shoot mid-day
shots, the same effects as with the
mode can
be obtained.
The slow synchro option automatically turns on.
Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
Noise in the image may be more apparent with dark
subjects.
Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
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Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
Use this mode to shoot a series of overlapping
frames for merging (stitching) into a large
panoramic image using a computer.
Please use the bundled PhotoStitch program
to merge the images on a computer.
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
Framing a Subject
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portions of
adjoining images and merges them. When
composing shots, try to include a distinctive item
(landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portions.
Š 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.
Š Do not include moving items in the overlap.
Š Do not try to stitch images that include both
distant and close subjects. Objects may
appear warped or doubled up.
Š Make the brightness in each image consistent.
The final image will appear unnatural if the
difference in brightness is too great.
Š For good results, pan (swivel) the camera to
take successive shots.
Š To shoot close-ups, slide the camera over the
subject, keeping it parallel as you move.
b
Shooting
Images can be shot in the following 5 sequences in
Stitch Assist mode.
a
Horizontally, left to right
Horizontally, right to left
Vertically, bottom to top
Vertically, top to bottom
Clockwise starting at the top left
Š See page 174 for settings that can be changed
in this mode.
Š A custom white balance setting (p. 81) cannot
be set in
mode. To use a custom white
balance setting, first set it in another shooting
mode.
Š The settings in place for the first image are
locked in and cannot be changed for
subsequent shots.
Š A TV cannot be used as the monitor for
shooting in this mode.
aTurn the shooting mode dial to
.
The LCD monitor will turn on.
bSelect the shooting sequence using
the W or X arrow on the omni
selector, then press the SET button.
The shooting sequence is set.
z You can also press the shutter button directly to
shoot without pressing the SET button.
cShoot the first image.
z The exposure and white balance settings are
set and locked with the first image.
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Macro Mode
Shooting Mode Dial
a
Sequence
Sequence
c
aCompose and shoot the second
image so that it overlaps the first.
z Minor discrepancies in the overlap can be
corrected with the software.
z An image can be retaken. Press the W, X, S or T
arrow on the omni selector to return to that frame.
z A maximum of 26 images can be recorded
either horizontally or vertically.
bUse the same procedures to shoot
the remaining frames.
cPress the SET button after the last shot.
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups of
subjects in the range of 4 to 44 cm (1.6 in. to
1.4 ft.) at wide angle end and 30 to 44 cm (1.0
ft. to 1.4 ft.) at telephoto end.
Š 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. 32).
Š When the lens is zoomed out to the wide angle
end, the recordable area is 64 x 47 mm (2.5 in.
x 1.9 in.) at the closest focal distance, and at
telephoto end, it is 106 x 80 mm (4.2 in. x 3.1
in.).
Š The exposure may not be optimal when the
flash is used in macro mode.
Using the Self-timer
b
Shooting Mode Dial
a
aPress the DISPLAY button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
bPress the
button.
b
c
a
c
z The
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
z Press the
button again to cancel the macro
mode.
aPress the FUNC. button.
bSelect
* (Drive mode) using the S
or T arrow on the omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
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Digital Zoom
cSelect
or
using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the FUNC. button.
z When the self-timer is set to
( ), the
shutter activates 10 (2) seconds after the shutter
button is pressed fully.
z When
is selected, the self-timer sounds and
the self-timer lamp starts blinking when the
shutter button is pressed all the way. The
blinking gets faster two seconds before the
shutter activates.
z When
is selected, the self-timer lamp blinks
fast from the beginning. The shutter activates in
two seconds.
z You can change the self-timer sound by
changing the setting in [Selftimer Sound] in the
[
(My Camera)] menu (p. 70).
See Photo Tips and Information (p. 161).
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
Shooting Mode Dial
With the combined optical and digital zoom
functions, images can be zoomed as follows:
PowerShot S70
4.3x, 5.4x, 6.9x, 8.6x, 11x and 15x.
PowerShot S60
4.6x, 5.8x, 7.3x, 9.1x, 11x and 15x.
Š Images become coarser the more they are
digitally zoomed.
Š The lens will zoom to the maximum optical
telephoto setting and stop. To further zoom the
image digitally, press the zoom button's
once more.
Š To zoom back out, press the zoom button's
.
dPress the zoom button's
shoot the image.
c
and
d
b
aTurn the shooting mode dial to any
Shooting mode except for
or
.
bPress the MENU button to display the
[ (Rec.)] menu.
cSelect [Digital Zoom] using the S or
T arrow, select [On] using the W or
X arrow on the omni selector and
press the MENU button.
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Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode Dial
Use this mode to shoot successive frames
while the shutter button is fully pressed.
a
b
c
Use this mode to view the images
Standard Continuous as you shoot continuously. The
Shooting
shutter interval is longer in this
mode than in
mode.
Use this mode to shoot continuously
High Speed
with a short shutter interval. You
Continuous Shooting cannot check images while shooting
continuously.
Š The interval between shots may lengthen when
the internal memory becomes full.
Š If the flash fires, the interval between shots will
lengthen to accommodate the flash recharge
time.
aPress the FUNC. button.
bSelect
* (Drive mode) using the S
or T arrow on the omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
cSelect
or
using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
Changing the File Format
Shooting Mode Dial
a
b
aPress the shutter button halfway to
lock the focus.
bPress the shutter button all the way
to shoot.
z Shooting will stop when the shutter button is
released.
z The shooting speed is as follows.*
PowerShot S70
When
is selected: Approx. 1.2 shots per second
When
is selected: Approx. 2.0 shots per second
PowerShot S60
When
is selected: Approx. 1.5 shots per second
When
is selected: Approx. 2.0 shots per second
* Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off (These
figures reflect Canon's testing standard. The
actual figures will vary according to the
shooting conditions and settings.)
The recording file format can be switched to
the RAW format before shooting the image.
When shooting in the RAW format, you can
obtain images of the same high quality as
those in uncompressed files.
If the RAW format is selected when the
compression is set to (Normal), the
resolution for each image will be fixed at 3072 x
2304 (PowerShot S70), or 2592 x 1944
(PowerShot S60).
Š See RAW Format (p. 161).
Š It is possible to select the resolution for JPEG
thumbnails contained within RAW format
image files. This is useful when displaying
enlarged RAW-format images with the camera,
or when checking either the focus or for
camera shake (p. 67).
Š Images shot in the JPEG format can also be
changed to the RAW format while they are
displayed right after shooting (p. 34).
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Movie Mode
b
c
a
d
b
a
e.g.
PowerShot S70
aPress the FUNC. button.
bSelect
L* (3072 x 2304 or 2592 x
1944) using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
cSelect RAW using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
resolution screen will appear again, once the
image is shot.
dPress the FUNC. button.
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
aTurn the shooting mode dial to
.
The maximum recording time (in seconds) appears.
bPress the shutter button all the way.
z During the shooting a red circle appears in the
upper right of the LCD monitor.
z The maximum length of individual movie clips is
30 seconds (10 frames/second) at the
setting and 3 minutes (15 frames/second) at the
and
settings.
The maximum movie length has been
determined according to standard Canon testing
conditions. The maximum length may vary
according to the subject of your movie and other
ambient conditions. The clip will end
automatically after this time elapses or when the
CF card becomes full.
zBe careful not to touch the microphone while
shooting.
zIf the upper indicator 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.
zThe recording time may not display properly
during shooting or filming may stop
unexpectedly with the following types of CF
cards.
- Slow recording cards
- Cards formatted on a different camera or a
computer
- Cards which have had images recorded and
erased repeatedly
Although the recording time may not display
properly during shooting, the movie will be
recorded correctly on the CF card. Recording
time will display properly if you format the CF
card in this camera (excluding slow recording
CF cards).
Š See page 174 for settings that can be changed
in this mode.
Š See page 35 for resolution information.
Š Sound is recorded monaurally.
Š There is no shutter sound in Movie mode.
Š QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to play
back movie files (AVI/Motion JPEG) on a
computer. (QuickTime (for Windows) is
bundled on the supplied Canon 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.)
5. Useful Shooting Functions
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Viewing/Editing Movies
You can play back movies recorded with the
Movie mode and delete unwanted portions
from the beginning or the end of movie clips.
zProtected movies cannot be edited (p. 108).
zIt may take approximately 3 minutes to save
an edited movie. If the battery pack runs out
of charge partway through, edited movie clips
cannot be saved. When editing movies, use a
fully charged battery pack or the AC Adapter
Kit ACK700 (sold separately).
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
a
b
This mark appears on
movie files
aPress the
button.
bSelect a movie using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
Playback Operations
ST:Adjusts the volume during playback
SET: Pauses playback. Press again to resume
playback.
a
Movie Playback Panel
aSelect a button from the movie
playback panel using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
Movie Playback Panel
(Exit):
Returns to the screen in
Step
(Play):
Plays back the movie
images and sounds
(First Frame):
Shows the first frame
(Previous Frame):Rewinds if the SET button
is held down
(Next Frame):
Fast forwards if the SET
button is held down
(Last Frame):
Shows the last frame
(Edit):
Edits the movie Step
When Playback Ends
The last frame remains displayed when playback
ends.
SET: Displays the movie playback panel. Press
again to play back the movie again from the
first frame.
z You may experience frame dropping and audio
breakup when playing back a movie on a
computer with insufficient system resources.
z The volume at which movies play back can also
be adjusted in the Play menu.
z Please adjust the audio sound level on the TV
when viewing movie files on a TV.
You may not be able to play back or edit movie
that have been shot with another camera.
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Movie Editing Panel
c–e
a–e
cSelect
using the S or T arrow
and press the SET button.
Movie Editing Bar
aSelect a button from the movie
editing panel using the S or T arrow
on the omni selector, then press the
SET button.
(Cut Beginning):Deletes frames in the first
half of the movie
(Cut End):
Deletes in the second half of
the movie
(Play):
Plays back the temporarily
edited movie
(Save):
Saves the movie
(Exit):
Cancels movie editing and
reverts to the screen in step
z Movies with an original length of 1 second or
more can be edited in 1-frame units.
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5. Useful Shooting Functions
bSelect the range you wish to delete
using the W or X arrow.
The temporarily edited movie will start playing.
z The movie will stop if you press the SET button
while it is playing.
dSelect
using the S or T arrow
and press the SET button.
z When
is selected, the edited movie is not saved
and the camera reverts to the screen in Step .
eSelect [Overwrite] or [New File] using
the W or X arrow and press the SET
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.
z When there is not enough space left on the CF
card, only the overwrite function is available. If
this happens, S appears on the counter of the
movie editing bar.
Selecting Menus and Settings
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
Selecting Settings by Pressing the FUNC. Button (Only in Shooting Mode)
Select a function item
using S or T
Exposure Compensation (± 0) p. 80
Select setting contents
using W or X
Bracket (
) p. 86
Flash Adjust (± 0) p. 92
Flash Output p. 92
White Balance (
) p. 81
Resolution (L) p. 35
Select the Shooting mode (p. 21).
Drive mode (
Press the FUNC. button.
Press the S or T arrow to select a function item.
ISO Speed (
) p. 53, 56
) p. 84
Resolution for Movie (
Press the W or X arrow to select setting contents.
Press the FUNC. button.
e.g. PowerShot S70
Compression ( ) p. 35
Photo Effect (
) p. 36
) p. 85
Shoot the image.
( ) items in parentheses
show default settings.
Shoot
the image.
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63
Selecting Settings by Pressing the MENU Button
Press the MENU button.
Press the W or X arrow to switch between menu tabs.
Press the S or T arrow to select a menu item. (Depending on
the function, press the SET button after making a selection.)
Press the W or X arrow to select setting contents. (Depending
on the function, press the SET button after making a selection.)
Press the MENU button.
Shooting
Rec. Menu
Playback
Play Menu
Set up Menu
My Camera Menu
In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing the shutter
button halfway. (If, in the Playback mode, you press the shutter button
halfway while the lens cover is open, the menu will close and the
camera will switch to Shooting mode.)
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6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
Set up Menu
Rec. Menu
My Camera Menu
Play Menu
(p. 113)
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65
Š Some menu items may not be available for
selection according to the shooting mode
(p. 174).
Š You can apply a desired image and sound to
and
in the My Camera menu. For
details, see Registering the My Camera
Settings (p. 114) or the Software Starter Guide.
Š Camera settings can be reset to the default
values (p. 71).
Rec. Menu
Menu Item
Flash Sync
Slow Synchro
Flash Adjust
Red-eye
Wireless Delay
Spot AE Point
* Default setting
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6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
Setting content
Sets the timing at which the flash fires.
1st-curtain*/2nd-curtain
Sets whether or not the flash will fire
with a slow shutter speed.
On/Off*
Sets whether or not the flash is
adjusted automatically.
Auto*/Manual
Sets whether or not the red-eye
reduction lamp fires when the flash
fires.
On*/Off
Sets the duration before the self-timer
releases the shutter once the remote
control shutter button is pressed.
0 sec./2 sec.*/10 sec.
Sets the option of [Spot AE Point]
(one of the light metering modes) to
Center (the AE point is fixed to the
center) or AE Point (the AE point
corresponds to the AF point).
Center*/AF Point
Reference
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p. 93
p. 39
p. 92
p. 39
p. 144
p. 78
Menu Item
Safety Shift
MF-Point Zoom
AF-assist Beam
Digital Zoom
Review
Setting content
Adjusts the settings so that the
exposure will be appropriate when the
shooting mode dial is set to
or
and a shutter speed or aperture
value has been set.
On/Off*
Sets whether or not the focusing point
is magnified when using the manual
focus.
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the AF-assist
Beam is activated as needed when
using the autofocus.
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the digital zoom
combines with the optical zoom to
zoom images.
On/Off*
Sets the duration images display on
the LCD monitor after the shutter
button is released.
Off/2 sec.* to 10 sec.
Reference
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Menu Item
p. 75
p. 98
RAW+JPEG
Rec.
p. 32
p. 54
p. 34
Intervalometer
Save Settings
Setting content
It is possible to select the resolution
for JPEG thumbnails contained within
RAW format image files. This is useful
when displaying enlarged RAWformat images with the camera, or
when checking either the focus or for
camera shake.
Setting the camera to L enables the
focus to be checked with greater
precision.
PowerShot S70:
L/M1/M2/M3/S*
PowerShot S60:
L/M1/M2/S*
zThe size of the file will depend on
the selected resolution.
Shoots automatically at set intervals.
2* to 100 shots
1* to 60 min.
Saves settings selected in the Rec.
menu and the function menu to the
mode dial's
mode.
Reference
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p. 57
p. 94
p. 100
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Play Menu
Menu Item
Protect
Rotate
Erase all
Slide Show
Print Order
Transfer Order
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Set up Menu
Setting content
Protects images from accidental
erasure.
Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees
clockwise in the display.
Erases all images from a CF card
(excluding protected images).
Plays images in an automated slide
show.
Sets the images that will be printed on
a direct print compatible printer or at a
photo lab service, the number of
copies and other parameters.
Specifies images before downloading
to a computer.
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
Reference
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p. 108
p. 102
p. 47
p. 104
p. 129
p. 134
Menu Item
Setting content
Set to [On] to mute the start-up sound,
operation sound, selftimer sound and
shutter sound all at once.
zIf you set [Mute] to [On], no sound
will be heard even when any sound
item in the My Camera menu is set
Mute
to
,
or
(On).
zNote that the error warning signal
beeps even when the Mute setting
is [On].
On/Off*
Volume
Adjusts the volume of camera operations.
the Start-up Sound volume
aStart-up Vol. Adjusts
when the camera powers up.
Adjusts the Operation Sound volume
bOperation Vol. for operation buttons other than the
shutter button.
Adjusts the volume of the Selftimer
cSelftimer Vol. Sound informing you that the photo
will be taken in 2 seconds.
Adjusts the Shutter Sound volume
when the shutter button is pressed all
dShutter Vol. the way. There is no shutter sound in
Movie mode.
* Default setting
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Menu Item
Setting content
Adjusts the sound volume when a
ePlayback Vol. movie or sound memo is played.
Settings of Above
Items (a - e) Off 1 2* 3 4 5
Sets the brightness level of the LCD
LCD Brightness monitor.
(Normal)*/
(Bright)
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down or the
LCD monitor goes off after a specified
period of time elapses without camera
operation.
Power Saving
Auto Power Down
On*/Off
Display Off
10 sec./20 sec./30sec./1 min.*/2 min./3 min.
Date/Time
Sets the date, time and date format.
Format
Formats (initializes) a CF card.
Sets how file numbers are assigned to
images when new CF cards are
File No. Reset
inserted.
On/Off*
Sets whether or not images shot with
the camera held vertically are
Auto Rotate
automatically rotated in the display.
On/Off*
Reference
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p. 60, 103
Menu Item
Distance Units
–
–
p. 109
Language
Sets the format of the displayed
distance units of the MF indicator.
m/cm* or ft/in
Sets the language used in the menus
and messages on the LCD monitor.
PowerShot S70:
• English* • Deutsch (German)
• Français (French) • Nederlands (Dutch)
• Dansk (Danish) • Suomi (Finnish)
• Italiano (Italian) • Norsk (Norwegian)
• Svenska (Swedish) • Español (Spanish)
•
(Chinese) • Pyccɤɢɣ (Russian)
• Português (Portuguese) •
(Japanese)
PowerShot S60:
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• English* • Deutsch (German)
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Video System
p. 111
Setting content
You can change the language during
image playback by holding the SET
button and pressing the JUMP button.
Sets the video output signal standard.
NTSC/PAL
p. 125
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My Camera Menu
Menu Item
You can select the theme, start-up image and sound,
operation sound, selftimer sound and shutter sound
used on this camera. These are called My Camera
settings. You can also customize the
and
options for each item with images from the CF card
and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied
software. See the Software Starter Guide for details.
Menu Item
Setting content
Selects a common theme for each My
Camera settings item.
Sets
the start-up image when you turn
Start-up Image
on the camera.
the start-up sound when you turn
Start-up Sound Sets
on the camera.
Sets the sound when the omni
Operation Sound selector or any button other than the
shutter button is operated.
the sound informing you that the
Selftimer Sound Sets
photo will be taken in 2 seconds.
Sets the shutter sound when you
depress the shutter button. There is
Shutter Sound
no shutter sound while a movie is
being shot.
Theme
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My Camera
menu settings
content
* Default setting
Setting content
(Off)/
*/
/
Reference
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–
Resetting the Settings to Default
You can reset the menu and button operation
settings to default.
1
3
3
2
1 Open the lens cover or press the
button to power up the camera.
2 Press the MENU
button for longer
than 5 seconds.
The message "Reset
settings to default?"
appears on the LCD
monitor.
z The normal screen resumes when resetting is
complete.
z To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of
[OK].
zThe following settings cannot be reset to
default:
- The [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video
System] options in the [ (Set up)] menu
(p. 69)
- White balance data set with the custom
white balance function (p. 81)
- Newly registered My Camera settings
zSettings cannot be reset when the camera is
connected to a computer or printer.
When the camera is in Shooting mode and the
mode dial is set to , only the
mode settings
will revert to default. In other cases, the
settings will not revert to default.
3 Select [OK] using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector, then press the
SET button.
Resetting starts.
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Using the Mode Dial (Creative Zone)
2 Turn the shooting
Shooting Mode Dial
You can freely select camera settings such as
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit
your shooting purposes.
After settings are made, shooting procedures are the
same as for the
mode (p. 30).
How to Use the Mode Dial
2
mode dial, select
the function you
wish to use and
shoot the image.
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
value
z The camera operates in the following ways
according to the selected function:
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed
and aperture value.
The user selects a shutter speed using the W or
X arrow.
The user selects an aperture value using the W or
X arrow.
The user selects the shutter speed using the W or
X arrow and the aperture value using the S or
T arrow.
1 Check that the camera is in Shooting
mode.
The power/mode indicator lights orange.
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z The shutter speed and aperture value will show
on the LCD monitor. The correct exposure has
been set if the shutter speed and aperture value
show in white on the LCD monitor.
z The shutter speed and aperture value will show
in red on the LCD monitor when the correct
exposure cannot be obtained.
z When the flash fires, the shutter speed and
aperture value will show in white (for all
shooting modes except
).
z The combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values can be changed within the
same exposure setting (p. 73-p. 75).
Š See page 174 for settings that can be changed
in this mode.
Š For information on the relation between the
aperture value and shutter speed, see page 74.
Š Please note that camera shake becomes a
factor at low shutter speeds. If the camera
shake warning
appears in the LCD monitor,
shoot using a tripod.
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.
z If a correct exposure cannot be obtained, use the
following methods to solve the problem.
- Use the flash.
- Change the ISO speed setting.
- Change the light metering mode.
Differences between the
and
Modes.
The following settings can be adjusted in
but not in
mode.
· Exposure Compensation
· ISO Speed
mode,
· White Balance
· Bracket Mode
· Flash Exposure Compensation
· Flash (Flash on, Slow Synchro, 2nd-curtain)
· Photo Effect
· Continuous Shooting
· File Format Settings
· Light Metering Mode
· Manual Focus
· Intervalometer · AF Frame
· AE Lock
· FE Lock
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.
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z Adjust the shutter speed using the W or X arrow
when the image is underexposed (insufficient light)
or overexposed (too much light) and the correct
exposure cannot be obtained.
z 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.
z The aperture value and shutter speed change
according to the zoom state as follows.
Wide Angle End*1
Telephoto End*2
Aperture value
Shutter Speed (seconds)
f/2.8 – f/3.5
to 1/1250
f/4.0 – f/8.0
to 1/2000
f/5.3 – f/7.1
to 1/1250
f/8.0
to 1/2000
*1 Maximum wide angle
*2 Maximum telephoto
z The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization
is 1/250 second. The camera automatically resets
the shutter speed to 1/250 second if a faster speed
is selected.
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Shutter Speed Display
The numbers in the table below indicate the shutter
speed in seconds. 1/160 indicates 1/160 second.
Also, quote marks indicate the decimal place, so that
0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2" indicates 2 seconds.
15" 13" 10" 8" 6" 5" 4" 3"2 2"5 2" 1"6 1"3 1"
0"8 0"6 0"5 0"4 0"3
1/4 1/5 1/6 1/8 1/10 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/25
1/30 1/40 1/50 1/60 1/80 1/100 1/125
1/160 1/200 1/250 1/320 1/400 1/500 1/640
1/800 1/1000 1/1250 1/1600 1/2000
See About the Safety Shift (p. 75).
Setting the Aperture
When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority AE
mode, the camera automatically selects a shutter
speed to match the brightness.
Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the
aperture) allows you to blur the background and
create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value
(closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to
background into focus. The larger the aperture value,
the greater the range of the image brought into clear
focus.
z Adjust the aperture value using the W or X arrow
when the image is underexposed (insufficient light)
or overexposed (too much light) and the correct
exposure cannot be obtained.
z Some aperture values cannot be selected
depending on the zoom position.
z In this mode, the maximum shutter speed with
synchronized flash is 1/250 second. The aperture
value setting may therefore be changed
automatically to match the synchronized flash
speed even if its value was set previously.
Aperture Setting Display
The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens
aperture.
f/2.8 f/3.2 f/3.5 f/4.0 f/4.5 f/5.0 f/5.3 f/5.6 f/6.3
f/7.1 f/8.0
z The brightness of the LCD monitor matches the
selected shutter speed and aperture value. If the
flash is set to
(Flash on, with red-eye
reduction) or (Flash on), the LCD Monitor will
always appear bright.
z When you press the shutter button halfway, the
difference between the standard exposure* and the
selected exposure appears on the LCD monitor. If
the difference is more than 2 stops, "-2" or "+2"
appears in red on the LCD monitor.
*
The standard exposure is calculated by the AE
function according to the selected metering
method.
About the Safety Shift
Shooting Mode Dial
See About the Safety Shift (p. 75).
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.
When the Safety Shift has been turned on (p. 67), it
may not be possible to obtain an appropriate
exposure with a shutter speed and aperture value
that have been set manually. In such a case, the
settings will automatically be adjusted so that they
fall within the range for an appropriate exposure.
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Selecting an AF Frame
When the flash fires, the settings will be
automatically adjusted even if Safety Shift has
been turned off.
The AF frame indicates the area of the
composition on which the camera focuses. You
can set the AF frame in the following way.
z For selecting AiAF (auto selection) or a
center-point AF frame, see below.
z See Setting an AF Frame Manually (p. 77).
Shooting Mode Dial
You can set the AF frame to Auto Selection (AiAF) or
to center-point. When Auto Selection (AiAF) is
selected, the camera automatically selects an AF
frame from 9 points to focus according to the
shooting conditions. With the digital zoom, the
center-point AF-frame is always selected.
2
1, 3
1 Press the
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button.
The AF frame appears in green on the LCD
monitor.
2 Select the auto selection or centerpoint AF frame using the S, T, W or
X arrow on the omni selector.
Setting an AF Frame Manually
Shooting Mode Dial
You can move the AF frame manually to the desired
position. This is convenient for focusing accurately
on your chosen subject to obtain the composition you
desire.
1 Press the
button.
The AF frame appears in green on the LCD
monitor.
e.g. Auto Selection
3 Press the
e.g. Center-point
button.
z You can immediately shoot the image using the
selected AF frame by pressing the shutter
button instead of pressing the
button.
2 Move the AF
frame to the
position you wish
to set using the
S, T, W or X
arrow on the omni
selector.
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Switching between Light Metering Modes
3 Press the
button.
z You can immediately shoot the image using the
selected AF frame by pressing the shutter
button instead of pressing
button.
z The AF frame will move back to its original
position (Center), if you hold down the
button.
Š Turn the LCD monitor on to set the AF frame to
the position you desire before shooting.
Š The AF frame is locked to center-point when
using the digital zoom or when an image is
shot using the viewfinder with the LCD monitor
off.
Š When [Spot AE Point] is selected as the light
metering mode, you can use the selected AF
frame as the spot AE point (p. 78).
Š For an explanation of the AF frame colors,
please refer to p. 27.
Š See Photo Tips and Information (p. 161).
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Shooting Mode Dial
Evaluative metering is the default light
metering mode. This can be switched to
another metering mode.
Evaluative
Light
Metering
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.
This mode is particularly well-suited for
backlit conditions and general photography.
CenterWeighted
Averaging
Averages the exposure from the entire image,
but places more weight on the subject at the
center.
Meters the area within the spot AE point
Spot AE Point frame.
Center
Locks the spot metering frame to the center
of the LCD monitor.
AF Point
Moves the spot AE point to the AF frame.
2 In the [
3
2, 3
1
(Rec.)]
menu, select
[Spot AE Point].
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
3 Select [Center] or
1 Press the
button to select a
metering mode.
z Each press of the
button changes the
metering mode as follows.
(Evaluative)
(Center-Weighted
Averaging)
(Spot AE Point)
[AF Point] using
the W or X arrow,
then press the
MENU button.
z When [Spot AE point] e.g. Center
is set to [Center], the
Spot AE Point
spot AE point frame
appears at the center of the LCD monitor, and
when [Spot AE Point] is set to [AF point], it
appears inside the selected AF frame.
z The icon of the currently selected light metering
mode appears on the LCD monitor.
If you have selected
(Spot AE point), go to step 2.
If you have selected
(Evaluative Light Metering)
or
(Center-Weighted Averaging), shoot the
image.
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Adjusting the Exposure
Shooting Mode Dial
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to
avoid making the subject too dark when it is
backlit or shot against a bright background or
to avoid making lights appear too bright in night
shots.
* The current setting is displayed.
z The settings can be adjusted in 1/3-stops in the
range of -2 stops to +2 stops.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. This
screen will appear again, once the image is
shot.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
z To cancel the exposure compensation, return
the setting to
using the W or X arrow.
1, 3
1 Press the FUNC. button.
2 Select * (+/(Exp.)) using the
S or T arrow, and
set the exposure
using the W or X
arrow.
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See Photo Tips and Information (p. 161).
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Shooting Mode Dial
Underwater
When the white balance mode is set to match
the light source, the camera reproduces colors
more accurately.
Custom
Combinations of setting contents and light source are
as follows.
Auto
Settings are automatically set by the camera
Daylight
For recording outdoors on a bright day
For recording under overcast, shady or
twilight skies
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3Tungsten
wavelength fluorescent lighting
For recording under warm-white, color-white
Fluorescent or warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent
lighting
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or
Fluorescent H daylight fluorescent-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting
Appropriate for shooting images with the
Waterproof Case WP-DC40 (sold separately).
This mode yields image data in the optimal
white balance to record images with natural
hues by reducing the bluish tone.
For setting a custom value with a white sheet
of paper, etc., to obtain the optimal white
balance for the conditions.
1, 3
Cloudy
Flash
For flash photography
2
1 Press the FUNC. button.
2 Select * (Auto)
using the S or T
arrow and select
the desired
setting using the
W or X arrow.
* The current setting is displayed.
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z Please see page 82 regarding the
custom setting.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. This
screen will appear again, once the image is shot.
z Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a
mercury-vapor lamp)
3 Press the FUNC. button.
The white balance cannot be adjusted when the
photo effect is set to
(Sepia) or
(B/W) (p. 85).
1, 4
3
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 an object, such as a piece of
white paper or cloth, or a photo-quality gray card that
you wish to establish as the standard white color.
Especially in the following cases, as the white
(Auto),
balance may not be correctly adjusted in
use
(Custom) to adjust the white balance.
z Shooting at close distances (macro)
z Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky,
sea or forest)
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1 Press the FUNC. button.
2 Select * (Auto)
using the S or T
arrow and select
(Custom) using
the W or X arrow.
* The current setting is
displayed.
3 Aim the camera at
a white paper or
cloth, or gray card
and press the SET
button.
The white balance data
is recorded.
z Aim the camera so that the white paper or cloth,
or gray card, completely fills the center of the
frame.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing you
to change the settings easily.
4 Press the FUNC. button.
Š You are recommended to set the white balance
when shooting in the following conditions.
- The shooting mode is set to
and the
exposure compensation and flash
exposure adjustment are set to ±0.
The correct white balance may not be
obtained when the exposure is incorrect
(image is completely black or white).
- The zoom is positioned to the telephoto
end setting.
Set the digital zoom to [Off].
- A mode other than
is selected.
In
mode, white balance data cannot be
read.
- The ISO speed is set to the same setting
to shoot the image.
- The flash is set to
(Flash On) or
(Flash Off).
Use the same flash setting as the one that will
be used for shooting when you set the white
balance. If the white balance setting
conditions and shooting conditions are not
the same, the correct white balance may not
be obtained.
When the flash is set to
(Auto with redeye reduction) or
(Auto), the flash may fire
while the white balance data is recorded to
the custom white balance. If this happens,
make sure the flash also fires when you shoot
the image.
Š The custom white balance will not be canceled
even if you reset camera settings to default
(p. 71).
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Changing the ISO Speed
2 Select
Shooting Mode Dial
By raising the ISO speed, you can shoot bright
images even in poor lighting conditions. This
function is convenient when you want to
prevent camera shake, shoot without the flash
or shoot with a faster shutter speed in dark
conditions.
You can choose from the following speeds: Auto, 50,
100, 200 and 400.
* (ISO
Speed) using the
S or T arrow and
select the desired
setting using the
W or X arrow.
* The current setting is displayed.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing you
to change the settings easily.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
1, 3
2
1 Press the FUNC. button.
zHigher ISO speeds increase the image noise.
To take clean images, use as low an ISO
speed as possible.
zThe AUTO setting selects the optimal ISO
speed. It will automatically raise the speed
when the light from the flash is insufficient to
illuminate the subject matter.
See Photo Tips and Information (p. 161).
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Changing the Photo Effect
Shooting Mode Dial
By setting a photo effect before you shoot, you
can change the look and feel of the pictures
you take.
Photo Effect Off
Low Sharpening
Emphasizes the contrast and color
saturation to record in bold color.
Tones down the contrast and color
saturation to record neutral hues.
Records subjects with softened
outlines.
Sepia
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
Custom Effect*
You can freely set the contrast,
sharpness and color saturation.
Vivid
Neutral
*
,
Records normally with this setting.
,
and
modes only
1, 3
2
1 Press the FUNC. button.
2 Select * (Effect
Off) using the S
or T arrow and
select the desired
setting using the
W or X arrow.
* The current setting is displayed.
When
is selected
z A screen allowing you
to set the contrast,
sharpness and color
saturation appears
when you press the SET button. Select the item
you wish to set using the S or T arrow, set it
using the W or X arrow and press the SET button.
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Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode)
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing you
to change the settings easily.
Contrast
z This function allows you to adjust the degree of
brightness.
z Select from - (Weak), 0 (Neutral) and +
(Strong).
Sharpness
z This function allows you to adjust how sharply
outlines are defined.
z Select from - (Weak), 0 (Neutral) and +
(Strong).
Saturation
z This function allows you to adjust the color
depth.
z Select from - (Weak), 0 (Neutral) and +
(Strong).
Shooting Mode Dial
In this mode, the camera automatically
changes the exposure within a set range to
take three shots after you press the shutter
button once.
You can adjust AEB settings in 1/3 stops within the
range of -2 stops to +2 stops of the standard
exposure setting. AEB settings can be combined with
exposure compensation settings (p. 80) to extend
the adjustment range. The images are recorded in
the following order: Standard exposure,
underexposure and overexposure.
1, 4
2, 3
3 Press the FUNC. button.
The white balance cannot be set when
(Sepia) or
(B/W) mode is selected.
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1 Press the FUNC. button.
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode)
2 Select
* (BKTOff) using the S
or T arrow.
* The current setting is
displayed.
3 Select
(AEB),
press the SET
button and adjust the compensation
range using the W or X arrow.
z Use X to expand the range and W to contract it.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing you
to change the settings easily.
Shooting Mode Dial
You can shoot three images while the focus
changes automatically when shooting with the
manual focus.
Three ranges -small, medium or large- can be
selected. Images are shot with the focus position
changing in the following order; current position,
backwards and forward.
1, 4
2, 3
4 Press the FUNC. button.
z Select
mode.
(BKT-Off) in Step 3 to cancel the AEB
1 Press the FUNC. button.
The AEB mode cannot be used for flash
photography. If the flash fires, only one image
gets recorded.
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2 Select
* (BKTOff) using the S
or T arrow, select
(Focus-BKT)
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
* The current setting is displayed.
3 Select a range
using the W or X
arrow.
z Use X to expand the range and W to contract it.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing you
to change the settings easily.
4 Press the FUNC. button and shoot
the image with the manual focus
(p. 98).
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z Select
(BKT-Off) in Step 2 to cancel the
Focus-BKT mode.
The Focus-BKT mode is not available when
shooting with the flash on. The camera will
revert to shooting only one image when the
flash is on.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)
z See Selecting an AF Frame (p. 76)
z See Switching between Light Metering Modes
(p. 78)
Shooting Mode Dial
You can set the exposure and focus separately.
This is effective when the contrast is too strong
between the subject and background or when
a subject is backlit.
You must set the flash to
. The AE lock
cannot be set if the flash fires.
1, 2
2 While pressing
the shutter button
halfway, press the
button.
z The exposure setting
locks (AE Lock) and
AE lock
the
icon appears
on the LCD monitor.
z Using any button other than the omni selector
cancels the AE lock.
3 Recompose the image and shoot.
2
1 Focus the AF frame or the spot
metering frame on the subject on
which you wish to lock the exposure
setting and press the shutter button
halfway.
The camera focuses on the subject in the AF frame.
The automatically selected combinations of
shutter speeds and aperture values can be
freely changed without altering the exposure
with the following procedures.
1. Turn the mode dial to ,
or
.
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Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock)
2. Focus on the subject on which you wish to
lock the exposure and press the shutter button
halfway.
3. Press the
button.
The exposure setting will lock and the
icon
will appear in the LCD monitor.
4. Press the W or X arrow until the desired
shutter speed or aperture value is reached.
5. Recompose the image and shoot. The setting
will cancel after the shot is taken.
Shooting Mode Dial
You can obtain the correct exposure regardless
of the location of your subject in the
composition.
1
2
3
1 Press the
to
button and set the flash
(flash on) (p. 38).
2 Focus the AF frame or the spot
metering frame on the subject on
which you wish to lock the flash
exposure setting and press the
shutter button halfway.
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Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings
3 While pressing the shutter button
halfway, press the
Shooting Mode Dial
button.
z The flash exposure compensation setting locks
(FE Lock) and the
icon appears on the LCD
monitor.
z The flash will fire a pre-flash and lock the flash
exposure to the required intensity to illuminate
the subject.
z Each time you press the
button, the flash
fires a pre-flash and exposure locks at the
required intensity for that composition.
z Using any button other than the omni selector
cancels the FE lock.
The flash fires with automatic flash
adjustments (except in the M mode), but it is
possible to set it so that it fires without any
adjustments ([Flash Output] can be set).
1, 2
1, 2
4 Recompose the image and shoot.
The FE lock function is not available when
[Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual].
1 Select [Flash
Adjust] from the
[ (Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [Auto] or [Manual] using the W
or X arrow and press the MENU
button.
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Setting the Flash Adjustment/Flash Output
Shooting Mode Dial
Flash Adjust
zWhen [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto], settings can
be adjusted in 1/3-stop increments in the range
of -2 stops to +2 stops.
zYou can enjoy flash photography with exposure
adjustments with the combined use of the
camera’s exposure compensation function.
Flash Output
zIn M mode or when [Flash Adjust] is set to
[Manual], the flash output can be controlled in
three steps when shooting.
2 Select
(+/(Flash) or Flash
Output) using the
S or T arrow.
3 Adjust the
compensation
using the W or X
arrow.
e.g. [Flash Adjust]
set to [Auto]
e.g. [Flash Adjust]
z You can shoot the
set to [Manual]
image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the shot,
allowing you to change the settings easily.
4 Press the FUNC. button.
1, 4
2, 3
1 Press the FUNC. button.
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Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires
Shooting Mode Dial
1, 2
The flash fires right after the shutter opens,
1st-curtain regardless of the shutter speed. Usually, the 1stcurtain is used when shooting.
The flash fires right before the shutter closes,
regardless of the shutter speed. Compared with the
2nd-curtain 1st-curtain, the flash fires later and this allows you to
shoot images in which, for example, a car's rear
lamps seem to trail off behind.
1, 2
1 From the
[ (Rec.)] menu,
select [Flash
Sync].
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [1st-curtain] or [2nd-curtain]
Image shot with the
1st-curtain setting
Image shot with the
2nd-curtain setting
using the W or X and press the
MENU button.
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
93
Shooting Images at Set Intervals (Intervalometer)
1 Select
Shooting Mode Dial
You can shoot images at a set interval. This
function can be used for fixed-point
observation of plants and blooming flowers.
The shooting interval time can be set from 1 to
60 minutes and 2 to 100 images can be shot.
Since the camera may shoot continuously for
an extended period of time, the use of the AC
Adapter Kit ACK700 (sold separately) is
recommended (p. 148).
5
1, 2, 3
1, 4
1
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6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
[Intervalometer]
from the
[ (Rec.)]
menu and press
the SET button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select an interval
time using the W or
X arrow.
z If you press the W or
X arrow continuously,
the interval time
changes in units of 5 minutes at a time.
3 Press the T arrow and select the
number of shots using the W or X
arrow.
z If you press the W or X arrow continuously, the
number of shots changes in units of 5 shots at a
time.
z The maximum number of shots* is determined
according to the CF card's remaining capacity.
* In some cases, the actual maximum number of
shots may be fewer than the displayed number.
4 Press the SET button.
z The camera exits the menu screen and Int.
appears at the lower right of the LCD monitor.
5 Press the shutter button.
z The first image is shot and the interval shooting
session starts.
z Once the set number of shots is taken the
camera automatically powers down regardless
of the power saving function settings.
z If the below operations are accessed while the
interval shooting is in process, the interval
shooting session will be canceled.
- Turning the shooting mode dial while the
camera is waiting to shoot the next image
- Pressing the shutter button halfway while the
camera is waiting to shoot the next image
- Opening the CF card slot / battery cover
- Switching to Playback mode
- Turning off the power
zOnce the interval shooting session is started,
all operation buttons become inactive.
zThe lens stays extended until the next image
is shot.
zImages are not displayed on the LCD monitor
right after being shot.
zInterval shooting is not available when the
date and time are not set.
zContinuous Shooting, AEB mode and FocusBKT mode are not available. The Self-timer
can only be used for the first shot in the
series.
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
95
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus
The autofocus may not work well on the
following types of subjects.
z Subjects with extremely low contrast to the
surroundings
z Subjects mixing close and far objects
z Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center
of the composition
z Subjects that are moving quickly
z When shooting through glass, get as close as
possible to avoid reflection off the glass.
z Subjects with horizontal stripes
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 or AF lock.
Shooting with Focus Lock
Shooting Mode Dial
1
96
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
2, 3
1 Aim the AF frame at an object at a
similar distance to the subject you
wish to shoot.
2 Press the shutter button halfway to
lock the focus.
z 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 AF lock or AE lock when this
happens.
3 Keep it pressed while you
recompose the image and press the
shutter button all the way to shoot
the image.
z Pressing the MF button a second time cancels
the manual focus mode.
Shooting in AF Lock Mode
Shooting Mode Dial
3 Recompose the image and press the
shutter button all the way to shoot
the image.
1
2, 3
2
1 Aim the AF frame at an object at a
AF lock is convenient because you can let go of
the shutter button to recompose the image. In
addition, since the focus stays locked to the
same position even after the shot is taken, you
can immediately shoot the next image with the
same focus position.
similar distance to the subject you
wish to shoot.
2 Press the shutter button halfway and
while keeping it pressed, press the
MF button.
z appears on the LCD monitor.
z The focus will stay locked even if you release
the shutter button and MF button.
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
97
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
Shooting Mode Dial
The focus can be manually set.
2
1
1
z When the [ (Rec.)] menu's [MF-Point Zoom]
is set to [On], the portion of the image in that
frame will appear magnified.*1
* Except in the
, when the digital zoom is
activated or a TV is used as the display.
*1Can also be set so that the image displayed is
not magnified (p. 67).
z The MF indicator shows approximate figures.
Use them as a shooting guideline only.
z Adjust the focus using the S or T arrow until
the image appears focused.
z Pressing the MF button a second time cancels
the manual focus mode.
2 Press the shutter button all the way
1 Press and hold
to shoot the image.
the MF button,
then press the S
or T arrow.
z The focus will lock and
the
icon and the
MF indicator will
appear on the LCD monitor.
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6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
MF Indicator
Using the Manual Focus in
Combination with the Auto Focus
Shooting Mode Dial
The camera automatically searches for a more
suitable focusing point from the current
manually focused location.
3 Press the shutter button all the way
to shoot the image.
You cannot change the AF frame setting while
focusing manually. Cancel the manual focus
mode, then change the AF frame setting.
You can change the MF indicator displayed
distance units (p. 69).
3
1
1
2
1 Focus the camera with the manual
focus.
2 Press the SET button.
z The camera focuses automatically to a more
accurate focusing point near the current
focusing point.
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
99
Saving Custom Settings
Shooting Mode Dial
1
You can save frequently used shooting modes
and various shooting settings to the
(Custom) mode. When necessary, you can
then shoot images with previously saved
settings by simply turning the shooting mode
dial to . Settings that are usually forgotten
when the shooting mode is changed or when
the power is turned off (such as Continuous
Shooting and Self-timer mode) are also
remembered.
3, 4
3, 5
1 Turn the shooting mode dial to
,
,
or
,
.
z When you wish to re-save partially modified
settings (except shooting mode) that were
previously saved in the
mode, select .
2 Set the setting contents you wish to
save.
Settings that can be saved to the
z Shooting mode ( ,
,
, )
z Items that can be set in ,
,
modes (p. 174)
z Shooting menu settings
z Zoom location
z Manual focus location
100
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
mode
and
3 Select [Save
Settings] from the
[ (Rec.)] menu
and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
4 Select [OK] and press the SET
button.
5 Press the MENU button.
Š The setting contents do not influence other
shooting modes.
Š Saved settings can be reset (p. 71).
6. Shooting-Advanced Functions
101
7. Playback-Advanced Functions
Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated 90° and 270° clockwise
on the LCD monitor.
Original
90°
270°
2 Select an image
you want to rotate
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
z The image cycles to
the next orientation (90° 270° original)
each time the SET button is pressed.
3 Press the MENU button.
1, 2
1, 2
1, 3
1 Select [Rotate]
from the [
(Play)] menu and
press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
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7. Playback-Advanced Functions
z The Play menu appears again. Press the
MENU button again to close the menu.
zMovies cannot be rotated.
zWhen images are downloaded to a computer,
the orientation of images rotated by the
camera will depend upon the software used to
download the images.
Š Images can be magnified when rotated (p. 43).
Š Images taken vertically with the auto rotate
function (p. 111) set to [On] will automatically
be rotated to the vertical position when viewed
on the LCD monitor.
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In Playback mode (including single image
playback, index playback, magnified playback
and the review immediately after shooting in
Shooting mode) you can attach sound memos
(up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound
data is saved in WAVE format.
2
1
2
1 Press the
button while playing
back images.
z The Sound Memo panel appears.
2 Select
and the time remaining are displayed. Speak
towards the microphone of the camera.
z To stop recording, press the SET button. To
restart recording, press the SET button again.
z You can add as many sound memos as you like
until their total time reaches 60 seconds.
Playing back the Sound Memos
z Select
. Images with sound memos are
displayed with the mark (they do not display
in No Information display mode). To stop
playback, press the SET button. To restart
playback, press the SET button again. You can
adjust the volume using the S or T arrow.
Erasing the Sound Memos
z Check that is displayed and select
.
Exiting the Sound Memos Menu
z Press the
button.
using
the W or X arrow
and press the
SET button.
z The recording starts,
and the elapsed time
Sound Memo Panel
7. Playback-Advanced Functions
103
Automated Playback (Slide Show)
zYou cannot attach sound memos to movies.
zYou cannot record or playback sound memos
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.
zSound memos for protected images cannot
be erased (p. 108).
Slide show image settings are based on DPOF
standards (p. 127).
Starting a Slide Show
All images, or a selection of images, can be
displayed one-by-one in an automated slide show.
All Images
Plays all the images on the CF card in
order
Slide Show 1 - 3
Plays the images selected for each show
in order (p. 105)
The volume can be adjusted in the Set up menu
(p. 68). If you set [Mute] to [On] in the Set up
menu, no sound is reproduced, however, you
can resume the sound and adjust the volume by
pressing the S or T arrow.
1, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 4
1 In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
[Slide Show] and
press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
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7. Playback-Advanced Functions
2 Select [Program]
using the S or T
arrow and select
between [All
images] or one of
[Show 1]-[Show 3]
using the W or X arrow.
3 Select [Start] using the S or T arrow
and press the SET button.
The show will start and automatically stop when
the show is done.
Pausing and Resuming a Slide Show
z Press the SET button to pause the show. Press
it again to resume.
Fast Forward/Rewinding a Slide Show
z User the W or X arrow to move to the previous
or next image.
Stopping a Slide Show
z Press the MENU button during a slide show to
stop it and display the slide show menu.
4 When the slide show is over, press
the MENU button.
The slide show menu appears again. Press the
MENU button again to close the menu.
Š Movie images play for the length of time that
they were recorded regardless of the time set
in the slide show settings.
Š The power saving function is disabled while a
slide show plays on the camera (p. 109).
Selecting Images for Slide Shows
You can mark images for inclusion in slide shows 1-3.
Up to 998 images may be marked per slide show.
Images display in the order of their selection.
2, 3, 4
3
1, 5
7. Playback-Advanced Functions
105
1 Display the slide show menu (p. 104).
2 Select [Program]
using the S or T
arrow and select
[Show 1], [Show
2] or [Show 3]
using the W or X
arrow.
z A checkmark (3) will appear beside a show
already containing images.
3 Choose [Select] using the S, T, W
or X arrow and press the SET
button.
4 Mark images to include in the show.
Single Image Playback
z Move between images
using the W or X
arrow and mark or
remove marks from
images using the S or
T arrow.
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7. Playback-Advanced Functions
z The selection number and a check mark (3)
appear at the bottom of selected images.
Index Playback
z Press the zoom
button's
or the
button to switch to
index playback (3
images).
z Select an image using
the W or X arrow and mark or remove marks
from images using the S or T arrow.
z The selection number and a check mark (3)
appear at the bottom of selected images.
z After you press the SET button, you can select
all the images by selecting [Mark all] using the
S or T arrow and pressing the SET button
again. You can deselect all the images by
selecting [Clear all].
z You can select images using the W or X arrow
and change the settings using the S or T
arrow after [Mark all] or [Clear all] has been
selected.
5 Press the MENU button.
z The image selection screen will close.
Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings
Play Time
Sets the duration that each image in a slide show is
displayed. The options are any one of 3-10 seconds,
15 seconds, 30 seconds and Manual.
Repeat
Sets whether the slide show stops when all the slides
have been displayed or continues to display until
stopped.
2, 3, 4
2
1, 5
1 Display the slide show menu (p. 104).
2 Select [Set up]
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
3 Select [Play Time] or [Repeat] using
the S or T arrow.
4 Select a setting
using the W or X
arrow.
Play time
z Select a play time.
Repeat
z Select [On] or [Off].
5 Press the MENU button.
The set up menu closes.
Š The display interval may vary somewhat for
some images.
Š Slide shows can be easily edited on a
computer with the supplied software
(ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser).
7. Playback-Advanced Functions
107
Protecting Images
You can protect important images from
accidental erasure.
2
1, 2
1, 2
1, 3
1 In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
[Protect] and
press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select an image
you want to
protect using the
W or X arrow and
press the SET
button.
108
7. Playback-Advanced Functions
z The
icon appears on protected images.
z To remove the protection, press the SET button
again (in protection mode).
z You can make the selection of images easier by
toggling between single image playback and
index playback with the zoom button or the
button.
3 Press the MENU button.
The protect window closes.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF
card erases all data, including protected
images (p. 19) and other file types. Please
check the contents of a CF card before
formatting it.
Setting the Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving
function. Depending on the power saving setting
(p. 69), the camera may power down or the LCD
monitor may go off automatically.
z Auto Power Down
[On]:
[Off]:
zShooting mode
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the
last time a camera control is accessed. The LCD
monitor automatically shuts off approximately 1
minute*1 after the last time a camera control is
accessed even if [Auto Power Down] is set to
[Off]. Press any of the camera’s button to turn the
LCD monitor back on.
*1 This time can be changed.
zPlayback mode
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the
last time a control is accessed on the camera.
zPrinter Connection mode
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the
last time a control is accessed on the camera.
The power saving function does not activate.
8. Camera Settings
When the Auto Power Down Function
Activates
Turn the power on again.
Shooting mode: Close the lens cover, then open it
again.
Playback/Printer Connection mode: Press the
(Playback) button.
When the Display Off Function Activates
The LCD monitor will be displayed if any of the
camera's buttons are pressed.
Š Please note that the camera continues to
consume a minimal amount of power even
when the power saving function shuts it down.
Š The power saving function is disabled while a
slide show plays on the camera or during a
computer connection (p. 104, 117).
z Display Off (Shooting Mode Only)
The LCD monitor shuts off after a specified period of time
elapses and no camera control is accessed.
The following time settings can be selected: 10 sec./20 sec./
30 sec./1 min.*2/2 min./3 min.
*2 Default setting
8. Camera Settings
109
3 Select [Display Off] using the S or T
1, 2, 3
1
1, 4
1 Select [Power
Saving] in the
[ (Set up)] menu
and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [Auto Power
Down] using the S
or T arrow and
select [On] or [Off]
using the W or X
arrow.
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8. Camera Settings
4
arrow and select a time using the W or
X arrow.
Press the MENU button.
Setting the Auto Rotate Function
2 Select [On] using the W or X arrow
Shooting Mode Dial
and press the MENU button.
This camera is equipped with an Intelligent
Orientation sensor that detects the orientation
of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the
correct viewing orientation in the display. You
can turn this function on/off.
1, 2
1, 2
1 Select [Auto
z When this function is On, an icon showing the
orientation of the camera appears at the upper
right corner of the LCD monitor if it is set to
Information View.
: Normal
: Camera on right end
: Camera on left end
zThis function may not operate correctly when
the camera is pointed straight up or down.
Check that the correct camera orientation
icon (e.g.
) is displayed and if it is not, then
set the Auto Rotate function to [Off].
zEven if the Auto Rotate function is set to [On],
the orientation of images downloaded to a
computer will depend upon the software used
to download the images.
Rotate] in the
[ (Set up)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
8. Camera Settings
111
Resetting the File Numbers
When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the
Intelligent Orientation sensor judges the upper
end to be "up" and the lower end to be "down". It
then regulates the optimal white balance and
exposure for vertical photography. This function
operates regardless of the On/Off status of the
Auto Rotate function.
The images you shoot are automatically
assigned a file number.
You can select the way those file numbers are
assigned.
On
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.
Off
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.
1, 2
1, 2
112
8. Camera Settings
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
1 In the [
(Set up)]
menu, select [File
No. Reset].
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [On] using
My Camera allows you to customize the startup image and sound, operation, self-timer and
shutter sounds. Each menu item has three
choices.
Changing My Camera Settings
the W or X arrow and press the
MENU button.
Š Setting the [File No. Reset] to [Off] is useful for
avoiding file name duplication when images
are downloaded to a computer.
Š See Managing Image Files (p. 162).
1, 2
1, 3
1 Press the MENU
button and press
the X arrow twice.
The [ (My Camera)]
menu appears.
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113
2 Select a menu item using the S or T
This function registers new contents to the
and
options.
: Off
: General
: Science fiction theme
: Animal theme
z The contents of the
and
changed (p. 70).
Images recorded onto the CF card and newly
recorded sounds can be added to the camera. 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.
options can be
3 Press the MENU button.
The menu closes and settings are activated.
z In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by
pressing the shutter button halfway.
Š If you select [Theme] in Step 2, you can select
a consistent theme for each of the My Camera
settings.
Š If [Mute] in the [ (Set up)] menu is set to [On],
no sound is reproduced except for the error
warning signal regardless of the selected My
Camera settings (p. 70). The Start-up image
displays.
114
Registering My Camera Settings
arrow, then select setting content
using the W or X arrow.
8. Camera Settings
· Start-up Image
· Start-up Sound
· Operation Sound
· Selftimer Sound
· Shutter Sound
Š To return the My Camera Settings to their
default values, you will need to use a
computer. Use the bundled software program
(ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser) to upload
the default settings to your camera.
The CF card images and sounds can be registered to
the camera with the following procedures.
The start-up image screen or the sound recording
menu appears
1
2, 3, 5
5
2
4
1 Press the
2
button to switch to the
Playback mode (p. 22).
Press the MENU
button and press
the X arrow twice.
The [ (My Camera)]
menu appears.
3 Select the menu
item you wish to register using the S or
T arrow and select
or
using the
W or X arrow.
appears.
4 Press the DISPLAY button.
Registering a Start-up
Image
z Select the image you
wish to register using
the W or X arrow and
press the SET button.
Registering Start-up,
Operation, Self-timer
and Shutter Sounds
z Select
(Record)
using the W or X
arrow and press the
SET button.
z Recording will start and automatically stop
when the time is exceeded.
Start-up Sound: 1 sec.
Operation Sound: 0.3 sec.
Self-timer Sound: 2 sec.
Shutter Sound: 0.3 sec.
z Select
(Register) and press the SET button.
5 Select [OK] using the W or X arrow
and press the SET button.
8. Camera Settings
115
zThe following cannot be registered as My
Camera settings.
- RAW images
- Movies
- Sound recorded using the Sound Memo
function (p. 103)
zWhen you register new My Camera settings,
the previously registered settings are erased.
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 (except RAW
images, movies and sounds recorded using the
Sound Memo function).
z Start-up Image
- Recording image format JPEG (Base line JPEG)
- Sampling rate
4:2:0 or 4:2:2
- Image size
320 x 240 pixels
- File size
20 KB or less
z Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer
Sound and Shutter Sound
- Recording format
WAVE (monaural)
- Quantization bit
8 bit
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8. Camera Settings
- Sampling frequency 11.025 kHz and 8.000 kHz
- Recording time
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
Start-up Sound
1.0 sec. or less 1.3 sec. or less
Operation Sound
0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less
Selftimer Sound
2.0 sec. or less 2.0 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less
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 a self-timer sound so the camera will play back
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 My Camera
files.
Downloading Images to a Computer
The following methods can be used to
download images recorded by the camera to a
computer. Some methods are not applicable to
all operating systems. Also, depending on the
camera, which operating systems are
supported may vary. Be sure to check
Computer System Requirements beforehand
(p. 118).
z Downloading via a Camera to
Computer Connection
Windows Windows Windows Windows
98
Me
2000
XP
Mac
OS 9
Mac
OS X
z With this method, you download images using
computer commands after you have installed
the appropriate software.
See Connecting the Camera to a
Computer (p. 118) on the right and the
separate Software Starter Guide.
9. Additional Features
Windows Windows Windows Windows
98
Me
2000
XP
z With this method, you download images using
camera button operations after you have
installed the appropriate software (the
computer settings only need to be adjusted for
the first download).
See Connecting the Camera to a Computer
(p. 118) and Downloading Images by Direct
Transfer (p. 122).
Windows
XP
Mac
OS X
z With this method, you download images using
computer commands without installing any
software.
See Connecting the Camera to a
Computer (p. 118) (software installation is
not required) and Connecting the Camera
to the Computer to Download Images
without Installing the Software (p. 124).
z Downloading Directly from a CF Card
With this method, you download images using a card
adapter or card reader.
See Downloading Directly from a CF Card
(p. 124).
9. Additional Features
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Connecting the Camera to a Computer
PowerShot S60
Computer System Requirements
Please install and use the software on a computer
which meets the requirements below.
OS
z Windows
Computer
Model
PowerShot S70
OS
Computer
Model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard
Disk Space
Display
118
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) only
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 only
Windows XP (Including Service Pack 1)
The above OS should be pre-installed on
computers with built-in USB ports.
Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor
Windows 98 SE/Windows Me: 128 MB or more
Windows 2000/Windows XP: 256 MB or more
USB
zCanon Utilities
ZoomBrowser EX:
250 MB or more
(Including the PhotoRecord printing program)
PhotoStitch:
40 MB or more
zCanon Camera TWAIN Driver:25 MB or more
zCanon Camera WIA Driver: 25 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better is
required
9. Additional Features
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard
Disk Space
Display
Windows 98 (Including Second Edition)
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP (Including Service Pack 1)
The above OS should be pre-installed on
computers with built-in USB ports.
Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000: Pentium
150 MHz or higher processor
Windows XP: Pentium 300 MHz or higher processor
For all of the above OS: Pentium 500 MHz or higher
processor is recommended (for editing movies)
Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows 2000: 64 MB or
more
Windows XP: 128 MB or more
For all of the above OS: 128 MB or more is
recommended (for editing movies)
USB
zCanon Utilities
ZoomBrowser EX:
200 MB or more
(Including the PhotoRecord printing program)
PhotoStitch:
40 MB or more
zCanon Camera TWAIN Driver:25 MB or more
zCanon Camera WIA Driver: 25 MB or more
800 x 600 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better is
required
1,024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended
z Macintosh
PowerShot S70
OS
Computer
Model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard
Disk Space
Display
Mac OS X (v10.1.5 ~ v10.3)
The above OS should be preinstalled on computers
with built-in USB ports.
PowerPC G3/G4/G5
256 MB or more
USB
zCanon Utilities
ImageBrowser:
200 MB or more
PhotoStitch:
40 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 colors or better is required
PowerShot S60
OS
Computer
Model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard
Disk Space
Display
Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/v10.2/v10.3)
The above OS should be preinstalled on computers
with built-in USB ports.
PowerPC
Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2: 64 MB or more of application
memory
Mac OS X (v10.1/v10.2/v10.3): 128 MB or more
USB
zCanon Utilities
ImageBrowser:
120 MB or more
PhotoStitch:
30 MB or more
800 x 600 pixels/32,000 colors or better is required
1,024 x 768 pixels or better is recommended
You must install the software and driver bundled on
the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk
onto your computer before connecting the camera
to a computer.
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.
Š You do not need to turn off the camera or
computer power when making a USB
connection.
Š Please refer to your computer's manual for
information regarding the location of the USB
port.
Š You are recommended to use fully charged
battery pack or AC Adapter Kit ACK700 (sold
separately) to power the camera when
connecting to a computer (p. 14, p. 148).
Š All procedures performed with a connection to
a USB 2.0 compliant board are not
guaranteed.
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119
1 Install the driver and the software
applications bundled on the Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk (prior
to first connection only).
z Please see the Software Starter Guide for the
installation procedures.
z With a Macintosh, it is next necessary to set the
ImageBrowser auto start settings (only with
PowerShot S70). Please see the Software
Starter Guide.
2 Use the supplied interface cable to
connect the computer's USB port to
the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
USB port
Interface cable
120
9. Additional Features
DIGITAL Terminal
1. Open the terminal cover
with your finger nail.
2. Insert the connector until it
clicks.
Always grasp the
connector to remove the
USB cable from the
camera's DIGITAL
terminal.
Windows
J Proceed to steps 3 and 4 below.
Macintosh
J Refer to the Software Starter Guide and
download images.
3 Select [Canon CameraWindow] in
the events dialog that appears on the
computer and click [OK] (first time
only).
e.g. PowerShot S70
In the case of PowerShot S70
If the events dialog fails to appear, click the
[Start] menu, followed by [Programs] or [All
Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow]
and [CameraWindow].
The window shown
left will display.
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121
In the case of PowerShot S60
If the events dialog fails to appear, click the
[Start] menu, followed by [Programs] or [All
Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow]
and [CameraWindow - Set Auto-Launch].
Click [Set] in the [CameraWindow-Set
Auto-Launch] window (first time only).
The window shown
left will display.
z Using the software and computer to
download images:
JSee the Software Starter Guide.
z Using the Camera to Download Images
(Direct Transfer Function):
JSee Downloading Images by Direct Transfer.
Downloading Images by Direct Transfer
Use this method to download images using camera
operations. Install the supplied software and adjust
the computer settings before using this method for
the first time (p. 118).
All Images
New Images
DPOF Trans.
Images
Select & Transfer
Wallpaper
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9. Additional Features
Transfers and saves all images to the
computer.
Transfers and saves to the computer
only the images that have not been
previously transferred.
Transfers and saves to the computer
only the images with DPOF Transfer
Order settings (p. 134).
Transfers and saves single images to
the computer as you view and select
them.
Transfers and saves single images to
the computer as you view and select
them.
The transferred images display on the
computer desktop.
1 Use the supplied interface cable to
2
connect the computer's USB port to
the camera's DIGITAL terminal. (See
step 2 on p. 120.)
Confirm that the
Direct Transfer
menu is displayed
on the camera's
LCD monitor.
z The
button will
Direct Transfer Menu
light blue.
z Press the MENU button if the Direct Transfer
menu fails to appear.
All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans.
Images
3 Use S or T to
select ,
or
and press the
button.
z To cancel the transfer,
press the SET button.
z The images will download and the Direct
Transfer menu will reappear.
Select & Transfer/Wallpaper
3 Use S or T to select
press the
button).
or
and
button (or SET
4 Use W or X to
select images to
download and
press the
button (or SET
button).
z The images will download.
z The
button will blink blue while
downloading is in progress.
5 Press the MENU button.
z The Direct Transfer menu will display again.
Only JPEG format images can be downloaded
as wallpaper for the computer. After images are
transferred, they are automatically converted to
BMP format.
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123
Š During the downloading of images with [All
Images], [New Images] or [DPOF Trans.
Images], the
button does not blink blue.
Š The option selected with the
button is
retained even when the camera's power is shut
off. The previous setting will be in effect the
next time the Direct Transfer menu is
displayed. The image selection screen will
appear directly when the Select and Transfer
or the Wallpaper option was last selected.
Connecting the Camera to the Computer to
Download Images without Installing the Software
the camera's DIGITAL terminal. (See
step 2 on p. 120.)
2 Follow the onscreen instructions to
proceed with downloading.
Downloading Directly from a CF card
1 Eject the CF card from the camera
and insert it into a CF card reader
connected to the computer.
If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (v10.1/
v10.2/v10.3), you can use the software distributed
with these operating systems to download images
without installing the software bundled on the Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for
downloading images to a computer in which the
software is not installed. However, please note that
there are certain limitations to downloading images
with this method. For more details, please refer to the
For Windows® XP and Mac OS X Users leaflet.
1 Use the supplied interface cable to
connect the computer's USB port to
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9. Additional Features
z If you are using a PC card reader or a PC card
slot, first insert the CF card into a PC card
adapter (sold separately) and then insert the
loaded adapter into the slot.
Viewing Images on a TV Set
z Refer to your card adapter's or card reader's
manual for information regarding the connection
between the computer and card adapter or card
reader.
2 Double-click the icon of the drive
with the CF card.
z Depending on the operating system, a window
opens automatically.
A video-compatible television connected via the
supplied AV Cable AVC-DC300 can be used to
view images as you shoot or play back them.
1 Turn off the camera (p. 21) and the TV.
2 Attach the AV cable to the A/V OUT
terminal on the camera.
3 Copy images from the card into a
folder of your choice on the hard
disk.
z The images are stored in the [xxx CANON]
folders located in the [DCIM] folder (where xxx
is a three-digit number from 100 to 998
(p. 162)).
3 Plug the other ends of the AV cable
to the video in and audio in jacks on
the TV.
Yellow Plug
To the Video In Jack
Black Plug
To the Audio In Jack
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125
4 Turn on the TV and switch it to Video
mode.
5 Power the camera into Shooting
mode or Playback mode (p. 21).
z The image will appear on the TV. Shoot or play
back images as usual.
Š No image will appear on the LCD monitor when
the camera is connected to a TV monitor.
Š The video output signal can be switched
(NTSC or PAL) to accommodate different
regional standards. 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.
Š 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.
Š A TV set cannot be used in the
(Stitch
Assist) mode.
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9. Additional Features
About Printing
There are two ways of printing images shot with this camera.
z You can easily print images stored in the CF card by connecting the camera to a direct print compatible
button.
printer*1 with a cable and then pressing the camera’s
z 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 that supports DPOF to have them
printed out later.
*1 This
camera complies with the industry standard PictBridge, therefore, in addition to Canon CP and Bubble
Jet printers, you can also connect the camera to non-Canon PictBridge compliant printers and print images.
*2 Digital Print Order Format
This manual explains the DPOF print settings. For information on how to print images, refer to the Direct
Print User Guide supplied with the camera.
Also, refer to your printer's manual.
9. Additional Features
127
Print settings (DPOF Print Settings) (p. 129)
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer
Order) (p. 134)
Direct Print
Compatible Printers
Direct Print Compatible Printing
- For details, see the Direct Print user Guide.
- Also, refer to your printer's manual.
Photo Lab
zCP Printer
zBubble Jet
Printer
zNon-Canon PictBridge
compliant printers
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9. Additional Features
„Printers that Can Be Used with this Camera
Canon Direct Print Compatible CP Printers
- See the System Map
Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printers
- For more information, visit your nearest Canon
retailer.
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.
Refer to the Direct Print User Guide for instructions
on how to select print settings from the printer.
zThe
mark may appear 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.
zThe output of some digital printers or photo
lab services may not reflect the specified print
settings.
zPrint settings cannot be set for movies and
RAW format images.
Selecting Images for Printing
3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 4
1 In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
[Print Order] and
press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [Order]
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
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129
3 Select images for printing.
Single Images
z When the print type
Number of copies
(p. 131) is set to
[Standard] or [Both],
select an image using
the W or X arrow. You
can set the number of
copies (up to 99) to be
printed using the S or
T arrow.
z When the print type
(p. 131) is set to
[Index], select an
image using the W or
X arrow and mark or
remove marks from
images using the S or
T arrow. A check mark appears on the marked
image.
z You can use the same procedures to select
images in index playback (3 images).Press the
zoom button's
or
button to switch
between single image playback and index
playback.
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9. Additional Features
All the Images on the
CF Card
z Press the zoom
button's
or
button to switch to
index playback (3
images).
Number of copies
z You can set one copy
of each image to print by pressing the SET
button, then selecting [Mark all] using the S or
T arrow, and pressing the SET button again.
z 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.
z You can cancel all the settings by selecting
[Clear all].
z You can select images using the W or X arrow
and change the settings using the S or T
arrow after [Mark all] or [Clear all] has been
selected.
4 Press the MENU button.
The selection mode will turn off and the Print
Order menu will reappear.
Š Images are printed in order from oldest to
newest by the shooting date.
Š A maximum of 998 images can be marked per
CF card.
Š 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).
Š Print settings can also be assigned to images
with the supplied software programs
(ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser) on a
computer.
Setting the Print Style
The following print settings can be selected.
Print Type
Standard
Prints one image per page
Index
Prints the selected images together at
a reduced size in an index format
Both
Prints the images in both the standard
and index formats
Date
Adds the date to the print
File No.
Adds the file number to the print
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131
3 Select [Print
1, 2, 3
1, 2
1, 4
1 In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
[Print Order] and
press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [Set up]
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
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9. Additional Features
Type], [Date] or
[File No.] using
the S or T arrow
and select
settings using the
W or X arrow.
Print Type
z Select [Standard], [Index] or [Both].
Date
z Select [On] or [Off].
File No.
z Select [On] or [Off].
4 Press the MENU button.
The set up menu will close and the Print Order
menu will reappear.
zWhen [Print Type] is set to [Index], the [Date]
and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the
same time.
zIf [Print Type] is set to [Both] or [Standard],
both [Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On],
however, the items that can be printed will
vary depending on the printer used.
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].
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1
The date prints as the date and time in the
format specified in the Set Date/Time menu
(p. 24).
1 In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
[Print Order] and
press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
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133
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)
2 Select [Reset]
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
3 Select [OK] using
the W or X arrow
and press the SET
button.
You can use the camera to specify settings for
images before downloading to a computer.
Refer to the Software Starter Guide for
instructions on how to transfer images to your
computer. However, if you are using a
PowerShot S60 with Mac OS X, images
marked for transfer cannot be transferred to the
computer together in one batch.
The settings used on the camera comply with
the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
standards.
The
mark may appear on images that have
had transfer marks set by another DPOF
compliant camera. These settings will be
overwritten by any transfer marks set by your
camera.
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9. Additional Features
Selecting Images for Transferring
3
1, 2, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 4
1 In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
[Transfer Order]
and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 63).
2 Select [Order]
using the W or X
arrow and press
the SET button.
z To cancel the image transfer settings, select
[Reset] instead.
3 Select images for transferring.
Single Images
z Select an images
using the W or X
arrow and mark or
remove marks from
images using the S or
T arrow. A check
mark (3) appears on the marked image.
z You can use the same procedures to select
images in index playback (3 images).Press the
zoom button's
to switch between single
image playback to index playback.
All the Images on a CF
Card
z Press the zoom
button's
to switch
to index playback (3
images).
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135
z Press the SET button and select [Mark all]
using the S or T arrow, then press the SET
button again to select all the images.
z If you select [Clear all] instead or [Mark all], you
cam remove marks from all the images.
z You can select images using the W or X arrow
and change the settings using the S or T
arrow after [Mark all] or [Clear all] has been
selected.
4 Press the MENU button.
The selection mode will turn off and the Transfer
Order menu will reappear.
Š Images are transferred in order from oldest to
newest by the shooting date.
Š A maximum of 998 images can be marked per
CF card.
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9. Additional Features
List of Messages
Appendix
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor.
z For messages which may appear when a printer is connected, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Busy...
Image is being recorded to, or read from, CF card.
Resetting all the camera and menu settings to default
No memory card
You turned on the power 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 accommodate more images, image settings (such as slide shows or print settings) or
sound memos.
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 Set up 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. 19). Please note that formatting will erase all the existing images and other data.
Change the battery pack.
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace it immediately with a charged battery pack or
recharge it.
No image
No images recorded on CF card.
Image too large
You attempted to play back an image larger than 4064 x 3048 pixels.
Incompatible JPEG format
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG file.
Corrupted data
You attempted to play back an image with corrupted data.
RAW
You attempted to play back a RAW image in an incompatible format.
Cannot magnify!
You attempted to magnify a movie or an image that was photographed with another camera, recorded in a
different format, or edited on a computer.
Appendix
137
Cannot rotate
You attempted to rotate a movie or an image that was photographed with another camera, recorded in a
different format, or edited on a computer.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a special format (proprietary format used by the
camera of another manufacturer, etc.) or a movie clip recorded by another camera.
Incompatible WAVE format
Cannot attach sound memos to the image because the image has some sound file recorded in an
inappropriate format.
Protected!
You attempted to erase a protected image or movie.
Too many marks
Too many images have been marked with print settings, transfer settings or slide show settings. Cannot
process any more.
Unselectable image
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG file.
Cannot complete!
Couldn’t save the print, transfer or slide show settings.
Cannot register this image!
You attempted to register an image or movie recorded with another camera or shot in the RAW format as a
start-up image.
Cannot change!
You attempted to change to the RAW format an image that was shot with the digital zoom or that was
already recorded in the RAW format.
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Appendix
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Camera will not operate Power is not turned on.
CF card slot / battery cover opened.
Insufficient battery voltage.
Camera will not record
Poor contact between camera and battery
terminals.
Camera is in Playback or computer/printer
connection mode.
Solution
Turn on the camera.
See Turning the Power On/Off (p. 21)
Confirm that the CF card slot cover and battery cover are
securely closed.
zFully charge the battery, then put it in the camera.
zUse the Compact Power Adapter.
Wipe the terminals with a clean, dry cloth.
zSwitch to Shooting mode.
zSee Switching Between Shooting and Playback (p. 22).
zDuring a computer or printer connection, disconnect the
interface cable before switching the camera to Shooting mode.
Flash is charging (Blinking on LCD monitor). Wait until stops blinking and lights steadily, signaling that the
flash is charged, then press the shutter button.
CF card full.
zInsert a new CF card.
zIf required, download the images to a computer and erase
them from the CF card to make space.
CF card not formatted correctly.
zFormat CF card.
See Formatting a CF Card (p. 19).
zIf reformatting doesn't work, the CF card logic circuits may be
damaged. Contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
Appendix
139
Problem
Cannot play back
Cause
Solution
You attempted to play back images shot with
In some cases you may be able to play back the image if you upload
another camera or images edited on a computer. it to your camera using the bundled software (ZoomBrowser EX or
Image Browser). See the ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser
Software User Guide (PDF).
File name was changed with a computer or file Set the file name or location to the file format/structure of the
location was changed.
camera.
See About File and Folder Numbers (p. 162)
Lens will not retract
CF card slot / battery cover opened with camera Close the CF card slot / battery cover, then turn off the camera.
on.
CF card slot cover or battery cover opened while Close the CF card slot / battery cover, then turn off the camera.
camera was recording to CF card (warning signal).
Switched to Playback mode from Shooting
The lens does not retract in this case. To make the lens retract,
mode.
close the lens cover.
Battery pack consumed Battery terminals are dirty.
Wipe them well with a dry cloth before use.
quickly
Battery pack capacity reduced because of
Replace the battery pack with a new one.
disuse for one year or more after being fully
charged.
The Battery have lost their effectiveness.
Replace the battery pack with a new one.
Battery pack does not
Poor electrical contact.
Insert the charger plug firmly into the power outlet.
charge
Battery terminals are dirty.
Wipe them well with a dry cloth before charging.
Battery life exceeded.
Replace the battery pack with a new one.
A noise issues from
The camera's vertical and horizontal orientations The mechanism for detecting the camera's orientation is
inside the camera.
have changed.
operating. There is no problem with the camera.
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Appendix
Problem
Image is blurred or out
of focus
Cause
Camera moved.
Autofocus function hampered by obstruction to
AF auxiliary light emitter.
AF-assist Beam is set to off.
Subject out of focal range.
Subject is hard to focus on.
Subject in recorded
image is too dark
Insufficient light for shooting.
Subject dark in comparison to the background.
Subject in recorded
image is too dark
Subject too far for flash to reach.
Solution
zBe careful not to move the camera when pressing the shutter
button.
zUse a tripod at slow shutter speeds when the camera shake
warning
appears.
Be careful not to block the AF auxiliary light emitter with your
finger or other items.
Set the AF-assist Beam to [On].
See Rec. Menu (p. 67)
zEnsure that there is at least 44 cm (1.4 ft.) between the
camera lens and subject.
zUse the
(Macro) mode to shoot close-ups between 4 and
44 cm (1.6 in. and 1.4 ft.) at maximum wide angle and 30 and
44 cm (1.0 ft. and 1.4 ft.) at maximum telephoto.
Use the focus lock or the manual focus to shoot the image.
See Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus (p. 96).
Set the flash to on.
zSet the exposure compensation to a positive (+) setting.
zUse the AE lock or spot metering function.
See Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) (p. 89)
and Switching between Light Metering Modes (p. 78).
zTo use the flash, shoot within the following ranges:
ISO 100 equivalent: 55 cm to 4.2 m (1.8 ft. to 14 ft.) from the
subject at the maximum wide angle and within 55 cm to 2.0 m
(1.8 ft. to 6.6 ft.) at the maximum telephoto setting.
zRaise the ISO sensitivity and then shoot.
See Changing the ISO Speed (p. 84).
Appendix
141
Problem
Subject recorded in
image is too bright
Cause
Solution
Subject too close causing flash to be too bright. Adjust the flash output with the flash exposure compensation
function (p. 92).
Subject bright in comparison to the background. zSet the exposure compensation to a negative (-) setting.
zUse the AE lock or spot metering function.
See Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)(p. 89)
and Switching between Light Metering Modes (p. 78).
Light shining directly on subject or reflected off Change the shooting angle.
subject into camera.
Flash set to On.
Set the flash to Off.
A vertical bar of light
Subject too bright
This is a normal occurrence in devices containing CCDs and
(red, purple) appears on
does not constitute a malfunction. (This red bar of light will not
the LCD monitor
be recorded when shooting still photos, but it will be recorded
when shooting movies.)
This is a phenomenon that occurs with digital cameras and does
White dots or white
Light from the flash has reflected off dust
asterisks appear on the particles or insects in the air. This occurs more not constitute a malfunction.
image
frequently in the following conditions:
zWhen shooting at the wide angle end.
zWhen shooting with a high aperture value in
the aperture-priority AE mode.
Flash will not fire
Flash set to Off.
Set the flash to On.
Image not showing on Incorrect video system setting.
Set the video system to the appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
TV
for your TV (p. 69).
Shooting mode set to
(Stitch Assist).
The output will not appear on a TV monitor in
(Stitch
Assist) mode. Shoot in a different mode.
Zoom does not operate. Zoom button was moved while shooting in movie Operate the zoom before shooting in movie mode.
mode.
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Appendix
Problem
CF card image reading
is slow
Recording images on
the CF card takes too
long
Cause
Solution
Currently used CF card has been formatted in a Use a CF card formatted with this camera.
different device.
See Formatting a CF Card (p. 19).
Appendix
143
Using the Wireless Controller (Sold Separately)
Installing the Battery
Install the battery (CR2025) into the Wireless
Controller WL-DC100 (sold separately) before use.
Removing the Battery
To remove the date battery, pull
it in the direction of the arrow.
Warning
Be particularly careful to keep the battery 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.
1 Place your fingertip
on a and press it in
the direction of the
arrow while placing
another fingertip on
b and removing the
battery holder.
2 Place
the battery in Negative
the battery holder terminal
with the negative (-)
terminal (-) facing
up. Then replace the
battery holder into
the wireless controller.
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Appendix
If you ever dispose of your camera, first
remove the date battery for recycling
according to the recycling system of your
country.
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen
geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg
zijn, moet u ze niet weggoolen
maar inleveren als KCA
Shooting/Playback
The wireless controller can be used to shoot or play
back. The wireless controller can be operated from
an approximate distance of up to 5 m (16.4 ft.) from
the front remote sensor.
Remote Sensor
Transmitter
Shooting
Playback
Press the FUNC. button on the camera. Using the S
or T arrows, select
* (drive mode). Using the W
or X arrows, select (remote control). Press the
FUNC. button, then shoot the image.
* The current setting is displayed.
zPress the shutter button. The
camera will shoot the image after
the time set in [Wireless Delay] in
the Rec. menu has elapsed (0
seconds, 2 seconds or 10
seconds).
zEach press of this button switches
the information view mode
between No Information and
Information View.
The zoom cannot be operated.
zDisplay the
previous
image
zPlay back
movies
zDisplay the next
image
zIn magnified mode,
these buttons move
the magnified area
around the image.
zIn index playback,
these buttons move
the image selection.
zEach press of this
button cycles the
information view mode.
zDisplay images in sets
of nine (index playback)
zThe display cycles between
magnifications of
approximately 2.5, 5 and 10.
The operable range of the wireless controller
will shorten under the following circumstances.
- When strong light strikes the camera.
- When the battery is weak.
The movie editing and printing functions are not
available.
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Using Conversion Lenses (Sold Separately)
The camera supports use of the separately sold Teleconverter TC-DC10. In order to attach this lens, you
also need to use the separately sold Conversion
Lens Adapter LA-DC10.
Warning
z When attaching the tele-converter, 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.
z Never look into the sun or into strong light
through the tele-converter as this can result in
blindness or impairment of vision.
zIf you use the built-in flash when shooting with
the tele-converter, the outer area of the
recorded image will come out relatively dark.
zWhen using the tele-converter, please set the
focal length to the telephoto end. At other
zoom settings, the image will appear as if its
corners have been cut off.
zYou cannot use the viewfinder when the
conversion lens adapter is attached.
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This 37 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.
Tele-converter
TC-DC10
Filters cannot be attached to the tele-converter
lens.
Attaching a Lens
1 Open the lens cover to power up the
camera.
2 Align the conversion lens adapter
with the front of the camera, then
attach the conversion lens adapter to
the tripod screw hole.
a
b
c
3 Move
in the direction of the arrow
and insert it into the viewfinder until
it clicks into place.
z To remove the conversion lens adapter, follow
the above steps in reverse order.
4 Turn the teleconverter in the
direction of the arrow to attach it.
zWhen attached to the camera, do not carry
the camera by the conversion lens adapter or
the teleconverter. The camera could detach,
fall and break.
zTo protect the conversion lens, hold the
conversion lens adapter with one hand and
screw the conversion lens onto the adapter
with the other hand.
zYou should not shoot images in
(Stitch
Assist) mode when using these attachments.
Although it is possible to select this mode on
the camera, the PhotoStitch software will not
be able to stitch the images together at the
computer.
zCompletely remove all dust and dirt from
conversion lenses with a lens blower brush
before use. The camera may focus on any dirt
that remains.
zBe careful when handling the lenses so as not
to get fingerprints on them.
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Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)
To turn off the power for a short time such as
between shooting sessions, leave the
conversion lens attached and lightly press the
lens cover. If you will not be using the camera for
a long time, remove the conversion lens and
close the lens cover.
AC Adapter Kit
You are advised to use AC Adapter Kit
ACK700* (optional) for long periods of use and
when connecting to a computer or printer.
*
Consists of Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700,
DC Coupler DR-700 and a power cord.
1 Attach the power cord to the
compact power adapter (a) and plug
it into a power outlet (b).
Compact Power
Adapter CA-PS700
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Connect to Power
Supply
2 Connect the DC plug of the compact
power adapter cable to the DC
Coupler DR-700 terminal.
DC Coupler
DR-700
3 Open the CF card slot/battery cover,
then insert the DC Coupler until it is
locked.
4 Press and hold the DC Coupler cable
cover using the cable, then close the
CF card slot/battery cover.
DC Coupler
Cable Cover
z Always disconnect the power cord from the
power supply after use.
zAlways turn the camera’s power off before
connecting or disconnecting the compact
power adapter (p. 21).
zUse of any adapter other that AC Adapter Kit
ACK700 may cause malfunction of the
camera or AC adapter kit.
Battery lock
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Using a Car Battery Charger (Sold Separately)
Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2 (sold
separately) can be used to charge battery
packs from an automobile's cigarette lighter
socket.
Always ensure that the automobile’s engine is
running when you use the car battery charger.
Use of it with the engine off may flatten the
battery in some automobiles. Always unplug
the car battery charger before turning off the
engine.
1 With the engine
running, plug the car
battery cable into the
cigarette lighter
socket and the
battery charger.
To the cigarette
lighter socket
2 Insert the battery
pack all the way into
the battery charger
as shown.
Charge Indicator
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z Align the arrow on the battery pack and the
arrow on the battery charger to correctly insert
the battery pack in the charger.
z The charge indicator will light red while the
battery pack is charging. It will change to green
when the charge is complete.
z After charging, unplug the car battery cable
from the cigarette lighter socket and remove the
battery pack.
zThe battery will stop charging whenever you
turn the engine off, so be sure to unplug the
car battery cable from the cigarette lighter
socket.
zWait until the engine is running again to plug
the car battery cable into the cigarette lighter
socket.
zThe car battery charger can only be used in a
negative ground car. It cannot be used in a
positive ground car.
Camera Care and Maintenance
Use the following procedures to clean the camera
body, lens, viewfinder, LCD monitor and other parts.
Camera body
Lens
Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
: Wipe the body clean with a soft cloth or
eyeglass lens wiper.
: 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.
zNever use synthetic cleansers on the
camera body or lens. If dirt remains,
contact the nearest Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as listed on the
separate Canon Customer Support leaflet.
: Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and
dirt. If necessary, gently wipe the viewfinder
and LCD monitor with a soft cloth or an
eyeglass lens wiper to remove stubborn dirt.
zNever rub or press forcefully on the LCD
monitor or viewfinder. These actions may
damage them or lead to other problems.
Never use thinners, benzene, synthetic
cleansers or water to clean the camera. These
substances may distort or damage the
equipment.
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon's testing standard. Subject to change without notice.
PowerShot S70/PowerShot S60
Camera Effective Pixels
Image Sensor
Lens
Digital Zoom
Optical Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
AF System
Shooting Distance
(from the front of the lens)
Shutter
Shutter Speeds
Light Metering System
Exposure Control System
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PowerShot S70: Approx. 7.1 million
PowerShot S60: Approx. 5.0 million
PowerShot S70: 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million)
PowerShot S60: 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 5.3 million)
5.8 (W) – 20.7 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 100 mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/5.3 (T)
Approx. 4.1x (Up to approx. 15x in combination with the optical zoom)
Real-image zoom viewfinder
Picture coverage approx. 80%
1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture
coverage 100%)
TTL autofocus
Focus lock and Manual focus are available
9-point (AiAF)/1-point (AF)
1-point AF: Any position is available
Normal AF: 44 cm (1.4 ft.) – infinity (W/T)
Macro AF: 4 cm (1.6 in.) – 44 cm (1.4 ft.) (W)/30 cm (1.0 ft.) – 44 cm (1.4 ft.) (T)
Manual focus: 4 cm (1.6 in.) – infinity (W)/30 cm (1.0 ft.) – infinity (T)
Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
15 – 1/2000 sec.
• The shutter speed range varies according to the shooting mode.
• Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center or AF-point)
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE or Manual exposure control
AE lock and Safety Shift are available.
Exposure Compensation
Sensitivity
White Balance
Built-in Flash
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Compensation
Shooting Modes
Continuous Shooting
Interval Shooting
Self-timer
Wireless Control
PC-controlled Shooting
Recording Media
File Format
± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is available.
Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H,
Flash or Underwater) or custom
Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction is available.
55 cm to 4.2 m (1.8 ft. to 14 ft.) (W), 55 cm to 2.0 m (1.8 ft. to 6.6 ft.) (T)
(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent.)
± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, FE lock, Slow synchro and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are
available.
Auto
Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual, Custom
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter, Stitch assist and Movie
High-Speed continuous shooting: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Standard continuous shooting:
PowerShot S70: Approx. 1.2 shots/sec.
PowerShot S60: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off)
Shooting interval: approx. 1 – 60 min. (1-min. increments)
Number of shots: 2 – 100 shots (Maximum number of shots varies according to CF card capacity.)
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay
Shooting and playback are available (wireless controller is sold separately).
When shooting, image is captured instantly/approx. 2-sec./approx. 10-sec. after shutter button is
pressed.
Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in the camera kit.)
CompactFlash™ (CF) card (Type I and Type II)
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
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Image Recording Format
Compression
Number of Recording Pixels
Playback Modes
Direct Print
Display Languages
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Still images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1/RAW
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Super fine, Fine, Normal
Still images: PowerShot S70
Large:
3072 x 2304 pixels
Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
PowerShot S60
Large:
2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Movies: 640 x 480 pixels (30 sec.)*
320 x 240 pixels (3 min.)*
160 x 120 pixels (3 min.)*
* The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.
Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD
monitor), Sound memos (recording/playback up to 60 sec.) or Slide show
Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
PowerShot S70
14 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish,
Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese)
PowerShot S60
12 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish,
Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese)
My Camera Settings
Interface
Power Source
Operating Temperature
Operating Humidity
Dimensions
Weight
The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be
customized using the following methods:
1. Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera.
2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NB-2LH (included in the camera kit)/NB-2L (sold separately)
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK 700 (sold separately)
3. Car Battery Charger Kit CBC-NB2 (sold separately)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
10 – 90 %
114.0 x 56.5 x 38.8 mm (4.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 230 g (8.1 oz.) (camera body only)
(W): Wide angle end
(T): Telephoto
*1 This
digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the
camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
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Battery Performance
(Battery Pack NB-2LH at full charge)
CIPA standard
Number of Images Shot
Approx. 140 shots
* The actual figures will vary according to the
shooting condition and settings.
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), alternating
wide angle end and telephoto end shots at 30
second intervals with the flash fired once every
two shots and the camera power turned off after
every tenth shot. Power is left off for a sufficient
amount of time*, then the power is turned back on
and the testing procedure is repeated.
• The included memory card is used.
• The LCD monitor is set to its factory default
brightness.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Canon standard
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor on
LCD Monitor off
Approx. 240
Approx. 550
Playback Time
Approx. 3 hours 30 min.
* The data above reflects standard Canon testing conditions.
The actual figures will vary according to the shooting
conditions and settings.
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Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C/73 °F), alternating
wide angle 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.
CF card used. LCD monitor brightness set to
factory default.
Playback: Normal temperature (23 °C/73 °F), continuous
playback at one image per 3 seconds. CF card
used. LCD monitor brightness set to factory
default.
z Movie data is excluded.
z At low temperatures, the battery pack performance may
diminish and the low battery icon appear very rapidly.
In these circumstances, the performance can be
improved by warming the battery pack in a pocket before
use.
See Battery Pack Handling Precautions (p. 17).
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
PowerShot S70
L (Large)
3072 x 2304 pixels
M1 (Medium 1)
2592 x 1944 pixels
M2 (Medium 2)
2048 x 1536 pixels
M3 (Medium 3)
1600 x 1200 pixels
S (Small)
640 x 480 pixels
RAW*
3072 x 2304 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
Movie
FC-32MH
9
15
33
11
21
43
18
33
67
30
54
107
119
195
336
3
45 sec.
91 sec.
241 sec.
FC-64M
19
32
67
24
43
88
38
68
136
61
109
217
241
393
676
7
92 sec.
183 sec.
486 sec.
With card included with the camera
FC-256MH
FC-512MSH
FC-128M
40
81
163
64
130
261
136
273
547
49
99
198
88
177
354
176
355
709
76
154
308
137
276
552
274
548
1096
122
246
491
219
440
879
435
868
1736
482
962
1893
788
1563
3125
1355
2720
5209
16
33
68
186 sec.
374 sec.
743 sec.
368 sec.
735 sec.
1453 sec.
973 sec.
1954 sec.
3906 sec.
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PowerShot S60
L (Large)
2592 x 1944 pixels
M1 (Medium 1)
2048 x 1536 pixels
M2 (Medium 2)
1600 x 1200 pixels
S (Small)
640 x 480 pixels
RAW*
2592 x 1944 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
Movie
FC-32MH
11
21
43
18
33
67
30
54
108
120
196
337
5
46 sec.
91 sec.
242 sec.
FC-64M
24
43
88
38
68
136
61
109
217
241
393
676
12
92 sec.
183 sec.
486 sec.
With card included with the camera
FC-256MH
FC-512MSH
FC-128M
49
99
198
88
177
354
176
355
709
76
154
308
137
276
552
274
548
1095
122
246
491
219
440
879
435
868
1734
482
962
1891
788
1563
3122
1355
2720
5203
25
51
102
186 sec.
374 sec.
742 sec.
368 sec.
735 sec.
1451 sec.
973 sec.
1954 sec.
3902 sec.
* The maximum number of images that can be recorded may be affected by the resolution in the JPEG thumbnails.
zThese figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual totals may vary according to the subject,
shooting conditions and shooting mode.
zThe following are the maximum length of individual movie clips:
: 30 seconds,
: 3 minutes,
: 3 minutes. The maximums in the chart reflect continuous shooting.
zL (Large), M1 (Medium 1), M2 (Medium 2), M3 (Medium 3), S (Small) and
,
,
indicate the resolution.
z (Superfine),
(Fine) and (Normal) indicate the relative compression ratio.
zSome CF cards are not sold in some regions.
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Image File Sizes (Estimated)
PowerShot S70
Compression
Resolution
L
M1
M2
M3
S
RAW
3072 x 2304 pixels
2592 x 1944 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
3072 x 2304 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
Movie
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
Wireless Controller WL-DC100 (Sold Separately)
3045 KB
2503 KB
1602 KB
1002 KB
249 KB
1897 KB
1395 KB
893 KB
558 KB
150 KB
7096 KB
660 KB/sec.
330 KB/sec.
120 KB/sec.
902 KB
695 KB
445 KB
278 KB
84 KB
L
M1
M2
S
RAW
2592 x 1944 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
2592 x 1944 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
Movie
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
Compression
2503 KB
1602 KB
1002 KB
249 KB
1395 KB
893 KB
558 KB
150 KB
4725 KB
660 KB/sec.
330 KB/sec.
120 KB/sec.
: Date battery CR2025
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
: 35 x 6.5 x 56.6 mm (1.4 x 0.3 x 2.2 in.)
: Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
CompactFlash™ Card
Card slot type : Type I
Dimensions
: 36.4 x 42.8 x 3.3 mm (1.4 x 1.7 x 0.1 in.)
Weight
: Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
Battery Pack NB-2LH
PowerShot S60
Resolution
Power supply
Operating
temperatures
Dimensions
Weight
695 KB
445 KB
278 KB
84 KB
Type
Nominal voltage
Nominal amperage
Charge cycles
Operating
temperatures
Dimensions
Weight
: Rechargeable lithium ion battery
: DC 7.4 V
: 720 mAh
: Approx. 300
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
: 33.3 x 45.2 x 16.2 mm (1.3 x 1.8 x 0.6 in.)
: Approx. 43 g (1.5 oz.)
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Battery Charger CB-2LT / CB-2LTE
: AC 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz)
0.17 A (100V) – 0.10 A (240V)
Rated output : 8.4 V DC, 0.5 A
Charging time : Approx. 90 minutes
Operating
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
temperatures
Dimensions
: 91 x 29.5 x 56 mm (3.6 x 1.2 x 2.2 in.)
:
CB-2LT: Approx. 86 g (3.0 oz.)
Weight
: CB-2LTE: Approx. 82 g (2.9 oz.)
Input voltage
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit
ACK700)
Input voltage
Rated output
Operating
Temperatures
Dimensions
Weight
Operating
temperatures
Dimensions
Weight
Magnification
Focal range
Lens composition
Shooting distance
(from the front of the lens)
Thread diameter
Appendix
: Approx. 2.0
: 200 mm (35mm film equivalent)
: 4 elements in 3 groups
: 1.2 m – infinity (3.9 ft. – infinity)
: 37 mm standard filter thread
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC10 is required
to attach this lens to the PowerShot S70/S60
: Diameter: 63.5 mm (2.5 in.)
: Length: 54.5 mm (2.1 in.)
: Approx. 145 g (5.1 oz.)
: AC 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz)
0.32 A
: DC 7.4 V/2.0 A
Dimensions
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC10 (sold separately)
: 112 x 29 x 45 mm (4.4 x 1.1 x 1.8 in.) (body only)
: Approx. 186 g (6.6 oz.)
Thread Diameter
Weight
Dimensions
160
: 91 x 56 x 29.5 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 1.2 in.)
: Approx. 145 g (5.1 oz.)
Tele-converter TC-DC10 (sold separately)
Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2 (sold separately)
Rated Input
Rated Output
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
: DC 12 V / 24 V
: DC 8.4 V / 0.55 A
Weight
: 37 mm standard filter thread
: Attached: 61.7 x 69.6 x 74.8 mm (2.4 x 2.7 x
2.9 in.)
: Stored: 61.7 x 76.3 x 41.8 mm (2.4 x 3.0 x 1.6
in.)
: Approx. 30 g (1.1 oz.)
Photo Tips and Information
Regarding the AF Frame (p. 76)
RAW format (p. 57)
AiAF* has a wide range of measuring for accurate
focusing. AiAF focuses on the object even if it is not
exactly in the center of the frame.
* "Ai" stands for "Artificial intelligence" and "AF"
stands for "Auto Focus."
With the standard JPEG file format, the camera
processes images after capturing them to produce
optimal results. The JPEG format compresses
images so that more can be stored on a single CF
card. However, the compression is irreversible,
meaning that the original image data cannot be
recovered after processing. In contrast, the RAW
format records the image data as captured by the
camera's CCD without further processing. RAW
images are compressed, but the compression is
reversible so that a high-quality image can be
obtained from the decompressed file without any loss
of image quality. In addition, although a RAW file is
larger than an equivalent JPEG file, it is still only
approximately one-quarter the size* of an
uncompressed RGB TIFF format file, making it
relatively compact.
With standard uncompressed file formats, such as
RGB TIFF, images are processed in the camera and
require further processing by image editing software
to adjust the image parameters, which reduces
image quality. Since RAW images cannot be opened
by many image editing programs, it is necessary to
convert them to standard image file formats, such as
TIFF or JPEG. By using ZoomBrowser EX (Windows)
ISO Speed (p. 84)
The ISO speed is the numeric representation of the
camera's sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed,
the higher the sensitivity. A high ISO speed allows you
to shoot images in dark indoor or outdoor conditions
without a flash and also helps prevent blurred images
due to camera shake. This is convenient when
shooting images in places where flash photography is
prohibited. The ISO speed setting makes full use of
the available light, resulting in images that convey the
feel of the place they were shot.
ISO 50 equivalent
ISO 400 equivalent.
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or ImageBrowser (Macintosh), which are included
with the camera, you can make fine adjustments to
the image quality and coloration when the images
are converted, while maintaining the high quality of
the original image data. For further details, please
refer to the Software Starter Guide.
*
image is too bright (p. 80).
Dark Image
Balanced
Image
Bright Image
As measured by Canon’s testing standard.
Tip for Using the Self-timer (p. 53)
Normally, the camera shakes a little when you press
the shutter button.
Setting the self-timer to
delays the shutter release
for two seconds and allows the camera to stop
shaking, thus preventing a blurred image.
Even better results can be obtained by placing the
camera on a stable surface or by using a tripod to
shoot.
Histogram Function (p. 27)
The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the
brightness of the shot image. The greater the bias
toward the left in the graph, the darker the image.
The greater the bias toward the right, the brighter the
image. If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure
compensation to a positive value. Similarly, adjust
the exposure compensation to a negative value if the
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Managing Image Files (p. 112)
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).
DCIM
100 CANON
0001
0002
0099
0100
101 CANON
0101
0102
0199
0200
198 CANON
9801
9802
9899
9900
Folder numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two digits.
200 CANON
0001
0002
0099
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 played
back in this camera.
How to Adjust the Exposure (p. 80)
This camera automatically adjusts the exposure to
shoot images with the optimal brightness. However,
recorded images may sometimes be brighter or
darker than the actual image depending on the
shooting conditions. If this happens, adjust the
exposure compensation manually (p. 80).
the image to be underexposed. Adjust the exposure
compensation towards the + end.
Optimal Exposure
Overexposure
The whole recorded image is
bright, which makes black
elements of the image appear
gray. Shooting dark subjects or
in dark places may cause the
image to be overexposed. Adjust the exposure
compensation towards the - end.
Underexposure
The whole recorded image is
dark, which makes white
elements of the image appear
gray. Shooting bright subjects or
in backlit conditions may cause
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Index
Numerics
1st-curtain ............................................................. 93
2nd-curtain ............................................................ 93
A
Adjusting the Exposure ......................................... 80
AE Lock ................................................................. 89
AEB Mode ............................................................. 86
AF-assist Beam ..................................................... 32
AF Frame ......................................................... 27, 76
AF Lock Mode ....................................................... 97
Aperture value ....................................................... 72
Auto ....................................................................... 30
Auto Power Down ......................................... 69, 109
Auto Rotate Function .................................... 69, 111
Automated Playback (Slide Show) ...................... 104
B
B/W ....................................................................... 85
Battery
Charge Battery ................................................ 14
Handling .......................................................... 17
Status .............................................................. 18
C
CF Card
Formatting ....................................................... 19
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Handling ......................................................... 18
Compression ......................................................... 35
Continuous Shooting ............................................ 56
Contrast color ....................................................... 85
Creative Zone ....................................................... 72
D
Date/Time ....................................................... 24, 69
Detailed Display .................................................... 27
Digital Zoom .................................................... 54, 67
DISPLAY ......................................................... 12, 27
Display Off .................................................... 69, 109
Distance Units ....................................................... 69
DPOF
Print Order .............................................. 68, 129
Transfer Order ........................................ 68, 134
Drive Mode ........................................................... 56
E
Erase all ................................................................ 68
Erasing
Erasing All Images ......................................... 47
Erasing Images Individually ............................ 46
F
Fast Shutter .......................................................... 48
FE Lock ................................................................. 90
File No. Reset ........................................................69
File Numbers .........................................27, 112, 162
Flash ..........................................................10, 38, 66
Adjustment Settings ........................................91
Sync ................................................................66
Timing at which the Flash Fires ......................93
Focus ...............................................................31, 96
Focus Lock ............................................................96
Focus-BKT Mode ...................................................87
Format ...........................................................69, 116
Formatting .............................................................19
Frame rate .............................................................58
FUNC. ....................................................................63
Function .................................................................12
H
Histogram Function .......................................27, 162
I
Image Zone ...........................................................48
Index Playback ......................................................44
Indicator .................................................................13
Information View ....................................................27
Intervalometer ..................................................67, 94
ISO Speed .............................................................84
J
JUMP ............................................................... 12, 45
L
Landscape ............................................................. 48
Language ........................................................ 26, 69
LCD Brightness ..................................................... 69
LCD Monitor .................................................... 12, 27
Light Metering Modes ...................................... 66, 78
M
Magnifying Images ................................................ 43
Manual Exposure .................................................. 75
Manual Focus Mode .............................................. 98
Menu ............................................................... 12, 64
My Camera Menu ........................................... 70
Play Menu ....................................................... 68
Rec. Menu ....................................................... 66
Selecting Menus and Settings ........................ 63
Set up Menu .................................................... 68
Messages ............................................................. 137
MF ......................................................................... 12
MF-Point Zoom ...................................................... 67
Microphone .................................................... 10, 103
Mode Dial .................................................. 13, 48, 72
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Movie
Editing ............................................................. 60
Recording ....................................................... 58
Viewing ........................................................... 60
Mute ...................................................................... 68
My Camera Settings ............................................ 113
N
Night Scene ........................................................... 48
O
Omni Selector ....................................................... 12
Operation Sound ................................... 70, 113, 114
Operation Vol. ....................................................... 68
Overexposure Warning ......................................... 29
P
Photo Effect ........................................................... 85
Playback ........................................................ 42, 102
Playback Mode ...................................................... 22
Playback Vol. ........................................................ 69
Portrait ................................................................... 48
Power On/Off .................................................. 21, 22
Power Saving Function ................................. 69, 109
Power/Mode Indicator ........................................... 13
Print Order ........................................................... 129
Print/Share button ......................................... 12, 122
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Printing ................................................................ 127
Protect ................................................................ 108
R
RAW ............................................................. 57, 161
Red-Eye Reduction ............................. 10, 38, 39, 66
Remote Sensor ..................................................... 10
Resetting the File Numbers ................................ 112
Resetting the Settings to Default .......................... 71
Resolution ............................................................. 35
Review ............................................................ 34, 67
Rotate ................................................................... 68
Rotating Images .................................................. 102
S
Safety Shift ........................................................... 75
Saturation ............................................................. 86
Save Settings ........................................................ 67
Saving Custom Settings ..................................... 100
Self-timer .............................................................. 53
Selftimer Sound .................................... 68, 113, 114
Selftimer Vol. ........................................................ 68
Sharpness ............................................................. 86
Shooting
Movie .............................................................. 58
Shooting Mode ................................................ 21, 22
Shutter
Button ..............................................................12
Pressing ..........................................................31
Sound ........................................31, 68, 113, 114
Speed ..............................................................72
Volume ............................................................68
Slide Show .....................................................68, 104
Play Time ......................................................107
Repeat ...........................................................107
Selecting Images ...........................................105
Starting ..........................................................104
Slow Shutter ..........................................................48
Slow Synchro ...................................................39, 66
Sound Memos .....................................................103
Speaker .................................................................12
Standard Display ...................................................27
Start-up Image .................................21, 70, 113, 114
Start-up Sound ................................21, 70, 113, 114
Start-up Vol. ...........................................................68
Stitch Assist .....................................................48, 50
T
Tele-converter .....................................................146
Telephoto .........................................................12, 30
Terminal Cover ......................................................12
Transfer Order ..................................................... 134
Transmission settings
Image Transmission settings ........................ 134
V
Video System ........................................................ 69
Viewfinder ........................................................ 12, 32
Viewing
Images on a TV Set ...................................... 125
Volume .................................................................. 68
W
White Balance ....................................................... 81
Wide Angle ...................................................... 12, 30
Wireless Controller .............................................. 144
Wireless Delay ...................................................... 66
Z
Zoom ................................................... 12, 30, 43, 54
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FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1087 and PC1088)
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:
zReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
zIncrease the separation between the equipment and receiver.
zConnect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
zConsult 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 complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Réglementation canadienne sur les intérferences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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MEMO
169
MEMO
170
MEMO
171
MEMO
172
MEMO
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
This chart shows the functions available in each shooting mode. You can shoot with the settings saved in the
mode (p. 100).
Ref. Page
Large
Resolution
(Stills)
Resolution
(Movies)
Flash
{*
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{*
{*
{*
U*
–
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{*
{*
{*
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M1
{
{
{
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
M2
{
{
{
{
{
{
U
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{
{
{
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M3
{
{
{
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U
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{
{
{
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S
{
{
{
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640 x 480 pixels
–
–
–
–
–
–
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{
–
–
–
–
320 x 240 pixels
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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–
–
–
–
160 x 120 pixels
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
–
–
–
–
Superfine
{
{
{
{
{
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U
–
{
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{
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{*
{*
{*
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{
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{
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JPEG
{
{
{
{
{
{
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{*
{*
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RAW
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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{
{
{
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Auto
{*
{*
{
{*
{*
{
–
–
{
–
–
–
On
–
{
{
{
{
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U
–
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Off
{
{
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{
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Red-eye Reduction
174
{*
Medium 2
Compression Fine
File Format
L
p. 35
p. 35
p. 57
p. 38
p. 38
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On
–
–
{
{
–
{
U
–
{
–
{
–
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{
{
–
–
{
–
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–
{*
{
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{
{
{
{
{
{
{
–
{
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{*
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Off
–
–
–
–
–
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1st-curtain
{
{
{
{
{
–
{
–
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{*
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–
–
–
–
–
{
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Slow Synchro
Flash Adjust
Flash Sync
p. 93
{
{
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U
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p. 32
{*
{*
{*
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{*
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Standard Continuous Mode
–
{
{
{
{
{
–
–
{
{
{
{
High Speed
Continuous mode
–
{
{
{
{
{
–
–
{
{
{
{
Self-Timer
(10 sec.)
{
{
{
{
{
{
U
{
{
{
{
{
Self-Timer
(2 sec.)
{
{
{
{
{
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U
{
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{
{
{
Remote Control
{
{
{
{
{
{
U
{
{
{
{
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–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
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Auto
{*
{*
{*
{*
{*
{*
{
{
–
–
–
–
Center Point
{
{
{
{
{
{
–
–
{*
{*
{*
{*
Manual
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
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Intervalometer
AF Frame
p. 91
Single Shot
AF-assist Beam
Drive Mode
p. 39
p. 56
p. 53
p. 94
p. 76
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AF Lock
–
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
p. 97
Manual Focus
–
{
{
{
{
{
{
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{
{
{
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p. 98
Macro Mode
{
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–
{
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{
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p. 52
On
{
{
{
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{
{
–
–
{
{
{
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Off
{*
{*
{*
{*
{*
{*
–
–
{*
{*
{*
{*
Digital Zoom
–
{
{
{
{
{
U
{
{
{
{
–
Evaluative Metering
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{*
{*
{*
{*
Center-Weighted
Averaging
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
{
Spot Metering
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
{
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{*
{*
{*
{*
Exposure Compensation
Light
Metering
System
Center
p. 78
–
–
–
–
–
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–
–
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{
{
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–
–
–
–
–
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–
p. 89, 90
AEB
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{(2)
{(2)
{(2)
–
p. 86
Focus-BKT
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–(5)
{
{
{
{
{
U
{(6)
{
{
{
{
–
{
{
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U
{
{
{
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–
–
–
–
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–
–
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{
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White Balance (4)
Photo Effect
Contrast/Sharpness/
Saturation
176
p. 80
–
AF Point
AE Lock/FE Lock
Bracket
p. 54
WB
{(2)(3) {(2)(3) {(2)(3) {(2)(3) p. 87
p. 81
p. 85
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Safety Shift
On
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
–
Off
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{*
{*
{
–(7)
–(7)
–(7)
–(7)
–(7)
–(7)
–(7)
–(7)
{
{
{
{(8) p. 84
On
{*
{*
{*
{*
{*
{*
U*
–
{*
{*
{*
{*
Off
{
{
{
{
{
{
U
{
{
{
{
{
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
{
ISO Speed
Auto Rotate
JPEG Recording in RAW
p. 75
p. 111
p. 67
* Default setting {: Setting selection is possible. U: Setting can only be selected for the first image.
–: Setting selection is not possible.
z
: Setting remains in effect even when the camera is turned off.
z 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. 71).
(1) PowerShot S70 only
(2) When the flash fires, bracketed shooting cannot be carried out.
(3) Selectable only in manual focus.
(4) Cannot be adjusted when the photo effect is set to [Sepia] or [B/W].
(5) The white balance is set to [AUTO].
(6) The white balance [Flash] cannot be set.
(7) The ISO speed is automatically set by the camera.
(8) ISO [AUTO] cannot be selected.
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