Canon Powershot G11 - Digital Media Center

Canon Powershot G11
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Default Settings
- Shooting in various settings
- Operating with Windows 7
- Operating with OSX
- Tips and Tricks
- Troubleshooting
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Getting Started
The Canon Powershot G11 is a professional-grade camera that has
the ease of a point-and-shoot. This is the perfect camera for a novice
user who wants to take great photos.
1
The Canon Powershot G11 is a still camera, and therefore needs
a memory card. Check the memory slot, located on the bottom of the
camera, to make sure the memory card is inserted properly. If it is not,
your images will not be recorded.
2
Take a few test shots to ensure the camera is working properly.
This will also help you determine how to best use the camera
3
To view your test shots, press the play button, located to the
right of the viewfinder.
4
If your test shots are out of focus, you can fix this by adjusting the
shutter. To help your camera focus, press the shutter button halfway
down and look into the viewing screen. When the camera focus is
correct, the camera will beep twice.Then, push the button all the way
down to take a picture.
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Default Settings
Menu Location: Centered
Password: Off
Language: English
AF Frame: FlexiZone
Digital Zoom: Standard
AF-Point Zoom: Off
Servo AF: Off
Continuous AF: On
AF-assist beam: On
MF-Point Zoom: On
Safety MF: On
i-Contrast- Off
Spot AE Point: Center
Safety Shift: Off
Review: 2 sec.
Review info: Off
Blink detection: Off
Reverse display: On
IS mode- continuous
Converter: None
Data stamp: Off
Record
: Off
Mute: Off
Hints and tips: On
LCD Brightness: 3/5
Format: 3.8 GB
File numbering: continuous
Create folder: Monthly
Lens retract: 1 min.
Distance units: m/cm
Video system: NTSC
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Shooting in various settings
The Canon Powershot G11 comes with a variety of photo presets to help
the user quickly and easily change camera settings to suit their needs.
1
To choose a shooting mode, first turn the mode dial to SCN.
2
Then, turn the dial underneath it to select a mode.
3
Useful modes are listed below:
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Operating with Windows 7
1
Remove the memory card from the Canon Powershot G11 and
place in your computer’s SD card reader slot. Some computers may
not have this and you have to connect the camera to the computer
using the USB cord provided.
2
Windows will automatically open a window asking you what you
want to do with the data. Double-click “open folder to view files.”
3
In this instance, the photo files can be found through the path
DCIM<100_03. You may have to search for your files in different
folders. They will be labeled starting with IMG_ and ending with .JPG
4
Drag the files on to your desktop to copy them. You can then
organize them into folders to suit your needs.
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Operating with OSX
1
Remove the memory card from the Canon Powershot G11 and
place in your computer’s SD card reader slot. Some computers may
not have this and you have to connect the camera to the computer
using the USB cord provided.
2
A driver will appear on your desktop named “Canon_DC.” Double
click to open.
3
In this instance, the photo files can be found through the path
DCIM<100_03. You may have to search for your files in different
folders. They will be labeled starting with IMG_ and ending with .JPG
4
Drag the files on to your desktop to copy them. You can then
organize them into folders to suit your needs.
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Tips and tricks
1
Problem: When the power button is pressed, nothing happens,
or the battery runs out quickly
Causes: To ensure the camera properly turns on, confirm that the
battery is correctly inserted. If the battery terminals are dirty, clean
them with a cotton swab and re-insert. Battery performance can also
decrease at low temperatures. Warming the battery, for example, by
placing it in one’s pocket, can help improve performance.
2
Problem: Even though the shutter button is compressed
halfway, the camera still does not focus.
Causes: Zoom in on a contrasting (light and dark) area of your view
and press the shutter button halfway. Alternatively, continue to
repeatedly press the shutter button halfway until the focus you desire
is achieved.
3
Problem: When shooting movies, an ! mark appears and
shooting is ended automatically
Causes: The amount of memory space was insufficient. To fix this,
delete unused files on the memory card or use a larger memory card.
4
Problem: Flash is too bright, or image is too dark
Causes: For an image that is too bright, try standing further away
from the subject. You can also turn off the flash, as depicted in the
picture. For an image that is too dark, move the camera closer to the
subject or increase the ISO speed.
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Troubleshooting
1
To find more information on troubleshooting, visit the Digital
Media Center’s website at dmc.wisc.edu
2
Click on “Equipment for Loan” and then select “Still Cameras”
from the drop-down menu.
3
The Powershot is marked on our website as “Canon G11Intermediate.” You can click accessories or specifications to find out
more about the device. For in-depth troubleshooting, click “manual”
to download.
4
You can open the file with the applications Preview or Adobe
Reader. The Powershot manual provides extensive troubleshooting
information.
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