Canon PowerShot A300 User guide

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DIGITAL CAMERA
Camera User Guide
• Please read the "Read this First" section (p. 11).
© 2003 CANON INC.
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Camera User Guide
CDI-E078-010
• Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for
information on installing the software and
downloading images.
• Please read the "Quick Start" section on the
following page for a simple explanation of
shooting, replaying and erasing.
• Please also read the printer user guide included
with your Canon printer.
Quick Start
Install the batteries and CF card (p. 18)
Open the CF card slot / battery cover and insert
a CF card and batteries.
Open the lens cover and slide it
in the direction of the arrow to turn
the power on. (p. 26)
The indicator next to the viewfinder starts blinking
green.
• When the date / time set up menu is displayed,
refer to page 23.
• For information about how to
change the language, see "Setting
the Language" (p. 24).
Set the shooting mode switch to
(Still image) and set the focus. (p. 33)
Aim the camera at the subject, and lightly press the
shutter button half way. The camera beeps twice when it
is focused.
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Shoot the image (p. 33)
Press the shutter button all the way down.
The shutter sound will sound, indicating that the
image has been shot.
View the image
The recorded image will be displayed for
approximately 3 seconds (p. 34). Refer to “Replaying”
section (p. 66) for viewing other images the already
shot.
To erase
Press the button
while the image is
displayed.
When you have finished
shooting photos
Confirm that [Erase] is
selected and press the
SET button.
➀ Installing the software
➁ Connecting the camera to a computer
➂ Downloading images to a computer
➾ Software Starter Guide
➾ This guide
➾ Software Starter Guide
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Components Guide
Front View
Shutter Button (p. 33)
Shooting Mode Switch (p. 46)
Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 32)
Microphone (p. 73)
AF-assist Beam (p. 33)
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 49)
Self-Timer Lamp (p. 52)
Flash (p. 49)
Terminal Cover (p. 83)
DIGITAL Terminal* (p. 83)
DC IN Terminal (p. 121)
Lens
Lens Cover (p. 26)
* Computer: USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU (supplied with camera)
Direct Print Compatible Printer (CP series, optional): Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with printer)
Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function (optional): Please refer to your Bubble Jet Printer user guide.
(For a list of printers that work with this camera, please refer to the System Map.)
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Components Guide ●
Back View
Date Battery Holder (p. 117)
Viewfinder (p. 32)
Strap Mount*
CF Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 18)
Speaker
Tripod Socket
LCD Monitor (p. 28)
* Be careful when carrying the camera by the strap. Don’t swing the camera on the strap, and keep
the strap and camera body clear of obstacles.
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Components Guide ●
Operation Panel
MENU Button (p. 36)
DISP. (Display) Button (p. 28)
FUNC. (Function) (p. 35)/
(Single Image Erase) Button (p. 77)
Zoom Button (p. 34)
Power / Replay Button (p. 26)
Omni Selector (p. 58, 49, 52, 51)
(Light Metering) / , (Flash) /
(Continuous)
(Self-Timer) /
(Macro) / (Infinity) /
SET Button
The indicators light or blink when you open the lens cover or whenever you press the shutter button.
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot, (camera shake
Upper Indicator
warning) / charging the flash (at LCD ON).
Green: Ready to shoot, or ready to communicate
with your computer.
Lower Indicator
Blinking Green: Camera is starting up, reading the
Yellow: Macro / Infinity modes
CF card, erasing data on the CF card, or
Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (Although you
transmitting data to your computer.
can press the shutter button, it is
Orange: Ready to shoot, using the flash.
recommended to use the focus lock to
shoot (p. 56)).
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About this Camera User Guide
Symbols Used
Icons on the right end of title bars show the
operations mode. As in the example below, the
shooting mode should be set to
,
,
or
●
This mark indicates that you must press
either , ,
or
on the omni selector.
.
Shooting ●
This mark denotes issues that may
affect the camera’s operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that
complement the basic operating
procedures.
Adjusting the Exposure
Question? Look here first.
How do I navigate the menus?
Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 35)
What settings are available under each function?
and
Will my settings remain in effect even after I've turned the
camera off?
Functions Available in Each Shooting
Mode (p. 142)
How do I go about printing?
About Printing (p. 79)
What functions are available through the menus?
FUNC. Menu (p. 105)
Rec.Menu (p. 106)
Play Menu (p. 107)
Set up Menu (p. 109)
My Camera Menu (p. 111)
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Table of Contents
:Functions and operations tables.
Quick Start
2
Components Guide
4
Using the Viewfinder...................................32
Front View .................................................... 4
Pressing the Shutter Button........................33
Back View ..................................................... 5
Using the Digital Zoom ...............................34
Selecting Menus and Settings....................35
Using the LCD Monitor ...............................28
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor .30
Operation Panel............................................ 6
About this Camera User Guide
7
Customizing the Camera (My Camera
Settings)..................................................41
Read this First
11
Preparing the Camera
18
Selecting the Shooting Mode......................46
Installing the Battery and CF Card ............. 18
Changing the Resolution / Compression ...47
Setting the Date / Time ............................... 23
Using the Flash ......................................49
Setting the Language ................................. 24
Basic Functions
26
Turning the Power ON / OFF...................... 26
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Menu Settings and Default Settings ...........38
Shooting
Macro /
46
Infinity Modes ......................51
Continuous Mode .................................52
Self-Timer .............................................52
Stitch Assist Mode ..................................... 53
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Movie Mode ............................................... 55
Using the Focus Lock ................................ 56
Switching between AF Modes ................... 57
Switching between Light Metering Modes . 58
Adjusting the Exposure .............................. 59
Setting the White Balance ......................... 60
Changing the Photo Effect ......................... 63
Table of Contents ●
Erasing
77
Erasing Single Images ................................77
Erasing All Images......................................77
Formatting a CF Card ................................78
Printing
79
Changing the ISO Speed ........................... 64
About Printing .............................................79
Selecting from the Print Order Menu..........81
Resetting the File Number ......................... 65
Connecting the Camera to a Printer ...........82
Replaying
66
Displaying Images Individually ................... 66
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine .................. 67
Viewing Movies .......................................... 68
Editing Movies ............................................ 69
Rotating Images in the Display ................... 72
Attaching Sound Memos to Image ............. 73
Printing........................................................85
Print Settings (Direct Print Function) ..........87
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings)...........92
Printing with DPOF Print Settings ...............96
Image Transfer Settings
(DPOF Transfer Order)
98
Setting the Image Transfer .........................98
Auto Play .................................................... 75
Protecting Images....................................... 76
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Table of Contents ●
Downloading Images to a Computer 100
Connecting the camera to a computer via the
USB Cable ............................................ 101
Downloading directly from a CF card ....... 104
List of Menu Options and Messages 105
FUNC. Menu ............................................ 105
Rec. Menu................................................ 106
Play Menu ................................................ 107
Set up Menu............................................. 109
My Camera Menu .................................... 111
Resetting the Settings to Default .............. 112
List of Messages....................................... 113
Appendices
117
Replacing the Date Battery....................... 117
Using the Optional Battery Kits................. 118
Camera Care and Maintenance ............... 122
Troubleshooting ........................................ 123
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Specifications
128
Index
135
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode142
Read this First
Accessories
This digital camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon brand digital
camera accessories (“Canon Brand Accessories”).
You may use non Canon Brand Accessories with this Digital camera. However, Canon makes no
warranties concerning, and is not responsible for damages resulting from, use of non Canon Brand
Accessories.
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.
Language Setting
Please see page 24 to change the language setting.
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Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images to
confirm that the camera is operating and being operated correctly. Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries
and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of
a camera or accessory, including CompactFlash™ cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded
or to be recorded in a format that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used in a manner
that infringes upon or contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and regulations. Please be advised
that in certain cases the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by
means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal rights even if the image was shot
for personal use.
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
Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions
described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
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.
In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the camera, battery, battery charger and
optional compact power adapter.
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WARNINGS
• Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources which could damage
your eyesight.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 batteries
or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions have ceased.
Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
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• 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 batteries or
unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest
Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• 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 batteries 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 or
electrical shocks.
• Use of power sources not expressly recommended for this equipment may lead to overheating,
distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or other hazards. Use only the recommended power
accessories.
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• 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.
• 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, skin or
clothing, that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts that could damage the casings. It
could lead to leakage and injury.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic objects, such as key holders. It could lead to
overheating, burns and other injuries.
• 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.
• Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause explosions or leaks,
resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. Use only recommended batteries and
accessories.
• If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and the charger
recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries to overheat or
deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
• Disconnect the battery charger or compact power adapter from both the camera and power outlet
after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards.
• The camera terminal of the battery charger cord and the compact power cord is designed for
exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it with other products or batteries. There is a risk of fire and
other hazards.
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CAUTIONS
• 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 battery charger to charge the battery pack or power the camera.
• Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in such areas could lead to fire, electrical
shock or other damage.
• 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.
• Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers when shooting. In addition, do not touch the surface
of the flash after taking several pictures in rapid succession. Either action could result in burns.
• Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. The resulting heat build-up
could damage the flash.
• If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take care
when operating the camera for extended periods 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 power cord (if connected)
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 batteries 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 and may damage the camera.
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Preparing the Camera
Installing the Battery and CF Card
Insert two (2) AA-size alkaline batteries
(included with the camera) or two (2) AA-size
NiMH batteries (sold separately) and insert the
CF card.
3 Press the battery cover lock towards
the arrow to open the cover.
1 Be sure that the camera power is off.
2 Slide the CF card slot / battery cover
Battery Cover
Battery Cover Lock
and open it.
4 Insert the batteries as shown and
close the battery cover.
(-) Negative
end
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(+) Positive
end
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5 Insert the CF card as shown and
close the CF card slot / battery cover.
Slide the CF card firmly to the end (To release
the CF card, hold onto it and remove.).
When the camera’s indicator blinks green, do not
turn off the power or open the battery cover. The
camera is writing, reading, erasing, or transmitting
an image to or from the CF card. Do not perform
the following operations as recorded images may
be damaged as a result.
• Turn the camera off
• Open the CF card slot / battery cover
• Shake the camera
Preparing the Camera ●
Be aware that use of CF cards whose contents
have been edited on another camera or with
another company’s software may cause the
camera to operate incorrectly.
We recommend that you use the optional
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 to power the
camera during long usage sessions
(p. 121).
The optional battery charger kit lets you use
rechargeable NiMH batteries to power the
camera (p. 118).
For information about the Battery and
Charger Kit and AA-size rechargeable
NiMH batteries, see the System Map
(separate from this guide).
For important information, see "Battery
Performance" (p. 133) and "CF Cards and
Estimated Capacities (Recordable
Images)" (p. 132).
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Preparing the Camera ●
Proper Battery Handling
Use AA-size Alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries only. Refer to “Using Rechargeable
Batteries” (p. 118) for their handling.
Never use manganese or lithium batteries, as
these battery types may overheat in the camera.
Since the performance of alkaline batteries may
differ according to brand, the operating time of the
batteries you purchase may not be as long as the
batteries that came with the camera.
Camera operating time may shorten at low
temperatures when alkaline batteries are used.
Also due to their specifications, alkaline batteries
may expire faster than NiMH batteries. If you are
using the camera in cold areas or for a long time,
we recommend using Canon AA-size NiMH
Battery Kit.
While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium
batteries, performance is unreliable and their use
is not recommended.
Never mix unused and partially used batteries.
Always load two fresh (or fully recharged)
batteries at the same time.
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Be careful to load the batteries with their
positive (+) and negative (-) ends in the right
direction.
Never mix batteries of different types or from
different manufacturers. Both batteries should be
identical.
Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery
terminals well with a dry cloth. Oil from one’s skin
or other dirt may cause a considerable reduction in
the number of recordable images or reduced
usage time.
Battery performance deteriorates at low
temperatures (especially with alkaline batteries).
If you are using the camera in cold areas and
batteries are running down faster than they
should, you may be able to restore performance
by placing batteries in an inner pocket to warm
them up prior to use. But be careful that you don’t
put the batteries into a pocket together with a
metal key chain or other metallic objects, as these
objects may cause batteries to short-circuit.
If you do not plan to use the camera for a long
time, remove the batteries from the camera and
store them in a safe place. Batteries may leak and
damage the camera if left installed during
prolonged periods of non-use.
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Preparing the Camera ●
WARNINGS
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer
seal is completely or partially missing or peeled off, as
there is risk that such batteries may leak, overheat, or
burst. Always check the seals on store-bought
batteries before loading them, as some batteries may
come with defective seals. Do not use batteries with
defective seals.
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal
(electrical insulation sheath) peeled off.
The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat.
The negative terminal is correctly formed
(protruding from the metal base), but the
seal does not extend up over the edge of
the metal base.
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Preparing the Camera ●
Battery Status Indications
The LCD monitor displays an icon or message to let
you know when batteries are low or depleted.
Batteries are beginning to run low.
Replace (or recharge) batteries
promptly. If the LCD monitor is off, this
icon will appear when you press any of
the following buttons: the omni selector,
DISP., and FUNC.
Change
the batteries
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Batteries are fully depleted and the
camera can no longer operate. Replace
the batteries immediately.
About CF Cards
CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do
not bend them, apply force to them, or subject
them to shocks or vibration.
Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card.
Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature
extremes will cause condensation to form in the
card and lead to a malfunction. To avoid
condensation, 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, store it at room temperature until the
water droplets have evaporated naturally.
Do not use or store CF cards in the following types
of location.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high
temperatures
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Preparing the Camera ●
Setting the Date / Time
The Date / Time menu will be displayed when
camera power is turned on for the first time or
at low date battery power. Perform operations
from Step 5 (Replace the date battery when
power from the current one is exhausted
(p. 117).).
1 Turn the power on (p. 26).
2 Press the MENU button.
The Rec. or Play menu will display.
3 Press
menu.
4
to select the [
(Set up)]
Press
to select
(Date /
Time) and press the SET button.
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Preparing the Camera ●
5 Set the date and time.
Press
Press
to select the item to be set.
button to set the date and time.
Setting the Language
Sets the display language for LCD monitor
menus and messages.
1 Press the MENU button.
The Rec. or Play menu will display.
6 Press the SET button.
7 Press the MENU button.
2 Press
menu.
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
page 87.
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to select the [
(Set up)]
●
3 Press
to select
(Language)
and press the SET button.
4 Set the language.
5 Press the SET button.
Press
to select the language.
Preparing the Camera ●
In replay mode, you can change the
language by holding the SET button while
you press the MENU button.(This function
cannot be used while an optional direct print
function compatible printer(CP series) or
the direct print function compatible Bubble
Jet Printer is connected to the camera, or
while replaying movies.)
Using the Soft Case (Optional)
Use the soft case for storing the camera, batteries
and CF card.
Pressing the MENU button without pressing the
SET button returns to the Set up Menu without
changing the language settings.
6 Press the MENU button.
• Soft case appearance may differ in some
regions.
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Basic Functions
Turning the Power ON / OFF
Shooting Mode
Replay Mode
1 Open the lens cover.
If you further slide it towards "open", the camera
will power up.
The indicator next to the viewfinder starts
blinking green.
1 Press the
button until the image
is displayed on the LCD monitor.
The camera powers up in Replay mode.
Close the lens cover.
The power goes off.
Press the
off.
close
open
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button again to turn the power
You will hear a start-up sound and see the
start-up image when the power comes on
(p. 41,111). (To turn off the start-up sound
and start-up image, power up the camera
while pressing the SET button)
The start-up image does not appear when
the LCD monitor is off.
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Basic Functions ●
Switching between Shooting / Replay
Power-saving Function
This camera comes with a power-saving function.
Shooting Mode
The power will automatically shut off approximately 3
minutes after the last function is accessed.
Replay Mode
The power will automatically shut off approximately 5
minutes after the last function is accessed.
While Connected to a Printer (optional)
The power will automatically shut off approximately 5
minutes after the last camera function is accessed or
printer ceases to print an image.
• The power-saving function will not activate while the
camera is in auto play mode and is connected to a
computer (p. 75).
• The camera’s settings can be changed to turn off the
power-saving function (p. 109).
• The LCD monitor will go off in approximately 3 minutes
if there are no operations performed within that time
when the LCD monitor is on, even if the power-saving
function is [Off]. (Note: The power will not be turned off
at that point) Pressing any button turns the LCD
monitor on again.
You can quickly switch the between the Shooting
and Replay modes. Images can be replayed and
erased immediately after shooting them. Images can
also be shot immediately, while images are being
replayed.
Shooting Mode
1 Press the
Replay mode.
button to switch to
Press the
button again or press the
shutter button halfway to return to the Shooting
mode.
Replay Mode
1 Open the lens cover to switch to
Shooting mode.
To return from power-saving function
Shooting Mode
Slide the lever of lens cover down.
Replay Mode / While Connecting to a Printer
Press the
button.
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Basic Functions ●
Using the LCD Monitor
Use the LCD monitor for shooting images,
whilst checking images, for menu operations
and replaying images.
The image in the LCD monitor may darken
when the monitor is used under sunlight or
other strong lighting. This is not a defect.
Shooting Mode
The display changes as shown in the following
diagram when the DISP. button is pressed.
LCD monitor display (no information view)
LCD monitor display (information view)
No LCD monitor display
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• The On / Off setting of the LCD monitor
display mode is memorized when the
camera is turned off. When the camera is
turned on again it assumes the last mode.
However, when the LCD monitor is turned
on and the “Change the Batteries” message
appears, the LCD monitor may not
automatically turn on the next time the
camera is started.
• When the LCD monitor is set to On (no
information display) or Off, if you wish to
change the shooting settings, shooting
information will appear for approximately 6
seconds (depending on the camera settings,
this may not be displayed).
• Setting the Shooting mode to
,
or
turns the LCD monitor on regardless of
whether it is set to On or Off.
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Basic Functions ●
Replay Mode
Press the
button to turn the LCD monitor
on. The display changes when the DISP.
button is pressed.
Single Image Replay
Simple display
Detailed display
No display
Index Replay (9 images)
Simple display
No display
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Basic Functions ●
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
p. 34
Spot metering frame
Movie Recording Mode ● (red)
Digital Zoom Setting* 1.3x 1.6x 2.0x 2.5x 3.2x
4.0x 5.1x
Camera Shake Warning
AF Frame
Low Battery
p. 22
Shooting Mode
Number of
recordable images or
recordable time for
movies (sec.)
p. 46
Shooting Mode
Exposure Compensation
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••••
p. 59
White Balance
p. 60
ISO Speed
p. 64
Photo Effect
p. 63
Compression
p. 47
Resolution
p. 47
Flash
p. 49
Macro / Infinity
p. 51
Shooting Method
p. 52
Light Metering Mode
p. 58
*
p. 55
p. 30
Displayed during digital zoom.
The flash, continuous shoot, self-timer, macro,
infinity, and light metering can be set while the
shaded information is displayed. Press the
DISP. or the omni selector when information is
not displayed.
Set the flash to On or affix the camera to a
tripod when the upper indicator blinks
orange and the camera shake warning icon
( ) appears in the LCD monitor after the
metering preparations are complete.
●
Replay Mode (Simple Display)
The following information is displayed for the
Simple Display.
•
•
•
•
File no.
•Image no. (Replay image no. / total)
Shooting date / time •Compression (
)
Resolution (
)
Movie ( ) •Protection status ( )
Replay Mode (Detailed Display)
The following information is also displayed for
the Detailed Display.
Basic Functions ●
The recording time for movies is also
displayed.
The following information may be displayed,
depending on the image.
Sound file (WAVE file) is attached.
An audio file other than a wave file, or a
file with unrecognized format, is
attached.
A JPEG file not supported by “Design
rule for Camera File system” standards.
Shooting Mode
p. 46
RAW file format
Exposure Compensation
p. 59
Unrecognizable file formats
•••
•••
White Balance
ISO Speed
Photo Effect
p. 60
ISO 50 100 200 400
p. 64
p. 63
Resolution (Movies)
p. 47
Flash
p. 49
Metering Mode
p. 58
Macro / Infinity
p. 51
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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Basic Functions ●
Using the Viewfinder
You can reduce power consumption by turning
off the LCD monitor and shooting images with
the viewfinder.
1 Align the subject with the center of the
optical viewfinder and shoot.
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About the AF Function
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 (p. 57).
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.
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Basic Functions ●
Pressing the Shutter Button
You can press the shutter button all the way
down or halfway.
Pressing Halfway
Automatically sets the
exposure, focus and
white balance. The
camera beeps twice
when settings are
completed, then the
upper indicator lights
green (orange when the
flash has been selected
(p. 6).).
Pressing Fully
The shutter sounds
once, and the image is
shot. The upper
indicator blinks green
while the image is being
recorded to the CF card.
(p. 6)
You cannot shoot an image while the flash
is charging up.
AF-assist Beam
The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit
when the shutter button is pressed halfway
to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e.
dark conditions.
The AF-assist beam can be turned off
(p. 106). If animals are your subject, turn off
the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid
startling them.
• If the AF-assist beam is turned off, it may
become more difficult for the camera to
focus.
• Even if the AF-assist beam is turned off,
if the flash is on red eye reduction auto
or is in slow synchro mode, the red eye
reduction indicator may emit.
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Basic Functions ●
Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting
The images that have been shot will be
displayed for approximately 3 to 10 seconds*,
even when the shutter button is released right
after the image has been taken. You can also
check the image with the following steps.
* The display time can be changed (p. 106).
• Keeping the shutter button pressed.
• Pressing the SET button while the image is
displayed in the LCD monitor.
Press the shutter button halfway again to
stop displaying it and to continue shooting.
You can erase the images while they are
displayed (p. 77).
Using the Digital Zoom
When the LCD monitor is on, you can digitally
zoom in on a subject. Images can be zoomed
up to approximately 5.1 times.
Adjust Zoom
Button: The subject
will be enlarged.
Button: The subject
will be reduced.
The digital zoom can be set to [Off]
(p. 106).
The image will appear grainier as the image
is digitally zoomed.
Digital zoom is unavailable in some modes (p. 143).
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●
Basic Functions ●
Selecting Menus and Settings
Use the menus as shown below to operate the
camera's basic settings used for shooting and
replaying. You can carry out the settings by
either using the FUNC. button or the MENU
button.
3 Press
wish to set.
to select the settings you
Settings with the FUNC. Button (shooting mode only)
1 Press the FUNC. button.
4 Press the FUNC. button.
• Icons enabling you to change the settings will
appear on the left of the LCD monitor.
• The icons displayed indicate the current
settings.
2 Press
The menu will close.
You can shoot with the selected
settings if you press the shutter button
immediately after step 3.
to select a menu item.
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●
Basic Functions ●
Settings with the MENU button
1 Press the MENU button.
The menu appears.
In
modes
• Differs slightly depending
on the shooting mode.
In
to select the Rec. / Play,
Set up or My Camera menu.
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to select the settings you
wish to set.
For items with [...] next to them, click
the SET button and carry out the
settings from the next displayed
menu. Once the settings are
complete, press the SET button again
and confirm these settings.
mode
2 Press
3 Press
4 Press
to select a menu item.
5 Press the MENU button.
In the shooting mode, you can also
close the menu by pressing the
shutter button halfway.
●
Menu Display
Basic Functions ●
Set and
Confirm
Change the Menu
End
FUNC. Menu
Shooting
Mode
FUNC. Menu
Rec. / Play / Set up / My Camera Menu
Shooting
Mode
Rec. Menu
Differs slightly depending
on the shooting mode
Replay
Mode
Set up Menu
Play Menu
My Camera Menu
Menus can be switched whenever the
button is pressed.
or
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Basic Functions ●
Menu Settings and Default Settings
This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings.
Items set with the FUNC. button
*Default Settings
Menu Items
Available Settings
Exposure Compensation
-2 – ±0* – +2
White Balance
ISO Speed
Photo Effect
*/
/
/
/
/
p. 60
AUTO / 50* / 100 / 200 / 400
*/
/
Compression
Resolution
/
Reference
Pages
p. 59
/
*/
(Still picture)
/
/
p. 64
/
p. 63
p. 47
*/
/
/
(Movie)
/
*/
p. 47
Items set with the MENU button
Menu Items
Rec. Menu
(red)
AiAF
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Self-timer
Available Settings
On* / Off
10sec* /
Reference
Pages
p. 57
2sec
p. 52
AF-assist Beam
On* / Off
p. 106
Digital Zoom
On* / Off
p. 34
Review
Off / 3sec* – 10sec (settings in seconds)
p. 34
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Items set with the MENU button
Set up Menu (Yellow)
Menu Items
Basic Functions ●
*Default Settings
Available Settings
Reference
Pages
Beep
On* / Off
p. 109
Auto Power Down
On* / Off
p. 109
Date / Time
Sets the date / time
p. 23
Format
Formats the CF card
p. 78
Shutter Volume
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
p. 109
Playback Vol.
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
p. 109
Start-up Vol.
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
p. 110
Operation Vol.
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
p. 110
Selftimer Vol.
Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
p. 110
File No. Reset
On / Off*
p. 110
Language
English* / Deutsch / Français / Nederlands / Dansk / Suomi /
Italiano / Norsk / Svenska / Español / Chinese / Japanese
p. 24
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Basic Functions ●
●
Items set with the MENU button
Play Menu (Blue)
Menu Items
My Camera Menu
(Purple)
•
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Available Settings
Reference
Pages
Protect
Turns image protection On and Off
p. 76
Rotate
Rotates the displayed the image
p. 72
Sound Memo
Attaches a sound memo to images
p. 73
Erase All
Erases all images
p. 77
Auto Play
Automatically replays images
p. 75
Print Order
Sets the print order
p. 92
Transfer Order
Sets the transfer settings
p. 98
*/
*/
*/
*/
*/
/
/
/
/
/
p. 111
Selftimer Sound
/
/
/
/
/
Shutter Sound
/
*/
/
p. 111
Theme
•
•
*Default Settings
Start-up Image
Start-up Sound
Operation Sound
p. 111
p. 111
p. 111
p. 111
Some menu items are unavailable in certain shooting modes.
In My Camera Menu's (
) and (
), you can set up your favorite picture and sound. For details, refer to
"Registering My Camera Settings (p. 43)", or to your Software Starter Guide.
The default for all of the settings changed by the menu and button operations except for [Date / Time] and
[Language] can be restored all at once (p. 112).
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Basic Functions ●
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and start-up, shutter, operation and selftimer sounds. Each menu item has three choices.
Example: Start-up image
The
option features science fiction related images and sounds. The
animals.
option features
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Basic Functions ●
Changing My Camera Settings
1 Press the MENU button.
The menu will appear.
In
mode
mode
• Differs slightly depending
on the shooting mode.
.
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, and
the contents you wish to set with
.
4 Press the MENU button.
In
2 Select a [
3 Select a menu item with
(My Camera)] menu with
If you select [Theme] in step 3, you can
select a consistent theme for each of the My
Camera settings.
If the Beep option in the Set up menu is set
to [On], the beep sounds even if each sound
item is individually set to [Off] in the My
Camera menu.
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Registering My Camera Settings
Images recorded onto the CF card and newly
recorded sounds can be added as My Camera
settings to the
and
menu items. You can
also use the supplied software to upload your
computer's images and sounds to the camera.
1 Press the button.
2 Press the MENU button.
The menu will appear.
3 Select a [
.
Basic Functions ●
(My Camera)] menu with
4 Select a menu item with
choose
and
with
, and
.
will be displayed.
5 Press the DISP. button.
Start-up Image
Go to step 6
Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation
Sound, and Self-Timer Sound
Go to step 7
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Basic Functions ●
6 Select the image you wish to register 8 Select
with
, and press the SET button.
Proceed to step 9
(Record) with
press the SET button.
9 Select OK with
SET button.
7 Select
(Record) with
press the SET button.
, and press the
, and
Recording will start.
Once the time is up, recording will automatically
stop.
Start-up Sound: 1 second, Operation Sound: 0.3 second,
Self-Timer Sound: 2 seconds, Shutter Sound: 0.3 second
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, and
10Press the MENU button.
Sounds recorded with the movie and sound memo
functions (p. 73) cannot be added as My Camera
settings.
When you register new My Camera settings, the
previously registered settings are erased.
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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.
•
-
Start-up Image
Recording Format: JPEG (baseline JPEG)
Sampling Rate:
4:2:0 or 4:2:2
Image Size:
320 x 240 pixels
File Capacity:
20KB or less
• Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter
Sounds
- Recording Format:
WAVE (monaural)
- Quantization Bits:
8bit
- Sampling Frequency: 11.025kHz or 8.000kHz
Basic Functions ●
- Recording Time
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
Start-up Sound
1.0 sec. or less
1.3 sec. or less
Operation Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Self-timer Sound
2.0 sec. or less
2.0 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less
0.4 sec. or less
Any file formats other than those described above
cannot be used with this camera.
As example of this function is to record "Say
Cheese", as the 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 to
the My Camera Settings files.
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Shooting
Selecting the Shooting Mode
The following modes are available with this
camera.
Auto
The camera automatically makes
most of the settings for you.
Manual
You can manually adjust the
exposure, white balance, and other
settings before shooting.
Stitch
Assist
For shooting panorama
composition images
Movie
For shooting movies
The details on settings for each mode are kept
even if the shooting mode is changed.
When the power is turned off, the settings are
also retained for certain shooting modes, but
not for others (p. 142).
Selecting
,
,
or
1 Set the shooting mode switch to
2 Press the SET button.
3 Select the shooting mode with
and press the SET button.
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Still image
,
Selecting
1 Set the shooting mode switch to
This will switch to movie mode.
Movie
.
The shooting mode selected is the same as
when the camera was last turned off.
.
●
Shooting ●
Changing the Resolution / Compression
You can change the resolution and compression (excluding movies) settings to suit your purpose.
Resolution
(Large)
2048 x 1536 pixels
(Medium 1)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Medium 2)
1024 x 768 pixels
(Small)
Purpose
Large
• Print A4 size* 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.) or larger prints
• Print letter size 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.) or larger prints
• 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
• Print card size 86 x 54 mm (3.4 x 2.1 in.) prints
Small
640 x 480 pixels
• Send images via e-mail
• Shoot more images
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Compression
Superfine
Purpose
High Quality
Fine
• Shoot higher quality images
• Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Normal
• Shoot more images
• Movies can be shot with the following resolution.
Resolution
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
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Shooting ●
1 Press the FUNC. button.
2 Select * or * with
4 Press the FUNC. button.
.
*The current setting is displayed.
See "Functions Available in Each Shooting
Mode" (p. 142).
For information on necessary space per
image (approximate), types of CF cards and
the number of images per card see,
“Specifications” (p. 132, 133).
Example: Compression
3 Select the compression or resolution
with
.
Example: Compression
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Shooting ●
Using the Flash
Auto
The flash fires automatically as
required by the light level.
Red-Eye
Reduction,
Auto
The flash may fire automatically
as required by the light level. The
red-eye reduction indicator fires
with each shot.
Flash On
The flash will fire.
Flash Off
The flash will not fire.
SlowSynchro
The flash timing is adjusted to
slow shutter speeds. This
reduces the chance that the
background will be dark when
shots are taken at night or in
rooms with artificial lighting. The
red-eye reduction indicator fires
with each shot. Use of a tripod is
recommended.
1 Press
(
on the omni selector) as
necessary to select the desired flash
mode.
—
—
—
—
: Available
: Available only for the first image
2 Shoot the image.
The flash will fire when the indicator lights
orange. (It won't fire if set to )
Shots cannot be taken while the flash is
charging.
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●
Shooting ●
If the flash is used in macro mode, the light may not
be controlled correctly. In this case, set a higher
ISO sensitivity or use other lightings instead of
using the flash.
When shooting with a high ISO sensitivity and
using the built-in flash, there is more of a chance of
overexposure the closer you are to the subject.
Please note that a slow shutter speed will be
selected in dark places when the flash is set to off
or slow synchro. Be careful to avoid camera shake
under these conditions.
• Shooting in
Mode
Be careful to hold the camera still to avoid camera
shake.
• Shooting in
or
/
Mode
Fix the camera to a tripod since the shutter speed
will be slower than in the
mode.
If an image is dark in
mode, reshooting in
mode will make it brighter.
The flash may take approximately 10 seconds to
charge. The LCD monitor, if it is on, will go off
after the indicator flashes orange while
recharging. The LCD monitor will come back on
after the indicator lights a steady orange when
recharging is completed.
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Recharging time may vary according to shooting
conditions and battery charge levels.
The flash fires twice. A preparatory pre-flash is
followed by the main flash. The exposure
readings obtained from the subject with the preflash are used to set the optimal flash intensity
for the main flash, which is used to shoot the
image.
Red-Eye Reduction
Light reflecting back from the eyes may appear
red when the flash is used in dark places. Use
the auto red-eye reduction* for these situations.
For this mode to be effective, the subject must be
looking right at the red-eye reduction indicator.
Try asking them to look at the red-eye indicator.
Even better results can be obtained by
increasing the lighting in indoor settings or
coming closer to the subject.
The shutter will not activate for approximately 1
second after the red-eye reduction indicator
fires, even when the shutter button is pressed all
the way down in order to improve the effect. If
you want to have more immediate shutter
response, set the flash setting to either ,
or
.
●
Macro /
Shooting ●
Infinity Modes
Macro
Use this mode when the distance
from the lens tip to the subject is 5
to 20 cm (2 to 7.9 in.).
Infinity
Use this mode to shoot
landscapes. Also use this mode
for compositions combining both
near and distant objects.
1 Press the
/
( on the omni
selector) to display
or .
—
2 Shoot the image.
If the flash is used in macro mode, the light may not
be controlled correctly. In this case, set a higher
ISO sensitivity or use other lightings instead of
using the flash.
Use the LCD monitor for shooting in macro
mode. Subjects framed in the viewfinder
when in macro mode may not appear in the
final image as intended due to the parallax
phenomenon.
The recordable area at the closest focal
distance is approximately 56 x 42 mm (2.2
x 1.7 in.).
: Available
: Available only for the first image
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Shooting ●
Continuous Mode
The camera shoots continuously at
approximately 2.2 frames per second* (Large/
Fine, LCD monitor off) while the shutter button
is held down.
* The figures reflect Canon’s testing standard.
The actual figures will vary according to the
shooting conditions and settings.
1 Press the
/
( on the omni
selector) as necessary so that
appears on the LCD monitor.
2 Shoot the image.
If internal memory becomes full, intervals
between shots may lengthen slightly.
If you are using the flash, shots are taken
more slowly to allow time for the flash to
recharge.
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Self-Timer
1 Press the
/
( on the omni
selector) as necessary so that
or
appears on the LCD monitor.
2 Shoot the image.
• The self-timer starts when the shutter button
is pressed and the self-timer indicator blinks.
The image will be shot after the number of
seconds set in the menu have elapsed
(p. 106). The blinking will speed up
approximately 2 seconds before the shutter
activates.
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Shooting ●
Stitch Assist Mode
Use this mode when taking shots that you want
to combine into a panorama. To create the
panorama itself, you must stitch the images
together on your computer.
To create the panorama at your computer,
use the PhotoStitch software that came with
your camera.
Framing a Subject
The PhotoStitch program detects the
overlapping portions of adjoining images and
merges them. When shooting, try to include a
distinctive item (landmark) in the overlapping
portions.
There are two stitch assist modes based on the
shooting direction as shown in the following.
Left→right
Shoots horizontally from left to right.
Right→left
Shoots horizontally from right to left.
• 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.
• Do not include moving items in the overlap.
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●
Shooting ●
• Do not try to stitch images that include both
distant and close items. Objects may appear
warped or doubled up.
• Make the brightness in each image
consistent. The final image will appear
unnatural if the difference in brightness is
too great.
• Pan (swivel) the camera to take successive
shots.
• To shoot close-ups, slide the camera over
the subject, keeping it parallel as you move.
Shooting
1 Shoot the first image.
2 Shoot the next image so that it
overlaps the first image.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapping
portions can be corrected when the images
are stitched together.
• Press the
to return to a previous image
that you want to reshoot.
3 Shoot the next images in the same
way.
You can shoot up to 26 images.
4 Press the SET button to end the
shooting.
See "Functions Available in Each Shooting
Mode" (p. 142).
The settings for the first image shot are
applied for all subsequent images.
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Shooting ●
Movie Mode
The resolution can be set to [
(640 x 480)],
[
(320 x 240)], or [
(160 x 120)]. (p. 47)
1 Press the shutter button all the way to
start recording movie images.
• The recording time (in seconds) and a red
circle appear in the LCD monitor during
shooting.
• During the shooting , sound is simultaneously
recorded.
2 Press the shutter button all the way
again to stop the recording.
• The maximum length of a movie clip (approx.
15 frames/sec) is
: approx. 30 seconds*,
: approx. 3 minutes,
: approx. 3 minutes
(According to Canon’s standardized tests).
* Using an optional Canon FC-256 MH CF
Card (not sold in some regions). When using
the CF card supplied with the camera. The
maximum length is approximately 14 sec.
These times may vary with the subject and
shooting conditions. Recording will automatically stop when the maximum is reached or
when the CF card runs out of free capacity.
Please be careful not to touch the microphone
while shooting.
The exposure, focus and white balance are fixed to
the settings value (of the first frame) when shooting
starts.
After shooting, the green indicator blinks while
recording to the CF card. You cannot shoot images
at this time.
See "Functions Available in Each Shooting
Mode" (p. 142).
Sound is recorded monaurally.
During the shooting of a movie clip, the
shutter sound will not be heard.
QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to replay
movie files (AVI / Motion JPEG) on a
computer. QuickTime (for Windows) is
included on the Canon Digital Camera
Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform,
this program is generally bundled with Mac
OS 8.5 or later operating systems.
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Shooting ●
Using the Focus Lock
The following types of subjects may not be
suited to autofocus photography. Use the focus
lock in these situations.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the
surroundings
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the
center of the composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
• Subjects through glass
Try to shoot as close to the glass as possible
to reduce the chances of light reflecting back
off the glass.
1 Aim the camera so that a subject at
the same focal distance as the main
subject is centered in the viewfinder
or in the AF frame displayed on the
LCD monitor.
2 Press and hold the shutter button
halfway, and wait until the camera
beeps twice.
3 Re-aim the camera direction to
compose the shot as desired and
press the shutter button all the way.
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Shooting ●
Switching between AF Modes
While the AF function is set to AiAF, you can
change it to the center AF frame.
The camera automatically selects
an AF frame from five AF frames to
On focus on according to the shooting
conditions.
1 In the [Rec.] menu, select
(AiAF).
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
Focus is selected for the center of
the AF frame. This helps you to
Off make sure that the focus is exactly
where you want it.
2 Press to select [On] or [Off].
3 Press the MENU button.
Press the shutter button instead of the MENU
button to shoot an image with the set AF mode.
The center AF frame mode is used when
the digital zoom is activated.
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Shooting ●
Switching between Light Metering Modes
You can switch between metering modes to
shoot.
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Evaluative
Light Metering
Appropriate for standard shooting
conditions, including backlit
scenes. The camera divides
images into several zones for light
metering. It evaluates the
complex lighting conditions, such
as the position of the subject, the
brightness, the direct light, and
the backlighting, and adjusts the
settings to the correct exposure
for the main subject.
CenterWeighted
Averaging
Averages the light metered from
the entire frame, but gives
greater weight to the subject
matter at the center.
Spot AE Point
Meters the area within the spot
AE point at the center of the
LCD monitor. Use this mode
when the subject is backlit or
surrounded by strong light.
1 Press
( on the omni selector) as
necessary to display either , , or
.
2 Shoot the image.
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Shooting ●
Adjusting the Exposure
If you are shooting against a bright background
or strong backlight, you may need to correct
the exposure so that the subject doesn’t come
out too dark.
1 Press the FUNC. button and select
* with
.
*The current settings is displayed.
2 Press
to adjust the compensation.
• The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 steps in
the range -2 to +2.
• You can check the results of the
compensation by viewing the image on the
LCD monitor when it is on.
• You can shoot another image immediately
after making a setting. You can check the
result of your setting as the image will be
displayed again after shooting.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
If you wish to turn compensation off, set the
compensation value to 0.
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Shooting ●
Setting the White Balance
When the white balance is set to match the
light source, the camera can reproduce colors
more accurately.
Auto
The camera sets the white balance
automatically according to shooting
conditions.
Daylight
Use when shooting outdoors in sunlight
on a clear day.
Cloudy
Use when shooting outdoors and the
sunlight is not enough such as under
cloudy skies, in shade or at dusk.
Tungsten
For recording under tungsten and bulbtype 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting.
Fluorescent
For recording under warm-white, coolwhite or warm-white (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
For recording under daylight fluorescent,
Fluorescent H or daylight fluorescent-type (3wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
Custom
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For setting a custom value with a white
sheet of paper, etc., to obtain the optimal
white balance for the conditions.
1 Press the FUNC. button and select
* with
.
*The current settings is displayed.
2 Press
See
to select white balance.
•
page 61 for the
option.
• A shot can be taken immediately by pressing
the shutter button. The menu will reappear
after the shot, allowing you to adjust the
setting.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
The white balance cannot be set when
(sepia) or
(B / W) photo effect is
selected.
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Setting a Custom White Balance
You can set a custom white balance to obtain
the optimal setting for the shooting conditions
by having the camera evaluate an object, such
as a piece of white paper or cloth or a photoquality gray card that you wish to establish as
the standard white color.
1 Press the FUNC. button and select
* with
.
*The current settings is displayed.
2 Select
with
.
Shooting ●
3 Aim the camera at a piece of white
paper or cloth, and press the SET
button.
• Aim the camera so that the white paper, cloth
or gray card completely fills the frame at the
center of the LCD monitor or the entire optical
viewfinder before pressing the SET button.
The camera reads the white balance data
when you press the SET button.
• You can shoot right after setting the white
balance. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings,
easily.
4 Press the FUNC. button.
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Shooting ●
To set and use a custom white balance
setting, it is advisable to select the
shooting mode and set the exposure
compensation to zero ( ). The correct
white balance may not be obtained when
the exposure is incorrect (image is
completely black or white).
Since the white balance data cannot be
read in
and
modes, preset the white
balance in another shooting mode.
Set the flash on or off when setting a
custom white balance. The white balance
may not be accurate if the setting conditions
and shooting conditions are not the same. If
the flash fires when setting a custom white
balance with the flash set to
or ,
ensure that you also use the flash when you
go to shoot.
The custom white balance setting is not
cancelled even if settings are reset to
default settings. (p. 112)
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Shooting ●
Changing the Photo Effect
An image can be recorded in a different Photo
Effect Mode.
Effect Off
Records normally with this
setting.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and
color saturation to record in bold
colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and
color saturation to record neutral
hues.
Low
Records subjects with softened
Sharpening outlines.
Sepia
Records images in sepia tones.
B/W
Records images in black and
white.
1 Press the FUNC. button, and select
* with
.
*The current settings is displayed.
2 Select the photo effect with
.
• If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the
photo effect by viewing the image on the LCD
monitor.
• A shot can be taken immediately by pressing
the shutter button. The menu will reappear
after the shot, allowing you to adjust the
setting.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
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Shooting ●
Changing the ISO Speed
Change the ISO speed when you wish to shoot
in a dark area or use a fast shutter speed.
1 Press the FUNC. button, and select
* with
.
*The current settings is displayed.
2 Press to select the ISO speed.
3 Press the FUNC. button.
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Higher ISO speeds increase the image
noise. To take clean images, use as low an
ISO speed as possible.
Although the AUTO setting selects the
optimal speed, it will automatically raise the
speed when the shooting condition limits
are reached. It will also raise the speed
when the light from the flash is insufficient to
illuminate the subject matter.
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Shooting ●
Resetting the File Number
Select the set up method for the file number.
On
The camera resets the file number to 100-0001
each time you insert a new (unused) CF card.
If you insert a card that already contains some
images, numbering resumes from the next
available number.
Off
The camera remembers the last file number,
and starts numbering from the next number
when you insert a new CF card.
1 In the [Set up] menu, select
No. Reset).
(File
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
2 Press
to select [On] or [Off] and
press the MENU button.
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 File Capacity
Each folder usually contains up to 100
images. However, since images shot in
or
/
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.
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Replaying
Displaying Images Individually
Use this feature to view recorded images one
at a time on the LCD monitor (Single Image
Replay).
1 Press the
2 Press
button.
The last image shot is displayed.
image.
Hold down
continuously.
to switch the displayed
to display images
Magnifying Images
1 Press the
replay.
button during single
The image enlarges gradually by up to 10 times.
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Approximate Location
of the Magnified Area
• When you hold down the SET button and
press the
button, the image enlarges in the
order: approximately 2.5 times →
approximately 5 times → approximately 10
times.
• Press
to change the display
position vertically and horizontally.
• To return to normal-size display, press the
button several times.
Movies cannot be enlarged.
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Replaying ●
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine
View nine images at once on the LCD monitor
(Index View) so that you can search the image
quickly.
1 Press the
button.
Nine images appear at a time.
2 Press
image.
3 Press the
to select the
Changing the Displayed Images
1 Press the
button while the index is
being replayed.
2 Press
to change the image.
• Hold the SET button and press the
to
jump to the first or last image.
• Press the
button to go to index replay.
button for an image you
want to zoom.
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Replaying ●
Viewing Movies
Replay movies you shot.
1 Press
to select the movie.
A movie displays with the
icon on it.
3 Select
with
SET button.
, and press the
The movie images and sound will play.
• You can adjust the volume with
.
• When a movie has finished replaying, it will
display the last frame.
Pausing and Resuming Play
• Press the SET button to pause the movie.
Press it again to resume.
2 Press the SET button.
The movie cannot be replayed when in index
replay.
The movie replay panel appears.
Volume
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Fast Forwarding/Rewinding
Select one of the following operations with
, and press the SET button.
: Return to Single Image View
: First Frame
: Previous Frames (Rewinds if the SET
button is held down)
: Next Frame (Fast forwards if the SET
button is held down)
Replaying ●
Editing Movies
You can delete unwanted portions from the first
or second half of the movie clip.
1 Select the movie you wish to edit, and
press the SET button.
• Viewing Movies (p. 68)
2 Select
(Edit) with
the SET button.
, and press
: Last Frames
You may experience frame dropping and audio
breakup when replaying a movie on a computer
with in sufficient system resources.
The movie editing panel and the movie editing
bar will appear.
If it's in replay mode, you can also adjust the
volume of the movie from the Set up menu
(p. 109).
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Replaying ●
3 Select the editing method with
.
5 Select
(Replay) with
press the SET button.
, and
• The temporarily edited movie will start
playing.
• The movie will stop if you press the SET
button while it is playing.
6 Select
(Save) with
press the SET button.
: Deletes frames in the first half of the
movie
, and
: Deletes frames in the second half of the
movie
: Reverts to the movie replay panel
4 Select the editing position with
Editing position
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.
• When
is selected, the edited movie is not
saved and the camera reverts to replay.
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7 Select [Overwrite] or [New File] with
, and press the SET button.
• [Overwrite]: Saves the edited movie under the
same file name as the original
movie. The original data is
deleted.
• [New File]: Saves the edited movie under a
new file name. The original data
is not deleted.
• When there is not enough space left on the
CF card, only the overwrite function is
available. If this happens,
appears on the
counter of the movie editing bar.
Replaying ●
Protected movies cannot be edited.
It may take approx. 3 minutes to save an edited
movie. In case the battery runs out during that
period, the saving process may not be able to be
completed. To prevent this, it is recommended to
use unused fully charged AA size alkaline batteries
or fully charged AA-size NiMH batteries (sold
separately), or the AC Adapter Kit ACK 800 (sold
separately). (p. 121)
Movies with an original length of 2 seconds
or more can be edited.
The minimum length for movie clips is 1
second.
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Replaying ●
Rotating Images in the Display
You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
1 In the [Play] Menu, select
and press the SET button.
(Rotate)
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
2 Press
to select the image to be
rotated and press the SET button.
Press the SET button to rotate the Image 90°,
270° and back to original orientation.
90°
0° (Original)
270°
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3 Press the MENU button.
Movie images cannot be rotated.
If an image has been rotated in the camera
before being loaded onto a computer, the
particular software in use will determine
whether or not the rotation settings are
retained.
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Replaying ●
Attaching Sound Memos to Image
In replay mode (including single replay, index
replay, and magnifying replay), you can attach
sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image.
The sound data are saved in WAVE format.
1 Select
(sound memo) from the
[Play] menu, and press the SET
button.
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
2 Select the image to which you wish to
attach the sound memo with
and press the SET button.
3 Select
with
SET button.
, and press the
• The recording starts and the elapsed time is
displayed. Speak towards the microphone of
the camera.
• To stop recording, press the SET button. To
restart recording press the SET button again.
• You can add as many sound memos as you
like until their total reaches 60 seconds.
,
The AV panel appears
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Replaying ●
Playing the Sound Memos
Select
(Replay) in step 3. The [ ] icon is
displayed to images with sound memos.
(Only when image information exists)
To stop replaying, press the SET button. To
resume replaying, press the SET button again.
You can adjust the volume with
.
Erasing the Sound Memos
Select
in step 3.
Erasing the Sound Memos Settings
Press the MENU button in step 3.
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You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
You can not record or play back 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.
Sound memos for protected images cannot be
erased (p. 76).
You can also adjust the volume of the
sound memo in the Set up menu. (p. 109)
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Replaying ●
Auto Play
Use this feature to automatically replay all of
the images in the CF card (Auto Play). The
LCD monitor displays each image for
approximately 3 seconds.
1 In the [Play] Menu, select
(Auto
Play) and press the SET button.
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
Auto play starts.
• As with the single image display mode,
pressing the
during auto play will
advance through the images more rapidly.
Pausing and Resuming Auto Play
You can pause Auto Play at any time by
pressing the SET button. You can then restart
it by pressing the SET button again.
Stopping Auto Play
To stop Auto Play, press the MENU button.
The display interval may vary for some
images.
Movie images play for the length of time that
they were recorded.
The power-saving function is disabled
during Auto Play (p. 27).
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Replaying ●
Protecting Images
Use the protect feature to protect important
images from accidental erasure.
1 In the [Play] Menu, select
and press the SET button.
2 Press
to select the image you
want to protect and press the SET
button.
icon appears on the protected image.
Protected Icon
• To release the protection, press the SET
button again.
• You can make the selection of images easier
by toggling between single replay and index
replay with the
button.
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Press the MENU button.
(Protect)
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
The
3
Please note that even protected images are erased
when a CF card is reformatted.
Erasing
Remember that erased images cannot be recovered.
Be careful to avoid accidental erasures.
This function will not erase protected images (p. 76).
Erasing Single Images
Erasing All Images
1 Press the
1 In the [Play] Menu, select
to select the image
you want to erase and press the
button.
(Erase
all) and press the SET button.
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
2 Press
to select [OK] and press
the SET button.
2 Press the
to select [Erase] and
press the SET button.
Select [Cancel] instead of [Erase] and press the
SET button if you decide you do not want to
erase the image.
Select [Cancel] instead of [OK] and press the
SET button if you decide you do not want to
erase the images.
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Erasing ●
Formatting a CF Card
You should format a CF card when you wish to
use a new one, or when you wish to delete not
only the images in the CF card but also other
data.
Formatting a CF card will permanently erase all
data already on it, including all of its protected
images. Check the contents before formatting
cards that were previously used.
1 In the [Set up] Menu, select
(Format) and press the SET button.
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
2 Press
to select [OK] and press
the SET button.
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Select [Cancel] and press the SET button to
cancel the formatting.
If the camera is not operating correctly, the
CF card may be corrupted. Formatting the
card may solve the problem.
If you are using a CF card from another
manufacturer and the card is not functioning
correctly, you may be able to correct the
problem by formatting the card.
CF cards formatted with another camera, a
computer or peripheral device may not
operate correctly. Format these cards with
this camera. If formatting in the camera
doesn’t work properly, turn the camera off
and re-insert the CF card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
Printing
About Printing
This camera supports direct printing. By connecting the camera to an optional direct print
compatible printer (CP series)*1 or a Bubble Jet printer (sold separately) that supports the direct
print function, you can send the image from the CF card directly to the printer using the camera
buttons. Or, 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 to have
them printed out later.
*1 The direct print
icon appears on direct print compatible CP series printers.
*2 Digital Print Order Format.
Refer to the System Map included with this camera kit for direct print function compatible printer
(CP Series) information.
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Printing ●
BJ Printer with the direct
print function
DPOF Print Settings
● Select the image you want to print
(p. 92)
● Select how many copies you want
(p. 92)
Optional Canon direct
print function
compliant printer
(CP series)
* The supplied DPOF-compliant
software is needed for actually
transferring the images.
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● Select how many copies you
want (p. 87)
● Select the print style (p. 87)
● Select the print style (p. 94)
DPOF Transfer Settings
● Select the image you want to send
through e-mail* (p. 98)
Print Settings for Direct Print Function
Printed
images
Photo lab
● Trimming (p. 90)
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Printing ●
Selecting from the Print Order Menu
Use the Print Order Menu as shown below to select all print settings. Make sure to keep the
camera in replay mode.
Direct Print Function - Replay
Style
Image (p. 87)
Paper (p. 88)
Borders (p. 87)
Date (p. 87)
Number of copies (p. 87)
Trimming (p. 90)
DPOF Settings - Replay
Order-Number of copies (p. 92)
Print Type (p. 94)
Set up
Date (p. 94)
File No. (p. 94)
Reset (p. 95)
Print Order Menu
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Printing ●
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Connecting to a Direct Print Function
Compatible Printer (CP Series)
Two direct interface cables are included with
Canon printers having the direct print function.
Use the DIF-100 cable with the
mark on the
connector when connecting to this camera.
If you plan to print out many prints in a single
session, it is recommended that you power the
camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (p. 121) or
else load fully charged NiMH batteries (p. 118) or
unused alkaline batteries before you begin.
Refer to the System Map included with this
camera kit for printer information.
Please see your printer's manual for
instructions on loading paper and installing
an ink cassette.
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1 Turn off the Camera.
2 Attach the power cable to the printer
and plug the other end into power
supply. Or, install the printer’s
rechargeable battery.
• Depending on the type of printer you have, it
may or may not use rechargeable batteries.
Refer to your printer’s user guide.
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Printing ●
3 Connect the camera and printer using 4 Press the printer's ON/OFF button to
the direct interface cable.
turn on the power.
• When you insert the cable, make sure the
mark of the cable faces the front of the
camera.
With the Card Photo Printer CP-10, the power
turns on when the power cord is connected to
the printer as shown in step 2.
5 Press the
button to turn the
camera power on.
If the printer is correctly connected, the
will appear on the LCD monitor.
to Printer
icon
DIGITAL Terminal
Direct Interface Cable
DIF-100
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Printing ●
Connecting Bubble Jet Printer to the Camera
Please read the user guide supplied with your BJ
printer to see if it is compatible with the direct print
function, and for instructions on connection cables
and general operations.
1 Turn off the camera.
2 Turn the BJ printer's power on after
you have connected the power cord to
the BJ printer and inserted the other
end in a power outlet.
3 Connect the camera and printer using
the cable.
When inserting the cable, make sure the
mark faces the front of the camera.
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DIGITAL Terminal
to Printer
Connection Cable
4 Press the
button to turn the
camera power on.
If the printer is correctly connected, the
will appear on the LCD monitor.
icon
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On Bubble Jet printers with operation
panels, images cannot be printed through
the operation panel while the camera is
connected.
Movies cannot be played back or the
language cannot be set with SET + MENU
button when the camera is connected to a
printer.
When the printer is disconnected, the
or
symbol will disappear from the LCD
monitor and the camera will revert to
standard replay mode.
Disconnecting the cable of the camera and
the printer
1. Disconnect the cable from the printer
2. Turn off the camera
3. Disconnect the cable form the camera
Printing ●
Printing
* The following illustrations show examples from a
direct print function compatible printer (CP Series).
Options for the Style category will differ slightly for BJ
printers.
An image can be printed when displayed in
single replay or selected in index replay.
1 Press
to select the image you
wish to print, and then press the SET
button.
2 Set the number of prints (p. 87), the
print style (p. 87) and trimming (p. 90)
settings as required.
3 Select [Print] and press the SET
When disconnecting the cable from the camera's
Digital terminal, be sure to hold the connector at its
sides and pull it straight out.
button.
The image will start to print and, when it is
completely finished, the display will revert to the
replay screen.
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Printing ●
Movies cannot be printed.
Cancel Printing
Press the SET button while printing. A
confirmation screen will appear. Press
to select [OK] and press the SET
button.
• Direct Print Function Compatible Printers
(CP Series)
A print in progress cannot be stopped.
The printer will stop after the current print
is complete and the camera will display its
replay screen at that point.
• BJ Printers
The printer will stop printing the current
image and eject the paper.
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Printing Errors
An error message appears if an error
occurs for some reason during the printing
process (p. 115). Use the
to select
[Cancel] or [Resume] and press the SET
button (with a BJ printer, the print will
automatically restart if the error is resolved).
• Direct Print Function Compatible Printers
(CP Series)
The [Resume] option may not appear with
some types or error. In that case, select
[Stop].
• BJ Printers with the Direct Print Function
- The [Continue] and [Stop] options may
appear with some error message.
- On BJ printers equipped with an
operation panel, an error number
displays on the panel. Please refer to
the Bubble Jet Printer Quick Start
Guide for the remedies corresponding
to the error numbers.
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Printing ●
Print Settings (Direct Print Function)
You can specify print settings while a printer is
connected.
Setting the Number of Copies
1 While displaying the image, press the
SET button and press
[copies].
to select
Setting the Print Style
You can set the following contents.
Direct Print Function Compatible Printer (CP Series)
Image
Borders
Standard
Prints one image per page.
Multiple*
Prints eight copies of the
same image on one page.
Borderless
Prints right to the edge of
the page.
Bordered
Date
2 Set the number of copies with
Prints with a border.
Prints the image's creation
date.
* This setting is only available for Card-Size paper.
.
You can set from 1 to 99 prints.
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Printing ●
Direct Print Function Compliant BJ Printer
Paper
Borders
Select the paper size
from the following:
[Card #1], [Card #2],
[Card #3], [LTR] or [A4]
Refer to the BJ
printer's manual for
papers can be used
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SET button. Press
to select
[Style], then press the SET button.
Prints right to the
Borderless edges of the paper
Bordered Prints with a border
Date
1 While displaying the image, press the
Prints the image's
creation date
2 Press
to select [Image] (or
[Paper]), [Borders], or [Date].
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3 Select with
.
Image
(Direct Print Function
Compliant Printer (CP Series))
Select [Standard] or [Multiple]
Paper
(Direct Print Function
Compatible BJ Printer)
Select [Card #1], [Card #2],
[Card #3], [LTR] or [A4]
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Date
Select [On] or [Off].
4 Press the MENU button.
• If [Borderless] or [Multiple] is selected as the
print style, the top, bottom, and sides will be
cropped before printing.
Print Area Frame
Borders
Select [Borderless] or
[Bordered].
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Printing ●
If you print images marked with DPOF print
setting, the Date cannot be set. It will be
printed with the DPOF print setting. (p. 96)
If you are using a Direct Print Function
Compliant Printer (CP Series), when
[Multiple] is selected, date and borders
cannot be set. (The image will be printed
with the Date set to [Off] and the Borders
set to [Borderless].)
With the [Bordered] option, the border is
printed in practically the same space as the
recorded image.
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Specifying the Printing Area (Trimming)
You can print a portion of the image.
Before Trimming
Please set the Print Style (image, paper,
borders, date, etc.) first. (p. 87)
1 While displaying the image, press the
SET button. Press
to select
[Trimming] and press the SET button.
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2 Trim the image.
Printing ●
• Setting the Position of the Trimming Frame.
• Use
frame.
to position the trimming
• Rotating the Trimming Frame
3
• You can rotate the trimming frame by
pressing the DISP. button.
Press the SET button.
• Changing the Size of the Trimming Frame
• Press the
or the
button.
• The trimming frame can be changed to a
minimum selection of approximately half the
displayed image or a maximum selection that
is virtually the same size as the image.
• You can cancel the trimming setting by
pressing the
again when the trimming
frame is already set to the maximum size.
• When printing an image that has been
magnified using the trimming option, the
image quality may become coarser and
grainier depending on the magnifying rate.
With direct print function compatible printers
(CP Series), the trimming frame displays in
red.
•
•
•
•
The trimming setting only applies to one image
The trimming setting is cancelled with the following
operations.
Pressing the MENU button.
When you set the trimming of another image.
When you close the Print mode. (i.e. turn the
camera off, change the camera mode, or
disconnect the Direct Interface cable)
When you press
while the trimming frame is at
its maximum size.
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Printing ●
Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings)
You can select images on a CF card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance
using the camera. This is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing
service or for printing on a direct print function compatible printer (CP series) or a direct print
function compatible BJ printer.
Selecting Images for Printing
1 Display the [Print Order] menu.
(Standard) /
(Both)
You can now select the number of copies with
. (Max. 99 copies)
See "Selecting from the Print Order Menu"
(p. 81).
2 Select [Order] and press the SET
button.
3 Press
to select the image.
➤ For setting images one by one
The setting method will vary according to the
print type settings ( ) (p. 94) as shown in the
following.
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(Index)
Press
to place a check mark for
selecting the image and press it again to
remove the checkmark for deselecting.
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Printing ●
4 Press the MENU button.
You can set images for printing with the same
method even if the
button is pressed and
changed to index replay (3-image index
replay).
➤For setting all images on the CF card
• Press the
button to switch to index replay
(3-images display)
• After pressing the SET button, press
to select [Mark all]. Press the SET button
again to set for printing all images one at a
time.
• You can change the number of copies for
each image when the print type is [Standard] /
[Both]. You can remove the print settings
when the print type is [Index]. See from Step
3 for changing the settings.
• Select [Clear all] to remove all settings.
The
mark appears 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.
The output of some digital printers or photo lab
services may not reflect the specified print settings.
Movies cannot be printed.
Images are printed in order from oldest to
newest by the shooting date.
A maximum of 998 images can be set per
CF card.
The number of copies cannot be set when
the [Print Type] is set to [Index]. Only one
copy can be set at [Index].
Print settings can also be assigned to
images with the bundled software programs
on a computer.
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Setting the Print Style
You can set up the print style as follows.
Standard
Print
Type
Index
Print one image per sheet.
3 Press
(
,
or
4 Select with
to select the print style
).
.
Print index prints (multiple
reduced-size images per
page).
Print selected images both in
Both standard and index format.
Date
Include the date on the print.
File No.
Include the file number on
the print.
(Print Type)
Select [Standard],
[Index] or [Both].
Date
Select [On] or [Off].
1 Display the [Print Order] menu.
See "Selecting from the Print Order Menu"
(p. 81).
2 Press
to select [Set up] and
press the SET button.
File No.
Select [On] or [Off].
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5 Press the MENU button.
If you have chosen
(index) as the print type,
you cannot set [Date] and [File No.] to [On] at the
same time.
If you have chosen [Both] as the print type, you can
set both [Date] and [File No.] to [On], however, only
the file numbers will be printed on index prints.
The date is printed in a style set by
(p. 23).
Printing ●
Resetting the Print Settings
The Reset feature clears all print selections,
and resets Print Type to [Standard], Date to
[On], and File No. to [Off].
1 Display the [Print Order] menu.
See "Selecting from the Print Order Menu"
(p. 81).
2 Press
to select [Reset] and
press the SET button.
3 Press
to select [OK] and press
the SET button.
Select [Cancel] and press the SET button to
cancel the reset.
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Printing with DPOF Print Settings
You can use the DPOF print settings to print
with an optional direct print function compliant
printer (CP series), or with an optional direct
print function compliant BJ printer.
1 Display the [Print Order] menu.
See "Selecting from the Print Order Menu"
(p. 81).
2 Press
to select [Print] and press
the SET button.
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3 Set the print style as required.
• See "Setting the Print Style" (p. 87).
• A print style cannot be set if the print type is
set to [Index] in the DPOF print setting. (you
can select the type of paper with a BJ printer)
4 Press
to select [OK] and
press the SET button.
The image will start to print and, when it is
completely finished, the display will revert to the
replay screen.
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To print the date, set the [Date] setting in the print
order menu, in Step 2 on the previous page, to
[On]. You cannot set the date to print with the
[Style] menu in Step 3 on the previous page (p. 94).
If the print type is set to [Index], the date will not
print even if the [Date] setting is set to [On] in Step
2.
When [Print Type] is set to [Both], you can set both
the [Date] and [File Number] to [On] on your
camera. However, if you print the [Index], only the
file number will be printed. (If it's a BJ printer, when
you print the [Index], neither the date nor the file
number will be printed)
When [Print Type] is set to [Standard], the file
number is not printed.
When the Print Type is set to [Index], the
number of images that will be printed
depends on the size of the paper.
• Card Size: 20 images
• L Size: 42 images
• Postcard Size: 63 images
(For information on resolution when printing
with a BJ printer, refer to its manual)
Cancel Printing (p. 86)
Restarting Printing
Printing ●
• In the Print Order menu, select [Resume]
button and press the SET
using
button. The remaining images can be
printed.
• Printing cannot be restarted under the
following circumstances.
- If the print settings have been changed
before restarting.
- If the image for which the print settings
were set has been deleted before
restarting.
- If there was very little free space on the
CF card when the printing was
cancelled.
If these circumstances apply, you can
select [OK] in the print screen and reprint
starting from the first image. If printing
stops because the battery charge runs
out, change to an AC Adapter Kit
ACK800, or to fully charged AA-size
NiMH batteries before turning the camera
on.
Printing Errors (p. 115)
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Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)
Setting the Image Transfer
Using the camera, you can specify images you
wish to transfer and attach to e-mails. (Please
use the supplied software for actually
transferring images.) These settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) standards.
Selecting Images for Transferring
1 In the [Play] menu, select
(Transfer Order) and press the SET
button.
See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35).
The
mark will display on images that have had
transfer marks set by another DPOF-compliant
camera. These settings will be overwritten by any
marks set by your camera.
2 Press
to select [Order] and
press the SET button.
• You can remove all the transfer marks at
once by selecting [Reset].
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3 Select images for transferring.
➤ For setting images one by one
• Press
to select the image and mark or
remove checkmarks from images using
. The check marks are displayed when
set.
• The above method can be used even if you
press the
button to switch to index replay
(3-images display).
4 Press the MENU button.
Images are transferred in order from oldest
to newest by the shooting date.
A maximum of 998 images can be marked
per CF card.
➤ For setting all images on the CF card
• Press the
button to switch to index replay
(3-images display).
• After pressing the SET button, press
to
select [Mark all]. Press the SET button again
to set for printing all images one at a time.
• Select [Clear all] to remove all settings.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
Download images taken with the camera to a computer using one of the following ways:
• Connect the camera to a computer with the USB cable
You can then download images directly from the camera to a computer.
• Directly from a CF card
Using a laptop or a card reader, you can download images directly from the CF card.
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Connecting the camera to a computer via the USB Cable
IMPORTANT
You must install the software and driver
bundled on the supplied Canon Digital
Camera Solution Disk onto your computer if
you are using any of the following operation
systems:
Windows 98 (including Second Edition) /
Windows 2000 / Windows Me
Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2
After the software is installed, you can use it to
easily download images and print them or send
them by email.
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.
Please see the Software Starter Guide for
information on system requirements and
installation instructions.
2 Connect the supplied USB interface
cable to the computer's USB port and
the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
• You do not need to turn off the computer or
camera when making a USB connection.
• Please refer to your computer manual for
information regarding the location of the USB
port.
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3 Press the
USB port
For information about what to do after
making the connection, please refer the
Software Starter Guide.
USB cable
1. Open the terminal
cover with your
fingernail
2. Insert the connector
until it clicks
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button.
The LCD monitor displays in replay mode.
When the connection to the computer is
complete, the LCD monitor turns off and the
green indicator comes on.
To disconnect the cable from the camera: Hold the
cable connector firmly at both sides and pull it
straight out.
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Downloading Images without Installing the Software
(Windows XP and Mac OS X (10.1 or 10.2 only))
If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (10.1 or 10.2), you can use the software distributed
with these operating systems to download images (JPEG format only) 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 supplied For Windows® XP and Mac OS X Users leaflet.
1 Connect the supplied USB interface cable to the computer's USB port and the
camera's DIGITAL terminal (Refer to step 2 of page 101).
2 Follow the onscreen instructions to download the images.
It is recommended to power the camera with the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK 800 when connected
to a computer (p. 121).
If you disconnect the USB cable while the camera is on, the camera will automatically turn off.
All procedures performed with a connection to a USB 2.0 compliant board are not guaranteed.
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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.
• If you are using a PC card reader, first insert
the CF card into a PC card adapter (optional),
and then insert the PC card adapter into the
computer’s PC card reader.
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3 Copy images from the card into a
folder of your choice on the hard disk.
The images are stored in the [xxx CANON]
folders located in the [DCIM] folder (where xxx is
a three-digit number from 100 to 998).
List of Menu Options and Messages
FUNC. Menu
* Default settings
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
Exposure Compensation
Sets the exposure
compensation (p. 59).
• -2 to 0* to +2
Photo Effect
Switches between photo
effects (p. 63).
•
(Off)* / (Vivid) /
(Neutral) /
(Low sharpening) /
(Sepia) / (B / W)
White Balance
Sets the white balance
(p. 60).
•
(Auto)* / (Daylight) /
(Cloudy) / (Tungsten) /
(Fluorescent) /
(Fluorescent H) /
(Custom)
Compression
Sets the relative
compression ratio (p. 47).
•
(Superfine)
•
(Fine)*
•
(Normal)
ISO Speed
Sets the sensitivity at which
images are recorded (p. 64).
• AUTO / 50* / 100 / 200 /
400
Resolution
Sets the number of pixels
(p. 47).
•
(2048x1536)* / (1600x1200) /
(1024x768) / (640x480)
•
(640x480) /
(320x240)* /
(160x120)
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Rec. Menu
Item / Menu Screen
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* Default settings
Setting Content
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
AiAF
Sets the AiAF to on (the
camera automatically
selects the AF frame when
taking a picture) or off (AF
frame is set to the middle
frame) (p. 57).
• On*
• Off
Digital Zoom
Turns the digital zoom on or
off (p. 34).
• On*
• Off
Self-Timer
Sets the duration before the
self-timer releases the
shutter once the shutter
button is pressed (p. 52).
(10 seconds)*
•
•
(2 seconds)
Review
Sets the duration images
display on the LCD monitor
after the shutter button is
released (p. 34).
• Off
• 3* to 10 sec.
AF-assist Beam
Turns the AF-assist beam
on or off (p. 33).
• On*
• Off
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Play Menu
Item / Menu Screen
* Default settings
Setting Content
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
Protect
Protects images from
accidental erasure (p. 76).
Sound Memo
Adds sound memos to the
image (p. 73).
Rotate
Rotates images 90 or 270
degrees clockwise in the
display (p. 72).
Erase all
Erases all images from a CF
card (excluding protected
images) (p. 77).
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* Default settings
Item / Menu Screen
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Setting Content
Auto Play
Plays images automatically
one after the other (p. 75).
Print Order
Sets which images and how
many copies will be printed
on a direct print function
compatible printer (CP
series), direct print function
compatible BJ printer, or a
photo lab service (p. 92).
Item / Menu Screen
Transfer Order
Setting Content
Sets the images that will be
transferred with your e-mail
software (p. 98).
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List of Menu Options and Messages ●
Set up Menu
Item / Menu Screen
* Default settings
Setting Content
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
Beep
Sets whether or not the
beep sounds when the
shutter button is pressed
(p. 33).
• On*
• Off
• Still beeps to warn of an
error even when set to Off.
Format
Formats (initializes) a CF
card (p. 78).
Auto Power Down
Sets whether or not the
camera automatically
powers down after a
specified period of time
elapses without something
being pressed (p. 27).
• On*
• Off
Shutter Volume
Adjusts the sound volume
when the shutter button is
pressed all the way. There
is no shutter sound in Movie
mode (p. 39).
• Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
Date/Time
Sets the date, time and date
format (p. 23).
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume
when a sound memo or
movie is played (p. 68).
• Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
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* Default settings
Item / Menu Screen
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Setting Content
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume
when the camera powers up
(p. 39).
• Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
File No. Reset
Sets how file numbers are
assigned to images (p. 39).
• On
• Off*
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume of
the Operation Sound (p. 39).
• Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
Language
Sets the language used in
the menus and messages
on the LCD monitor (p. 24).
• English / Deutsch /
Français / Nederlands /
Dansk / Suomi / Italiano /
Norsk / Svenska / Español
/ Chinese / Japanese
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
self-timer sound heard from
2 seconds prior to the shot
until the actual shot (p. 39).
• Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5
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List of Menu Options and Messages ●
My Camera Menu
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
* Default settings
Item / Menu Screen
Setting Content
Theme
Selects a common theme
for the start-up image, startup sound, shutter sound,
operation sound, and selftimer sound (p. 41).
•
(Off) /
*/
/
Operation Sound
Sets the sound when any
button other than the shutter
button is operated (p. 41).
•
(Off) /
*/
/
Start-up Image
Sets Start-up image when
you turn on the camera
(p. 41).
•
(Off) /
*/
/
Selftimer Sound
Sets the sound informing
you that the photo will be
taken in 2 seconds (p. 41).
•
(Off) /
*/
/
Start-up Sound
Sets the start-up sound
when you turn on the
camera (p. 41).
•
(Off) /
*/
/
Shutter Sound
Sets the shutter sound
when you depress the
shutter button. There is no
shutter sound in Movie
mode (p. 41).
•
(Off) /
*/
/
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List of Menu Options and Messages ●
Resetting the Settings to Default
You can reset all of the menu and button
operation settings to default except for [Date /
Time] and [Language].
1 Turn on the camera.
Can be performed from shooting, replay or any
other mode.
2 Press the MENU button for longer
than 5 seconds.
The message "Reset settings to default?"
appears on the LCD monitor.
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3 Press
to select [OK], and press
the SET button.
• To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of
[OK].
The custom white balance is not cancelled
even if settings are reset to default settings.
(p. 62)
Settings cannot be reset when the camera
is connected to a computer, to an optional
direct print function compatible printer(CP
series) or to a direct print function
compatible BJ printer (optional).
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List of Menu Options and Messages ●
List of Messages
The following table explains each of the messages that may appear on the LCD monitor.
Busy...
: The camera is recording image data to the CF card. The replay mode is running.
No Memory card
: You attempted to shoot or replay with no CF card installed.
Cannot record!
: You attempted to shoot with no CF card installed.
Memory card error
: There is something wrong with the CF card.
Memory card full
: The CF card is too full to store images or accept new print settings.
Naming error!
: The camera cannot generate a file name for the image you have shot because
the card already contains a folder having the same name as the file to be
created, or the file number has already reached the maximum possible value.
Display the Rec. menu and set [File Number Reset] to [On]. Save all images you
wish to keep into your computer, and reformat the CF card. Please note that
formatting will erase all data in the card.
Change the batteries
: The batteries are dead, and the camera can no longer function. Replace both
batteries at the same time with new AA-size alkaline batteries (p. 18) or fully
recharged batteries.
No image
: No images recorded on CF card.
Image too large
: You attempted to replay an image whose resolution exceeded 3200 x 2400
pixels or whose file size was too large.
Incompatible JPEG format : You attempted to replay an incompatible JPEG file.
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Corrupted data
: You attempted to replay an image with corrupted data.
RAW
: You attempted to replay an image recorded in the RAW format.
Unidentified image
: You attempted to replay an image file recorded in a unrecognized format (file
recorded by a different camera in a proprietary format, etc.).
Cannot magnify!
: The image you attempted to magnify was recorded by another camera, or
recorded in a format that cannot be magnified, or edited on a computer.
Cannot rotate!
: The image you attempted to rotate was recorded by another camera, or
recorded in a format that cannot be rotated, or edited on a computer.
Incompatible WAVE format : Cannot attach sound memo to the image because the image has some sound
file recorded in an inappropriate format.
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Protected!
: You attempted to erase a protected image.
Too many marks!
: Too many images have been marked for printing. No more images can be
marked.
Cannot register this
image!
: You attempted to register an image recorded with another camera as a start-up
image.
Cannot mark image
: You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG file.
Exx
: Camera malfunctioned. Turn off the power and turn on again, then re-shoot or
replay. If the same message recurs frequently, the camera may be damaged.
Note down the error number [xx] and take the camera to a Customer Support
Help Desk. If this message appears immediately after you have taken a shot, the
camera may not have shot the image. Switch to the Replay mode and check
whether the image was actually recorded.
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List of Menu Options and Messages ●
The following table lists and explains the messages that may be on the LCD monitor when printing
to an optional direct print compliant printer (CP series). (Some of these messages may not appear
depending on the printer.)
No Paper
No Ink
Incompatible paper size
Incompatible ink size
Ink Cassette Error
Paper and ink do not match
Paper Jam
Paper has been changed
: Paper cassette is empty or is not installed correctly.
: No ink cassette in the printer, or the ink cassette is out of ink.
: You attempted to print with a incompatible paper size.
: You attempted to print with an incompatible ink cartridge type.
: There is a problem with the ink cassette.
: The paper and ink are from different sets.
: Paper jammed during printing.
: The paper size was changed between the time the Print Style menu was
displayed and the time printing started.
Recharge the printer battery : The printer’s battery is out of power.
Communication Error
: A communication error has occurred.
Readjust trimming
: You attempted to print the image with a different style than the one used when
the trimming settings were set.
Cannot Print!
: You attempted to print an image shot by a different camera, or in an incompatible
format, or downloaded to and edited on a computer.
Could not print xx images : You attempted to print xx number of images with DPOF settings that were shot
by a different camera, or in an incompatible format, or downloaded to and edited
on a computer.
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List of Menu Options and Messages ●
The following table lists and explains the messages that may be on the LCD monitor when printing
to an optional Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printer.
Check the error number displayed on the control panel of Bubble Jet Printer and refer to the
Bubble Jet Printer Quick Start Guide.
(Some BJ printers may not display a message or error code.)
Printer in use
Printer warming up
No print head
Printer cover open
Media type error
Paper lever error
Low ink level
Waste tank full
Printer error
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: The printer is printing the data from the memory card inserted in the computer or
printer. The printer automatically starts printing the images from the camera after
completing the current printing.
Printer is warming up. When it is ready, the printer starts printing automatically.
: No print head is installed in the printer.
: Close the printer cover securely.
: You selected a paper type incompatible with the printer. Select a compatible paper
type in the Print Style menu.
: Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
: The ink tank needs to be replaced soon. Prepare a new ink tank. If you select
[Continue] in the error screen, you can restart printing.
: You can restart printing by pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button on Bubble Jet
Printer. Please request replacement of the waste tank at your nearest Canon
customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
: Turn off the printer, then turn it on again. If the error persists, please consult your
nearest Canon customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
Appendices
Replacing the Date Battery
If the LCD monitor displays the Set Date / Time
menu when you turn on the camera, this
means that the Date battery has run down and
the clock has stopped running. Please
purchase a replacement battery (battery type
CR2016) and install it as follows. (The date
battery is preinstalled at the factory and may
therefore expire earlier than its rated lifespan
after the camera has been purchased.)
Be particularly careful to keep the date batteries
out of the reach of children. Seek medical
assistance immediately if a child swallows a
battery since corrosive battery fluids could damage
the stomach or intestinal wall.
1 Be sure that the camera is turned off.
2
Pull out the date battery holder in the
direction of the arrow.
3 Shift the date battery slightly in the
direction of the arrow ➀ and pull out
the battery in the direction as shown
with arrow ➁.
(+) Positive
end
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Appendices ●
4 Insert the new date battery into the
holder with the (+) side facing up.
5 Replace the date battery holder back
Using the Optional Battery Kits
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK100)
into its original position.
6 Set the date and time when the Set
Indicator
Date / Time menu is displayed on the
LCD monitor (p. 23).
The LCD monitor also displays the Set
Date / Time menu the very first time you
turn on the camera. This is normal, and you
don’t need to replace the date battery.
* Two batteries can be charged instead of four.
If you should dispose of your camera,
first remove the date battery for
recycling according to the recycling
system of your country.
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Four batteries are supplied with the Battery
and Charger Kit CBK100, however, only
two batteries are used for this camera.
The indicator blinks while charging, then
lights solid when charging is finished.
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This charger can be used only to charge Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries. Please do not attempt to
charge any other type of batteries with this charger.
Never mix new batteries together with batteries
that have been used in other devices.
When recharging batteries from the camera,
always recharge both of them at the same time.
Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates
or different charge states.
Do not attempt to recharge fully charged batteries,
as doing so may reduce or impair battery
performance. Also, do not charge batteries for
more than 24 consecutive hours.
Do not recharge batteries in enclosed areas that
tend to retain heat.
Repeatedly recharging batteries before they
become fully depleted may cause batteries to lose
capacity. Do not recharge the batteries until the
LCD monitor displays the “Change the batteries”
message.
Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth in
the following situations, as the terminals may be
soiled with oil from one’s skin or other dirt:
• If the battery usage time has considerably
diminished
• If the number of recordable images has
considerably diminished
Appendices ●
• When charging the batteries (insert and remove
the batteries two or three times before charging)
• When charging completes in a matter of a few
minutes (the battery charger indicator remains lit)
You may not be able to fully charge the batteries
due to their specifications right after purchase or
after long periods of non-use. If this happens, use
the batteries until their charge is depleted before
charging them again. After doing this several
times, battery performance will be restored.
Since storing a fully charged battery for long
periods of time (about one year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, you are
recommended to use the battery in the camera
until it is completely discharged and to store it at
normal temperature (23° C / 73° F) or less. If you do
not use the battery 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.
If battery usage time is considerably low despite
their terminals’ being wiped and the battery
charger’s indicator remaining lit, it is possible that
the batteries have reached the end of their
lifespan. Switch to different, unused batteries. If
you are purchasing new batteries, look for Canon’s
AA-size NiMH batteries.
Leaving batteries in the camera or charger may
damage it causing battery leakage.
Remove batteries from the camera or charger and
store in a dry cool location when not in use.
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Appendices ●
It takes approximately 110 minutes (for two)
and 220 minutes (for four) for the charger to
fully recharge the batteries (as determined
by testing at Canon facilities). Please do not
charge batteries in areas where the
temperature is outside the range of 0 to
35 °C (32 to 104 °F).
Charging time varies according to ambient
temperature and to the batteries’ initial
charge state.
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Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK800
Use of the ACK800 optional AC adapter kit is
recommended when using the camera
continuously for prolonged periods of time and
when connecting to a computer.
Appendices ●
2 Open the Terminal cover, and
connect the adapter’s DC plug into
the camera’s DC IN terminal.
• Please unplug the adapter from the power
outlet when you have finished using the
camera.
Be sure that the camera is turned off before
connecting or disconnecting the compact power
adapter.
1 Connect the power cable to the
compact power adapter, and then
plug the other end into the power
outlet.
To a power outlet
Please do not attempt to use any AC adapter other
than AC Adapter Kit ACK800 with your camera.
Use of a different adapter may result in damage to
the camera or to the adapter kit.
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Appendices ●
Camera Care and Maintenance
Use the following procedures to clean the camera body, lens, viewfinder, LCD monitor and other
parts.
Camera Body
Wipe the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass lens wiper.
Lens
First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove any remaining dirt
wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth.
• Never use synthetic cleaners on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the
closest 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.
• Never rub or press forcefully on the LCD monitor. These actions may damage it or
lead to other problems.
Never use water, paint thinner, benzene, or detergents to clean the camera, as these may cause damage or
deformation.
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Appendices ●
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
The camera doesn’t The camera is turned off.
function.
Solution
• Turn the power on. (See "Turning the
Power ON / OFF" (p. 26).)
The CF card slot / battery cover is
open.
• Be sure the cover is closed securely
Batteries are loaded in the wrong
direction.
• Reload the batteries in the correct direction.
Batteries are depleted.
• Replace with unused alkaline or fully
recharged batteries (two AA-size batteries).
• Use a household power source.
Batteries are not the right type.
• Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries
or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For the
information about alkaline batteries, see
"Proper Battery Handling" (p. 20).)
Batteries are not making good
electrical contact with the camera.
• Wipe the battery terminals with a clean dry
cloth.
The camera doesn’t Camera is in replaying mode.
shoot.
The flash is charging.
• Change to the Shooting mode. (See
"Switching between Shooting / Replay"
(p. 27).)
• Wait until the flash charges. You can press
the shutter button when the indicator glows
a steady orange.
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Appendices ●
Problem
Cause
The camera doesn’t The CF card is full.
shoot.
Solution
• Insert a new CF card.
• Download images to your computer, then
erase them from the card to free up more
space.
The CF card is not formatted correctly. • Format the CF card. (p. 78).
• The card may be defective (its logical may
be corrupted). Contact Canon Customer
Help Desk.
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The camera stops
while shooting a
movie
Some CF cards (reading speed is too
slow, formatted using another camera
or computer, repeated shooting/
erasing) cause the camera to stop
while shooting.
• When shooting a movie, always use a CF
card formatted with this camera. (p. 55)
You can use the included CF card.
When shooting a movie with
, it is
recommended to use CF card FC - 256 MH
(optional).
The batteries are
consumed quickly.
Batteries are not the right type.
• Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries
or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For the
information about alkaline batteries, see
"Proper Battery Handling" (p. 20).)
Battery capacity drops due to low
ambient temperatures.
• If shooting in a cold area, keep the batteries
warm (by placing them in an inner pocket,
etc.) until ready to use them.
Battery terminals are dirty.
• Wipe them well with a dry cloth before use.
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Problem
The batteries are
consumed quickly.
Batteries do not
charge with an
optional battery
charger
Cause
Appendices ●
Solution
The batteries have not been used for
over a year.
• If batteries are rechargeable: Performance
should return to normal after several
charging cycles.
If using rechargeable batteries: The
batteries have lost their effectiveness.
• Replace both batteries with new ones.
Batteries were placed in the charger in • Put batteries back into the charger in the
the wrong direction.
correct direction.
Poor electrical contact, between
batteries and the charger.
• Wipe the battery terminals with a dry, clean
cloth.
• Be sure to set batteries firmly into the
charger.
• Be sure that the power cable is firmly
connected to the charger, and is firmly
plugged in to the power outlet.
Battery terminals are dirty.
• Wipe them well with a dry cloth before
charging.
The batteries have lost their
effectiveness.
• Replace both batteries with new ones.
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Appendices ●
Problem
Shots are blurry or
unfocused.
Cause
Solution
The camera was moving when you
took the shot.
• Hold the camera steady when shooting.
Autofocus function hampered by
obstruction to AF-assist beam.
• Be careful not to block the AF-assist beam
flash part with a finger or other object.
The AF-assist beam settings are set to • Turn the [AF-assist beam] of the Rec. menu
[Off].
[On] (p. 106).
The subject was outside the range over • Ensure that there is at least 20 cm (7.9 in.)
which the camera can focus.
between the camera lens and subject.
• Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups
between 5 to 20 cm (2 to 7.9 in.) from the
lens.
• When shooting distant subjects, set the
camera to infinity mode.
The subject comes
out underexposed
(too dark).
The subject is difficult to focus on.
• Use the Focus Lock when shooting. (Using
the Focus Lock (p. 56))
Insufficient light for shooting.
• Set the flash on.
The subject is darker than the
surroundings.
• Set exposure compensation to a positive
value.
The subject is beyond the range of the • When flash is used, the distance between
flash.
lens and subject should not exceed 2 m
(6.7 ft.).
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●
Problem
The subject comes
out overexposed
(too bright).
Cause
Appendices ●
Solution
The subject is too close to the flash.
• When flash is used, the distance between
lens and subject should be no less than 20
cm (7.9 in.).
The subject is brighter than the
surroundings.
• Set exposure compensation to a negative
value.
Light is shining or reflecting into the camera. • Adjust the camera angle.
The flash mode is set so that the flash
always fire.
• Set the flash to any other mode except on.
White dots or white Light from the flash has reflected off
asterisks appear on dust particles or insects in the air.
the image.
• This is a phenomenon that occurs with
digital cameras and does not constitute a
malfunction.
A red bar of light
The subject is too bright.
appears on the LCD
monitor.
• This is 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.)
The flash doesn't
fire.
The flash mode is set to flash off mode. • Set the flash mode to any other mode
except Off.
Reading images from CF card was formatted in another
CF card is slow.
device.
Recording images to
CF card takes a long
time.
• Use a CF card formatted in your camera.
See "Formatting a CF Card" (p. 78).
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods.
Subject to change without notice.
PowerShot A300
Camera Effective Pixels
Image Sensor
Lens
Digital Zoom
Optical Viewfinder
LCD Monitor
Autofocus
Focusing Range
Shutter
1 / 2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million)
5 mm (35 mm film equivalent: 33 mm), F3.6
Maximum Approx. 5.1 X
Inverted Galilean viewfinder
1.5 inch TFT color LCD, approx. 67,000 pixels
TTL 5-point AiAF / 1-point AF (Fixed to center), Focus lock possible
Normal: 20 cm (7.9 in.) - ∞, Macro: 5 - 20 cm (2.0 - 7.9 in.)
Mechanical + electronic
Shutter Speed
1 - 1 / 2000 sec.
• 1 - 1 / 6 sec. in manual mode with the flash off or in slow synchro mode.
• Noise reduction processing on speeds between 1 - 1 / 6 sec.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative metering / Center-weighted average metering / Spot metering
Exposure Control
Exposure Compensation
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Approx. 3.2 million
Program AE
+ / - 2 stops in 1 / 3 - stop increments
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Sensitivity
White Balance
Flash
Flash Range
Shooting Modes
Continuous Shooting
Self-Timer
PC Connected Shooting
Recording Media
File Format
Image Recording Format
Compression
Specifications ●
AUTO / ISO 50 / 100 / 200 / 400 equivalent
TTL auto / preset (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H) or
Custom white balance
Red-eye reduction auto / auto / on / off / slow-syncro
20 cm - 2.0 m (0.67 - 6.7 ft.) (When sensitivity is set to AUTO)
Auto / manual / Stitch assist / movie
Approx. 2.2 images / sec. (Large / Fine mode, LCD monitor off)
Shoots after approx. 2 sec. or approx. 10 sec.
Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program
"RemoteCapture" is included in the camera kit.)
CompactFlash card (Type I)
Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF compliant
Still images : JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1,
Movies : AVI (Image data : Motion JPEG, Audio data : WAVE [monaural])
Superfine / fine / normal
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Specifications ●
Still Images
Large : 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 1: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Medium 2: 1024 x 768 pixels
Small : 640 x 480 pixels
Movies
640 x 480 pixels (Approx. 30 sec.)*2
320 x 240 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (Approx. 3 min.)
Approx. 15 frame / sec.
• The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie per clip.
Number of
Recording
Pixels
Replay Modes
Display languages
My Camera Settings
(customizing)
Interface
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Single image replay / index replay (9 thumbnails) /
zoomed view (LCD monitor zooms images up to maximum of approx. 10× ) /
auto play / sound memos (up to 60 sec.) /
Image output to Card Photo Printer CP-100 /
CP-10 and Bubble Jet Printer with the direct print function
English / Deutsch / Français / Nederlands / Dansk / Suomi / Italiano /
Norsk / Svenska / Español / Chinese / Japanese
The Start-up image, Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound and
Selftimer Sound can be customized using the following methods.
1. Using the images and sounds recorded on the camera.
2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Universal Serial Bus (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
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Power Source
Operating Temperatures
Operating Humidity
Dimensions (w x h x d)
Weight
Specifications ●
Two AA alkaline batteries (included),
Two AA rechargeable NiMH batteries (optional)
AC adapter kit ACK800 (optional)
0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
10 - 90%
110 x 58 x 36.6 mm (4.3 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 175 g (6.2 oz.) (excluding batteries and CF Card)
*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.
*2 This is the maximum recording time per movie clip for the optional Canon FC-256HM CF card (not sold in some regions).
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Specifications ●
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
(1024 x 768 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
Movie
•
•
•
•
132
(640 x 480 pixels)
(320 x 240 pixels)
(160 x 120 pixels)
FC-16M
8
16
32
FC-32M
18
33
67
FC-64M
38
68
136
FC-128M
76
137
274
FC-256MH
154
276
548
14
26
52
25
46
84
30
54
108
53
94
174
61
109
217
107
189
349
122
219
435
215
379
700
246
440
868
431
762
1390
58
94
165
14 sec.
44 sec.
118 sec.
120
196
337
30 sec.
91 sec.
242 sec.
241
393
676
61 sec.
183 sec.
486 sec.
482
788
1355
124 sec.
368 sec.
973 sec.
962
1563
2720
249 sec.
735 sec.
1954 sec.
The maximum movie clip length is approximately 30 sec. (
)* or 3 min. (
,
).The times shown are the maximum continuous recording times.
* When used with the FC-256MH CF card (sold separately).
(Large),
(Medium1),
(Medium2),
(Small),
,
and
indicate the recording resolution.
(Superfine),
(Fine) and
(Normal) indicate the compression setting.
The FC-256 MH CF card is not sold in some regions.
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Specifications ●
Approximate File Size for One Image
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
(1024 x 768 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
Superfine
1602 KB
1002 KB
570 KB
249 KB
Fine
893 KB
558 KB
320 KB
150 KB
Normal
445 KB
278 KB
170 KB
84 KB
Battery Performance
Number of Shots
Replay Time
LCD Monitor ON
LCD Monitor OFF
AA Alkaline Batteries
(included with the camera)
Approx. 75 shots
Approx. 210 shots
Approx. 90 min.
AA NiMH Battery NB-1AH
Approx. 200 shots
Approx. 450 shots
Approx. 120 min.
• Data above depend on the test condition of Canon, and very upon shooting condition and shooting mode.
<Test Conditions>
Shooting: Normal temperature (23°C / 73°F), alternating the shots every 20 seconds, flash used once every four shots,
power turned off and on again after every 8 shots.
Replay: Normal temperature (23°C / 73°F), continuous replay at 3 seconds per image.
• For information on handling batteries, see "Proper Battery Handling" (p. 20).
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Specifications ●
NiMH Battery NB-1AH
Supplied with the optional NiMH Battery NB4-100 set
and the Battery / Charger Kit CBK100.
Type
Rechargeable nickel metal
hydride battery
Nominal Voltage
1.2 V DC
Typical Capacity
1600 mAh (min.:1550 mAh)
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating Temperature 0 - 35 °C (32 - 95°F)
Dimensions
Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.6 in.)
Length: 50 mm (2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 27 g (0.95 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-3AH
Supplied with the optional Battery and Charger Kit CBK100.
Rated Input
100 - 240 V AC (50 / 60 Hz), 8W
Rated Output
1.6 V DC / 2 A
Charging Time
Approx. 110 minutes for two batteries,
220 minutes for four batteries
Operating Temperature 0 - 35 °C (32 - 95 °F)
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Dimensions
113 × 74 × 27.5 mm
(4.4 × 2.9 × 1.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 100 g (3.5 oz.) (body)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800
Supplied with the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK800.
Rated Input
100 - 240 V AC (50 / 60 Hz),
16VA (100V) - 26VA (240V)
Rated Output
3.15 V DC / 2 A
Operating Temperature 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
Dimensions
42.5 × 104.4 × 31.4 mm
(1.7 × 4.1 × 1.3 in.)
Weight (body)
Approx. 180 g (6.4 oz.)
CompactFlash™ Card
Card Slot Type
Type 1
Dimensions
36.4 × 42.8 × 3.3 mm
(1.4 × 1.7 × 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
Index
—— A ——
Adjusting the Exposure ...............................59
AF ...............................................................32
AF-assist Beam ......................................4, 33
Approximate File Size for One Image .......133
—— B ——
Batteries
Battery Performance ............................133
Battery Status Indications .......................22
Installing .................................................18
Proper Battery Handling .........................20
—— C ——
Camera Care and Maintenance ...............122
CF Card Slot / Battery Cover ........................5
CF Cards
About CF Cards ......................................22
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images) ........................132
Formatting ..............................................78
Compression .............................................. 47
Continuous Mode ....................................... 52
—— D ——
Date ........................................................... 23
DC IN Terminal .................................... 4, 121
Default ..................................................... 112
Default Settings ......................................... 38
DIGITAL Terminal .................................. 4, 83
Digital Zoom ............................................... 34
Downloading Images to a Computer
Connecting the camera to a computer via
the USB Cable ................................. 101
Downloading directly from a CF card .. 104
Using a PC card reader ....................... 104
DPOF ......................................................... 92
—— E ——
Erasing
Erasing All Images ................................. 77
Erasing Single Images ........................... 77
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Index ●
—— F ——
—— M ——
File Number ................................................65
Flash ...........................................................49
Focus Lock .................................................56
FUNC. Menu .............................................105
Functions ..................................................142
Macro ......................................................... 51
Magnifying Images ..................................... 66
Menus ........................................................ 35
Microphone ............................................ 4, 73
Movie
Editing .................................................... 69
Movie Mode ........................................... 55
Sound Memos ....................................... 73
Viewing .................................................. 68
My Camera Settings .................................. 41
—— I ——
Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer
Order) .....................................................98
Index View ..................................................67
Indicator ........................................................6
Infinity .........................................................51
ISO Speed ..................................................64
—— L ——
LCD Monitor
Information Displayed .............................30
Using ......................................................28
Light Metering Modes .................................58
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—— P ——
Photo Effect ............................................... 63
Play Menu ................................................ 107
Power-saving Function .............................. 27
Pressing Fully ............................................ 33
Pressing Halfway ....................................... 33
Printing ....................................................... 79
Connecting the Camera to a Printer ...... 82
DPOF Print Settings .............................. 92
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Print Settings (Direct Print Function) ......87
Print Style .........................................87, 94
Printing ...................................................85
Printing with DPOF Print Settings ..........96
Resetting the Print Settings ....................95
Selecting from the Print Order Menu ......81
Selecting Images for Printing .................92
Protecting ...................................................76
—— R ——
Rec. Menu ................................................106
Red-Eye Reduction ..............................49, 50
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp ......................4, 49
Replacing the Date Battery .......................117
Replaying
Auto Play ................................................75
Displaying Images Individually ...............66
Rotating Images in the Display ...............72
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine ..............67
Resolution ...................................................47
Index ●
—— S ——
Self-Timer .................................................. 52
Set up Menu ............................................ 109
Setting
AF-assist Beam ................................... 106
AiAF ..................................................... 106
Auto Power Down ................................ 109
Beep .................................................... 109
File No. Reset ...................................... 110
Format ................................................. 109
Setting the Language ................................. 24
Shooting ..................................................... 46
Shutter Button ............................................ 33
Single Image Replay .................................. 66
Sound Memo ............................................. 73
Speaker ....................................................... 5
Stitch Assist
Framing a Subject ................................. 53
Shooting ................................................ 54
Strap ............................................................ 5
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Index ●
—— T ——
Terminal Cover .....................................4, 102
Time ............................................................23
Turning the Power ON / OFF ......................26
—— U ——
Using the Optional Battery Kits
Using Rechargeable Batteries ..............118
—— V ——
Viewfinder ...................................................32
—— W ——
White Balance ............................................60
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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 Acknowledgments
• Canon, PowerShot and BJ are trademarks of Canon, Inc.
• CompactFlash is trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
• iBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• Macintosh, PowerBook, Power Macintosh 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 United States and / or other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective companies.
Copyright © 2003 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1045)
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
Subject B of Part 15 on the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications
should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN INTERFERENCE CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.
Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE DE LA CLASSE B RESPECTE TOUTES LES EXIGENCES DU REGLEMENT SUR LE
MATERIEL BROUILLEUR DU CANADA.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. The camera
stores settings separately for each mode.
Reference
Pages
Function
Resolution
Large
* / Middle 1
Middle 2
/ Small
Movie
/
SuperFine
Compression
*/
Fine
—
—
—
—
*
*
*
Auto
Flash
On
*
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—
—
—
—
—
*
—
Macro Mode
Infinity Mode
*
—
Off
Slow-Synchro
—
p. 47
—
Normal
Red-eye reduction, Auto
p. 47
—
p. 49
*
—
p. 51
—
p. 51
Reference
Pages
Function
Single
Shooting
Method
Continuous
*
*
—
*
*
—
—
p. 52
Self-Timer
Exposure Compensation
Light Metering
—
p. 59
Evaluative Metering
—
—
—
Center-Weighted Averaging
—
—
—
—
—
—
Spot Metering
p. 58
White Balance
—
Photo Effect
—
ISO Speed
— (1)
— (1)
— (1)
p. 64
AF Frame
—
—
—
p. 57
—
—
Digital Zoom
AF-Assist Beam
*
(1)
p. 60
p. 63
p. 34
p. 33
: Default settings
: Available
: Available only for the first image
The camera will automatically select the setting.
: Setting is retained even after power off.
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