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ENGLISH
Preparations
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Menus and Settings
Printing
Downloading Images
to a Computer
Basic
Camera User Guide
Please Read This First
This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features.
CDI-E192-010
XX05XXX
© 2005 CANON INC.
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Flowchart and Reference Guides
The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary
according to the flowchart below.
For information on included
items and items sold separately
System Map
Preparations
• Charging the battery
• Installing the battery and memory
card
• Setting the date, time and language
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Basic Camera User
Guide (This Guide)
• Read this first.
Menus and Settings
Handling precautions,
references to the various
shooting and playback functions
Printing
• Installing the software
• Downloading images to a
computer
• Using the software
Advanced Camera
User Guide
Direct Print User Guide
Basic Camera User
Guide (This Guide)
Software Starter Guide
ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser
Software User Guide
• PDF manuals available
on the Canon website.
http://web.canon.jp/
Imaging/informatione.html
In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is called the Basic Guide,
and the Advanced Camera User Guide is called the Advanced Guide.
Also, "battery" refers to the battery pack.
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Preparations
1. Charging the Battery.
Preparations
Charge the battery before use under the following circumstances.
• When using the battery for the first time.
• When the "Change the battery pack" message displays.
1. Insert the battery into the battery charger.
2. Plug the battery charger (CB-2LU) into a power outlet, or
attach the power cord to the battery charger (CB-2LUE) and
plug it into a power outlet.
• Battery charger model names and types vary by region.
The charge indicator will light red while the battery is charging. It
will change to green when the charge is complete. Charging
takes approximately 95 minutes.
Align these symbols
For CB-2LU
For CB-2LUE
Charge Indicator
To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it
for longer than 24 hours continuously.
See the Advanced Guide: Battery Handling (p. 105)
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2. Installing the Battery.
1. Slide the lock release switch in the direction of the arrow
( ), and open the memory card slot/battery cover ( ).
2. Push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow as shown
( ) and insert the battery until it locks.
To remove the battery, push the battery lock in the direction of
the arrow ( ) and hold it while pulling the battery out.
Battery Lock
3. Inserting the Memory Card.
1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place.
2. Close the memory card slot/battery cover.
Back
Ensure that the memory card is correctly oriented before
inserting it in the camera. It may damage the camera if
inserted incorrectly.
See the Advanced Guide: Handling the Memory Card (p. 107)
See the Advanced Guide: Formatting Memory Cards (p. 23)
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To Remove the Memory Card
Use a finger to push the memory card in until you hear a click, then release
it.
*SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system.
Preparations
You can use SD* memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera.
These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide.
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First Time Settings
Setting the Date/Time
1. Press the power button ( ).
2. Use the
or
button to select an item and the
or
button to change its value ( ).
To set the daylight saving option, use the
or
button to
display
.
3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press the
FUNC./SET button ( ).
The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 13).
• A rechargeable lithium battery is built into the camera to
save such settings as the date/time. This battery charges
when the main battery is in the camera. When you purchase the camera, place the main battery in it for approximately four hours or use AC Adapter Kit ACK900 (sold
separately) to charge the lithium battery. It will charge
even if the camera is turned off.
• The date/time settings may be lost after approximately
three weeks if you remove the main battery. Reset the
date/time settings if this occurs.
See the Advanced Guide: Setting the World Clock (p. 24).
Setting the Display Language
1. Turn the mode dial to
(playback).
2. Hold down the FUNC./SET button and press the MENU
button.
3. Use the
, ,
or
button to select a language and
press the FUNC./SET button.
The display language can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 13).
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Shooting
1. Press the power button.
Power button
The start-up sound will play and the startup image will display in the LCD monitor.
• Pressing the power button again turns
the power off.
• To switch to the setting that mutes all
sounds (except for the warning sound),
press and hold the DISP. button while pressing the power button.
See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 15)
See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 22)
See the Advanced Guide: Set up Menu (p. 29)
See the Advanced Guide: My Camera Menu (p. 31)
(Auto).
Shooting
2. Turn the mode dial to
3. Aim the camera at the subject.
4. Focus and shoot.
1. Press the shutter button
halfway to focus.
When the camera focuses, the
camera beeps twice and the
indicator lights green.
2. Press the shutter button fully to
shoot.
The shutter sound will play and
the image will record. The
indicator will blink green while the
image is recorded to the memory
card.
Indicators
See Basic Shooting Functions (p. 6).
See the Advanced Guide: Indicators (p. 22).
See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods
available.
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Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting
After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for
approximately 2 seconds.
You can continue to display images regardless of the review duration
setting with the following procedures.
• Keeping the shutter button pressed after a shot.
• Pressing the FUNC./SET button while the image is displayed in the LCD
monitor.
To stop displaying the image, press the shutter button halfway.
See the Advanced Guide: Review (p. 28).
Basic Shooting Functions
Selecting a Shooting Mode
1. Turn the mode dial to the desired mode ( ).
In the
,
and
modes, press the FUNC./SET button
( ) and use the
or
button to select a shooting mode
( ), then press the FUNC./SET button ( ).
Shooting Modes
AUTO
The camera automatically selects settings.
Manual
MANUAL
6
Allows you to
select settings
yourself, such as
the exposure
compensation,
white balance or
photo effect.
My Colors
Allows you to
change the image
colors easily with 9
modes.
See the
Advanced Guide
(p. 58).
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Digital Macro
MANUAL
Allows you to shoot when the distance from the lens (at
maximum wide angle) to the subject is within 5 – 50 cm (2.0
in. – 1.6 ft.).
The subject can be shown larger than in standard macro
mode because the camera trims the image edges and
zooms in with the digital zoom.
Stitch Assist
Allows you to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to
create one panoramic image on a computer.
See the Advanced Guide (p. 44).
Portrait
Blurs the
background and
makes a person
stand out.
SPECIAL
SCENE
Foliage
Shoots trees and
leaves—such as
new growth,
autumn leaves or
blossoms—in vivid
colors.
Beach
Shoots without
making people
appear dark near
water or sand
where reflected
sunlight is strong.
Allows you to take
snapshots of
people against
twilight or night
backgrounds by
reducing the effects
of camera shake
even without using
a tripod.
Indoor
Prevents camera
shake and
maintains the
subject's true color
when shooting
under florescent or
tungsten lighting.
Shooting
Kids&Pets
Allows you to
capture subjects
that move around,
such as children
and pets, without
missing photo
opportunities.
Night
Snapshot
Snow
Shoots without a
blue tinge and
without making
people appear dark
against a snowy
background.
Fireworks
Captures fireworks
in the sky sharply
and at optimal
exposure.
Underwater
Appropriate for shooting images with Waterproof Case
WP-DC80 (sold separately). This mode uses an optimal
white balance setting to reduce bluish tones and record
images with a natural hue. The exposure is regulated to use
the flash as little as possible.
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MOVIE
Shoots a movie when you press the shutter button.
You can select from four modes: [Standard], [Fast Frame Rate] suitable for sports
or fast motion, [Compact] convenient for email attachments and [My Colors]
which allows you to change color effects.
See the Advanced Guide (p. 42).
• The shutter speed is slow in
mode. Always use a tripod
to avoid camera shake.
• In , , ,
or
mode, the ISO speed may
increase and cause noise in the image depending on the
scene being shot.
• In
mode, shoot with the subject 1 m (3.3 ft.) or more from
the end of the lens.
• To shoot underwater, install the camera in Waterproof Case
WP-DC80 (sold separately).
• We recommend you use Waterproof Case WP-DC80 for
shooting at ski resorts or beaches.
Using the Zoom
1. Press the zoom lever toward
or
.
The zoom can be adjusted from 37 mm – 111 mm (focal length) in
35mm film equivalent terms.
Wide Angle: Zooms
out from the subject.
Telephoto: Zooms in
on the subject.
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Using the Flash
button to cycle through flash settings.
1. Press the
Flash settings cannot be used in some shooting modes.
Auto
Flash off
Slow synchro
Red-eye reduction
This feature reduces the effect of light
reflecting back from the eyes and
making them appear red.
Slow synchro
The flash timing is adjusted to a slow
shutter speed, allowing you to shoot
night scenes.
Shooting
Auto with red-eye
reduction
Flash on with redeye reduction
Flash on
You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached
to a tripod or other device if the camera shake warning
icon
appears.
See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 128).
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Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots
/ button to switch modes.
1. Press the
To cancel the macro/infinity mode: press the
remove
or
from the display.
/
button to
These settings cannot be set in some shooting modes.
Macro
Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items.
Image Area at Minimum Shooting Distance from End of Lens to Subject
• Maximum wide angle setting: 56 × 42 mm (2.2 × 1.7 in.)
Minimum shooting distance: 5 cm (2.0 in.)
• Maximum telephoto setting: 105 × 79 mm (4.1 × 3.1 in.)
Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm (1.0 ft.)
Infinity
Use this mode to record subjects 3 m (10 ft.) or more from the end of
the lens.
• Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro
mode since images composed with the viewfinder may
be off-center.
• The exposure may not be optimal when the flash is used
in macro mode in the range of 5 – 30 cm (2.0 in. – 1.0 ft.).
See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode (p. 128).
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Playback
1. Turn the mode dial to
(playback).
The last recorded image will appear in the
LCD monitor.
2. Use the
or
button to display
the image you wish to view.
Use the
button to move to the previous image and the
button to move the next image.
Holding the button down advances the images more rapidly, but
shows them less clearly.
See the Advanced Guide for the various playback methods
available (p. 69)
Erasing
use the or button
to select an image to
erase ( ) and press
the
button ( ).
Playback/Erasing
1. In the playback mode,
2. Confirm that [Erase] is
selected and press the FUNC./SET
button ( ).
To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
Please note that erased images cannot be recovered.
Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image.
See the Advanced Guide: Erasing All Images (p. 82).
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Menus and Settings
Settings for the shooting or playback modes or such camera settings as
the date/time and sounds are set using the FUNC., Rec., Play, Set up or
My Camera menu.
FUNC. Menu
This menu sets many of the common shooting functions.
Turn the mode dial to
,
,
or
.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
Use the
or
button to select a menu item.
• Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
Use the
or
button to select an option for the menu item.
• You can select further options with the MENU 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.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 28).
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Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus
Convenient settings for shooting or playback can be set with these menus.
(Rec.) Menu
(Set up) Menu
(Play) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
You can switch
between menus
with the
or
button when this
part is selected.
• This example shows the Rec. menu.
• In playback mode, the Play menu displays.
Menus and Settings
Press the MENU button.
Use the
or
button to switch between menus.
• You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus.
Use the
or
button to select a menu item.
• Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
Use the
or
button to select an option.
• Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after
pressing the FUNC./SET button to display the next menu.
• Press the FUNC./SET button again to confirm the setting.
Press the MENU button.
See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 28).
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Printing
Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer*1 with a cable and
simply press the
button on the camera.
1. Connect the camera to a Direct Print compatible printer
and turn on the printer's power.
Turn the mode dial to
camera's power.
(playback) mode and turn on the
Canon Brand Printers
SELPHY CP Series
Compact Photo Printers*2
Interface Cable
Camera
PIXMA Series/SELPHY DS
Series Bubble Jet Printers
*1 Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it with other
PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-brand printers.
*2 You can also use card photo printers such as the CP-10/CP-100/CP-200/CP-300.
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2. Confirm that
,
or
is displayed in the upper left
of the LCD monitor ( ).
• The
button will light blue.
• The displayed icon will vary according to the printer model.
3. Use the
or
press the
The
button to select an image to print (
button ( ).
) and
button will blink blue and printing will start.
See the Advanced Guide: DPOF Print Settings (p. 83).
See the Direct Print User Guide
See the user guide for your printer
Printing
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Downloading Images to a Computer
The following methods can be used to download images recorded by the
camera to a computer. Some methods, depending on the OS used, may
not be available. Please read System Requirements (p. 17) in advance.
Camera to Computer Connection
Supplied Software
Downloading Method
Install It
Computer
Procedure
Camera
Procedure
OS Windows 98
Second Edition (SE)
Do Not Install It
Computer
Procedure
–
–
–
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows XP
Mac OS X
Computer System
Requirements
•Basic Guide (p. 17)
•Software Starter Guide
Connecting the Camera to
•Basic Guide (p. 19)
a Computer
•Software
Starter Guide*
Downloading Images to •Basic Guide (pp. 20–21)
a Computer
•Software Starter Guide
* Please also see the Windows XP and Mac OS X Users leaflet.
Using a Memory Card Reader
A memory card reader can be used with all the operating systems listed
above. See the Software Starter Guide for details.
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System Requirements
Please install the software on a computer meeting the following minimum
requirements.
Windows
OS
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP (including Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB
ports.
CPU
Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor
RAM
Windows 98 SE/Windows Me
Windows 2000/Windows XP
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
• Canon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX
250 MB or more
(Including the PhotoRecord printing program)
- PhotoStitch
40 MB or more
• Canon Camera TWAIN Driver
25 MB or more
• Canon Camera WIA Driver
25 MB or more
• ArcSoft PhotoStudio
50 MB or more
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better
128 MB or more
256 MB or more
Macintosh
Mac OS X (v10.2–v10.3)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB
ports.
CPU
PowerPC G3/G4/G5
RAM
256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
• Canon Utilities
- ImageBrowser
- PhotoStitch
• ArcSoft PhotoStudio
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better
200 MB or more
40 MB or more
50 MB or more
Downloading Images to a Computer
OS
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Preparing to Download Images
Ensure that you install the software first before connecting the
camera to the computer.
Items to Prepare
• Camera and computer
• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera
• Interface cable supplied with the camera
1. Install the software.
1. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the
computer's CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the [Canon Digital Camera Installer] icon
in the CD-ROM window.
2. Click the Digital Camera Software
[Install] button and click [Next].
3. Select [Easy Installation] as the
setup type and click [Next].
Proceed with the installation while
reviewing installation settings.
4. When the installation is complete,
select [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now.] and click [Finish].
When the installation is
finished, click [OK].
5. Remove the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk from the
CD-ROM drive after restarting.
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2. Connecting the camera to a computer.
1. Connect the supplied interface cable to the computer's USB
port and to the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
Slip a fingernail under the bottom edge of the camera's DIGITAL
terminal cover, lift up and plug the interface cable in all the way.
USB Port
Interface Cable
DIGITAL
Terminal
Interface Cable
2. Turn the camera's mode dial to
(playback) and turn on the power.
The camera and computer will be able
to communicate.
Always grasp the sides of the connector when
disconnecting the interface cable from the camera's
DIGITAL terminal.
Downloading Images to a Computer
If the Digital Signature Not Found window appears,
click [Yes]. The USB driver will automatically finish installing
onto the computer when you attach the camera and open a
connection.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
A window allowing you to set the preferences will appear when a
connection is established between the camera and computer.
1. Select [Canon CameraWindow]
and click [OK] (first time only).
If the window to the right does
not appear, click the [Start]
menu and select [All Programs]
or [Programs], followed by
[Canon Utilities],
[CameraWindow] and
[CameraWindow].
2. Download the images.
• Download the images using the camera or the computer.
• By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [My
Pictures] folder.
Downloading Images Using the Camera
(p. 22).
Downloading Images Using a Computer.
By default, all images that have yet to be
downloaded will download.
You can set the type of image to
download and the destination folder.
Thumbnails (small versions) of the
downloaded images will display in the
ZoomBrowser EX Main Window. By
default, the downloaded images are
saved into subfolders according to their
shooting dates.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
The following window will appear when you establish a connection
between the camera and computer. If it fails to appear, click the [Canon
CameraWindow] icon on the Dock (the bar which appears at the bottom of
the desktop).
1. Download the images.
Download the images using the camera or the computer.
Downloading Images Using the Camera
(p. 22).
Downloading Images Using a Computer.
By default, all images that have yet to be
downloaded will download.
You can set the type of image to
download and the destination folder.
Thumbnails (small versions) of the
downloaded images will display in the
ImageBrowser Browser Window. By
default, the downloaded images are
saved into folders according to their
shooting dates.
Downloading Images to a Computer
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Downloading Images Using the Camera
(Direct Transfer)
Use this method to download images using camera operations.
Install the supplied software and adjust the computer settings before using
this method for the first time (p. 18).
All Images
Transfers and saves all images to the computer.
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
images that have not been previously
transferred.
DPOF Trans.
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
Images
images with DPOF Transfer Order settings.
Transfers and saves single images to the
Select & Transfer
computer as you view and select them.
Transfers and saves single images to the
computer as you view and select them. The
Wallpaper
transferred images display on the computer
desktop.
New Images
1. Confirm that the Direct Transfer
menu is displayed on the camera's
LCD monitor.
• The
button will light blue.
• Press the MENU button if the Direct
Transfer menu fails to appear.
Direct Transfer Menu
All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans. Images
2. Select , or and press the
button.
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while downloading
is in progress. The display will return to
the Direct Transfer menu when the
download is complete.
• To cancel the download, press the FUNC./SET button.
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Select & Transfer/Wallpaper
or
and press the
button (or the
FUNC./SET button).
3. Select images to download and press the
button
(or the FUNC./SET button).
2. Select
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while downloading
is in progress.
• Images can also be selected during
index playback (Advanced Guide p.70).
• Press the MENU button to return to the
Direct Transfer menu.
Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for a
computer. On the Windows platform, the files are
automatically created as BMP images.
The option selected with the
button is retained even
when the camera's power is turned off.
The previous setting will be in effect the next time the
Direct Transfer menu is displayed. The image selection
screen will appear directly when the [Select & Transfer] or
the [Wallpaper] option was last selected.
Downloading Images to a Computer
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MEMO
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Safety Precautions
Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below
when using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical
shock to yourself and others.
Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the
Advanced Camera User Guide.
Warnings
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the camera to severe impacts. Do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
• Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxiousfumes.
• Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
• Use only recommended batteries and accessories.
• The battery charger and compact power adapter are designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it with other products or batteries.
Caution
• Do not sit with the camera in a back pocket as it may cause the camera
to malfunction or damage the LCD monitor.