Canon PowerShot A720 IS User guide

ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Camera User Guide
Getting Started
Learning More
Components Guide
Basic Operations
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Various Shooting Methods
Playback/Erasing
Camera User Guide
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Connecting to a TV
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
Appendix
Ensure that you read the Safety Precautions (pp. 162–167).
CDI-E334-010
© 2007 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN CHINA
Workflow and Reference Guides
The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary according to the
flowchart below.
: Contents of This Guide
Check the package contents
Prepare the camera for use
Camera User Guide
Getting Started (p. 7)
Using the camera
Learn more about the camera
Camera User Guide
Learning More (p. 37)
Connect the camera
to other devices
• Connecting to a printer
• Connecting to a TV set
• Connecting to a computer
Camera User Guide
Direct Print User
Guide
Software Starter
Guide
ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser
Software User Guide
• PDF manuals available
on the Canon website.
http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/information-e.html
1
Checking the Package Contents
The following items are included in the package. If something is missing,
please contact the retail outlet at which you purchased the product.
a
Camera
d
b
c
AA Alkaline Batteries (x2)
Memory Card
(16MB)
e
f
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
g
Wrist Strap
WS-200
h
Canon Digital Camera
Solution Disk
i
AV Cable
AVC-DC300
Warranty Card
User Guides
• Camera User Guide
• Direct Print User Guide
• Software Starter Guide
• “Canon Customer Support” Leaflet
You may not be able to achieve the full performance of this camera
with the included memory card.
You can use SD memory cards, SDHC (SD High
Capacity) memory cards, MultiMediaCards, MMCplus
cards and HC MMCplus cards in this camera. These
cards are collectively referred to as memory cards in
this guide.
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Table of Contents
Items marked with a
are lists or charts that summarize camera
functions or procedures.
Please Read
6
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Preparations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Shooting Still Images (
Auto Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Viewing Still Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shooting Movies (
Standard Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Downloading Images to a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
System Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Learning More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Components Guide
38
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Basic Operations
Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menus and Default Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the LCD Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Formatting Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
42
42
44
49
50
55
56
57
Changing the Recording Pixels/ Compression (Still Images) 57
Shooting with the Optical Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Using the Digital Zoom/Digital Tele-Converter. . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Shooting Close-ups (Macro) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Image Stabilizer Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Postcard Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Embedding the Date in the Image Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Mode Dial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting Modes for Specific Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . . . . . .
Movie Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Shutter Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture . . . . .
Various Shooting Methods
65
66
68
70
71
73
73
74
77
79
82
83
85
86
87
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Setting the Slow Synchro Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Selecting an AF Frame Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock, Manual
Focus, Safety MF). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . 99
Adjusting the ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Switching between Metering Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Shooting in a My Colors Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings . . . . . . . . . 109
Adjusting Flash Compensation Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Setting the Flash Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires. . . . . . . . . . 112
Adjusting Exposure for Built-in Flash Shooting (Safety FE) 113
Registering Settings to the Print/Share Button . . . . 114
Setting the Auto Rotate Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Setting the Display Overlays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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Creating an Image Destination (Folder). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Playback/Erasing
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback). . . .
Jumping to Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Movies (Operating the Movie Control Panel) . . .
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback with Transition Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automated Playback (Auto Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Red-Eye Correction Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resizing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching Sound Memos to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
122
122
123
124
125
127
128
129
130
134
136
137
138
139
Setting the DPOF Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Connecting to a TV
146
Shooting/Playback Using a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Troubleshooting
147
List of Messages
158
Appendix
162
Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preventing Malfunctions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Lenses (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) . . .
Replacing the Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Camera Care and Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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168
170
172
175
180
182
184
185
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Index
196
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
206
Symbol Conventions in this Guide
Mode switch position:
Rec. (
)/Play (
)
Available shooting modes
These modes are not available
These modes are available
This mark denotes issues that may affect the
camera’s operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that
complement the basic operating procedures.
Explanations in this guide are based on the camera's default settings
at time of purchase.
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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 Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are
not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a
camera or accessory, including memory cards, that results in the failure of an
image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should
never be used in a manner that infringes upon or contravenes international or
domestic copyright laws and regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases
the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties
by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal
rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a problem arises
while the camera is in use abroad, please convey it back to the country of sale
before proceeding with a warranty claim to a Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the customer support
list supplied with your camera.
Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become
warm. Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an
extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing
techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification. Less than
0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots.
This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera's video signal format to the one used in your region before
using it with a TV monitor.
Language Setting
Please see Setting the Display Language (p. 13) to change the language setting.
Getting Started
z Preparations
z Shooting Still Images
z Viewing Still Images
z Shooting Movies
z Viewing Movies
z Erasing
z Printing
z Downloading Images to a Computer
z System Map
Getting Started
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Preparations
Preparations
„ Attaching the Wrist Strap
It is recommended to use the Wrist Strap to avoid dropping
during camera use.
Installing the batteries
1. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow
(a) and hold it there while moving the entire cover in
the direction of the arrow (b) and opening it up in the
direction of the arrow (c).
Battery Cover Lock
b
a
c
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Preparations
Positive end (+)
Getting Started
2. Install two batteries.
Negative end (–)
3. Close the cover (a), and press downward as you slide
it until it clicks into place (b).
a
b
Getting Started
10
Preparations
Inserting the Memory Card
1. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow
(a) and hold it there while moving the entire cover in
the direction of the arrow (b) and opening it up in the
direction of the arrow (c).
Battery Cover Lock
c
b
a
2. Insert the memory card until its clicks into place.
Front
Write Protect Tab
(Only SD memory cards)
• Confirm that the Write
Protect Tab is unlocked
(only SD memory cards).
• Check the card for the
correct orientation.
Preparations
11
it until it clicks into place (b).
a
b
Ensure that the memory card is correctly oriented before
inserting it in the camera. Inserting it backward may cause the
camera to fail to recognize the memory card or to malfunction.
„ To Remove the Memory Card
• Push the memory card with your finger until the memory card clicks
and then release it.
Getting Started
3. Close the cover (a), and press downward as you slide
Getting Started
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Preparations
Setting the Date and Time
The Date/Time settings menu will appear the first time the power is
turned on. Set the date and time as shown in steps 3 and 4 in the
explanation below.
Power Button
Button
/
/
/
Buttons
Button
1. Press the power button.
2. Select [Date/Time].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
the [
(Set up)] menu.
3. Use the
or
[Date/Time].
4. Press the
button to select
button.
3. Select the year, month, day and time, and the display
order.
1. Use the
or
category.
button to select a
2. Use the
value.
button to set the
4. Press the
5. Press the
or
button.
button.
Preparations
13
Setting the Display Language
You can change the language displayed in the LCD monitor menus
and messages.
Mode Switch
Button
Button
/
/
/
Buttons
1. Set the mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Hold down the
button and press the
button.
3. Use the , , or button to select a language.
4. Press the
button.
Getting Started
You can imprint the date and time you have set onto images
(p. 71).
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Shooting Still Images
Shooting Still Images (
Auto Mode)
Power Button
Shutter Button
Indicators
Mode Dial
Button
Mode Switch
1. Press the power button.
• The start-up sound will play and the start-up image will display in
the LCD monitor.
• Pressing the power button again turns the power off.
2. Select a shooting mode.
1. Set the mode switch to
(Shooting).
2. Set the mode dial to
(Auto).
3. Aim the camera at the subject.
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the focus.
• When the camera focuses, it beeps
twice and the indicator lights green
(orange when the flash fires).
Shooting Preparations
Complete: lights green
• AF frames will display in green on the
LCD monitor at the points of focus.
AF frame
5. Without changing anything else, press the shutter
button all the way (press fully) to shoot.
• The shutter sound will play once and
the image will record.
• The indicator will blink green and the
file will record to the memory card.
Recording: blinks green
Mute Setting
Pressing the DISP. button while switching on the camera power will
set the mute setting to [On] to silence all camera sounds except for
warning sounds. The setting can be changed with the [Mute] option in
the [
(Set up)] Menu (p. 46).
Getting Started
4. Press the shutter button lightly (press halfway) to set
Getting Started
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Shooting Still Images
Reviewing an Image Right After
Shooting (Rec. Review)
Recorded images are displayed on the LCD monitor for approximately
2 seconds immediately after shooting.
Shutter Button
Button
You can also use the following methods to continue displaying the
image immediately after shooting so that you can check it.
z Keep the shutter button pressed fully.
z Press the
displayed.
button while the recorded image is
Confirm that the operation sound beeps.
You can shoot by pressing the shutter button even when an image
is being displayed.
Viewing Still Images
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Mode Switch
/
Buttons
1. Set the mode switch to
(Playback).
• The last recorded image will display.
2. Use the
or
button to display the image you wish to
view.
• Use the
button to move to the
previous image and the
button to
move to the next image.
• The images advance more quickly if
you keep the button pressed
continuously, but they will appear
coarse.
If you have replayed images, the last image viewed will display
(Resume Playback). If the memory card has been switched, or
the images on the memory card have been edited with a
computer, the newest image on the memory card appears.
Getting Started
Viewing Still Images
Getting Started
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Shooting Movies
Shooting Movies (
Standard Mode)
Power Button
Shutter Button
Mode DIal
Mode Switch
1. Press the power button.
2. Select a shooting mode.
1. Set the mode switch to
(Shooting).
2. Set the mode dial to
(Movie).
• Confirm that the camera is set to
(Standard).
3. Aim the camera at the subject.
z Do not touch the microphone while
recording.
z Do not press any buttons other than the
shutter button. The sound that buttons
make will be recorded in the movie.
Microphone
Shooting Movies
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the focus.
• An electronic beep will sound twice
and the indicator will light green when
the camera focuses.
• The exposure, focus and white
balance are automatically set when
you press the button halfway.
Shooting Preparations
Complete: lights green
5. Without changing anything else, press the shutter
button all the way (press fully) to shoot.
• Recording starts.
• During the recording, the elapsed
recording time and [zRec.] will
display in the LCD monitor.
6. Press the shutter button fully
Elapsed time
again to stop recording.
• The indicator will blink green and the
data will be recorded onto the memory
card.
• Recording will stop automatically
when the maximum recording time
elapses, or the built-in memory or
memory card become full.
Recording: blinks green
Getting Started
4. Press the shutter button lightly (press halfway) to set
Getting Started
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Viewing Movies
Viewing Movies
Mode Switch
Button
/
/
/
Buttons
1. Set the mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Use the or button to display a movie and press the
button.
• Images with a
icon are movies.
3. Use the
or
button to select
(Play) and press the
button.
• The movie will start playing.
• If you press the FUNC./SET button
during playback, you can pause and
restart the movie.
• You can adjust the playback volume
with the
or
button.
Erasing
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Button
Mode Switch
Button
/
Buttons
1. Set the mode switch to
(Playback).
2. Use the or button to select an image to erase and
press the
button.
3. Confirm that [Erase] is selected and press the
button.
• To exit instead of erasing, select
[Cancel].
Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
Getting Started
Erasing
Getting Started
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Printing
Printing
Power Button
Mode Switch
Button
/
Buttons
1. Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer*1.
• Open the Camera’s terminal cover and insert the interface cable
all the way into the connector.
• See the printer’s user guide for connection instructions.
Canon Brand Printers
SELPHY Series Compact
Photo Printers*2
Interface Cable
Camera
PIXMA Series
Bubble Jet Printers
*1 Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it with other
PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-brand printers.
*2 You can also use the CP-10/CP-100/CP-200/CP-300.
Printing
(Playback) and
press the power button.
• The
button will light blue.
•A
,
or
icon will appear in
the LCD monitor if the connection is
correct (the displayed icons differ
according to the connected printer).
•
will display for movies.
4. Use the
press the
• The
or
button to select an image to print and
button.
button will blink blue and printing will start.
After you finish printing, turn off the camera and the printer and
disconnect the interface cable.
Getting Started
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Set the camera’s mode switch to
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Getting Started
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Downloading Images to a Computer
Downloading Images to a Computer
Items to Prepare
• Camera and computer
• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera
• Interface cable supplied with the camera
System Requirements
Please install the software on a computer meeting the following
minimum requirements.
„ Windows
OS
Windows Vista
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with builtin USB ports.
CPU
Windows Vista
Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Windows XP/Windows 2000 Pentium 500 MHz or higher
RAM
Windows Vista
512 MB or more
Windows XP/Windows 2000 256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
• Canon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX
200 MB or more
- PhotoStitch
40 MB or more
• Canon Camera TWAIN Driver25 MB or more
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better
„ Macintosh
OS
Mac OS X (v10.3–v10.4)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with builtin USB ports.
CPU
PowerPC G3/G4/G5 or Intel Processor
RAM
256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
• Canon Utilities
- ImageBrowser
- PhotoStitch
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better
300 MB or more
50 MB or more
Downloading Images to a Computer
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Ensure that you install the software first before connecting the
camera to the computer.
1. Installing the software.
„ Windows
1. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the
computer's CD-ROM drive.
2. Click [Easy Installation].
Follow the onscreen messages to
proceed with the installation.
3. Click [Restart] or [Finish] once the
installation is complete.
When the installation is complete,
[Restart] or [Finish] will display. Click
the button that appears.
4. Remove the CD-ROM from the
drive when your normal desktop
screen appears.
„ Macintosh
Double-click the
icon in the CDROM window. When the installer
panel appears, click [Install]. Follow
the onscreen instructions to
proceed.
Getting Started
Preparing to Download Images
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Downloading Images to a Computer
2. Connecting the camera to a computer.
1. Connect the supplied interface cable to the computer's USB
port and to the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
• Open the Camera's terminal cover and insert the interface
cable all the way into the connector.
DIGITAL Terminal
USB Port
Interface Cable
Interface Cable
3. Preparing to download images to the computer.
1. Set the camera's mode switch to
the power button.
(Playback) and press
Power Button
Always grasp the sides of the connector when disconnecting
the interface cable from the camera's DIGITAL terminal.
If the Digital Signature Not Found window appears, click [Yes].
The USB driver will automatically finish installing onto the
computer when you attach the camera and open a connection.
Downloading Images to a Computer
27
Select [Canon CameraWindow] and
click [OK].
If this Events dialog does not appear, click the [Start] menu and
select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon
Utilities], [CameraWindow], [CameraWindow] and
[CameraWindow].
CameraWindow will display.
Preparations for downloading images are now finished. Please
proceed to the Downloading Images Using the Camera (Direct
Transfer) section (p. 29) (except Windows 2000).
With Windows 2000, you can download images using the
computer. Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for
details.
Getting Started
„ Windows
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Downloading Images to a Computer
„ Macintosh
CameraWindow will appear when you establish a connection
between the camera and computer. If it fails to appear, click the
[CameraWindow] icon on the Dock (the bar which appears at the
bottom of the desktop).
Preparations for
downloading images are now finished. Please proceed to the
Downloading Images Using the Camera (Direct Transfer) section
(p. 29).
Please refer to the Software Starter Guide regarding how to
download images using the computer.
Downloading Images to a Computer
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Install the software before downloading images via the Direct
Transfer method for the first time (p. 25).
Use this method to download images using camera operations (except
Windows 2000).
Button
Button
/
/
/
Buttons
All Images
Button
Transfers and saves all images to the
computer.
New Images
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
images that have not been previously
transferred.
DPOF Trans.
Images
Transfers and saves to the computer only the
images with DPOF Transfer Order settings.
Select & Transfer
Wallpaper
Transfers and saves single images to the
computer as you view and select them.
Transfers and saves single images to the
computer as you view and select them. The
transferred images as the background on the
computer desktop.
Getting Started
Downloading Images Using the Camera
(Direct Transfer)
Getting Started
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Downloading Images to a Computer
1. Confirm that the Direct Transfer menu is displayed on
the camera's LCD monitor.
• The
button will light blue.
• Press the MENU button if the Direct
Transfer menu fails to appear.
Direct Transfer Menu
„ All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans. Images
2. Use the
the
or
button to select
button.
,
or
and press
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while
downloading is in progress.
• The display will return to the Direct
Transfer menu when the download is
complete.
• To cancel the download, press the
FUNC./SET button.
„ Select & Transfer/Wallpaper
2. Use the
(or
3. Use the
or
button to select
) button.
or
and press the
or
and press the
button to select images to download
button.
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while
downloading is in progress.
• Pressing the FUNC./SET button will
cancel a download in progress.
Downloading Images to a Computer
button after downloading finishes.
• You will return to the Direct Transfer menu.
Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for a
computer.
The option selected with the
button is retained even when
the camera's power is turned off. The previous setting will be in
effect the next time the Direct Transfer menu is displayed. The
image selection screen will appear directly when the [Select &
Transfer] or the [Wallpaper] option was last selected.
Click
at the bottom right of the window to close the CameraWindow
and the downloaded images will display on the computer.
„ Windows
ZoomBrowser EX
„ Macintosh
ImageBrowser
By default, images are saved on the computer in folders according to
the shooting date.
Getting Started
4. Press the
31
Getting Started
32
System Map
System Map
Supplied with
Camera
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU*1
Wrist Strap
WS-200
Memory Card (16MB)
AA Alkaline
Batteries (x2)
Battery and Charger Kit
CBK4-300*5
Waterproof Case
WP-DC16
Waterproof Case
Weight WW-DC1
„ Battery Charger CB-5AH/
CB-5AHE
„ AA-size NiMH batteries NB3AH (x4)
• NiMH Battery NB4-300 (set of 4
AA-size) also available separately
Canon Digital Camera
Solution Disk
AV Cable AVC-DC300*1
AC Adapter Kit ACK800
„ Compact Power Adapter
CA-PS800
„ Power Cord
System Map
Wide Converter
WC-DC58N
Tele-converter
TC-DC58N
Direct Interface Cable*2
PCMCIA
Adapter
Close-up Lens
250D (58mm)
High-Power Flash
HF-DC1
Direct Print Compatible
Bubble Jet Printers*4
(PIXMA series)
USB Card
Reader
Compact Photo Printers*2 *3
(SELPHY Series)
SD Memory Card*5
• SDC-128M
• SDC-512MSH
USB Port
PC Card Slot
TV/Video
Video IN Terminal
Audio IN Terminal
*1
*2
*3
*4
TV/Video
Also available for purchase separately.
See the user guide supplied with the printer for more information on the printer.
This camera can also be connected to the CP-10/CP-100/CP-200/CP-300.
See the user guide supplied with the Bubble Jet printer for more information on the
printer and interface cables.
*5 Not sold in some regions.
Getting Started
Conversion Lens Adapter
LA-DC58G
33
Getting Started
34
System Map
Optional Accessories
The following camera accessories are sold separately.
Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be
available.
„ Lenses, Lens Adapter
• Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G
This adapter is required for mounting the wide converter, teleconverter and close-up lens to the camera.
• Wide Converter WC-DC58N
Converts the focal distance of the body lens by a factor of
approximately 0.7 when attached.
• Tele-converter TC-DC58N
Converts the focal distance of the body lens by a factor of
approximately 1.75 when attached.
• Close-up Lens 250D (58mm)
A lens for shooting subjects at high magnifications.
„ Flash
• High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This attachable supplementary flash can be used to capture
photographic subjects that are too distant for the built-in flash to
illuminate.
„ Power Supplies
• AC Adapter Kit ACK800
This kit lets you power the camera from any standard household
power outlet. Recommended to power a camera for an extended
period of time or when connecting to a computer.
• Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300
This dedicated battery charger kit includes both a charger unit and
four rechargeable AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries.
Convenient when taking or playing back large numbers of images.
• NiMH Battery NB4-300
A set of four rechargeable AA-size NiMH batteries. (This camera
requires two batteries.)
System Map
35
• SD Memory Card
SD Memory Cards are used to store images recorded by the camera.
Canon brand cards are available in 128 MB and 512 MB capacities.
• Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Use this cable to connect the camera to a computer, Compact Photo
Printer (SELPHY series), or to a Bubble Jet printer (refer to your
Bubble Jet printer user guide).
• AV Cable AVC-DC300
Use this cable to connect the camera to a TV set.
• Waterproof Case WP-DC16
When you attach this waterproof case to the camera, you can use it
to take underwater shots at depths of up to 40 meters (130 feet), and
of course it is ideal for taking worry-free pictures in the rain, at the
beach, or on the ski slopes.
Direct Print Compatible Printers
Canon offers the following separately sold printers for use with the
camera. You can produce photo quality prints quickly and easily by
connecting them to the camera with a single cable and operating the
camera's controls.
• Compact Photo Printers (SELPHY series)
• Bubble Jet Printers (PIXMA series)
For more information, visit your nearest Canon retailer.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with
genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to
this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction
of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a
battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs
arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although
you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Getting Started
„ Other Accessories
Getting Started
36
37
Learning More
38
Components Guide
Components Guide
„ Front View
a
bcd
f
g
e
h
i
j
k
l
n
m
a Microphone
b AF-assist Beam (p. 45)
c Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 88)
d Self-Timer Lamp (p. 66)
e Speaker
f Viewfinder Window
g Flash (p. 64)
h Terminal Cover
i A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (p. 146)
j DIGITAL Terminal (p. 26)
k DC IN (Power input) Terminal (p. 174)
l Ring Release Button (p. 177)
m Ring (p. 177)
n Lens
Components Guide
39
„ Back View
a
b
c
f
e d
a LCD Monitor (p. 49)
b Viewfinder
c Wrist Strap Mount
d Memory Card Slot / Battery Cover Lock (pp. 8, 10)
e Memory Card Slot / Battery Cover (pp. 8, 10)
f Tripod Socket
The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for
protection against scratches during shipment. If so, remove the
film before using the camera.
Using the Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD
monitor off (p. 49) while shooting.
40
Components Guide
„ Controls
a
b
c
d e
f
m
g
h
i
j
l
k
a Indicators (p. 41)
b Power Lamp
c Power Button (p. 14)
d Zoom Lever (pp. 59, 122)
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
Shooting:
(Wide Angle)/
(Telephoto)
Playback:
(Index)/
(Magnify)
Shutter Button (p. 14)
Mode Dial (pp. 14, 73)
Mode Switch (p. 14)
(Print/Share) Button (pp. 22, 29, 114)
FUNC./SET Button (p. 42)
MENU Button (p. 43)
DISP. Button (p. 49)
(Exposure)/
(Single Image Erase) Button (pp. 21, 101)
Button
(Flash)/
(Jump)/
Button (pp. 64, 124)
Button
(Macro)/
(Manual Focus)/
Button (pp. 65, 96)
n
o
p
Components Guide
41
Indicators
The camera indicators on the back of the camera will light or blink
under the following conditions.
• Upper Indicator
Green:
Blinking Green:
Ready to shoot (camera beeps twice)
Image recording/reading/erasing/transferring (when
connected to a computer)
Orange:
Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning), charging
flash
• Lower Indicator
Yellow:
Blinking Yellow:
Macro mode/Manual focus mode/AF lock mode
Focusing difficulty (camera beeps once)
Never do the following while the indicator blinks green. These
actions may corrupt image data.
- Shake or jolt the camera
- Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery
cover
Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power will
shut off in the following circumstances. Press the power button again to
restore power.
Shooting Mode
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the
last control is accessed on the camera. The LCD
monitor automatically turns off 1 minute* after
the last control is accessed even if [Auto Power
Down] is set to [Off]. Press any button other than
the power button or change the camera
orientation to turn the LCD monitor back on.
Playback Mode
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the
Connected to a Printer last control is accessed on the camera.
* This time can be changed.
z The power saving function will not activate during an Auto
Play or while the camera is connected to a computer.
z The power saving function settings can be changed (p. 47).
42
Basic Operations
Basic Operations
Menus and Settings
Settings for the shooting or playback modes or such camera settings
as the print settings, date/time and sounds are set using the FUNC.
menu or the Rec., Play, Print or Set up menu.
Button (FUNC. Menu)
This menu sets many of the common shooting functions.
„
1
2
5
3
This example shows the FUNC. menu in
1
2
3
Set the mode switch to
Press the
Use the
4
(Auto) mode.
.
button.
or
button to select a menu item.
• Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
4
Use the
or
button to select an option for
the menu item.
• You can select further options with the DISP. button for some
options.
• After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to
shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again,
allowing you to adjust the settings easily.
5
Press the
button.
Basic Operations
43
Button (Rec., Play, Print and Set up Menus)
„
Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with
these menus.
(Set up) Menu
(Rec.) Menu
1
5
can switch
2 You
between menus with
the
or
button.
3
This example shows the Rec. menu in
1
2
Press the
Use the
4
(Auto) mode.
button.
or
button to switch between menus.
• You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus.
• The following menus are displayed.
Shooting:
Rec. /
Set up
Playback:
Play /
Print /
Set up
3
Use the
or
button to select a menu item.
• Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
4
Use the
or
button to select an option.
• Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after
pressing the FUNC./SET button to display the next menu. Press
the FUNC./SET button again to confirm the setting, then press
the MENU button to return to the menu screen.
5
Press the
button.
44
Basic Operations
Menus and Default Settings
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
FUNC. Menu
The icons shown here indicate the default settings (factory settings).
Menu Item
Page
Menu Item
Page
ISO Speed
p. 100
Metering Mode
p. 102
White Balance
p. 104
Compression
(Still image)
p. 57
Drive Mode
p. 87
Recording Pixels
(Still image)
p. 57
My Colors
p. 107
Recording Pixels
(Movie)
p. 81
Flash Adjustment
p. 110
Flash Output
p. 111
Rec. Menu
*Default setting
Menu Item
Options
Page/Topic
AF Frame
/
/
/
/
/
/
/
Face Detect*/AiAF/Center
p. 90
/
/
AF Frame Size
Center*/FlexiZone/Face Detect/
AiAF
Normal*/Small
p. 92
Digital Zoom
(Still image)
Standard*/Off/1.6x/2.0x
(Movie)
Standard*/Off
(In standard movie mode only)
p. 60
Flash Sync
1st-curtain/2nd-curtain
Slow Synchro
On/Off*
p. 112
p. 89
Flash Adjust
Auto*/Manual
p. 109
Red-Eye
On*/Off
p. 88
Basic Operations
Menu Item
Options
Page/Topic
Safety FE
On*/Off
p. 113
Spot AE Point
Center*/AF Point
p. 103
MF-Point Zoom
On*/Off
p. 96
Safety MF
On*/Off
p. 97
AF-assist Beam
On*/Off
p. 151
Review
Off/2*–10 seconds/Hold
You can set the
length of time
images display
after being shot
(p. 16).
Disp. Overlay
(Still image)
Off*/Grid Lines/3 : 2 Guide/Both
(Movie)
Off*/Grid Lines
p. 117
IS Mode
(Still image)
(Movie)
Continuous*/Shoot Only/
Panning/Off
Continuous*/Off
Converter
None*/WC-DC58N/
TC-DC58N/250D
Date Stamp
Off*/Date/Date & Time
Set
button
p. 68
*/
/
/
/
/
p. 179
p. 71
/
p. 114
45
46
Basic Operations
Play Menu
Menu Item
Print Menu
Page
Menu Item
Auto Play
p. 129
Red-Eye
Correction
p. 130
Resize
p. 134
Clear All Selections
Sound Memo
p. 136
Print Settings
Protect
p. 137
Rotate
p. 127
Erase all
p. 138
Transfer Order
p. 144
Transition
p. 128
Set up Menu
Menu Item
Page
Print
Select Image & Qty.
Select All Images
p. 139
*Default setting
Options
Page/Topic
Mute
On/Off*
Set to [On] to silence all operation
sounds except for the warning sounds.
Volume
Off/1/2*/3/4/5
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound, operation sound, self-timer
sound, shutter sound and playback
sound. The volume cannot be
adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On].
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound when the camera is turned on.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the operation
sound that beeps when any button
other than the shutter button is
pressed.
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the self-timer
sound played 2 sec. before the shutter
is released.
Basic Operations
Menu Item
Options
47
Page/Topic
Shutter
Volume
Adjusts the volume of the sound
played when the shutter releases. The
shutter sound does not play when a
movie is recording.
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the playback volume of
movies and sound memos.
Start-up Image
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the Start-up Image
appears when the camera is powered
on.
Auto Power
Down
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down after a set
period of time elapses without the
camera being operated.
Display Off
10 sec./20
sec./30 sec./1
min.*/2 min./3
min.
Sets the length of time before the LCD
monitor turns off when no camera
operation is performed.
Power Saving
p. 41
Date/Time
p. 12
Format
File Numbering
You can also select a low level format
(p. 56).
Continuous*/
Auto Reset
Create Folder
p. 120
p. 118
Create New
Folder
Check mark
Creates a folder during the next
(On)/
shooting session.
No check mark
(Off)
Auto Create
Off*/Daily/
MondaySunday/
Monthly
Auto Rotate
On*/Off
Distance Units
m/cm* /ft/in
You can also set an auto creation time.
p. 115
Sets the units for the MF indicator
distance unit (p. 96).
48
Basic Operations
Menu Item
Lens Retract
Options
1 minute* /
0 seconds
Page/Topic
Sets the lens retraction timing when
switching from shooting mode to
playback mode.
Language
p. 13
Video System
NTSC/PAL
Print Method
Auto*/
Reset All
p. 146
See below*1.
p. 55
*1 You can change the printer connection method. There is usually no need to change
the settings, but select
when you print an image recorded in the
(Widescreen) mode at the full page setting for wide paper using a Canon SELPHY
CP750/740/730/CP720/CP710/CP510 Compact Photo Printer. Since this setting is
saved even when the power is turned off, ensure that you return the setting to [Auto]
to print other image sizes. (However, it cannot be changed while the printer is
connected.)
Basic Operations
49
Using the LCD Monitor
1
Press the
button.
• The display mode changes as follows with each press.
Shooting Mode (
Standard
(No Information)
)
Playback Mode (
No Information
Detailed
(Information View)
Standard
Off
Detailed
)
• The shooting information displays for approximately 6 sec.
when a setting is changed, regardless of the selected display
mode.
z The LCD monitor on or off setting is retained even after the
camera power is turned off.
z The LCD monitor does not shut off in the
or
mode.
z The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display in the
Magnified Display (p. 122) or the index playback mode
(p. 123).
Night Display
When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically
brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject*,
making it easier to frame the subject.
* Although noise may appear and the movement of the subject shown on the LCD
monitor may appear somewhat jagged, there is no effect on the recorded image.
The brightness of the image displayed in the monitor, and the brightness of the
actual image recorded will be different.
50
Basic Operations
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
Shooting Information (Shooting Mode)
Grid Lines
3:2 Guide
b
Spot AE Point Frame/
AF Frame
a
c
d
ISO Speed*
(
•••
White Balance
)
p. 100
p. 104
Drive Mode
pp. 66, 87
My Colors
p. 107
a Flash Exposure
pp. 110,
111
Compensation/Flash Output
Metering Mode
p. 102
Compression (Still image)
p. 57
Recording Pixels (Still image)
p. 57
Recording Pixels (Movies)
p. 81
Digital Tele-Converter/Zoom
Magnification
p. 60
Flash
p. 64
Auto Rotate
p. 115
Shooting Mode
p. 74
b
Movie Recording
Low Battery
c Image Stabilizer
[z Rec.] (Red)
p. 79
(Red)
p. 68
Basic Operations
Create Folder
c
p. 118
Stills: Recordable Shots
Movies: Remaining Time/Elapsed Time
Camera Shake Warning
(Red)
AE Lock/FE Lock
d
51
pp. 98, 99
Shutter Speed*
15–1/2000
pp. 83, 86
Aperture Value*
F2.8–F8.0
pp. 85, 86
•••
p. 101
Exposure Compensation
Macro
AF Lock/Manual Focus
p. 65
pp. 95, 96
* Displays when the shutter button is pressed halfway. During flash photography,
however, the camera automatically readjusts the ISO speed, shutter speed or
aperture setting to an optimal setting, which may cause the playback information to
differ from the displayed information.
If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake warning
icon
displays, this indicates that a slow shutter speed may
have been selected due to insufficient illumination. Use the
following methods to shoot:
- Set the IS mode to any setting other than [off] (p. 68)
- Raise the ISO speed (p. 100)
- Select a setting other than
(flash off) (p. 64)
- Attach the camera to a tripod or other device
52
Basic Operations
Playback Information (Playback Mode)
„ Standard
a
b
a
Displayed image number/Total number of images
–
Folder Number-File Number
p. 121
Compression (Still Images)
p. 57
Recording Pixels (Still Images)
p. 57
Movie
p. 125
b Red-Eye Correction/Resize
pp. 130, 134
WAVE Format Sound
p. 136
Protection Status
p. 137
Shooting Date/Time
p. 71
„ Detailed
a
b
c
d
e
f
Histogram (p. 54)
Shooting Mode
p. 74
a
Metering Mode
ISO Speed
p. 102
•••
p. 100
Basic Operations
b
53
Shutter Speed
15–1/2000
pp. 83, 86
Aperture Value
F2.8–F8.0
pp. 85, 86
Recording Pixels/Frame Rate
(Movies)
c Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure
Compensation/Flash Output
p. 57
•••
p. 101
•••
pp. 110,
111
White Balance
p. 104
My Colors
p. 107
d Red-Eye Correction Function
p. 130
AF Lock/Manual Focus
pp. 95, 96
Macro
e File size
Still Image: Recording Pixels
f Movies: Movie Length
p. 65
p. 192
pp. 190,
191
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached or
the file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System
Standards (p. 187)
RAW image
Image recording pixel setting not recognized
z Information for images shot on other cameras may not
display correctly.
z Overexposure Warning
In the following cases, overexposed portions of the image
blink.
- When reviewing an image right after shooting in the LCD
monitor (information view)
- When using the detailed display mode of the Playback
mode
54
Basic Operations
Histogram Function
The histogram is a graph that allows you to check the brightness of
the image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the
darker the image. The greater the bias toward the right, the brighter
the image.
If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a
positive value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a
negative value if the image is too bright (p. 101).
Sample Histograms
Dark Image
Balanced Image
Bright Image
Basic Operations
55
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
1
Select [Reset All].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
[
] Menu.
3. Use the
or
button to select
[Reset All].
4. Press the
button.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[OK]
2. Press the
button.
z Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a
computer or to a printer.
z The following cannot be reset.
- Shooting mode
- The [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] options
in the
menu (pp. 47, 48)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white
balance function (p. 105)
56
Basic Operations
Formatting Memory Cards
You should always format a new memory card or one from which you
wish to erase all images and other data.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases
all data, including protected images and other file types.
1
Select [Format].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
[
] Menu.
3. Use the
or
button to select
[Format].
4. Press the
button.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[OK]
2. Press the
button.
• To perform a low level format, use
the
button to select [Low Level
Format] and the
or
button to
add a check mark.
• You can stop formatting a card when
[Low Level Format] is selected by pressing the FUNC./SET
button. You can still use a card without problem when
formatting is halted, but its data will be erased.
Low Level Format
We recommend you select [Low Level Format] when you think
that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has
dropped. A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes with
some memory cards.
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
57
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Changing the Recording Pixels/
Compression (Still Images)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
1
Select a resolution setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
2
Select a compression setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Approximate Values for Recording Pixels
Recording Pixels
(Large)
8M
3264 x 2448
pixels
(Medium 1)
5M
2592 x 1944
pixels
(Medium 2)
3M
2048 x 1536
pixels
(Medium 3)
2M
1600 x 1200
pixels
0.3M
640 x 480
pixels
(Small)
or
(Postcard)
(Widescreen)
Purpose*
High Printing to about A3-size
297 x 420 mm (11.7 x 16.5
in.)
Printing to about A4-size
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.)
Printing to about Letter-size
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
Printing to about A5-size
148 x 210 mm (6 x 8.3 in.)
Print postcard-size prints
148 x 100 mm (6 x 4 in.)
Print L-size prints
119 x 89 mm (4.7 x 3.5 in.)
Send images as e-mail
Low attachments or shoot more
images
1600 x 1200 pixels When printing to postcards (p. 70).
Printing on wide size paper (you can
check the composition at a 16:9 aspect
3264 x 1832 pixels ratio. Areas that will not be recorded
appear on the LCD monitor as a black
border.)
•
: Approximate number of recording pixels. (M is short for megapixels.)
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Approximate Values for Compression Settings
Compression
Superfine
Shoot normal quality images
Fine
Normal
Purpose
High Quality Shoot higher quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 192).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 190).
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
59
Shooting with the Optical Zoom
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
The zoom can be adjusted from 35 mm – 210 mm (focal length) in
35mm film equivalent terms. The zoom bar will display while you adjust
the zoom.
1
Press the zoom lever toward
•
Wide Angle: Zooms out from the
subject.
•
Telephoto: Zooms in on the
subject.
or
.
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Using the Digital Zoom/Digital Tele-Converter
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
* Digital tele-converter cannot be set.
You can combine digital zoom with optical zoom when shooting.
The available shooting characteristics and focal lengths (35mm film
equivalent) are as follows:
Selection
Focal Length
Standard
35 – 840 mm
Off
35 – 210 mm
1.6x
56 – 336 mm
2.0x
70 – 420 mm
Shooting Characteristics
Enables shooting at zoom factors of up to
24x with digital and optical zoom
combined. In movie mode, only the
Standard mode can be selected.
Enables shooting without digital zoom.
Digital zoom is fixed at the selected zoom
factor, and the focal length shifts to
maximum telephoto. This enables a faster
shutter speed and less chance of camera
shake than a shot taken at the same angle
of view with [Standard] or [Off].
z The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
turned off.
z The digital zoom cannot be used in
or
(Postcard), or
(Widescreen) modes.
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Shooting with the Digital Zoom
1
Select [Digital Zoom].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Digital Zoom].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Standard].
2. Press the
button.
3
Press the zoom lever toward
• The combined digital and optical
zoom setting will display in the LCD
monitor.
• The image may appear coarse
depending upon the selected
recording pixels (the zoom factor
appear in blue).
• Press the zoom lever toward
to
zoom out.
and shoot.
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Safety Zoom Zone
Depending on the number of recording pixels set, you can shift from
optical zoom to digital zoom without pausing up to a factor where the
image quality does not deteriorate (Safety Zoom).
The
displays when reaching the maximum zoom factor without
image deterioration (not available in
).
Safety Zoom factor
Recording
pixels
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
6.0x Î
7.6x Î
9.6x Î
12x Î
24x Î
Zoom Bar Colors
•
•
•
White: Optical Zoom (Zone without deterioration)
Yellow: Digital Zoom (Zone without deterioration)
Blue: Digital Zoom (Zoom with deterioration)
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Shooting with the Digital Tele-Converter
The digital tele-converter feature uses digital zoom to achieve the
effects of a tele-converter (a lens used in telephoto shooting).
1
Select [Digital Zoom].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Digital Zoom].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[1.6x] or [2.0x].
2. Press the
button.
3
Adjust the angle of view with the zoom lever
and shoot.
•
will appear on the LCD monitor.
• The image may appear coarse
depending upon the selected
recording pixels (the
icon and the
zoom factor appear in blue).
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Using the Flash
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
* Cannot be set in
1
Press the
button.
1. Use the
or
the flash mode.
•
•
•
mode.
button to change
: [Auto]
: [On]
: [Off]
You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached to a
tripod or other device if the camera shake warning icon
appears.
When the LCD monitor is on and flash recharging begins, the
indicator blinks orange and the LCD monitor turns off. When
recharging ends, the indicator turns off and the LCD monitor
turns on. The time required for flash recharging will change
depending on usage conditions and remaining battery power.
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
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Shooting Close-ups (Macro)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
* Cannot be set in
mode.
Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. At
maximum wide angle, the image area is 24 x 18 mm (0.94 x 0.71 in.)
when at the minimum focusing distance (1 cm from the end of the lens
to the subject).
1
Press the
button.
1. Use the
or
button to select
.
• The zoom bar will display while you
adjust the zoom. In macro mode the
bar will appear yellow when the
zoom range prohibits focusing. The
icon will gray out and the image
range becomes that of normal
shooting mode.
To Cancel the Macro Mode
Press
and use the
or
button to select
(Normal).
z Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode
since images composed with the viewfinder may be offcenter.
z Using the flash in macro mode may cause image edges to
darken.
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Using the Self-Timer
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
*
* Cannot be set in
mode.
You can set the time delay and the numbers of shots you wish to take
in advance.
10 sec. Self-Timer: shoots 10 seconds after you press the
shutter button.
• 2 seconds before the shutter releases, the self-timer lamp and
sound speed up.
2 sec. Self-Timer: shoots 2 seconds after you press the shutter
button.
• The self-timer sound beeps quickly when you press the shutter
button and the shutter releases 2 seconds later.
Custom Timer: you can change the delay time (0–10, 15, 20, 30
sec.) and number of shots (1–10).
• When [Delay] is set to 2 or more seconds, the self-timer sound
beeps quickly 2 seconds before the shutter releases. When
[Shots] is set to more than 1, the self-timer sound only beeps
before the first shot.
1
Configure the self-timer
mode.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
2
Shoot.
• When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer will
activate and the self-timer lamp will blink (when using red-eye
reduction, it will stay lit for the last 2 seconds).
To Cancel the Self-Timer: Select
.
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Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots (
1
Select
.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and choose
with the
or
button.
3. Press the
button.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Delay] or [Shots] and change the
settings with the
or
button.
2. Press the
button.
3. Press the
button.
If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the following
occurs.
- The exposure and white balance are locked at the settings
selected for the first shot.
- If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens
because the flash must charge.
- The interval between shots may lengthen when the built-in
memory of the camera fills.
- Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card
becomes full.
)
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Setting the Image Stabilizer Function
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
* Only [Continuous] can be set.
The lens shift type image stabilizer function allows you to minimize the
camera shake effect (blurred images) when you shoot distant subjects
that have been magnified or when you shoot in dark conditions without
a flash.
You can check the effect of the IS mode on image blur on
the LCD monitor since the IS mode runs continually. This
makes it easier to compose images and focus on
subjects.
IS mode is only activated when the shutter button is
pressed, so subjects will be captured with reduced blur
Shoot Only
even if their movements on the LCD monitor are not
smooth.
This option only stabilizes the effect of up and down
Panning camera motions on the image. This option is
recommended for shooting objects moving horizontally.
Continuous
1
Select [IS Mode].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select [IS Mode].
2
or
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Continuous], [Shoot Only],
[Panning] or [Off].
2. Press the
button.
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LCD Monitor Icons
[Continuous] [Shoot Only]
[Panning]
[Converter] setting Reference
in Rec. menu
Page
None
WC-DC58N/
TC-DC58N/250D
p. 179
z Camera shake may not be fully corrected when shooting
with slow shutter speeds, such as with evening shots. Use of
a tripod is recommended.
z If camera shake is too strong, it may not be fully corrected.
z Hold the camera horizontally while panning (stabilization
does not work when the camera is held vertically).
z If you select [Shoot Only] or [Panning] in shooting mode (still
images) and then switch to movie mode, the setting will
change to [Continuous].
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
Configuring the Postcard Mode
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by
composing them inside the print area (width-to-height ratio of
approximately 3:2) shown in the LCD monitor.
1
Select
.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and choose
with the
or
button.
3. Press the
button.
• The area that will not print displays
in gray.
• The recording pixel and
compression settings are fixed (2M: 1600 x 1200, Fine).
The digital zoom or the digital tele-converter cannot be used in
this mode.
For printing instructions, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Commonly Used Shooting Functions
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Embedding the Date in the Image Data
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can embed the date in the image data when
selected.
1
Select
(Postcard) is
.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and choose
with the
or
button.
3. Press the
button.
2
Select [Date Stamp].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Date Stamp].
3
Set the date and time.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Date] or [Date & Time].
2. Press the
button.
LCD Monitor Display
•
: [Off]
•
: [Date]/[Date & Time]
z Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand (p. 12).
z The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image data once
it has been embedded.
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Commonly Used Shooting Functions
To imprint the date on all but
(postcard) size images, use
the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser) or
printer settings. For details, please see the user guide for each
product.
Shooting Using the Mode Dial
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Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Mode Dial
Creative zone
Auto
Image zone
„ Auto
The camera automatically selects settings. (p. 14)
„ Image zone
When a shooting mode appropriate for the shooting conditions is selected,
the camera automatically adjusts settings for optimal shooting. (p. 74)
Portrait
Landscape
Night Snapshot
Kids & Pets
Indoor
Special Scene (p. 75)
Stitch Assist (p. 77)
Movie (p. 79)
„ Creative zone
With these settings, you select parameters such as the shutter speed or
aperture stop to achieve a range of effects.
Program AE (p. 82)
Setting the Shutter Speed (p. 83)
Setting the Aperture (p. 85)
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture (p. 86)
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Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Shooting Modes for Specific Scenes
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
When a shooting mode appropriate for the shooting conditions is
selected, the camera automatically adjusts settings for optimal
shooting.
1
Set the mode dial to
or
.
,
,
,
Portrait
Produces a soft effect when photographing people.
Landscape
Optimized for shooting landscape scenes which
contain both near and far subjects.
Night Snapshot
Allows you to take snapshots of people against
twilight or night backgrounds by reducing the effects
of camera shake even without using a tripod.
Kids&Pets
Allows you to capture subjects that move around,
such as children and pets, without missing photo
opportunities.
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75
Indoor
Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject’s
true color when shooting under fluorescent or
tungsten lighting.
(Special Scene)
You can shoot with the most appropriate settings for the scene.
1
2
Set the mode dial to
Use the
mode.
or
.
button to select a shooting
Night Scene
Allows you to capture human subjects against the
backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The
flash is directed at the person and the shutter speed
is slow, so both the person and the background can
be beautifully shot.
Foliage
Shoots trees and leaves—such as new growth,
autumn leaves or blossoms—in vivid colors.
Snow
Shoots without a blue tinge and without making
people appear dark against a snowy background.
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Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Beach
Shoots without making people appear dark near
water or sand where reflected sunlight is strong.
Fireworks
Captures fireworks in the sky sharply and at optimal
exposure.
Aquarium
Selects the optimal ISO speed, white balance and
color balance to capture fish and other items in an
indoor aquarium.
Underwater
Appropriate for shooting images with Waterproof
Case WP-DC16 (sold separately). This mode uses
an optimal white balance setting to reduce bluish
tones and record images with a natural hue.
z The shutter speed is slow in
or
mode. Always use a
tripod to avoid camera shake.
z In
,
,
,
or
mode, the ISO speed may
increase and cause noise in the image depending on the
scene being shot.
Install the camera in Waterproof Case WP-DC16 to shoot
underwater. You are also recommended to use this case for
shooting in rainy conditions, at the beach or on the ski slopes.
Shooting Using the Mode Dial
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Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later be
merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer.
The overlapping seams of several
adjacent images can be joined
into a single panoramic image.
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Select a shooting direction.
.
1. Use the
or
button to select a
shooting direction.
Left to right horizontally
Right to left horizontally
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3
Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Shoot the first image in the
sequence.
• The exposure and white balance are
set and locked with the first image.
4
Compose the second image so that it overlaps
a portion of the first and shoot.
• You can press the
or
button to return to the previously
recorded image to retake the shot.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapping portions can be
corrected when the images are stitched together.
5
Repeat the procedure for additional images.
• A sequence may contain up to 26 images.
6
Press the
button after the last shot.
z You cannot display the images on a TV when shooting in
Stitch Assist mode.
z The settings for the first image are applied to the second
image onward (except for Macro setting).
z Use PhotoStitch, a supplied software program, to merge the
images on a computer.
z When the
button is pressed, you can switch between the
items which you can set.
- Exposure compensation/Shooting direction selection
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Movie Shooting
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
The following movie modes are available.
The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the memory
card you use (p. 191).
Standard
You can select the recording pixels and record until the memory card
is full (when a super high-speed memory card is used, such as the
recommended SDC-512MSH). The digital zoom can be used while
shooting in this mode (p. 60).
• Maximum Size: 4 GB*/movie
Compact
Since there are few recording pixels and also the data size is small,
this mode is convenient for sending movies as e-mail attachments or
when the memory card capacity is low.
• Maximum Clip Length: 3 minutes
* Even if the clip size has not reached 4 GB, recording will stop at the moment the clip
length reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data writing speed of the
memory card, recording may stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data
volume has reached 4 GB.
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Select a shooting mode.
.
1. Use the
or
button to select a
shooting mode.
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3
Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Shoot.
• Pressing the shutter button halfway automatically sets the
exposure, focus and white balance settings.
• Pressing the shutter button fully starts recording video and
sound simultaneously.
• During shooting, the recording time and [zRec] appear on the
LCD monitor.
• Pressing the shutter button fully again stops recording.
Recording will stop automatically under the following
circumstances.
- When the maximum recording time elapses
- When the built-in memory or memory card becomes full
z You are recommended to use a memory card that has been
formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 56). The
memory card supplied with the camera may be used without
further formatting.
z Be careful of the following while recording.
- Do not touch the microphone (p. 38).
- Do not press any buttons other than the shutter button.
The sound that buttons make will be recorded in the
movie.
- The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and
white balance to suit the shooting conditions during
recording. Please note, however, that the sounds made
by the camera automatically adjusting the exposure may
also be recorded.
z The focus and optical zoom settings remain fixed for
subsequent frames at the values selected for the first frame.
QuickTime is required to play back movies (Data type: AVI/
Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a computer (Only
Windows 2000).
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81
Changing Recording Pixels
You can change the recording pixels when the movie mode is set to
(Standard) (frame rate is fixed).
1
Select the number of
recording pixels.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to
change the option.
3. Press the
button.
Recording Pixels and Frame Rates
Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back
each second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the
appearance of motion.
Standard
*1
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
*2
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. LP
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
Compact
160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
*1 Default setting.
*2 To give priority to recording length over quality, select the option displaying [LP]
(Long Play). For the same file size, you can record approximately twice the
length.
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 190).
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 192).
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Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Program AE
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture value to
match the brightness of the subject. You can freely configure such
settings as the ISO speed, exposure compensation and white balance.
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Shoot.
.
The shutter speed and aperture values are shown in red on the
LCD monitor if a correct exposure cannot be obtained when
the shutter button is pressed halfway. Use the following
shooting methods to obtain the correct exposure and make
them show in white.
- Using the flash (p. 64)
- Changing the ISO speed (p. 100)
- Changing the metering method (p. 102)
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83
Setting the Shutter Speed
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
When you set the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects an
aperture value to match the brightness of the subject. Faster shutter
speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a moving subject,
while slower speeds create a flowing effect and allow you to shoot
without a flash in dark areas.
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Configure the shutter speed.
1. Use the
3
or
.
button to change the shutter speed.
Shoot.
• If the aperture value is shown in red when the shutter button is
pressed halfway, the image is underexposed (insufficient light)
or overexposed (too much light). Use the
or
button to
adjust the shutter speed until the aperture value shows in
white.
The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the
recorded image increases at slow shutter speeds. This
camera, however, applies special processing to images shot at
shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower to eliminate the noise,
thereby producing high-quality images. (However, a certain
amount of processing time may be required before the next
image can be shot.)
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Shooting Using the Mode Dial
z The aperture value and shutter speed change according to
the zoom state as follows
Shooting
Mode
Aperture
Value
Shutter Speed
(seconds)
Maximum
Wide Angle
,
f/2.8 – 3.5
15 – 1/1500
,
f/4.0 – 8.0
15 – 1/2000
Maximum
Telephoto
,
f/4.8 – 6.3
15 – 1/1500
,
f/7.1 – 8.0
15 – 1/2000
z The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/500
second. The camera automatically resets the shutter speed
to 1/500 second if a faster speed is selected.
Shutter Speed Display
z The following shutter speeds can be set. 1/160 indicates 1/160
second. Also, 0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2" indicates 2 seconds.
15" 13" 10" 8" 6" 5" 4" 3"2 2"5 2" 1"6 1"3 1" 0"8 0"6 0"5 0"4 0"3
1/4 1/5 1/6 1/8 1/10 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/25 1/30 1/40 1/50 1/60
1/80 1/100 1/125 1/160 1/200 1/250 1/320 1/400 1/500 1/640
1/800 1/1000 1/1250 1/1500 1/1600 1/2000
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85
Setting the Aperture
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens.
When you set the aperture value, the camera automatically selects a
shutter speed to match the brightness.
Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to
blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture
value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to
background into focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater the
range of the image brought into clear focus.
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Configure the aperture setting.
1. Use the
3
or
.
button to change the aperture setting.
Shoot.
• If the shutter speed is shown in in red when the shutter button
is pressed halfway, the image is underexposed (insufficient
light) or overexposed (too much light). Adjust the aperture
value using the
or
button until the shutter speed display
turns to white.
Some aperture values may not be available with certain zoom
positions (p. 84).
z In this mode, the shutter speed range with synchronized flash is 1/
60 second to 1/500 second. The aperture value setting may
therefore be changed automatically to match the synchronized
flash speed even if its value was set previously.
Aperture Value Display
z The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture.
F2.8 F3.2 F3.5 F4.0 F4.5 F4.8 F5.0 F5.6 F6.3 F7.1 F8.0
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Shooting Using the Mode Dial
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed
and Aperture
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot images.
1
2
Set the mode dial to
Configure the shutter speed and aperture setting.
1. Use the
the
or
3
.
button to select shutter speed or aperture, and use
button to change the option.
Shoot.
• When you press the shutter button halfway, the difference
between the correct exposure* and the selected exposure
appears on the LCD monitor. If the difference is more than ±2
stops, “–2” or “+2” appears in red.
* Correct exposure levels are calculated by measuring light according to the
currently selected metering mode.
z If the zoom is adjusted after these values are set, the shutter
speed or aperture value may change in accordance with the
zoom position (p. 84).
z The LCD monitor’s brightness matches the selected shutter
speed and aperture value.
When you select a fast shutter speed or shoot a subject in a
dark place, the image will always be bright if the flash is set
to
(Flash on).
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Various Shooting Methods
Continuous Shooting
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter button
is held down. If you use the recommended memory card*1, you can
shoot continuously (smooth continuous shooting) at a set shooting
interval until the memory card is full (p. 190).
*Recommended Memory Card:
Super high-speed SDC-512MSH memory card (sold separately) to
which low-level formatting (p. 56) is conducted immediately before
shooting.
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may
vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
• Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not be full.
1
Select
.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and choose
with the
or
button.
3. Press the
button.
2
Shoot.
• The camera will continue to record successive images while
the shutter button is held down. Recording will cease when the
shutter button is released.
To Cancel Continuous Shooting
Follow step 1 to display
.
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Various Shooting Methods
z The interval between shots lengthens when the built-in
memory of the camera fills.
z If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens
because the flash must charge.
Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*1
Shooting Mode
* 1 Cannot be set in
mode.
You can set whether or not the red-eye reduction*2 lamp automatically
fires with the flash.
*2 This function reduces the red appearance of eyes when they reflect light back
from the flash.
1
Select [Red-Eye].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select [Red-Eye].
2
or
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[On] or [Off].
2. Press the
button.
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89
Setting the Slow Synchro Function
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can shoot with the flash at slow shutter speeds. This is handy for
shooting at night or under artificial lighting indoors.
1
Select [Slow Synchro].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Slow Synchro].
2
Set Slow Synchro.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[On] or [Off].
2. Press the
button.
z In
,
and
modes Slow Synchro is set to [On].
z Please note that camera shake becomes a factor when
[Slow Synchro] is set to [On]. If this occurs, you are
recommended to fix the camera to a tripod to shoot in this
mode.
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Various Shooting Methods
Selecting an AF Frame Mode
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
* Cannot be set in
mode.
The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the
camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following ways.
Face
Detect
You can have the camera automatically detect
the position of a face and use this data to set
the focus and exposure* while shooting. In
addition, the camera will meter the subject so
that the face is correctly illuminated when the
flash fires. If a face is not detected, shooting
will take place with [AiAF].
* Only in evaluative metering mode (p. 102).
1
AiAF
The camera automatically selects between 9
AF frames to focus on according to the
shooting conditions.
Center
The camera fixes the AF frame at the center.
This is convenient for making sure the focus is
exactly where you want it.
FlexiZone
Shooting mode:
/
/
/
The camera sets the focus from an AF frame
you select. This is convenient for ensuring
that the intended subject is in focus.
Select [AF Frame].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select [AF Frame].
or
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91
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Face Detect], [AiAF], [Center] or
[FlexiZone].
2. Press the
button.
• Changing the AF Frame Size (p. 92)
• Changing the AF Frame Position
(p. 93)
z [Face Detect] and [FlexiZone] cannot be used when the LCD
monitor is turned off.
z The AF frame appears as follows (when the LCD monitor is
on) when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
- Green
: Shooting preparations complete
- Yellow
: Focusing difficulty ([Center], [FlexiZone]
options)
- No AF frame : Focusing Difficulty ([Face Detect], [AiAF]
options)
Face Detect Feature
z Maximum of three AF frames will be displayed at the position of the
face the camera recognizes. At this point, the frame the camera
judges to be the main subject appears in white while the others
appear in gray. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, up to 9
green AF frames may appear.
z The camera will shoot using [AiAF] not the [Face Detect] function if
a white frame fails to appear and only grey frames display, or if a
face is not detected.
z The camera may mistakenly identify non-human subjects as a face.
z In certain cases, faces may not be detected.
Examples:
- If faces are at the edge of the screen, or appear extremely small,
large, dark or bright, relative to the overall composition.
- Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with a portion
hidden.
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Changing the AF Frame Size ([Center] or [FlexiZone])
You can change the AF frame size to better suit the size of a subject.
You reduce the area used to set the focus when you reduce the AF
frame to match a small subject or to focus on a particular portion of a
subject.
1
Change the AF frame
size.
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [AF Frame
Size].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Normal] or [Small].
2. Press the
button.
The setting is configured to [Normal] when the digital zoom
or digital tele-converter is used.
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Changing the AF Frame Position ([FlexiZone])
You can move the AF frame to any position (FlexiZone AF/AE). This
allows you to set the focus more precisely on your target subject.
1
Press
green.
repeatedly until the AF frame turns
• In some shooting modes, pressing the
button switches
between the following settings categories.
Exposure compensation/AF Frame
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/AF Frame
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/AF Frame
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/AF Frame
2
Use the , ,
or
button to move the AF frame
to the desired position
and press the
button.
• Pressing the MENU button shifts
the AF frame to a face detected
by the camera.
• You can change the AF frame size by pressing the DISP.
button (the change remains in effect even after the camera
power is switched off).
• Continuing to press the
button causes the AF frame to
return to its original position.
z When the metering option is set to [Spot], you can make
the AF frame and spot metering frame correspond
(p. 102).
z This option cannot be selected in manual focusing mode
(p. 96).
z The AF frame returns to the center position when the
power is switched off.
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus
Lock, AF Lock, Manual Focus, Safety MF)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
*
* Cannot be used in
mode.
It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
• Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects
• 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.
Shooting with the Focus Lock
1
2
3
Aim the camera so that an object at the same
focal distance as the main subject is centered
in the viewfinder or in the AF frame displayed
on the LCD monitor.
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the
focus.
Keep the shutter button pressed halfway while
you recompose the image and press the shutter button all the way to shoot the image.
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Shooting with the AF Lock
1
2
3
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Aim the camera so that an object at the same
focal distance as the main subject is centered
in the AF frame.
Press and hold the shutter button halfway and
press the
button.
• The
icon and the MF indicator will appear on the LCD
monitor, and the distance to the subject can be confirmed.
4
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and shoot.
To Release the AF Lock
Press the
button and use the
(Normal).
or
button to select
z The AF lock cannot be used in the
and
modes.
z Since AF frames do not display in
mode, aim the camera
so that the focus is on the target subject.
z When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD
monitor, setting [AF Frame] to [Center] (p. 90) makes
shooting easier since the camera focuses using the center
AF frame only.
z The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to compose the image. Moreover, the AF lock
is still effective after the picture is taken, allowing you to
capture a second image with the same focus.
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Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
The focus can be manually set.
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Press the
button several times.
•
and the MF indicator are
MF indicator
displayed.
• When the [
] menu’s [MF-Point
Zoom] is set to [On], the portion of
the image in the AF frame will
appear magnified*. The magnified
position will differ depending on the
AF Frame Mode (p. 90) setting.
- When set to [Face Detect], [AiAF]
or [Center], the center of the LCD
monitor is magnified.
- When set to [FlexiZone], the location of the AF frame
displayed immediately prior to setting the manual focus will
display magnified.
* The image will not appear magnified in
mode, when the digital
zoom or digital tele-converter is activated or when a TV is used as the
display.
* Can also be set so that the image displayed is not magnified (p. 45).
• Depending on the shooting mode, pressing the
switch between the setting items as follows:
,
,
,
,
,
button will
Exposure compensation/
mode/Exposure compensation/
mode/
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/
Shutter speed/Aperture value/
3
Press the
or
button and adjust the focus.
• The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them as a
shooting guideline only.
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To Cancel the Manual Focus
Press the
button and use the
Not available in
or
or
button to select
97
(Normal).
modes.
Using the Manual Focus in Combination with
the Auto Focus (Safety MF)
First, manual focus is used to roughly focus, then from that focus
position the camera automatically focuses more accurately.
1
Select [Safety MF].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Safety MF].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[On].
2. Press the
button.
3
First focus manually and then press the shutter button halfway.
• The camera will fine-tune the focus to the best position.
4
To shoot, press the shutter button all the way
down (press fully).
Not available in
or
mode.
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Locking the Exposure Setting
(AE Lock)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when
the contrast is too strong between the subject and background or when
a subject is backlit.
You must set the flash to
. When the flash fires, images will
be shot using the FE lock (p. 99).
1
2
3
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Aim the camera at the subject on which you
wish to lock the exposure.
Press the shutter button halfway and press the
button.
• The
4
icon will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the AE Lock
Operate a button other than the
or
button.
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99
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting
(FE Lock)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are
correctly set regardless of the composition of your subject.
1
2
3
4
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Press the
button and select
Aim the camera at the subject on which you
wish to lock the exposure.
Press the shutter button halfway and press the
button.
• The flash will pre-fire and
5
(flash on).
will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the FE Lock
Operate a button other than the
or
button.
The FE lock cannot be used when [Flash Adjust] is set to
[Manual].
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Adjusting the ISO Speed
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed to use a fast shutter speed when you wish to
reduce the effects of camera shake or avoid blurry subjects, or to turn
the flash off when shooting in a dark area.
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Adjust the ISO Speed
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the setting.
3. Press the
button.
• Selecting
(Auto) puts priority on image quality in setting the
optimal ISO speed for the light level when shooting. Since the
ISO speed setting will automatically be raised in dark places,
the camera will select a faster shutter speed and reduce the
chances of camera shake.
• Selecting
(High ISO Auto)* sets a higher sensitivity than for
. As the shutter speed becomes even faster, camera shake
and blurred photos caused by subject movement will be
reduced even more than when shooting the same scene in
.
* Noise may increase in the captured image compared to
.
z The camera automatically applies noise reduction
processing when you shoot at a high ISO speed.
z If the camera is set at
or
, the ISO speed
automatically set by the camera will be displayed when
pressing shutter button halfway or in playback information.
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Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value to avoid making the
subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background.
Adjust the exposure compensation to a negative value to avoid making the
subject too bright in night shots or when shot against a dark background.
1
2
3
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Press
repeatedly to display the exposure
compensation bar.
Configure the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select a
compensation setting.
2. Press
.
Exposure Compensation Bar
• Each press of the
button
switches between the following categories of settings that can
be adjusted according to the selected shooting mode.
mode/Exposure compensation
Sequence Direction Selection/Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation/AF Frame* or
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/AF Frame*or
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/AF Frame*or
* Only with the [FlexiZone] selection for the AF frame type (p. 90).
To Cancel the Exposure Compensation
Follow step 3 to restore the compensation value to [0].
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Switching between Metering Modes
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
1
Evaluative
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camera divides
images into several zones for metering. It
evaluates 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.
Center Weighted
Avg.
Averages the light metered from the entire
frame, but gives greater weight to the subject
matter at the center.
Spot
Meters within the spot metering frame.
Center
Fixes the spot metering frame to the center of
the LCD monitor.
AF Point
Causes the position of the spot metering frame
to correspond to the AF frame.
Change the metering method.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
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Setting the Spot Metering Frame to the Center/To Correspond with the AF Frame
1
Select [Spot AE Point].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Spot AE
Point].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Center] or [AF Point].
2. Press the
button.
• [Center]: spot metering frame
appears at the center
• [AF Point]: spot metering frame
appears at the selected AF frame
You can only select [AF Point] when the AF frame is set to
[FlexiZone] (p. 90).
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Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Normally, the
(Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal white
balance. When the
setting cannot produce natural looking colors,
change the white balance using a setting appropriate for the light
source.
Auto
Settings are automatically set by the camera.
Day Light
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
Cloudy
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies.
Tungsten
Fluorescent
Fluorescent H
Underwater
Custom
1
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3wavelength fluorescent lighting.
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or
warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight
fluorescent-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting.
Appropriate for shooting images underwater with the
Waterproof Case WP-DC16 (sold separately). This
mode yields image data in the optimal white balance
to record images with natural hues by reducing the
bluish tone.
For recording with the optimal white balance data
memorized in the camera from a white-colored
object, such as white paper or cloth.
Select a white balance setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
The white balance setting cannot be adjusted when
is selected for My Colors.
or
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105
Using the 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 photo-quality gray card
that you wish to establish as the standard white color.
In particular, take a custom white balance reading for the following
(Auto) setting to detect correctly.
situations that are difficult for the
• Shooting close-ups (Macro)
• Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest)
• Shooting with a particular source of light (such as a mercury-vapor lamp)
1
Select
.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and choose
with the
or
button.
2
Aim the camera at a
piece of white paper or
cloth and press
.
• If you are viewing it with the LCD
monitor, ensure that the center
frame is completely filled with the
white image. If you are using the
optical viewfinder, ensure that the entire field is filled.
Please note, however, that the center frame will not display
when the digital zoom or
is in use.
3
Press the
button.
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z You are recommended to set the shooting mode to
and the exposure compensation setting to [±0] before
setting a custom white balance.
The correct white balance may not be obtained when the
exposure setting is incorrect (image appears completely
black or white).
z Shoot with the same settings as when reading the white
balance data. If the settings differ, the optimal white
balance may not be set.
In particular, the following should not be changed.
- ISO Speed
- Flash
Setting the flash to [On] or [Off] is recommended. If
the flash fires when reading the white balance data
with the flash set to [Auto], make sure that you also
use the flash when you shoot.
z Since the white balance data cannot be read in Stitch
Assist mode, preset the white balance in another
shooting mode beforehand.
z Recorded white balance data will be retained even when
the camera's power is turned off.
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Shooting in a My Colors Mode
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can change the look of an image when it is shot.
My Colors Off
Records normally with this setting.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to
record bold colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and color saturation to
record neutral hues.
Sepia
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
Custom Color
Use this option to adjust contrast, sharpness and
saturation before shooting.
Configuring My Colors Settings (
1
/
Select a My Colors setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
• Return to the shooting screen and shoot.
/
/
)
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Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode
1
Select
.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and choose
with the
or
button.
2
Select the mode.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
[Contrast], [Sharpness] or
[Saturation].
3. Use the
or
button to adjust the
setting.
• The adjustment results show in the LCD monitor.
• Press the DISP. button to return to the My Colors Mode
selection screen.
4. Press the
button.
• Return to the shooting screen and shoot.
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Switching between Flash Adjustment
Settings
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Although the built-in flash will fire with automatic flash adjustments, it is
also possible to set it so that it fires without any adjustments.
1
Select [Flash Adjust].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Flash Adjust.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Auto] or [Manual].
2. Press the
button.
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Adjusting Flash Compensation Settings
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Flash exposure compensation can be adjusted in the range of -2 to +2
stops in 1/3-stop increments.
You can combine the flash exposure compensation with the camera’s
exposure compensation function for balanced exposure of the
background when doing flash photography.
In
and
shooting modes, please set [Flash Adjust] to [Auto]
(p. 109).
1
Adjust the flash compensation setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
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Setting the Flash Output
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
When shooting, the flash output can be controlled in three steps, up to
FULL.
In
and
(p. 109).
1
shooting modes, please set [Flash Adjust] to [Manual]
Configure the flash output setting.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
and the
or
button to change
the option.
3. Press the
button.
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Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
1st-curtain
2nd-curtain
1
The flash fires right after the shutter opens, regardless of the
shutter speed. Usually, the 1st-curtain is used when
shooting.
The flash fires right before the shutter closes. Compared
with the 1st-curtain, the flash fires later and allows you to
shoot images in which, for example, a car’s taillights seem to
trail off behind.
Select [Flash Sync].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Flash Sync].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[1st-curtain] or [2nd-curtain].
2. Press the
button.
Image shot with the1stcurtain setting
Image shot with the2ndcurtain setting
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Adjusting Exposure for Built-in Flash
Shooting (Safety FE)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
The camera automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value
when the flash fires to avoid overexposing and blowing out the
highlights in the scene. In
and
shooting modes, ensure that
the flash adjustment setting is configured to [Auto] in advance (p. 109).
1
Select [Safety FE].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select [Safety FE].
2
or
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[On] or [Off].
2. Press the
button.
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Registering Settings to the Print/
Share Button
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can register a function that you often use when shooting with the
button. The following functions can be registered.
Menu Item
Not Assigned*
1
Page
—
Menu Item
Page
Digital Tele-converter
p 63
ISO Speed
p 100
DISP. Overlay
p 117
White Balance
p 104
Display Off
p 47
Custom White
Balance
p 105
Select [Set
1. Press the
button].
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Set
button].
3. Press the
button.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the , ,
or
button to
select the function you wish to
register.
2. Press the
button.
• If
displays to the icon’s lower
right, you can register the function,
but you cannot to use it with some shooting modes or settings
even if you press the
button.
To Cancel the shortcut button
Select
in Step 2.
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Using the
1
Press the
115
Button
button.
• Each time that the
button is pressed, the settings of the
registered functions are switched.
- For
and
, the corresponding setup screen is
displayed.
- Each press of the
button records the white balance
data with the
option. Since the frame does not appear at
this point, ensure that the white paper or cloth is positioned
so it appears at the center of the LCD monitor and then
press the
button. After using this function once, the
white balance setting changes to the custom white balance
setting.
Setting the Auto Rotate Function
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held vertically
and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when viewing it in
the LCD monitor.
1
Select [Auto Rotate].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
3. Use the
or
button to select
[Auto Rotate].
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Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[On] or [Off].
2. Press the
button.
• When the Auto Rotate function is set
to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to
the detailed display mode during
shooting,
(normal),
(right end is down) or
down) will appear in the display.
(left end is
z This function may not operate correctly when the camera is
pointed straight up or down. Check that the arrow
is
pointing in the right direction and if it is not, then set the Auto
Rotate function to [Off].
z Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to [On], the orientation
of images downloaded to a computer will depend upon the
software used to download the images.
When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent
Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be “up” and the
lower end to be “down”. It then regulates the optimal white
balance, exposure and focus for vertical photography. This
function operates regardless of the on/off status of the Auto
Rotate function.
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Setting the Display Overlays
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
*
Shooting Mode
* Only [Grid Lines] can be set.
You can display vertical and horizontal grid lines, a 3:2 print area
guide, or both on the LCD monitor while shooting to help check the
position of your subject.
Grid Lines
Displays grid lines to divide the screen into 9 parts. Helps
confirm the vertical and horizontal positioning of the
subject.
3:2 Guide
Helps confirm the print area for a 3:2 print.*
Areas outside the printable area are grayed out.
* Images are still recorded at the standard aspect ratio of 4:3.
Both
1
Displays both the grid lines and the 3:2 guide
simultaneously.
Select [Disp. Overlay].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
or
button to select [Disp. Overlay].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Off], [Grid Lines], [3:2 Guide] or
[Both].
2. Press the
button.
z Only grid lines can be configured for the
or
mode.
z The grid lines and 3:2 guide will not be recorded in the
image.
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Creating an Image Destination (Folder)
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images will
be automatically saved to that folder.
Create New
Folder
Creates a new folder the next time you shoot images. To
create an additional folder, insert the check mark again.
You can also specify a date and time if you wish to create a
Auto Create new folder using a shooting time after the specified date
and time.
Creating a Folder the Next Time You Shoot.
1
Select [Create Folder].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
3. Use the
or
button to select
[Create Folder].
4. Press the
button.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to check
mark [Create New Folder].
2. Press the
button.
•
will be displayed on the LCD
monitor when shooting. The symbol
will cease to display after the new
folder is created.
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Setting the Day or Time for Automatic Folder Creation.
1
Select [Create Folder].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
3. Use the
or
button to select
[Create Folder].
4. Press the
button.
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Auto Create] and the
or
button
to select a creation date.
2. Use the
or
button to select
[Time] and the
or
button to
select a time.
3. Press the
button.
•
displays when the specified time arrives. The symbol will
cease to display after the new folder is created.
Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder
will automatically be created when you record more than that
number even if you are not creating new folders.
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Resetting the File Number
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206).
Shooting Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You
can select how the file number is assigned.
A number one higher than the last one recorded is assigned
to the next image. This is convenient for managing all your
images together on a computer because you avoid file name
Continuous duplication when changing folders or memory cards.*
* When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with recorded
data is used, the 7-digit number for the last recorded folder and
image is compared with the last one on the card, and the larger of
the two is utilized as the basis for new images.
The image and folder number are reset to the starting value
(100-0001).* This is convenient for managing images on a
folder-by-folder basis.
Auto Reset * When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with recorded
data is used, the number following the 7-digit number for the last
recorded folder and image on the card is utilized as the basis for
new images.
1
Select [File Numbering].
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
3. Use the
or
button to select
[File Numbering].
2
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Continuous] or [Auto Reset].
2. Press the
button.
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File and Folder Numbers
Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting with
0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned numbers
starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2,000 images can be
saved into a single folder.
New Folder Created
Memory Card Exchanged for
Another
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Continuous
Auto Reset
• Images may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient free
space even if the total number of images in a folder is less than 2,000
because the following types of images are always saved together into
the same folder.
- Images from continuous shooting
- Self-timer images (custom)
- Stitch Assist mode images
• Images cannot be played back when the folder numbers are
duplicated or image numbers are duplicated within folders.
• Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information regarding
folder structures or image types.
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Playback/Erasing
Playback/Erasing
Magnifying Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
•
will display and a magnified
portion of the image will display.
• Images can be magnified up to a
factor of approximately 10x.
Approximate Location
of the Displayed Area
2
Use the ,
the image.
,
or
button to move around
• If you press the FUNC./SET button while in magnified display,
the camera switches to image advance mode and
will
display. You can use the
or
button to advance to the next
or previous image at the same level of magnification. The
image advance mode is cancelled when you press the FUNC./
SET button again.
• You can change the magnification level with the zoom lever.
To Cancel the Magnified Display
Press the zoom lever toward
. (You can also cancel it immediately
by pressing the MENU button.)
Movie frames and index playback images cannot be magnified.
Playback/Erasing
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Viewing Images in Sets of Nine
(Index Playback)
1
Press the zoom lever toward
• Up to nine images can be viewed at
once in index playback.
• Use the , ,
or
button to
change the image selection.
.
Selected Image
Movie
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the zoom lever toward .
Switching between Sets of Nine Images
The jump bar will display if you press the zoom lever toward
while
in index playback and you can switch the display between sets of nine
images.
• Use the
or
button to move to the
previous or next set of 9 images.
• Hold the FUNC./SET button down and
press the
or
button to jump to the
first or last set.
Jump Bar
124
Playback/Erasing
Jumping to Images
When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is
handy to use the five search keys below to jump over images to find
the object of your search.
1
Jump 10 Images
Jumps over 10 images at a time.
Jump 100 Images
Jumps over 100 images at a time.
Jump Shot Date
Jumps to the first image of each shooting date.
Jump to Movie
Jumps to a movie.
Jump to Folder
Jumps to the first image of each folder.
In single image playback
mode, press the
button.
• The camera will switch to jump
search mode.
• The screen sample will vary slightly
according to the search key.
Location of
image currently
being displayed
Number of images
matching search key
2
Use the
or
and press the
button to select a search key
or
button.
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the MENU button.
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Viewing Movies
(Operating the Movie Control Panel)
Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
1
Display the movie file.
1. Use the
or
button to select a
movie.
2. Press the
button.
• Images with a
ies.
2
icon are mov-
Play the movie.
Movie Control Panel
1. Use the
or
button to select
.
2. Press the
button.
• The movie will pause if you press
the FUNC./SET button during
playback. It will resume when you
press the button again.
Playback Progress Bar
• When playback ends, the movie
Time movie was shot
stops at the last frame displayed.
Volume Level
Press the FUNC./SET button to
(Adjust it with the
or
display the movie control panel.
button)
• You can switch between showing/
hiding the playback progress bar by pressing the DISP. button
while playing a movie.
• If playback was halted partway through in the prior viewing
session, playback will resume from the last frame displayed.
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Playback/Erasing
Operating the Movie Control Panel
Ends playback and returns to single image playback
Prints (An icon will display when a printer is connected. See the Direct
Print User Guide for details.)
Play
Slow Motion Playback (You can use the
the
button to speed up playback.)
button to slow down or
Displays the first frame
Previous Frame (Rewinds if the FUNC./SET button is held down.)
Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the FUNC./SET button is held down.)
Displays the last frame
z Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when
playing a movie on a TV set (p. 146).
z The sound cannot be played in slow motion playback.
Playback/Erasing
127
Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display.
Original
1
90°
Select [Rotate].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
2
270°
or
Rotate the image.
1. Use the
or
button to select an image to rotate.
2. Press the
button.
• Cycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each
press of the FUNC./SET button.
• This also can be set in the index playback mode.
When images are downloaded to a computer, the orientation of
images rotated by the camera will depend upon the software
used to download the images.
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Playback/Erasing
Playback with Transition Effects
You can select the transition effect displayed when switching between
images.
No transition effect.
The displayed image darkens and the next image gradually brightens
until it is displayed.
Press the
and the
1
button to have the previous image display from the left
button to have the next image display from the right.
Select [Transition].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
2
or
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
or
.
2. Press the
button.
,
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Automated Playback (Auto Play)
Use this feature to automatically play back all of the images in the
memory card. The LCD monitor displays each image for approximately
3 seconds.
1
Select [Auto Play].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
or
• During automated playback, the
following functions are possible:
- Pausing/resuming the Auto Play: Press the FUNC./SET
button
- Fast forwarding/rewinding: Press the
or
button
(holding down the button will increase the speed of the Fast
Forward)
- Stopping the Auto Play: Press the MENU button
If transition effects is selected (p. 128), the selected transition
effects appear between images.
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Playback/Erasing
Red-Eye Correction Function
You can correct red eyes in recorded images.
Red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images
or the results may not turn out as you intended.
Examples:
- Faces near the screen edges or faces that appear extremely
small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall image.
- Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with a
portion hidden.
1
Select [Red-Eye Correction].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
2
or
Select an image.
1. Use the
or
button to select the
image you wish to correct red eyes.
2. Press the
button.
• A frame will automatically display
where a red eye is detected.
• If red-eye is not automatically
detected, select [Add Frame] with
or
button and press
FUNC./SET button (p. 132).
• To cancel the correction frame, select [Remove Frame] and
press the FUNC./SET button (p. 133).
Playback/Erasing
3
131
Correct the image.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Start].
2. Press the
button.
4
Save the image.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[New File] or [Overwrite].
2. Press the
button.
• [New File]: Saved as new file with a
new name. The uncorrected image
is stored. The new image is stored
as the last file.
• [Overwrite]: Saved with the same file name as the uncorrected
image. The uncorrected image is erased.
• When [New File] is selected, proceed to the step 5.
5
Display the saved image.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
[Yes].
3. Press the
button.
• Selecting [No] returns to the Play
menu.
z Red-eye correction cannot be performed on movies.
z Overwriting cannot be performed on protected images.
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Playback/Erasing
z When there is not enough space left on the memory card,
red-eye correction cannot be performed.
z Although you can apply red eye correction any number of
times to an image, the image quality will gradually
deteriorate with each application.
z Since the correction frame will not appear automatically on
images that have already been corrected once with the
(Red-Eye Correction) function, use the [Add Frame] option
to correct them.
Add Correction Frame
1
Select [Add Frame].
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Add Frame].
2. Press the
button.
• A green frame will display.
2
Adjust the position of the
frame.
1. Use the , ,
or
to move the frame.
button
• Size of the frame can be
changed with the zoom lever.
3
Add a correction frame.
1. Press the
button.
• The correction frame will be added and the frame color will
change to white.
• Press the FUNC./SET button to add additional frames.
• Up to 35 frames may be added.
• Press the MENU button to finish adding correction frames.
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133
To correctly perform red-eye correction, take note of the
following (refer to the image in step 2 on page 132):
- Adjust the correction frame size so that it only surrounds
the red-eye portion to be corrected.
- When there are several subjects with red-eye, be sure to
add one correction frame per subject.
Removing Correction Frames
1
Select [Remove Frame].
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Remove Frame].
2. Press the
button.
2
Adjust the position of the
frame.
1. Use the
or
button to select
a frame to remove.
• The selected frame will appear in
green.
3
Delete the frame.
1. Press the
button.
• The selected frame will disappear.
• To continue deleting frames, return to Step 2.
• When you finish deleting frames, press the MENU button.
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Playback/Erasing
Resizing Images
You can resave images that were recorded at high recording pixel
settings at lower settings.
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
1
Select [Resize].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
2
or
Select an image.
1. Use the
or
button to select an
image to resize.
2. Press the
button.
• The FUNC./SET button is not
selectable for images that cannot be
resized.
3
Select the recording pixels.
1. Use the
or
button to select
,
or
.
2. Press the
button.
• Some recording pixel settings
cannot be selected depending on
the available space of the memory
card.
Playback/Erasing
4
Save the image.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
2. Press the
button.
• The resized image will be saved in a
new file.
5
Display the saved image.
1. Press the
button.
2. Use the
or
button to select
[Yes].
3. Press the
button.
• Selecting [No] returns to the Play
menu.
Movies and images shot in Widescreen mode cannot be
resized.
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136
Playback/Erasing
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In playback mode, you can attach sound memos (up to 1 min.) to an
image. The sound data is saved in the WAVE format.
1
Select [Sound Memo].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
2
or
Select an image.
1. Use the
or
button to select an
image to which you wish to attach a
sound memo.
2. Press the
button.
• The sound memo control panel will
display.
3
Record the memo.
1. Use the
or
button to select
.
2. Press the
button.
• The elapsed time and the remaining
time display.
Sound Memo Panel
• Pressing the FUNC./SET button
pauses the recording. Pressing it
Elapsed Time/
Remaining Time
again resumes recording.
• Up to 1 minute of recordings can be Volume
(Adjust it with the
or
added to any one image.
button)
• Press the MENU button several
times to complete the setting. The
screen will return to the Play menu.
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137
Sound Memo Panel
Use the
or
button to select an option and press FUNC./SET
Exit
Record
Pause
Play
Erase
Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./SET
button.
z You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
z Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
Protecting Images
You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure.
1
Select [Protect].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
2
or
Protect the image.
1. Use the
or
button to select an
image to protect.
2. Press the
button.
• Pressing the FUNC./SET button
again cancels the setting.
• You can also protect images in the
Protection Icon
index playback mode.
• Press the MENU button several times to complete the setting.
The screen will return to the Play menu.
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Playback/Erasing
Erasing All Images
z Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
z Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
1
Select [Erase all].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
3. Press the
button.
2
or
Erase the images.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
2. Press the
button.
• To exit instead of erasing, select
[Cancel].
• Press the MENU button several
times to complete the setting. The screen will return to the Play
menu.
Please format the memory card when you want to erase not
only image data but also all the data contained on the memory
card (p. 56).
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
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Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the DPOF Print Settings
You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify the
number of print copies in advance using the camera. The settings used
on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
standards. This is extremely convenient for printing on a direct print
compatible printer, or for sending the images to a photo developing
service that supports DPOF.
The
icon may display for a memory card with print settings
set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These settings will
be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
Select [Select Images & Qty.].
1. Set the mode switch to
.
2. Press the
button.
3. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
4. Use the
or
button to select
[Select Images & Qty.].
5. Press the
button.
• Selecting [Clear All Selections] cancels all print settings.
140
2
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Select the images.
• Selection methods differ for the Print Type settings (p. 142).
Standard (
)/Both (
)
1. Use the
or
button to select the Number of Print Copies
images.
2. Press the
button.
3. Use the
or
button to select
the number of print copies
(up to 99).
• When the camera is connected to a
printer, the
button will light in
blue while images are being selected. At this time, press the
button, confirm that [Print] is selected, and when the
FUNC./SET button is pressed, printing will begin.
4. Press the
Index (
button.
)
1. Select and deselect with
.
• When the camera is connected to a
printer, the
button will light in
blue while images are being
selected. At this time, press the
button, confirm that [Print] is
selected, and when the FUNC./SET
button is pressed, printing will begin.
Index Print Selection
2. Press the
button.
• You can also select images in the index playback mode.
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141
All the Images on a Memory Card
1
Select [Select All Images].
1. Set the mode switch to
.
2. Press the
button.
3. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
4. Use the
or
button to select
[Select All Images].
5. Press the
button.
• One copy of every image will be set to print.
• When the camera is connected to a printer, the
button will
light blue. At this time, press the
button, confirm that
[Print] is selected, and when the FUNC./SET button is pressed,
printing will begin.
• Selecting [Clear All Selections] cancels all print settings.
2
Select [OK].
1. Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
2. Press the
button.
z The output of some printers or photo developing services
may not reflect the specified print settings.
z Print settings cannot be set for movies.
z Images are printed in order according to the file number.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
z When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the number of copies can
be set. When it is set to [Index], the number of copies cannot
be set (only one copy will be printed).
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Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the Print Style
After setting the print style, select the images for printing. The following
settings can be selected.
* Default setting
Print
Type
Standard*
Prints one image per page.
Index
Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format.
Prints the images in both the standard and
index formats.
Both
Date (On/Off*)
Adds the date to the print.
File No. (On/Off*)
Adds the file number to the print.
Clear DPOF data (On*/Off)
1
Clears all print settings after the images
print.
Select [Print Settings].
1. Set the mode switch to
.
2. Press the
button.
3. Use the
or
button to select the
[
] menu.
4. Use the
or
button to select
[Print Settings].
5. Press the
2
button.
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Print Type], [Date], [File No.] or
[Clear DPOF data].
2. Use the
or
button to select a
setting to configure.
3. Press the
button.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
143
z The Date and File No. settings change according to the Print
Type as follows.
- Index
[Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same
time.
- Standard or Both
[Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On] at the same time,
however, the printable information may vary between
printers.
z Images dated using
(Postcard Date Imprint mode)
(p. 71) are always printed with the date, regardless of the
[Date] setting. As a result, some printers may print the date
twice on these images if [Date] is also set to [On].
z Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu
(p. 12).
144
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings
You can use the camera to specify settings for images before
downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for
instructions on how to transfer images to your computer.
The settings used on the camera comply with the DPOF standards.
The
icon may display for a memory card with transfer
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
Select [Transfer Order].
1. Set the mode switch to
2. Press the
button.
3. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
4. Press the
button.
2
.
or
Select [Order].
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Order].
2. Press the
button.
• Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
3
Select the images.
Transfer Selection
1. Use the
or
button to select
images to transfer.
2. Press the
button.
• Pressing the FUNC./SET button
again deselects the setting.
• You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
• Press the MENU button several times to complete the setting.
The screen will return to the Play menu.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
145
All the Images on a Memory Card
1
Select [Transfer Order].
1. Set the mode switch to
2. Press the
button.
3. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select
.
4. Press the
button.
2
.
or
Select [Mark all].
1. Use the
or
button to select
[Mark all]
2. Press the
button.
• Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
3
Select [OK].
1. Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
2. Press the
button.
• Press the MENU button several
times to complete the setting. The
screen will return to the Play menu.
z Images are transferred in order according to the file number.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
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Connecting to a TV
Connecting to a TV
Shooting/Playback Using a TV
You can use the supplied AV cable to shoot or playback images using
a TV.
1
2
Turn off the camera and the TV.
Connect the AV cable to
the camera’s A/V OUT terminal.
• Open the terminal cover and plug
the AV cable in all the way.
3
Plug the other ends of the
AV cable to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN jacks on the
TV.
VIDEO
Yellow
AUDIO
IN
Black
4
5
Turn on the TV and switch it to video mode.
Turn on the camera.
z The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (p. 48). The
default setting varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and others
z If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output may
not display properly.
Troubleshooting
147
Troubleshooting
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Camera (p. 147)
When the power is turned on (p. 148)
LCD monitor (p. 148)
Shooting (p. 150)
Shooting movies (p. 154)
Playback (p. 155)
Battery (p. 156)
TV monitor output (p. 156)
Printing with a direct print compatible printer (p. 157)
Camera
Camera will not operate.
Power is not turned on.
z Press the power button (p. 14).
Memory card slot/battery
cover is open.
z Confirm that the cover is securely
closed (p. 8).
Batteries are loaded in the
wrong direction.
z Reload the batteries in the correct
direction (p. 9).
Batteries are not the right
type.
z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (p. 168).
Battery charge is low and
z Replace the camera batteries with 2
the camera will not operate. unused or fully charged batteries
(“Change the batteries”
(p. 168).
message displays).
z Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold
separately) (p. 174).
Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals.
z Wipe the battery terminals with a
clean dry cloth.
z Reload the batteries several times.
148
Troubleshooting
Sounds come from the camera interior.
The camera’s horizontal/
vertical orientation was
changed.
z The camera’s orientation mechanism
is operating. There is no malfunction.
When the power is turned on
“Card locked!” message appears.
The SD memory card’s or z When recording to, erasing from or
SDHC memory card’s write
formatting the memory card, slide the
protect tab is set to “Write
write protect tab upward (p. 170).
protect”.
The Date/Time menu appears.
The lithium date/time battery z Replace the lithium date/time battery
charge is depleted.
(p. 182).
LCD monitor
Not displayed.
LCD monitor is set to Off.
z Press DISP. button and turn on the
LCD monitor (p. 49).
The display darkens.
The image in the LCD
z This is a normal occurrence in
monitor will darken in strong devices containing CCDs and does
sunlight or bright light.
not constitute a malfunction. This
image will not be recorded when
shooting still photos, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.
Display flickers.
Display flickers when shot
under fluorescent lighting.
z This is not a camera malfunction
(flickering recorded in movies, but not
in still images).
Troubleshooting
149
A bar of light (purplish red) appears on the LCD
monitor.
Sometimes appears when
shooting a bright subject,
such as the sun or other
light source.
z This is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
not constitute a malfunction. This bar
of light will not be recorded when
shooting still photos, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.
appears.
A slow shutter speed has
likely been selected
because of insufficient
lighting.
z Set the IS Mode to any setting other
than [Off] (p. 68).
z Raise the ISO speed (p. 100).
z Select a setting other than
(flash
off) (p. 64).
z Set the self-timer and attach the
camera to a tripod or other device
(p. 66).
appears.
This displays when using a z These settings will be overwritten by
memory card that has print
those set by your camera (pp. 139,
settings or transfer settings
144).
set by other DPOFcompliant cameras.
Noise displays./Subject’s movements are irregular.
Camera automatically
z There is no effect on the recorded
lightened the image
image.
displayed on the LCD
monitor to make it easier to
see when shooting in a dark
area (p. 49).
150
Troubleshooting
Shooting
Camera will not record.
Mode switch is set to
(playback).
z Set the mode switch to
(p. 14).
(shooting)
Flash is charging.
z When the flash is charged, the
indicator will light orange. Shooting is
now possible (p. 41).
Memory card is full.
z Insert a new memory card (p. 10).
z If required, download the images to a
computer and erase them from the
memory card to make space.
Memory card is not
formatted correctly.
z Format the memory card (p. 56).
z If reformatting does not work, the
memory card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
SD memory card or SDHC z Slide the write protect tab upward
memory card is write
(p. 170).
protected.
Image Seen in viewfinder vs. recorded image
Usually the recorded image z Confirm the actual image size with
contains more of the scene
the LCD monitor. Use the LCD
than is seen in the
monitor when taking close-up shots
viewfinder.
(p. 65).
Image is blurred or out of focus.
The camera moves when
the shutter button is
pressed.
z Confirm the procedures in
“
appears” (p. 149).
Troubleshooting
AF-assist Beam is set to
[Off].
151
z In dark places where it is difficult for
the camera to focus, the AF-assist
Beam will emit to assist focusing. As
the AF-assist Beam will not function
when turned off, set it [On] to activate
it (p. 45). Take care not to obstruct
the AF-assist Beam with your hand
when used.
Subject is out of focal range. z Shoot with the subject at the correct
focusing distance (p. 185).
z The camera may be set to an
unintended function (such as Macro
or Manual Focus mode). Cancel the
setting.
The subject is hard to focus z Use the focus lock, AF lock or manual
on.
focus to shoot (p. 94).
Subject in recorded image is too dark.
Insufficient light for shooting. z Set the flash to
(Flash on) (p. 64).
The subject is
z Set the exposure compensation to a
underexposed because the
positive (+) setting (p. 101).
surroundings are too bright. z Use the AE Lock or spot metering
functions (pp. 98, 102).
Subject is too far away for
flash to reach.
z Shoot with the subject within the
correct flash range when using the
built-in flash (p. 186).
z Raise the ISO speed and then shoot
(p. 100).
Subject in recorded image is too bright, or image
flashes white.
Subject is too close, making z Shoot with the subject within the
the flash too strong.
correct flash range when using the
built-in flash (p. 186).
z Set the Safety FE to [On] (p. 113).
The subject is overexposed z Set the exposure compensation to a
because the surroundings
negative (–) setting (p. 101).
are too dark.
z Use the AE Lock or spot metering
functions (pp. 98, 102).
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Too much light is shining
z Change the shooting angle.
directly into the camera, or
is being reflected off the
subject.
Flash is set to on.
z Set the flash to
(Flash off) (p. 64).
Image contains noise.
ISO speed is too high.
z Higher ISO speeds and
(High ISO
Auto) setting may increase image
noise. For higher image quality, use
as low an ISO speed as possible
(p. 100).
z In
,
,
and
,
modes in
the
mode, the ISO speed
increases and noise can appear.
White dots appear on the image.
Light from the flash has
z This is a phenomenon that occurs
reflected off dust particles or with digital cameras and does not
insects in the air. This is
constitute a malfunction.
particularly noticeable when
shooting using the wide
angle or when you increase
the aperture value in the
aperture-priority Av mode.
Troubleshooting
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Eyes appear red.
Light is reflected back from z In the Rec. menu set the Red-Eye
the eyes when the flash is
setting to [On] (p. 88). For this mode
used in dark areas.
to be effective, the subject must be
looking right at the red-eye reduction
lamp. Try asking them to look directly
at the lamp.
Even better results can be obtained
by increasing the lighting in indoor
settings or approaching closer to the
subject. The shutter will not activate
for approximately 1 second after the
red-eye reduction lamp fires in order
to improve the effect.
z You can correct red eyes in images
using the Red-Eye Correction
function (p. 130).
Continuous shooting slows down.
The memory card’s
performance has dropped.
z To enhance the continuous shooting
performance, you are recommended
to format the memory card in the
camera after you save all its images
to your computer (p. 56).
Recording images to memory card takes a long
time.
Memory card was formatted z Use a memory card formatted in your
in another device.
camera (p. 56).
Lens will not retract.
Memory card slot/battery
cover was opened with
power on.
z After closing the memory card slot/
battery cover, turn the power on then
back off.
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Troubleshooting
Shooting movies
The recording time may not display properly or
shooting may stop unexpectedly.
The following types of
memory cards are used.
- Slow recording cards.
- Cards formatted on a
different camera or a
computer.
- Cards which have had
images recorded and
erased repeatedly.
z Although the recording time may not
display properly during shooting, the
movie will be recorded correctly on
the memory card. Recording time will
display properly if you format the
memory card in this camera
(excluding slow recording memory
cards) (p. 56).
“!” displayed on the LCD monitor in red and
shooting automatically stopped.
There is insufficient free
z Try the following procedures.
space in the camera’s built- - Format the card with a low level
in memory.
format before shooting (p. 56)
- Lower the recording pixels (p. 81)
- Use a high-speed memory card
(SDC-512MSH, etc.)
Zoom does not operate.
Zoom lever was pressed
while shooting in movie
mode.
z Operate the zoom before shooting in
movie mode (p. 59). Note the digital
zoom is available while shooting, but
only in Standard movie mode.
Troubleshooting
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Playback
Cannot play back.
You attempted to play back z Computer images that cannot be
images shot with another
played back may play back if they are
camera or images edited
added to the camera using the
with a computer.
supplied software program
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser.
See ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser Software User Guide
(PDF).
File name was changed with z Set the file name or location on the
a computer or file location
file format/structure of the camera.
was changed.
(Refer to the Software Starter Guide
for details).
Movies do not play back correctly.
Movies recorded with high recording pixels may momentarily stop
playing if played on slow reading memory cards.
You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when
playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
Reading images from memory card is slow.
Memory card was formatted z Use a memory card formatted in your
in another device.
camera (p. 56).
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Troubleshooting
Battery
Batteries consumed quickly.
Batteries are not the right
type.
z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (p. 168).
Battery capacity drops due z If shooting in a cold location, warm
to low ambient
the batteries such as by placing them
temperatures.
in your pocket before using them.
Battery terminals are dirty.
z Wipe the terminals well with a dry
cloth before use.
z Reload the batteries several times.
If using Canon AA-size NiMH batteries
As the batteries have not
been used for over a year,
their recharging capacity
has decreased.
z Their charging performance should
return to normal after fully recharging
and fully depleting them over several
times.
Battery life has been
exceeded.
z Replace both batteries with new
ones.
TV monitor output
Image is distorted or not showing on TV monitor.
Incorrect video system
setting.
z Set the video system to the
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL, for
your TV (p. 48).
Shooting in Stitch Assist
mode.
z The output will not appear on a TV in
Stitch Assist mode. Shoot in a
different shooting mode (p. 73).
Troubleshooting
Printing with a direct print compatible
printer
Cannot print
The camera and printer are z Securely connect the camera and
not properly connected.
printer with the specified cable.
The printer power is not
turned on.
z Turn on the printer power.
The print connection method z In the [
] menu, select [Print
is not correct.
Method] and select [Auto] (p. 48).
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List of Messages
List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during
shooting or playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for
the messages that display during a printer connection.
Busy...
Image is being recorded to the memory card, or the playback mode
is starting up.
No memory card
You turned on the camera without a memory card installed, or with a
memory card installed in the wrong orientation (p. 10).
Card locked!
The SD memory card or SDHC memory card is write-protected
(p. 170).
Cannot record!
You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card installed,
with a memory card installed in the wrong orientation, or attempted
to attach a sound memo to a movie.
Memory card error
There may be something wrong with the memory card. By
formatting the malfunctioning memory card with the camera, you
may be able to continue using it. However, if this error message
appears even when using the supplied memory card, contact your
Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem
with the camera.
Memory card full
Memory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or
saved, or no more image settings, sound recorder files or sound
memos can be recorded.
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Naming error!
The file name could not be created because there is an image with
the same name as the folder that the camera is attempting to create,
or the highest possible file number has already been reached. In the
Set up menu, set [File Numbering] to [Auto Reset]; alternatively,
save all the images you wish to retain onto a computer, then
reformat the memory card. Please note that formatting will erase all
the existing images and other data.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace both
batteries immediately with unused AA-size alkaline batteries or fully
charged Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
No image.
No images recorded on memory card.
Image too large.
You attempted to play back an image larger than 5616 x 3744 pixels
or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image (edited
with a computer, etc.).
RAW
You attempted to play back an incompatible RAW image.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back an image with corrupted data, an image
with a recording type specific to another manufacturer’s camera, or
an image that has been downloaded to a computer and altered.
Cannot magnify!
You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different camera
or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a movie.
Cannot rotate
You attempted to rotate the image shot with a different camera or
data type, or an image edited with a computer.
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List of Messages
Incompatible WAVE
A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data type of
the existing sound memo is incorrect. In addition, sound cannot be
played back.
Cannot modify image
You attempted to resize or perform red eye correction on a movie or
an image recorded with another camera. Or you attempted to resize
an image recorded using
, or already resized to
.
Cannot Modify
Cannot apply red-eye correction as no red-eye is detected.
Cannot transfer!
When transferring images to your computer using the Direct
Transfer menu, you attempted to select an image with corrupted
data or an image taken with another camera. You may have also
attempted to select a movie when [Wallpaper] was selected in the
Direct Transfer menu.
Protected!
You attempted to erase a protected image, movie or sound memo.
Too many marks.
Too many images have been marked with print settings or transfer
settings. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!
Could not save a part of the print or transfer settings.
Unselectable image.
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
Communication error
The computer was unable to download the image due to the large
amount of images (approx. 1000) stored on the memory card. Use a
USB card reader or a PCMCIA card adapter to download the
images.
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Lens error, restart camera
An error was detected while the lens was in motion, and the power
has been automatically turned off. This error can occur if you hold
the lens while it is in motion or you operate it in a location with
excessive dust or sand in the air. Try turning the power back on, and
resume shooting or playback. If this message continues to display,
contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a
problem with the lens.
Exx
(xx: number) Camera detected error. Turn the power off and then
back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the error code
reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon Customer
Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly after taking a
picture, the shot may not have been recorded. Check image in
playback mode.
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Appendix
Safety Precautions
z Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety
precautions described below and in the “Safety Precautions” section.
Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
z The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to
instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its
accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons
and equipment.
z Equipment refers to the camera, battery, battery charger (sold
separately) and compact power adapter (sold separately).
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Warnings
Equipment
z Do not point the camera directly at the sun or bright light
sources.
Doing so could damage the camera's CCD or your eyesight.
z Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Accidental damage by a child could result in serious injury.
• Wrist strap: Placement of the strap around the child’s neck could
result in asphyxiation.
• Memory card: It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs,
contact a doctor immediately.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the
equipment that is not expressly described in this guide.
z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch
the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
z Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or
noxious fumes.
z Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or
become immersed in, water or other liquids. If the exterior
comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a
soft, absorbent cloth.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera power off and remove the
camera batteries or unplug the battery charger or compact power
adapter from the power outlet. Please consult your camera
distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
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Equipment
z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine, thinners
or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the
equipment.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
cord.
z Use only recommended power accessories.
z Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe
away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of
the power outlet and the surrounding area.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock.
Battery
z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose it to
direct flame or heat.
z The batteries should not be immersed in water or sea water.
z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
batteries.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts
that could damage the casing.
z Use only recommended batteries and accessories.
Failure to follow these precautions may cause explosions or leaks,
resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. In the event
that a battery leaks and the eyes, mouth, skin or clothing contact
these substances, immediately flush with water and seek medical
assistance.
z Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter
from both the camera and the power outlet after recharging or
when not in use to avoid fire and other hazards.
z Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets, bedding or
cushions, on top of the battery charger while it is charging.
Leaving the units plugged in for a long period of time may cause
them to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
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Battery
z When recharging the Canon AA-size NiMH batteries, use only a
specified battery charger.
z The compact power adapter is designed for exclusive use with
this equipment. Do not use it with other products.
There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in fire
or electrical shock.
z Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or
other insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects.
Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste
containers may lead to fire or explosions.
Others
z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal
eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may
damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from
infants when using the flash.
z Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as
credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera.
Such items may lose data or stop working.
z Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold
wide converter, tele-converter, close-up lens and conversion
lens adapter.
If they loosen, fall off and shatter, the glass shards may cause
injury.
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Cautions
Equipment
z Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong
impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the
equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage.
z Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places
subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the
dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car.
z Do not use the equipment in a manner that exceeds the rated
capacity of the electrical outlet or wiring accessories. Or, do
not use the equipment if the cable or plug is damaged, or if the
plug is not fully inserted into the power outlet.
z Do not use in locations with poor ventilation.
The above-mentioned can cause leakage, overheating or explosion,
resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also
cause deformation of the casing.
z When not using the camera for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries from the camera or battery charger and
store the equipment in a safe place.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, damage caused by
leakage may occur.
z Do not connect compact power adapters or battery chargers to
devices such as electrical transformers for foreign travel
because it may lead to malfunctions, excessive heat
generation, fire, electric shock or injury.
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Flash
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to
the surface of the flash.
z Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing
when shooting.
The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The resulting
heat build-up could damage the flash.
z Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession.
Doing so could result in burns.
Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
z Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or
other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields.
Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or
corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
z When moving the equipment rapidly from cold to hot
temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the
equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it
adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from
the bag.
Moving the equipment rapidly from cold to hot temperatures may
cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and
internal surfaces.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
z Stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the memory
card and batteries or compact power adapter from the camera and
wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.
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Battery Handling
Battery Charge
The following icon and message will display.
Battery charge is low. If using
the camera for an extended
period, replace the batteries
as soon as possible.
Change the batteries
Batteries are fully depleted
and the camera can no longer
operate. Replace the batteries
immediately.
Battery Handling Precautions
z This camera uses AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries (sold separately).
While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries,
performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.
z Since the performance of alkaline batteries may differ
according to brand, the operating time of the batteries you
purchase may not be as long as the batteries that came with
the camera.
z When using the camera under low temperature conditions or
over long periods, you are recommend to use of Canon AAsize NiMH batteries (sold separately).
Camera operating time may shorten at low temperatures when
alkaline batteries are used. Also due to their specifications, alkaline
batteries may expire faster than NiMH batteries.
z Never mix unused and partially used batteries.
The partially used batteries may leak.
z Do not install the batteries with their terminals (
and
)
reversed.
z Do not mix batteries of different types or from different
manufacturers.
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z Before installing the batteries, wipe the battery terminals well
with a dry cloth.
If the battery terminals are soiled with oil from one’s skin or other
dirt, the number of recordable images may be considerably
diminished, or the amount of time the camera can be used may be
reduced.
z At low temperatures, battery performance may be reduced and
the low battery icon (
) may appear earlier than usual.
Under these conditions, restore the battery performance by
warming it in a pocket immediately before use.
z Do not put the batteries into a pocket together with metallic
items such as a key ring.
The batteries may be short circuited.
z When not using the camera for long periods, remove the
batteries from the camera and store them separately.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, the camera may become
damaged from battery leakage.
WARNING
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal is
completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk that such
batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always check the seals on
store-bought batteries before loading them, as some batteries may
come with defective seals. Do not use batteries with defective seals.
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal (electrical insulation
sheath) peeled off.
The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat.
The negative terminal is correctly formed (protruding from
the metal base), but the seal does not extend up over the
edge of the metal base.
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Handling the Memory Card
SD memory card or SDHC memory card
Write Protect Tab
Write Protect Tab
Slide the switch up.
Writing/Erasing Possible
Slide the switch down
(you can protect the
images and other
data on the card)
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Cautions When Handling
z Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not
bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or
vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the memory card.
z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the
terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the terminals
with your hands or metal objects.
z Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or
cover it with another label or sticker.
z When writing on the memory card, do not use a pencil or ballpoint pen. Only use a soft point pen (e.g. felt-tip pen).
z Do not use or store memory cards in the following locations.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
z Since some or all of the data recorded on the memory card
may be corrupted or erased by electrical noise, static
electricity, camera or card malfunction, making a backup copy
of important data is recommended.
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Formatting
z Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card
erases all data, including protected images.
z You are recommended to use memory cards that have been
formatted in your camera.
• The card supplied with the camera may be used without further
formatting.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card
might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve the
problem.
• When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
• Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or
peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera. When
that happens, reformat the memory card with this camera.
z If formatting in the camera does not work properly, turn the
camera off and re-insert the memory card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
z Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory card.
Formatting or erasing the data on a memory card merely
changes the file management information on the card and does
not ensure that its contents are completely deleted.
When disposing of a memory card, take precautions, such as
physically destroying the card, to prevent personal information
leaks.
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Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
This kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size
NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge batteries as shown
below. Recharging is also possible using two batteries.
To a power outlet
4 batteries
Charge Indicator
To a power outlet
2 batteries
• After inserting the batteries, plug the charger (CB-5AH) into an outlet,
or attach the power cord to the charger (CB-5AHE, not shown) and
plug the other end into an outlet.
• Do not insert and charge additional batteries once charging has
begun.
• The charge indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when
charging is finished.
z The CB-5AH/CB-5AHE battery charger can only be used to
charge Canon AA-size NiMH batteries NB-3AH and NB2AH. Please do not attempt to charge other type of battery.
z Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates or
different charge states. When recharging batteries, always
recharge both of them at the same time.
z Do not attempt to recharge fully charged batteries, as doing
so may reduce or impair battery performance. Also, do not
charge batteries for more than 24 consecutive hours.
z Do not recharge batteries in enclosed areas that tend to
retain heat.
z Do not recharge the batteries until the LCD monitor displays
the “Change the batteries” message. Repeatedly recharging
batteries before they become fully depleted may cause
batteries to lose capacity.
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z Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth in the
following situations, as the terminals may be soiled with oil
from one’s skin or other dirt:
- If the battery usage time has considerably diminished
- If the number of recordable images has considerably
diminished
- When charging the batteries (insert and remove the
batteries two or three times before charging)
- When charging completes in a space of a few minutes
(the battery charger indicator remains lit)
z You may not be able to fully charge the batteries due to their
specifications right after purchase or after long periods of
nonuse. If this happens, after fully charging them, use the
batteries until their charge is depleted. After doing this
several times, battery performance will be restored.
z If you store batteries for a long period of time (about 1 year),
it is recommended that you fully deplete the batteries in the
camera and to then store them at room temperature (0 to
30°C/32 to 90°F) in low humidity. Storing them in a fully
charged condition can shorten their lifespan or degrade their
performance.
Again, if you do not use batteries for more than 1 year, fully
charge them once a year and deplete them in the camera
before storing them.
z If the battery usage time has become considerably low
despite wiping the terminals and charging them until the
battery charger indicator remains lit, this may indicate that
the batteries have reached the end of their lifespan. Replace
them with new batteries. If you are purchasing new batteries,
look for Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
z Leaving batteries in the camera or charger may result in
damage from battery leakage. When not in use, remove the
batteries from the camera or charger and store them in a
cool, dry location.
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z It takes approximately 4 hours 40 minutes for the charger to
fully recharge the batteries after they have been depleted.
When two batteries are placed on each side of the charger,
recharging will take approximately two hours (as determined
by testing at Canon facilities).
Charge batteries in an environment where the temperature
is in the range of 0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F).
z The charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and to the battery charge state.
z The battery charger may emit noise while charging. This is
not a malfunction.
z Battery/Charger Kit CBK4-200 can also be used.
Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK800
It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold
separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or connecting
it to a computer.
Turn the camera power off before connecting or disconnecting
the AC adapter.
1
2
Connect the power cord to
the compact power
adapter first and then plug
the other end into the
power outlet.
Compact Power
Adapter CA-PS800
Open the terminal cover
and attach the cord to the
DC IN terminal.
DC IN Terminal
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Using the Lenses (Sold Separately)
The camera supports use of the separately sold Wide Converter WCDC58N, Tele-converter TC-DC58N and Close-up lens 250D (58 mm).
In order to attach these lenses, you also need to use the separately
sold Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G.
z When attaching the wide converter, tele-converter or closeup lens be sure to screw it on securely. If they come loose,
they may fall from the lens adapter, posing risk of injury from
shattered glass.
z Never look into the sun or into strong light through the wide
converter, tele-converter or close-up lens as this can result
in blindness or impairment of vision.
z If you use the flash when shooting with these attachments,
the outer area of the recorded image (especially lower right
corner) will come out relatively dark.
z When using the tele-converter, please set the focal length to
the telephoto end. At other zoom settings, the image will
appear as if its corners have been cut off.
z When using the wide converter, please set the camera to the
wide angle end.
z If you use the viewfinder for shooting, a portion of the view
will be blocked by these attachments. Please use the LCD
monitor.
„ Wide Converter WC-DC58N
Use this converter for taking wide-angle shots. The wide converter
changes the focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of 0.7x
(the thread diameter is 58 mm).
„ Tele-converter TC-DC58N
This lens is used for taking telephoto shots. The lens changes the focal
length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of 1.75x (the thread
diameter is 58 mm).
It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide
converter or tele-converter.
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„ Close-up lens 250D (58 mm)
This lens makes taking macro shots easy.
Focusing Range and Image Area
Maximum wide angle
Focusing
range
(from end of
lens)
Normal
mode
Macro
mode
Maximum telephoto
Focusing
range
(from end of
lens)
Image area
at minimum
focusing
distance
18 - 25 cm 183 x 137 mm 18 - 25 cm
(7.1 - 9.8 in.) (7.2 - 5.4 in.) (7.1 - 9.8 in.)
36 x 27 mm
(1.4 - 1.1 in.)
0 - 17 cm
(0 - 6.7 in.)
Image area
at minimum
focusing
distance
46 x 34 mm
(1.8 - 1.3 in.)
–
–
„ Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G
This is the lens adapter for attaching the wide converter, tele-converter
and close-up lens to the camera. It can be divided into two: the front
section and the rear section.
z To Attach Wide Converter WC-DC58N or Tele-converter TC-DC58N
Detach the front section of the conversion lens adapter and fit only
the rear section to the camera.
z To Attach Close-up Lens 250D
Keep the two sections of the conversion lens adapter together to fit it
to the camera.
Rear Section
Front Section
Attach
Detach
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Attaching a Lens
1
2
Be sure that the camera is turned off.
Press the ring release button and hold it down
(a), and turn the ring in the direction of the arrow
(b).
b
a
Ring Release Button
Ring
3
4
When the
mark on the camera and the
mark on the ring are aligned, lift off the ring.
Detach the front section of the conversion lens
adapter (p. 176).
• Keep the front and rear sections of the conversion lens adapter
together to attach a close-up lens to the camera.
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Appendix
Align the z mark on the conversion lens
adapter with the
mark on the camera, and
turn the adapter in the direction of the arrows
as far as the
mark on the camera.
• To remove the conversion lens adapter, turn the adapter in the
opposite direction with holding down the ring release button.
6
Set the lens on the adapter,
and turn it in the indicated
direction to attach it
securely.
z Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion lenses
with a lens blower brush before use. The camera may focus
on any dirt that remains.
z Be careful when handling the lenses since it is easy to get
finger prints on them.
z Be careful not to drop the camera or adapter when removing
the ring.
z When using these lens attachments, you should not shoot
images in
mode. It will not be possible to use the
PhotoStitch software from your computer to accurately stitch
the images together.
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Converter Settings
Settings for when shooting using [IS Mode] (p. 68) with the separately
sold Wide Converter WC-DC58N, Tele-converter TC-DC58N or Closeup lens 250D attached.
1
2
Set the mode switch to
Select [Converter].
1. Press the
button.
2. In the [
] menu, use the
button to select [Converter].
3
.
or
Accept the setting.
1. Use the
or
button to select
[WC-DC58N], [TC-DC58N] or
[250D].
2. Press the
button.
• Select the attached converter.
When you remove the converter from the camera, return the
converter setting to [Off].
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Using an Externally Mounted Flash
(Sold Separately)
High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This flash is used to supplement the camera’s built-in flash when the
subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following
procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the supporting
bracket.
Please read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this
explanation.
Tripod
Sockets
Bracket
(Comes with the flash)
z The High-Power Flash will not fire in the following situations:
- When shooting in
mode
- When Flash Sync is set to [2nd-curtain]
- When Flash Adjust is set to [Manual]
z The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge
gets weaker. Always set the power/mode switch to [OFF]
when you finish using the flash.
z Be careful not to touch the flash window or sensor windows
with your fingers while the flash is in use.
z The flash may fire if another flash is being used in close
proximity.
z The High-Power Flash may not fire outdoors in daylight or
when there are no reflective items.
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181
z For continuous shooting, although the flash fires for the first
shot, it does not fire for subsequent shots.
z Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not
loosen. Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the
camera and flash resulting in damage to both.
z Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the
lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed.
z To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it
is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the
camera’s front panel.
z A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
„ Batteries
z Charge becomes Severely Limited
If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the battery
terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty from
fingerprints.
z Usage in Cold Temperatures
Get a spare generic lithium battery (CR123A or DL123). You are
recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to warm it up
before switching it for the battery in the flash.
z Non-Use over Extended Periods
Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery fluid
to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the HighPower Flash and store them in a cool, dry place.
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Replacing the Date Battery
If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on,
the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings have
been lost. Please purchase a lithium coin battery (CR1220) and
replace it as follows.
Please note that the first date battery may appear to expire
relatively quickly after you purchase the camera. This is
because it is installed in the camera at the point of manufacture,
not when you make the purchase.
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 can
damage the stomach or intestinal walls.
1
2
3
Confirm that the camera is turned off.
Slide the battery cover lock and open the
cover (p. 8).
Hook your nail onto the date
battery holder and lightly
pull it up.
Appendix
4
5
6
7
8
183
Remove the battery holder
in the direction indicated
by the arrow.
Remove the battery by pulling it up in the direction
indicated by the arrow.
(–) Side
Insert a new battery with the (–) side facing up.
Replace the battery holder and close the
cover.
When the Date/Time menu appears, set the
date and time (p. 12).
After purchasing the camera and turning on the power for the
first time, although the Date/Time menu will appear, you do not
need to replace the date battery.
If you ever dispose of your camera, first remove the date battery for
recycling according to the recycling system of your country.
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Camera Care and Maintenance
Never use thinners, benzine, detergents or water to clean the
camera. These substances may distort or damage the
equipment.
Camera Body
Gently wipe dirt off the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass lens
wiper.
Lens
First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove any
remaining dirt by wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth.
Never use organic solvents on the camera body or lens. If dirt
remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help
Desk as listed on the customer support list supplied with your
camera.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary, gently
wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove stubborn
dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These actions
may damage it or lead to other problems.
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185
Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to
change without notice.
PowerShot A720 IS
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
Camera Effective Pixels : Approx. 8.0 million
Image Sensor
: 1/2.5-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels:
Approx. 8.3 million)
Lens
: 5.8 (W) – 34.8 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 210 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
: Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 24x in combination
with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
: Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
: 2.5-inch type, amorphous silicon TFT color
LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels (Picture coverage
100%)
AF System
: TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: Face Detect/AiAF(9-point)/
Center*/FlexiZone
Focusing Range
: Normal: 55 cm (1.8 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 1 – 55 cm (W) (0.4 in. – 1.8 ft. (W))
Manual focus: 1 cm (0.4 in.) – infinity (W),
55 cm (1.8 ft.) – infinity (T)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity
Shutter
: Mechanical shutter • electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
: 15 – 1/2000 sec.
• The shutter speed varies depending on the
shooting mode.
• Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower
operate with noise reduction.
Image Stabilization
: Lens shift type
Continuous/Shoot Only*/Panning*/Off
* Size of AF frame can be selected
* Still images only
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Metering System
: Evaluative*1, Center-weighted average or
Spot*2
*1 When [AF Frame] is set to [Face Detect], the
brightness of the face is also evaluated
*2 Fixed to center/AF Point
Exposure Compensation : ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO speed
(Standard Output
Sensitivity,
Recommended
Exposure Index)
: Auto*, High ISO Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/
800/1600
White Balance
: Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater or
Custom
Built-in Flash
: Auto*, on*, off
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
* Red-eye reduction is available.
FE Lock/Slow Synchro/2nd-curtain/Flash
output /Safety FE settings are available.
Compensation Range of : 30 cm – 3.5 m (1.0 – 11 ft.) (W),
Built-In Flash
55 cm – 2.5 m (1.8 – 8.2 ft.) (T)
(ISO speed: Auto)
Flash Exposure
Compensation
: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes
: Auto
Creative zone:
Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture
priority, Manual
Image zone:
Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot,
Kids&Pets, Indoor, Special Scene*1, Stitch
Assist and Movie*2
*1 Night Scene, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks,
Aquarium and Underwater.
*2 Standard and Compact.
Continuous Shooting
: Approx. 1.3 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer
: Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./
approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
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Recording Media
: SD memory card/SDHC memory card/
MultiMediaCard/MMCplus memory card/HC
MMCplus memory card
File Format
: Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type (Still images) : Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*
Sound memos: WAVE (monaural)
(Movies)
: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data:
WAVE (monaural))
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called
“Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing
the communication between digital cameras and
printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant
printer, the camera’s image data at the time of
shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely
high quality prints.
Compression
: Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of (Still images) : Large:
Recording
Medium 1:
Pixels
Medium 2:
Medium 3:
Small:
Postcard:
Widescreen:
(Movies)
3264 x 2448 pixels
2592 x 1944 pixels
2048 x 1536 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
3264 x 1832 pixels
: Standard:
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec. LP)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card
is full*1 (can record up to a maximum of 4 GB
at one time)*2
Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
*1 Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512
MSH recommended).
*2 Even if the clip size has not reached 4 GB,
recording will stop at the moment the clip length
reaches 1 hour. Depending on the volume and data
writing speed of the memory card, recording may
stop before reaching 1 hour or before the recorded
data volume has reached 4 GB.
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Playback Modes
: Single (histogram displayable), Index (9
thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x
(max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse
through magnified images possible), Jump (it is
possible to jump to every tenth or hundredth
image, to the first image of each shooting date,
to movies or to the first image in each folder. In
index playback mode, it displays 9 images at
once.), Auto Play, Red-Eye Correction, Sound
memos (up to 1 min.), Movie (slow motion play
back possible) or Resize.
Direct Print
: PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print
and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
Interface
: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B) Audio/Video output
(NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Communication Settings
Power Source
MTP, PTP
: 2 AA-size alkaline batteries
2 AA-size NiMH batteries NB4-300 (sold
separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
Operating Temperatures : 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
(0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F) when NB-3AH is used.)
Operating Humidity
: 10 – 90%
Dimensions
(excluding protrusions)
: 97.3 x 67.0 x 41.9 mm
(3.83 x 2.64 x 1.65 in.)
Weight
(camera body only)
: Approx. 200 g (7.05 oz.)
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Battery Capacity
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor
On (Based on
the CIPA
standard)
LCD Monitor
Off
AA-size Alkaline
Batteries (included
with the camera)
Approx. 140
images
Approx. 500
images
Approx.
9 hours
AA-size NiMH
Batteries (NB-3AH
(fully charged))
Approx. 400
images
Approx. 900
images
Approx.
11 hours
Playback
Time
z The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and
settings.
z Movie data is excluded.
z At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and the
low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these circumstances,
the performance can be improved by warming the battery in a pocket
before use.
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23°C ±2°C/73°F ±3.6°F), normal
relative humidity (50% ±20%), alternating wide angle end
and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals with the flash
fired once every two shots and the camera power turned off
after every tenth shot. Power is left off for a sufficient amount
of time*, then the power is turned back on and the testing
procedure is repeated.
• A Canon-brand memory card is used.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback: Normal temperature (23°C ±2°C/73°F ±3.6°F), normal
relative humidity (50% ±20%), continuous playback at 3
seconds per image.
See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 168).
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Appendix
Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels
(Large)
3264 x 2448 pixels
(Medium 1)
2592 x 1944 pixels
(Medium 2)
2048 x 1536 pixels
(Medium 3)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Small)
640 x 480 pixels
(Post card)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Widescreen)
3264 x 1832 pixels
•
Compress
ion
16MB
SDC-128M
SDC512MSH
3
35
139
6
59
231
13
123
479
5
49
190
9
87
339
19
173
671
8
76
295
15
136
529
30
269
1041
13
121
471
24
217
839
47
411
1590
52
460
1777
81
711
2747
128
1118
4317
24
217
839
5
47
183
8
79
307
18
166
642
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 87) when card has been
formatted with a low level format.
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results
may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
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191
Movie
†:Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels
/Frame Rate
640 x 480 pixels
30 frames/sec.
Standard
Compact
16MB
SDC-128M
SDC-512MSH
6 sec.
1 min. 4 sec.
4 min. 9 sec.
640 x 480 pixels
14 sec. 2 min. 7 sec. 8 min. 14 sec.
30 frames/sec. LP
320 x 240 pixels
30 frames/sec.
20 sec. 3 min. 1 sec.
11 min.
42 sec.
160 x 120 pixels
15 frames/sec.
1 min.
40 sec.
55 min.
57 sec.
• Maximum movie clip length at
14 min.
29 sec.
: 3 min. The figures indicate the
maximum continuous recording time.
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Appendix
Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Recording Pixels
3264 x 2448 pixels
3436 KB
2060 KB
2592 x 1944 pixels
2503 KB
1395 KB
695 KB
2048 x 1536 pixels
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
1600 x 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
640 x 480 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
—
3264 x 1832 pixels
2601 KB
558 KB
1540 KB
Frame Rate/Recording Pixels
Standard
Compact
980 KB
—
736 KB
File size
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
1920 KB/sec.
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. LP
960 KB/sec.
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
660 KB/sec.
160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
120 KB/sec.
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193
MultiMediaCard
Interface
Compatible with MultiMediaCard standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 1.4 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.06 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1.5 g (0.05 oz.)
SD Memory Card
Interface
Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
NiMH Battery NB-3AH
(Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery NB4-300 set or the
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
Type
AA-size nickel metal hydride battery
Nominal Voltage
1.2 V DC
Typical Capacity
2500 mAh (min.: 2300 mAh)
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Dimensions
Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.57 in.)
Length: 50.0 mm (1.97 in.)
Weight
Approx. 30 g (1.06 oz.)
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Battery Charger CB-5AH/CB-5AHE
(Supplied with the separately sold Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output
565 mA*1, 1275 mA*2
Charging Time
Approx. 4 hours 40 min.*1, Approx. 2 hours*2
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Dimensions
65.0 x 105.0 x 27.5 mm (2.56 x 4.13 x 1.08 in.)
Weight (body only)
Approx. 95 g (3.35 oz.)
*1 When charging four NB-3AH batteries
*2 When charging two NB-3AH batteries loaded one on each side of the battery
charger
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800)
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/ 60 Hz)
Rated Output
3.15 V DC, 2.0 A
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
42.6 x 104.0 x 31.4 mm (1.68 x 4.09 x 1.24 in.)
Weight
Approx. 180 g (6.35 oz.) (excluding power cord)
Wide Converter WC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification
Approx. 0.7x
Focal Length*1
Focusing Range*
24.5 mm (35mm film equivalent)
1
Approx. 25 cm (9.8 in.) – infinity (W)*2
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*3
Dimensions
Diameter: 94.5 mm (3.7 in.)
Length: 54.9 mm (2.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 275 g (9.70 oz.)
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Tele-converter TC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification
Approx. 1.75x
Focal Length*4
368 mm (35mm film equivalent)
Focusing Range*4
Approx. 1.8 m (5.9 ft.) – infinity (T)*2
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*3
Dimensions
Diameter: 75.0 mm (3.0 in.)
Length: 50.0 mm (2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 185 g (6.53 oz.)
Close-up Lens 250D 58 mm (Sold Separately)
Focusing Range
(from front of lens)
18 – 25 cm (7.1 – 9.8 in.) (W/T)
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*3
Dimensions
Diameter: 60.0 mm (2.36 in.)
Length: 12.0 mm (0.47 in.)
Weight
Approx. 80 g (2.82 oz.)
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G (Sold Separately)
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread
Dimensions
Diameter x Length
Front Section: 62.6 mm x 10.8 mm (2.5 in. x
0.43 in.)
Rear Section: 62.3 mm x 43.3 mm (2.5 in. x 1.7 in.)
Weight
Front Section: Approx. 7 g (0.25 oz.)
Rear Section: Approx. 23 g (0.81 oz.)
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
*1 When mounted on PowerShot A720 IS (Max. wide angle)
*2 From front of the mounted tele-converter.
*3 Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58G is required when mounted on
PowerShot A720 IS
*4 When mounted on PowerShot A720 IS (Max. telephoto)
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Index
Index
Numerics
1st-curtain ................................ 112
2nd-curtain ............................... 112
3:2 Guide ................................. 117
A
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 ............ 174
AE Lock ..................................... 98
AF Frame ............................. 50, 90
AF Lock ..................................... 95
AF-assist Beam .................. 45, 151
AiAF .......................................... 90
Aperture Value ..................... 85, 86
Auto Play ................................. 129
Auto Rotate Function ................ 115
AV cable .................................. 146
B
Battery
Battery Capacity ................. 189
Charging ............................. 172
Handling .............................. 168
Installing .................................. 8
C
Compression .............................. 57
Continuous Shooting .................. 87
Create Folder ........................... 118
Custom White Balance ............. 105
D
Date/Time .................................. 12
Digital Tele-Converter ................. 60
DIGITAL Terminal ................ 26, 38
Digital Zoom ............................... 60
Direct Transfer ........................... 29
Distance Units ............................ 47
Downloading Images to a Computer
24
DPOF Print Order .................... 139
DPOF Transfer Order ............... 144
E
Erasing
All Images ........................... 138
Single Images ....................... 21
Exposure Compensation .......... 101
F
Face Detect ............................... 91
FE Lock ..................................... 99
File Number ............... 52, 120, 142
Flash ......................................... 64
Flash Adjustment ..................... 110
Flash Output ............................ 111
FlexiZone ................................... 90
Focus
AF Lock ................................ 95
Lock ...................................... 94
Manual .................................. 96
Safety MF ............................. 97
Focus Lock ................................ 94
Frame Rate ................................ 81
FUNC./SET .......................... 40, 42
G
Grid Lines ................................ 117
H
HF-DC1 ................................... 180
Index
Histogram ..................................54
I
Image Data Sizes (Estimated) ...192
Image Stabilizer Function ...........68
Index Playback .........................123
Indicator .....................................41
Interface Cable .....................22, 26
ISO Speed ...............................100
J
Jump (Image Search) ...............124
L
Language ...................................13
LCD Monitor
Night Display .........................49
Playback Information ............52
Shooting Information .............50
Using the LCD Monitor ..........49
Lens
Conversion Lens Adapter ...176
Tele-converter .....................175
Wide Converter ...................175
List of Messages ......................158
M
Macro ........................................65
Magnifying ...............................122
Maintenance ............................184
Manual Focus .............................96
Memory Card
Estimated Capacities ..........190
Formatting .............................56
Handling ..............................170
Inserting ................................10
Menu
FUNC. Menu ...................42, 44
MENU Button ........................43
197
Menus and Settings ........ 42, 43
Play Menu ....................... 43, 46
Print Menu ............................ 46
Rec. Menu ............................ 44
Set up Menu ......................... 46
Metering Modes ....................... 102
MF-Point Zoom .................... 45, 96
Mode Dial ...................... 14, 40, 73
Mode Switch ........................ 14, 40
Movie ......................................... 18
Playback ............................. 125
Shooting ............................... 79
Mute .................................... 15, 46
My Colors ................................ 107
O
Overexposure Warning ............... 53
P
Playback ............................ 17, 122
Postcard .................................... 70
Power Button ....................... 14, 40
Power Saving ....................... 41, 47
Print Style ................................ 142
Print/Share Button .. 22, 29, 40, 114
Printing .............................. 22, 139
Program AE ............................... 82
Protect ..................................... 137
R
Recording Pixels .................. 44, 58
Red-Eye Correction .................. 130
Red-Eye Reduction .............. 38, 88
Reset All .................................... 55
Resize ..................................... 134
Resume Playback ...................... 17
Review ................................ 16, 45
Rotate ...................................... 127
198
Index
S
Z
Safety FE ................................. 113
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Image Zone ........................... 73
Movie ................................ 79
Special Scene ................... 75
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Shutter Button ............................ 40
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Shutter Speed ................ 83, 85, 86
Slow Synchro Function ............... 89
Smooth Continuous Shooting ..... 87
Sound Memo ............................ 136
Spot AE Point Frame .......... 50, 103
Stitch Assist ............................... 77
System Requirements ................ 24
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FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1251 systems)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart
B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications
should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the
equipment.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003
du Canada.
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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 anytime without prior
notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any
form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted
or lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the
camera, the software, SD memory cards (SD cards), personal
computers, peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon SD cards.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Microsoft, Windows Vista and the Windows Vista logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, the Mac logo, QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
For CA, USA only
Included lithium battery contains Perchlorate Material - special
handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ for details.
Copyright © 2007 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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