ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Camera User Guide
Camera User Guide
CDI-E147-010
0604CHXX
© 2004 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN JAPAN
z Please read the Read This First section (page 5).
z Please also read the Software Starter Guide and the
Direct Print User Guide.
Flowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Shooting with the Camera
Software Starter Guide
Installing the Software
This Guide
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
This Guide
Software Starter Guide
Downloading Images to a Computer
Direct Print User Guide
Printer User Guide
Using the Printer and Printing
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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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. 160).
Language Setting
Please see page 28 to change the language setting.
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 any time without prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in
a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any
means, without the prior written permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or lost
data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the
software, the CompactFlash™ cards (CF cards), personal computers,
peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon CF cards.
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon and PowerShot are trademarks of Canon, Inc.
• CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
• Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc,
registered in the United States and other countries.
• Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2004 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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About this Guide
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basic operating procedures.
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Table of Contents
: Functions and operations tables.
Read This First. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Components Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Back/Bottom View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Controls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Mode Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Main Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Preparing the Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Charging the Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Installing the Battery Pack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Installing the CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Attaching the Neck Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Attaching the Lens Cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Setting the Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Setting the Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Basic Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Turning the Power On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Switching between Shooting and Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Using the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
 Confirming information on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Using the Optical Viewfinder to Shoot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Using the Zoom (Focal Length). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Pressing the Shutter Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
 Selecting Menus and Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Resetting the Settings to Default. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings . . . . . . . . . .55
Auto Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Changing the Resolution and Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Changing the File Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Using the Built-In Flash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Portrait Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Landscape Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Night Scene Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . . . . . . . .69
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Movie Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Super Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Shooting – Selecting Particular Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Setting the Shutter Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Setting the Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture . . . . .87
Selecting an AF Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Switching between Light Metering Modes . . . . . . . . . . .92
Adjusting the Exposure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Changing the ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Changing the Photo Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . .105
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock). . . . . . .107
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings . . . . . . . . . . .109
Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires . . . . . . . . . . .111
Shooting Images at Set Intervals (Intervalometer) . . . . . . . .112
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus. . . . . . . . . . . .114
Switching between Focus Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Saving Custom Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Using the ND Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Resetting the File Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Displaying Images Individually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Viewing Nine Images at a Time (Index Playback) . . . .126
JUMP Jumping Between Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Editing Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Attaching Sound Memos to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Automated Playback (Slide Show) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
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Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Erasing Images Individually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Formatting a CF Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Print Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
About Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) . . . .149
Selecting Images for Transferring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Downloading Images to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection . . . . . .152
Computer System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Downloading Images by Direct Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Connecting the Camera to the Computer to Download Images
without Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Downloading Directly from a CF Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Viewing Images on a TV Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings). . . . . . . . .161
Changing My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Registering the My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
List of Error/Message Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Using the Wireless Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Attaching the Lens Hood LH-DC30 (Sold Separately) . . . . .178
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) . . . . .180
Using Conversion Lenses/Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately) . . .185
Using a Compact Power Adapter (Sold Separately) . . . . . . .189
Using a Battery Charger (Sold Separately) and Car Battery
Cable (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Replacing the Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode . . . . . . . . . . .206
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Read This First
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly
recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the
camera is operating and being operated correctly.
Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its
distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising
from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including
CompactFlash™ cards, that results in the failure of an image to be
recorded or to be recorded in a format that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal
use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or
contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and
regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of
images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by
means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or
other legal rights even if the image was recorded for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a
problem arises while the camera is in use abroad, please convey it
back to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim
to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Canon Limited
Warranty supplied with your camera.
Safety Precautions
z Before using the camera, please ensure that you read and
understand the safety precautions described below. Always
ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
z The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended
to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and
its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other
persons and equipment.
z In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the
camera and its power supply accessories (see the System Map for
power supply accessory details).
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Warnings
z Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense
light sources which could damage your eyesight.
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 Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Accidental damage to the camera or batteries by a child could
result in serious injury. In addition, placement of the strap around
the child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
z Be particularly careful to keep the date battery used in the
camera away from children. Seek medical assistance
immediately if a child swallows a battery.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the
equipment that is not expressly described in this guide.
Disassembly or alteration may result in high voltage electrical
shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be
conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your
camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
Similarly, never touch internal portions of the equipment that
become exposed as a result of damage. There is a risk of high
voltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult
your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
z Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke
or noxious fumes. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the
camera battery or unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
Confirm that smoke and fume emissions have ceased.
Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
z Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is
damaged. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock.
Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera battery
or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please consult your
camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
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z Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or
become immersed in, water or other liquids. Do not allow
liquids to enter the interior. The camera has not been
waterproofed. If the exterior comes into contact with liquids or salt
air, wipe it dry with a soft, absorbent cloth. In the event that water
or other foreign substances enter the interior, immediately turn the
camera’s power off and remove the camera battery or unplug the
power cord from the power outlet. Continued use of the equipment
may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera
distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners
or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the
equipment. The use of these substances may lead to fire.
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. In dusty, humid or
greasy environments, the dust that collects around the plug over
long periods of time may become saturated with humidity and
short-circuit, leading to fire.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
adapter cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short
circuit, which may lead to fire or electrical shock.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling
it with wet hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging
the cord, ensure that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling
on the flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire
and insulation, creating the potential for fires and electrical shocks.
z Use only the recommended power accessories. Use of power
sources not expressly recommended for this equipment may lead
to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or
other hazards.
z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them
to direct flame or heat. Neither should you immerse them in
water. Such exposure may damage the batteries and lead to the
leakage of corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or
serious injury.
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z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
batteries. There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion.
Immediately flush with water any area of the body, including the
eyes and mouth, or clothing, that comes into contact with the inner
contents of a battery. If the eyes or mouth contact these
substances, immediately flush with water and seek medical
assistance.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts
that could damage the casings. It could lead to leakage and
injury.
z Do not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic
objects, such as key holders. It could lead to overheating, burns
and other injuries. Use the supplied terminal cover to transport or
store the battery.
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. Discard the batteries in
specialized waste facilities if available in your area.
z Use only recommended battery packs and battery chargers.
Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment
may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage
to the surroundings.
z Disconnect the compact power adapter from both the camera
and power outlet when the camera is not in use to avoid fires
and other hazards. Continuous use over a long period of time
may cause the unit to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
z Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold
wide converter, tele-converter lens, close-up lens and
conversion lens adapter. If they loosen, fall off and shatter, the
glass shards may cause an injury.
Caution about magnetic fields
Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit
cards) away from the speaker of the camera (p. 11). Such items
may lose data or stop working.
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Cautions
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. Exposure to intense sunlight
and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode,
resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may
also cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that there is good
ventilation when using the compact power adapter to power the
camera.
z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage
in such areas could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage.
z Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong
impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the
equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
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. In addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after taking
several pictures in rapid succession. Either action could result in
burns.
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to
its lens. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
z Ensure that the battery charger or compact power adapter is
plugged into a power outlet of the specified rating, not over
the specified rating. The plug of the battery charger varies
according to region.
z Do not use the battery charger or compact power adapter if
the cable or plug is damaged, or if the plug is not fully
inserted into the power outlet.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
z If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera
body may become warm. Please take care when operating the
camera for an extended period as your hands may experience a
burning sensation.
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Preventing Malfunctions
„ Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or
other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields.
Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or
corrupt image data.
„ Avoid Condensation Related Problems
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures
may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external
and internal surfaces.
You can avoid this by placing the equipment in an airtight,
resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature changes
slowly before removing it from the bag.
„ If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
Stop using the camera immediately if you detect condensation.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the CF card,
and battery or a household power source, from the camera and
wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming
use.
„ Extended Storage
When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove
the battery from the camera or battery charger and store the
equipment in a safe place. Storing the camera for extended
periods with batteries installed will run down the battery. (Do not
remove the date battery.)
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Components Guide
Front View
Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 41)
Display Panel (p. 16)
Built-in Flash (p. 64)
Hot Shoe (p. 180)
Strap Mount (p. 25)
AF-assist Beam
(p. 44)
Red-Eye Reduction
Lamp (p. 65)
Speaker
Terminal cover
Self-timer Lamp
(p. 76)
Ring Release Button
(p. 182, 187)
Lens
A/V OUT
(Audio/Video
Out) Terminal
(p. 160)
DIGITAL
Terminal*
(p. 154)
DC IN Terminal (p. 189)
* To connect the camera to a computer or printer, use one of the following
cables.
Computer: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Direct Print Compatible Printers (Sold Separately)
zCP Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) or
the Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with CP-100/CP-10).
zBubble Jet Printers
• Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Printers: Please refer to your Bubble Jet
printer user guide.
• PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied
with the camera)
zPictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
(supplied with the camera)
Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied with
the camera for direct print compatible printer information.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Microphone (p. 133)
Remote Sensor (p. 176)
Back/Bottom View
Viewfinder (p. 41)
Strap Mount (p. 25)
Diopter Adjustment
lever (p. 41)
CF Card
Slot Cover
(p. 23)
Battery Cover
(p. 21)
LCD Monitor (p. 33)
Tripod Socket
z Upper Indicator
The indicators light or blink when the shutter button is pressed or
the following operations are underway.
• Green:
Ready to record
• Blinking Green: Recording to CF card/Reading CF card/
Erasing from CF card/Transmitting data (during
a computer connection)
• Orange:
Ready to record (flash on)
• Blinking Orange: Ready to record (camera shake warning/
insufficient exposure)
z Lower Indicator
• Yellow:
Macro mode/Super Macro mode/Manual focus
mode
• Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (although you can press the
shutter button, try using focus lock or adjusting
the focus manually (p. 114, 115))
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Controls
Top
Zoom Lever
Shooting:
(Telephoto)/
(Wide Angle) (p. 42)
Playback:
(Zoom in)/
(Zoom out) (p. 125)
Shutter Button (p. 43)
Main Dial (p. 15)
(Backlight) Button (p. 16)
Power/Mode Indicator (p. 29)
Mode Lever (p. 29)
Button (p. 31)
(Light Metering)/JUMP Button (p. 92, 127)
(Continuous)/
(Self-Timer/Wireless Controller) Button (p. 76, 78, 176)
Back
(Macro)/
(Index) Button (p. 74, 75, 126)
Mode Dial (p. 14)
(AE Lock/FE Lock) Button
(p. 105, 107)
Omni Selector (S/
(Exposure),
T/WB (White Balance), W, X)
(p. 94, 95)
MENU Button (p. 46)
SET/
(AF Frame
Selector) Button
(p. 90)
MF (Manual Focus)/
FUNC. (Function)/
(Single Image
Erase) Button (p. 45, 140)
DISPLAY Button (p. 34)
(Microphone) Button (p. 115, 116, 133)
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(Flash) Button
(p. 64)
Mode Dial
Use the mode dial to switch between the shooting modes.
Creative Zone
: Auto (p. 55)
The camera automatically selects settings.
Image Zone
The camera automatically selects settings
according to the image composition type.
Auto
Image Zone
:
:
:
:
:
Portrait (p. 67)
Landscape (p. 67)
Night Scene (p. 68)
Stitch Assist (p. 69)
Movie (p. 72)
Creative Zone
The user selects exposure, aperture or
other settings to achieve special effects.
:
:
:
:
:
:
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Program AE (p. 80)
Shutter Speed-Priority AE (p. 82)
Aperture-Priority AE (p. 85)
Manual Exposure (p. 87)
Custom 1 (p. 119)
Custom 2 (p. 119)
Main Dial
Turning the Main Dial
Turn
In Shooting Mode
z Selects aperture value and shutter speed
(p. 82, 85, 87)
z Selects menu settings by pressing the
FUNC. button (p. 45)
z Selects exposure compensation and white
balance (p. 94, 95)
z Manually sets the focus (p. 115)
In Playback Mode
z Displays the previous and next image
(p. 124)
Clicking the Main Dial
Click
In Shooting Mode
z Fixes menu items set by pressing the
FUNC. button (p. 45)
z Switches between shutter speeds and
aperture values in M mode (p. 87)
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The main dial is used for selecting certain menus and for displaying
images. You can easily and swiftly select, confirm and switch
menus.
Display Panel
The display panel shows the camera settings, the remaining image
capacity, movie shooting time, battery charge and other information.
In Shooting mode (p. 30), you can turn on the backlight of the
display panel for six seconds by pressing the
button. To turn off
the backlight within six seconds, press the
button again.
button
Icons
/
/
c
d
/
16
/
Indication
Reference
pages
Evaluative Metering/Spot Metering/
Center-Weighted Average Metering
92
Shutter Speed/Movie Shooting Time/
White Balance/ISO Speed/Photo Effect/
Bracket
72, 82, 87,
95, 98, 99,
101, 103
Aperture Setting
85, 87
AiAF
Center point
89
Compression
60
Resolution (Not displayed with RAW
images)
60
Flash On/Flash Off (Not displayed with
Auto)
64
ND filter
120
Single Shot
Standard Continuous Shooting
High-speed Continuous Shooting
78
Icons
Indication
ISO speed
98
Battery Charge State
22
Macro Mode*
74
Photo Effect
99
Self-Timer/Wireless Controller
76, 175
Remaining Image Capacity/Message
Code/Error Code/
(Intervalometer)/
Interval Shooting Remaining Shots
112, 167
White Balance Settings
95
Bracket
101, 103
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Output Adjustment
109
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e
Reference
pages
Exposure Compensation Level/AEB Level/ 94, 101, 109
Flash Exposure Compensation Level/
Flash Output Adjustment Level
* Turns off in Super Macro mode. The Super Macro mode icon appears on
the LCD monitor (p. 75).
z The diagram above shows all the icons appearing at once.
Normally, only the icons applicable to the selected mode and
camera state appear.
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Charging the Battery Pack
Use the following procedures to charge the battery pack the first
time and subsequently when the “Change the battery pack”
message displays on the LCD monitor or the low battery icon (
and Lb (
) message are lit on the Display Panel.
1
)
2
Charge
Indicator
1
Align the edge of the battery pack with the line on the
battery charger, then slide the battery in the direction
of the arrow.
2
Battery charger model names and types vary by
region.
(For CG-580)
Plug the battery charger into a power outlet.
(For CB-5L)
Attach the power cord to the battery charger and
plug the other end into a power outlet.
z The charge indicator blinks while the battery pack is charging and
lights steadily once charging is complete.
z After charging, unplug the battery charger and remove the battery
pack.
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Battery Pack Handling Precautions
z Keep the battery pack and camera terminals (
) clean at
all times. Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the
battery pack and camera. Polish the terminals with a tissue or a
dry cloth before charging or using the battery pack.
z Do not cover the battery charger with anything, such as a
tablecloth, cushion or blanket, when it is charging. Heat will build
up internally and possibly lead to fire.
z Do not charge batteries other than Battery Pack BP-511A, BP511, BP-512 or BP-514 with the supplied equipment. This may
cause a malfunction.
z The battery pack continues to discharge a small amount when left
in the camera or battery charger even with the power turned off.
This shortens the battery life. Remove the battery pack from the
camera when it is not in use.
z Store the battery in an indoor location with low relative humidity
and between the temperatures of 0 to 30 °C (32 to 86 °F).
z Do not allow any metal objects such as keyrings to touch the “ ”
and “ ” terminals (Fig. A), as this can damage the battery pack.
To carry the battery pack, or store it during periods of disuse,
always replace the terminal cover (Fig. B) or place it in the
supplied case and store it in a cool, dry place.
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z This is a lithium ion battery pack so there is no need to
completely use or discharge it before recharging. It can be
recharged at any time. However, since the maximum number of
charge cycles is approximately 300 (battery life) (based on
Canon’s testing standard), you are recommended to charge the
battery pack only after having discharged it completely to prolong
battery life.
z The initial charging of a fully discharged battery pack takes
approximately 90 minutes. It takes a further hour for the battery
pack to reach a fully charged state (based on Canon’s testing
standard).
z Charging times will vary according to the surrounding humidity
and battery pack charge state.
z The separately sold Battery Pack BP-511, BP-512 and BP-514
can also be used in this camera.
Charging the Battery Pack (continued)
When using Battery Pack BP-511A or BP-514, you can distinguish
between the discharged battery pack and fully charged battery
pack by changing the direction of the battery cover (Fig. C and D).
Recharge the battery fully before using it again.
Fig. A
Fig. B
Fig. C
Fig. D
Fully Charged Battery
Used Battery
Attach so the blue portion Attach in the
of the battery pack can be opposite way of
seen through the window. Fig. C.
z Even charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. You
are advised to charge the battery on the day of use, or one day
before, to ensure a full charge.
z Since storing a fully charged battery pack for long periods of time
(about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect performance, you
are recommended to use the battery pack in the camera until the
symbol displays and to store it at normal temperature (30 °C/
86 °F) or lower. If you do not use the battery pack for long periods
of time, charge it fully and discharge it fully in the camera at least
once a year before returning it to storage.
z The camera consumes the battery charge when the power is on
even when a function is not being used. To conserve the battery
charge, be particularly attentive in turning the camera off.
z Although the battery pack’s maximum operating range is 0 to
40 °C (32 to 104 °F), the optimal range is 10 to 30 °C (50 to
86 °F). At cold temperatures, such as those experienced when
skiing, performance will temporarily decline, reducing the usable
time before recharging.
z If the usable time of a battery pack diminishes substantially even
when fully charged, it should be replaced.
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Installing the Battery Pack
z Charge the battery pack before using it for the first time (p. 18).
1 3
2
Battery lock
1
2
Check that the power is off (p. 29) and slide the
battery cover in the direction of the arrow.
Insert the battery pack.
z The terminal side of the battery pack should face
downward.
z Insert the battery pack all the way in until the
battery lock clicks. To remove the battery pack,
push the battery lock.
Terminals
3
Slide the battery cover closed.
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Install Battery Pack BP-511A (supplied) into the camera as follows.
Use the Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (sold separately) to power
the camera for extended periods (p. 189).
Installing the Battery Pack (continued)
z When the indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green, the
camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or
from the card. Do not perform the following, or image data may
be lost or corrupted:
• Do not shake the camera.
• Do not turn off the power or open the battery cover or CF card
slot cover.
z Remove the battery pack when the camera is not in use.
z See Battery Performance (p. 196).
Battery Status Symbols
The following icons indicate the battery status on the display panel.
These icons will not appear while the camera is powered with a
compact power adapter.
: Sufficient battery charge
: Low battery
: Replace or recharge battery
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Installing the CF Card
Install the CF card (supplied) into the camera as follows.
3
1
2
CF card eject button
1
2
Check that the power is off (p. 29) and slide the CF
card slot cover in the direction of the arrow.
3
Slide the CF card slot cover closed.
Insert the CF card as shown in the illustration.
z Push the card in until the CF card eject button fully extends. To
remove the CF card, push the CF card eject button and pull the
card out.
z When the indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green, the
camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or
from the card. Do not perform the following, or image data may
be lost or corrupted:
• Do not shake the camera.
• Do not turn off the power or open the battery cover or CF card
slot cover.
z You are recommended to use CF cards that have been
formatted in your camera (p. 141). The card supplied with the
camera may be used without further formatting.
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Label
Installing the CF Card (continued)
z See CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
(p. 198).
CF Card Handling Precautions
z CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend,
force, or subject them to shocks or vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card.
z Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature extremes may
cause condensation to form in the card, leading to potential
malfunctions. To avoid condensation formation, place the CF card
in a sealed plastic bag before moving it into a different
temperature zone and allow it to adjust slowly to the new
temperature.
If condensation forms on the CF card, put it aside until the water
droplets have evaporated completely.
z Place the CF card in the supplied case for storage.
z Do not use or store CF cards in the following types of locations.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
Microdrives are a recording medium with a hard disk. Their merits
are a large capacity and a low price per megabyte of capacity.
However, they can be more susceptible to vibrations and shocks
than CF cards, which use durable flash memories. Please be
careful, therefore, not to subject the camera to vibrations or shocks
when using a microdrive, especially while recording or during
playback.
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Attaching the Neck Strap
z Avoid waving the camera about or catching it on other items
when suspending it from the strap.
Attaching the Lens Cap
Fit the lens cap over the lens casing so that it
covers the entire lens. Always attach the lens
cap after use.
z Attach the lens cap cord to the strap.
z Remove the lens cap before turning on the camera’s power.
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Attach the strap as illustrated on the left.
Pull the strap tight in the buckle so that it
does not slip. Perform the same steps on the
other side of the camera (p. 11).
Setting the Date/Time
The set Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera power
is turned on or whenever the lithium date battery charge is low. Start
from Step 5 to set the date and time.
1
2
Turn on the camera (p. 29).
Press the MENU button.
z The [
(Rec.)] or [
appears.
(Play)] menu
(Rec.) Menu in
Auto mode
3
Press the X arrow on the omni
selector to select the [ (Set up)]
menu.
z Pressing the JUMP button or turning the
zoom lever also switches between
menus.
4
Press the S or T arrow on the
omni selector to select [Date/
Time] then press the SET button.
z The factory default for the date format
may differ from that shown here in some
regions.
5
Set the date and time.
6
Press the SET button.
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z Press the W or X arrow on the omni
selector to select a field to change.
z Press the S or T arrow on the omni
selector to set the values.
z The date can be set up to the year 2030.
z After adjusting the settings, press the MENU button to close the
menu window.
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z The Date/Time cannot be inserted in the actual image even if the
Date/Time have been set. For printing images with the date on
them, refer to the Direct Print User Guide or Software Starter
Guide.
z Replacing the Date Battery (p. 191)
Setting the Language
Use this feature to select the language used in the menus and
messages.
1
2
Turn on the camera (p. 29).
Press the MENU button.
z The [
(Rec.)] or [
appears.
(Play)] menu
(Rec.) Menu in
Auto mode
3
Press the X arrow on the omni
selector to select the [ (Set up)]
menu.
z Pressing the JUMP button or turning the
zoom lever also switches between
menus.
4
Press the S or T arrow on the
omni selector to select
[Language] and press the SET
button.
5
Press the S, T, W or X arrow on
the omni selector to select a
language.
6
Press the SET button.
z After adjusting the settings, press the MENU button to close the
menu window.
z In playback mode, you can change the language by holding the
SET button while you press the JUMP button, except when a
separately sold printer is connected or during movie playback.
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Basic Functions
Turning the Power On/Off
Orange: Shooting mode
Green : Playback mode/Printer
connection mode*
Yellow : Computer connection mode*
Off
: The power of the camera is off.
Power/Mode Indicator
* For printer connection mode information, see the
Direct Print User Guide. For computer connection
mode information, see the Software Starter
Guide.
Mode Lever
Release button
Use this lever to turn the power on.
To operate the mode lever, press the release
button as shown on the left. The mode lever
will not operate if the release button is not
pressed. After the camera is turned on in
or
, release the lever. The mode lever
returns to its original position (center).
z You will hear a start-up sound and see the start-up image when
the power comes on. (To change the start-up sound and image,
see pages 53 and 161.)
z The start-up image does not appear when the LCD monitor is off
in shooting mode or the A/V OUT terminal is connected to a TV.
Turning on the camera without the start-up sound and
image
Press and hold the
button, then turn on the power. You can also
turn the camera on with the LCD monitor closed.
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The power/mode indicator remains lit while the power of the camera
is on. The power/mode indicator indicates the state of the camera as
follows.
Turning the Power On/Off (continued)
Powering the Camera in Shooting Mode
1
Remove the lens cap.
2
Turn the mode lever to
(Shooting) while pressing the
release button.
z The power/mode indicator lights orange.
z Open the LCD monitor if needed (p. 33).
Release button
z
will appear in the display panel and a warning beep will
sound if you turn on the camera with the lens cap on. If this
occurs, remove the lens cap and turn the camera off and back
on.
z Be careful not to touch the lens when shooting. Please also
refrain from forcing the lens with fingers or other objects. It could
lead to malfunctions or damage the camera. If this occurs, turn
the camera off and back on.
Powering the Camera in Playback Mode
1
Open the LCD monitor and turn
the mode lever to
(Playback)
while pressing the release button.
z The power/mode indicator lights green
and
appears on the display panel.
Release button
30
Turning the Power Off
1
Press the
button.
z The power goes off.
This camera is equipped with a power saving function. When this
function is turned on and it activates, restore power by turning the
mode lever toward
or
.
Shooting Mode: Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the
last control is accessed on the camera.
The LCD monitor also shuts off approximately 1 minute* after the
last control is accessed on the camera. Press any button except the
mode lever to turn the LCD monitor back on.
* This time can be changed (p. 52).
Playback Mode: Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the
last control is accessed on the camera.
Printer Connection Mode: Powers down approximately 5 minutes
after the last control is accessed on the camera.
z Please note that the camera continues to consume a minimal
amount of power even when the power saving function shuts it
down.
z The power saving function is disabled while a slide show plays on
the camera or during a computer connection (p. 135, 151).
z You can turn off the power saving function in the Set up menu
(p. 52).
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Power Saving Function
Switching between Shooting and
Playback
You can quickly switch between Shooting mode and Playback
mode. This is convenient when you wish to shoot again after
checking or erasing an image immediately after it is shot.
z Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
Open the LCD monitor and turn the mode lever to
(Playback)
while pressing the release button (p. 30).
z The camera switches to Playback mode. In this case, the lens
does not retract. (If the mode lever is turned to
(Playback)
again, the lens retracts.)
z Playback Mode
Shooting Mode
Remove the lens cap and press the shutter button halfway, or turn
the mode lever to
(Shooting) while pressing the release button
(p. 30).
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Using the LCD Monitor
(B)
(A)
The monitor can be
locked open at 90
degrees (A), or opened
all the way to 180
degrees (B).
The monitor can be
rotated forward 180
degrees in the direction
of the lens, or rotated
backward 90 degrees.
The LCD monitor will
automatically turn off
when the LCD monitor
clicks shut against the
camera body facing in.
To protect the monitor,
always make sure the
monitor is stowed as
described above when
the camera is not in
use.
The LCD monitor can also be positioned as below.
1
The monitor can be opened
through 180 degrees, and then
rotated 180 degrees to face
outwards, in the same direction as
the lens.
z In this position, icons and messages do
not appear on the LCD monitor.
z The image shown on the LCD monitor is
automatically flipped and reversed (the
Reverse Display function) so that it
appears correctly from in front of the lens.
(You can disable the Reverse Display
function (p. 50).)
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
The LCD monitor can be used in the following cases:
z when you want to check your composition as you shoot.
z when you want to playback the images you have shot.
z when you want to operate the camera menus.
Using the LCD Monitor (continued)
2
Fold the LCD monitor back
against the camera body.
z Fold it until it clicks into place against the
camera body. If it is not fully closed, the
image will appear reversed and icons and
messages will not display.
z Icons and messages will appear and
images will show properly (not reversed)
when the LCD monitor is folded right
against the camera until it clicks.
z In Playback mode, images do not appear reversed. Also, icons
and messages always show properly.
Switching between Display Mode
Each time you press the DISPLAY button the LCD monitor cycles to
the next information mode.
z Shooting Mode
Each time you press the DISPLAY button the information view
switches as follows.
On (No Information)
On (Information View)*
Off
* Depending on the LCD monitor’s position, the information view may not
display.
z You can check detailed information about the image you just
shot without switching the camera to Playback mode. To do so,
while the image is being reviewed on the LCD monitor right after
being taken, press the SET button or
button, then DISPLAY
button.
z The display mode is memorized when the camera is turned off. It
assumes the last mode when it is turned on again. When the
LCD monitor is used for shooting and the low battery icon
appears, however, the LCD monitor may not automatically turn
on the next time the camera is started.
z Setting the mode dial to
or
turns on the LCD monitor
regardless of whether it is set to on or off.
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z Playback Mode
Index Playback (p. 126):
Standard Information View
No Information
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Each time you press the DISPLAY button the information view mode
cycles as follows.
Single Image Playback (p. 124):
Standard Information View
Detailed Information View
No Information
Confirming information on the LCD
Monitor
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor displays information in Shooting or Playback
mode, such as the camera settings, remaining image capacity and
shooting date/time.
z Shooting Mode
Settings which have been altered will be displayed on the LCD
monitor for approximately six seconds, even if the information
display has been turned off. (Sometimes no information appears
depending on the camera setting at that time.)
z A slow shutter speed has likely been selected because of
insufficient lighting if the camera shake icon
appears on the
LCD monitor after metering preparations are complete. Set the
flash to
(On) or
(Auto), or affix the camera to a tripod to
shoot.
z After you take a photo by fully pressing the shutter button, the
image displays on the LCD monitor for approximately two
seconds (or the review duration you set from 2 to 10 seconds). If
you press the SET button or
button while the image is
displayed, it will continue to display (p. 57).
z You can check the brightness of the image during the image
review after shooting using the histogram (p. 40), a graph which
allows you to judge the brightness of the recorded image and
other information appearing with the image. You can adjust the
exposure according to the results, then shoot again if necessary.
(If no histogram appears, press the DISPLAY button.)
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The following displays in information view.
MF (Manual Focus) Indicator
Spot Metering
Frame
Shutter Speed
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zStill images: Shots
Remaining
zMovies (sec.):
•Remaining Movie Time
•Elapsed Time
AF Frame
Aperture Value
Exposure Compensation
p. 94
White Balance (WB)
p. 95
Drive Mode
p. 76, 78
ISO Speed
p. 98
Photo Effect
p. 99
Bracket
p. 101
Flash Exposure
Compensation/Flash Output
p. 109
Compression Settings
p. 60
Resolution Settings
p. 60
File Format
p. 62
4.0x 4.7x 6.0x 7.7x 9.6x 12x 16x Digital Zoom Setting*
p. 77
Low Battery
p. 22
Flash
p. 64
Red-eye Reduction
p. 65
Macro Mode/Super Macro
Mode
p. 74, 75
Light Metering Mode
p. 92
Auto Rotate
p. 121
Shooting Mode
p. 14
ND Filter
p. 120
Camera Shake Warning
p. 36
AE Lock/FE Lock
p. 105, 107
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Confirming information on the LCD Monitor (continued)
z (Red)
Manual Focus
p. 115, 116
Movie Recording Mode
p. 72
* Zoom powers reflect the combined optical and digital zoom effects. These figures
appear when the digital zoom is activated. (“4.0x” is the telephoto-end setting of
the optical zoom.)
• The icons in the shaded boxes (
) above and
appear even when the
information view is turned off.
• In addition to the above, the messages, AF frame, Spot Metering Frame,
shutter speed, aperture value, MF indicator (when manual focus is selected)
and zoom bar (during the zoom operation) are shown as in the upper screen
example.
z Playback Mode
In standard display mode, the following information appears.
File Number
Image Number and
Total
(Display Image/Total)
Shooting Date/Time
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Compression Settings
p. 60
Resolution Settings
(still images)
p. 60
File Format
p. 62
Sound memo (wave file)
p. 133
Movie
p. 128
Protection Status
p. 139
In detailed display mode, the following information also appears.
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Histogram
Aperture Value
Movie Length
Shutter Speed
50 100 200 400
ISO Speed
p. 98
Photo Effect
p. 99
Shooting Mode
p. 14
Resolution Settings
(Movie)
p. 60
Exposure level
p. 94
Flash Exposure
Compensation
p. 109
White Balance
p. 95
Light Metering Mode
p. 92
Macro Mode/Super Macro p. 74, 75
Mode
Manual Focus
p. 115, 116
• In addition to the above, the shutter speed, aperture setting, movie length,
histogram and overexposure warning appear.
The following information may also appear with some image files.
An audio file other than a wave file, or a file with an unrecognized format,
is attached.
JPEG file with format not conforming to Design rule for Camera File
System Standards (p. 195).
File with unrecognized format.
z Please note that image information recorded by this camera may
not display correctly on other cameras and image information
recorded by other cameras may not display correctly on this
camera.
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Confirming information on the LCD Monitor (continued)
About the Histogram
The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of
the recorded image. The greater the bias toward the left in the
graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward to the right,
the brighter the image.
If the image is dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a positive
number. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a negative
number if the image is bright (p. 94).
Sample
Histograms
Dark Image
Balanced Image
Bright Image
Overexposure Warning
In the following conditions, overexposed portions of the image blink.
z When an image just shot is being reviewed on the LCD monitor
(Information view).
z In the detailed display mode of the Playback mode.
40
Using the Optical Viewfinder to Shoot
Shows the center of
the image
Diopter Adjustment Lever
Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Please note that the actual image may differ from the image seen
in the optical viewfinder due to the physical separation between the
viewfinder and lens. This is called the parallax phenomenon and is
more noticeable the closer the subject is to the lens. In some
cases, portions of images shot up close that appear in the
viewfinder will not appear in the recorded image. Please use the
LCD monitor to shoot images up close.
Shooting with an Off-Center AF Frame Selected
When setting the AF frame to the desired position to shoot an
image, please use the LCD monitor (p. 89).
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Setting the LCD monitor to Off and using the optical viewfinder can
help conserve power while shooting.
z You can adjust the viewfinder with the diopter adjustment lever to
adapt to your vision so that the subject appears in crisp focus.
Adjustments of –3 to +1 m–1 (diopter equivalent) can be made.
z The viewfinder has a field of vision of approximately 80% of the
actual shooting image.
Using the Zoom (Focal Length)
The zoom can be adjusted from 35 to 140 mm (equivalent to 35mm
film format).
Wide
Angle
Telephoto
Telephoto/Wide Angle
Turning the zoom lever toward
magnifies
the subject (telephoto). Turning the zoom
lever toward
decreases the size of the
subject (wide angle). The zoom bar appears
during the zoom operation.
Zoom Bar
Digital Zoom
An image already zoomed with the optical
zoom lens can be further zoomed digitally up
to an approximate factor of 16 (p. 77).
The factor displays after the zoom operation.
z The digital zoom cannot be used with certain Shooting modes
(p. 206).
z The more the image is zoomed digitally, the coarser its image
quality becomes.
42
Pressing the Shutter Button
The shutter button features a two-stage action.
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
z Pressing Halfway
Pressing halfway automatically sets the
exposure and focus.
z The indicators light or blink as follows.
Indicators
Upper indicator
• Green: Metering complete (two beeps
sound)
• Orange: Flash will fire
• Blinking Orange: Camera shake
warning/Insufficient exposure
Lower indicator
• Yellow: Macro mode/Super Macro
mode/Manual focus mode
• Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty*
(single beep sounds)
* Use the focus lock, or focus manually, to
shoot when the indicator blinks yellow
(p. 114, 115).
z The AF frame appears as follows when the
LCD monitor is on.
• Green: Metering complete
• Yellow: Focusing difficulty*
* The AF frame does not appear when the
focus area is set to be selected
automatically (AiAF), (p. 89).
AF Frame
z Pressing Fully
Pressing fully releases the shutter.
z The upper indicator blinks green while the
image is recording onto the CF card.
z You will hear the shutter sound when the
shot is complete. Do not move the camera
until you hear this sound.
43
Pressing the Shutter Button (continued)
z If the
icon appears, the AF frame displays in yellow, or the
orange or yellow lamp starts to blink when you press the shutter
button halfway, you can still shoot the image by pressing the
shutter button all the way down.
z Images are first saved into the camera’s internal memory before
being recorded onto the CF card, allowing the next images to be
taken immediately as long as sufficient space is available in the
internal memory.
z The beep and shutter sound can be set to On or Off using the
Mute option in the Set up menu.
z If the Mute option is on, the shutter will not make a sound even if
the shutter sound option is on.
z There is no shutter sound in Movie mode.
z Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging.
AF-assist Beam
z The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button
is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e.
dark conditions.
z The AF-assist beam can be turned off (p. 49).
If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in
the dark to avoid startling them. However, please keep in mind
the following facts.
• Turning the AF-assist beam off may make it more difficult for
the camera to focus, e.g. dark conditions.
• The red-eye reduction lamp may emit when you press the
shutter button halfway even if the AF-assist beam is turned off.
In order to prevent any lamp from emitting before the flash fires,
set both the red-eye reduction function and the AF-assist beam
to [Off] in the Shooting menu.
44
Selecting Menus and Settings
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
z Selecting Settings by Pressing the FUNC. Button
(Only in Shooting Mode)
1 Turn the mode lever to .
2 Press the DISPLAY button to turn
on the LCD monitor.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
4 Press the S or T arrow on the omni
selector to select a function item.
2
3
4
5 Press the W or X arrow on the omni
selector to select setting contents.
DISPLAY
6 Press the FUNC. button.
FUNC.
Select a function item using
ISO Speed [
] (p. 98)
.
5
Photo Effect [
Bracket [
Select setting contents using
] (p. 99) Compression [
(p. 60)
.
]
] (p. 101, 103)Resolution [L]/File
Format (p. 60, 62)
Flash Exposure
Compensation (p. 109)
or
Resolution (Movie)
[ ] (p. 60)
or
Flash Output (p. 109)
The default values
are bracketed.
In Steps 5 and 6, you can also use the main dial.
6
5
Turn
6
Click
FUNC.
45
Selecting Menus and Settings (continued)
z Selecting Settings by Pressing the MENU Button
1
In
(Shooting) Mode
Rec. Menu (p. 48)
(When Shooting mode is
MENU
In
(Playback) Mode
Play Menu (p. 50)
)
2
3
3
4
46
MENU
4
MENU
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press the W or X arrow on the omni selector to switch between
then press the W or X arrow on the omni selector to select setting
contents.
4 Press the MENU button.
zIn Step 2, you can also use the JUMP button and zoom lever.
zSettings cannot be selected with the main dial.
zPress the SET button for items followed by an ellipsis (...) and then
select a setting. Press the button again to confirm the setting.
zIn Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing the shutter
button halfway. (In Playback mode, the menu closes when the shutter
button is pressed halfway and the camera switches to shooting mode.)
Set up Menu (p. 51)
My Camera Menu
(p. 53, 161)
2
3
3
4
MENU
4
MENU
47
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
menu tabs.
3 Press the S or T arrow on the omni selector to select a menu item,
Selecting Menus and Settings (continued)
z Displayed menu items will vary according to the shooting mode
and setting contents (p. 206).
z You can apply a desired image and sound to [ ] and [ ] in the
My Camera menu. For details, see Registering the My Camera
Settings (p. 163) or the Software Starter Guide.
z The default of all the settings changed by the menu and button
operations except for [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video
System] can be restored all at once (p. 54).
Menu Items Selectable with the MENU Button and
Default Settings
This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings.
z
(Rec.) Menu
Menu Item
Flash Sync
Slow Synchro
Flash Adjust
Red-eye
Cont. Shooting
Self-timer
* Default setting
48
Setting Content
Sets the timing at which the flash fires.
1st-curtain*/2nd-curtain
Sets whether or not the flash will fire with a
slow shutter speed.
On/Off*
Sets whether or not the flash is adjusted
automatically.
Auto*/Manual
Sets whether or not the red-eye reduction
lamp fires when the flash fires.
On*/Off
In the Continuous Shooting mode, choose
whether you view the subject as you shoot
continuously (standard) or shoot with a
short shutter interval without viewing (high
speed).
* (standard)/
(high speed)
Sets the duration before the self-timer
releases the shutter once the shutter button
is pressed.
10 sec.*/2 sec.
Reference
Page
111
66
109
65
78
76
Menu Item
Spot AE Point
ND Filter
Safety Shift
MF-Point Zoom
AF Mode
AF-assist Beam
Digital Zoom
Review
Sets the duration before the self-timer
releases the shutter once the remote
control shutter button is pressed.
0 sec./2 sec.*/10 sec.
Sets the option of [Spot AE Point] (one of
the light metering modes), Center (the AE
point is fixed to the center) or AF Point (the
AE point corresponds to the AF point).
Center*/AF Point
Sets the ND filter.
On/Off*
Adjusts the settings so that the exposure
will be appropriate when the shooting mode
dial is set to Tv or Av and a shutter speed
or aperture value has been set.
On/Off*
Sets whether or not the focusing point is
magnified when using the manual focus.
On*/Off
Sets the frequency of autofocus activation,
Continuous (continuous autofocusing) or
Single (autofocused only when the shutter
button is pressed halfway).
Continuous*/Single
Sets whether or not the AF-assist Beam is
activated as needed when using the auto
focus.
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the digital zoom
combines with the optical zoom to zoom
images.
On/Off*
Sets the duration images display on the LCD
monitor after the shutter button is released.
Off/2 sec.* to 10 sec.
Reference
Page
175
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Wireless Delay
Setting Content
92
120
86
116
118
44
77
57
49
Selecting Menus and Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Setting Content
Sets whether or not the image is reversed
when the LCD monitor is tilted 180 degrees
toward the lens.
On*/Off
It is possible to select the resolution for
JPEG thumbnails contained within RAW
format image files. This is useful when
displaying enlarged RAW-format images
with the camera, or when checking either
RAW + JPEG Rec. the focus or for camera shake. Setting the
camera to L enables the focus to be
checked with greater precision.
L/M1/M2/M3/S*
zThe size of the file will depend on the
selected resolution.
Shoots automatically at set intervals.
Intervalometer
2* to 100 shots
1* to 60 min.
Saves settings selected in the Rec. menu
Save Settings
and the Function menu to the mode dial’s
C1 or C2 mode.
* Default setting
Reverse Disp.
z
33
63
112
119
(Play) Menu
Menu Item
Protect
Rotate
Erase all
Slide Show
Print Order
* Default setting
50
Reference
Page
Setting Content
Protects images from accidental erasure.
Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees
clockwise in the display.
Erases all images from a CF card
(excluding protected images).
Plays images in an automated slide show.
Sets the images that will be printed on a
direct print compatible printer or at a photo
lab service, the number of copies and other
parameters.
Reference
Page
139
132
140
135
144
Menu Item
Transfer Order
Specifies images before downloading to a
computer.
Reference
Page
149
(Set up) Menu
Menu Item
Setting Content
Volume
Set [On] to mute the start-up sound,
operation sound, selftimer sound and
shutter sound all at once.
On/Off*
• If you set [Mute] to [On], no sound will be
heard even when any sound item in the
Mute
My Camera menu is set to [
], [
] or
[
] (On).
• Note that the error warning signal beeps
even when the Mute setting is [On].
• The main dial does not beep even if it is
pressed regardless of the setting.
Adjusts the Start-up Sound volume when
cStart-up Vol.
the camera powers up.
Adjusts the Operation Sound volume of
dOperation Vol. operation buttons other than the shutter
button.
Adjusts the sound volume of the Selftimer
eSelftimer Vol. Sound informing you that the photo will be
taken in 2 seconds.
Adjusts the Shutter Sound volume when
fShutter Volume the shutter button is pressed all the way.
There is no shutter sound in Movie mode.
Adjusts the sound volume when a sound
gPlayback Vol.
memo or a movie is played.
Settings of
Above Items
Off 1 2* 3 4 5
(c – g)
Sets the brightness level of the LCD
monitor.
LCD Brightness
(Normal)*/
(Bright)
Reference
Page
44, 134,
162
29, 53
53
53, 76
44, 53
128, 133,
134
–
51
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
z
Setting Content
Selecting Menus and Settings (continued)
Menu Item
Power Saving
Auto Power
Down
Display Off
Date/Time
Format
File No. Reset
Auto Rotate
Distance Units
Language
Video System
52
Setting Content
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down after a
specified period of time elapses without
camera operation.
On*/Off
Sets the length of time before the LCD
monitor goes off when no camera
operation is performed.
10 sec./20 sec./30 sec./1 min.*/2 min./3 min.
Sets the date, time and date format.
Formats (initializes) a CF card.
Sets how file numbers are assigned to
images when new CF cards are inserted.
On/Off*
Sets whether or not images shot with the
camera held vertically are automatically
rotated in the display.
On*/Off
Sets the format of the displayed distance
units of the MF indicator.
m/cm* or ft/in
Sets the language used in the menus and
messages on the LCD monitor.
English*/Deutsch/Français/
Nederlands/Dansk/Suomi/Italiano/
Norsk/Svenska/Español/Chinese/
Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ/Português/Japanese
You can change the language during
image playback by holding the SET button
and pressing the JUMP button.
Sets the video output signal standard.
NTSC/PAL
Reference
Page
31
31
26
141
122
121
115, 116
28
160
z
(My Camera) Menu
Menu Item
Theme
Start-up Image
Start-up Sound
Operation Sound
Selftimer Sound
Shutter Sound
Settings of Above
Items
Setting Content
Selects a common theme for each My
Camera settings item.*¹
Sets the start-up image when you turn on
the camera.
Sets the start-up sound when you turn on
the camera.*¹
Sets the sound when the omni selector or
any button other than the shutter button is
operated.*¹
Sets the sound informing you that the photo
will be taken in 2 seconds.*¹
Sets the shutter sound when you depress
the shutter button. There is no shutter
sound while a movie is being shot.*¹
(Off)/
*/
Reference
Page
161
161
161
161
161
161
/
*¹ See also [Mute] in the Set up Menu (p. 51).
53
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
You can select the theme, start-up image and sound, operation
sound, selftimer sound and shutter sound used on this camera.
These are called My Camera settings. You can also customize the
[ ] and [ ] options for each item with images from the CF card
and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software.
See the Software Starter Guide for details.
Resetting the Settings to Default
You can reset the menu and button operation settings to default.
1
2
Turn on the camera.
z You can turn on the camera in either Shooting or Playback mode.
Press the MENU button for longer
than 5 seconds.
z The message “Reset settings to default?”
appears on the LCD monitor.
3
Select [OK] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector, then
press the SET button.
z The screen on the right appears while
resetting. The normal screen resumes
when resetting is complete.
z To cancel resetting, select [Cancel]
instead of [OK].
z The following settings cannot be reset to default:
• The [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] options in the
menu (p. 52)
• White balance data set with the custom white balance function
(p. 96)
• Newly registered My Camera settings (p. 163)
z When the camera is in Shooting mode and the mode dial is set to
C1/C2, only the C1/C2 mode settings will revert to default. In
other cases, the C1/C2 settings will not revert to default.
54
Shooting – Letting the Camera Select
Settings
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206) at the
end of this manual to find out which settings can be changed
in which shooting modes.
In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let
the camera do everything else.
1
2
Check that the camera is in Shooting mode (p. 30).
3
4
Aim the camera at the subject.
5
Press the shutter button halfway
(p. 43).
Turn the mode dial to
.
Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired
composition (relative subject size on the LCD
monitor).
z The camera focuses on the subject. Two
beeps will sound when the camera has
finished metering, and the indicator will
light green or orange.
55
Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
Auto Mode
Auto Mode (continued)
z If the LCD Monitor is on, the AF frame(s)
will be displayed in green.
z The shutter speed and aperture value are
automatically determined and show on
the display panel. The shutter speed and
aperture will also be displayed on the
LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
z If the camera is having difficulty focusing,
one beep will sound and the lamp will
blink yellow. The AF frame(s) will also be
displayed in yellow when the center-point
AF frame is selected.
6
AF Frame
Press the shutter button all the way (p. 43).
z You will hear the sound of the shutter when the shutter activates.
z If the LCD Monitor is on, the images you have just shot will be
displayed on the monitor for around two seconds.
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z With the Review function, you can change the length of time
images appear on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set it so
they do not appear at all (p. 57).
56
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting
Mode Dial
Reviewing the Image
z Keeping the shutter button pressed
The image continues to appear on the LCD monitor as long as you
keep the shutter button fully depressed.
z Pressing the SET button or
is displayed*
button while the image
The image will continue to display even after the shutter button is
released. To let the camera return to Shooting mode, press the
shutter button halfway.
z You can perform the following while images are displayed*.
• Erasing images individually (p. 140)
• Displaying images in Detailed Display mode (p. 36)
• Magnifying Images (p. 125)
• Changing the recording format (p. 58)
• Attaching sound memos (p. 133)
* Not available in
(Stitch Assist) mode.
Changing the Image Display Duration
The length of time images are displayed after a photo has been
taken can be changed anywhere from 2 seconds to 10 seconds or
turned off.
1
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select [Review].
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 46).
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Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
After a photo is taken, the image appears on the LCD monitor for
two seconds (you can change this setting). In addition, the image will
keep on displaying regardless of the review duration setting if one of
the following operations is performed.
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting (continued)
2
Select a Review setting and press the
MENU button.
z [Off]: The image will not automatically
display.
z [2 sec.] to [10 sec.]: The image will
appear for the time selected even if the
shutter button is released.
z You can continue to display the image as
long as the shutter button is held down
regardless of the Review setting.
z Another picture can be taken by pressing
the shutter button even while the last is
displayed.
Changing the Recording Format Right after
Shooting
Mode Dial
By following the instructions below, you can save images shot in the
JPEG format in the RAW format (p. 62) right after shooting.*
You can easily process images saved in the RAW format using a
computer to edit the resolution, photo effect and white balance
without any loss of quality.
* The JPEG format image will not be saved.
1
58
Right after shooting, press the button while the image
is displayed on the LCD monitor.
2
Select [OK] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
z The above operations cannot be performed if the image was
shot with the digital zoom or when
is already selected as
the recording format.
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Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
z The image is recorded in the RAW
format.
z When you press the shutter button
halfway, the camera returns to the
shooting screen.
z To cancel recording the image in the
RAW format, perform one of the actions
below.
• Select Cancel and press the
SET button.
• Press the
button.
Changing the Resolution and Compression
Mode Dial
You can change the resolution and compression (still images)
settings to suit the purpose of the image you are about to shoot. To
record the CCD output without compression, select the RAW file
format (p. 62).
z Still images
Resolution
Purpose
( )
Large
• Print A4 size* 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x
3072 x 2304 pixels High
11.7 in.) or larger prints
( )
Medium 1
2592 x 1944 pixels
• Print letter size* 216 x 279 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.) or larger prints
( )
Medium 2
2048 x 1536 pixels
• Print A4 size* 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x
11.7 in.) prints
• Print letter size* 216 x 279 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.) prints
( )
Medium 3
1600 x 1200 pixels
• Print postcard size 148 x 100 mm
(6 x 4 in.) prints
• Print L size 119 x 89 mm (4.7 x
3.5 in.) prints
• Send images as e-mail attachments
( )
640 x 480 pixels
Low • Shoot more images
Small
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
(The icons in the parentheses appear on the display panel.)
Compression
Superfine
Fine
Shoot higher quality images
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
z Movies
Resolution
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
60
Purpose
High
Normal Shoot more images
1
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
z You can also change camera settings using the icons in the
Display Panel (except for movies).
Press the FUNC. button.
Select * (Compression) or L*
(Resolution) using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
4
Select the compression or resolution you wish to set
using the main dial or the W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing
the shutter button. This screen will appear again, once the image
is shot.
Resolution (Excluding
)
Compression
Number of shots remaining* (Only
displayed when the resolution,
compression or file format is selected)
*In the case of a movie clip, the remaining
shooting time (in seconds) appears.
5
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z See CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
(p. 198)
z See Image File Sizes (Estimated) (p. 199)
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Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
2
3
Changing the File Format
Mode Dial
The camera can be set to record images in the RAW format before
shooting.
This camera records images in either JPEG format or RAW format.
z JPEG format
When pictures are taken in JPEG format, the images are processed
inside the camera for optimum image quality, and also compressed
to allow a larger number of images to be stored on the CF Card.
However, the compression process is irreversible, meaning that the
original image data cannot be recovered once it has been
compressed.
z RAW format
When pictures are taken in RAW format, no processing is carried out
inside the camera, and the raw data from the CCD is recorded as is.
As with JPEG format, the RAW images are compressed at the time
of recording. However, with the RAW format, the compression
process is completely reversible, meaning you can obtain high
quality pictures without any image degradation, similar to those
recorded with non-compression file formats such as RGB-TIFF. The
file size of RAW image is also very compact, at around one quarter*
of the size of RGB-TIFF images.
Standard uncompressed files formats, such as RGB-TIFF, are
processed by the camera, meaning that if you make further
adjustments with image editing software, image quality may be
affected. Images in RAW format cannot be opened using photoediting software and must be first converted (processed) into a
standard file type such as TIFF or JPEG. If you use the bundled
software ZoomBrowser EX (Windows)/ImageBrowser (Macintosh),
you can process RAW images into a standard file type after
adjusting the quality of the original image data. This ensures that
you can create the image of your choice while preserving high image
quality. For further details, please refer to the Software Starter
Guide. The resolution (3072 x 2304) and compression settings
cannot be adjusted for RAW images. When a RAW image is
recorded, a JPEG thumbnail will be created at the same time.
*As measured by Canon’s testing standard.
62
1
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
z You can also change camera settings using the icons in the
Display Panel.
Press the FUNC. button.
Select L* (LCD monitor) or L* (Display
Panel) using the S or T arrow on
the omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
4
Select RAW (LCD monitor) or (r) (Display Panel) using the
main dial or the W or X arrow on the omni selector.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing
the shutter button. The previous screen will appear again, once the
image is shot.
5
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z It is possible to select the resolution for JPEG thumbnails
contained within RAW format image files. This is useful when
displaying enlarged RAW format images with the camera, or
when checking either the focus or for camera shake (p. 50).
z Images shot in the JPEG format can also be changed to the
RAW format while they are displayed right after shooting (p. 58).
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Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
2
3
Using the Built-In Flash
Mode Dial
Use the flash according to the guidelines below.
*
*
Auto with red-eye
reduction
Auto
*
Flash on with redeye reduction
Flash on
Flash off
The flash fires automatically as required by
the lighting level, and the red-eye reduction
lamp fires each time the main flash fires.
The flash fires automatically as required by
the lighting level.
The red-eye reduction lamp and the flash
always fire.
The flash always fires.
The flash does not fire.
* No icon appears on the display panel.
• For information on the external flash, see page 180.
1
Press the button to switch
between flash modes.
z The selected flash mode appears on the
display panel. It will also be displayed on
the LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
z You can switch between settings by
pressing the button. Some settings are
not available with certain shooting modes
(p. 206).
When the red-eye reduction function is
on (p. 65)
When the red-eye reduction function is
off (p. 65)
64
Setting the Red-eye Reduction Function
Mode Dial
1
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, set [Red-eye] to [On].
z
appears on the LCD monitor if it is set to Information View
display.
z When shooting with the red-eye reduction function, the subjects
must look right at the red-eye reduction lamp for this mode to be
effective. Try asking them to look directly at the lamp. Even better
results can be obtained by shooting with the lens set to a wide
angle, increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching
closer to the subject.
65
Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
The red-eye reduction lamp fires when the flash is used in dark
areas. This reduces light reflecting back from the eyes and making
them appear red.
Using the Built-In Flash (continued)
Setting the Slow Synchro
Mode Dial
You can shoot images using the flash with a slow shutter speed.
This helps brighten up dark backgrounds when shooting night
scenes or with indoor lighting conditions.
1
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, set [Slow Synchro] to [On].
z When shooting with a high ISO sensitivity while using the built-in
flash, there is more of a chance of overexposure the closer you
are to the subject.
z The flash fires with automatic adjustments when [Flash Adjust] is
set to [Auto] in the Rec. menu. When shooting in M mode, or with
[Flash Adjust] set to [Manual], the flash fires with the manually
set adjustments.
z When [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto], the flash fires twice. A preflash will fire and will be followed by the main flash. The pre-flash
is used by the camera to obtain the subject’s exposure data so
that the main flash can be set to the optimal intensity for the shot.
z The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/250
second. The camera automatically resets the shutter speed to
1/250 second if a faster speed is selected.
z Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging.
z The flash may take up to approximately 10 seconds to charge in
some cases. Actual times will vary according to usage and the
battery charge.
z The flash exposure and the flash output can be changed
(p. 109).
z When shooting with [Slow Synchro] set to [On], camera shake
may become a factor. We recommend the use of a tripod.
z The flash setting is saved when the camera is turned off in the P,
Tv, Av and M shooting modes.
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Portrait Mode
Use this mode when you want the subject to appear sharp and the
background to blur.
1
Turn the mode dial
to
.
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z To best achieve the effect of the background gradually blurring,
compose the image so that the upper half of the subject’s body
fills most of the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
z The background gets increasingly indistinct the more you adjust
the focal length toward telephoto.
Landscape Mode
Use this mode to shoot expansive landscape scenes.
1
Turn the mode dial
to
.
Shooting procedures are
the same as for the
mode (p. 55).
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z Since a slow shutter speed is often selected, use a tripod to
shoot if the
(camera shake warning) icon appears on the
LCD monitor.
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Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
Shooting procedures are
the same as for the
mode (p. 55).
Night Scene Mode
Use this mode to capture human subjects against the backdrop of
an evening sky or night scene. The subjects are illuminated with light
from the flash while the backdrop is captured at a slow shutter speed
so that both appear correctly exposed.
1
Turn the mode dial
to
.
Shooting procedures are
the same as for the
mode (p. 55).
z Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake in this mode.
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z Warn people to stay still for a few seconds after the flash fires
because of the slow shutter speed.
z Since a slow shutter speed is often selected, using the
mode
in daylight will produce an effect similar to that of the
mode.
z The slow synchro function automatically turns on (p. 66).
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Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
Use this mode to shoot a series of overlapping frames for merging
(stitching) into a large panoramic image using a computer.
Horizontal
Vertical
Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
2x2
z Please use the bundled PhotoStitch program to merge the
images on a computer.
Framing a Subject
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images
and merges them. When composing shots, try to include a
distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portions.
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Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) (continued)
z Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the
adjoining image.
Try to keep the vertical misalignment to within 10% of the image
height.
z Do not include moving items in the overlap.
z Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close
subjects. Objects may appear warped or doubled up.
z Make the brightness in each image consistent. The final image
will appear unnatural if the difference in brightness is too great.
z For good results, pan (swivel) the camera to take successive
shots.
z To shoot close-ups, slide the camera over the subject, keeping it
parallel as you move.
Shooting
Images can be shot in the following 5 sequences in Stitch Assist mode.
Horizontally, left to right
Horizontally, right to left
Vertically, bottom to top
Vertically, top to bottom
Clockwise starting at the top left
1
2
Turn the mode dial to
z The LCD monitor will turn on.
Select the shooting sequence
using the W or X arrow on the
omni selector and press the SET
button.
z The shooting sequence is set.
z You can also press the shutter button
directly to shoot without pressing the SET
button.
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.
3
Shoot the first image.
4
Compose and shoot the second image so that it
overlaps the first.
z The exposure and white balance settings are set and locked with
the first image.
Sequence
5
Sequence
Use the same procedures to shoot the remaining
frames.
z A maximum of 26 images can be recorded either horizontally or
vertically.
6
Press the SET button after the last shot.
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z A custom white balance setting (p. 96) cannot be set in
mode. To use a custom white balance setting, first set it in
another shooting mode.
z The settings in place for the first image are locked in and cannot
be changed for subsequent shots.
z A TV cannot be used as the monitor for shooting in this mode.
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z Minor discrepancies in the overlap can be corrected with the
software.
z An image can be retaken. Press the S, T, W or X arrow on the
omni selector to return to that frame.
Movie Mode
Use this mode to shoot movies. The resolution can be selected from
the following settings (p. 60):
z[
(640 x 480)]
z[
(320 x 240)]
z[
(160 x 120)]
1
Turn the mode dial to
.
The LCD monitor displays the maximum recording
time (in seconds).
2
Press the shutter button all the way.
3
Press the shutter button all the way to stop
recording the movie.
z Shooting and sound recording starts simultaneously.
z During shooting a red circle appears in the upper right of the LCD
monitor.
z The maximum length of individual movie clips is 30 seconds at the
setting (10 frames/second) and 3 minutes at the
and
settings (15 frames/second) (The data reflects Canon’s testing
standard.). The clip will end automatically after this time elapses
or when the CF card becomes full.
z The maximum recording time depends on the type of CF card.
See CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
(p. 198).
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z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z Sound is recorded monaurally.
z There is no shutter sound in Movie mode.
z QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to play back movie files
(AVI/Motion JPEG) on a computer. (QuickTime (for Windows) is
bundled on the supplied Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the
Macintosh platform, QuickTime 3.0 or later is generally bundled
with Mac OS 8.5 or later operating system.)
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z You are recommended to use a CF card that has been formatted
in your camera to shoot movies (p. 141). The supplied CF card
can be used without being formatted.
z The recording time may not display properly during shooting or
filming may stop unexpectedly with the following types of CF
cards.
• Slow recording cards
• Cards formatted on a different camera or a computer
• Cards which have had images recorded and erased repeatedly
Although the recording time may not display properly during
shooting, the movie will be recorded correctly on the CF card.
Recording time will display properly if you format the CF card in
this camera (excluding slow recording CF cards).
z Be careful not to touch the microphone while shooting.
z While shooting, be careful not to touch any camera buttons other
than the shutter button, since the sound of the button being
pressed will be recorded on your movie.
z The AE, AF, white balance and zoom settings are set and locked
to the settings of the first frame.
z If the upper indicator blinks green after a shot, this indicates that
the movie is being written to the CF card. You cannot shoot
again until it stops blinking.
Macro Mode
Mode Dial
Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups of subjects in the range of 5
to 50 cm (2.0 in. to 1.6 ft.) at wide angle end and 15 to 50 cm (0.5 ft.
to 1.6 ft.) at telephoto end.
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Press the
button.
z
appears on the display panel and the
LCD monitor.
z Press the
button again to cancel the
macro mode.
z Always use the LCD monitor to compose images in macro mode.
Shooting with the viewfinder is possible, though, the parallax
phenomenon may cause images composed with the optical
viewfinder to be off-center.
z When the lens is zoomed out to the wide angle end, the
recordable area is 75 x 50 mm (3.0 in. x 2.0 in.) at the closest
focal distance, and at telephoto end, it is 56 x 42 mm (2.2 in. x
1.7 in.).
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Super Macro Mode
Mode Dial
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Hold down the
button until
appears on the LCD monitor.
z The zoom position moves within the
recordable area.
z You can cancel the super macro mode by
pressing the
button again.
z Be careful not to bang the lens against the subject when
shooting in Super Macro mode.
z Super Macro mode does not work properly when any separately
sold lens is attached to the camera.
z The digital zoom cannot be used.
z Recordable areas at the minimum shooting range are as follows:
Zoom Position
Recordable Area
(35mm film equivalent)
Wide angle end
Approximately 48 x 36 mm (1.9 x 1.4 in.)
86 mm
Approximately 24 x 18 mm (0.9 x 0.7 in.)
z Super Macro mode can also be selected and saved in Custom
Modes C1 and C2.
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Compared with normal Macro mode, you can get closer to the
subject and magnify it more, when shooting. The background can
also be shot with different effects.
You can shoot subjects in Super Macro mode when the distance
from the end of the lens to the subject is in the following range: 5 to
20 cm (2.0 to 7.9 in.) (wide angle end – 86 mm (35mm film
equivalent)).
The resolution can only be set to M2, M3 or S. If the resolution is set
to L, M1 or RAW when you set the camera to Super Macro mode,
the resolution will automatically be changed to M2. (The resolution
will return to the previous setting when you cancel Super Macro
mode.)
Self-Timer
Mode Dial
1
Press the
button.
z Press the
button several times until
appears on the display panel. If the
LCD Monitor is on, press the
button
until the
icon or
icon appears in
the monitor.
z You can cancel the self-timer by pressing
the
button again.
z When the self-timer is set to
( ), the shutter activates 10 (2)
seconds after the shutter button is pressed fully.
z When
is selected, the self-timer sounds and the self-timer
lamp starts blinking when the shutter button is pressed all the way.
The blinking gets faster two seconds before the shutter activates.
z When
is selected, the self-timer lamp blinks fast from the
beginning. The shutter activates in two seconds.
z You can change the self-timer sound by changing the setting in
[Selftimer Sound] in the [
(My Camera)] menu (p. 53).
Setting the Number of Seconds until Shooting
You can set the number of seconds from the time the shutter button
is pressed to the time the image is shot to 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
1
Select [Self-timer] from the [
(Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
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Select [ ] (10 seconds) or [ ]
(2 seconds) and press the MENU
button.
Digital Zoom
Mode Dial
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
[Digital Zoom].
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
3
4
Select [On] and press the MENU
button.
Press the zoom lever toward
.
z The lens will zoom to the maximum optical telephoto setting and
stop. Release the lever and press it toward
again to further
zoom the image digitally.
z Press the zoom lever toward
to zoom back out.
z Digital zoom cannot be used if the LCD Monitor is off, or if RAW
format or Super Macro mode are selected.
z Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
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With the combined optical and digital zoom functions, images can be
zoomed as follows:
4.7x, 6x, 7.7x, 9.6x, 12x and 16x.
Continuous Shooting
Mode Dial
Use this mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is
fully pressed.
Use this mode when you would like to shoot in
continuous mode but want to confirm your images
immediately after you have shot them. The shutter
interval is longer in this mode than in
mode.
Use this mode to shoot continuously with a short
shutter interval. You cannot check images while
shooting continuously.
Standard
Continuous
Shooting
High Speed
Continuous
Shooting
1
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
[Cont. Shooting].
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select [ ] or [
MENU button.
] and press the
z Turning the camera off restores the
standard shooting mode. However, the
selected continuous shooting option will
remain effective the next time continuous
shooting is activated.
3
Press the
4
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus.
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button.
z Press the
button several times until
or
appears on the display panel.
The icon will also be displayed on the
LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
z You can cancel the continuous mode by
pressing the
button until
appears.
5
Press the shutter button all the way to shoot.
z Shooting will stop when the shutter button is released.
z The shooting speed is as follows.
When [
When [
] is selected: Approx. 1.2 frames per second*
] is selected: Approx. 2.0 frames per second*
z The interval between frames lengthens when the internal
memory becomes full.
z The built-in flash can be used, but the interval between images
will lengthen to accommodate the flash recharge time.
z The flash will not fire with an externally mounted flash.
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Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings
* Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off (These figures reflect Canon’s
testing standard. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting
conditions and settings.)
Shooting – Selecting Particular Effects
Camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture value can be
freely changed for shooting.
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206) at the
end of this manual to find out which settings can be changed
in which shooting modes.
z Please see
Auto Mode (p. 55) for shooting procedures
once you have changed a setting.
Program AE
Use the program AE mode to have the camera automatically set the
shutter speed and aperture value to match the brightness of the
scene.
1
2
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Turn the mode dial to P.
Shoot the image.
z The shutter speed and aperture value will
be set automatically and shown on the
display panel. The shutter speed and
aperture will also be displayed on the
LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
z The correct exposure has been set if the
shutter speed and aperture value appear
in white on the LCD monitor.
z You can change the automatically
selected combinations of shutter speeds
and aperture values without altering the
exposure (p. 106).
Differences between the P and
Modes
z The following settings can be adjusted in P mode, but not in
mode.
• Exposure Compensation
• Flash Exposure Compensation
• FE Lock
• Bracket Mode
• File Format Settings
• AE Lock
• Built-In Flash (Flash on, Slow • AF frame selection
• ISO Speed
Synchro, 2nd-curtain flash)
• Photo Effect
• Continuous Shooting
• ND Filter
• Manual Focus
• Light Metering Mode
• Super Macro Mode
• Intervalometer
• White Balance
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z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z If a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter speed and
aperture value show in red on the LCD monitor. Use the
following methods to obtain the correct exposure and make them
show in white.
• Use the flash.
• Change the light metering mode.
• Change the ISO speed setting.
Setting the Shutter Speed
When you set the shutter speed in the shutter speed-priority AE
mode, the camera automatically selects an aperture value to match
the brightness. Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an
instantaneous image of a moving subject while slower speeds
create a flowing effect and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark
areas.
1
Turn the mode dial to Tv.
z The shutter speed will show on the display panel.
It will also be displayed on the LCD Monitor if the
monitor is on.
2
Turn the main dial and select a
shutter speed.
3
Shoot the image.
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z The correct exposure has been set if the
shutter speed and aperture value show in
white on the LCD monitor.
z If the aperture value is shown in red on
the LCD monitor, the image is
underexposed (insufficient light) or
overexposed (too much light). Adjust the
shutter speed using the main dial until the
aperture value display turns to white.
If you set [Safety Shift] to [On] in the Rec.
menu, the shutter speed will shift to the
correct speed automatically (Safety Shift
function (p. 86)).
z You can change the automatically
selected combinations of shutter speeds
and aperture values without altering the
exposure (p. 106).
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at slow shutter
speeds. If the camera shake warning
appears on the LCD
monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting.
z The fastest shutter speed that can be used effectively with the
flash is 1/250 second. If you try to select a speed faster than
1/250 second, the camera automatically resets the shutter speed
to 1/250 second.
z The aperture value and shutter speed change according to the
zoom state as follows.
Wide Angle
Telephoto
Aperture Value
F2.0 – 3.5
F4.0 – 8.0
F3.0 – 5.0
F5.6 – 8.0
Shutter Speed (seconds)
to 1/1250
to 1/2000
to 1/1250
to 1/2000
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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.
Setting the Shutter Speed (continued)
Shutter Speed Display
The shutter speeds from 2000 to 4 in the display panel are actually
the denominator of a fraction of a second. For example, 160
indicates a speed of 1/160 second. For slower speeds, quote
marks indicate the decimal place, so that 0"3 indicates 0.3 second
and 2" indicates 2 seconds.
15"
0"5
4 5
200
13" 10" 8" 6" 5" 4" 3"2 2"5 2" 1"6 1"3 1" 0"8 0"6
0"4 0"3
6 8 10 13 15 20 25 30 40 50 60 80 100 125 160
250 320 400 500 640 800 1000 1250 1600 2000
The display of shutter speeds from 1/4 to 1/2000 second differs
between the display panel and LCD monitor.
Shutter Speed
15 sec. ··· 0.8 sec. ···
Display Panel
LCD Monitor
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···
15"
···
1/4 sec.
···
0"8
···
··· 1/2000 sec.
···
1/4
···
1/2000
Setting the Aperture
1
Turn the mode dial to Av.
z The aperture value will show on the display
panel. It will also be displayed on the LCD
Monitor if the monitor is on.
2
Turn the main dial and select an
aperture value.
3
Shoot the image.
z The correct exposure has been set if the
shutter speed and aperture value show in
white on the LCD monitor.
z If the shutter speed is shown in red on the
LCD monitor, the image is underexposed
(insufficient light) or overexposed (too
much light). Adjust the aperture value
using the main dial until the shutter speed
display turns to white.
If you set [Safety Shift] to [On] in the Rec.
menu, the aperture value will shift to the
correct value automatically (Safety Shift
function (p. 86)).
z You can change the automatically
selected combinations of shutter speeds
and aperture values without altering the
exposure (p. 106).
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Shooting – Selecting Particular Effects
When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority AE mode, the
camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the
brightness.
Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you
to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher
aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to
background into focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater the
range of the image brought into clear focus.
Setting the Aperture (continued)
z Depending on the zoom position, certain aperture values may
not be available.
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at slow shutter
speeds. If the camera shake warning
appears on the LCD
monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting.
z In this mode, the shutter speed with synchronized flash is 1/60
second to 1/250 second. The aperture value setting may
therefore be changed automatically to match the synchronized
flash speed even if its value was set previously.
Aperture Setting Display
The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture.
F2.0
F2.2
F2.5
F2.8
F3.0
F3.2
F3.5
F4.0
F4.5
F5.0
F5.6
F6.3
F7.1
F8.0
The display of aperture settings differs between the display panel
and LCD monitor.
Aperture Value
Display Panel
LCD Monitor
F2.5
F2.5
···
···
···
F8.0
F8.0
Safety Shift
If you set [Safety Shift] to [On] in the Rec. menu when the shooting
mode is Tv or Av, the camera automatically changes the shutter
speed or aperture value to obtain the correct exposure if
necessary.
z The safety shift function does not work when the flash fires.
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Manually Setting the Shutter Speed
and Aperture
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to achieve a
particular effect. This is convenient for shooting fireworks and other
images where it is difficult to set the correct exposure automatically.
2
Turn the mode dial to M.
z The shutter speed and aperture value will show
on the display panel. They will also be displayed
on the LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
Click the main dial and select a
setting content (shutter speed or
aperture value).
z Clicking the main dial switches between
the shutter speed and the aperture value
setting.
3
Turn the main dial and select a
shutter speed or an aperture
value.
4
Shoot the image.
Displays in red
z When you press the shutter button
halfway, the exposure compensation bar
appears on the display panel and a
number on the LCD monitor indicates the
difference between standard exposure*
and the selected exposure. If the
difference is more than 2 stops, the LCD
monitor shows a red “–2” or “+2”.
* Standard exposure levels are calculated by
measuring light according to the currently
selected metering method.
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Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture (continued)
z See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
z For the correlation between aperture value and shutter speed,
see page 83, 84.
z If you wish to change the exposure, adjust the shutter speed or
the aperture using the main dial.
z The brightness of the LCD monitor matches the selected shutter
speed and aperture value. If the flash is set to
(Flash on,
with red-eye reduction) or
(Flash on), or you have attached an
external flash, the LCD Monitor will always appear bright.
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Selecting an AF Frame
The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the
camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following way.
z Selecting AiAF (auto selection) or a center-point AF frame (see
below).
z Selecting a desired position for the AF frame (p. 90).
You can set the AF mode selection to Auto Selection (AiAF) or to
center-point. When Auto Selection (AiAF) is selected, the camera
automatically selects an AF frame from 9 points to focus according
to the shooting conditions. With the digital zoom, the center-point
AF-frame is always selected.
1
Press the
2
Select the auto selection or center-point AF frame
using the main dial.
button.
z The AF mode selection will appear in the Display Panel. If the LCD
Monitor is on, the AF frame will be displayed in green.
z You can select either AiAF (auto selection) or center-point AF
using WX when the camera is in
,
,
, or
modes.
e.g. Auto Selection
3
Press the
e.g. Center-point
button.
z You can immediately shoot the image using the selected AF frame
by pressing the shutter button instead of pressing the
button.
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Mode Dial
Selecting an AF Frame (continued)
AiAF
This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus)
technology which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal
distance with high precision. It delivers a crisp focus even when the
photographic subject is slightly off-center.
Setting an AF Frame Manually
Mode Dial
When the center-point AF frame is selected, the frame can be
moved manually to the desired area. This is convenient for focusing
accurately on an off-center subject to obtain the composition you
desire.
However, the AF frame is fixed to center-point when an image is
shot using the viewfinder with the LCD monitor off or when the digital
zoom is used, even if you previously set the AF frame to the position
you desire.
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
3
Move the AF frame to the desired
area using the S, T, W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
90
Press the
button.
z The AF frame appears in green on the
LCD monitor.
z If a large AF frame (
) appears in the
monitor, Auto Selection (AiAF) is active.
Change the setting to center-point AF
frame (p. 89).
4
Press the
button.
z You can immediately shoot the image using the selected AF frame
by pressing the shutter button instead of pressing the
button.
z The AF frame will move back to its original position (Center) if you
hold down the
button.
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z The AF frame can also be moved in the macro mode.
z The AF frame can be set in both the macro mode and the
standard mode.
z The AF frame cannot be moved in the super macro mode and
while manual focus is being used (p. 115).
z When Spot AE Point is selected as the light metering mode, you
can use the selected AF frame as the Spot AE Point (p. 92).
z For an explanation of the AF frame colors, please refer to
page 43.
Switching between Light Metering
Modes
Mode Dial
Evaluative Metering is the default light metering mode. This can be
switched to another metering mode.
Evaluative Light
Metering
Center-Weighted
Averaging
Spot AE Point
Center
AF Point*
The camera divides images into several zones
for light metering. The camera evaluates the
complex lighting conditions, such as the position
of the subject, the brightness, the background,
the direct light, and the backlighting, and adjusts
the settings to the correct exposure for the main
subject.
This mode is particularly well-suited for backlit
conditions and general photography.
Averages the exposure from the entire image,
but places more weight on the subject at the
center.
Meters the area within the spot AE point frame.
Locks the spot metering frame to the center of
the LCD monitor.
Moves the spot AE point to the same position as
the selected AF frame.
* When the AF frame is set to Auto Selection (p. 89), it will be fixed to the
center.
1
92
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
2
Press the
button to select the
metering mode.
z Each press of the
button changes
the metering mode as follows.
(Evaluative
Metering)
(Center-Weighted
Averaging)
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(Spot AE Point)
z The icon of the currently selected light
metering mode appears on the display
panel. It will also be displayed on the LCD
Monitor if the monitor is on.
If you have selected
(Spot AE Point),
go to step 3.
If you have selected
(Evaluative
Metering) or
(Center- Weighted
Averaging), shoot the image.
3
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
[Spot AE Point].
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
4
Select the [Center] or [AF Point]
option, then press the MENU
button.
Spot AE Point Frame
z When [Spot AE Point] is set to [Center],
the spot AE point frame appears at the
center of the LCD monitor.
When [Spot AE Point] is set to [AF Point],
it appears inside the AF frame.
e.g. Center
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Adjusting the Exposure
Mode Dial
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the
subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright
background or to avoid making lights appear too bright in night
shots.
1
Press
2
Select a setting using the main
dial or the W or X arrow on the
omni selector.
(S on the omni selector).
z The exposure compensation bar appears on the display panel. It
will also be displayed on the LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
z The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 stops
in the range of –2 stops to +2 stops.
z You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
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Press
or click the main dial.
z To cancel the exposure compensation, return the setting to
.
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Mode Dial
AWB (
(
(
)
(
)
(
)
)
)
Settings are automatically set by the camera
For recording outdoors on a bright day
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight
Cloudy
skies
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type
Tungsten
3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or
Fluorescent
warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or
Fluorescent H daylight fluorescent-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting
Flash
For flash photography
Custom1
For setting a custom value with a white sheet
of paper, etc., to obtain the optimal white
balance for the conditions. There are two
Custom2
custom values: custom1 and custom2.
Auto
Daylight
The icons in parentheses are the ones on the display panel. (Shown only
when there is a difference between the display panel icon and LCD monitor.)
1
Press WB (T on the omni selector).
z The current white balance mode will appear on the display panel
and the white balance setting menu will appear on the LCD
monitor if it is on.
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When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the
camera reproduces colors more accurately.
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) (continued)
2
Select the desired setting using
the main dial or the W or X arrow
on the omni selector.
z Please see below regarding the
custom setting.
z You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
3
Press
or click the main dial.
z The white balance cannot be adjusted when the photo effect is
set to
(Sepia) or
(B/W).
Setting a Custom White Balance
Shoot after reading the white balance data in
(Custom1) or
(Custom2) in the following cases since the white balance may not be
correctly adjusted in
(Auto):
• Shooting close-ups
• Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest)
• Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a mercury-vapor
lamp)
1
Press WB (T on the omni selector).
2
Select
(Custom1) or
(Custom2) using the main dial or
the W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
96
z The current white balance mode will appear on the display panel
and the white balance setting menu will appear on the LCD
monitor if it is on.
3
Aim the camera at the white paper or cloth, or gray
card and press the SET button.
4
Press
or click the main dial.
z You are recommended to set the white balance when shooting in
the following conditions.
• The shooting mode is set to P and the exposure
compensation and flash exposure adjustment are set to ±0.
The correct white balance may not be obtained when the
exposure is incorrect (image is completely black or white).
• Use the LCD Monitor, and zoom in to the maximum
telephoto setting.
Set the digital zoom to [Off].
• A mode other than
is selected.
In
mode, white balance data cannot be read.
• The ISO speed is set to the same setting to shoot the
image.
• The flash is set to
(Flash On) or
(Flash Off).
Use the same flash setting as the one that will be used for
shooting when you set the white balance. If the white balance
setting conditions and shooting conditions are not the same, the
correct white balance may not be obtained.
When the flash is set to
(Auto with red-eye reduction) or
(Auto), the flash may fire while the white balance data is
recorded to the custom white balance. If this happens, make
sure the flash also fires when you shoot the image.
z The custom white balance will not be canceled even if you reset
camera settings to default (p. 54).
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z Aim the camera so that the white paper or cloth, or gray card,
completely fills the frame on the LCD monitor or the entire
viewfinder before pressing the SET button. When you press the
SET button, the camera reads the white balance data.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing
the shutter button. The menu displays again after the shot,
allowing you to change the settings easily.
Changing the ISO Speed
Mode Dial
By raising the ISO speed, you can shoot bright images even in poor
lighting conditions. This function is convenient when you want to
prevent camera shake, shoot without the flash or shoot with a faster
shutter speed in dark conditions.
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Press the FUNC. button and
select
* (LCD monitor) or
*
(Display Panel) using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
z The ISO speed setting menu appears on
the LCD monitor.
3
Select the desired setting using
the main dial or the W or X arrow
on the omni selector.
z You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
4
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z Higher ISO speeds increase the image noise. To take clean
images, use as low an ISO speed as possible.
z The AUTO setting selects the optimal ISO speed. It will
automatically raise the speed when the light from the flash is
insufficient to illuminate the subject matter.
98
Changing the Photo Effect
Mode Dial
You can shoot with different saturation and contrast effects.
(
) Photo Effect Off
)
Vivid
(
)
Neutral
(
(
(
)
)
)
Low Sharpening
Sepia
B/W
(
)
Custom Effect
Records normally with this setting
Emphasizes the contrast and color
saturation to record in bold color.
Tones down the contrast and color
saturation to record neutral hues.
Records subjects with softened outlines.
Records in sepia tones.
Records in black and white.
You can freely set the contrast,
sharpness and color saturation.
The icons in parentheses are the ones on the display panel.
1
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
z Photo Effect settings can be changed even if the LCD monitor is
off. However, the Custom Effect settings cannot be changed.
2
Press the FUNC. button and
select
* (LCD monitor) or
(Display Panel) using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector.
*
* The current setting is displayed.
z The Photo Effect setting menu appears
on the LCD monitor.
3
Select the desired setting using
the main dial or the W or X arrow
on the omni selector.
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(
Changing the Photo Effect (continued)
When
is selected
A screen allowing you to set the contrast,
sharpness and color saturation appears
when you press the SET button.
In this screen, select the item you wish to
set using the S or T arrow on the omni
selector and set it using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector, then press the SET
button.
Contrast
z This function allows you to adjust the degree of brightness.
z Select from – (Weak), 0 (Neutral) and + (Strong).
Sharpness
z This function allows you to adjust how sharply outlines are defined.
z Select from – (Weak), 0 (Neutral) and + (Strong).
Saturation
z This function allows you to adjust the color depth.
z Select from – (Low), 0 (Neutral) and + (High).
You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the
shutter button. The menu displays again after the shot, allowing you
to change the settings easily.
4
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z The white balance cannot be set when
mode is selected.
100
(Sepia) or
(B/W)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode)
Mode Dial
1
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
z You can also use the Display Panel icons to activate AEB mode,
although you cannot adjust the AEB settings without using the
LCD Monitor.
2
Press the FUNC. button and
select
* (LCD monitor) or
* (Display Panel) using the
S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
z The Bracket setting menu appears on the
LCD monitor.
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In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within
a set range to take three shots after you press the shutter button
once. You can adjust AEB settings in 1/3EV steps within the range
of –2 stops to +2 stops of the standard exposure setting. AEB
settings can be combined with exposure compensation settings
(p. 94) to extend the adjustment range.
The images are shot in the following order: Standard exposure,
underexposure and overexposure.
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) (continued)
3
Select
(LCD monitor) or
(Display Panel) using
the
main dial or the W or X arrow on
the omni selector, then press the
SET button.
z The compensation range cannot be
adjusted when the LCD monitor is off,
even if you press the SET button. AEB
operations are carried out with the
currently selected compensation range.
Press the FUNC. button to end the
operation.
4
Expand or contract the range
using the main dial or the W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
z Use X to expand the range and W to
contract it.
z The camera returns to the Step 3 screen
if you press the SET button.
z You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
5
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z Select
or
in Step 3 to cancel AEB mode.
z The AEB mode is not available when shooting with the flash on.
The camera will revert to shooting only one image when the flash
is on.
102
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode)
Mode Dial
1
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
z You can also activate Focus-BKT mode without using the monitor,
but you cannot adjust the bracketing range.
2
Press the FUNC. button and
select
* (LCD monitor) or
* (Display Panel) using the
S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
* The current setting is displayed.
z The Bracket setting menu appears on the
LCD monitor.
3
Select
(LCD monitor) or
(Display Panel) using
the
main dial or the W or X arrow on
the omni selector, then press the
SET button.
z The range cannot be adjusted when the
LCD monitor is off, even if you press the
SET button. Focus Bracketing operations
are carried out with the currently selected
range. Press the FUNC. button to end the
operation.
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You can shoot three images while the focus changes automatically
when shooting with the manual focus (p. 115). Three ranges -small,
medium or large- can be selected. Images are shot with the focus
position changing in the following order: selected position, further
away and closer.
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) (continued)
4
Expand or contract the range
using the main dial or the W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
z Use X to expand the range and W to
contract it.
z The camera returns to the Step 3 screen
if you press the SET button.
z You can shoot the image right after
selecting settings by pressing the shutter
button. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
5
6
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z Select
or
in Step 3 to cancel Focus-BKT mode.
Shoot the image in manual focus (p. 115).
z The Focus-BKT mode is not available when shooting with the
flash on. The camera will revert to shooting only one image when
the flash is on.
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Locking the Exposure Setting
(AE Lock)
Mode Dial
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Focus the AF frame or the spot metering frame on
the subject on which you wish to lock the exposure
setting and press the shutter button halfway.
z Selecting an AF Frame (p. 89)
z Switching between Light Metering Modes (p. 92)
3
While pressing the shutter button
halfway, press the
button.
z The exposure setting locks (AE lock) and
the
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
z Using any button or lever other than the
main dial and backlight button cancels
the AE lock.
AE Lock Icon
4
Recompose the image and shoot.
z The AF frame focuses on the subject.
z The AE lock function cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
off.
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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.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) (continued)
z The automatically selected combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values can be freely changed without altering the
exposure with the following procedure.
1. Turn the mode dial to P, Tv or Av.
2. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor on.
3. Focus on the subject on which you wish to lock the exposure.
• Press the shutter button halfway.
In Tv and Av modes, the Safety Shift function works if
[Safety Shift] is set to [On] (p. 86).
4. Press the
button.
• The exposure setting will lock and the
icon will appear on
the LCD monitor.
5. Turn the main dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture
value is reached.
6. Recompose the image and shoot.
• The setting will cancel after the shot is taken.
106
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting
(FE Lock)
Mode Dial
1
2
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Press the
(p. 64).
(Flash) button and set the flash to fire
z If you are using an externally mounted flash, please refer to its
manual for setting instructions.
3
Focus the AF frame or the spot metering frame on
the subject on which you wish to lock the flash
exposure setting and press the shutter button
halfway.
4
While pressing the shutter button halfway, press the
button.
z The exposure setting locks (FE lock) and the
icon appears on
the LCD monitor.
z The flash will fire a pre-flash and lock the flash exposure to the
required intensity to illuminate the subject.
z Each time you press the
button, the flash exposure fires a preflash and locks at the required intensity for that composition.
z Using any button or lever other than the main dial cancels the FE lock.
5
Recompose the image and shoot.
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You can obtain the correct exposure with flash photography
regardless of the location of your subject in the composition.
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) (continued)
z The FE lock only functions with the built-in flash, an externally
mounted EX series Speedlite, a Macro Ring Lite or a Macro Twin
Lite.
z The FE lock function is not available when [Flash Adjust] is set to
[Manual].
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Switching between Flash Adjustment
Settings
Mode Dial
* Speedlite 220EX/420EX/550EX/580EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Macro
Twin Lite MT-24EX
1
2
Select [Flash Adjust] from the [
(Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 46).
Select [Auto] or [Manual] and press the MENU
button.
Compensating the Flash Adjustment/Flash Output
Mode Dial
Flash Adjust
Flash Output
zWhen [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto], settings can be
adjusted in 1/3-stop increments in the range of –2 stops
to +2 stops.
zYou can combine flash exposure compensation with the
camera’s exposure compensation function for ambient
light to achieve creative effects.
zIn M mode or when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual], the
flash output can be controlled in three steps, starting
from FULL, when shooting. This setting is also effective
for slave flash photography where multiple flashes are
fired at the subject from different positions because the
pre-flash does not fire. When an externally mounted
flash is attached, its flash output can be controlled (Up to
1/16 from Full, in 1/3 steps).
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The built-in flash and the externally mounted flash* fire with
automatic flash adjustments (except in the M mode), but it is
possible to set them so that they fire without any adjustments.
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings (continued)
1
2
3
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Press the FUNC. button, then select
or T arrow on the omni selector.
using the S
Adjust the compensation using the main dial or the
W or X arrow on the omni selector.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing
the shutter button. The menu displays again after the shot,
allowing you to change the settings easily.
e.g. [Flash Adjust] set to [Auto]
4
e.g. M mode or [Flash Adjust]
set to [Manual]
Press the FUNC. button or click the main dial.
z To cancel the compensation, return the setting to
110
.
Switching the Timing at which the Flash
Fires
Mode Dial
2nd-curtain
The flash fires right after the shutter opens, regardless of the
shutter speed. Usually, the 1st-curtain is used when
shooting.
The flash fires right before the shutter closes, regardless of
the shutter speed. Compared with the 1st-curtain, the flash
fires later and this allows you to shoot images in which, for
example, a car’s taillights seem to trail off behind.
Image shot with the
1st-curtain setting
1
Image shot with the
2nd-curtain setting
From the [
(Rec.)] menu, select [1st-curtain] or
[2nd-curtain] in [Flash Sync].
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1st-curtain
Shooting Images at Set Intervals
(Intervalometer)
Mode Dial
You can shoot images at a set interval. This function can be used for
fixed-point observation of plants and blooming flowers. The shooting
interval time can be set from 1 to 60 minutes and 2 to 100 images
can be shot.
z Since the camera may shoot continuously for an extended period
of time, the use of the separately sold Compact Power Adapter
CA-560 is recommended (p. 189).
1
Select [Intervalometer] from the
[
(Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select an interval time using the
W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
z If you press the W or X arrow on the omni
selector continuously, the interval time
increases in units of 5 minutes at a time.
112
3
Press the T arrow on the omni
selector, then select the number
of shots using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector.
* In some cases, the actual maximum number of shots may be fewer than
the displayed number.
4
Press the SET button
5
Press the shutter button.
z
appears on the LCD monitor and
panel.
appears on the display
z The first image is shot and the interval shooting session starts.
z Once the set number of shots is taken, the camera automatically
powers down regardless of the power saving function settings.
z If the below operations are accessed while the interval shooting is
in process, the interval shooting session will be canceled.
• Turning the mode dial or pressing the shutter button halfway
while the camera is waiting to shoot the next image
• Opening the CF card slot cover or battery cover
• Switching to Playback mode
• Turning off the power
z Once the interval shooting session is started, all operation
buttons become inactive.
z The lens stays extended until the next image is shot.
z Images are not displayed on the LCD monitor right after being
shot.
z Interval shooting is not available when the date and time are not
set.
z Continuous Shooting, AEB mode and Focus-BKT mode are not
available. The self-timer can only be used for the first shot in the
series.
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z If you press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector continuously, the number
of shots increases in units of 5 shots at a
time.
z The maximum number of shots* is determined according to the CF
card’s remaining capacity.
Shooting Problem Subjects for the
Autofocus
The autofocus may not work well on the following types of subjects.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
• Subjects mixing close and far objects
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the
composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
• When shooting through glass, get as close as possible to avoid
reflection off the glass.
• Subjects with horizontal stripes
To shoot these subjects, first aim the camera at an object at a similar
distance, lock the focus (focus lock) or autofocus (AF lock) and
recompose the image with the desired subject. You can also use
manual focus.
Shooting with Focus Lock
Mode Dial
1
2
Aim the AF frame at an object at a similar distance to
the subject you wish to shoot.
3
Keep it pressed while you recompose the image and
press the shutter button all the way to shoot the
image.
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus.
z The AE setting will also lock when you do this. The exposure may
occasionally be incorrect if the difference between the two items is
too great. Use the AF lock function or the AE lock procedure
(p. 105) when this happens.
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Shooting with AF Lock
Mode Dial
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Aim the AF frame at an object at a similar distance to
the subject you wish to shoot.
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus.
Keep it pressed and press the MF button.
z The
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
z The focus setting will lock even if the shutter button and the MF
button are released.
z The AF lock will cancel if the MF button is pressed again.
4
Recompose the image and press the shutter button
all the way to shoot the image.
z The AF lock function is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to recompose the image. Moreover, the focus
remains locked after the picture is taken, allowing you to capture
a second image with the same focus.
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
Mode Dial
The focus can be manually set.
1
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
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Shooting – Selecting Particular Effects
1
2
3
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus (continued)
2
Press the MF button.
z The `
icon and the MF indicator will
appear on the LCD monitor.
MF indicator
3
Turn the main dial to focus.
z When the [
(Rec.)] menu’s [MF-Point Zoom] is set to [On], if a
particular AF frame has been manually selected, the portion of the
image in that frame will appear magnified.*
* Except in the
and
modes, when the digital zoom is activated or
a TV is used as the display.
* Can also be set so that the image displayed is not magnified (p. 49).
z The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them as a
shooting guideline only.
z Adjust the focus by turning the main dial until the image appears
focused on the LCD monitor.
z In Tv, Av or M mode, you can switch between the manual focus,
aperture value and shutter speed selection by clicking the main
dial. A green X appears at the left of selectable items.
z Pressing the MF button a second time cancels the manual focus
mode.
Using the Manual Focus in Combination with the
Auto Focus
Mode Dial
The camera automatically searches for a more suitable focusing
point from the current manually focused location.
1
Focus the camera with the manual focus, then press
the SET button.
z The camera focuses automatically to a more accurate focusing
point near the current focusing point.
116
z You cannot change the AF frame setting while focusing
manually. Cancel the manual focus mode, then change the AF
frame setting.
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z You can use manual focus in the macro focal distance (p. 74). In
this case, the fine scale is adopted.
z You can change the MF indicator displayed distance units
(p. 52).
Switching between Focus Settings
Mode Dial
You can switch between focus settings to shoot.
The camera is continually focusing on whatever it is aimed
Continuous even when the shutter button is not pressed, allowing you to
shoot without missing opportunities. This is the default setting.
The camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed
Single
halfway, conserving battery power.
1
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
[AF Mode].
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select [Continuous] or [Single]
and press the MENU button.
z When the LCD monitor is off, the setting locks in the Single
mode.
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Saving Custom Settings
1
Turn the mode dial to P, Tv, Av, M, C1 or C2.
2
Set the setting contents you wish to save.
z When you wish to re-save partially modified settings (except
shooting mode) that were previously saved in the C1 or C2 mode,
select C1 or C2.
Settings that can be saved to the mode
•
•
•
•
•
3
Shooting mode (P, Tv, Av, M)
Items that can be set in P, Tv, Av and M modes
Shooting menu settings
Zoom location
Manual focus location
Select [Save settings] from the
[
(Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
4
5
Select [C1] or [C2] and press the SET button.
z Selects a save destination (C1 or C2).
Press the MENU button.
z The setting contents do not influence other shooting modes.
z Saved settings can be reset (p. 54).
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You can save frequently used shooting modes and various shooting
settings to the C (custom) mode. This camera is equipped with two
modes ([C1] and [C2]), allowing you to save two types of custom
settings. When necessary, you can then shoot images with
previously saved settings by simply turning the mode dial to C1 or
C2. Settings that are usually forgotten when the shooting mode is
changed or when the power is turned off (such as Macro mode or
Drive mode) are also remembered.
Using the ND Filter
Mode Dial
The brightness can be decreased by setting the ND filter on. This
allows you to select a smaller aperture value and a slower shutter
speed than usual.
1
2
3
Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor
on.
Select [ND Filter] in the [
(Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 46).
Select [On] and press the MENU button.
z ND appears on the LCD monitor.
z Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake in this mode.
z Standard brightness is decreased to approximately 1/8 when the
ND filter is on. For example, if the appropriate aperture value is
8, it becomes 2.8 when the ND filter is on.
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Mode Dial
1
Select [Auto Rotate] in the [
(Set up)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select [On] and press the MENU
button.
z When this function is On, an icon
showing the orientation of the camera
appears at the upper right corner of the
LCD monitor (when information display is
on).
Normal
Camera on right end
Camera on left end
z This function may not operate correctly when the camera is
pointed straight up or down. Check that the correct camera
orientation icon (e.g.
) is displayed and if it is not, then set the
Auto Rotate function to Off.
z Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to On, the orientation of
images downloaded to a computer will depend upon software
used to download the images.
z When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent
Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be “up” and the lower
end to be “down”. It then regulates the optimal white balance and
exposure for vertical photography. This function operates
regardless of the On/Off status of the Auto Rotate function.
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This camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct viewing
orientation in the display. You can set this function on/off.
Resetting the File Numbers
File numbers are automatically assigned to your images. You can
select the way file numbers are assigned.
On
Off
1
The file numbers are reset to the start (100-0001) each time a new CF
card is inserted. New images recorded on CF cards with existing files
are assigned the next available number.
The file number of the last image to be shot is memorized so that
images recorded to a new CF card start from the next number.
In the [
(Set up)] menu, select
[File No. Reset].
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select [On] or [Off] and press the
MENU button.
z Setting the [File No. Reset] to [Off] is useful for avoiding file
name duplication when images are downloaded to a computer.
About File and Folder Numbers
Images are assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9900, and folders
are assigned folder numbers from 100 to 998 (folder numbers
cannot contain 99 in the last two digits).
Folder numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two digits.
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Folder File Capacity
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Each folder usually contains up to 100 images.
However, since images shot in Continuous mode or Stitch Assist
mode are always saved into the same folder, a folder may contain
more than 100 images. The number of images may also exceed
100 if a folder contains images copied from a computer or images
shot with other cameras. Please note, however, that the images in
folders containing 2001 or more images cannot be replayed in this
camera.
Playback
Displaying Images Individually
You can view the recorded images on the LCD monitor.
1
Open the LCD monitor.
2
Turn the mode lever to
3
z The LCD monitor can be freely opened to
any position (p. 33).
.
z The last recorded image appears (single
image playback).
z
appears on the display panel.
Move between images turning the
main dial or using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
z Use W to move to the previous image and
X to move to the next. Holding W or X
moves more rapidly between images, but
the images will not appear as clearly.
z Turn the main dial to the left to move to
the previous image and to the right to
move to the next.
z You can also switch images by pressing
the JUMP button (p. 127).
z Press the DISPLAY button to show the
data for the displayed image (p. 36).
z Press the
button to quickly delete the
displayed image (p. 140).
z You may not be able to play back images that have been shot
with another camera or edited on a computer or with other
software applications.
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Magnifying Images
Images can be magnified up to approximately 10 times while in
single image playback.
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
Approximate position
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Playback, Erasing
z Press the W, X, S or T arrow on the
omni selector to move the magnified area
around the image.
z You can also magnify images by pressing
the zoom lever toward
while holding
the SET button. Each press of the
button magnifies the image approx. 2.5
times, approx. 5 times and 10 times in
order. Also, the magnified image can be
reduced to approx. 5 times, 2.5 times and
normal size in order by pressing the
button repeatedly while holding the SET
button.
z Movie frames and index playback images
cannot be magnified.
z You can magnify an image while it is
displayed on the LCD monitor in Shooting
mode immediately after the image is shot
(p. 57).
z You can use the main dial to select
another image even when the current
image is magnified.
z Press
or the MENU button to
immediately cancel the magnification.
Viewing Nine Images at a Time
(Index Playback)
Up to nine images can be viewed at once in index playback.
1
While in single image playback,
press the
button.
z Nine images appear at once (index
playback).
z The same display appears even if you
press the zoom lever once toward
.
Movie
Frame
2
Selected
Image
Change the image selection by turning the main dial
or using the S, T, W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
Pressing the S arrow in this row displays the
previous set of nine images.
Pressing the T arrow in this row displays the
next set of nine images.
3
Press the
button.
z Index playback cancels and the display reverts to single image
playback.
z You can cancel index playback by pressing the zoom lever toward
.
z Press the DISPLAY button to show the data for the displayed
image (p. 36).
126
JUMP Jumping Between Images
The display can be advanced or set back 9 images in either single
image playback or index playback.
1
Press the JUMP button while in single image
playback (p. 124) or index playback (p. 126).
z The jump bar appears.
Change the image selection by
turning the main dial or using the
W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
Playback, Erasing
2
Single Image Playback
z The 10th image ahead or behind is
displayed.
z Display the first or last image by pressing
the W or X arrow on the omni selector
while holding the SET button.
Jump Bar
Index Playback
z The previous or next 9 images are
displayed.
z Display the first or last 9 images by
pressing the W or X arrow on the omni
selector while holding the SET button.
Jump Bar
3
Press the JUMP button.
z The jump bar disappears and the jump mode cancels.
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Viewing Movies
You can play back movies shot in
1
2
Turn the mode lever to
mode.
.
z Movies cannot be viewed in index playback.
Select a movie by turning the
main dial or using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
z A movie displays with the instruction
on it.
3
4
Press the SET button.
z The movie playback panel appears.
Select
(Play) using the W or
X arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
z The movie images and sound will play.
Volume
Movie playback panel
Movie Playback Panel
(Exit):
Returns to the screen in Step 1
(Play):
Plays back the movie images and sounds
(First Frame):
Shows the first frame
(Previous Frame): Rewinds if the SET button is held down
(Next Frame)
Fast forwards if the SET button is held down
(Last Frame):
Shows the last frame
(Edit):
Edits the movie (p. 130)
Playback Operations
ST: Adjusts the volume during playback
SET: Pauses playback. Press again to resume playback.
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When Playback Ends
The last frame remains displayed when playback ends.
SET: Displays the movie playback panel. Press again to play back the
movie again from the first frame.
z You may not be able to play back or edit movies that have been
shot with another camera.
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Playback, Erasing
z You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when
playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
z The volume at which movies play back can also be adjusted in the
Set up menu.
z Please adjust the audio sound level on the TV when viewing
movie files on a TV.
Editing Movies
You can delete unwanted portions from the first or second half of a
movie clip.
1
Select the movie you wish to edit and press the SET
button.
z See Viewing Movies (p. 128).
2
Select
(Edit) using the W or
X arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
z The movie editing panel and the movie
editing bar appear.
3
Select an editing method using
the S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
(Cut beginning) : Deletes frames in the
first half of the movie
(Cut end)
: Deletes frames in the
second half of the
movie
(Exit)
: Reverts to the movie
playback panel
4
Movie
Editing
Panel
Movie
Editing
Bar
Select the range you wish to
delete using the W or X arrow on
the omni selector.
Editing position
5
Select
(Play) using the S or T arrow on the omni
selector and press the SET button.
z The temporarily edited movie will start playing.
z The movie will stop if you press the SET button while it is playing.
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6
Select
(Save) using the S or
T arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
z When
is selected, the edited movie
is not saved and the camera reverts to
the movie editing panel.
7
Playback, Erasing
Select [Overwrite] or [New File]
using the W or X arrow on the
omni selector and press the SET
button.
z [Overwrite]: Saves the edited movie
under the same file name as
the original movie. The
original data is deleted.
z [New File]: Saves the edited movie
under a new file name. The
original data is not deleted.
z When there is not enough space left on
the CF card, only the overwrite function
is available.
z Protected movies cannot be edited.
z It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited movie. If
the battery pack runs out of charge partway through, edited
movie clips cannot be saved. When editing movies, use a fully
charged battery pack or separately sold Compact Power Adapter
CA-560 (p. 189).
z Movies with an original length of 1 second or more can be edited
in 1-frame units.
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated 90° and 270° clockwise on the LCD monitor.
Original
1
90°
270°
Select [Rotate] from the [
(Play)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select an image you want to rotate
by turning the main dial or by
using the W or X arrow on the
omni selector and press the SET
button.
z The image cycles to the next orientation
(90° J 270° J original) each time the SET button is pressed.
3
Press the MENU button.
z The Play menu appears again. Press the MENU button again to
close the menu.
z Movie images cannot be rotated.
z 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.
z Images can be magnified when rotated (p. 125).
z Images taken vertically with the auto rotate function (p. 121) set
to [On] will automatically be rotated to the vertical position when
viewed on the LCD monitor.
132
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In playback mode (including single image playback, index playback,
magnified playback and the review immediately after shooting in
Shooting mode) you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to
an image. The sound data is saved in WAVE format.
1
Press the
button while playing
back images.
z The Sound Memo panel appears.
Select
using the W or X arrow
on the omni selector, then press
the SET button to start recording.
z To stop recording, press the SET button.
To restart recording, press the SET
button again.
z You can add as many sound memos as
you like until their total time reaches 60
seconds.
z Press the
button to end the sound
memo settings.
Sound Memo Panel
Playing back the Sound Memos
Select
in step 2 above. Images with sound memos are
displayed with the
mark (standard display or detailed display).
To stop playback, press the SET button. To restart playback, press
the SET button again. You can adjust the volume using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector.
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Playback, Erasing
2
Attaching Sound Memos to Images (continued)
Erasing the Sound Memos
Select
in Step 2 on the previous page.
z You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
z You cannot record or playback sound memos for images that
already have an incompatible sound file attached. If you attempt
to record or play such images, the “Incompatible WAVE format”
message will display. Incompatible sound files can be deleted
with this camera.
z Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased (p. 139).
z The volume can be adjusted in the Set up menu (p. 51).
If you set [Mute] to [On] in the Set up menu (p. 51), no sound is
reproduced, however, you can resume the sound and adjust the
volume during movie playback by pressing the S or T arrow on
the omni selector.
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Automated Playback (Slide Show)
Slide show image settings are based on DPOF standards (p. 149).
Starting a Slide Show
All images or a selection of images on a CF card can be displayed
one-by-one in an automated slide show.
All Images
Slide Show 1 – 3
Playback, Erasing
1
Plays all the images on the CF card in order
Plays the images selected for each show in order.
In the [
(Play)] menu, select [Slide
Show] and press the SET button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Press the S or T arrow on the
omni selector to select [Program].
Press the W or X arrow to select
between [All Images] or any one
of slide [Show 1] – [Show 3].
3
Press the S or T arrow on the
omni selector to select [Start] and
press the SET button.
z The slide show will start and
automatically stop when the show is
done.
Pausing and Resuming a Slide Show
z Press the SET button to pause the show. Press it again to resume.
Fast Forwarding/Rewinding a Slide Show
z Turn the main dial or use the W or X arrow on the omni selector to
move to the previous or next image.
Stopping a Slide Show
Press the MENU button during a slide show to stop it and display the
slide show menu.
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Automated Playback (Slide Show) (continued)
4
When the slide show is over, press the MENU button.
z The slide show menu appears again. Press the MENU button
again to close the menu.
z Movie images play for the length of time that they were recorded
regardless of the time set in the slide show settings.
z The power saving function is disabled while a slide show plays
on the camera (p. 31).
Selecting Images for Slide Shows
You can mark images for inclusion in slide shows 1 – 3. Up to 998
images may be marked per slide show. Images display in the order
of their selection.
1
2
Display the slide show menu
(p. 135).
Press the S arrow on the omni
selector to select [Program].
Press the W or X arrow to select
[Show 1], [Show 2] or [Show 3].
z A check mark will appear beside a show
already containing images.
3
4
Press the T, and W or X arrow on the omni selector
to choose [Select] and press the SET button.
Mark images to include in the
show.
Single Image Playback
z Move between images using the main
dial or the W or X arrow on the omni
selector and mark or remove marks from
images using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector.
z The selection number and a check mark
appear at the top of selected images.
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Index Playback
5
Playback, Erasing
z Press the
button to switch to index
playback (3 images).
z Select an image using the main dial or
the W or X arrow on the omni selector
and mark or remove marks from images
using the S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
z The selection number and a check mark
appears at the bottom of selected
images.
z After you press the SET button, you can
select all the images by selecting [Mark
all] using S or T on the omni selector
and pressing the SET button again. (You
can deselect all the images by selecting
[Clear all].)
z You can select images using the main
dial or the W or X arrow on the omni
selector and change the settings using
the S or T arrow on the omni selector
after [Mark all] or [Clear all] has been
selected.
Press the MENU button.
z The image selection screen will close.
Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings
You can change the play time for all the images in a show and have
the show repeat itself continuously.
Play Time
Repeat
1
Sets the duration that each image in a slide show is displayed.
The options are any one of 3 – 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30
seconds and Manual.
Sets whether the slide show stops when all the slides have
been displayed or continues to display until stopped.
Display the slide show menu.
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Automated Playback (Slide Show) (continued)
2
Select [Set up] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
3
Select [Play Time] or [Repeat]
using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector.
4
Select a setting using the W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
5
Play Time
Repeat
z Select a play time.
z Select [On] or [Off].
Press the MENU button.
z The set up menu closes.
z The display interval may vary somewhat for some images.
z Slide shows can be easily edited on a computer with the supplied
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser software programs.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure.
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
[Protect] and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
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2
Select an image you want to
protect and press the SET button.
z The
icon appears on protected
images.
z To remove the protection, press the SET
button again (in protection mode).
z You can make the selection of images
easier by toggling between single image
playback and index playback with the
button.
3
Press the MENU button.
z The protect window closes.
z Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases all
data, including protected images (p. 141) and other file types.
Please check the contents of a CF card before formatting it.
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Erasing
Erasing Images Individually
Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
caution before erasing a file.
1
2
Select the image you wish to erase and press the
button.
Select [Erase] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
z To cancel instead of erasing, select
[Cancel] and press the SET button.
z Protected images cannot be erased with
the erase function (p. 139).
Erasing All Images
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
[Erase all] and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
z The “Erase all images?” message
appears.
2
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select [OK] and
press the SET button.
z To cancel instead of erasing, select
[Cancel] and press the SET button.
z Protected images cannot be erased with
the erase function (p. 139).
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Formatting a CF Card
You should always format a new CF card or one from which you
wish to erase all images and other data. Formatting may restore a
CF card if it returns an error or if the “ ” message displays.
z Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases all
data, including protected images and other file types. Please
check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.
Playback, Erasing
1
In the [
(Set up)] menu, select
[Format] and press the SET button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select [OK] and
press the SET button.
z To cancel formatting instead, select
[Cancel] and press the SET button.
z The capacity of the CF card displayed
after formatting will be less than the rated
capacity written on the label of the CF
card. This is not a malfunction of the CF
card or camera.
z If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may
be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the
problem.
z When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
z CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral
device may not operate correctly. When that happens, reformat
the CF card with this camera. If formatting in the camera does
not work properly, turn the camera off and reinsert the CF card.
Then turn the camera back on and format again.
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Print Order
About Printing
There are two ways of printing images shot with this camera.
z You can easily print images stored in the CF card by connecting
the camera to a direct print compatible printer*¹ with a cable and
then pressing the camera’s SET button.
z You can specify the images on your CF card you want to print and
how many copies you want (DPOF*² Print Settings), and then take
the CF card to a participating photo lab that supports DPOF to
have them printed out later.
*¹ This camera complies with the industry standard PictBridge, therefore, you
can connect the camera to non-Canon PictBridge compliant printers and
print images.
*² Digital Print Order Format
This manual explains the DPOF print settings. For information
on how to print images, refer to the Direct Print User Guide
supplied with the camera. Also, refer to your printer’s manual.
142
Print settings (DPOF
Print Settings) (p. 144)
Image Transmission
Settings (DPOF Transfer
Order) (p. 149)
Direct Print Compatible Printer
Print Order, Transferring
zCard Photo Printer
zBubble Jet Printer
z Non-Canon PictBridge compliant printers
Photo Lab
Direct Print Compatible Printing
J For details, see the Direct Print user Guide.
J Also, refer to your printer’s manual.
z Printers that Can Be Used with this Camera
Canon Direct Print Compatible CP Printers
J See the System Map
Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printers
J For more information, visit your nearest Canon retailer.
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Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings)
Print settings for images on the CF card can be set in advance using
the camera. You can select the images you want to print, the
number of prints required, and other settings including whether or
not to print the time and the date. This is extremely convenient when
using a printer compatible with Canon’s Camera Direct Printing
system to print a series of shots, or when using a photo developing
service.
Refer to the Direct Print User Guide for instructions on how to select
print settings from the printer.
z The
mark may appear on images that have had print marks
set by another DPOF compliant camera. These settings will be
overwritten by any print marks set by your camera.
z The output of some digital printers or photo lab services may not
reflect the specified print settings.
z Print settings cannot be set for movie images or RAW images.
Selecting Images for Printing
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
[Print Order] and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select [Order]
and press the SET button.
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3
Select images for printing.
Single Images
Number of
Copies
z When the print type (p. 146) is set to
[Standard] or [Both], select an image
using the main dial or the W or X arrow
on the omni selector. You can set the
number of copies (up to 99) to be printed
using the S or T arrow on the omni
selector.
All the Images on a CF Card
z Press the
button to switch to index
playback (3 images).
z You can set one copy of each image to
print by pressing the SET button, then
selecting [Mark all] using the S or T
arrow on the omni selector, and pressing
the SET button again.
z When the print type is set to [Standard] or
[Both], the setting for the number of print
copies can be changed for each image.
When [Index] is selected, the print
settings can be deleted. For the
instructions on changing settings, please
reread Step 3 from the beginning.
z You can cancel all the settings by
selecting [Clear all].
4
Press the MENU button.
z The selection mode will turn off and the Print Order menu will
reappear.
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Print Order, Transferring
z When the print type (p. 146) is set to
[Index], select an image using the main
dial or the W or X arrow on the omni
selector and mark or remove marks from
images using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector. A check mark appears on
the marked image.
z You can use the same procedures to
select images in index playback (3 images). Press the
button
to switch between single image playback and index playback.
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) (continued)
z Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting
date.
z A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card.
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).
z Print settings can also be assigned to images with the supplied
software programs (ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser) on a
computer.
Setting the Print Style
The following print settings can be selected.
Print Type
Standard
Prints one image per page
Index
Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format
Both
Prints the images in both the standard and
index formats
Date
Adds the date to the print
File No.
Adds the file number to the print
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
[Print Order] and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select [Set up]
and press the SET button.
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3
4
Press the S or T arrow on the omni selector to
select [Print Type], [Date] or [File No.].
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select a setting.
Print Type
z Select [Standard], [Index] or [Both].
Date
z Select [On] or [Off].
File No.
z Select [On] or [Off].
Press the MENU button.
z The set up menu will close and the Print Order menu will reappear.
z When [Print Type] is set to [Index], the [Date] and [File No.]
cannot be set to [On] at the same time.
z If [Print Type] is set to [Both] or [Standard], then the date and the
file no. can both be set to [On] at the same time. However, the
information that can be printed may depend on the type of
printer.
z The date prints as the date and time in the format specified in the
Set Date/Time menu (p. 26).
Resetting the Print Settings
The print settings can all be removed at once. The print type is reset
to [Standard] and the date and file number options are set to [Off].
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
[Print Order] and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
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Print Order, Transferring
5
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) (continued)
2
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select [Reset]
and press the SET button.
3
Press the W or X arrow on the
omni selector to select [OK] and
press the SET button.
148
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF
Transfer Order)
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.
z The
mark may appear on images that have had transfer
marks set by another DPOF compliant camera. These settings
will be overwritten by any transfer marks set by your camera.
Print Order, Transferring
Selecting Images for Transferring
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
[Transfer Order] and press the
SET button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings
(p. 46).
2
Select [Order] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
z Pressing [Reset] cancels the transfer
settings for all images on the CF card.
149
Selecting Images for Transferring (continued)
3
Select images for transferring.
Single Images
z Select an image using the main dial or
the W or X arrow on the omni selector
and mark or remove marks from images
using the S or T arrow on the omni
selector. A check mark appears on the
marked image.
z You can use the same procedures to
select images in index playback (3
images). Press the
button to switch
between single image playback and
index playback.
All the Images on a CF Card
z Press the
button to switch to index
playback (3 images).
z Then press the SET button, and select
[Mark all] using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector and press the SET button
again. (If you select [Clear all] instead of
[Mark all], you can remove marks from all
the images.)
z You can select images using the main
dial or the W or X arrow on the omni
selector and change the settings using
the S or T arrow on the omni selector
after [Mark all] or [Clear all] has been
selected.
4
Press the MENU button.
z The selection mode will turn off and the Transfer Order menu will
reappear.
z Images are transferred in order from oldest to newest by the
shooting date.
z A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card.
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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 are not applicable to
all operating systems.
z Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection
Windows Windows Windows Windows
98 SE
Me
2000
XP
Mac
OS X
z With this method, you download images using computer
commands after you have installed the appropriate software.
JSee Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection
(p. 152) and the separate Software Starter Guide.
Windows Windows Windows Windows
98 SE
Me
2000
XP
Windows
XP
Mac
OS X
z With this method, you download images using computer
commands without installing any software.
JSee Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection
(p. 152) (software installation is not required) and Connecting
the Camera to the Computer to Download Images without
Installing the Software (p. 158).
z Downloading Directly from a CF Card
With this method, you download images using a card adapter or
card reader.
J See Downloading Directly from a CF Card (p. 159).
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Connecting
z With this method, you download images using camera button
operations after you have installed the appropriate software
(the computer settings only need to be adjusted for the first
download).
JSee Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection
(p. 152) and Downloading Images by Direct Transfer
(p. 156).
Downloading via a Camera to Computer
Connection
Computer System Requirements
z Windows
OS
Computer
Model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard Disk
Space
Display
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP (Including Service Pack 1)
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with
built-in USB ports.
Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor
Windows 98 SE/Windows Me: 128 MB or more
Windows 2000/Windows XP: 256 MB or more
USB
zCanon Utilities
ZoomBrowser EX:
250 MB or more
(Including the PhotoRecord printing program)
PhotoStitch:
40 MB or more
zCanon Camera TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more
zCanon Camera WIA Driver:
25 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better
z Macintosh
OS
Computer Model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard Disk
Space
Display
152
Mac OS X (v10.1.5 – v10.3)
The above OS should be pre installed on computers with
built-in USB ports.
PowerPC G3/G4/G5
256 MB or more
USB
zCanon Utilities
ImageBrowser:
200 MB or more
PhotoStitch:
40 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 colors or better
You must install the software and driver bundled on the
supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto your
computer before connecting the camera to a computer.
z The camera will not operate correctly if you connect it to your
computer before installing the driver and software. If this
happens, please refer to the Troubleshooting section of the
Software Starter Guide.
1
Install the driver and the software applications
bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
z Please see the Software Starter Guide for the installation
procedures.
With a Macintosh, it is next necessary to set the
ImageBrowser on automatic start. For further details, please
see the Software Starter Guide.
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Connecting
z You do not need to turn off the camera or computer power when
making a USB connection.
z Please refer to your computer’s manual for information regarding
the location of the USB port.
z You are recommended to use a fully charged battery pack or
Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (sold separately) to power the
camera when connecting to a computer (p. 18, 189).
z All procedures performed with a connection to a USB 2.0
compliant board are not guaranteed.
Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection (continued)
2
Connect the supplied interface cable to the
computer’s USB port and the camera’s DIGITAL
terminal.
z When the connection to the computer is complete, the power/
mode indicator will light yellow.
USB port
Interface cable
Interface cable
DIGITAL terminal
1. Open the terminal cover with
your fingernail.
2. Hold the USB connector so the
side is up, then insert it into
the DIGITAL terminal securely.
To disconnect the cable from the camera:
Hold the cable connector firmly at both
sides and pull it straight out.
Windows
JProceed to step 3 (p. 155).
Macintosh
JRefer to the Software Starter Guide and download images.
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3
Select [Canon CameraWindow] in the events dialog
that appears on the computer and click [OK] (first
time only).
The windows shown below will display.
z Using the software and computer to download images:
JSee the Software Starter Guide.
z Using the Camera to Download Images (Direct Transfer
Function):
JSee Downloading Images by Direct Transfer (p. 156).
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Connecting
z If the events dialog fails to appear, click the [Start] menu,
followed by [Programs] or [All Programs], [Canon Utilities],
[CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow].
Downloading Images by Direct Transfer
Use this method to download images using camera operations.
Install the supplied software and adjust the computer settings before
using this method for the first time (p. 152).
All Images
Transfers and saves all images to the computer.
New Images
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
images that have not been previously transferred.
DPOF Trans.
Images
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
images with DPOF Transfer Order settings (p. 149).
Select &
Transfer
Transfers and saves single images to the computer
as you view and select them.
Wallpaper
Transfers and saves single images to the computer
as you view and select them.
The transferred images display on the computer
desktop.
1
Use the supplied interface cable to connect the
computer’s USB port to the camera’s DIGITAL
terminal. (See step 2 on page 154.)
2
Confirm that the Direct Transfer
menu is displayed on the
camera’s LCD monitor.
z Press the MENU button if the Direct
Transfer menu fails to appear.
[All Images] [New Images] [DPOF
Trans. Images] J Steps 3a, 4a
Direct Transfer Menu
[Select & Transfer] [Wallpaper] J
Steps 3b, 4b
3a
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Select
,
or
using the W or X arrow on
the omni selector and press the SET button.
4a
Select [OK] using the W or
X arrow on the omni
selector and press the SET
button.
z The message “Transferring”
appears on the LCD monitor.
z To cancel the transfer, press the
SET button.
z The images will download and
the Direct Transfer menu will
reappear.
Select
or
using the S or T arrow on the
omni selector and press the SET button.
Select images to download
using the W or X arrow on
the omni selector or main
dial and press the SET
button.
z The images will download.
5
Press the MENU button.
z The Direct Transfer menu will display again.
z Only JPEG format images can be downloaded as wallpaper for
the computer. After images are transferred, they are
automatically converted to BMP format.
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Connecting
3b
4b
Connecting the Camera to the Computer
to Download Images without Installing the
Software
If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (v10.1.5 – v10.3), you
can use the software distributed with these operating systems to
download images without installing the software bundled on the
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading
images to a computer in which the software is not installed.
However, please note that there are certain limitations to
downloading images with this method. For more details, please refer
to the For Windows® XP and Mac OS X Users leaflet.
1
Use the supplied interface cable to connect the
computer’s USB port to the camera’s DIGITAL
terminal. (See step 2 on page 154.)
2
Follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with
downloading.
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Downloading Directly from a CF Card
1
Eject the CF card from the camera, and
insert it into a CF card reader connected
to the computer.
2
Double-click the icon of the drive with the CF card.
3
Copy images from the card into a folder of your choice
on the hard disk.
z Depending on the operating system, a window opens
automatically.
z The images are stored in the [xxxCANON] folders located under
the [DCIM] folder (where xxx is a three-digit number from 100 to
998) (p. 122).
159
Connecting
z If you are using a PC card reader or PC
card slot in your computer, first insert the
CF card into a PC card adapter (sold
separately), and then insert the PC card
adapter into the computer’s PC card
reader or PC card slot.
z Refer to your card adapter’s or card
reader’s manual for information regarding
the connection between the computer
and card adapter or card reader.
Viewing Images on a TV Set
A video-compatible television connected via the supplied AV Cable
AVC-DC300 can be used to view images as you shoot or replay them.
1
2
Turn off the camera and the TV (p. 31).
Attach AV Cable AVC-DC300 to
the A/V OUT terminal on the
camera.
3
4
5
Yellow
Plug
To the Video
In Jack
Black
Plug
To the Audio
In Jack
Plug the other ends of the AV
cable to the video in and audio in
jacks on the TV.
Turn on the TV and switch it to Video mode.
Turn the mode lever to
or
(p. 30).
z The image will appear on the TV. Shoot or play back images as
usual.
z No image will appear on the LCD monitor when the camera is
connected to a TV monitor.
z The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (p. 52). The default
setting will vary between regions.
NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan, etc.
PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania, etc.
If an incorrect video system is set, the output image will not
display properly.
z If the TV is a stereo model, you can plug the audio plug into
either the left or right Audio In jack. Please refer to the TV’s
manual for details.
z A TV set cannot be used in
mode.
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera
Settings)
My Camera settings allows you to customize the start-up image and
start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer sounds. Each menu item
has three choices.
e.g. Start-up image
[1]
The [
The [
[
]
[
]
] option features science fiction related images and sounds.
] option features animals.
1
2
My Camera Settings
Changing My Camera Settings
Turn on the camera and press the MENU button.
z The [
(Rec.)] or [
(Play)] menu appears.
Select the [
(My Camera)]
menu using the X arrow on the
omni selector.
z Pressing the JUMP button also switches
between the menu tabs.
3
Select a menu item using the S
or T arrow on the omni selector,
then select setting content using
the W or X arrow on the omni
selector.
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Changing My Camera Settings (continued)
4
Press the MENU button.
z The menu closes and settings are activated.
z In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing the shutter
button halfway. (In Playback mode, the menu closes when the
shutter button is pressed halfway and the camera switches to
shooting mode.)
z If you select [Theme] in Step 3, you can select a consistent
theme for each of the My Camera Settings.
z If [Mute] in the [
(Set up)] menu is set to [On], no sound is
reproduced except for the error warning signal regardless of the
selected My Camera settings (p. 51). The Start-up image
displays.
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Registering the My Camera Settings
This function registers new contents to the
and
options.
Images recorded onto the CF card and newly recorded sounds can
be added to the camera. You can also use the supplied software to
upload your computer’s images and sounds to the camera. The
following menu items can be saved to the camera.
z Start-up Image
z Operation Sound
z Shutter Sound
z Start-up Sound
z Selftimer Sound
z To return the My Camera Settings to their default values, you will
need to use a computer. Use the bundled software program
(ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser) to upload the default
settings to your camera.
Registering CF Card Images and Sounds
1
z The [
2
(Playback) and press the
My Camera Settings
Turn the mode lever to
MENU button.
(Play)] menu appears.
Select the [
(My Camera)]
menu using the X arrow on the
omni selector.
z Pressing the JUMP button also switches
between the menu tabs.
3
Select the menu item you wish to
register using the S or T arrow
on the omni selector, then select
[
] or [
] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector.
z
appears.
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Registering the My Camera Settings (continued)
4
Press the DISPLAY button.
z An image appears.
[Start-up Image] J Step 5a, 6a
[Start-up Sound], [Shutter Sound],
[Operation Sound], [Selftimer Sound]
J Step 5b, 6b
the image you wish to
5a Select
register using the W or X
arrow or on the omni
selector.
6a Press the SET button.
[
(Record)] using
5b Select
the W or X arrow on the omni
selector, then press the SET
button.
z Recording starts.
z Recording stops when the set
amount of time has passed.
Start-up Sound: 1 second
Operation Sound: 0.3 second
Selftimer Sound: 2 seconds
Shutter Sound: 0.3 second
[
(Register)] using the W or X arrow on
6b Select
the omni selector and press the SET button.
7
Select [OK] using the W or X
arrow on the omni selector and
press the SET button.
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z The following cannot be registered as My Camera settings.
• RAW images
• Movies
• Sound recorded using the Sound Memo function (p. 133)
z When you register new My Camera settings, the previously
registered settings are erased.
File Format of My Camera Settings
My Camera settings should conform to the below file formats.
However, CF card images shot with this camera can be registered
as My Camera settings regardless of the below formats (except
RAW images, movies and sounds recorded using the Sound Memo
function).
z Start-up Image
JPEG (Base line JPEG)
4:2:0 or 4:2:2
320 x 240 pixels
20 KB or less
My Camera Settings
• Recording image format
• Sampling rate
• Image size
• File size
z Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer Sound
and Shutter Sound
• Recording format
• Quantization bit
• Sampling frequency
• Recording time
Start-up Sound
Operation Sound
Selftimer Sound
Shutter Sound
WAVE (monaural)
8 bit
11.025 kHz and 8.000 kHz
11.025 kHz
1.0 sec. or less
0.3 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
0.3 sec. or less
8.000 kHz
1.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Any file format other than those described above cannot be used with this
camera.
165
Registering the My Camera Settings (continued)
An example of this function is to record “Say cheese” as a self-timer
sound so the camera will replay this sound 2 seconds before the
photo is taken. You could also record cheerful music to bring out the
natural smiles of your subjects, or so they can strike a pose fitting
the music. In these ways you can customize your camera by
creating and adding new My Camera settings.
See the supplied Software Starter Guide for more information
on creating and adding My Camera files.
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List of Error/Message Codes
The following error and message codes may appear on the display
panel.
Error Codes
(XX: number)
: The camera has experienced a problem. Turn off the
power, wait a second, and then try shooting or playing
back. If the error code appears repeatedly, there is a
problem. Note the error code number and take the camera
in for servicing. If an error code appears immediately after
a shot, there is a chance that the image was not recorded.
Check the image in playback mode.
Message Codes
: Playing back image.
: Connected to computer in PC connection mode.
: Adequate battery charge.
: Low battery charge. Charge the battery as soon as possible to
use for any length of time.
: Battery charge low, camera will not operate. Immediately
recharge or replace the battery pack with a charged one.
: Power turned on while holding the lens. Turn power off and on
again.
: Intervalometer is set (shoots images automatically at set time
intervals). (The number of remaining shots display after the first
images is shot.)
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List of Messages
: No CF card in camera, CF card/battery cover is open, or CF card
error.
List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor.
z For messages which may appear when a printer is connected,
refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Busy... :
Image is being recorded to, or read from, CF card.
Resetting settings to default.
No memory card:
You turned on the power without a CF card installed.
Cannot record!:
You attempted to shoot an image without a CF card
installed.
Memory card error!:
CF card has experienced an anomaly.
Memory card full:
CF card is too full to accommodate more images,
image settings (such as slide show or print settings)
or sound memos.
Naming error!:
The file could not be created because there is a file
with the same name as the directory that the camera
is attempting to create, or the highest possible file
number has already been reached. In the Set up
menu, please set [File No. Reset] to [On]. After you
save all the images you wish to retain onto a
computer, format the CF card (p. 141). Please note
that formatting will erase all the existing images and
other data.
Change the battery
pack:
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera.
Replace it immediately with a charged battery pack or
recharge it.
No image:
No images recorded on CF card.
Image too large:
You attempted to play back an image larger than
4064 x 3048 pixels.
Incompatible JPEG
format:
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG
file.
Corrupted data:
You attempted to play back an image with corrupted
data.
RAW:
You attempted to play back an image recorded in an
incompatible RAW format.
Cannot magnify!:
You attempted to magnify a movie or an image that
was photographed with another camera, recorded in
a different format, or edited on a computer.
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Cannot rotate:
You attempted to rotate a movie or an image that was
photographed with another camera, recorded in a
different format, or edited on a computer.
Unidentified Image:
You attempted to play back an image that was
recorded in a special format (proprietary format used
by the camera of another manufacturer, etc.) or a
movie clip recorded by another camera.
Incompatible WAVE
format:
Cannot attach sound memos to the image because
the image has some sound file recorded in an
inappropriate format.
Protected!:
You attempted to erase a protected image.
Too many marks:
Too many images have been marked with print
settings, transfer settings or slide show settings.
Cannot process any more.
Unselectable image: You attempted to set the print settings for a nonJPEG file.
Couldn’t save the print, transfer or slide show
settings.
Cannot edit:
Slide show settings file is corrupted.
Cannot register this
image!:
You attempted to register an image recorded with
another camera or shot in the RAW format as a startup image.
Cannot change!:
You attempted to change to the RAW format an
image that was shot with the digital zoom or that was
already recorded in the RAW format.
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List of Messages
Cannot complete!:
Troubleshooting
Problem
Camera will not
operate
Camera will not
record
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Cause
Solution
Power is not turned on zTurn on the camera.
JSee Turning the Power On/
Off (p. 29).
CF card slot cover or
zConfirm that the CF card slot
battery cover opened
cover or battery cover is
securely closed.
Insufficient battery
zFully charge the battery before
voltage ([
] lights in
installing it in the camera.
display panel)
zUse a compact power adapter.
Poor contact between zWipe the terminals with a
camera and battery
clean, dry cloth.
terminals
Camera is in playback zSwitch the camera to Shooting
or computer/printer
mode.
connection mode
JSee Switching between
Shooting and Playback
(p. 32).
zDuring a computer or printer
connection, disconnect the
interface cable before
switching the camera to
shooting mode.
Flash is charging
zWait until the upper indicator
(Blinking
on LCD
lights orange, signaling that the
monitor)
flash is charged, then press the
shutter button.
CF card full
zInsert a new CF card.
zIf required, download the
images to a computer and
erase them from the CF card to
make space.
CF card not formatted zFormat CF card.
correctly
JSee Formatting a CF Card
(p. 141).
zIf reformatting doesn’t work,
the CF card logic circuits may
be damaged. Contact the
nearest Canon Customer
Support Help Desk.
Problem
Cause
Cannot play back You attempted to play
back images shot with
another camera or
images edited at a
computer.
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Troubleshooting
Solution
zIn some cases you may be
able to playback the image if
you upload it to your camera
using the bundled software
(ZoomBrowser EX or Image
Browser).
See the ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser Software User
Guide (PDF).
File name was changed zSet the file name or location to
with a computer or file
the file format/structure of the
location was changed.
camera. (See About File and
Folder Numbers (p. 122).)
Lens will not
CF card slot cover or
zClose the CF card slot cover
retract
battery cover opened
and battery cover, then turn off
with camera on
the camera.
CF card slot cover or
zClose the CF card slot cover
battery cover opened
and battery cover, then turn off
while camera was
the camera.
recording to CF card
(warning signal)
Battery pack
Battery pack capacity zReplace the battery pack with
consumed quickly reduced because of
a new one.
disuse for one year or
more after being fully
charged
Battery life exceeded
zReplace the battery pack with
a new one.
Battery pack will Battery life exceeded
zReplace the battery pack with
not charge
a new one.
Poor contact between zClean the battery terminals
with a clean dry cloth.
battery pack and
battery charger
zAttach the battery pack to the
battery charger securely.
zInsert the plug of the battery
charger firmly into the power
outlet.
A noise issues
The camera’s vertical zThe mechanism for detecting
the camera’s orientations is
from inside the
and horizontal
operating. There is no problem
camera.
orientations have
with the camera.
changed.
Problem
Image is blurred
or out of focus
Cause
Camera moved
Solution
zBe careful not to move the
camera when pressing the
shutter button.
zUse a tripod at slow shutter
speeds when the camera
shake warning
appears.
Autofocus function
zBe careful not to block the AFhampered by
assist Beam with your finger or
obstruction to AF-assist other items.
Beam
AF-assist Beam is set zSet the AF-assist Beam to
to off
[On].
JSee Rec. Menu (p. 48).
zEnsure that there is at least
Subject out of focal
range
50 cm (1.6 ft.) between the
camera lens and subject.
zUse the (Macro) mode to shoot
close-ups between 5 and 50 cm
(2.0 in. and 1.6 ft.) at maximum
wide angle and 15 and 50 cm
(5.9 in. and 1.6 ft.) at maximum
telephoto.
zYou can also use Super Macro
mode when the distance to the
subject is 5 to 20 cm (2.0 to
7.9 in.) (wide angle end to
86 mm*).
* Zoom position (35mm film
equivalent)
Subject is hard to focus zUse the focus lock or the
on
manual focus to shoot the
image.
zSee Shooting Problem Subjects
for the Autofocus (p. 114).
Subject in
Insufficient light for
zSet the built-in flash to on.
recorded image is shooting
zUse a high-output externally
too dark
mounted flash.
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Problem
Cause
Subject in
Subject dark in
recorded image is comparison to the
too dark
background
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Troubleshooting
Solution
zSet the exposure
compensation to a positive (+)
setting.
zUse the AE lock or spot
metering function.
JSee Locking the Exposure
Setting (AE Lock) (p. 105)
and Switching between Light
Metering Modes (p. 92).
Subject too far for flash zTo use the built-in flash, shoot
to reach
within 70 cm to 5.0 m (2.3 to
16 ft.) of the subject at the
maximum wide angle and
within 70 cm to 4.0 m (2.3 to
13 ft.) at the maximum
telephoto setting.
zUse an externally mounted
flash with a large output.
zRaise the ISO sensitivity and
then shoot.
JSee Changing the ISO
Speed (p. 98).
The ND filter is On.
zSet [ND Filter] to [Off].
JSee Using the ND Filter
(p. 120).
Subject in
Subject too close
zAdjust the flash output with the
recorded image is causing flash to be too
flash exposure compensation
too bright
bright
function (p. 109).
Subject bright in
zSet the exposure
comparison to the
compensation to a negative (–)
background
setting.
zUse the AE lock or spot
metering function.
JSee Locking the Exposure
Setting (AE Lock) (p. 105)
and Switching between Light
Metering Modes (p. 92).
zSet [ND Filter] to [On].
JSee Using the ND Filter
(p. 120).
Light shining directly on zChange the shooting angle.
subject or reflected off
subject into camera
Problem
Cause
Subject in
Flash set to On
recorded image is
too bright
A vertical bar of
Subject too bright
light (red, purple)
appears on the
LCD monitor
Solution
zSet the flash to Auto or Off.
zThis is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and
does not constitute a
malfunction. (This red bar of
light will not be recorded when
shooting still photos, but it will
be recorded when shooting
movies.)
zThis effect can be reduced by
setting [ND Filter] to [On].
J See Using the ND Filter
(p. 120).
White dots or
Light from the flash has zThis is a phenomenon that
white asterisks
reflected off dust
occurs with digital cameras
appear on the
particles or insects in
and does not constitute a
image
the air. This occurs
malfunction.
more frequently in the
following conditions:
• When shooting at the
wide angle end.
• When shooting with a
high aperture value in
the aperture-priority
AE mode.
Flash will not fire Flash set to Off
zSet the flash to On.
Image not showing Incorrect video system zSet the video system to the
on TV
setting
appropriate setting, NTSC or
PAL, for your TV (p. 52).
Shooting mode set to
zThe output will not appear on a
(Stitch Assist)
TV monitor in
(Stitch
Assist) mode. Shoot in a
different mode.
Zoom will not
Zoom lever turned
zOperate the zoom before
operate
while shooting in movie
shooting in movie mode.
mode
CF card image
Currently used CF card zUse a CF card formatted with
reading is slow
has been formatted in a this camera.
Recording images different device.
JSee Formatting a CF Card
on the CF card
(p. 141).
takes too long
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Appendix
Using the Wireless Controller
Installing the Battery
Install the battery (CR2025) into the Wireless Controller WL-DC100
before use.
z Be particularly careful to keep the 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.
1
2
Negative
Terminal (–)
Removing
the Battery
Place your fingertip on c and press it in the direction
of the arrow while placing another fingertip on d and
removing the battery holder.
2
Place the battery in the battery holder with the
negative terminal (–) facing up. Then replace the
battery holder into the wireless controller.
Appendix
1
Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, pull it in the direction of the arrow.
If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date
battery for recycling according to the recycling system of
your country.
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen
geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg
zijn, moet u ze niet weggoolen
maar inleveren als KCA
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Using the Wireless Controller (continued)
Shooting/Playback
The wireless controller can be used to shoot or play back. The
wireless controller can be operated from an approximate distance of
up to 5 m (16.4 ft.) from the front remote sensor (2) and
approximately 1 m (3.3 ft.) from the side remote sensor (1).
Remote Sensors
1
Transmitter
z
2
When Macro Ring Lite MR14EX or Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX is mounted on the
camera, it will block the front
remote sensor 2. In this
case, aim the wireless
controller toward the side
remote sensor 1.
Shooting
Press the
/
button on the camera until the
the display panel, then shoot the image.
icon appears in
c Compose the image with
the zoom buttons.
d Press the shutter button.
The camera will shoot the image
after the time set in [Wireless
Delay] in the Rec. menu has
elapsed (0 seconds, 2 seconds or
10 seconds).
zEach press of this button cycles the
LCD monitor to the next display mode.
The order is LCD monitor on (no
display), LCD monitor on (detailed
display) and LCD monitor off.
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z
Playback
appears on the display panel.
zDisplays the
previous image
zPlays back the
movie images
zDisplays images
in sets of nine
(index playback).
zDisplays the next image
zIn magnified mode, these
buttons move the magnified
area around the image.
zIn index playback, these
buttons move the image
selection.
zEach press of this button cycles
the information view mode.
zThe display cycles between magnifications of
approximately 2.5, 5 and 10.
z The operable range of the wireless controller will shorten under
the following circumstances.
• When the wireless controller is used at an angle to the remote
sensor.
• When strong light strikes the camera.
• When the battery is weak.
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Appendix
z The movie editing and printing functions are not available.
z When you fix the camera to a tripod and shoot still images, aim
the remote controller’s transmitter at remote sensor 1 (see the
first illustration on page 176) to operate the camera from the side
without touching the camera. This prevents camera shake when
shooting just like using a remote release. You should set
[Wireless Delay] in the Rec. menu to [0 sec.] when you use this
method.
Attaching the Lens Hood LH-DC30 (Sold
Separately)
When shooting backlit scenes without a flash with the lens set to a
wide angle, you should attach the lens hood to prevent light outside
the scene from coming into the lens.
z When using the lens hood, you
Turn to release
cannot attach any other optical
accessories (sold separately) to the
camera.
z The LH-DC30 consists of an adapter
component and a hood component. At
the time of purchase, the adapter and
Hood
Adapter
the hood are joined together. Turn in
the direction of the arrow to separate
the two components.
1
Turn off the camera. Then press
and hold the ring release button
and remove the outer ring on the
lens.
Ring
Ring Release Button
2
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Attach the adapter to the camera
by aligning the part of the adapter
marked (A) with the ring release
button, then rotating the lens
adapter until the part marked (A)
aligns with the
mark.
3
Attach the hood by aligning the z
mark on the rear of the hood with
the z mark on the adapter and
rotating the hood until the hood’s
z mark aligns with the adapter’s
mark.
z To remove the lens hood and adapter,
hold down the ring release button and
turn the adapter in the opposite direction
shown.
z If you use the built-in flash when the lens hood is attached, a
portion of the flash will be blocked by the lens hood and appears
dark.
z If you use the viewfinder when the lens hood is attached, a
portion of the view will be blocked by the lens hood.
z When you are not using the lens hood, it can be stowed as
shown in the illustration below.
Appendix
179
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold
Separately)
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, 420EX, 550EX, 580EX, a Macro Ring Lite MR14EX or a Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX (p. 182). (Except with the M
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,
420EX, 550EX, 580EX, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX cannot be performed when mounted on this camera. Please read
this guide before using one of these flashes on the camera.
1
2
3
Attach the flash to the camera’s
hot shoe.
Turn the external flash on and turn the mode lever to
(Shooting).
Turn the mode dial to a position other than
.
180
or
Speedlite 220EX, 420EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX or Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
z The flash will automatically adjust its output in the
,
,
,
, P, Tv and Av modes when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto]. The
maximum flash synchro shutter speed is 1/250 second.
z In M mode or when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual], the flash will
fire with manual adjustments. The maximum flash synchro shutter
speed in this case is 1/250 second. Set the aperture to an
appropriate value according to the flash’s guide number and the
distance to the subject. Check the camera’s ISO sensitivity setting
since the flash’s guide number will change with the ISO value.
z When [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual], the flash output can be
adjusted. When [Flash Adjust] is set to [Auto] the flash exposure
compensation can be adjusted (p. 109).
z In M 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. 110). When a Speedlite 550EX, 580EX, a
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or a Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX 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. 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. In this situation, the +2 step
setting fires the flash at full intensity.
To shoot with the flash, you are recommended to set the white
balance to the
(Flash) setting.
Other Canon Flashes
4
5
Press the shutter button halfway.
z The flash is charged when its pilot lamp lights up.
Press the shutter button all the way to shoot the
image.
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z Since other flashes fire at full strength, set the shutter speed and
aperture accordingly. Set the shutter speed to 1/125 second or
slower, and set the aperture to a value appropriate to the flash’s
guide number and the distance to the subject.
You are recommended to set the white balance to
(Flash) to
shoot.
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) (continued)
z The externally mounted flash will not fire in
,
or
continuous shooting.
z The Bracket mode cannot be used for flash photography. If the
flash fires, only one image gets recorded.
z 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,
420EX, 550EX or 580EX.
• Auto Exposure (Use the E-TTL mode with a 550EX or 580EX)
• FE Lock (Not available in M mode)
• Flash Sync (1st-curtain/2nd-curtain) (2nd-curtain priority with
Speedlite 550EX or 580EX)
• Daylight Synchro
• Slow Synchro
• Flash Exposure Compensation (When Speedlite 550EX or
580EX is used, if flash exposure adjustments are made both
from the camera and the flash, the 550EX’s (or 580EX’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)
How to Mount Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro
Twin Lite MT-24EX
The separately sold Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58D is required
to mount Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX on
the camera.
1
Turn off the camera. Then press
and hold the ring release button
and remove the outer ring on the
lens.
Ring
Ring Release Button
182
2
Attach the conversion lens
adapter to the camera by aligning
the part of the adapter marked (A)
with the ring release button, then
rotating it until the
mark.
z If you wish to mount the Macro Twin
Lite MT-24EX on the camera, it is
recommended that you first attach the
Macro Lite Adapter 58C (sold
separately).
z If you wish to use the Close-up Lens
250D (p. 186) together with the Macro
Ring Lite MR-14EX or Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX, the Close-up Lens 250D
should be attached first followed by the
Macro Lite Adapter 58C (sold
separately).
Attach the controller to the
camera’s hot shoe.
4
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX
Press and hold the release
buttons on both sides of Macro
Ring Lite MR-14EX and fit it into
the conversion lens adapter.
Release buttons
Release
buttons
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX
Press and hold the release button
on the top of the external ring and
fit it into the conversion lens
adapter or Macro Lite Adapter
58C.
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Appendix
3
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) (continued)
z Attach the flash heads to their respective
flash head mounts.
Flash Heads
5
Press the
button to set the camera to Macro mode
and set [ND Filter] to [On].
z Macro mode (p. 74)
z ND filter (p. 120)
z To remove the conversion lens adapter, hold down the ring
release button and turn the adapter in the opposite direction
shown in Step 2.
z When you are using Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or Macro Twin
Lite MT-24EX, you can shoot in E-TTL automatic flash exposure
compensation mode just by setting the camera’s shooting mode
to P, Av or Tv.
You are recommended to set the aperture in Av or M mode for
full-fledged macro flash photography.
z The following functions can be used with Macro Ring Lite MR14EX or Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX mounted.
• E-TTL Automatic Flash Exposure Compensation
• FE Lock
• Flash Sync (1st-curtain/2nd-curtain)
(The flash’s 2nd-curtain setting takes precedence.)
• Daylight Synchro
• Slow Synchro
• Flash Exposure Compensation
z When exposure compensation settings are selected on both the
camera and the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX, the macro ring lite setting takes precedence (when in
E-TTL mode) and the camera setting is overridden.
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Using Conversion Lenses/
Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately)
The separately sold Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58D is required
to use conversion and close-up lenses with the camera, such as the
separately sold Wide Converter WC-DC58N, Tele-converter TCDC58N and Close-up Lens 250D (58 mm). (The Wide Converter
WC-DC58 and the Tele-converter TC-DC58 for the PowerShot G1/
G2 are not recommended since shooting problems may occur.)
z Ensure that the wide converter, tele-converter or close-up lens is
firmly screwed onto the adapter. Injury from glass shards can
occur if the lens loosens and falls off.
z Never aim the wide converter, tele-converter or close-up lens
directly at the sun or bright lights.
Tele-converter TC-DC58N
This 58 mm-threaded diameter
magnifying conversion lens is for
taking wide angle shots. The lens
changes the focal length of the
camera body’s lens by a factor of
0.7x.
This 58 mm-threaded diameter
magnifying conversion lens is for
taking telephoto shots. The lens
changes the focal length of the
camera body’s lens by a factor of
1.75x.
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Appendix
Wide Converter WC-DC58N
Using Conversion Lenses/ Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately)
z An externally mounted flash may not automatically adjust its
output when a conversion lens is mounted on the camera.
z Do not attach filters or lens hoods to the wide converter or teleconverter.
z When using the built-in flash to shoot, a portion of the image may
be blocked by the wide converter or tele-converter and appear
dark.
z When using the viewfinder to shoot, a portion of the image in the
viewfinder may appear to be blocked by the wide converter or
tele-converter.
z Use the wide converter lens with the focal length set to the
maximum wide angle setting.
z Use the tele-converter lens with the focal length set to the
maximum telephoto setting. At other zoom settings, the image
will not appear correctly.
Close-up Lens 250D (58 mm)
This lens, with a 58 mm-threaded diameter,
makes macro shooting easier. With the
camera in macro mode, it can shoot subjects
as close as 5 cm (2.0 in.) from the lens tip.
zWhen the lens is zoomed out to the wide
angle end, the recordable area is 44 x
33 mm (1.7 x 1.3 in.) at the closest focal
distance, and at a telephoto setting of 86
mm (35mm film equivalent), it is 22 x
17 mm (0.87 x 0.67 in.).
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z You are recommended to use Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX for flash photography with the closeup lens mounted on the camera. (If you plan to attach Macro
Ring Lite MR-14EX, first attach Macro Lite Adapter 58C (sold
separately) to Close-up Lens 250D.)
z When using the built-in flash to shoot, a portion of the image in
the viewfinder may appear to be blocked by the wide converter
or tele-converter and appear dark.
z When using the viewfinder to shoot, a portion of the image in the
viewfinder may appear to be blocked by the wide converter or
tele-converter.
z Set the focal length of the camera’s lens to telephoto when using
the close-up lens.
Mounting the Lenses
1
Turn the power off and press the
ring release button and remove
the ring from around the lens on
the camera body.
Ring
Ring Release Button
2
z To remove the conversion lens adapter,
hold down the ring release button and
turn the adapter in the opposite direction
shown.
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Appendix
Attach the conversion lens
adapter to the camera by aligning
the part of the adapter marked (A)
with the ring release button, then
rotating it until the
mark.
Using Conversion Lenses/ Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately)
3
Screw on the lens in the direction
of the arrow.
Wide-Converter WCDC58N mounted
z Since the image seen in the viewfinder does not change when a
conversion lens is installed, use the LCD monitor to compose
images.
z Please note that the images will not merge properly with the
PhotoStitch program on a computer when they are shot in
mode with a conversion or close-up lens.
z To protect the conversion lenses, hold them with one hand while
you screw them on the camera with the other hand.
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 Exercise due caution when handling the conversion lenses since
it is easy to dirty them with fingerprints.
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Using a Compact Power Adapter
(Sold Separately)
You should use the separately sold Compact Power Adapter CA560 when using the camera for long periods of continuous use or for
connecting to a computer or printer.
Compact Power Adapter CA-560
2
To power
outlet
1
DC IN terminal
1
Attach the power cord to the compact power adapter
and plug it into a power outlet.
2
Open 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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Appendix
z Always turn the camera’s power off before connecting or
disconnecting the compact power adapter.
z Only use the Compact Power Adapter CA-560 with cameras that
use Battery Pack BP-511A, Battery Pack BP-511, Battery Pack
BP-512 or Battery Pack BP-514.
Using a Battery Charger (Sold Separately)
and Car Battery Cable (Sold Separately)
Battery Charger CG-570
Car Battery Cable CB-570
Combined use of Battery Charger CG-570 (sold separately) and Car
Battery Cable CB-570 (sold separately) lets you charge battery
packs (up to 2 at the same time) from a car’s cigarette lighter socket.
It is also possible to charge up to 2 battery packs at the same time
from a power outlet if you connect Compact Power Adapter CA-560
(sold separately) or Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (sold
separately) to Battery Charger CG-570. Battery Pack BP-511A,
Battery Pack BP-511, Battery Pack BP-512 and Battery Pack BP514 can be charged with these combinations.
Refer to each product’s manual on how to charge battery packs.
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Replacing the Date Battery
If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera
power, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings
have been lost. Please replace the battery with a generic CR2016
lithium coin battery with the following procedures.
Please note that the first date battery may appear to expire
relatively quickly after you purchase the camera. This is
because it is installed in the camera at the point of
manufacture, not when you make the purchase.
z 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.
2
3
4
Negative Terminal (–)
Battery holder
Turn off the power and open the battery cover (p. 21).
3
Use your fingertip to push the edge of the battery in
the direction of the arrow.
Remove the battery pack, then pull out the battery
holder by hooking your fingertip under the bottom of
the battery holder edge.
191
Appendix
1
2
Camera Care and Maintenance (continued)
4
5
Place a new date battery into the date battery holder
with the negative terminal (–) facing upward.
Replace the date battery holder, replace the battery
pack and close the battery cover.
If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date
battery for recycling according to the recycling system of
your country.
Bij dit produkt zijn batterijen
geleverd. Wanneer deze leeg
zijn, moet u ze niet weggoolen
maar inleveren als KCA
Camera Care and Maintenance
Use the following procedures to clean the camera body, lens,
viewfinder, LCD monitor and other parts.
Camera body
: Wipe the body clean 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.
zNever use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or
lens. If dirt remains, contact the nearest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the separate
Canon Customer Support leaflet.
Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
: Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If
necessary, gently wipe the viewfinder and LCD monitor
with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove
stubborn dirt.
zNever rub or press forcefully on the LCD monitor or
viewfinder. These actions may damage them or lead to
other problems.
z Never use thinners, benzene, synthetic cleansers or water to
clean the camera. These substances may distort or damage the
equipment.
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s testing standard. Subject to change
without notice.
PowerShot G6
(W): Wide angle end/(T): Telephoto end
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Appendix
Camera Effective Pixels: Approx. 7.1 million
Image Sensor:
1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx.
7.4 million)
Lens:
7.2 (W) – 28.8 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 140 (T) mm)
f/2.0 (W) – f/3.0 (T)
Digital Zoom:
Approx. 4.1x (Up to approx. 16x in combination with
the optical zoom)
Optical viewfinder:
Real-image zoom viewfinder
Picture coverage approx. 80%
Dioptric adjustment –3 to +1 m–1 (dpt equivalent)
LCD Monitor:
2.0-inch, low-temperature poly crystalline silicon
TFT color LCD, approx. 118,000 pixels (Picture
coverage 100%)
AF System:
TTL autofocus (continuous or single)
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 9-point (AiAF)/1-point (AF) (any
position is available)
Shooting Distance (from Normal AF:
50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity
the front of the lens):
Macro AF:
5 – 50 cm (2.0 in. – 1.6 ft.) (W)
15 – 50 cm (5.9 in. – 1.6 ft.) (T)
Super Macro AF: 5 – 20 cm (2.0 in. – 7.9 in.)
(W – 86 mm (35mm film equivalent))
Manual focus:
5 cm – infinity (2.0 in. – infinity) (W)/
15 cm – infinity (5.9 in. – infinity) (T)
Shutter:
Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds:
15 – 1/2000 sec.
• The shutter speed range varies according to
shooting mode.
• Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate
with noise reduction.
Light Metering System: Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
(Center or AF-point)
Exposure Control
System:
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority
AE or Manual exposure control
AE lock is available.
Exposure Compensation: ± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is available.
Sensitivity:
Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White Balance:
TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight,
Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H or
Flash) or custom (Custom1/Custom2)
Built-in Flash:
Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction is available.
Flash Range:
Terminals for External
Flash:
Flash Exposure
Compensation:
Shooting Modes:
Continuous Shooting:
Interval Shooting:
Self-timer:
70 cm – 5 m (2.3 – 16 ft.) (W),
70 cm – 4 m (2.3 – 13 ft.) (T)
(When sensitivity is set to ISO 100 equivalent.)
Sync-terminals on accessory shoe
Use of the following external flashes is
recommended:
Canon Speedlite 220EX, 420EX, 550EX, 580EX,
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite MT24EX.
±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, FE Lock, Slow
synchro and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are
available.
Auto
Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority,
Aperture priority, Manual, Custom1 and Custom2
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene,
Stitch assist and Movie
High-speed: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Standard: Approx. 1.2 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off)
Shooting interval: approx. 1 – 60 min. (1-min.
increments)
Number of shots: 2 – 100 shots (Maximum number
of shots varies according to CF memory card
capacity.)
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2sec. delay
(W): Wide angle end/(T): Telephoto end
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Wireless Control:
Shooting and playback are available (wireless
controller is included in the camera kit).
When shooting, image is captured instantly/approx.
2-sec./approx. 10-sec. after shutter button is
pressed.
PC-controlled Shooting: Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software
program is included in the camera kit.)
Recording Media:
CompactFlash™ (CF) card (Type I and Type II)
File Format:
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Image
Still images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*¹ or RAW
Recording
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE
Format
(monaural))
Compression:
Super fine, Fine, Normal
Number of Still images: Large:
3072 x 2304 pixels
Recording
Medium 1: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Pixels
Medium 2: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Movies: 640 x 480 pixels (30 sec.)*
320 x 240 pixels (3 min.)*
160 x 120 pixels (3 min.)*
: 10 frames/second,
: 15 frames/second
* The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie
length per shooting.
Playback Modes:
Direct Print:
My Camera Settings:
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Appendix
Display Languages:
Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail
images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD
monitor), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) or Slide
show.
Canon Direct Print/Bubble Jet Direct/PictBridge
compatible
14 languages available for menus and messages
(English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish,
Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese,
Russian, Portuguese and Japanese)
The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound,
operation sound and self-timer sound can be
customized using the following methods:
1. Using the images and sounds recorded on a
camera.
2. Using downloaded data from your computer using
the supplied software.
Interface:
USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable,
monaural audio)
Power Source:
1. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
(type: BP-511A)
(included in the camera kit/sold separately)
2. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
(type: BP-511/512/514) (sold separately)
3. Compact Power Adapter (CA-560) (sold
separately)
4. Car battery adapter (separately sold Charge
Adapter/Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 is
required)
Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating Humidity:
10 – 90%
Dimensions:
104.9 x 72.8 x 73.1 mm (4.1 x 2.9 x 2.9 in.)
(Excluding protrusions)
Weight:
Approx. 380 g (13.4 oz.) (camera body only)
*¹ This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a
standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and
printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s
image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely
high quality prints.
Battery Performance
Number of Images Shot
Based on the CIPA
LCD Monitor Off
standard
Battery Pack
BP-511A
(Fully charged)
Approx. 300 images
Approx. 900 images
Playback
Time
Approx. 400
minutes
• The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions
and settings.
• Movie data is excluded.
• At low temperatures, the battery pack performance may diminish
and the low battery icon appear very rapidly. In these
circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the
battery pack in a pocket before use.
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Test Conditions
Shooting:
Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), alternating wide
angle end and telephoto end shots at 30 second
intervals with the flash fired once every two shots and
the camera power turned off after every tenth shot.
Power is left off for a sufficient amount of time*, then the
power is turned back on and the testing procedure is
repeated.
• The included memory card is used.
• The LCD monitor is turned on for the CIPA standard.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), continuous
playback at 3 seconds per image.
z Battery Pack Handling Precautions (p. 19)
Appendix
197
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
CF card included with the camera
L (Large)
3072 x 2304 pixels
M1 (Medium 1)
2592 x 1944 pixels
M2 (Medium 2)
2048 x 1536 pixels
M3 (Medium 3)
1600 x 1200 pixels
S (Small)
640 x 480 pixels
RAW*
Movie
3072 x 2304 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
FCFCFCFC32MH 64MH 128M 256MH
9
19
40
81
15
32
64
130
33
67
136
273
11
24
49
99
21
43
88
177
43
88
176
355
18
38
76
154
33
68
137
276
67
136
274
548
30
61
122
246
54
109
219
440
107
217
435
868
119
241
482
962
195
393
788
1563
336
676
1355
2720
3
7
16
33
45 sec 92 sec 186 sec 374 sec
91 sec 183 sec 368 sec 735 sec
241 sec 486 sec 973 sec 1954 sec
FC512MSH
163
261
547
198
354
709
308
552
1096
491
879
1736
1893
3125
5209
68
743 sec
1453 sec
3906 sec
* The maximum number of images that can be recorded may be affected by
the resolution of the JPEG thumbnails.
• The display panel can only display 3 digits. (Any value exceeding
“999” will appear as “999”.)
• These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by
Canon. Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting
conditions and shooting mode.
• The following are the maximum recording times for movie clips:
: 30 seconds,
: 3 minutes*,
: 3 minutes. The maximums in
the chart reflect continuous shooting.
* These figures apply when using a CF card of 64MB or more.
•
(Superfine),
(Fine) and
(Normal) indicate the relative
compression ratio.
• Some CF cards are not sold in some regions.
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Image File Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Resolution
L
M1
M2
M3
S
RAW
Movie
(3072 x 2304 pixels)
(2592 x 1944 pixels)
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
(3072 x 2304 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
(320 x 240 pixels)
(160 x 120 pixels)
3045 KB
2503 KB
1602 KB
1002 KB
249 KB
1897 KB
1395 KB
893 KB
558 KB
150 KB
7096 KB
660 KB/sec
330 KB/sec
120 KB/sec
902 KB
695 KB
445 KB
278 KB
84 KB
Battery Charger CG-580*
Input voltage:
Rated output:
Operating temperatures:
Dimensions:
Weight:
AC 100 V – 240 V (50/60 Hz)
22 VA (100 V) – 30 VA (240 V)
DC 8.4 V, 1.2 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
91 x 31 x 67 mm (3.6 x 1.2 x 2.6 in.)
Approx. 115 g (4.1 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-5L*
AC 100 V – 240 V (50/60 Hz)
DC 8.4 V
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
67 x 32.3 x 91 mm (2.6 x 1.3 x 3.6 in.)
Approx. 105 g (3.7 oz.)
Appendix
Input voltage:
Rated output:
Operating temperatures:
Dimensions:
Weight:
* Sold separately in some regions.
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Battery Pack BP-511A
Type:
Nominal voltage:
Nominal capacity:
Charge cycles:
Operating temperatures:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Rechargeable lithium ion cell
7.4 V
1390 mAh
Approx. 300
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
38 x 55 x 21 mm (1.5 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.)
Approx. 82 g (2.9 oz.)
Wireless Controller WL-DC100
Power supply:
Operating temperatures:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Lithium button battery CR2025
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
35 x 6.5 x 56.6 mm (1.4 x 0.3 x 2.2 in.)
Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
CompactFlash™ Card
Card slot type:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Type I
36.4 x 42.8 x 3.3 mm (1.4 x 1.7 x 0.1 in.)
Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (Sold Separately)
Input voltage:
Rated output:
Operating temperatures:
Dimensions:
Weight:
200
AC 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz)
60 VA (100 V) – 75 VA (240 V)
DC 9.5 V/2.7 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
57 x 28 x 104 mm (2.2 x 1.1 x 4.1 in.) (body only)
Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.)
Wide Converter WC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification:
Focal length:
Lens configuration:
Focusing range
(from end of lens):
Thread diameter:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Approx. 0.7x
Infinity
3 elements in 3 groups
20 cm – infinity (7.9 in. – infinity) (when attached
to a PowerShot G6 at wide angle end)
58 mm Standard filter threads (Conversion Lens
Adapter LA-DC58D is required to install the lens
on a PowerShot G6)
Diameter: 94.5 mm (3.7 in.)/Length: 54.9 mm (2.2 in.)
Approx. 275 g (9.7 oz.)
Tele-converter TC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification:
Focal length:
Lens configuration:
Focusing range
(from end of lens):
Thread diameter:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Approx. 1.75x
Infinity
3 elements in 3 groups
160 cm – infinity (5.2 ft. – infinity) (when attached
to PowerShot G6 at telephoto end)
58 mm Standard filter threads (Conversion Lens
Adapter LA-DC58D is required to install the lens
on a PowerShot G6)
Diameter: 75 mm (3.0 in.)/Length: 50 mm (2.0 in.)
Approx. 185 g (6.5 oz.)
Focal length:
Focusing range
(from end of lens):
Thread diameter:
Dimensions:
Weight:
250 mm
10 – 25 cm (3.9 – 9.8 in.) (when attached to
PowerShot G6 at telephoto end)
58 mm Standard filter threads (Conversion Lens
Adapter LA-DC58D is required to install the lens
on a PowerShot G6)
Diameter: 60 mm (2.4 in.)/Length: 12 mm (0.5 in.)
Approx. 80 g (2.8 oz.)
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Appendix
Close-up Lens 250D (58 mm) (Sold Separately)
Index
A
AEB Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
AE Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
AF-assist Beam . . . . . . . . . . 44, 49
AF Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 89, 92
AF Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 118
Aperture-Priority AE . . . . . . . . . . 85
Aperture Value . . . . . 80, 82, 85, 87
Automated Playback
(Slide Show) . . . . . . . . . . 50, 135
Auto Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Auto Power Down . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Auto Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 121
B
Battery
Battery pack change status . 22
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Handling Precautions . . . . . 19
Installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Performance . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Battery Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 21
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Black and White Mode . . . . . . . . 99
C
CF Card
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Handling Precautions . . . . . 24
Installing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Recording Capacity . . . . . 198
CF Card Slot Cover . . . . . . . 12, 23
Close-up Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Compact Power Adapter . . . . . 189
Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Computer System
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . 48, 78
Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
202
Conversion Lens Adapter . . 182, 185
Creative Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Custom Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
D
Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 52
Default Setting . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 54
Design rule for
Camera File system . . . . . . . . 195
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . 42, 49, 77
Display
Detailed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 167
Distance Units of the
MF Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
DPOF
Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Transfer Order (Image
Transmission Settings) . . 149
E
Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
All Images . . . . . . . . . . 50, 140
Single Images . . . . . . . . . . 140
Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . 94
F
FE Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
File Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 62
File Number . . . . . . . . . 38, 52, 122
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 122
Flash
Exposure Compensation . . 109
Externally Mounted Flash . . 180
Flash Adjust . . . . . . . . . 48, 109
Flash Output . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Switching the Timing . . 48, 111
Focus Bracketing
(Focus-BKT Mode) . . . . . . . . 103
Focus Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . 52, 54, 141
H
Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
I
Image Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Index Playback . . . . . . . . . 126, 177
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Information View . . . . . 34, 37, 177
Intervalometer . . . . . . . . . . 50, 112
ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
J
Metering Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 92
MF-Point Zoom . . . . . . . . . . 49, 116
Mode Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Playback . . . . . . . . . . 128, 177
Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 162
My Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
N
ND Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 120
Night Scene Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 68
O
Operation Sound . . . . . . 51, 53, 161
Overexposure Warning . . . . . . . . 40
Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
P
L
Landscape Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Language Settings . . . . . . . . 28, 52
LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Lens Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Light Metering Modes . . . . . 49, 92
M
Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Macro Ring Lite . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Macro Twin Lite . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Magnifying Images . . . . . . 125, 177
Manual Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Manual Focus . . . . . . . . . . 49, 115
Menu
My Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Rec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Selecting Menus and
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Set up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Photo Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Auto Playback (Slide Show) . . 135
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 177
Single Image . . . . . . . . . . . 124
TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Playback Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 32
Portrait Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Power/Mode Indicator . . . . . . . . . 29
Power On/Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Power Saving . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 52
Pressing
Fully . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Halfway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Printing
Print Order . . . . . . . . . . 50, 142
Print Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Selecting Images . . . . . . . . 144
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
203
Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 139
R
RAW File Format . . . . . . 58, 60, 62
Red-eye Reduction . . . . . . . 48, 65
Remote Sensor . . . . . . . . . 11, 176
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Reverse Display . . . . . . . . . . 33, 50
Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 57, 58
Rotate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 132
S
Safety Shift . . . . . . . . 49, 82, 85, 86
Saturation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Save Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 76
Sound . . . . . . . . . . 51, 53, 161
Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Shooting
Checking Images
(Reviewing) . . . . . . . . 49, 57
Using a TV for Viewing . . . 160
Shooting Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 32
Functions Available . . . . . 206
Shutter Button . . . . . . . . . . 43, 176
Shutter Sound . . . . 43, 53, 56, 161
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Shutter Speed . . . . . 80, 82, 85, 87
Shutter Speed-Priority AE . . . . . 82
Single Image Playback . . . . . . 124
Slide Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 135
Play Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Selecting Images . . . . . . . 136
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Slow Synchro . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 66
Sound Memos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Spot AE Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Spot Metering . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 49
Start-up Image . . . . . . . 29, 53, 161
204
Start-up Sound . . . . 29, 51, 53, 161
Stitch Assist Mode . . . . . . . . 69, 70
Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Super Macro Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 75
T
Tele-converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Terminal Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transfer Order (Image Transmission
Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 149
Selecting Images . . . . . . . . 149
U
Using the Built-In Flash . . . . . . . . 64
V
Video System . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 160
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
W
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Wide Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Wide Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Wireless Controller . . . . . . . . . . 175
Wireless Delay . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 77, 125, 176
FCC Notice
Digital Camera, Model PC1089
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cables with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in subpart B
of Part 15 on FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should
be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Réglementation canadienne sur les intérferences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
This chart shows the functions available in each shooting mode.
You can shoot with the settings saved in the C1 or C2 mode (p. 119).
Reference
Page
Resolution
(Stills)
Resolution
(Movies)
Compression
File Format
Flash
Large
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{
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Small
{
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640 x 480
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160 x 120
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Superfine
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Normal
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JPEG
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Red-eye Reduction
On
Slow Synchro
Flash Adjust
Flash Sync
Drive Mode
AF Frame
(Macro Mode)
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1st-curtain
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Single Shot
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Standard Continuous Mode
–
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High Speed
Continuous
Mode
–
{
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{
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Self-Timer
(10 sec.)
{
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{
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Self-Timer
(2 sec.)
{
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Center Point
{
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Manual
–
–
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–
–
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Intervalometer
AF Frame
Off
On
60
62
64
65
66
109
111
–
76
AiAF (Auto)
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60
78
Center Point
AF Lock
60
112
89
90
89
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–
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Manual Focus
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Macro Mode
{
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74
Super Macro Mode
–
–
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75
206
Reference
Page
On
Safety Shift
Digital Zoom
–
–
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Averaging
–
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Spot Metering
–
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{
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86
77
94
92
Center
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AF Point
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105/107
–
–
–
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{
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101
{
103
AE Lock/FE Lock
AEB
Focus-BKT
(1)
White Balance (2)
Photo Effect
Contrast/Sharpness/Saturation
Focus settings
–
Off
Evaluative
Metering
Bracket
–
On
Exposure Compensation
Light Metering
System
–
Single
Reverse Display
Auto Rotate
On
{
(1)
{
(1)
(1)
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ISO Speed
{
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–(5)
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{*
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95
99
118
98
50
121
{
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ND Filter
–
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–
–
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120
JPEG Recording in RAW
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62
* Default setting {: Setting selection is possible. U: Setting can only be
selected for the first image. –: Setting selection is not possible.
(Shaded Area): Setting remains in effect even when the camera is
turned off.
The default for the settings changed by the menu and button operations can
be restored all at once except for [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System]
(p. 54).
(1) Can only be used with manual focus.
(2) Cannot be adjusted when the photo effect is set to [Sepia] or [B/W].
(3) The white balance is set to [AUTO].
(4) The white balance [flash] cannot be set.
(5) The ISO speed is automatically set by the camera.
(6) ISO [AUTO] cannot be selected.
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