ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Using the Mode Dial
Advanced Shooting Functions
Playback/Erasing
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Customizing the Camera
Advanced Camera User Guide
CDI-E275-010
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© 2007 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN JAPAN
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
Advanced Appendix
Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
Main Features
Shooting
z 12x optical zoom with shift-method image stabilizer
z Controlling camera shake or blurry subjects while shooting
using a high ISO speed set with the dedicated Auto ISO Shift
z Shoot movies in any mode by pressing the movie button
(with stereo sound)
z Face priority AF that detects faces in a scene
z Use the separately sold wide converter, tele-converter, closeup lens, or an externally mounted flash for EOS cameras
when shooting
Playback
z Plays movies with stereo sound
z Organizes images by category
z Auto plays slideshows
z Records sound only
(sound recorder)
Editing
z Red-Eye Correction
z Adds effects to still images with
My Colors
z Edits movies
z Records sound memos for still
images
Printing
z Makes printing easy with the Print/Share button
z Also supports non-Canon brand PictBridge compliant
printers
Uses of Recorded Images
z Effortlessly transfer them to a computer with the Print/Share
button
z Freely customize the start-up image or start-up sound using
the My Camera settings
Conventions Used in this Guide
Icons appearing next to, or below titles indicate the modes in
which the procedure can be used.
Mode: Shooting (
)/Playback (
)
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
*
• Unavailable shooting modes are shown grayed out.
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 199).
z In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is referred to as the
Basic Guide, and the Advanced Camera User Guide is referred
to as the Advanced Guide.
: This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s
operation.
: This mark denotes additional topics that complement the
basic operating procedures.
You can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and
MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are
collectively called memory cards in this guide.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when
used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable
for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories
(e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note
that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Table of Contents
Items marked with a  are lists or charts that summarize camera
functions or procedures.
Conventions Used in this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Handling Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Please Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Preventing Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations. . . . . . . . 13
Using the LCD Monitor and the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Customizing Display Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Setting the World Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
 Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
 Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Formatting Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Changing the Recording Pixels and Compression
(Still Images) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Using the Digital Zoom/ Digital Tele-Converter . . . . . . . . . . .40
Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Setting the Slow Synchro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Setting the Image Stabilizer Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Checking for Focus Right After Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Using the Mode Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Movie Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Setting the Recording Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . . . . . . . . .57
Changing the Colors and Shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
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Shooting in the Creative Zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Program AE
Setting the Shutter Speed
Setting the Aperture
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture
Advanced Shooting Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Selecting an AF Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Switching between Focus Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock, AF Lock, Manual Focus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Switching between Metering Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Adjusting the ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Adjusting the ISO Speed Quickly (Auto ISO Shift) . . . . . . . . 81
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Shooting with FE Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings Shooting . . . 93
Compensating the Flash Adjustment/Flash Output. . . . . . . . 94
Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Saving Custom Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Registering Settings to the Shortcut Button . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Creating an Image Destination (Folder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Playback/Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Viewing Magnified Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) . . . . .
Organizing Images by Category (My Category) . . . . . . . . .
Jumping to Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
104
105
106
107
109
111
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Rotating Images in the Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Playback with Transition Effects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Red-Eye Correction Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Adding My Colors Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Attaching Sound Memos to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Sound-Only Recording (Sound Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Automated Playback (Slide Shows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Viewing Images on a TV Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Erasing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Print Settings/Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Setting the DPOF Print Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) . . . . . 141
Changing My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Registering My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
When the power is turned on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
LCD monitor/Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Shooting Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
TV monitor output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Printing with a direct print compatible printer . . . . . . . . . . . .154
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Battery Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Using Conversion Lenses (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately). . . . .172
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Replacing the Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode . . . . . 199
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Handling Precautions
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly
recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the
camera is operating and being operated correctly.
Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its
distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising
from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be
recorded in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal
use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or
contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and
regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of
images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties
by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or
other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
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
customer support list supplied with your camera.
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Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body
may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when
operating the camera for an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels
operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may
occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera’s video signal format to the one used in your
region before using it with a TV monitor (p. 131).
Language Setting
Please see the Basic Guide (p. 8) to change the language setting.
Safety Precautions
z Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety
precautions described below and in the “Safety Precautions”
section of the Basic Camera User Guide. 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 Equipment refers to the camera, battery, battery charger (sold
separately) and compact power adapter (sold separately).
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Warnings
Equipment
z Do not point the camera directly at the sun or bright light
sources.
Doing so could damage the camera’s CCD or your eyesight.
z Store this equipment out of the reach of children and
infants.
• Neck strap: Placement of the strap around the child’s neck could
result in asphyxiation.
• Memory card: It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs,
contact a doctor immediately.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the
equipment that is not expressly described in this guide.
z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been
damaged.
z Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke
or noxious fumes.
z Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or
become immersed in, water or other liquids. If the exterior
comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a
soft, absorbent cloth.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera power off and remove the
camera batteries or unplug the battery charger or compact power
adapter from the power outlet.
Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
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z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine,
thinners or other flammable substances to clean or
maintain the equipment.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
cord.
z Use only recommended power accessories.
z Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and
wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the
exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock.
Battery
z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose
them to direct flame or heat.
z The batteries should not be immersed in water or sea water.
z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
batteries.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe
impacts that could damage the casing.
z Use only recommended batteries and accessories.
Failure to follow these precautions may cause explosions or leaks,
resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. In the
event that a battery leaks and the eyes, mouth, skin or clothing
contact these substances, immediately flush with water and seek
medical assistance.
z Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter
from both the camera and the power outlet after recharging
or when not in use to avoid fire and other hazards.
z Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets,
bedding or cushions, on top of the battery charger while it
is charging.
Leaving the units plugged in for a long period of time may cause
them to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
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z When recharging the Canon AA-size NiMH batteries, use
only a specified battery charger.
z The compact power adapter is designed for exclusive use
with this equipment. Do not use it with other products.
There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in
fire or electrical shock.
z Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape
or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other
objects.
Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste
containers may lead to fire or explosions.
Others
z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or
animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the
flash may damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from
infants when using the flash.
z Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as
credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera.
Such items may lose data or stop working.
z When using the optional Canon Wide Converter, Tele
Converter, Close-up Lens, or Conversion Lens Adapter, be
sure to attach them firmly.
If the lens becomes loose and falls off, it may crack, and the shards
of glass may lead to cuts.
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Cautions
Equipment
z Do not get the camera caught on other objects or subject it
to strong impacts or shocks when wearing or holding it by
the strap.
z Be careful not to bump or strongly push the end of the lens.
The above-mentioned could lead to injury or damage the
equipment.
z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other
damage.
z Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places
subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the
dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car.
z Do not use the camera in such a way that would cause it to
exceed the rating of the power outlet or wiring. Do not use if
the power cord or plug are damaged, or if not fully plugged
into the outlet.
z Do not use in locations with poor ventilation.
The above-mentioned can cause leakage, overheating or
explosion, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High
temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
z 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.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, damage caused by
leakage may occur.
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Flash
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck
to the surface of the flash.
z Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or
clothing when shooting.
The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The resulting
heat build-up could damage the flash.
z Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession.
Doing so could result in burns.
Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
z 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
z When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold
temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the
equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it
adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures
may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external
and internal surfaces.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
z Stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the memory
card and battery or compact power adapter from the camera and
wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.
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Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Using the LCD Monitor and the Viewfinder
Pressing the DISP. button switches the display mode.
The screens that are displayed are based on the [Custom Display]
settings (p. 15).
Also, closing the LCD monitor causes the viewfinder to display.
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Press the DISP. button.
Shooting Mode (
)
Playback Mode (
: When the LCD monitor is opened.
: When the LCD monitor is closed.
)
No Information
LCD Monitor (Display Location
(No Information)*
)
LCD Monitor (Display Location
(Information View)*
)
Standard Display
Detailed Display
Viewfinder (Display Location
(No Information)*
)
Viewfinder (Display Location
(Information View)*
)
* Default setting. Displayed information can be changed (p. 15).
(Shooting information, grid lines, and a histogram ( ,
,
only) are displayed with the default settings.)
or
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
z The display mode changes as follows.
z The shooting information displays for approximately 6 sec.
when a setting is changed, regardless of the selected
display mode.
z You can adjust the brightness for the LCD monitor and
viewfinder (p. 33).
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z The LCD monitor on or off setting is retained even after the
camera power is turned off.
z The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display in
magnified display (p. 104), or index playback mode (p. 105).
z If the surroundings are too bright (for example, when you
are shooting outdoors) and images on the LCD monitor are
not clear, use the viewfinder for shooting. Adjust the
viewfinder focus with the diopter adjustment dial (Basic
Guide p. 3) so the displayed information appears clearly.
Using the Clock
You can display the current date and time for
a 5-second* interval using the following two
methods.
* Default setting.
a Hold the
/ button down while turning on the power.
b In a shooting/playback mode, hold the
/
button down for
more than one second.
• If you hold the camera horizontally, it displays the time. If you
hold it vertically, the time and date display.
• You can change the display color by pressing the W or X
button.
• The clock display will cease when the display interval is over
or when a button is operated.
• The clock’s display interval can be changed in the [
Set up]
menu (p. 27).
• The clock cannot be displayed in the magnified display
(p. 104).
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Customizing Display Information
*1
Shooting Mode
*2
*1 Only [Shooting Info] can be displayed.
*2 [3:2 Guide] cannot be displayed.
You can set 2 display modes to select whether or not to display the
following information on the LCD monitor and viewfinder, and
switch between displays by pressing the DISP. button (p. 13).
You can select whether or not to display the
following information on the LCD monitor ( / )
and viewfinder ( / ). The display modes can
be switched in sequence by pressing the DISP.
button (p. 13).
Shooting Info
Displays shooting information (p. 18).
Grid Lines
Displays grid lines to divide the screen into 9
parts. Helps confirm the vertical and horizontal
positioning of the subject (p. 18).
3:2 Guide
Helps confirm the print area for a 3:2 print.*
Areas outside the printable area are grayed out
(p. 18).
* Images are still recorded at the standard aspect
ratio of 4:3.
Histogram
1
Displays histogram (
only) (p. 17).
(Rec.) MENU
SET button.
,
,
and
[Custom Display]
modes
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
LCD/Viewfinder
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
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2
[LCD/Viewfinder]
/
/
/
z Sets LCD monitor or viewfinder
display mode after the DISP. button is
pressed.
z If you do not wish to change the
display mode when the DISP. button
is pressed, use the S, T, W or X
button and press the SET button to
display
( / / /
).
z You cannot add
to the current
active LCD/Viewfinder icon.
3
.
Viewfinder
LCD monitor
Current active display
[Shooting Info]/[Grid Lines]/[3:2 Guide]/
[Histogram].
z Using the S, T, W or X buttons, select the items you wish
to display on the LCD monitor and press the SET button to
place a 3 mark.
z Even though items that are grayed out can be set, they will
not display in the current active shooting mode.
z Display locations with no 3 marks will not have any
information displayed.
z Default setting:
,
: No Information
,
: Displays shooting information,
grid lines, and a histogram
If you press the shutter button halfway and return to the
shooting screen from the custom display settings screen, the
settings will not be saved.
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Histogram Function
The histogram is a graph that allows you to check the brightness
of an image. You can also display the histogram in the ,
,
and
modes to check the brightness while shooting. The
greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker the image.
The greater the bias toward the right, the brighter the image. If the
image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a positive
value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a negative
value if the image is too bright (p. 83).
Dark Image
Balanced Image
Bright Image
You can change the shutter speed, aperture value and ISO
speed to adjust the brightness of an image in the
mode.
Night Display
When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically
brightens the LCD monitor or viewfinder to suit the brightness of
the subject*, making it easier to frame the subject.
* Although noise may appear and the movement of the subject shown on
the LCD monitor or viewfinder may appear somewhat jagged, there is no
effect on the recorded image. The brightness of the image displayed in
the monitor, and the brightness of the actual image recorded will be
different.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Sample Histograms
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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
Shooting Information (Shooting Mode)
Time Zone (p. 23)
Histogram (p. 17)
Zoom Bar
Focus range
(rough guide)
Digital Tele-Converter (p. 40)
Zoom Magnification (p. 40)
Safety Zoom (p. 41)
Buffer Warning*2
Wind Filter (p. 56)
Shooting disabled (p. 55)
3:2 Guide (p. 15)
Standard Exposure Index/
Exposure Level Mark (p. 68)
Grid Lines (p. 15)
···
Exposure Compensation*1 (p. 83)
• Stills: Recordable Shots*3
• Movies: Remaining Time*3/
Elapsed Time
White Balance (p. 88)
My Colors (p. 91)
AE Lock/FE Lock (pp. 84, 86)
Bracket (pp. 77, 87)
Flash Exposure Compensation
(p. 94)/Flash Output (p. 94)
Metering Mode (p. 78)
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 53)
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Shutter Speed (p. 181)
Aperture Value
AF Lock (p. 74)
Manual Focus (p. 75)
Recording Pixels (p. 53)
(Red) Camera
Exposure Shift Bar
(Movie) (p. 52)
Image Stabilizer (p. 44)
Compression
(Still image) (p. 39)
Shake*1
Create Folder (p. 100)
MF Indicator (p. 74)
(p. 19)
Shooting Mode
(Basic Guide p. 11-13)
(p. 57)
(p. 50)
Save Settings (p. 96)
Macro/Super Macro (Basic Guide p. 16)
ISO Speed (p. 80)
Low Battery (p. 159)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 14)
(Red) Flash Warning (p. 19)
Spot AE Point Frame (p. 78)
AF Frame (p. 69)
*1 Displays when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
*2 This is not normally displayed. It appears when remaining available
internal memory (buffer) is half or less during movie recording (when the
buffer warning indicates full, shooting or recording may be stopped).
*3 “0” appears in red when no more recording space is available for either
still images at the current number of recordable images, or movies.
When both recording capacities are full, the “Memory card full” message
appears.
The “Raise the flash” message,
(camera shake warning),
or
(flash warning) icon blinks red on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) in low light conditions while the camera is
preparing to shoot. Use one of the following shooting
methods.
- Set the IS mode to any setting other than [Off] (p. 30)
- Raise the ISO speed (p. 80)
- Set the Auto ISO Shift to [On] (p. 81)
- Raise the flash to enable automatic or normal firing
- Fix the camera to a tripod
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Drive Mode (p. 46, Basic Guide p. 18)
Auto Rotate (p. 99)
zRec Movie Recording (p. 50)
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Playback Information (Playback Mode)
„Standard
Defined Playback (p. 106)
WAVE Format Sound (p. 119)
Folder Number - File Number
Shooting Date/Time
Protection Status (p. 128)
Compression
(Still Images) (p. 39)
Total number of images
Displayed image number
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Recording
Pixels (Still Images) (p. 39)
Movie (p. 109)
„Detailed
My Category (p. 106)
Histogram (p. 17)
Shooting Mode
Still image shot while shooting a
movie (p. 54)
ISO Speed (p. 80)
Shutter Speed (p. 181)
Aperture Value
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate (Movies)(p. 53)
···
Exposure Compensation (p. 83)
Metering Mode (p. 78)
Flash Output (p. 94)
*
*
My Colors (p. 117)
My Colors (Playback) (p. 117)
Red-Eye Reduction Function
Red-Eye Correction Function (p. 115)/
Image with a My Colors effect (p. 117)
Manual Focus (p. 75)
Macro/Super Macro
(Basic Guide p. 16)
File size
Recording Pixels (Still Image) (p. 38)
White Balance (p. 88)
Movie Length (Movies) (p. 187)
* Appears when shooting in the color accent or color swap mode.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
(Basic Guide pp. 11-13)
···
Flash Exposure Compensation (p. 94)
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is
attached or the file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File
System Standards (p. 182).
RAW image
Unrecognized data type
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z Information for images shot on other cameras may not
display correctly.
z Overexposure Warning
In the following cases, overexposed portions of the image
blink.
- When reviewing an image right after shooting in the LCD
monitor (information view) or in the viewfinder (information
view)
- When using the detailed display mode of the Playback
mode
Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power
will shut off in the following circumstances. Turn the camera on
again to restore power.
Shooting Mode
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the
last control is accessed on the camera. The LCD
monitor or viewfinder automatically turns off
1 minute* after the last control is accessed even if
[Auto Power Down] is set to [Off] (Press any button
other than the OFF button or change the camera
orientation to turn the LCD monitor or viewfinder
back on).
Playback Mode
Connected to a
Printer
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the
last control is accessed on the camera.
* Default setting. This time can be changed.
z Please note that when the power is turned off with the
power saving function, small amounts of power are still
consumed.
z The power saving function will not activate during a slide
show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
z The power saving function settings can be changed (p. 33).
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Setting the World Clock
When traveling abroad, you can record images with local dates and
times simply by switching the time zone setting if you pre-register
the destination time zones. You can enjoy the convenience of not
having to switch the Date/Time settings.
Setting the Home/World Time Zones
1
(Set up) Menu
SET button.
[Time Zone]
2
3
(Home)
SET button.
Use the W or X button to select a home time
zone
SET button.
z To set the daylight saving option, use
the S or T button to
display. The
time will advance by 1 hour.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
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4
5
(World)
SET button.
Use the W or X button to select a destination
time zone
SET button.
z As in Step 3, you can set daylight
saving time.
6
24
Time difference from
home time zone
Use the S button to select [Home/World],
and the W or X button to select
MENU
button.
Switching to the Destination Time Zone
1
(Set up) Menu
SET button.
[Time Zone]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Use the W or X button to select
MENU button.
z To change the destination time zone,
press the SET button.
z When you switch to the destination
time zone,
will display on the LCD
monitor.
If you do not select a home time zone beforehand, you
cannot configure the destination time.
If you change the date and time when the destination time
zone is selected, the home time zone date and time will also
change automatically.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
2
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Menus and Settings
Menus are used to set the shooting, playback and print settings as
well as such camera settings as the date/time and electronic beep.
The following menus are available.
z FUNC. Menu
z Rec., Play, Print, Set up, and My Camera Menus
FUNC. Menu
Sets many of the functions commonly used during shooting.
a
b
e
c
d
• This example shows the FUNC. menu in
.
a Set the shooting mode dial to the shooting mode you want
to use.
b Press the FUNC. button.
c Use the S or T button to select a menu item.
• Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
d Use the W or X button to select an option for the menu item.
• You can select further options with the SET button for some
options.
• After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to
shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again,
allowing you to adjust the settings easily.
e Press the FUNC. button.
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Rec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera
Menus
Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set
with these menus.
(Rec.) Menu
(Set up) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
a
e
between menus
with the W or X
button when this
part is selected.
c
d
• This example shows the Rec. menu when in
mode.
• In playback mode, the Play, Print, Set up and My Camera menus
display.
a Press the MENU button.
b Use theW or X button to switch between menus.
• You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus.
c Use the S or T button to select a menu item.
• Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
d Use the W or X button to select an option.
• Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after
pressing the SET button to display the next menu. Press the
SET button again to confirm the setting.
e Press the MENU button.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
b You can switch
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Menu List
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 199).
FUNC. Menu
The icons shown below are the default settings.
Menu Item
White Balance
Reference
Page
p. 88
My Colors
p. 91
Bracket
pp. 77, 87
Flash Exposure Compensation/Flash Output p. 94
Metering Mode
p. 78
Recording Pixels/Frame Rate (Movie)
p. 53
Compression/Recording Pixels (Still Image) p. 38
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Rec. Menu (
)
*Default setting
Menu Item
Summary/
Reference Page
Options
On*/Off
p. 71
(Still Image)
Standard*/Off/1.6x/2.0x
p. 40
(Movies)
Standard*/Off
FlexiZone
Digital Zoom
Flash Sync
1st-curtain*/2nd-curtain
Slow Synchro
On/Off*
p. 43
Flash Adjust
On*/Off
p. 94
Red-Eye
On*/Off
p. 42
Safety FE
On*/Off
p. 67
Self-timer
Delay: 0 - 10*, 15, 20, 30 sec.
Shots: 1 - 10*
Basic Guide p. 18
(Default setting is 3 shots.)
Spot AE Point
Center*/AF Point
p. 78
Safety Shift
On/Off*
p. 67
Auto ISO Shift
On/Off*
p. 81
MF-Point Zoom
On*/Off
p. 75
Safety MF
On*/Off
p. 76
AF Mode
Continuous*/Single
p. 72
AF-assist Beam
On*/Off
–
Tally Lamp
On*/Off
p. 51
Review
Off/2 sec.* to 10 sec./Hold
Basic Guide p. 10
Save Original
On/Off*
p. 62
Reverse Disp.
On*/Off
Basic Guide p. 6
p. 95
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
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Auto Category
On*/Off
Sets whether or not
images are
automatically
classified into
categories during
shooting.*1
IS Mode
(Still Image)
Continuous*/Shoot Only/
Panning/Off
(Movies)
On*/Off
Converter
Off*/WC-DC58A/
TC-DC58B/500D
pp. 18, 44
p. 171
Custom Display
Settings
LCD/Viewfinder
/
/
Shooting info.
Off*2/On*3
Grid Lines
Off*2/On*3
3:2 Guide
Off*2*3/On
Histogram
Off*2/On*3
Set Shortcut
button
Save Settings
*
–
/
p. 15
p. 97
p. 96
*1 They are classified according to the following categories.
(People):
,
or images with faces detected when [Face Detect]
has been selected.
(Scenery):
,
,
(Events):
,
,
,
,
,
*2 Default setting for LCD monitor 1 and viewfinder display 1.
*3 Default setting for LCD monitor 2 and viewfinder display 2.
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Play Menu (
Menu Item
)
Print Menu (
Reference
Page
Menu Item
p. 123
Print
My Category
p. 106
Select Image & Qty.
Erase
p. 132
Select by Date
Protect
p. 128
Red-Eye
Correction
p. 115
Select All Images
My Colors
p. 117
Clear All Selections
Sound Recorder p. 121
Rotate
p. 113
Transfer Order
p. 139
Transition
p. 114
Select by Category
Select by Folder
Print Settings
Reference
Page
p. 134
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Slide Show
)
31
Set up Menu (
)
*Default setting
Menu Item
32
Options
Summary/
Reference Page
Mute
On/Off*
Volume
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5 Adjusts the volume of the
start-up sound, operation
sound, self-timer sound,
shutter sound and playback
sound. The volume cannot
be adjusted if [Mute] is set
to [On].
Set to [On] to silence all
operation sounds except for
the warning sounds (Basic
Guide p. 9).
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
start-up sound when the
camera is turned on.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
operation sound that beeps
when any button other than
the shutter button is
pressed.
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
self-timer sound played 2
sec. before the shutter is
released.
Shutter Volume
Adjusts the volume of the
sound played when the
shutter releases. The
shutter sound does not play
when a movie is recording.
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the volume of
movie sounds, sound
memos or sound recorder.
Menu Item
Summary/
Reference Page
Options
Audio
p. 56
Mic level
Auto*/Manual
Sets method of adjustment
for the sound recording
level.
Level
-40 to 0 dB
Sets the sound recording
level.
Wind Filter
On/Off*
LCD Brightness
Power Saving
Reduces wind noise.
Adjusts the brightness for
the LCD monitor and
viewfinder separately.
(Display the location you
wish to adjust the
brightness for, and then
configure the settings.)
p. 22
Auto Power Down On*/Off
Sets whether or not the
camera automatically
powers down after a set
period of time elapses
without the camera being
operated.
Display Off
10 sec./20 sec./
30 sec./1 min.*/
2 min./3 min.
Sets the length of time
before the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) turns off when
no camera operation is
performed.
Home*/World
p. 23
Time Zone
Date/Time
Clock Display
Format
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
(Normal)*/
(Bright)
Basic Guide p. 8
0 - 5* - 10 sec./
p. 14
20 sec./30 sec./
1 min./2 min./3 min.
You can also select a low
level format (p. 37).
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Menu Item
File Numbering
Summary/
Reference Page
Options
Continuous*/
Auto Reset
Create Folder
p. 102
p. 100
Create New
Folder
Check mark (On)/
No check mark
(Off)
Creates a folder during the
next shooting session.
Auto Create
Off*/Daily/
Monday-Sunday/
Monthly
You can also set an auto
creation time.
Auto Rotate
On*/Off
p. 99
Distance Units
m/cm*
Sets the unit of
measurement of the
distance displayed for the
MF indicator and the focus
range (p. 75).
or ft/in
Language
Basic Guide p. 8
Video System
NTSC/ PAL
p. 131
Print Method
Auto*/
See below*1
Reset All
p. 36
*1 The connection method with the printer can be changed. Although it is
normally not necessary to change the setting, select
when borderless
printing an image shot in
(Wide) mode on wide size paper using
Canon compact photo printer SELPHY CP730/CP720/CP710/CP510.
As this setting will be stored to memory even when the power is turned
off, to print using an image size other than
, return the mode to [Auto]
(however, the connection method cannot be changed while connected to
a printer).
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My Camera Menu (
)
*Default setting
Menu Item
Summary
Theme
Selects a common theme for each
My Camera settings item.
Start-up Image
Sets the image displayed when the
camera power is turned on.
Start-up Sound
Sets the sound played when the
camera power is turned on.
Reference
Page
Selftimer Sound
Sets the sound played 2 seconds
before the shutter releases in
self-timer mode.
Shutter Sound
Sets the sound played when the
shutter button is pressed. There is no
shutter sound for movies.
My Camera Menu
Contents
(Off) /
*/
/
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Sets the sound played when any
Operation Sound button other than the shutter button is
pressed.
p. 141
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Resetting Settings to Their Default
Values
1
(Set up) Menu
[Reset All].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [OK] and press the SET button.
z Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a
computer or to a printer.
z The following cannot be reset.
- Shooting mode
- The [Time Zone], [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video
System] options in the [
(Set up)] menu (p. 33)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white
balance function (p. 88)
- Colors specified in the [Color Accent] (p. 59) or [Color
Swap] (p. 60) modes in the
mode
- Newly registered My Camera settings (p. 142)
z When the camera is in shooting mode and the mode dial is
set to , only the settings saved for
mode will return to
default settings. This is the only way to return
mode
settings (p. 96) to defaults.
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Formatting Memory Cards
You should always format a new memory card or one from which
you wish to erase all images and other data.
z Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases
all data, including protected images and other file types.
z When the
icon is displayed, sound data recorded with the
sound recorder exists. Exercise adequate caution before
formatting the memory card.
(Set up) Menu
[Format].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [OK] and press the SET button.
z To perform a low level format, use the
S button to select [Low Level Format]
and the W or X button to add a check
mark.
z You can stop formatting a card when
[Low Level Format] is selected by
pressing the SET button. You can still
use a card without problem when
formatting is halted, but its data will be
erased.
Displays when sound
recorder data is
present (p. 121).
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
1
z This operation is not available in
mode.
z Low Level Format
We recommend you select [Low Level Format] when you
think that the recording/reading speed of a memory card
has dropped. A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes
with some memory cards.
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Shooting
Changing the Recording Pixels and
Compression (Still Images)
Shooting Mode
1
* (Compression/Recording
FUNC. Menu
*
Pixels)
(Recording Pixels).
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
z Use the W or X button to select
recording pixel.
z
settings cannot be made in
mode.
2
SET button
*
(Compression).
* Default setting.
z Use the W or X button to select
compression.
Number of shots
remaining
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Approximate Values for Recording Pixels
Recording Pixels
Purpose
High Printing to about A3 size (Approx.
297 × 420 mm (11.7 × 16.5 in.))
Medium 1
2592 × 1944
pixels
Printing to about A4 size (Approx.
210 × 297 mm (8.3 × 11.7 in.))
Printing to about Letter size prints
216 × 279 mm (8.5 × 11 in.)
Medium 2
2048 × 1536
pixels
Printing to about A5 size (Approx.
149 × 210 mm (5.9 × 8.3 in.))
Medium 3
1600 × 1200
pixels
Printing postcard-size prints
148 × 100 mm (6 × 4 in.)
Printing L-size prints 119 × 89 mm
(4.7 × 3.5 in.)
640 × 480
pixels
Small
*
3264 × 1832
pixels
Wide
Sending images as e-mail
Low attachments or shooting more
images
Shooting
Large
3264 × 2448
pixels
Printing wide size prints (Images are
recorded with 16:9 aspect ratios. Areas
not recorded will display as black bars on
the LCD monitor.)
* Cannot be used in
mode.
• Paper sizes vary according to region.
Approximate Values for Compression
Settings
Recording Pixels
Superfine
Fine
Normal
Purpose
High Shoot higher quality images
Quality Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 188).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (pp. 188, 186).
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Using the Digital Zoom/
Digital Tele-Converter
*1
Shooting Mode
*2
*1 Cannot be set in
and
modes.
*2 [Digital Tele-converter] cannot be set.
You can combine digital zoom with optical zoom when shooting.
The available shooting characteristics and focal lengths (35mm film
equivalent) are as follows.
Selection
Standard
Focal Length
36 – 1728 mm
Shooting Characteristics
Enables shooting at zoom factors of
up to 48x with digital and optical
zoom combined.
Off
36 – 432 mm
Enables shooting without digital zoom.
1.6x
57.6 – 691.2 mm
2.0x
72 – 864 mm
Digital zoom is fixed at the selected
zoom factor, and the focal length
shifts to maximum telephoto.
This enables a faster shutter speed
and less chance of camera shake
than a shot taken at the same angle
of view with [Standard] or [Off].
The digital zoom cannot be used in
40
(Wide) mode.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Digital Zoom]
[Standard]*/[Off]/[1.6x]/[2.0x].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
z When using [Standard]
See Shooting With the Digital Zoom
(p. 41).
z When using [1.6x] or [2.0x]
See Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter (p. 42).
Shooting With the Digital Zoom
Press the zoom lever toward
and shoot.
z The combined digital and optical zoom setting will display in
the LCD monitor.
z Based on the number of recording pixels set, the Safety
Zoom feature calculates the maximum zoom factor beyond
which image quality will begin to deteriorate. The digital
zoom pauses at this zoom factor for a moment, and
appears on the LCD monitor.
If you press the zoom lever toward
again, you can zoom
in even closer.
In this case, the color of the zoom bar means as follows:
Shooting
2
- White: optical zoom
- Yellow: digital zoom (non-deteriorative)
- Blue: digital zoom (deteriorative)
z Press the zoom lever toward
to zoom out.
Optical zoom (White)
Digital zoom (Blue)
Combined optical and
digital zoom
Approximately
2 seconds later
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Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter
2
Adjust the angle of view with the zoom lever
and shoot.
z
appears on the LCD monitor.
z Depending on the number of
recording pixels set, image quality
may deteriorate (
and the zoom
factor appear in blue).
About the Digital Tele-Converter
The digital tele-converter feature uses digital zoom to achieve the
effects of a tele-converter (a lens used for telephoto shooting).
Setting the Red-Eye Reduction
Function
*
Shooting Mode
*Cannot be set in
mode.
*
You can set whether or not the red-eye reduction lamp
automatically fires with the flash.
* This feature reduces the effect of light reflecting back from the eyes and
making them appear red.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Red-Eye]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
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[On]*/[Off].
Setting the Slow Synchro
Shooting Mode
The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds. This reduces
the chance that only the background will appear dark when a night
scene or an interior shot is taken.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Off]*.
[Slow Synchro]
[On]/
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
Shooting
When [Slow Synchro] set to [On], camera shake may become
a factor even if [IS Mode] is set to [Continuous]. Use of a
tripod is recommended.
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Setting the Image Stabilizer Function
Shooting Mode
The lens-shift type image stabilizer function allows you to minimize
the camera shake effect (blurred images) when you shoot distant
subjects that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark
conditions without a flash.
Continuous
You can check the effect of the IS mode on image blur
on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder) since the IS mode
runs continually. This makes it easier to compose
images and focus on subjects.
Shoot Only IS mode is only activated when the shutter
button is pressed. When set to [Continuous], some
* blurring may occur depending on the subjects. In Shoot
Shoot Only
Only mode, subjects can be taken without concern for
any unnatural movement that may appear on the LCD
monitor (or viewfinder).
Panning*
This option only stabilizes the effect of up and down
camera motions on the image. This option is
recommended for shooting objects moving horizontally.
* This option is not available in the
1
mode.
(Rec.) Menu
[IS Mode]
[Continuous]*/[Shoot Only]/[Planning]/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
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The following icons appear on the LCD monitor.
[Continuous]
[Shoot
Only]
[Panning]
[Converter] setting
in Rec. menu
None
Reference
Page
–
WC-DC58A
TC-DC58B
p. 190
500D
Shooting
z If you change the mode dial to
in the still image
shooting mode after setting [IS Mode] to [Shooting] or
[Panning] in the still image shooting mode, the setting will
change to [Continuous].
z Camera shake may not be fully corrected when shooting
with slow shutter speeds, such as with evening shots. Use
of a tripod is recommended.
z If camera shake is too strong, it may not be fully corrected.
z Hold the camera horizontally while [Panning] (stabilization
does not work when the camera is held vertically).
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Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
*
*Cannot be set in
and
mode.
In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter
button is held down.
If you use the recommended memory card*, you can shoot
continuously (smooth continuous shooting) at a set shooting
interval until the memory card is full (pp. 186, 188).
* Recommended Memory Card:
Super high-speed SDC-512MSH memory card (sold separately) to which
low-level formatting (p. 37) is conducted immediately before shooting.
Shooting
speed
(Image/sec.)
Focus
while
shooting
Display on
the LCD
monitor
Continuous
You can shoot
continuously at a short
shooting interval.
Approx. 1.5
Fixed*
Recorded
image
Continuous Shooting AF
You can shoot
continuously with auto
focus.
Approx. 0.9
Auto focus
Subject
right
before
shooting
Continuous Shooting LV
(Live View)
You can shoot
continuously with a
manually set focus position
while confirming the
subject.
Approx. 0.9
Fixed*
Subject
right after
shooting
* The focus position of first image is fixed.
•
(Large/Fine) mode.
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual
results may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
• Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not
be full.
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1
Press the
/
button to display
z Each time you press the
/
shooting settings will change.
*1
or
.
*2
*1 Default setting.
*2
is displayed in
2
,
button, the continuous
and manual focus modes.
Shoot.
z The camera will continue to record successive images while
the shutter button is held down.
Recording will cease when the shutter button is released.
Follow Step 1 to select
.
Shooting
To Cancel Continuous Shooting:
z When in
,
will be the default setting.
cannot be
set.
z
is not displayed in
mode (
is displayed instead).
z Cannot be set while in the focus bracketing shooting mode
or AEB shooting mode.
z AF frame will be set to [Center] in
mode.
z The interval between shots lengthens when the built-in
memory of the camera fills.
z If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens
because the flash must charge.
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Checking for Focus Right After Shooting
Shooting Mode
You can check whether the image is in focus right after it is
recorded.
1
Shoot.
z The recorded image displays for about 2 seconds (or the
interval set with the [Review] feature (p. 29)).
2
Press the DISP. button (or the SET button)
while the image is displayed.
z The number of times the DISP. button
Recorded image
is pressed depends upon the display
settings for the LCD monitor (p. 15).
Press the DISP. button repeatedly
until the screen at the right appears.
z Displays as follows.
- Camera is focused: AF frame for the
image that has been shot displays in Orange frame contents
white, and an orange frame appears
within the focused frame.
- Camera is not focused: An orange frame displays at the
center of the image that has been shot.
- Contents within the orange frame can be confirmed at the
bottom right. Zoom magnification can be changed using
the zoom lever (p. 104).
- You can change the display position within the orange
frame using the MENU button or the S, T, W or X button.
To Cancel Checking the Focus:
Press the shutter button halfway.
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z You can delete an image by pressing the
button while
the image is displayed (See Basic Guide p. 20).
z Pressing the DISP. button will change the display on the
LCD monitor as follows.
Focus Confirmation→Detailed Display→No Information
Switching between AF Frames/
Changing the Display Position
1
Press the MENU button.
2
Shooting
z For images displaying multiple
AF frames that are in focus, the
display within the orange frame
changes with each press of the
MENU button.
Use the S, T, W or X button to change
the display position.
z When you press the MENU button, the orange frame
returns to its original position. When there are multiple
AF frames displayed, the MENU button switches
between the different positions of the orange frames.
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Using the Mode Dial
Movie Shooting
Shooting Mode
No matter what position the mode dial is in, you can shoot movies*1
with just a push of the Movie button.
You can select the movie recording pixels and frame rate (p. 53)
and shoot with color effects such as Color Accent, Color Swap, and
My Colors. Sound is recorded in stereo.
In modes other than
mode, some of the settings previously set
in menus such as the FUNC. and Rec. menus may be changed to
those of the movie recording mode.
z Max. Clip Size: 4 GB*2
*1 You can record until the memory card is full (when a super high-speed
memory card is used, such as the recommended SDC-512MSH).
*2 Even if the clip size has not reached 4 GB, recording will stop at the
moment the clip length reaches 1 hour.
Depending on memory card capacity and data write speed, recording
may stop before the file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches
1 hour.
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1
Press the Movie button to
shoot.
Using the Mode Dial
z Shooting starts when the Movie button
is pressed. Recording will include
sound.
z During shooting, the recording time
and [z Rec] appear on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
z When a face is detected while shooting, the camera will
focus on that face.
z The tally lamp blinks red during movie recording and turns
off when the recording session is over. When [Tally Lamp] is
set to [Off] in the Rec. menu, the lamp does not blink (p. 29).
z Pressing the Movie button again stops recording.
Recording will stop automatically under the following
circumstances.
- When the maximum recording time elapses
- When the internal memory and the memory card becomes
full
z When shooting with the Color Accent or the Color Swap, be
sure to specify them beforehand (p. 59).
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z You are recommended to use a memory card that has
been formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 37).
The card supplied with the camera may be used without
further formatting.
z Be careful of the following while recording.
- Try not to touch the microphone (Basic Guide p. 1).
- If you press any buttons other than the Movie button, the
sound that the buttons make when pressed will be
recorded in the movie.
- The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and
white balance to suit the shooting conditions during a
recording. Please note, however, that the sounds made
by the camera while automatically adjusting the exposure
may also be recorded.
z Images of recorded with this camera may not play back
properly on other cameras.
z Even if you shoot movies with the recording pixels for still
images set to
, the aspect ratio of the recorded movie
will be the usual 4:3 screen.
z Do not point the camera at the sun when shooting.
z When you press the MF button, AF lock is set at the current
focus condition.
displays on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder).
z You can set the AE lock (p. 84) and exposure shift while
shooting movies (you can also set them before shooting
when the mode dial is set to
).
1. Press the ISO button.
The exposure will lock (AE lock) and the exposure shift
bar will appear in the LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
2. Use the W or X button to adjust the exposure.
Press the ISO button again to release the setting. Also,
the setting will be canceled if you press the MENU button
or change the white balance, My Colors, or shooting
mode settings.
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z When movie recording is stopped in any mode dial position
except
, the still image settings return to the settings
before movie shooting began. AE lock (p. 84) and exposure
shift, however, are disabled.
z QuickTime is required to play back movies (Data type: AVI/
Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a computer
(Windows 2000 only).
Changing Movie Recording Pixels and
Frame Rates
You can change the movie recording pixels and frame rate in
any shooting mode.
1
/
/
(Recording
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
z Use the W or X button to select
the recording pixels/frame rate
and press the FUNC. button.
Remaining Time
Using the Mode Dial
*
FUNC. button
/
Pixels/Frame Rate).
Movie Recording Pixels/Frame Rates
Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or
played back each second. The higher the frame rate, the
smoother the appearance of motion.
Recording Pixels
Frame Rates
640 × 480 pixels
30 frames/sec.
640 × 480 pixels
30 frames/sec., LP (Long Play)
320 × 240 pixels
60 frames/sec.
320 × 240 pixels
30 frames/sec.
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z When priority is on movie length rather than image
quality, select
. You can shoot for twice as long in
this mode compared to a file of the same size shot in
the other modes.
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 188).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 186).
Shooting Still Images while Shooting a
Movie
Shooting Mode
You can shoot a high quality still image* while shooting a
movie.
* The recording pixels and compression are the same as those set for
still images (excluding
).
1
While shooting a movie, press the
shutter button halfway to focus.
z Press the shutter halfway so the camera can focus and
set exposure for the still image. The electronic sound
does not play. During this process, movie shooting
continues.
2
Press the shutter button all the way to
shoot the image.
z When a still image is shot, the display on the LCD
monitor will disappear momentarily and then return to
the movie display. Because the shutter sound of the
still image being taken is also recorded, the audio of
that moment in the movie will sound cut off.
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Using the Mode Dial
z The flash will not fire.
z The ISO speed will be fixed to Auto.
z The recording pixels of still images taken while
shooting movies are fixed at
(Large) regardless of
.
being set to
z Continuous shooting of still images is not available.
z Movie shooting may stop when shooting a still image
if there is insufficient internal memory available.
z The following icons appear if the recording speed of
the storage media is too slow or if there is insufficient
internal memory available, in which case a still image
cannot be shot.
: While this is blinking, writing is in progress.
Shooting is again possible when it stops blinking
and stays lit.
: Internal memory is full, so shooting is disabled.
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Setting the Recording Function
Shooting Mode
The microphone level (sound recording level) of the movie and sound
memos (p. 119) and wind filter setting (p. 121) can be changed.
1
(Set up) menu
[Audio].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
[Mic Level]
[Auto]*/[Manual].
* Default setting.
z When in [Manual] mode, press the T
button, then set the sound recording
level (recording volume) with the W or
X button.
3
[Wind Filter]
[On]/[Off]*.
* Default setting.
z Recommended to set to [On] when
the wind is strong.
z When set to [On],
displays in the
LCD monitor or viewfinder in movie
mode only.
z When in [Auto] mode, if the recording volume becomes too
loud, it automatically prevents distortion of sound.
z Wind filter suppresses noise when the wind is strong.
However, unnatural sound will result when used to record in
locations with no wind.
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Shooting Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist)
Shooting Mode
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later
be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a
computer.
1
Use the W or X button to select the shooting
sequence.
z You can select from the following 5
shooting directions.
- Left to right horizontally
- Right to left horizontally
- Bottom to top vertically
- Top to bottom vertically
- Clockwise starting at the top left shooting 4 images
2
Using the Mode Dial
The overlapping seams of
several adjacent images
can be joined into a single
panoramic image.
Shoot the first frame of the sequence.
z The exposure and white balance are set and locked with the
first image.
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3
Compose the second image so that it
overlaps a portion of the first and shoot.
z Use the W, X, S or T button to return
the previous image or retake the
recorded images. (When shooting
clockwise, you can retake all of the
images.)
z Minor discrepancies in the
overlapping portions will be corrected when the images are
stitched together.
4
Repeat the procedure for additional images.
z A sequence may contain up to 26 images (excluding
clockwise shooting).
z Press the SET button after the last shot.
z You cannot display the images on a TV while shooting in
Stitch Assist mode.
z The settings for the first image are applied to the second
image onward.
Use PhotoStitch, a supplied software program, to merge the
images on a computer.
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Changing the Colors and Shooting
Shooting Mode
You can easily change the colors in an image when it is shot for
both stills and movies, allowing you to enjoy producing various
effects. Depending on the shooting conditions, however, the
images may appear rough, or you may not get the expected color.
Before photographing important subjects, we recommend taking
trial shots and checking the results. By setting the [Save Original]
function (p. 62) to [On] when shooting stills, you can also record
both the altered image and the original, unaltered image.
Use this option to have only the color specified in
the LCD monitor remain and to transform all
others to black and white.
Color Swap
Use this option to transform a color specified in
the LCD monitor into another. The specified color
can only be swapped into one other color, and
multiple colors cannot be chosen.
Depending on the scene being shot, the ISO speed may
increase, increasing the amount of noise in the image.
Using the Mode Dial
Color Accent
Shooting with Color Accent Mode
1
Use the W or X button to select
Accent)
ISO button.
(Color
z The camera will switch to color input
mode, and the display will alternate
between the original image and the
Color Accent image (using the
previously set color).
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2
Aim the camera so that the color you wish to
retain appears at the center of the LCD
monitor (or viewfinder) and press the W button.
z Only one color can be specified.
z You can use the S or T button to specify the range of the
colors that are retained.
-5: Only takes the color that you want to retain.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to retain.
3
Complete the setting with the ISO button,
and shoot.
z When you press the Movie button, you can shoot movies in
Color Accent mode.
z The default Color Accent is green.
z You may not obtain the expected results after color input
mode if you use the flash.
z The specified Color Accent is retained even if the camera’s
power is turned off.
Shooting with Color Swap Mode
Original Color
(Before Swapping)
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Desired Color
(After Swapping)
1
Use the W or X button to select
Swap)
ISO button.
(Color
z The camera will switch to color input
mode, and the display will alternate
between the original image and the
color swap image (using the
previously set color).
2
Aim the camera so that the color you wish to
change appears at the center of the LCD
monitor (or viewfinder) and press the W
button.
3
Aim the camera so that the desired color
appears at the center of the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) and press the X button.
z Only one color can be specified.
4
Using the Mode Dial
z Only one color can be specified.
z You can use the S or T button to specify the range of the
colors that are retained.
-5: Only takes the color that you want to change.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to change.
Complete the setting with the ISO button,
and shoot.
z When you press the Movie button, you can shoot movies in
Color Swap mode.
z The default setting for Color Swap changes green into white.
z You may not obtain the expected results after color input
mode if you use the flash.
z The colors specified in the Color Swap mode are retained
even if the camera’s power is turned off.
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Saving Original Images
Not only can you save images with altered colors when
shooting still images with the Color Accent or Color Swap
modes, but you can also choose to save the original images
(before the color change).
1
(Rec.) Menu
[On]/[Off]*.
[Save Original]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
z If [On] is selected, the images
will be saved as consecutive file
numbers. The original image will
be the lower file number, while
the image shot in Color Accent or Color Swap mode
will be the higher file number.
If [Save Original] is set to [On]
z Only the image set with Color Accent or Color Swap is
displayed on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder) during
shooting.
z The image displayed on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) immediately after shooting is the one shot
with Color Accent or Color Swap. As erasing the image
at this time will cause the original image to be erased at
the same time, be careful.
z As two images are saved with each shot, the number
of recordable shots displayed on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) will be half the number that is displayed
when [Save Original] is set to [Off].
You cannot save the originals of still images taken while
shooting a movie in Color Accent or Color Swap mode.
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Shooting in the Creative Zone
Shooting Mode
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 “
Shooting (Auto Mode)” (Basic Guide p. 11).
Program AE
Shooting Mode
Using the Mode Dial
z For information on the relation between the aperture value
and shutter speed see p. 65.
z Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low
shutter speeds and with larger aperture values. If
(camera shake warning) appears in the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder), try the following steps to resolve the problem.
- Use the
(image stabilizer) function.
- Raise the ISO speed.
- Set the Auto ISO Shift to [On] (p. 81).
- Raise the flash to fire.
- Use a tripod.
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 When a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter speed
and aperture values are shown in red on the LCD monitor when
the button is pressed halfway. Use the following shooting
methods to obtain the correct exposure and make them show in
white.
- Use the flash (raise the flash).
- Adjust the ISO Speed.
- Set the Auto ISO Shift to [On] (p. 81).
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You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values without altering the exposure (p. 85).
Setting the Shutter Speed
Shooting Mode
When you set the shutter speed, 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.
1
Use the W or X button to select the shutter
speed, then shoot.
z If the aperture value is shown in red, the image is
underexposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much
light). Use the W or X button to adjust the shutter speed
until the aperture value shows in white.
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).
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z The aperture value and shutter speed change according to
the zoom state as follows.
Aperture Value
Maximum
Wide Angle*1
Maximum
Telephoto*2
Shutter Speed
(seconds)
f/2.7 – 3.5
to 1/1600
f/4.0 – 5.0
to 1/2000
f/5.6 – 7.1
to 1/2500
f/8.0
to 1/3200
f/3.5 – 4.5
to 1/1600
f/5.0 – 6.3
to 1/2000
f/7.1 – 8.0
to 1/2500
*1 Maximum wide angle setting
*2 Maximum telephoto setting
* For details on using an externally mounted flash, see p. 172.
„Shutter Speed Display
z 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.
Using the Mode Dial
z The fastest shutter speed for built-in flash synchronization is
1/500 second*. The camera automatically resets the shutter
speed to 1/500 second or slower, if a faster speed is selected.
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 1/2500 1/3200
z You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and aperture
values without altering the exposure (p. 85).
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Setting the Aperture
Shooting Mode
The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens.
When you set the aperture, 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.
1
Use the W or X button to select the aperture
value, then shoot.
z If the shutter speed is shown in red, the image is
underexposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much
light). Adjust the aperture value using the W or X button
until the shutter speed display turns to white.
z Some aperture values cannot be selected depending on
the zoom position.
In this mode, the maximum shutter speed with synchronized
flash is 1/500 second*. The aperture value setting may
therefore be changed automatically to match the
synchronized flash speed even if its value was set previously.
* For details on using an externally mounted flash, see p. 172.
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„Aperture Setting Display
z The larger the aperture value the smaller the lens opening,
allowing less light to enter the camera.
F2.7 F3.2 F3.5 F4.0 F4.5 F5.0 F5.6 F6.3 F7.1 F8.0
z You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and aperture
values without altering the exposure (p. 85).
About Safety Shift/Safety FE
Safety Shift
Safety FE
If you set [Safety FE] to [On] (p. 29) in the Rec. menu when shooting
with the flash in the ,
or
shooting mode, the camera
automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value when the
flash fires to avoid overexposing and blowing out the highlights in the
scene.
Using the Mode Dial
If you set [Safety Shift] to [On] (p. 29) in the Rec. menu when the
shooting mode is
or
and press the shutter button halfway, the
camera automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value to
obtain the correct exposure if necessary. The safety shift function
does not work when the flash is on.
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Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and
Aperture
Shooting Mode
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot
images.
1
Use the W or X button to select the
shutter speed, and use the S or T button
to select the aperture value, then shoot.
z When you press the shutter button
halfway, the difference between the
standard exposure* and the
selected exposure appears on the
LCD monitor (or viewfinder). If the
difference is more than 2 stops, “-2”
or “+2” appears on the LCD monitor
(or viewfinder) in red.
* The standard exposure is calculated by
measuring the brightness according to
the selected metering method.
Exposure Level
Indicator
Standard exposure
z If the zoom is adjusted after these values are set, the
aperture value or the shutter speed may change in
accordance with the zoom position.
z The brightness of the LCD monitor (or viewfinder) matches
the selected shutter speed and aperture value. When you
select a fast shutter speed or shoot a subject in a dark
place, raise the flash and then set it to
(Flash on) or
attach an externally mounted flash (p. 172), the image will
always be bright.
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Advanced Shooting Functions
Selecting an AF Frame
*
Shooting Mode
*Cannot be set in
mode.
The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the
camera focuses.
You can set the AF frame in the following ways.
Face
Detect
You can have the camera automatically
detect the position of a face and use this
data to set the focus and exposure* while
shooting. In addition, the camera will
meter the subject so that the face is
correctly illuminated when the flash fires*.
If a face is not detected, images will be
shot using the [Center] option.
Center
The camera focuses using the center AF
frame. This is convenient for ensuring
that your intended subject is in focus and
for composing images. AF frame position
can be moved (p. 71).
Advanced Shooting Functions
* Exposure and flash are set only in evaluative
metering mode (p. 78).
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Selecting Face Detect or Center
1
Press the
button.
z Each time you press the
button,
the AF frame settings will switch to the
[Face Detect] or [Center] option.
When [FlexiZone] is set to [On] (p. 71), [Face Detect] cannot
be selected by pressing the
button (the default setting is
[On] in the ,
,
or
mode).
z The AF frame appears as follows when the shutter button is
pressed halfway.
• Green: Shooting preparations complete
• Yellow: Focusing difficulty*
* Displays only when the AF frame is set to [Center].
z The following occurs when [Face Detect] is selected.
- Up to three AF frames display. At this point, the frame the
camera judges to be the main subject appears in white
while the others appear in gray. Pressing the shutter
button halfway displays up to 9 green AF frames.
- If no white frame displays and all the frames appear in
gray, images will be shot using the [Center] option rather
than [Face Detect].
- The camera may mistakenly identify non-human subjects
as a face. If this occurs, switch to the [Center] option.
- In certain cases, faces may not be detected.
Examples:
• Faces near the screen edges or faces that appear
extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the
overall image.
• Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with
a portion hidden.
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Moving the AF Frame
When the shooting mode is ,
,
or
, the AF frame can
be moved manually to the desired area (Active Frame Control).
1
(Rec.) Menu
[FlexiZone]
[On]*/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
2
Press the
button.
z The AF frame appears in green.
When moving the AF frame to
the face of the subject, press
the MENU button.
4
Move the AF frame to the position you wish
to set using the S, T, W or X button, then
press the
button.
z The AF frame will move back to its original position (center),
if you hold down the
button.
z When the Spot AE Point is selected as the metering mode,
you can use the selected Spot AE Point as the AF frame
(p. 78).
z Selection cannot be made while in the manual focus mode
(p. 75).
z The position of the AF frame returns to the center once the
power is turned off or the lens is retracted in playback mode
(Basic Guide p. 7).
Advanced Shooting Functions
3
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Switching between Focus Settings
*
Shooting Mode
*In
mode only [Single] is available.
You can set the AF mode.
Continuous
The camera is continually focusing on whatever it is
aimed even when the shutter button is not pressed,
allowing you to shoot without missing opportunities.
This is the default setting.
Single
The camera only focuses when the shutter button is
pressed halfway, conserving battery power.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[AF Mode]
[Continuous]*/[Single].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock, AF Lock, Manual Focus)
Shooting Mode
*
*Cannot be used in
mode.
It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects.
z Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
z Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects
z Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the
composition
z Subjects that are moving quickly
z Subjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as
possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off
the glass.
Shooting with the Focus Lock
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the viewfinder or in the AF frame
displayed on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder).
2
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the
focus.
3
Keep the shutter button pressed while you
recompose the image and press the shutter
button all the way to shoot the image.
Advanced Shooting Functions
1
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Shooting with the AF Lock
*Cannot be used in
or
mode.
1
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the AF frame.
2
Press the shutter button halfway and press
the MF button.
z
3
and the MF indicator will appear on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder).
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and shoot.
To Release the AF Lock:
Press the MF button.
z The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to compose the image. Moreover, the AF lock
is still effective after the picture is taken, allowing you to
capture a second image with the same focus.
z When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD
monitor, setting the AF frame to [Center] (p. 69) makes
shooting easier since the camera focuses using the center
AF frame only.
z Because
and
do not display the AF frame, aim the
camera to focus on the subject.
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Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
The focus can be manually set.
*Cannot be used in
1
or
mode.
Use the S or T button to adjust the focus
while holding down the MF button.
and the MF indicator are
displayed.
z When the
(Rec.) menu’s [MFPoint Zoom] is set to [On], the portion
of the image in the AF frame will
appear magnified*.
z
MF Indicator
* When using
,
, digital zoom or
while displaying the image on a TV, the display magnification is not
available.
* Can also be set so that the image displayed is not magnified
(p. 29).
To Cancel the Manual Focus:
Press the MF button.
You can change distance units displayed on the MF indicator
(p. 34).
Advanced Shooting Functions
z The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them as a
shooting guideline only.
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Using the Manual Focus in Combination
with the Auto Focus
*Cannot be used in
or
mode.
First, manual focus is used to roughly focus, then from that focus
position the camera automatically focuses more accurately. You
can use two methods.
„Using the SET Button
This allows you to confirm the automatic focusing position before
shooting.
1
Focus the camera with the manual focus,
then press the SET button.
z The camera focuses automatically to a more accurate
focusing point.
„Using the Safety MF
This is useful when you want to adjust a manual focus position to
the correct focus position before shooting.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Safety MF]
[On]*/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
2
Focus the camera with the manual focus,
then press the shutter button halfway.
z The camera focuses automatically to a more accurate
focusing point.
3
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Press the shutter button fully to shoot.
You cannot change the AF frame setting while focusing
manually. Cancel the manual focus mode, then change the
AF frame setting.
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode)
Shooting Mode
The camera automatically takes three shots: one at the manual
focus position, and one each with focus positions preset farther and
nearer. The three shots are taken at the same interval as
continuous shooting (p. 46).
The farther and nearer focus positions can be set in three steps:
large, medium and small.
1
FUNC. Menu
SET button.
* (BKT-OFF)
(Focus-BKT)
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
2
Set the amount of focus position offset with
the W or X button.
Advanced Shooting Functions
The Focus-BKT mode is not available when shooting with
the flash on. Only one image at the manual focus position
will be taken.
z Press the X button to broaden or the
W button to narrow the focusing
distance from the center.
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3
Press the FUNC. button and shoot the image
with manual focus (p. 75).
To Cancel the Focus-BKT Mode:
Select
(BKT-Off) in Step 1.
Switching between Metering Modes
Shooting Mode
1
Evaluative
The camera divides images into several zones for
light metering. The camera evaluates 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.
CenterWeighted
Average
Averages the light metered from the entire frame,
but gives greater weight to the subject matter at the
center.
Spot AE
Point
Meters the area within the spot AE point frame.
Use this setting when you want to set the exposure
on the subject in the center of the monitor.
Center
Locks the spot metering frame to the center of the
LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
AF Point
Moves the spot AE point to the AF frame.
FUNC. Menu
*
(Evaluative).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
z Use the W or X button to adjust the
exposure compensation and press
the FUNC. button.
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Moving the Spot AE Point to the AF Frame/
Centering the Spot AE Point
1
(Rec.) Menu
[FlexiZone]
[On].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Return to the shooting screen and press
the
button to select [Center].
3
(Rec.) Menu
[Spot AE Point]
[Center]*/[AF Point].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Advanced Shooting Functions
* Default setting.
z When [Spot AE Point] is set to
[Center], the spot AE point frame
(
) appears at the center of
the LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
The AF frame can be repositioned.
z When [Spot AE Point] is set to [AF Point], it appears
inside the moved AF frame.
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Adjusting the ISO Speed
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed when you wish to reduce the effects of
shaking hands and shoot with the flash off in a dark area or when
you wish to reduce the effects of a moving subject and raise the
shutter speed.
1
Press the ISO button and use
the W or X button to switch
settings.
z When in
shooting mode, only
or
can be selected.
z When
(Auto) is selected, the
optimal speed is selected based on the brightness of the
environment at the time of shooting. The speed is
automatically increased in dark places, increasing the
shutter speed and reducing shaking effects.
z Selecting
(High ISO Auto)* sets the sensitivity to a
higher value than the
setting. This sets the shutter speed
faster, reducing the potential for camera shake or blurry
subjects compared with the
setting.
* Noise in the recorded image may be higher than for the
setting.
Shooting
Mode
ISO Speed
80
AUTO
{*
{*
{*
{*
–
HI
{
{
–
–
–
80
–
{
{
{
{*
100
–
{
{
{
{
200
–
{
{
{
{
400
–
{
{
{
{
800
–
{
{
{
{
1600
–
{
{
{
{
{ : Available
* : Default setting.
z When the shooting modes cannot be set the ISO speed, the
ISO speed will be fixed to Auto.
z When the camera is set to
or
and you press the
shutter button halfway, the camera will set and display the
ISO speed. This ISO speed will also appear in the playback
information.
z The camera automatically applies noise reduction
processing when you shoot at a high ISO speed.
Adjusting the ISO Speed Quickly
(Auto ISO Shift)
By simply pressing the
button when
(camera shake
warning) appears while shooting, you can raise the ISO speed and
shoot at a shutter speed that minimizes camera shake.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Off]*.
[Auto ISO Shift]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
[On]/
Advanced Shooting Functions
Shooting Mode
81
2
Press the shutter button halfway.
z The
appears and the
button
will blink blue (however, when the
viewfinder display, the
button
will not blink).
3
Press the
button while still pressing the
shutter button halfway. When the
button lights, press the shutter button all
the way.
z When you press the
button again while the shutter
button is still pressed halfway, the ISO speed returns to its
original setting.
z If you set AE lock (p. 84) after the ISO speed is raised, the
camera remains in the mode for changing ISO speed even
when the shutter button is released (the button remains lit
blue until AE lock is released).
z You cannot enable this setting in
,
or
mode, or
when using the flash.
z Depending on the shooting conditions, the
(camera
shake warning) icon may not disappear even after the ISO
speed is raised.
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Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
*
Shooting Mode
*Cannot be set in
and
mode.
Adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value to avoid
making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a
bright background. Adjust the exposure compensation to a negative
value to avoid making the subject too bright in night shots or when
shot against a dark background.
1
Press the
button.
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
To Cancel the Exposure Compensation:
Restore the compensation value to [0].
In
mode, the exposure shift can be set/canceled (p. 52).
Advanced Shooting Functions
z Use the W or X buttons to adjust the
exposure compensation and press
the
button.
z The compensation value in AEB
mode (p. 87) will be displayed in gray.
83
Locking the Exposure Setting
(AE Lock)
Shooting Mode
You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective
when the contrast is too strong between the subject and
background or when a subject is backlit.
You must set the flash to
the flash fires.
. The AE lock cannot be set if
1
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the exposure setting.
2
Press and hold the shutter button halfway
and press the ISO button.
z The exposure is fixed.
z The
appears on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
3
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the AE Lock:
Press any button other than the ISO button.
z You can set the exposure shift after the AE lock in the
mode (p. 52).
z You can use the FE lock when using the flash (p. 86).
84
Changing Shutter Speed and Aperture
Value Combinations
Automatically selected combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values can be freely changed without altering the
exposure (Program Shift).
1
Focus on the subject on which you wish
to lock the exposure.
2
Press the ISO button while pressing the
shutter button halfway.
z The exposure setting locks and
appears on the LCD monitor
(or viewfinder).
Press the W or X button until the desired
shutter speed or aperture value is
reached.
4
Recompose the image and shoot.
z The setting will cancel after the shot is taken.
Cannot be used in
mode.
Advanced Shooting Functions
3
85
Shooting with FE Lock
Shooting Mode
You can obtain the correct exposure regardless of the location of
your subject in the composition.
1
2
Raise the flash.
Press the
button and set it to
(flash on).
z When an external flash is attached, refer to the manual for
your flash.
3
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the flash exposure setting.
4
Press the shutter button halfway and press
the ISO button.
z The flash will pre-fire and the exposure setting will be
locked.
z
appears on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
5
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the FE Lock:
Press anything except the T, W or X button.
You cannot use the FE lock when [Flash Adjust] is set to
[Manual] (p. 93).
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Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode)
Shooting Mode
In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure
within a set range to take three shots as the same interval as
continuous shooting (p. 46). The images are shot in the following
order: Standard exposure, underexposure and overexposure.
1
FUNC. Menu
SET button.
*(BKT-Off)
(AEB)
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
Adjust the compensation range with the W or
X button.
z The compensation range can be
adjusted in 1/3 increments from -2 to
+2 with the exposure at the time of
shooting at the center. If exposure
adjustment (p. 83) is already done,
setting can be done with the adjusted
value as the center point.
Compensation value
in AEB mode
To Cancel the AEB Mode:
Select the
Advanced Shooting Functions
2
(BKT-Off) in Step 1.
The AEB mode cannot be used for flash photography.
Only one standard exposure image gets recorded.
87
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Shooting Mode
Normally, the
(Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal
white balance. When the
(Auto) setting cannot produce natural
looking colors, change the white balance using a setting
appropriate for the light source.
1
FUNC. Menu
*
(Auto).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
z Use the W or X button to select a
white balance setting and press the
FUNC. button.
White Balance Settings
Auto
Settings are automatically set by the camera.
Day Light
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
Cloudy
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight
skies.
Tungsten
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type
3-wavelength fluorescent lighting.
Fluorescent
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or
warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or
Fluorescent H daylight fluorescent-type 3-wavelength fluorescent
lighting.
88
Flash
When using the flash (cannot be set in
Custom
For recording with the optimal white balance data
retained in the camera from a white-colored
object, such as white paper or cloth.
mode).
The white balance setting cannot be adjusted when
is selected for My Colors.
or
Using the Custom White Balance
1
FUNC. Menu
*(Auto)
(Custom).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
2
Aim the camera at a piece of white
paper or cloth and press the SET button.
Advanced Shooting Functions
You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal
setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera
evaluate an object, such as a piece of white paper or cloth, or
a photo-quality gray card that you wish to establish as the
standard white color.
In particular, take a
(Custom) white balance reading for
the following situations that are difficult for the
(Auto)
setting to detect correctly.
• Shooting close-ups (Macro)
• Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or
forest)
• Shooting with a particular source of light (such as a
mercury-vapor lamp)
z If you are viewing it with the LCD monitor, ensure that
the center frame is completely filled with the white
image. However, the center frame will not appear
when the digital zoom is being used.
89
z You are recommended to set the shooting mode to
and the exposure compensation setting to zero (±0)
before setting a custom white balance. The correct
white balance may not be obtained when the exposure
setting is incorrect (image appears completely black or
white).
z Shoot with the same settings as when reading the
white balance data. If the settings differ, the optimal
white balance may not be set. In particular, the
following should not be changed.
- ISO speed
- Flash: Setting the flash to on or off is recommended.
If the flash fires when reading the white balance data
with the flash set to [Auto], make sure that you also
use the flash when you shoot.
z Since the white balance data cannot be read in
mode, preset the white balance in another shooting
mode beforehand.
90
Shooting in a My Colors Mode
Shooting Mode
You can change the look of an image when it is shot.
My Colors Settings
My Colors Off
Records normally.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to
record bold colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and color saturation to
record neutral hues.
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
Positive Film
Use this option to make red, green or blue colors
more intense like the Vivid Red, Vivid Green or
Vivid Blue effects. It can produce intense
natural-appearing colors like those obtained with
positive film.
Lighter Skin*
Use this option to make skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin*
Use this option to make skin tones darker.
Vivid Blue
Emphasize blue tints. Use to make blue
subjects, such as the sky or ocean, more vivid.
Vivid Green
Emphasize green tints. Use to make green
subjects, such as mountains, new growth, flowers
and lawns, more vivid.
Vivid Red
Emphasize red tints. Use to make red subjects,
such as flowers or cars, more vivid.
Custom
Use this option to adjust the balance between
contrast, sharpness, saturation, reds, greens,
blues and skin tones*. It can be used to make
subtle adjustments, such as making blue colors
more vivid or face colors brighter.
Advanced Shooting Functions
Sepia
* If the image contains colors that are the same as human skin, those colors
will also be changed. You may not obtain the expected results depending
on the skin color.
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1
FUNC. Menu
*
(My Colors Off).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
z Use the W or Xbutton to select a My
Colors mode.
z
Mode
See Setting the Camera to a Custom
Color Mode (p. 92).
z Modes other than
Press the FUNC. button. The display will return to the
shooting screen and you can shoot.
2
Shoot.
Setting the Camera to a Custom Color
Mode
1
(Custom Color)
SET button.
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
92
2
Use the S or T button to select
[Contrast], [Sharpness], [Saturation],
[Red], [Green], [Blue] or [Skin Tone] and
the W or X button to adjust it.
z The altered color will display.
Adjust
Select an item
3
Press the SET button.
z This completes the setting.
Shooting Mode
Although the built-in flash and an externally mounted flash* will fire
with automatic flash adjustments (except in the
mode), it is also
possible to set them so that it fires without any adjustments.
* Speedlite 220EX/430EX/580EX II
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Manual].
[Flash Adjust]
[Auto]*/
Advanced Shooting Functions
Switching between Flash Adjustment
Settings Shooting
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
z When [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual],
the flash output can be controlled
(p. 94).
93
Compensating the Flash Adjustment/
Flash Output
Shooting Mode
• When the shooting mode is set to
,
or
when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto] (p. 93) in
or
mode, settings can be adjusted in 1/3Flash Exposure
stop increments in the range of -2 to +2 stops.
Compensation • You can combine the flash exposure
compensation with the camera’s exposure
compensation function to achieve creative effects
which compensate for background exposure.
Flash Output
1
• When Shooting mode is set to
or when [Flash
Adjust] is set to [Manual] in
or
mode
(p. 93), the flash output can be controlled in three
steps, starting from FULL, when shooting. When
an externally mounted flash is attached, its flash
output can be controlled (From 1/1 (full power) to
1/64 in 1/3 steps).
FUNC. Menu
Output).
(+/- (Flash))/
(Flash
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
z Adjust the compensation/output
using the W or X button and press
the FUNC. button.
e.g. [Flash Adjust]
set to [Auto]
e.g. [Flash Adjust]
set to [Manual]
94
Switching the Timing at which the
Flash Fires
Shooting Mode
The flash fires right after the shutter opens, regardless of
1st-curtain the shutter speed. Usually, the 1st-curtain is used when
shooting.
The flash fires right before the shutter closes. Compared
with the 1st-curtain, the flash fires later and allows you to
2nd-curtain
shoot images in which, for example, a car’s taillights
seem to trail off behind.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Flash Sync]
[1st-curtain]*/[2nd-curtain].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
Image shot with the
2nd-curtain setting
Advanced Shooting Functions
Image shot with the
1st-curtain setting
95
Saving Custom Settings
Shooting Mode
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
mode dial to . Settings that are not memorized when the shooting
mode is changed or when the power is turned off (such as
continuous shooting or self-timer) are also remembered.
1
Switch to the shooting mode you wish to
save and set the settings.
z Functions which can be saved in
- Shooting mode ( ,
,
,
)
- Items which can be set in ,
,
and
modes
(p. 199)
- Rec. menu settings
- Zoom location
- Manual focus location
z To change some of the settings saved in
(other than
shooting mode), select .
2
(Rec.) Menu
[Save Settings].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
3
[OK]
SET button.
z The setting contents do not influence other shooting modes.
z Saved settings can be reset (p. 36).
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Registering Settings to the Shortcut
Button
Shooting Mode
One frequently used function can be registered to the
You can register the following functions.
Menu Item
Page
Not Assigned*
(Shortcut) button.
Menu Item
Digital
Tele-converter
–
Page
p. 40
Light Metering
p. 78
AE Lock
p. 84
White Balance
p. 88
AF Lock
p. 74
Custom White
Balance
p. 89
Display Off
p. 33
* Default setting.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Set Shortcut button].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Use the S, T, W or X button to select the
function you wish to register
SET button.
z If
appears on the lower right of the
icon, you can still register this function
but pressing the shortcut button will
not activate the function in the current
shooting mode.
Advanced Shooting Functions
Registering a Function
Mode dial set to
97
To Cancel the shortcut button:
Select
in Step 2.
Using the Shortcut Button
1
Press the
button.
z Each press of the
button cycles
between setting values of the
registered function.
- For
and
, the setting screen
appears.
- For
, a white balance reading is
taken when you press the
button. A frame will not be
displayed, so center the piece of white paper or cloth in the
LCD monitor before pressing the button.
- For
, pressing the
button sets AE lock*. When
shooting movies**, AE is set again and then locked
(exposure compensation is disabled).
- For
, pressing the
button sets AF lock*. When
shooting movies, AF is set again and then locked.
- For
, pressing the
button turns off the LCD monitor
(or viewfinder). The display turns on again with any button
operation.
* Lock is released after one image is shot.
** Does not function when the exposure compensation bar is
displayed.
z Functions that are not available in the current shooting
mode will not appear even if you press the
button.
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when
viewing it in the LCD monitor.
1
(Set up) Menu
[On]*/[Off].
[Auto Rotate]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
z This function may not operate correctly when the camera
is pointed straight up or down. Check that the arrow
is
pointing in the right direction and if it is not, then set the
Auto Rotate function to [Off].
z Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to [On], the
orientation of images downloaded to a computer will
depend upon the software used to download the images.
When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent
Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be “up” and the
lower end to be “down”. It then regulates the optimal white
balance, exposure and focus for vertical photography. This
function operates regardless of the on/off status of the Auto
Rotate function.
Advanced Shooting Functions
z When the Auto Rotate function is set
to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to
the detailed display mode during
shooting,
(normal),
(right end
is down) or
(left end is down) will appear in the display.
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Creating an Image Destination (Folder)
Shooting Mode
You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images
will be automatically saved to that folder.
Create
New
Folder
Auto
Create
1
Creates a new folder the next time you shoot images. To
create an additional folder, insert the check mark again.
You can also specify a date and time if you wish to create a
new folder using a shooting time after the specified date and
time.
(Set up) Menu
[Create Folder].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Creating a Folder the Next Time You Shoot
2
Use the W or X button to check mark [Create
New Folder]
MENU button.
z
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displays in the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder). The symbol will cease to
display after the new folder is created.
Setting the Day or Time for Automatic
Folder Creation
2
Select a day for the [Auto Create] option and
a time in the [Time] option
MENU button.
z
displays in the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) when the specified time
arrives. The symbol will cease to
display after the new folder is created.
Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder
will automatically be created when you record more than that
number even if you are not creating new folders.
Advanced Shooting Functions
101
Resetting the File Number
Shooting Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You
can select how the file number is assigned.
1
(Set up) Menu
[File Numbering]
[Continuous]*/[Auto Reset].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
File Number Reset Function
A number one higher than the last one recorded is
assigned to the next image. This is convenient for
managing all your images together on a computer
because you avoid file name duplication when changing
Continuous folders or memory cards*.
* When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with
recorded data is used, the 7-digit number for the last recorded
folder and image is compared with the last one on the card, and
the larger of the two is utilized as the basis for new images.
The image and folder number are reset to the starting
value (100-0001)*. This is convenient for managing
images on a folder-by-folder basis.
Auto Reset * When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with
recorded data is used, the number following the 7-digit number
for the last recorded folder and image on the card is utilized as
the basis for new images.
102
File and Folder Numbers
Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting
with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned
numbers starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2000
images can be saved into a single folder.
New Folder Created
Memory Card Exchanged
for Another
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Continuous
Auto Reset
Advanced Shooting Functions
z Images may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient
free space even if the total number of images in a folder is less
than 2000 because the following types of images are always
saved together into the same folder.
- Images from continuous shooting
- Self-timer images (custom)
- Movies (still images of movies)
- Stitch Assist mode images
- Focus Bracketing
- AEB shooting
- Color Accent/Color Swap still images (when [Save Original] is
set to [On])
z Images cannot be played back when the folder numbers are
duplicated or image numbers are duplicated within folders.
z Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information
regarding folder structures or image types.
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Playback/Erasing
Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 20).
Viewing Magnified Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
will display and a magnified
portion of the image will display.
z You can change the magnification
level with the zoom lever.
z Images can be magnified up to a
factor of approximately 10x.
.
z
2
Approximate location
of the displayed area
Use the S, T, W or X button to move around
the image.
z If you press the SET button once more, the camera switches
to image advance mode and
will display. You can
use the W or X button to advance to the next or previous
image at the same level of magnification. The image
advance mode cancels when you press the SET button
again.
To Cancel the Magnified Display:
Press the zoom lever toward
. (You can also cancel it
immediately by pressing the MENU button.)
Movie frames and index playback images cannot be
magnified.
104
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine
(Index Playback)
1
Press the zoom lever toward
z Up to nine images can be viewed at
once in index playback.
z Use the S, T, W or X button to
change the image selection.
.
Selected Image
Movie
To Return to Single Image Playback:
Press the zoom lever toward
.
Switching between Sets of Nine Images
Playback/Erasing
The jump bar will display if you press the
button while in index playback and you can
switch the display between sets of nine
images.
z Pressing the zoom lever toward
also
switches the display. Use the W or X
button to move to the previous or next set
Jump Bar
of 9 images.
z Hold the SET button down and press the W or X button to jump
to the first or last set.
To Cancel the Jump Bar:
Press
button.
105
Organizing Images by Category
(My Category)
You can organize images into prepared categories (People,
Scenery, Events, Category 1–3, To Do). Category information
recorded with the [Auto Category] function (p. 30) can also be
edited. At the category level, you can perform the following.
• Image searches (p. 107) • Slide Show (p. 123)
• Protect (p. 128) • Erase (p. 132)
• Configure print settings (p. 134)
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
z In playback mode, you can press the
button to display the screen in
Step 2 directly.
2
Use the W or X button to select an image to
classify and the S or T button to select a
category and press the SET button.
z You can put the same image into
more than one category.
z You can set in index playback.
z You can cancel the classification by
pressing the SET button again.
z When erasing, printing or compiling a slide show, it is
convenient to categorize images in the [To Do] category.
z You can organize movies into the categories.
106
Jumping to Images
When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is
handy to use the search keys below to jump over images to find the
object of your search.
Shot Date
1
Jumps to the first image of each shooting date.
My Category
Displays the first image in each category.
Folder
Displays the first image in each folder.
Movie
Jumps to a movie.
By 10 images
Jumps over 10 images at a time.
By 100 images
Jumps over 100 images at a time.
In single image playback mode, press the
button.
z The camera will switch to jump search mode.
2
z The screen sample will vary slightly
according to the search key.
z You can show/hide image information
using the DISP. button.
Image Information
Playback/Erasing
Use the S or T button to select a search
key.
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3
Display the Images.
/
:
Select the search key
- Press the W or X button.
- Press the MENU button to return to
single image playback.
z
/
/
/
:
Use the W or X button to select a
date, category, folder or movie for
playback and press the SET button.
- The camera will switch to defined playback mode and play
back only images corresponding to the search key.
- Press the
button to cancel defined playback mode.
z
Defined playback mode will be canceled under the following
conditions:
- When images or movies are placed in categories.
- When images with My Colors effects, images with RedEye correction or edited movies are saved as a new file.
- When erasing an image with [Erase] in the
(Play)
menu.
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Viewing Movies
Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
1
Display a movie and
press the SET
button.
z Images with a
icon
are movies.
z The movie control panel
appears.
Volume
Level
(Adjust it
with the S
or T
button)
Time movie was shot
Playback Progress Bar
Movie Control Panel
2
Select
(Play) and press the SET button.
Playback/Erasing
z The movie will pause if you press the SET button during
playback. It will resume when you press the button again.
z When playback ends, the movie stops at the last frame
displayed. Press the SET button to display the movie control
panel.
z You can switch between showing/hiding the playback
progress bar by pressing the DISP. button while playing a
movie.
z If playback was halted partway through in the prior viewing
session, playback will resume from the last frame displayed.
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Operating the Movie Control Panel
Returns to single image playback
Print (An icon will display when a printer is connected. See the
Direct Print User Guide for details.)
Play
Slow Motion (You can use the W button to slow down or the
X button to speed up playback.)
Displays the first frame
Previous Frame (Rewinds if the SET button is held down.)
Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the SET button is held down.)
Displays the last frame
Edit (Switches to movie editing mode.) (p. 111)
z Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when
playing a movie on a TV set (p. 130).
z The sound cannot be played in slow motion playback.
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Editing Movies
You can delete portions of recorded movies.
Movies 1 second or longer before editing can be edited in
1-second increments, but those that are protected or less
than 1 second long cannot be edited.
1
Select
(Edit) in the movie control panel
and press the SET button.
z The movie editing panel and the
movie editing bar will display.
Movie Editing Panel
Movie Editing Bar
Use the S or T button to select
(Cut
Beginning) or
(Cut End) and the W or X
button to specify the cut point ( ).
z To check a temporarily edited movie, select
(Play) and
press the SET button.
z Selecting
(Exit) cancels the edit and restores the movie
control panel.
3
Select
Playback/Erasing
2
(Save) and press the SET button.
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4
Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press
the SET button.
z [New File] saves the edited movie
under a new file name. The pre-edit
data is left unchanged. Note, if you
press the SET button while saving the
movie, saving is cancelled.
z [Overwrite] saves the edited movie
with its original name. The pre-edit data is lost.
z When there is not enough space left on the memory card,
only [Overwrite] can be selected, and S appears on the
counter of the movie editing bar.
Depending on the movie’s file size, it may take some time to
save an edited movie. If the battery runs out of charge
partway through, edited movie clips cannot be saved. When
editing movies, it is recommended that you use four new sizeAA alkaline batteries, fully charged size-AA NiMH batteries, or
the separately sold Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
(p. 166).
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display.
Original
1
90°
(Play) Menu
270°
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
z Cycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each
press of the SET button.
z This also can be set in the index playback mode.
When images are downloaded to a computer, the orientation
of images rotated by the camera will depend upon the
software used to download the images.
Playback/Erasing
Use the W or X button to select an image to
rotate and press the SET button to rotate it.
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Playback with Transition Effects
You can select the transition effect displayed when switching
between images.
No transition effect.
The displayed image darkens and the next image gradually
brightens until it is displayed.
Press the W button to have the previous image display from
the left and the X button to have the next image display from
the right.
1
(Play) Menu
/
*/
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
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.
Red-Eye Correction Function
You can correct red eyes in recorded images. However, red eyes
may not be automatically detected in some images or the results
may not turn out as you intended.
Examples:
z Faces near the screen edges or faces that appear extremely
small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall image.
z Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with a portion
hidden.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Use the W or X button to select an image
you wish to perform red-eye correction on
and press the SET button.
z A frame will be displayed
automatically at the position where
red-eye is to be corrected.
z If red-eye is not automatically
detected, select [Add Frame] with the
W or X button and press the SET
button (p. 117).
3
Playback/Erasing
2
Select [Start] and press the
SET button.
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4
Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press
the SET button.
z [New File]: saves the image under a
new file name. The original file
remains as is. The newly saved image
file is saved as the last image of the
photographed images.
z [Overwrite]: saves the new image
under the original file name. The original image is
overwritten.
z If you selected [New File], proceed to Step 5.
5
Press the MENU button and select [Yes] or
[No], then press the SET button.
z Selecting [Yes] displays the corrected image, while [No]
returns you to the Play menu.
z Red-eye correction cannot be performed on movies.
z Overwriting cannot be performed on protected images.
z When there is not enough space left on the memory card,
red-eye correction cannot be performed.
z Although you can apply red-eye correction any number of
times to an image, the image quality will gradually
deteriorate with each application.
z Since the correction frame will not appear automatically on
images that have already been corrected once with the
[Red-Eye Correction], use the [Add Frame] option to correct
them.
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Adding Correction Frames
You can add up to a maximum of 35 correction frames.
1
Use the W or X button to
select [Add Frame] and
press the SET button.
2
Use the S, T, W or X button to move the
frame and press the SET button.
z You can change the size of the
frame with the zoom lever.
You can add effects to recorded images (stills only) using the My
Colors function. The following selection of My Colors effects is
available. For details, see p. 91.
Vivid
Playback/Erasing
Adding My Colors Effects
Lighter Skin Tone
Neutral
Darker Skin Tone
Sepia
Vivid Blue
B/W
Vivid Green
Positive Film
Vivid Red
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1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Use the W or X button to select an image,
and press the SET button.
3
Use the W or X button to select the My
Colors type, and press the SET button.
z The displayed image will reflect the
My Colors effect.
z You can press the zoom lever toward
to check the image at a higher
magnification. While the image is
zoomed, you can press the SET
button to switch between the image transformed with the My
Colors effect and the original non-transformed image.
4
Select [OK], and press the SET button.
z The newly saved image transformed
with the My Colors effect will be the
last one in the list.
z To continue adding effects to other
images, repeat the procedures from
Step 2 onward.
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5
Press the MENU button and select [Yes] or
[No], then press the SET button.
z Selecting [Yes] displays the image
transformed with the My Colors effect,
while [No] returns you to the Play
menu.
z The My Colors function will not work if there is insufficient
space on the memory card.
z Although My Colors effects can be added any number of
times to an image, the image quality will gradually
deteriorate with each application and the intended colors
may not be achieved.
z Color in images taken using My Colors (p. 91) in shooting
mode and images edited with the My Colors function in
playback mode may differ slightly.
In playback mode (including single image playback, index playback,
magnified playback, the review immediately after shooting in
shooting mode (Basic Guide p. 10) and while confirming the focus
immediately after the shooting (p. 48)) you can attach sound
memos (up to 1 minute) to an image. The sound data is saved in
WAVE format (stereo).
1
Press the
images.
Playback/Erasing
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
button while playing back
z The sound memo control panel will display.
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2
Use the W or X button to select
and press the SET button.
z The elapsed time and the remaining
time display.
z Pressing the SET button pauses
the recording. Pressing it again
resumes recording.
z Up to 1 minute of recordings can be
added to any one image.
z The sound mode can be changed
(p. 56).
(Record)
Sound Memo Panel
Elapsed Time/
Remaining Time
Volume (Adjust it with
the S or T button)
Sound Memo Panel
Exit
Record
Pause
Play
Erase
Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the SET
button.
Volume (0-5 levels)
z You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
z Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
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Sound-Only Recording (Sound Recorder)
You can record sound only, without images, for up to two hours at
one time.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select
(Record) and press the SET button.
* Default setting.
Available Recording
Time
z When pressing the SET button,
Sound Control Panel
recording will pause. Pressing the
button once again will resume recording.
z Pressing the shutter button halfway or pressing the movie
button will stop sound recording and switch the camera to
shooting mode.
z The sound mode can be changed (p. 56).
Playback/Erasing
z Recording time will be displayed.
z Use the S or T button to change the
sample rate. Sound quality will
improve in the order of [11.025kHz],
[22.050kHz], [44.100kHz]*, but the
recorded file size will also increase
respectively.
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Sound Recorder Panel
Use the W or X button to select and press the SET button.
Exit
Record
Pause
Play (Use the W or X button to select a sound and press the SET
button.)
Rewind (Hold the SET button to rewind (no sound plays).)
Fast Forward (Hold the SET button to fast forward (no sound
plays).)
Erase (Select [Erase] or [Erase All] and in the confirmation screen
press the SET button.)
Protect (You can protect important sounds from accidental
erasure. Press the SET button to set/remove protection.)
Volume (Press the S or T button to adjust the volume.)
z See Estimated Sound Recorder File Sizes and Recording
Times (p. 187).
z When the memory cards fills, recording will automatically
stop.
z In the playback mode, the Sound Control Panel can be
displayed by holding the
button.
z For details on the sound number and folder number, refer to
the Software Starter Guide.
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Automated Playback (Slide Shows)
Automated Playback of Memory Card Images.
* Image settings for slide shows are based on the Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) standard (p. 182).
to
1
All Images
Plays all images on a memory card in order.
Date
Plays images bearing a specified date in
order.
My Category
Plays the images in the selected category in
order.
Folder
Plays images in a specified folder in order.
Movies
Plays movie files only, in order.
Stills
Plays still images only, in order.
Custom 1-3
Plays the images selected for each slide
show, Custom 1, Custom 2 or Custom 3, in
order (p. 126).
(Play) Menu
.
2
Use the S, T, W or X button to select
,
,
,
or
- .
,
,
Playback/Erasing
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
,
,
: select a date, category or
folder to play back (p. 125).
z For
,
or
: select the images to
be played back (p. 126).
z If you want to add a transition effect to
play back images, use the S button to
select [Effect] and choose the type of effect with the W or X
button (p. 124).
z
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3
Select [Start] and press the SET button.
z The following functions are available
during slide shows.
- Pausing/resuming the slide show:
press the SET button.
- Fast forwarding/rewinding the slide
show: press the W or X button
(continue to hold the button to switch between images
more rapidly).
- Stopping the slide show: press the MENU button.
Transition Effects
You can select the transition effect used when one image is
replaced by another.
No transition effect.
*
The new image gradually brightens as it moves upward from
the bottom.
The new image first appears in a cross shape and gradually
expands to display the full image.
Portions of the new image move horizontally, then the image
expands to display the full image.
* Default setting.
In single image playback mode, you can start a slide show
from the current image displayed by holding the SET button
while you press the
button. Please note that if you do
this while the last image shot is displayed, the slide show will
start from the first image using the same date.
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Select a date/category/folder to
playback ( / / )
1
Select
button.
2
Use the S or T button to select a date/
category/folder to play back and press
the SET button.
,
or
and press the SET
Folder
Playback/Erasing
z Pressing the SET button again
Date
cancels the setting.
z You can select multiple dates,
categories, or folders.
z They will play back in the order
you select them.
z Use the W or X button to confirm Category
each date, category or folder
image.
z Pressing the MENU button
cancels the setting.
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Selecting Images for Playback (
-
)
Select only the images that you wish to play back and save
them as a slide show (Custom 1, 2 or 3). Up to 998 images
can be selected. They will be played back in their order of
selection.
1
Select
button.
,
or
and press the SET
z Only the
icon will display at first. When you set
,
the icon will change to
and
will display.
and
will change in the same way when they are set.
2
Use the W or X button to move between
images for playback and the SET button
to select or deselect them.
z You can also select images in
the index playback mode.
z Pressing the MENU button
cancels the setting.
Check mark indicating
selection
Number indicating
the selection order
Selecting All Images:
1. After selecting
in step 1, use the S button to
select [All Images] and press the SET button.
2. Use the S button to select [Mark all], press the SET
button.
3. Use the X button to select [OK] and press the SET
button.
To deselect all images, select [Reset].
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Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat
Settings
z Play Time
Sets the duration that each image displays. Choose between
3*– 10 seconds, 15 seconds and 30 seconds. (Displaying
time can vary slightly depending on the image.)
* Default setting.
z Repeat
Sets whether the slide show stops when all the slides have
been displayed or continues until stopped.
1
Select [Set up] and press the SET
button.
2
Select [Play Time] or [Repeat] and then
the desired option.
z Pressing the MENU button
cancels the setting.
Playback/Erasing
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images and movies from accidental
erasure.
Select
You can configure the protection settings for
each image singly while viewing them.
Select by Date
You can protect the images from a specified
date.
Select by Category
You can protect all images in a specified
category.
Select by Folder
You can protect all images in a specified
folder.
All Images
You can protect all images on a memory card.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select a method and press the SET button.
z If you select [All Images], proceed to
Step 5.
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3
Select the image, date, category or folder to
protect and press the SET button.
4
For the [All Images], [Select by Date], [Select
by Category] and [Select by Folder] options,
press the MENU button.
Playback/Erasing
z [Select]
Use the W or X button to select an
image and press the SET button.
- Pressing the SET button again
cancels the setting.
- You can also protect images in the
Protection Icon
index playback mode.
- Pressing the MENU button will end
the setting.
z [Select by Date] [Select by
Category] [Select by Folder]
Use the S or T button to select a
date, category or folder and press the
SET button.
- A white
icon appears. However,
if a portion of the images are already protected,
appears gray.
- Pressing the SET button again cancels the setting.
- You can select multiple dates, categories or folders.
- Use the W or X button to confirm each date, category or
folder image.
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5
Select [Protect] and press the SET button.
z Selecting [Unlock] cancels protection
of the selected image and returns you
to Step 2.
z Selecting [Stop] cancels selection of
the protected image and returns you
to Step 2.
z You may cancel the operation by pressing the SET button
during [Protect] mode.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all
data (p. 37), including protected images and other file types.
Please check the contents of a memory card before formatting it.
Viewing Images on a TV Set
You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to playback
images when it is connected to the camera with the supplied Stereo
Video Cable STV-250N.
1
2
Turn off the camera and the TV.
Connect the Stereo/Video Cable to the
camera’s A/V OUT terminal.
z With your fingernail on the left
edge of the camera’s terminal
cover, pull it forward to open it, and
plug the Stereo/Video Cable in all
the way.
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3
Plug the other ends of the Stereo/Video
Cable into the VIDEO IN and AUDIO IN jacks
on the TV.
To the Video IN
Jack Plug (Yellow)
To the Audio IN Jack
Plug (Left) (White)
To the Audio IN Jack
Plug (Right) (Red)
4
5
Turn on the TV and switch it to Video mode.
Power on the camera.
Playback/Erasing
z The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (p. 34). The
default setting varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and
others
- If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output
may not display properly.
z When the camera is set to shooting mode, you can take
pictures while displaying images on the television.
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Erasing Images
You can erase images from a memory card.
Select
Erases images after selecting them one at a time.
Select by Date
Erases images corresponding to the selected date.
Select by
Category
Erases all images in the selected category.
Select by Folder
Erases all images in the selected folder.
All Images
Erases all images on a memory card.
z Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
z Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select an option and press the SET button.
z Proceed to Step 5 if you select [All
Images].
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3
Select images, a date, a category or a folder
and press the SET button.
z [Select]
Use the W or X button to select an image and press the
SET button.
- Pressing the SET button again cancels the setting.
- You can also protect images in the index playback mode.
z [Select by Date] [Select by Category] [Select by Folder]
Use the S or T button to select a date, category or folder
and press the SET button.
- Pressing the SET button again
cancels the setting.
- You can select multiple dates,
categories or folders.
- Use the W or X button to confirm
each date, category or folder image.
Press the MENU button.
Select [OK] and press the SET button.
z Selecting [Stop] or [Cancel] cancels selection of the image
you are about to erase and returns you to Step 2.
z Pressing the SET button while erasing is in progress
cancels the procedure.
Please format the memory card when you want to erase not
only image data but also all the data contained on the card
(p. 37).
Playback/Erasing
4
5
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Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the DPOF Print Setting
You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify
the number of print copies in advance using the camera. The
settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards. This is extremely convenient for printing
on a direct print compatible printer, or for sending the images to a
photo developing service that supports DPOF.
The
icon may display for a memory card with print
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Select Images & Qty.
Configures print settings for single images as
you view them.
Select by Date
Configures print settings for images
corresponding to the selected date.
Select by Category
Configures print settings for images in the
selected category.
Select by Folder
Configures print settings for images in the
selected folder.
Select All Images
Configures print settings for all images.
Clear All Selections
Removes all print settings from images.
Print settings are configured for each image individually. With
the [Select Images & Qty.] option, you can only set the
number of copies to print when the [Print Type] option is set to
[Standard] or [Both] (p. 137).
1
(Print) Menu
Select a menu item.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
z When selecting [Select All Images] go
to Step 4.
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2
Select the image, date, category or folder to
print and press the SET button.
z [Select Images & Qty.]
Selection methods differ for the Print Type settings (p. 137).
- Standard(
)/Both (
):
Use the W or X button to select an
image, press the SET button and
use the S or T button to select
the number of print copies (up to
99).
- Index (
):
Use the W or X button to select an
image and the press the SET
button to select or deselect it.
Number of Print
Copies
Index Print Selection
- You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
- Pressing the MENU button will end
the setting.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
z [Select by Date] [Select by
Category] [Select by Folder]
Use the S or T button to select a
date, category or folder and press
the SET button.
- Pressing the SET button again
cancels the setting.
- You can select multiple dates, categories or folders.
- Pressing the W or X button will allow you to check the
images by date, category or folder.
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3
For the [Select by Date], [Select by
Category] and [Select by Folder] options,
press the MENU button.
4
Select [OK] and press the SET button.
z Selecting [Cancel] cancels print
settings of the selected image and
returns you to Step 1.
z The output of some printers or photo developing services
may not reflect the specified print settings.
z Print settings cannot be set for movies.
z Images are printed in order according to the file number.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
z 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.
button will light
z If you are connected to a printer, the
blue while you are selecting images. You can start printing at
button, confirming that [Print]
this point by pressing the
is selected and pressing the SET button.
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Setting the Print Style
After setting the print style, select the images for printing.
The following settings can be selected.
*Default setting.
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 (On/Off*)
Adds the date to the print.
File No. (On/Off*)
Adds the file number to the print.
Clear DPOF data (On*/Off)
Clears all print settings after the
images print.
1
(Print) Menu
SET button.
[Print Settings]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Use the S or T button to select [Print Type],
[Date], [File No.] or [Clear DPOF data] and
then use the W or X button to specify the
settings.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
2
137
z The Date and File No. settings change according to the
Print Type as follows.
- [Index]:
[Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same
time.
- [Standard] or [Both]:
[Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On] at the same time,
however, the printable information may vary between
printers.
z Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu
(p. 33, Basic Guide p. 8).
z Do not set the date in the DPOF print settings when printing
images that have had the date embedded with the [Date
Stamp] function. This may cause the date to be printed
twice.
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Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings
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. The
settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards.
The
icon may display for a memory card with transfer
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
1
(Play) Menu
SET button.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [Order] and press the SET button.
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Single Images
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3
Use the W or X button to select an image to
transfer and press the SET button.
z Pressing the SET button again
deselects the setting.
z You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
Transfer Selection
All the Images on a Memory Card
2
Select [Mark all] and press the SET button.
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
3
Select [OK] and press the SET button.
z Images are transferred in order according to the file
number.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and startup,
operation, self-timer and shutter sounds. You can change and
register these settings, enabling you to customize the camera to
suit your own tastes.
Changing My Camera Settings
1
(My Camera) Menu
Menu Item.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Use the W or X button to select the contents
you wish to set.
z Select [Theme] to set all to the same
settings.
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
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Registering My Camera Settings
Images recorded onto the memory card and newly recorded sounds
can be added as My Camera settings to the [ ] and [ ] menu
items. You can also use the supplied software to upload your
computer’s images and sounds to the camera.
A computer is required to restore the My Camera settings to
the defaults. Use the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser) to restore the default settings to the camera.
1
(My Camera) Menu
register.
Menu Item to
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
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Select
or
and press
the DISP. button.
3
Select an image or record a sound.
z Start-up Image
Use the W or X button to select the
image you wish to register and press
the SET button.
z Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and
Shutter Sounds
Select
(Record) and press the
SET button. After recording, select
(Register) and press the SET
button.
- Recording will automatically stop
when the recording time elapses.
- To play it, select
(Play).
- To return the My Camera menu, press
4
(Exit).
Select [OK] and press the SET button.
z To cancel registering, select [Cancel].
See the supplied Software Starter Guide for more information
on creating and adding to the My Camera data.
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
z The following cannot be registered as My Camera settings.
- Movies
- Sounds recorded with the sound memo function (p. 119)
and sound recorder (p. 121)
z The prior setting is erased when a new My Camera setting
is added.
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Troubleshooting
Camera
Camera will not operate.
Power is not turned on.
z Turn the camera on (Basic Guide
p. 9).
Memory card slot/battery
cover is open.
z Confirm that the memory card slot/
battery cover is securely closed
(Basic Guide p. 5).
Batteries are loaded in
the wrong direction.
z Reload the batteries in the correct
direction (Basic Guide p. 5).
Batteries are not the right z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
type.
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (p. 159).
Battery charge is low and z Replace the camera batteries with
four unused or fully charged
the camera will not
batteries (Basic Guide p. 5).
operate. (“Change the
z Use the Compact Power Adapter
batteries” message
CA-PS700 (sold separately)
displays).
(p. 166).
Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals.
z Wipe the battery terminals with a
clean dry cloth.
z Reload the batteries several times.
Sounds come from the camera interior.
The camera’s horizontal/
vertical orientation was
changed.
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z The camera’s orientation
mechanism is operating. There is
no malfunction.
When the power is turned on
“Card locked!” message appears.
The SD memory card or
SDHC memory card’s
write protect tab is set to
“Write protect”.
z When recording to, erasing from or
formatting the memory card, slide
the write protect tab upward
(p. 161).
The Date/Time menu appears.
The lithium coin battery
charge is low.
z Replace the lithium date battery
(p. 177).
LCD monitor/Viewfinder
Camera screen is black at start-up
Incompatible image has
been selected as the
startup image in the My
Camera Settings.
z Change the start-up image in the
My Camera Settings (p. 141) or
use the supplied ZoomBrowser EX
or ImageBrowser program to
restore the default settings. See
ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser
Software User Guide (PDF) for
ZoomBrowser EX or
ImageBrowser.
The image in the LCD
monitor will darken in
strong sunlight or bright
light.
z This is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
not constitute a malfunction. This
image will not be recorded when
shooting still images, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.
Troubleshooting
The display darkens.
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Display flickers.
Display flickers when shot z This is not a camera malfunction
under fluorescent lighting.
(flickering recorded in movies, but
not in still images).
A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD
Monitor
Sometimes appears when z This is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
shooting a bright subject,
not constitute a malfunction. This
such as the sun or other
bar of light will not be recorded
light source.
when shooting still images, but it
will be recorded when shooting
movies.
appears.
A slow shutter speed has z Set the Image Stabilizer to other
than [Off] (p. 44).
likely been selected
because of insufficient
z Raise the ISO speed (p. 80).
lighting.
z Set the Auto ISO Shift to [On]
(p. 81).
z Raise the flash to any setting other
than
(flash off) (Basic Guide
p. 14).
z Set the self-timer (Basic Guide
p. 18) and secure the camera to
something, such as a tripod.
z If you have an externally mounted
flash, attach it (p. 172).
appears.
This displays when using z These settings will be overwritten
by those set by your camera
a memory card that has
(p. 134).
print settings, transfer
settings or slide show
image settings set by
other DPOF-compliant
cameras.
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Noise displays./Subject’s movements are
irregular.
Camera automatically
lightened the image
displayed on the LCD
monitor (or viewfinder) to
make it easier to see
when shooting in a dark
area (p. 13).
z There is no effect on the recorded
image.
Shooting
Camera will not record.
Camera is in Playback or z Turn the mode lever to the left or
press the shutter button halfway to
computer/printer
switch to
(Shooting).
connection mode.
z During a computer or printer
connection, disconnect the
interface cable before switching the
camera to Shooting mode.
z When the flash is charged, the
Flash is charging.
icon stops blinking and lights
(Blinking white
on LCD
steadily on LCD monitor (in
monitor/in viewfinder).
viewfinder). Shooting is now
possible.
z Insert a new memory card (Basic
Guide p. 5).
z If required, download the images to
a computer and erase them from
the memory card to make space.
Troubleshooting
Memory card is full.
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Memory card is not
formatted correctly.
z Format the memory card (p. 37).
z If reformatting does not work, the
memory card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
SD memory card or
SDHC memory card is
write protected.
z Slide the write protect tab upward
(p. 161).
Image is blurred or out of focus.
The camera moves when z Confirm the procedures in
“
appears” (p. 146).
the shutter button is
pressed.
AF-assist Beam is set to
[Off].
z In dark places where it is difficult
for the camera to focus, the AFassist Beam will emit to assist
focusing. As the AF-assist Beam
will not function when turned off,
set it [On] to activate it (p. 29).
Take care not to obstruct the AFassist Beam with your hand when
used.
Subject is out of focal
range.
z Shoot with the subject at the
correct focusing distance (p. 180).
The subject is hard to
focus on.
z Use the focus lock, AF lock or
manual focus to shoot (p. 73).
Subject in recorded image is too dark.
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Insufficient light for
shooting.
z Raise the flash and set to
(Flash on) (Basic Guide p. 15).
z Use a high-output externally
mounted flash.
The subject is
underexposed because
the surroundings are too
bright.
z Set the exposure compensation to
a positive (+) setting (p. 83).
z Use the AE lock or spot metering
function (p. 84, 78).
Subject is too far away for z Shoot within correct flash range of
flash to reach.
the subject when using the built-in
flash (p. 181).
z Raise the ISO speed and then
shoot (p. 80).
Subject in recorded image is too bright, or
image flashes white.
Subject is too close,
making the flash too
strong.
z Shoot within correct flash range of
the subject when using the built-in
flash (p. 181).
z Adjust the flash output with the
flash exposure compensation
function (p. 94).
z Set the safety FE to [On] (p. 67).
z Set the exposure compensation to
The subject is
a negative (-) setting (p. 83).
overexposed because the
surroundings are too
z Use the AE lock or spot metering
dark.
function (pp. 84, 78).
Too much light is shining
directly into the camera,
or is being reflected off
the subject.
z Change the shooting angle.
Flash is set to on.
z Push down the flash to
(Flash off) (Basic Guide p. 15).
Image contains noise.
z Higher ISO speeds or
(High
ISO Auto) may increase image
noise. For higher image quality,
use as low an ISO speed as
possible (p. 80).
z In
,
,
,
,
and
modes in the
mode, the ISO
speed increases and noise can
appear.
Troubleshooting
ISO speed is too high.
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White dots appear on the image.
z This is a phenomenon that occurs
Light from the flash has
with digital cameras and does not
reflected off dust particles
constitute a malfunction.
or insects in the air. This
is particularly noticeable
when shooting using the
wide angle or when you
increase the aperture
value in the aperturepriority
mode.
Eyes appear red.
Light is reflected back
from the eyes when the
flash is used in dark
areas.
z Shoot with [Red-Eye] set to [On]
(p. 42). For this mode to be
effective, the subject must be
looking right at the red-eye
reduction lamp. Try asking them to
look directly at the lamp. Even
better results can be obtained by
increasing the lighting in indoor
settings or approaching closer to
the subject.
z You can correct red eyes in
recorded images using the [RedEye Correction] (p. 115).
Continuous shooting slows down.
The memory card’s
performance has
dropped.
z To enhance the continuous
shooting performance, you are
recommended to low level format
the memory card in the camera
after you save all its images to your
computer (p. 37).
Recording images to memory card takes a
long time.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
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z Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 37).
Lens will not retract.
Memory card slot cover/ z After closing the memory card slot/
battery cover, turn the power on
battery cover was opened
then back off (Basic Guide p. 5).
with power on.
The mode was switched z The lens will not retract in this
case. To retract the lens, turn the
from shooting to playback
mode lever to the left again.
mode.
Shooting Movies
The recording time may not display properly or
shooting may stop unexpectedly.
The following types of
memory cards are used.
- Slow recording cards.
- Cards formatted on a
different camera or a
computer.
- Cards which have had
images recorded and
erased repeatedly.
z Although the recording time may
not display properly during
shooting, the movie will be
recorded correctly on the memory
card. Recording time will display
properly if you format the memory
card in this camera (excluding slow
recording memory cards) (p. 37).
“Buffer Warning” (p. 18) displays frequently on
the LCD monitor.
Troubleshooting
z Try the following procedures.
When the camera’s
internal memory is low.
- Format the card with a low level
(The “Buffer Warning”
format before filming (p. 37).
displays until it is full, and
- Lower the recording pixels/frame
shooting will automatically
rate (p. 38).
stop.)
- Use a high-speed memory card
(SDC-512MSH, etc.).
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Playback
Cannot play back.
You attempted to play
back images shot with
another camera or
images edited with a
computer.
z Computer images that cannot be
played back may play back if they
are added to the camera using the
supplied software program
ZoomBrowser EX or
ImageBrowser. See ZoomBrowser
EX/ImageBrowser Software User
Guide (PDF).
File name was changed
with a computer or file
location was changed.
z Set the file name or location on the
file format/structure of the camera.
(Refer to the Software Starter
Guide for details).
Movies cannot be edited.
Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited.
Movies do not play back correctly.
Movies recorded with high recording pixels and frame rates may
momentarily stop playing if played on slow reading memory
cards.
You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when
playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
Images shot with this camera may not play back properly on
other cameras.
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z To check the images at the original
Movies recorded at
frame rate, you are recommended
setting and with the video
to play the movie back on the
signal set to the PAL
camera’s LCD monitor or
format, may play back
viewfinder or on a computer.
with a frame rate lower
than the recorded one
when output to a TV or
video. You can play every
frame by using the slow
motion playback.
Reading images from memory card is slow.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
z Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 37).
Battery
Batteries consumed quickly.
Battery is not being used
to its full capacity.
z See Battery Handling Precautions
(p. 159).
Batteries are not the right z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
type.
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (p. 159).
z If shooting in a cold location, warm
the batteries such as by placing
them in your pocket before using
them.
Battery terminals are
dirty.
z Wipe the terminals well with a dry
cloth before use.
z Reload the batteries several times.
Troubleshooting
Battery capacity drops
due to low ambient
temperatures.
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If using Canon AA-size NiMH batteries
As the batteries have not z Their charging performance should
return to normal after fully
been used for over a year,
recharging and depleting them over
their recharging capacity
several times.
has decreased.
Battery life has been
exceeded.
z Replace 4 batteries with new ones.
TV monitor output
Image is distorted or not showing on TV
monitor.
Incorrect video system
setting.
z Set the video system to the
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
for your TV (p. 34).
Shooting in Stitch Assist
mode.
z The output will not appear on a TV
in Stitch Assist mode. Shoot in a
different mode (p. 57).
Printing with a direct print compatible
printer
Cannot print.
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The camera and printer
are not properly
connected.
z Securely connect the camera and
printer with the specified cable.
The printer power is not
turned on.
z Turn on the printer power.
The print connection
method is not correct.
z In the
(Set up) menu, select
[Print Method] and select [Auto]
(p. 34).
List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) during shooting or playback.
Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for the messages that
display during a printer connection.
Busy...
Image is being recorded to the memory card, or the playback
mode is starting up.
Resetting all the camera and menu settings to default.
No memory card
You turned on the camera without a memory card installed, or
with a memory card installed in the wrong orientation (Basic
Guide p. 5).
Card locked!
The SD memory card or SDHC memory card is write protected.
Cannot record!
You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card
installed, with a memory card installed in the wrong orientation,
or attempted to attach a sound memo to a movie.
Memory card error
Memory card full
Memory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or
saved. Or no more image settings can be recorded. Or no more
sound memos and sound recorder can be recorded.
List of Messages
The memory card may be malfunctioning. By formatting the
malfunctioning memory card with the camera, you may be able
to continue using it. However, if this error message appears even
when using the supplied memory card, contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the
camera.
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Naming error!
The file name could not be created because there is an image
with the same name as the folder that the camera is attempting
to create, or the highest possible file number has already been
reached. In the Set up menu, set [File Numbering] to [Auto
Reset]; alternatively, save all the images you wish to retain onto
a computer, then reformat the memory card. Please note that
formatting will erase all the existing images and other data.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace 4
batteries immediately with unused AA-size alkaline batteries or
fully charged Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
Also refer to Battery Handling Precautions (p. 159).
No image
No images recorded on memory card.
Image too large
You attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 × 3328
pixels or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image (an
image that has been downloaded to a computer and altered.,
etc.).
RAW
You attempted to play back a RAW image.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back a corrupted image, an incompatible
image (proprietary format used by another manufacturer’s
camera, etc.), an image edited on a computer or a movie clip
recorded by another camera.
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Cannot magnify!
You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different
camera or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a
movie.
Cannot rotate
You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera
or data type, an image edited with a computer.
Incompatible WAVE
A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data
type of the existing sound memo is incorrect, or the sound memo
cannot be played back.
Cannot register this image!
You attempted to register an image recorded in a different
camera or a movie as a startup image.
Cannot modify image
You attempted to apply a My Colors effect to a movie or an
image recorded in a different camera. Or you attempted to apply
red-eye correction to an image recorded in a different camera.
Cannot assign to category
You attempted to categorize an image recorded in a different
camera.
Cannot transfer!
Cannot Modify
Cannot apply red-eye correction as no red-eye is detected.
List of Messages
When transferring images to your computer using the Direct
Transfer menu, you attempted to select an image with corrupted
data, an image taken with a different camera or data type. You
may have also attempted to select a movie when [Wallpaper]
was selected in the Direct Transfer menu.
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Protected!
You attempted to erase or edit a protected image, movie or
sound memo.
Too many marks
Too many images have been marked with print settings, transfer
settings or slide show image settings. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!
Could not save a part of the print, transfer or slide show settings.
Unselectable image
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
Communication error
The computer was unable to download the image due to the
large amount of images (approx. 1000) stored on the memory
card.
Lens error, restart camera
An error was detected while the lens was in motion, and the
power has been automatically turned off. This error can occur if
you hold the lens while it is in motion or you operate it in a
location with excessive dust or sand in the air. Try turning the
power back on, and resume shooting or playback. If this
message continues to display, contact your Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the lens.
Exx
(xx: number) Camera detected an error. Turn the power off and
then back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the
error code reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly
after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded.
Check image in playback mode.
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Appendix
Battery Handling
Battery Charge
The following icon and message will display.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is low. If using
the camera for an extended
period, replace the batteries
as soon as possible.
Batteries are depleted and the
camera can no longer operate.
Replace the batteries
immediately.
Battery Handling Precautions
Appendix
z This camera uses AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately).
While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries,
performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.
z Since the performance of alkaline batteries may differ
according to brand, the operating time of the batteries you
purchase may not be as long as the batteries that came with
the camera.
z When using the camera under low temperature conditions
or over long periods, you are recommend to use of Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately).
Camera operating time may shorten at low temperatures when
alkaline batteries are used. Also due to their specifications,
alkaline batteries may expire faster than NiMH batteries.
z Never mix unused and partially used batteries.
The partially used batteries may leak.
z Do not install the batteries with their terminals (
and
)
reversed.
z Do not mix batteries of different types or from different
manufacturers.
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z Before installing the batteries, wipe the battery terminals
well with a dry cloth.
If the battery terminals are soiled with oil from one’s skin or other
dirt, the number of recordable images may be considerably
diminished, or the amount of time the camera can be used reduced.
z At low temperatures, battery performance may be reduced
and the low battery icon (
) may appear earlier than usual.
Under these conditions, restore the battery performance by
warming it in a pocket immediately before use.
z Do not put the batteries into a pocket together with metallic
items such as a key ring.
The batteries may be short circuited.
z When not using the camera for long periods, remove the
batteries from the camera and store them separately.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, the camera may
become damaged from battery leakage.
WARNING
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal is
completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk that
such batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always check the
seals on store-bought batteries before loading them, as some
batteries may come with defective seals. Do not use batteries with
defective seals.
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal (electrical insulation
sheath) peeled off.
The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat.
The negative terminal is correctly formed (protruding
from the metal base), but the seal does not extend up
over the edge of the metal base.
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Handling the Memory Card
SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card
Write Protect Tab
Write Protect Tab
Slide the switch
up.
Writing/Erasing Possible
Slide the switch
down (you can
protect the
images and
other data on
the card).
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Cautions When Handling
Appendix
z Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not
bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks
or vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the memory card.
z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the
terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the
terminals with your hands or metal objects.
z Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or
cover it with another label or sticker.
z When writing on the memory card, do not use a pencil or
ball-point pen. Only use a soft point pen (e.g. felt-tip pen).
z Do not use or store memory cards in the following
locations.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
z Since some or all of the data recorded on the memory card
may be corrupted or erased by electrical noise, static
electricity, camera or card malfunction, making a backup
copy of important data is recommended.
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Formatting
z Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card
erases all data, including protected images.
z You are recommended to use memory cards that have been
formatted in your camera.
• The card supplied with the camera may be used without
further formatting.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card
might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve the
problem.
• When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
• Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or
peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera.
When that happens, reformat the memory card with this
camera.
z If formatting in the camera does not work properly, turn the
camera off and re-insert the memory card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
z Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory
card. Formatting or erasing the data on a memory card
merely changes the file management information on the
card and does not ensure that its contents are completely
deleted.
When disposing of a memory card, take precautions, such
as physically destroying the card, to prevent personal
information leaks.
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Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
This kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size
NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge batteries as shown
below.
To a power outlet
Charge Indicator
• After inserting the batteries, plug the charger (CB-5AH) into an
outlet, or attach the power cord to the charger (CB-5AHE, not
shown) and plug the other end into an outlet.
• Do not insert and charge additional batteries once charging has
begun.
• The charge indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when
charging is finished.
Appendix
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z The CB-5AH/CB-5AHE battery charger can only be used
to charge Canon AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH and NB2AH. Please do not attempt to charge any other type of
battery.
z Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates or
different charge states. When recharging batteries, always
recharge all 4 of them at the same time.
z Do not attempt to recharge fully charged batteries, as
doing so may reduce or impair battery performance. Also,
do not charge batteries for more than 24 consecutive
hours.
z Do not recharge batteries in enclosed areas that tend to
retain heat.
z Do not recharge the batteries until the LCD monitor (or
viewfinder) displays the “Change the batteries” message.
Repeatedly recharging batteries before they are depleted
may cause batteries to lose capacity.
z Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth in the
following situations, as the terminals may be soiled with oil
from one’s skin or other dirt:
- If the battery usage time has considerably diminished
- If the number of recordable images has considerably
diminished
- When charging the batteries (insert and remove the
batteries two or three times before charging)
- When charging completes in a space of a few minutes
(the battery charger indicator remains lit)
z You may not be able to fully charge the batteries due to
their specifications right after purchase or after long
periods of nonuse. If this happens, after fully charging
them, use the batteries until their charge is depleted. After
doing this several times, battery performance will be
restored.
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z If you store batteries for a long period of time (about 1
year), it is recommended that you deplete the batteries in
the camera and to then store them at room temperature (0
to 30 °C/32 to 90 °F) in low humidity. Storing them in a fully
charged condition can shorten their lifespan or degrade
their performance.
Again, if you do not use batteries for more than 1 year, fully
charge them once a year and deplete them in the camera
before storing them.
z If the battery usage time has become considerably low
despite wiping the terminals and charging them until the
battery charger indicator remains lit, this may indicate that
the batteries have reached the end of their lifespan.
Replace them with new batteries. If you are purchasing
new batteries, look for Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
z Leaving batteries in the camera or charger may result in
damage from battery leakage. When not in use, remove
the batteries from the camera or charger and store them in
a cool, dry location.
z It takes approximately 4 hours 40 minutes for the charger to
fully recharge the batteries after they have been depleted
(as determined by testing at Canon facilities).
Charge batteries in an environment where the temperature
is in the range of 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F).
z The charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and to the battery charge state.
z The battery charger may emit noise while charging. This is
not a malfunction.
z Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200 can also be used.
Appendix
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Using a Compact Power Adapter Kit
(Sold Separately)
You should use the separately sold Compact Power Adapter CAPS700 when using the camera for long periods of continuous use or
for connecting to a computer or printer.
Turn the camera power off (Basic Guide p. 7) before
connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter.
1
Connect the power
cord to the compact
power adapter (a)
first and then plug
the other end into
the power outlet
(b).
z Plug in the power cord firmly as far as it will go.
2
Slip your fingernail
under the left end of
the terminal cover, and
connect the DC plug of
the compact power
adapter to the
camera’s DC IN
terminal.
z Always disconnect and unplug the compact power adapter
after use.
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Using Conversion Lenses
(Sold Separately)
When attaching the Wide Converter WC-DC58A, Tele-converter TCDC58B, and Close-up Lens 500D (58mm) (each sold separately)
you also need the Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58E (included
with the separately sold Lens Adapter/Hood Kit LAH-DC20).
z When attaching the wide converter, tele-converter or
close-up lens, be sure to screw it on securely. If they come
loose, they may fall from the lens adapter, posing risk of
injury from shattered glass.
z Never look into the sun or into strong light through the wide
converter, tele-converter or close-up lens as this can result
in blindness or impairment of vision.
z If the built-in flash is used with the lens hood attached, the
outer edges of shot images (especially the lower right) may
be darkened.
z When using the tele-converter, set the camera near the
maximum telephoto. At other zoom settings, the image will
appear as if its corners have been cut off.
z When using the wide converter, set the camera to the
maximum wide angle.
„Wide Converter WC-DC58A
Use this converter for taking wide-angle shots. The wide converter
changes the focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of
0.75x (the thread diameter is 58 mm).
„Tele-converter TC-DC58B
It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide
converter or tele-converter.
Appendix
This lens is used for taking telephoto shots. The lens changes the
focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of 1.5x. (the
thread diameter is 58 mm).
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„Close-up Lens 500D (58mm)
This lens makes macro shooting easy. You can take normal shots
28 to 50 cm (11 in. – 1.6 ft.) between the front of the lens and the
subject with wide-angle and 35 to 50 cm (1.1 – 1.6 ft.) with
telephoto in macro mode.
Shooting Area
Distance between the front of
the lens and the subject
Shooting area
Max. wide
angle
28 cm (11.0 in.)
276 × 207 mm
(11 × 8.1 in.)
Max.
telephoto
angle
35 cm (1.1 ft.)
34 × 26 mm
(1.3 × 1.0 in.)
„Lens Adapter/Hood Kit LAH-DC20
- Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58E
This is a lens adapter required for attaching the wide converter,
tele-converter and close-up lens (58 mm thread diameter).
- Lens Hood LH-DC40
We recommend attaching the lens hood to prevent light from
outside of the screen from entering the lens when shooting with
wide-angle and backlight without a flash.
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Attaching a Lens/Lens Hood
1
2
3
Be sure that the camera is turned off.
Press the ring release
button and hold it
down, and turn the
ring in the direction of
the arrow (a). When
the z mark on the
camera and the
mark on the ring are
aligned, pull off the
ring (b).
Ring
Ring
Release
Button
Align the z mark on the conversion lens
adapter with the z mark on the camera, and
turn the adapter in the direction of the
arrows until locked (as far as the S mark on
the camera).
Conversion Lens
Adapter LA-DC58E
attachment
Appendix
z To remove the conversion lens adapter (lens hood or
conversion lens), turn the adapter in the opposite direction
with holding down the ring release button.
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4
Set the lens or lens hood on the adapter, and
turn it in the indicated direction to attach it
securely.
Wide Converter
WC-DC58A attachment
z Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion
lenses with a lens blower brush before use. The camera
may focus on any dirt that remains.
z Be careful when handling the lenses since it is easy to get
finger prints on them.
z Be careful not to drop the camera or adapter when
removing the ring.
z When using these lens attachments, you should not shoot
images in
mode. It will not be possible to use the
PhotoStitch software from your computer to accurately
stitch the images together.
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Converter Settings
Set up when shooting using the [IS Mode] (p. 44) by attaching the
Wide Converter WC-DC58A, Tele-converter TC-DC58B or CloseUp lens 500D (58mm), sold separately.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Converter]
[Off]*/
[WC-DC58A]/[TC-DC58B]/[500D].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
* Default setting.
z Select the attached lens.
When you remove the lens from the camera, return the
converter setting to [Off].
Appendix
171
Using an Externally Mounted Flash
(Sold Separately)
Shooting Mode
*
*Cannot be set in
mode.
Speedlites
You can make your flash photography even clearer and more
natural appearing with the use of a separately sold externally
mounted flash.
The camera’s auto exposure function will operate with a Canon
Speedlite 220EX, 430EX or 580EX II. (Except with the
mode or
when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual].) Other flashes may fire
manually or not fire at all.
Please check the manual for your flash.
* Certain functions noted in the manuals for the Canon Speedlite 220EX,
430EX and 580EX II cannot be performed when mounted on this camera.
Please read this guide before using one of these flashes on the camera.
1
Attach the flash to the
camera’s hot shoe.
2
Turn the external flash on and turn the
camera on.
z
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(red) appears on the LCD monitor (or viewfinder).
3
Turn the shooting mode dial to the desired
mode.
z Speedlite 220EX, 430EX or 580EX II*
- The maximum flash synchro shutter speed is 1/250 second.
- The flash will automatically adjust its output when [Flash
Adjust] is set to [Auto].
- In
mode or when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual], the
flash will fire with manual adjustments. Refer to the guide
number noted in the instructions manual for the flash you
are using for aperture value and ISO speed, and set the
appropriate value for the distance from the subject.
- When [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto] the flash exposure
compensation can be adjusted. When [Flash Adjust] is set
to [Manual], the flash output can be adjusted (p. 94).
- In
mode or when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual], the
output of an externally mounted flash can be adjusted in
the flash output adjustment screen (p. 94). When a
Speedlite 430EX or 580EX II is mounted on the camera,
you can adjust the flash output from either the flash or the
camera. (The flash setting overrides the camera setting
when both are set.) To set it from the flash, you are
recommended to use the flash’s manual mode. When
using Speed Light 220 EX, adjustment can be made on
the camera only. You can also adjust the flash output even
when the camera is set to the E-TTL automatic flash
exposure compensation mode by changing the flash
exposure compensation setting. To shoot with the flash,
you are recommended to set the white balance to the
(Flash) setting.
* You can also use 380E, 420E, 550EX and 580EX.
Appendix
z Other Canon Flashes
- Since other flashes fire at full strength, set the shutter
speed and aperture accordingly. You are recommended to
set the white balance to
(Flash) to shoot.
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4
Press the shutter button halfway.
z The flash is charged when its pilot lamp lights up.
5
Press the shutter button all the way to shoot
the image.
z For continuous shooting, the flash can be in quick flash
mode (pilot lamp lit green). In this case, light emission may
be smaller than with full flash (pilot lamp lit red).
z The focus bracketing mode and the AEB mode cannot be
used for flash photography. If the flash fires, only one
image gets recorded.
Flashes (especially high-voltage flashes) or flash
accessories made by other manufacturers may override
certain camera functions or cause a camera malfunction.
z The following functions can be used with a Speedlite
220EX, 430EX or 580EX II*.
- Auto Exposure (Use the E-TTL mode with a 430EX or
580EX II)
- FE Lock (Not available in
mode or when [Flash Adjust]
is [Manual])
- Flash Sync (1st-curtain/2nd-curtain) (2nd-curtain priority
with Speedlite 430EX or 580EX II)
- Slow Synchro
- Flash Exposure Compensation (When Speedlite 430EX or
580EX II is used, if flash exposure adjustments are made
both from the camera and the flash, the 430EX’s (or
580EX II’s) flash exposure compensation setting takes
precedence when the flash is set to E-TTL mode. The
camera’s flash exposure compensation setting will not
activate.)
- Auto Zoom (Not available with the 220EX)
- Manual flash
- High-speed sync
* You can also use 380E, 420E, 550EX and 580EX.
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High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This flash is used to supplement the camera’s built-in flash when
the subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following
procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the
supporting bracket.
Please read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this
explanation.
Tripod Sockets
Bracket
(Comes with the flash)
Appendix
175
z The High-Power Flash will not fire under the following
circumstances.
- When shooting in
mode
- When [Flash Sync] is on [2nd-curtain]
- When [Flash Adjust] is on [Manual]
z The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge
gets weaker. Always set the power/mode switch to off
when you finish using the flash.
z Be careful not to touch the flash window or sensor
windows with your fingers while the flash is in use.
z The flash may fire if another flash is being used in close
proximity.
z The High-Power Flash may not fire outdoors in daylight or
when there are no reflective items.
z For continuous shooting, although the flash fires for the
first shot, it does not fire for subsequent shots.
z Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not
loosen. Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the
camera and flash resulting in damage to both.
z Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the
lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed.
z To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it
is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the
camera’s front panel.
z A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
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„Batteries
z Charge becomes Severely Limited
If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the
battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty
from fingerprints.
z Usage in Cold Temperatures
Get a spare generic lithium battery (CR123A or DL123). You are
recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to warm it
up before switching it for the battery in the flash.
z Non-Use over Extended Periods
Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery
fluid to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the
High-Power Flash and store them in a cool, dry place.
Replacing the Date Battery
If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned
on, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings
have been lost. Please purchase a lithium coin battery (CR1220)
and replace it as follows.
The date battery is preinstalled at the factory and may therefore expire
earlier than its rated lifespan after the camera has been purchased.
Be particularly careful to keep the date batteries out of the
reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a
child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids could
damage the stomach or intestinal wall.
Confirm that the camera is turned off.
Slide the memory card slot/battery cover
lock and open the cover.
Appendix
1
2
177
3
Remove the AA-size batteries, then pull out
the battery holder by hooking your fingernail
under the center of the battery holder edge.
4
Remove the battery by
pulling it up in the
direction indicated by
the arrow.
(+)
Side
5
Insert a new battery with the (+) side facing
up.
6
Replace the battery holder and close the
memory card slot/battery cover.
7
When the Date/Time menu appears, set the
date and time (Basic Guide p. 8).
After purchasing the camera and turning on the power for the
first time, although the Date/Time menu will appear, you do
not need to replace the date battery.
If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date battery
for recycling according to the recycling system of your country.
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Camera Care and Maintenance
Never use thinners, benzine, detergents or water to clean the
camera. These substances may distort or damage the
equipment.
Camera Body
Gently wipe dirt off the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass
lens wiper.
Lens
First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove
any remaining dirt by wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth.
Never use organic solvents on the camera body or lens. If
dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support
Help Desk as listed on the separate customer support list
supplied with your camera.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary,
gently wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove
stubborn dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These
actions may damage it or lead to other problems.
Appendix
179
Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to
change without notice.
PowerShot S5 IS
Camera Effective
Pixels
: Approx. 8.0 million
Image Sensor
: 1/2.5-inch type CCD
(Total number of pixels: Approx. 8.3 million
pixels)
Lens
: 6.0 (W) – 72.0 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 36 (W) – 432 (T) mm)
f/2.7 (W) – f/3.5 (T)
Digital Zoom
: Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 48x in combination
with the optical zoom)
Viewfinder
: Color LCD viewfinder
(Picture coverage rate 100%)
Dioptric Adjustment - 5.5 to +1.5 m-1 (dpt.)
LCD Monitor
: 2.5-inch type, low-temperature polycrystalline
silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 207,000 pixels
(Picture coverage rate 100%) (Vari-angle type)
AF System
: TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: AF (Face Detect* / Center**)
* If no face is detected, 1 point (fixed to center) is used.
** Center or FlexiZone AF
Focusing Range
(From end of lens)
: Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity / 90 cm (3.0 ft.)
– infinity (T)
Macro: 10 – 50 cm (W) (3.9 in. – 1.6 ft. (W))
Super Macro: 0 – 10 cm (0 – 3.9 in.) (W only)
Manual focus: 10 cm (3.9 in.) – infinity (W)
Sports mode: 1.0 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity (W)/
4.0 m (13.1 ft.) – infinity (T)
Shutter
: Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
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Shutter Speeds
: 15 – 1/3200 sec.
• The shutter speed varies according to the
shooting mode.
• Slow shutter speeds of 15 to 1.3 sec. or slower
operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization
: Lens-shift type
Continuous/Shoot Only*/Panning*/Off
Metering System
: Evaluative*, Center-weighted average or Spot**
* Still images only
* When [Face Detect] is selected, the brightness of
the face is also evaluated.
** Center or AF-point
Exposure
Compensation
: ± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) and
Safety Shift are available.
ISO Speed
(Standard Output
Sensitivity,
Recommended
Exposure Index)
: Auto*, High ISO Auto**, ISO 80 / 100 / 200 /
400 / 800 / 1600
White Balance
: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash or Custom
Built-in Flash
: Auto, on, off
Flash output compensation (±2.0 stops in 1/3stop increments), Red-Eye Reduction, flash
output settings (3 steps), FE Lock, Slow
Synchro, 2nd-curtain Synchro and Safety FE
are available.
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
** Camera automatically sets the optimal speed
according to subject brightness. However, the ISO
speed is set relatively higher than Auto (maximum
ISO speed is ISO 800.)
Built-in Flash Range : Normal: 50 cm – 5.2 m (1.6 – 17 ft.) (W)/
90 cm – 4.0 m (3.0 – 13 ft.) (T)
Macro: 30 – 50 cm (12 in. – 1.6 ft.) (W)
(ISO speed: Auto)
External Flash
Appendix
: Flash output compensation (±2.0 stops in 1/3stop increments), flash output settings (19 levels
(Can be set from full flash to 1/64 power in onethird steps)), FE Lock, Slow Synchro, 2ndcurtain Synchro and Safety FE are available.
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
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Terminals for
External Flash
: Hot shoe flash-sync contacts
Use of the following external flashes is
recommended:
Canon Speedlite 220EX, 430EX and 580EX II.
Shooting
Modes
: Auto
Creative zone:
Program,
Shutter-speed priority,
Aperture priority,
Manual,
Custom
Image zone:
Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Sports,
Special Scene*, Stitch Assist, Movie
* Night Scene, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach,
Fireworks, Aquarium, Color Swap and Color Accent
Continuous Shooting : Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.*
Approx. 0.9 shots/sec.* (Continuous shooting
AF)
Approx. 0.9 shots/sec.* (Continuous Shooting
LV)
* In Large/Fine mode
Self-timer
: Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./
approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Computer-controlled : Shooting possible when connected to a
shooting
computer using supplied software.
Recording Media
: SD memory card/SDHC memory card/
MultiMediaCard
File Format
: Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type
: Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*
Sound Memo and Sound Recorder: WAVE (stereo)
: Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG;
Audio data: WAVE (stereo))
* 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.
Compression
182
: Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of
Recording
Pixels
(Still
: Large
images) Medium 1
Medium 2
Medium 3
Small
Wide
:
:
:
:
:
:
3264 × 2448 pixels
2592 × 1944 pixels
2048 × 1536 pixels
1600 × 1200 pixels
640 ×1480 pixels
3264 × 1832 pixels
(Movies) : 640 × 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 × 480 pixels (30 frames/sec. LP)
320 × 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
320 × 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is full*
(Max. Clip Size at one time: 4 GB**)
* Using super high-speed memory cards
(SDC-512 MSH recommended).
** Even if the clip size has not reached 4 GB,
recording will stop at the moment the clip length
reaches 1 hour. Depending on memory card
capacity and data write speed, recording may
stop before the file size reaches 4 GB or the
recording time reaches 1 hour.
: Quantization Bit Rate: 16 bit
Sampling Rate
Sound Memos: 11.025 kHz
Movies: 44.100 kHz
Sound Recorder: 11.025 kHz, 22.050 kHz,
44.100 kHz
Playback Modes
: Single (histogram displayable), Index (9
thumbnail images)/Magnified (approx. 10x max.
in LCD monitor or viewfinder, forward or reverse
selection through magnified images possible),
Red-Eye Correction, My Category, Jump (it is
possible to jump to every tenth or hundredth
image, to the first image of each shooting date,
to movies or to the first image in each category
or folder. In index playback mode, it displays 9
images at once.), Slide Show, My Colors,
Sound memos (it is possible to record and
playback up to 1 min.), Movie (editing/slowmotion playback possible), Sound recorder (up
to 2 hours. of recording/playback of sound only)
Appendix
Audio
183
Custom Display
Function
: Display location: LCD monitor (2), viewfinder (2)
Displayed information: shooting info*,
grid lines*, 3:2 guide*, histogram*
* You can enable/disable display of this information for
each of the display locations.
Direct Print
: PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print
and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera settings : Start-up image, start-up sound, operation
sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound
Interface
: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable,
stereo audio)
Communication
Settings
: MTP, PTP
Power Source
: AA alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH*)
* Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery
NB4-300 set or the Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300
Compact Power Adapter (CA-PS700) (sold
separately)
Operating
Temperatures
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) (when a NB-3AH is
used, 0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F))
Operating Humidity
: 10 – 90%
Dimensions (excluding : 117.0 × 80.0 × 77.7 mm
protrusions)
(4.60 × 3.15 × 3.06 in.)
Weight
(camera body only)
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: Approx. 450 g (15.9 oz.)
Battery Capacity
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor
On (Based LCD Monitor
on the CIPA
Off
standard)
Playback
Time
AA-size Alkaline
Batteries (included
with the camera)
Approx. 170
images
Approx. 200
images
Approx.12
hours
AA-size NiMH Batteries
(NB-3AH (fully charged))
Approx. 450
images
Approx. 470
images
Approx.15
hours
z The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions
and settings.
z Movie data is excluded.
z At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and
the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these
circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the
battery in a pocket before use.
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ±2 °C/73 °F ±3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ±20%), alternating wide
angle end and telephoto end shots at 30 second
intervals with the flash fired once every two shots and
the camera power turned off after every tenth shot.
Power is left off for a sufficient amount of time*, then
the power is turned back on and the testing procedure
is repeated.
• A Canon-brand memory card is used.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 159).
Appendix
Playback: Normal temperature (23 °C ±2 °C/73 °F ±3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ±20%), continuous
playback at 3 seconds per image.
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Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels
Compression
32 MB
SDC-128M
SDC-512MSH
8
35
139
14
59
231
29
123
479
(Medium 1)
2592 × 1944
pixels
11
49
190
20
87
339
41
173
671
(Medium 2)
2048 × 1536
pixels
18
76
295
32
136
529
64
269
1041
(Medium 3)
1600 × 1200
pixels
29
121
471
52
217
839
99
411
1590
111
460
1777
171
711
2747
270
1118
4317
11
47
183
18
79
307
39
166
642
(Large)
3264 × 2448
pixels
(Small)
640 × 480
pixels
(Wide)
3264 × 1832
pixels
•
: Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 46) (When card
has been formatted with a low level format).
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon.
Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting
conditions.
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Movie
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate
Modes
32 MB
SDC-128M
SDC-512MSH
640 × 480 pixels/
30 frames/sec.
13 sec.
58 sec.
3 min.
48 sec.
640 × 480 pixels/
30 frames/sec. (LP)
25 sec.
1 min.
48 sec.
6 min.
59 sec.
320 × 240 pixels/
60 frames/sec.
19 sec.
1 min.
21 sec.
5 min.
17 sec.
320 × 240 pixels/
30 frames/sec.
34 sec.
2 min.
24 sec.
9 min.
19 sec.
* The figures indicate the maximum continuous recording time.
Estimated Sound Recorder File Sizes and
Recording Times
: Card included with the camera
Sound Size
32 MB
SDC-128M
SDC512MSH
11.025 kHz
44 KB/sec.
11 min.
44 sec.
48 min.
30 sec.
3 hrs.
7 min.
8 sec.
22.050 kHz
88 KB/sec.
5 min.
52 sec.
24 min.
15 sec.
1 hr.
33 min.
34 sec.
44.100 kHz
176 KB/sec.
2 min.
56 sec.
12 min.
7 sec.
46 min.
47 sec.
Appendix
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Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Recording Pixels
3264 × 2448 pixels
3436 KB
2060 KB
980 KB
2592 × 1944 pixels
2503 KB
1395 KB
695 KB
2048 × 1536 pixels
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
1600 × 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
640 × 480 pixels
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
3264 × 1832 pixels
2601 KB
1540 KB
736 KB
Modes
Recording Pixels
Frame Rate
File Size
640 × 480 pixels
30 frames/sec.
2006 KB/sec.
640 × 480 pixels
30 frames/sec. (LP)
1046 KB/sec.
320 × 240 pixels
60 frames/sec.
1406 KB/sec.
320 × 240 pixels
30 frames/sec.
746 KB/sec.
MultiMediaCard
Interface
Compatible with MultiMediaCard standards
Dimensions
32.0 × 24.0 × 1.4 mm (1.3 × 0.9 × 0.06 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1.5 g (0.05 oz.)
SD Memory Card
Interface
188
Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 × 24.0 × 2.1 mm (1.3 × 0.9 × 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
NiMH Battery NB-3AH
(Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery NB4-300 set or the
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
Type
AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride
battery
Nominal Voltage
1.2 V DC
Typical Capacity
2500 mAh (min.: 2300 mAh)
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Diameter × Length
14.5 × 50.0 mm (0.57 × 2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 30 g (1.06 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-5AH/CB-5AHE
(Supplied with the separately sold Battery and Charger Kit
CBK4-300)
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output
565 mA*1, 1275 mA*2
Charging Time
Approx. 4 hours 40 min.*1, approx. 2 hours*2
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Dimensions
65.0 × 105.0 × 27.5 mm
(2.56 × 4.13 × 1.08 in.)
Weight (body only)
Approx. 95 g (3.35 oz.)
*1 When charging four NB-3AH batteries
*2 When charging two NB-3AH batteries loaded one on each side of the
battery charger
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189
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (Sold Separately)
Rated Input
AC 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output
DC 7.4 V/2.0 A
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
112.0 × 29.0 × 45.0 mm (4.4 × 1.1 × 1.8 in.)
Weight
Approx. 185 g (6.5 oz.) (excluding power cord)
Wide Converter WC-DC58A (Sold Separately)
Magnification
0.75x
Focal Length*3
27 mm (35mm film equivalent)
Lens Composition
3 elements in 3 groups
Focusing Range*3
28 cm – infinity (11 in. – infinity) (W)*4
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*5
Dimensions
Diameter × Length
79.0 mm × 39.3 mm (3.1 × 1.5 in.)
Weight
Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz.)
Tele-converter TC-DC58B (Sold Separately)
190
Magnification
1.5x
Focal Length*6
648 mm (35mm film equivalent)
Lens Composition
5 elements in 3 groups
Focusing Range*6
2.0 m (6.6 ft.) – infinity (T)*4
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*5
Dimensions
Diameter × Length
72.0 mm × 64.8 mm (2.8 in. × 2.6 in.)
Weight
Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz.)
Close-up Lens 500D 58mm (Sold Separately)
Focusing Range
(From end of lens)
28 – 50 cm (11 in. – 1.6 ft.) (W)
35 – 50 cm (1.1 – 1.6 ft.) (T)
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*5
Dimensions
Diameter × Length
60.0 mm × 10.5 mm (2.4 in. × 0.4 in.)
Weight
Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz.)
*3 When mounted on PowerShot S5 IS (Max. wide angle)
*4 From front of the mounted converter during normal shooting.
*5 Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58E is required when mounted on
PowerShot S5 IS
*6 When mounted on PowerShot S5 IS (Max. telephoto)
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58E (Sold Separately)
(Included with the separately sold Lens Adapter/Hood Set
LAH-DC20)
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread
Dimensions
Diameter × Length
63.0 × 43.1 mm (2.5 in. ×1.7 in.)
Weight
Approx. 19 g (0.67 oz.)
Lens Hood LH-DC40
(Included with the separately sold Lens Adapter/Hood Set
LAH-DC20)
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread
Dimensions
Diameter × Length
79.0 mm × 31.5 mm (3.1 in. × 1.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 19 g (0.67 oz.)
Appendix
191
INDEX
Numerics
C
1st-curtain .............................. 95
2nd-curtain ............................. 95
3:2 Guide ............................... 18
Camera Care and
Maintenance ........................ 179
Category .............................. 106
Clock ...................................... 14
Color Accent .......................... 59
Color Swap ............................ 60
Compact Power Adapter
..................................... 166, 190
Compression .......................... 39
Computer-Controlled
Shooting ............................... 182
Continuous Shooting .............. 46
Converter ............................. 171
Create Folder ....................... 100
Creative Zone ........................ 63
Custom (C) ............................. 96
Custom Display ...................... 15
Custom Settings ..................... 96
A
AE Lock ................................. 84
AEB Mode .............................. 87
AF Frame ............................... 19
AF frame ................................ 69
AF Lock .................................. 74
AF Mode ................................ 72
AF-assist Beam .............. 29, 148
Aperture Value ....................... 67
Aperture-priority AE (Av) ........ 66
Aquarium ..................... Basic 12
Audio ...................................... 56
Auto ISO Shift ........................ 81
Auto Power Down .................. 33
Auto Rotate ............................ 99
B
Battery
Battery Charger ............... 189
Capacity ........................... 185
Charging .......................... 159
Handling ........................... 159
Installing ..................... Basic 5
Rechargeable Battery ...... 163
Beach ........................... Basic 12
Bracket ................................... 77
192
D
Detailed Display ..................... 21
Digital Tele-Converter ............ 40
Digital Zoom ........................... 40
Direct Transfer ............. Basic 31
Display Language .......... Basic 8
Downloading Images to a
Computer ..................... Basic 25
DPOF
Print Settings .................... 134
Transfer Settings .............. 139
E
I
DIGITAL ........................Basic 28
Erasing .................................132
Single Image ............Basic 20
Evaluative ...............................78
Exposure ..........................83, 84
Image Data Sizes
(Estimated) .......................... 188
Image Stabilizer Function ...... 44
Image Zone ..................Basic 11
Index Playback .................... 105
Indicator ..........................Basic 4
Indoor ...........................Basic 12
Interface Cable .......Basic 23, 28
ISO Speed ............................. 81
F
Face Detect ............................69
FE Lock ..................................86
File No. .................................137
File Number ....................20, 102
Fireworks ......................Basic 12
Flash .............................Basic 14
Flash Adjustment ................93
Flash Fires ..........................95
Flash Output .......................94
Focus ..................48, 69, Basic 9
Focus Lock .............................73
Focus-BKT ..............................77
Foliage ..........................Basic 12
Format ....................................37
Frame Rates ...........................53
FUNC. .......................26, Basic 3
FUNC. Menu ...........................28
Functions Available ..............199
G
Grid Lines ...............................18
H
HF-DC1 ................................175
High-Power Flash .................175
Histogram ...............................17
J
Jumping ............................... 107
L
Language ............................... 34
LCD Monitor
Night Display ..................... 17
Playback Information ......... 20
Shooting Information ......... 18
Using ................................. 13
Lens
Close-up Lens ................. 167
Conversion Lens Adapter 167
Tele-converter ................. 167
Wide Converter ................ 167
M
Macro ............................Basic 16
Magnified Images ................ 104
Manual
Shooting Mode .........Basic 13
White Balance ................... 88
Manual Exposure ................... 68
Manual Focus ........................ 75
Memory Card
Format ............................... 37
Handling .......................... 161
193
Memory card
Inserting ..................... Basic 5
Memory Cards and
Estimated Capacities ........... 186
MENU ...................... 27, Basic 3
Menu
FUNC. Menu ................ 26, 28
Menus and Settings ..... 26, 27
My Camera Menu .............. 35
Play Menu .................... 27, 31
Print Menu ................... 27, 31
Rec. Menu ................... 27, 29
Set up Menu ................ 27, 32
Message .............................. 155
MF-Point Zoom ...................... 75
Mic Level ................................ 56
Microphone .................... Basic 1
Mode Lever .................... Basic 3
Movie
Editing .............................. 111
Shooting ............................. 50
Viewing ............................ 109
Mute ....................................... 32
My Camera Settings
Changing ......................... 141
Registering ....................... 142
My Colors ............................... 91
My Colors Effects ................. 117
N
Night Display .......................... 17
Night Scene ................. Basic 12
Night Snapshot ............ Basic 11
O
Operation Vol. ........................ 32
194
P
Panorama .............................. 57
Play Menu .............................. 31
Playback ...................... Basic 20
Viewing Images on
a TV Set ........................... 130
Playback Information ............. 20
Playback Mode ............ Basic 20
Playback Vol. ......................... 32
Power Saving Function .......... 22
Power Source
Compact Power Adapter .. 190
Print Menu .............................. 31
Print/Share Button .... Basic 3, 23
Printing ................. 134, Basic 23
Program AE (P) ...................... 63
Program Shift ......................... 85
Protect .................................. 128
R
Rec. Menu .............................. 29
Recording Pixels ........ 18, 39, 53
Red-Eye Correction ............. 115
Red-Eye Reduction Function . 42
Reset All ................................. 36
Resume Playback ........ Basic 20
Review ......................... Basic 10
Using a TV ....................... 130
Rotate .................................. 113
S
T
Safety FE ................................67
Safety Shift .............................67
Safety Zoom ...........................41
Save Original ..........................62
Self-Timer .....................Basic 18
Selftimer Vol. ..........................32
Set up Menu ...........................32
Setting the Date/Time .....Basic 8
Shooting Information ..............18
Shooting Mode .............Basic 11
Functions Available ..........199
Image Zone ..............Basic 11
Shortcut ..................................97
Shutter Button
Fully ..........................Basic 10
Halfway .......................Basic 9
Shutter Speed .........................65
Shutter Volume .......................32
Shutter-speed priority
AE (Tv) ...................................64
Single Playback ............Basic 20
Slide Shows ..........................123
Slow Synchro ..........................43
Smooth Continuous Shooting .46
Snow .............................Basic 12
Sound Memos ......................119
Sound Recorder ...................121
Special Scene ...............Basic 12
Speedlite ...............................172
Sports ...........................Basic 11
Spot AE Point .........................78
Spot AE Point Frame ..............19
Standard Display ....................20
Start-up Vol. ............................32
Stitch Assist ............................57
Super Macro .................Basic 16
System Requirements ..Basic 26
Telephoto ......................Basic 14
Time Zone ............................. 23
Transition Effects ................. 114
V
Video System ........ 34, 131, 154
Viewfinder
Using ................................. 13
Volume .................................. 32
W
White Balance ....................... 88
Wide Angle ...................Basic 14
Wind Filter ............................. 56
World Clock ........................... 23
Z
Zoom ......................40, Basic 14
195
MEMO
196
FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1234)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in
Subpart B of Part 15 of 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 interférences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB003 du Canada.
197
Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information
contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can
be accepted for any errors or omissions.
• Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the
hardware and software described herein at anytime without
prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without the prior written
permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from
corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or
malfunction of the camera, the software, SD memory cards (SD
cards), personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of nonCanon SD cards.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Windows, Windows Vista and the Windows Vista logo are
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation, registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
• Macintosh, the Mac logo, Quick Time and the QuickTime logo are
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
For CA, USA only
Included lithium battery contains Perchlorate Material - special
handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ for details.
Copyright © 2007 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The following chart shows the functions and settings available in
each shooting mode.
Ref.
Page
Large
Medium 1
Recording
Medium 2
Pixels
(Still
Medium 3
Image)
Small
Wide
Super Fine
Compression Fine
Normal
Movie Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate(1)
Flash(2)
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{
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Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Synchro
Single Shot
Drive
Mode
z
{
{
{
{
{
{
z
{
Continuous
Shooting
Continuous
Shooting AF
Continuous
Shooting LV
10-sec.
Self-Timer
2-sec.
Self-Timer
Custom Timer
Flash Adjust
(3)
{
z
{(3)
–(6)
{
z
{(4)
–(6)
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
–
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–
{
{
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–
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(7)
{ (4)
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p. 38
p. 38
p. 53
Basic
Guide
p. 14
p. 42
p. 43
Basic
Guide
p. 18
p. 46
Basic
Guide
pp. 18,
19
p. 93
199
Ref.
Page
+/- (Flash)
Flash Output
1st-curtain
Flash Sync
2nd-curtain
Face Detect
AF Frame
Center
Focus Settings
Continuous
Single
AF Lock
Manual Focus
MF-Point Zoom
AF-assist Beam
Macro/Super Macro
Digital Zoom
Digital Tele-converter
Safety Shift
Safety FE
Exposure Compensation(14)
Exposure Shift
ISO Speed
White Balance(19)
Evaluative
Metering
Method
CenterWeighted
Average
Metering
Spot
Center
AF Point
AE Lock/FE Lock
200
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–
–
U
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–
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{(10)
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z(3)
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z
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{(3)
{(3)
{(3)
{(3)
{(12)
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{
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–
–
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{(4)
{(4)
(4)
{ (11)
(4)
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{(7)
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p. 95
p. 69
p. 72
p. 74
p. 75
p. 75
p. 29
Basic
Guide
p. 16
p. 40
p. 40
p. 67
p. 67
p. 83
p. 52
p. 80
p. 88
p. 78
pp. 84,
86
Ref.
Page
Bracket
AEB
Focus-BKT
My Colors
Save Original
Reverse Disp.
Custom Display
IS Mode
Auto Rotate
Auto Category
–
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pp. 77,
87
p. 91
p. 62
p. 29
p. 15
p. 44
p. 99
p. 30
* {: Setting available (z: Default setting) U: Setting can only be selected for the first image. (S: Default
setting) –: Setting selection is not possible.
•
(Shaded Area): Setting is retained even when the camera power is shut off.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
The recording pixels and frame rates for the
(Movie) mode (p. 53).
This will be set to [Flash off] when the flash is lowered to close.
This cannot be set in
mode.
This cannot be set in
mode.
This cannot be set in
mode.
This will be fixed to [On] in the
,
and
modes ([Off] cannot be selected).
This cannot be set in
or
mode.
This is the default setting in
mode.
[Off] cannot be set.
(10) This will be fixed to [Off] in the
or
mode.
(11) Can only be set in
mode when the flash setting is set to [Flash on].
(12) This cannot be set in
or
mode.
(13) Can only be set in
or
mode.
(14) The default setting will be zero.
(15) Only switching between
and
is available.
(16) Automatically set by the camera.
(17)
cannot be set.
(18)
or
cannot be set.
(19) This cannot be set when My Colors is set to [Sepia] or [B/W].
(20) White balance data cannot be read in Manual.
(21)
cannot be set.
(22) FE lock cannot be selected.
(23) [Histogram] cannot be set.
(24) Only [Shooting Info] can be set.
(25) [3:2 Guide] cannot be set.
(26) [Shoot Only] and [Panning] cannot be set.
201