Canon Digital ELPH User guide

Camera User Guide
This camera has three basic functions:
Shooting
Replaying
Downloading Images to a Computer
This guide explains the shooting and replay functions.
The downloading function is covered separately in the Software Starter Guide.
• Please read the precautions on the next page
before using your camera for the first time.
ENGLISH
Precautions
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. With more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specifications, less than 0.01% of the pixels may
occasionally misfire or appear as black, red or green dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Notice: Please ensure that you read and follow the handling and
safety precautions on pages 4 to 8 of this guide before
attempting to use the camera.
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 Inc. reserves the right to
change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein
at any time without prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored
in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any
means, without the prior written permission of Canon Inc.
• Canon Inc. makes no warranties for damages resulting from corrupted or
lost data due to a mistaken operation or malfunction of the camera, the
software, the CompactFlash™ cards (CF cards), personal computers,
peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon CF cards.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.
• CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2000 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Read This First
Please Read .......................................................................... 4
Safety Precautions ............................................................... 4
Warnings ............................................................................. 5
Cautions ............................................................................... 7
Preventing Mulfunctions .................................................... 8
Preparing the Camera
Guide to Components ......................................................... 9
Front View ..................................................................... 9
Back View .................................................................... 10
Operation Panel ............................................................ 11
Charging the Battery Pack ................................................ 12
Installing the Battery Pack ................................................ 14
Using the AC Adapter (Optional) ..................................... 16
Installing a CF Card ........................................................... 17
Attaching the Wrist Strap ................................................. 18
Setting the Date and Time ................................................ 19
Quick Start
Shooting ............................................................................ 20
Replaying ........................................................................... 21
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Basic Functions
Turning the Power On/Off ................................................ 22
Switching between the Shooting/Replay Modes ............. 23
Using the Optical Viewfinder ........................................... 23
Using the LCD Monitor ..................................................... 25
Shooting Mode ............................................................ 25
Replay Mode ................................................................ 26
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor ..................... 26
Shooting Mode ............................................................ 26
Replay Mode ................................................................ 27
LCD Monitor Menus/Switching between Display Modes .. 28
Shooting Mode ............................................................ 28
Replay Mode ................................................................ 28
Pressing the Shutter Button .............................................. 30
Using the Zoom ................................................................. 31
Telephoto/Wide Angle .................................................. 31
Digital Zoom ................................................................ 32
Shooting
Selecting a Shooting Mode ............................................... 33
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode .................... 34
Adjusting the Image Quality ............................................ 35
Using the Flash .................................................................. 36
Using the Self-Timer .......................................................... 37
Shooting Continuously ..................................................... 38
Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots ..................................... 39
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation ............................ 40
Setting the White Balance ................................................ 41
Shooting in Stitch Assist Mode ......................................... 42
Framing a Subject ......................................................... 42
Shooting ...................................................................... 43
Shooting/Replaying with a TV Monitor ............................ 45
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Replaying/Erasing
Displaying Images Singly (Single Image Replay) .............. 46
Zooming an Image ....................................................... 46
Displaying Images in Sets of Nine (Multi Image Replay) . 47
Switching between Sets of Nine Images ........................ 47
Rotating Images in the Display ......................................... 48
Automating Playback (Auto Play) .................................... 49
Protecting Images ............................................................. 51
Print Settings (DPOF Settings) ........................................... 52
Displaying the Print Settings Menu ................................ 52
Setting the Print Style ................................................... 53
Selecting Images for Printing ......................................... 54
Resetting Print Settings ................................................. 56
Erasing Images .................................................................. 57
Erasing Images Singly .................................................... 57
Erasing All Images ........................................................ 58
Camera Settings
Displaying the Setup Menu .............................................. 59
Switching the Digital Zoom On/Off .................................. 60
Resetting the File Number ................................................ 61
Saving the Shooting Mode Setting .................................. 62
Switching the Beep On/Off ............................................... 63
Switching the AtuoPower Down Function On/Off .......... 64
Formatting CF Cards .......................................................... 65
Setting the Language ....................................................... 66
Appendices
Care and Maintenance of the Camera ............................. 67
Troubleshooting ................................................................ 68
List of Messages ................................................................. 72
Specifications ..................................................................... 74
Index .................................................................................. 76
Canon Customer Support Help Desk ................................ 78
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Please Read
Test Shots
Before you shoot images of subjects of importance to you, we strongly
recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that you are
operating the camera correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its
subsidiaries and affiliates, and distributors of its digital cameras are not
liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of
the Canon digital camera or CompactFlash™ card (CF card) resulting in
the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a format
that is machine sensible.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use
and must be used in a manner that respects international and domestic
copyright laws and regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases
the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial
properties by means of a camera or other device may contravene
copyright or other legal rights even if the image was recorded for
personal use.
Use of the Equipment in a Foreign Country
This camera is manufactured according to the specifications of the
country in which it is sold and the 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.
Safety Precautions
• Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and
understood the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that
the camera is operated correctly.
• The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to
instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its
accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons
and equipment.
• In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the
camera and its power supply accessories.
Read This First
WARNINGS
• Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light
sources which could damage your eyesight.
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may damage
eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from
infants when using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Accidental damage to the camera or batteries by a child could result in
serious injury. In addition, placement of the wrist strap around the
child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that
is not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may
result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations
and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel
authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support
Help Desk.
• To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash
portion of the camera if it has been damaged. Similarly, never touch
internal portions of the equipment which become exposed as a result
of damage. There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take
the first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or a Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
• Stop operating the equipment immediately in the event that it emits
smoke or noxious fumes. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off and remove the camera
battery or unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Confirm
that smoke or fume emissions have ceased. Please consult your camera
distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is
damaged. Failure to do so may result in fire or electrical shock.
Immediately turn the camera’s power off and remove the camera
battery or unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Please
consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support
Help Desk.
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• Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become
immersed in, water or other liquids. Do not allow liquids to enter the
interior. The camera has not been waterproofed. If the exterior comes
into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a soft, absorbent
cloth. In the event that water or other foreign substances enter the
interior, immediately turn the camera’s power off and remove the camera
battery or unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Continued
use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult
your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other
flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. The use of
these substances may lead to fire.
• Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power adapter
cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which
may lead to fire or electrical shock. Replace a broken or damaged
power adapter cord.
• Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with
wet hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging the cord,
ensure that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling on the
flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire and
insulation, creating the potential for fires or electrical shocks.
• Use of power sources not expressly recommended for this equipment
may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical
shock or other hazards. Use only the recommended power accessories.
• Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them to direct
flame or heat. Neither should you immerse them in water. Such
exposure may damage the batteries and lead to the leakage of
corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the batteries.
There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion. Immediately flush
with water any area of the body, including the eyes and mouth, or
clothing, that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery.
If the eyes or mouth contact these substances, immediately flush with
water and seek medical assistance.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts that could
damage the casings. It could lead to leakage and injury.
• Do not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic objects, such as
key holders. It could lead to overheating, burns and other injuries. Use
the supplied battery case to transport or store the battery pack.
Read This First
• Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other
insulators to prevent direct contact with other objects. Contact with
the metallic components of other materials in waste containers may
lead to fire or explosions. Discard the batteries in specialized waste
facilities if available in your area.
• Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment may
cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the
surroundings. Use only recommended batteries and accessories.
• Use only the recommended battery charger to charge the Battery Pack
NB-1L rechargeable batteries. Use of chargers not expressly
recommended may result in overheating, distortion, fire or electrical
shock.
• Disconnect the battery charger or the compact power adapter from
both the camera and electrical outlet after recharging and when the
camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards.
• The camera terminal of the battery charger cord and the compact
power cord is designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not use
it with other products or batteries. There is a risk of fire and other
hazards.
CAUTIONS
• Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to
strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk
(boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the
batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other
injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
Ensure that there is good ventilation when using the compact power
adapter to charge the battery pack or power the camera.
• Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in such
areas could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage.
• Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or
shocks that could lead to injury or damage the equipment when
wearing or holding it by the wrist strap.
• Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers when shooting. In
addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession. Either action could result in burns.
• If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may
become warm. Please take care when operating the camera for an
extended period as your hands may experience a burning sensation.
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Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other
equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to
strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures
may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and
internal surfaces. You can avoid this by placing the equipment in an
airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature
changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
Stop using the camera immediately if you detect condensation.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the CF card and
battery or power cord (if connected) from the camera and wait until
the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.
Extended Storage
When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the
battery pack and store the equipment in a safe place. Storing the camera
for extended periods with a battery pack installed will run down the
battery pack and may damage the camera. Please note, however, that
the date, time and other camera settings may reset to the default
settings if the battery pack has been removed for approximately three
weeks. Follow the instructions in this guide to reset the desired settings.
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Preparing the Camera
Guide to Components
Front View
=Optical Viewfinder Window ➜ p. 23
=AF Auxiliary Light Emitter
=Red-Eye Reduction Lamp ➜ p. 36
=Self-Timer Lamp ➜ p. 37
=Flash ➜ p. 36
=DIGITAL/VIDEO OUT
Terminal* ➜ p. 45
=DIGITAL/VIDEO
Terminal Cover
=Lens
* Used to connect the camera to a TV or computer. Open the cover and
use the supplied video cable to connect to a TV or use the supplied
interface cable to connect to a computer.
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Preparing the Camera
Back View
=Optical Viewfinder ➜ p. 23
=Lock for the CF Card Slot Cover ➜ p. 16
=CF Card Slot Cover ➜ p. 17
=Strap Holder ➜ p. 18
=Battery Cover ➜ p. 14
=DC Coupler Terminal Cover ➜ p. 16
=LCD Monitor ➜ p. 25
=Tripod Socket
Preparing the Camera
Operation Panel
=Indicators
=Main Switch ➜ p. 22
=Shutter Button ➜ p. 30
=Zoom Lever ➜ p. 31
=Mode Switch ➜ p. 23
=
(Macro) /
➜ p. 39
=
(Continuous) /
➜ p. 37
= (Flash) /
=
(Display) Button
➜ p. 25
=
(Menu) Button
(Infinity) /
(Right) Button
(Self-Timer) /
(Left) Button
(Set) Button ➜ p. 36
Indicators
• The indicators will light or flash when the main switch is pressed or at
various stages as the shutter button is pressed.
Upper Indicator
Green:
Ready to record
Flashing Green: During camera warm-up / Recording to CF card /
Reading CF card / Deleting CF card images
Red:
Ready to record with flash
Flashing Red:
Ready to record but the camera blur warning /
low light warning is flashing
Lower Indicator
Orange:
Macro mode
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Preparing the Camera
Charging the Battery Pack
Recharge the battery pack with battery charger CB-2L or CB-2LE
the first time you use the camera or when the “Change the battery
pack” message is displayed.
Battery charger model names and types vary by region.
AC Power Cord
CB-2L
CB-2LE
• Insert the battery pack into the charger as shown and plug the
charger into an electrical outlet.
• The charging indicator will flash red while the battery pack is
charging. It will change to a steady red when the charge is
complete.
• After charging, unplug the battery charger and remove the
battery pack from it.
• The battery pack utilizes lithium ion cells, avoiding the need to
completely use or discharge the battery charge before recharging it.
You may recharge the battery at any charge state without
permanently reducing its capacity.
• It takes approximately 120 minutes to charge a battery pack fully
from a fully discharged state. (Based on standard Canon testing
conditions) Please charge it at an ambient temperature ranging
between 5 and 40 ºC (41 and 104 ºF).
• Charge times may vary according to the ambient temperature and
the charge state of the battery pack.
• To protect and prolong the life of the battery pack, do not
charge it for longer than 24 hours at a time.
Preparing the Camera
Handling Precautions
• Do not charge the battery pack in poorly ventilated areas.
• Do not charge batteries other than Battery Pack NB-1L in this charger.
• The battery pack continues to discharge a minimal portion of its
power while installed in the camera, even with the camera power off.
This will shorten battery life. To conserve the battery pack, remove it
from the camera during extended periods of disuse and store it in its
case in a cool, dry place. Recharge it fully before using it again.
• If the performance of the battery pack diminishes substantially even
when it is fully charged, the battery pack should be replaced.
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Preparing the Camera
Installing the Battery Pack
Install rechargeable Battery Pack NB-1L in the camera as shown below.
• Please recharge the battery pack (➜ p. 12) before you use it for
the first time.
• Slide the battery cover in the
direction of the arrows.
• Press the battery lock while inserting
the battery pack all the way in until
the lock clicks.
• To remove the battery pack, press the
battery lock and pull the battery pack
out.
Battery Lock
• Slide the battery cover closed.
• The camera contains a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to
save the date and time settings whenever the main battery is
removed. The main battery and AC adapter (optional) recharge
this battery whenever the camera is powered by them. When you
first purchase the camera, please leave the main battery in the
camera for approximately four hours or plug in the AC adapter
(optional) for that length of time. This battery will recharge even
when the camera’s main switch is set to Off.
• If the Set Date/Time menu displays when the main switch is
turned on, the charge of the built-in lithium battery is low. Please
follow the procedure in the previous paragraph to recharge it.
Preparing the Camera
• Never open the battery cover or remove the battery pack when the
main switch is on.
• Remove the battery pack from the camera when the camera is not
in use. Please note, however, that the date, time and other camera
settings may reset to the default settings if the battery pack has
been removed for approximately three weeks.
• Please use the AC adapter (optional) for this camera for extended
periods of use (➜ p. 16).
Battery Performance
Recordable Images
LCD Monitor On
Battery Pack NB-1L
(fully charged)
LCD Monitor Off
Approx. 85 shots Approx. 270 shots
Replay Time
Approx. 50 min.
• The actual performance may vary from the above data according to the
shooting conditions and the shooting mode.
• At low operating temperatures, the battery performance may drop and the
battery icon may appers sooner than at high temperatures. To improve
performance at these temperatures, warm the battery in your pocket just
before using it in the camera.
<Test Conditions>
(Fine / Large), zoom used, flash used one in four
Shooting: 23 ºC (73 ºF),
shots
Replay:
23 ºC (73 ºF), continuous replay, 3 seconds per image
Battery Pack Charge
The following icons and messages will display when the charge of
the battery pack is low.
Battery pack charge is low. Recharge it as soon as possible
before it is required for an extended period.
When the LCD monitor is off, this icon will display when you
press the ,
/ or / button.
Change the
battery pack
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace
the battery pack immediately.
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Preparing the Camera
Using the AC Adapter (optional)
It is recommended that you use the optional Canon AC adapter Kit
ACK300, which includes the Compact Power Adapter CA-PS300, the
DC Coupler DR-300 and the power cord, when using the camera for
extended periods of time to shoot or connect to a computer.
• Turn the camera power off before connecting or disconnecting
the AC adapter.
• Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter first and
then plug the other end into the
electrical outlet.
Compact Power Adapter
CA-PS300
• Open the battery cover and press the
battery lock in the direction shown
while inserting DC Coupler DR-300.
Insert the DC coupler all the way in
until the battery lock clicks. Slide the
battery cover closed.
Battery
Lock
DC Coupler
DR-300
• Open the DC coupler terminal cover
and attach the cord to the DC
terminal.
• After you have finished using the
camera, unplug the AC adapter from
the electrical outlet.
Preparing the Camera
Installing a CF Card
Turn the camera power off and insert the CF card with the
following procedures.
• Slide the lock down and open the CF
card slot cover.
• Insert the CF card until the slot’s eject
button fully extends. Close the CF
card slot cover.
• To remove the CF card, push the eject
button and pull the CF card out.
CF Card Eject Button
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)
Quality
Super-Fine / Large (1600 x 1200 pixels)
FC-8M
FC-16M FC-30M FC-48M
4
9
20
31
Fine / Large (1600 x 1200 pixels)
12
25
52
79
Fine / Small (640 x 480 pixels)
46
92
192
289
• These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.
Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and
shooting mode.
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Preparing the Camera
• Never open the CF card cover while the main switch is on.
• When the indicator flashes green, the camera is recording, reading
or deleting images to and from the CF card. Never turn off the
power or remove the CF card while the indicator flashes green.
• Please note that CF cards from other manufacturers, or CF cards
which have been edited with application software using other
formats, may not operate correctly in the camera.
Handling Precautions for CF Cards
• CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend them,
apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration.
• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card.
• Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature extremes will cause
condensation to form in the card and lead to a malfunction. To avoid
condensation, place the CF card in a sealed plastic bag before
moving it into a different temperature zone and allow it to adjust
slowly to the new temperature. If condensation forms on the CF
card, store it at room temperature until the water droplets have
evaporated naturally.
• Place the CF card in the supplied case for storage.
• Do not use or store CF cards in the following types of location.
- Locations subject to strong magnetic fields
- Location subject to dust or sand
- Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
Attaching the Wrist Strap
• Thread the small loop of the wrist strap
through the strap holder on the
camera and pull the large loop through
the small loop until the small loop fits
snugly against the strap holder.
• Be careful not to wave the camera
about or catch it on other items
when dangling it from the wrist
strap.
Preparing the Camera
Setting the Date and Time
• The Set Date/Time menu will appear
the first time the camera power is
turned on or whenever the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery charge
is low. Start from Step 4 to set the
date and time.
• Press the main switch until the
indicator glows green.
button several times
• Press the
until the Setup menu displays (➜ p.
59).
or
button to select .
• Use the
• Select a field (year, month, day, hour,
minutes and date format) with the
button.
• The factory default for the date
format in some regions may differ
from that shown.
or
button to change
• Use the
the value in a field.
• Press the
button.
• Press the MENU button to close the
Setup menu.
• Please note that the date and time settings may reset to the
default settings if the camera battery has been removed for
approximately three weeks. Reset the settings when this occurs.
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Quick Start
Shooting
Slide the mode switch to
(Shooting) position.
the
Press the main switch.
Holding it until the indicator
glows green ➜ p. 22.
To zoom, press the zoom
lever towards the
(telephoto) or
(wide
angle) icon.
Press the shutter button.
Press the shutter button
lightly (halfway), wait until
the two beeps sound, and
then press it all the way.
Another beep will sound,
indicating that the shot has
been taken.
Quick Start
Replaying
Slide the mode switch to
(Replay) position.
the
The last image will appear in
the LCD monitor.
Press these buttons to
switch to another image.
button displays the
The
previous image. The
button displays the next
image.
When you have finished viewing images, press the main switch to
turn off the power.
Erasing Shortcut
1. Hold down the
button and
press the
button.
2. Use the
button to select [OK]
button.
and press the
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Basic Functions
Turning the Power On/Off
Press the main switch until the indicator
glows green.
• When the mode switch is set to
(Shooting), the lens will extend when
the main switch is turned on.
• When the mode switch is set to
(Replay), the LCD monitor will turn on.
Turn off the power by pressing the
main switch again.
• The Set Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera
power is turned on. Please set the date and time (➜ p. 19).
• If the power save function turns off the power, press the main
switch again to restore it.
Auto Power Down Function
Shooting Mode
The power will automatically shut off approximately 3 minutes after
the last function is accessed.
Replay Mode
The power will automatically shut off approximately 5 minutes after
the last function is accessed.
While Connected to a Computer
A warning message will appear on the computer screen
approximately 5 minutes after the last function is accessed. The
power will automatically shut off approximately 1 minute later if no
functions are accessed.
• The auto power down function will not activate while the camera is
in auto play mode.
• The camera’s settings can be changed to turn off the auto power
down function (the auto power down function is always on when
the camera is connected to a computer.) (➜ p. 64)
Basic Functions
Switching between the Shooting/Replay Modes
Shooting
Slide the mode switch to the
position.
Replay
Slide the mode switch to the
position.
• The lens remains extended when the
mode switch is first switched to replay.
or
It retracts when you press the
button.
Using the Optical Viewfinder
This camera is equipped with an optical viewfinder for standard shots.
Align the square brackets (autofocus
metering field) inside the viewfinder
on the primary subject to compose
the image.
Optical Viewfinder
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Basic Functions
About the Autofocus Function
This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) technology
which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with
high precision. It delivers a crisp focus even when the photographic
subject is slightly off-center.
Using the Focus Lock
The following types of subject may not be suited to autofocus
photography. Use the focus lock in these situations.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the
composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
When recording through glass, try to shoot as close to the glass as
possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off the glass.
How to Use the Focus Lock
1. Aim the camera so that a subject at the same focal distance as the
main subject is centered in the brackets in the optical viewfinder.
2. Press the shutter button halfway and wait until two beeps sound.
3. Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and press the
shutter button all the way.
Basic Functions
Using the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor can be used to shoot
or replay images.
• The image in the LCD monitor will
darken in strong sunlight or bright
light. This does not constitute a
malfunction.
LCD Monitor
Shooting Mode
• Pressing the
button turns the
LCD monitor on or off.
• The LCD monitor setting (On or Off) is saved by the camera
when the power is turned off so that the same setting is
automatically available when the power is turned on again.
However, the setting may be lost when the power has been
turned off after the “Change the battery pack” message has
displayed, while the LCD monitor was on in shooting mode.
• In macro mode, the parallax phenomenon may cause images
composed with the optical viewfinder to be off-center. Use the
LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode (p. 39).
• In insufficient light, the camera blur warning icon
will
display in the center of the LCD monitor when the recording
preparations are complete. The upper indicator will also flash
red. Use the flash or affix the camera to a tripod to obtain
better results.
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Basic Functions
Replay Mode
• Sliding the mode switch to the
position turns the LCD monitor on.
• In replay mode, pressing the
button cycles between display modes.
Single Image Replay
Standard ➞ Detailed ➞ No Display
Multi Image Replay (9 Images)
Standard ➞ No Display
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, information about the current settings and
remaining image capacity will display on the LCD monitor for
approximately six seconds when the actions below are taken,
regardless of whether the LCD monitor is set to On or Off.
While this information is displayed, you may set the flash,
continuous mode, self-timer, macro and infinity settings.
• The power is turned on.
, , / , or / button is pressed.
• The
• The camera settings are changed.
• The Setup menu is closed.
• The shutter button has been pressed and a shot has been taken.
(LCD monitor must be on)
Information Displayed
Remaining Image
Capacity
Shooting Mode
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
Image Quality
Flash
Shooting Method
Macro/Infinity
p.33
p.40
p.41
p.35
p.36
p.37
p.39
Basic Functions
Replay Mode
File Number
In standard mode, the following
information is displayed.
• File Number
• Image Number (Image Number/Total
Number of Images)
• Shooting Date
• Protection Status ( )
Image Number
Shooting Date
In detailed mode, the following
supplementary information is displayed.
Shooting Mode
Macro/Infinity
Shooting Method
Flash
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
Image Quality
p.33
p.39
p.37
p.36
p.40
p.41
p.35
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file (WAV file) is attached (this camera does not feature sound
recording).
A sound file in a format other than the WAV format is attached or the
file format is not recognized.
• Images shot with this camera may not display the information
in detailed mode on other digital cameras.
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Basic Functions
LCD Monitor Menus / Switching between Display Modes
Shooting Mode
The following menus will display on the LCD monitor according to
the shooting mode selection.
Auto
Manual
Black & White
Stitch Assist
Replay Mode
The zoom lever
can be used to
switch between
magnification
levels.
Zoomed Image
Entire Image
(Single Image Display)
Basic Functions
Four red bars appear at the top of each menu. Each one represents,
from left to right, the [Rec. Mode], [+/- (Exp.)], [White Balance] and
[Setup] menus. The bar for the currently selected menu becomes
orange. Bars displayed in gray represent menus that cannot be
displayed in the shooting mode which is currently selected.
Closes the Setup menu and
prepares the camera for shooting.
Displays Nine Images
(Multi Image Display)
Switches between
Sets of Nine Images
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Basic Functions
Pressing the Shutter Button
The shutter button features a two-stage action.
Pressing Halfway
The camera uses the first stage to
automatically set the exposure, autofocus
and white balance. When it has finished
metering, two beeps sound and the
upper indicator glows green.
When the flash is used, the indicator
glows red when the flash is ready to fire.
A flashing red indicator warns of
insufficient light or the risk of camera blur.
Indicator
In macro mode, the lower indicator also
glows orange.
Pressing Fully
Pressing the shutter button down fully
activates the shutter and causes one beep to
sound. While the image is being recorded to
the CF card, the indicator flashes green.
If you keep the shutter button pressed
down after the shot, the image
displays on the LCD monitor. Pressing
button in this state causes the
the
image to remain in the LCD monitor
even if you release the shutter button.
• The displayed image can be erased immediately by holding down
button and pressing the
button (➜ p. 21).
the
• The image ceases to display when the shutter button is pressed
halfway again.
• Recorded images are temporarily stored in the camera’s built-in
memory and then written to the CF card. The next image can be
recorded immediately after the first as long as sufficient built-in
memory is available.
Basic Functions
Using the Zoom
The zoom can be adjusted to any setting in the 35 to 70 mm range
in 35 mm film equivalent terms.
Telephoto/Wide Angle
Pressing the zoom lever towards
(telephoto) zooms in on the subject,
making it appear closer.
Pressing the zoom lever towards
(wide angle) zooms out from the
subject, making it appear more distant.
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Basic Functions
Digital Zoom
• The digital zoom is available when the LCD monitor is on and the
digital zoom feature is set to On in the Setup menu (➜ p. 59).
or
modes.
• The digital zoom is not available in the
If you continue to press the zoom lever towards
after the lens is
fully extended, you will activate the digital zoom, which makes the
subject appear even closer.
Continuing to press the zoom lever
further zooms the image in
towards
successive steps up to a power of 4.
Zoom Setting
Double-clicking the zoom lever towards
zooms the image to a power of 2
on the first double-click, and a power
of 4 on the second.
Pressing the zoom lever towards
zooms out.
• The digital zoom function combines the optical zoom with a
digital teleconverter feature. Please note, however, that the more
the image is zoomed with the digital zoom, the grainier the
image becomes.
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Shooting
Selecting a Shooting Mode
The camera features the following shooting modes.
Auto Mode
Most settings are automatically selected by
the camera.
Manual Mode
The image quality, exposure, white balance
and other settings are manually selected by
the user.
Black & White Mode Images are shot in black and white.
Stitch Assist Mode
Images are shot in overlapping series to
create single panoramic images.
• Use the
or
button to select a
shooting mode.
• The shooting mode resets to
when the power is turned off,
unless the camera is set to
remember the last selected mode in
the Setup menu.
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Shooting
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
Function
Digital Zoom
Flash
Image
Quality
Shooting
Method
Auto Manual Black & White Stitch Assist
Reference
Page
p.60
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●
●
-
Auto
●*
●*
●*
-
Red-Eye Reduction
-
●
●
-
On
-
●
●
▲
Off
●
●
●
▲*
Slow-Synchro
-
●
●
▲
Super-Fine/Large
-
●
●
▲
Fine/Large
●*
●*
●*
▲*
Fine/Small
-
●
●
▲
Single
●*
●*
●*
▲*
Continuous
-
●
●
-
p.38
Self-Timer
●
●
●
▲
p.37
●
●
●
▲
p.39
-
●
●
▲
p.39
-
●
●
▲
p.40
-
●
-
▲
p.41
Macro Mode
Infinity Mode
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
* Default value.
● Setting available.
▲ Selectable for first frame only.
p.36
p.35
Shooting
Adjusting the Image Quality
Images can be recorded at the following quality (resolution and
compression) settings.
Super-Fine / Large
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
Fine / Large
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
Fine / Small
(640 x 480 pixels)
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
• Available with the , ,
and
modes. (
: selectable for
the first image only)
button several times
• Press the
until the Setup menu displays
(➜ p. 59).
or
button to select .
• Use the
button to choose the
• Press the
quality fuinction.
or
button to choose a
• Use the
quality setting. Then press the
button to select the chosen quality.
Approximate File Size of One Image
Image Quality
File Size
1458 KB
580 KB
153 KB
* These figures reflect standard shooting conditions
established by Canon. Actual totals may vary according to
the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.
• Image quality settings are retained even when the shooting
mode is changed, except for
mode.
• See page 17 regarding available CF card types and their
estimated capacities.
• The image quality settings are saved when the power is turned off.
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Shooting
Using the Flash
Auto
The flash fires automatically as required by the light level.
Red-Eye
Reduction
A series of flashes are fired to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
On
A flash fires with every shot.
Off
A flash will not fire.
The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds.
Slow-Synchro This reduces the chance that the background will be
dark when shots are taken at night or in rooms with
artificial lighting. Use of a tripod is recommended.
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
1. Available with the
and
modes.
●
●
-
●
●
●
●
●
,
●
●
●
●
●
,
,
▲
▲
▲
● Setting available.
▲ Can be selected for first image only.
• Press the button to cycle through
the flash settings.
• The flash mode may be adjusted while information about the
current settings is displayed on the LCD monitor (➜ p. 26).
When the image information is not displayed, you can press any
of the , / or / buttons to activate the display.
• The flash can be fired when the upper indicator glows a steady
red.
• The flash takes approximately 10 seconds to charge. Recharging
time may vary with the state of the battery charge.
Shooting
Red-Eye Reduction
The red-eye phenomenon is caused by light reflected from the blood
vessels in the back of the eye; the effect is most often seen when using a
flash to photograph people in dimly lit environments. This phenomenon
can be prevented by recording in the
red-eye reduction mode. The
red-eye reduction flash will fire when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, helping to reduce the chance that eyes will appear red.
• Please note that a slow shutter speed will be selected in dark
places when the flash is set to off. Be careful to avoid camera
blur under these conditions.
- When shooting in
mode, be extremely careful to hold the
camera still to avoid camera blur.
- Always fix the camera to a tripod to shoot in , ,
and
modes since the shutter speed is slower than in
mode. If
an image shot in
mode is dark, re-shooting it in
mode
will produce a brighter image.
Using the Self-Timer
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
• Available with the ,
and
modes. (
for first image only)
, ,
: selectable
• Display .
• When the shutter button is pressed,
the self-timer indicator will flash and
the shutter will activate after 10
seconds. The flashing will accelerate
two seconds before the picture is
taken.
• The self-timer mode may be set while information about the
current settings is displayed on the LCD monitor (➜ p. 26).
When the image information is not displayed, you can press any
of the , / or / buttons to activate the display.
• To switch off the self-timer, press the
again.
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Shooting
Shooting Continuously
• Available with the
and
modes.
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
• Display .
• The camera will shoot continuously at
approximately 2 images per second*
(with the LCD monitor off) while the
shutter button is held down.
Recording ceases when the shutter
button is released.
* This figure reflects standard shooting
conditions established by Canon.
Actual figures may vary according to
the subject and shooting conditions.
• The continuous mode may be set while information about the
current settings is displayed on the LCD monitor (➜ p. 26).
When the image information is not displayed, you can press any
of the , / or / buttons to activate the display.
• Images may be recorded consecutively in continuous mode until
the CF card is full.
• The interval between shots may lengthen slightly when the
camera’s built-in memory becomes full.
Shooting
Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots
Macro Mode
Use this mode to record subjects in the range of 10
to 57 cm (4 to 22 in.) from the tip of the lens
when set to wide angle and in the range of 27 to
57 cm (11 to 22 in.) when set to telephoto.
Infinity Mode
Use this mode to record landscapes and distant
objects. It can also be used for compositions
combining both near and distant objects.
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
• Available with the
and
modes.
●
●
▲
●
●
,
●
●
,
,
▲
▲
Setting available.
Selectable for first image only.
• Display
or
.
• The macro/infinity modes may be set while information about
current settings is displayed on the LCD monitor (➜ p. 26). When
the image information is not displayed, you can press any of the
the , / or / buttons buttons to activate the display.
• Turning the power off will deselect the settings.
• In macro mode, the parallax phenomenon may cause images
composed with the optical viewfinder to be off-center. Use the
LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode.
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Shooting
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
An image can be under-exposed if the subject is backlit or
positioned in a bright location. Lights in night shots may also
appear too bright. To avoid under-exposing the image, use the
exposure compensation function.
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
and
• Available with the , ,
modes. (
: selectable for
the first image only)
• Press the
button several times
until the +/- (Exp.) menu displays
(➜ p. 28).
or
button to select a
• Use the
setting.
• A shot can be taken immediately
after. The menu will reappear after
the shot, allowing you to adjust the
setting.
• The selected exposure compensation setting will remain
effective even after the power is turned off.
Shooting
Setting the White Balance
Setting the white balance to match the dominant light source
when shooting will adjust the coloring of the image to the
correct settings for the prevailing light conditions.
Auto
Settings are automatically selected by the camera.
Daylight
Use this setting for recording outdoors on a bright day.
Cloudy
Use this setting for overcast, shaded, twilight or
evening skies.
Tungsten
Use this setting for recording under tungsten lighting.
Fluorescent
User this setting for recording under fluorescent lighting
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
• Available with the
,
and
modes. (
: selectable for the
first image only)
button several times
• Press the
until the White Balance menu
displays (➜ p. 28).
or
button to select a
• Use the
setting.
• A shot can be taken immediately
after. The menu will reappear after
the shot, allowing you to adjust the
setting.
• The selected white balance setting will remain effective even
after the power is turned off.
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Shooting
Shooting in Stitch Assist Mode
Stitch Assist mode can be used to shoot images, which overlap,
and which can later be merged to create one panoramic image
on a computer.
The overlapping seams of
several adjacent images
can be joined into a single
panoramic image.
• To merge the images on the computer, use PhotoStitch, one of
the supplied programs.
Framing a Subject
The PhotoStitch program detects the overlapping portions of
adjoining images and merges them. When shooting, try to
include a distinctive item (landmark) in the overlapping portions.
• Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 - 50% of the adjoining
image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment to less than 10% of
the image height.
• Do not include moving items in the overlap.
• Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close
items. Objects may appear warped or doubled up.
Shooting
• Make the brightness in each image consistent. The final image
will appear unnatural if the difference in brightness is too great.
For good results, pan (swivel) the
camera to take successive shots.
To shoot close-ups, slide the camera
over the subject, keeping it parallel as
you move.
Shooting
Images can be shot in two sequences.
Left to right horizontally
Right to left horizontally
Select a shooting mode
(➜ p. 33)
Left to right horizontally
• Shoot the first frame in the series.
• The exposure and white balance
settings are set and locked with the
first image. Successive images use
the same settings.
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Shooting
Shoot the second image
• Compose the second image so that
it overlaps a portion of the first and
shoot.
or
button allows
• Pressing the
you to check the images that have
been recorded.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapping
portions can be corrected when the
images are stitched together.
Shoot the third image
• Repeat the procedure for additional
images. A sequence may contain up
to 26 images.
button to close Stitch
• Press the
Assist mode.
• The zoom, flash ( / / ), image quality, exposure
compensation, white balance and macro/infinity mode ( / )
settings can only be adjusted for the first image. The remaining
images use the same settings. Additional images use the same
settings.
• The digital zoom, certain flash settings ( / ) and continuous
shooting mode cannot be used with the Stitch Assist mode.
• A TV monitor cannot be used when shooting in Stitch Assist mode.
Shooting
Shooting/Replaying with a TV Monitor
A TV monitor can be used to shoot or replay images when it is
connected to the camera via the supplied video cable (VC-200).
Always turn the camera and TV power off when attaching or
detaching the video cable.
• After the cable has been attached, turn on the TV and switch it to
the Video mode.
• Turn the camera power on and use the mode switch to select the
shooting or replay mode. You can use the normal procedures to
shoot or replay images.
• If the image does not appear on the TV when shooting, press the
button.
• TV monitors cannot be used in Stitch Assist mode.
• Images will not appear in the camera’s LCD monitor when the
TV is used as the monitor.
• Due to different video signal standards [NTSC/PAL], a camera
purchased in one region may not display images properly when
connected to a TV from another region.
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Replaying/Erasing
Displaying Images Singly (Single Image Replay)
• The last recorded
image will
appear in the
display (single
image replay).
button to switch the
• Press the
display to the previous image. The
button switches to the next image.
Hold down the button to advance
through the images more rapidly.
Images will appear coarser at the
faster speed.
Zooming an Image
• An image can be magnified
approximately 2.5 times in the single
image replay mode.
Approximate
Location of the
Magnified Area
or
button to move the
• Use the
selection area around the image.
to
• Press the zoom lever towards
reset the zoom setting to normal.
• You can erase the displayed image with a shortcut by holding
down the
button and pressing the
button (➜ p. 21).
• A TV monitor can be used to replay images (➜ p. 45).
Replaying/Erasing
Displaying Images in Sets of Nine
(Multi Image Replay)
• The last recorded image will appear
in the display (single image replay).
• A set of nine
images will
appear in the
display (multi
image replay).
Selected Image
• You can change the image selection
or
button. Pressing
with the
the zoom lever towards will cause
the selected image to fill the display.
• You can erase the displayed image by holding down the
button and pressing the
button (➜ p. 21).
Switching between Sets of Nine Images
• Successive
sets of nine
images can
be shown in
the display.
button to display the
• Press the
previous set of nine images. The
button displays the next set of nine.
• Pressing the zoom lever towards
returns the display to the multi image
replay mode.
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Replaying/Erasing
Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated 90º or 270º clockwise in the display.
0º (Original)
90º
270º
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• Cycle between the 90º/270º/0º
orientation each time you press the
button.
• Press the
button several times
until the replay screen reappears.
• If an image has been rotated in the camera before being loaded
onto a computer, the particular software in use will determine
whether or not the rotation settings are retained.
Replaying/Erasing
Automating Playback (Auto Play)
All of the images on a CF card can be displayed one-by-one
automatically with the auto play function. Each image is displayed
for approximately 3 seconds.
or
• Use the
then press the
button to select
button.
• The camera will read the images on
the CF card and start auto play.
• As with the single image display
or
button
mode, pressing the
during auto play will advance through
the images more rapidly.
• The display interval may vary for
some images.
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Replaying/Erasing
Pausing and Resuming Auto Play
• Pressing the
button temporarily
pauses auto play. Press the
button again to resume auto play.
or
button is pressed
• If the
while auto play is paused, the display
can be switched to the previous or
next image, respectively.
or
button to
• Hold down the
advance through the images more
rapidly.
Stopping Auto Play
Replaying/Erasing
Protecting Images
You can protect important images to prevent their accidental erasure.
• Use the
or
then press
.
button to select
or
button to select an
• Use the
button to
image. Press the
protect it.
button protects the
• Pressing the
button is pressed a
image. If the
second time, the protection is
removed.
Protected
Icon
• Press the
button several times
until the replay screen reappears.
• Please note that even protected images are erased when a CF
card is reformatted.
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Replaying/Erasing
Print Settings (DPOF Settings)
Images on a CF card can be individually selected for printing in a
specified number of copies. The print type and date or file number
printing options can also be selected. These settings are compatible
with Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards so that images can
be printed conveniently on DPOF compliant digital printers or at
participating photo labs.
Displaying the Print Settings Menu
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• The following settings can be
adjusted in the Print Order menu.
[Order]: Selecting Images for Printing
➜ p. 54
[Set up]: Setting the Print Style
➜ p. 53
[Reset]: Resetting Print Settings
➜ p. 56
• The
mark will display on images that have had print marks
set by another DPOF-compliant camera. These settings will be
overwritten by any settings set by your camera.
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Replaying/Erasing
Setting the Print Style
The following settings can be selected.
Standard Prints one image per page.
Print Type
Index
Both
Prints the selected images in a single sheet.
Prints the images in both standard and index
formats.
Date
Adds the date to the print.
File No.
Adds the file number to the print.
Display the Print Settings
menu (➜ p. 52).
• Use the
[Set up].
or
button to select
• Use the
or .
or
button to select
• Use the
or
button to select a
button.
setting. Press the
,
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Replaying/Erasing
(Print Type)
You may select [Standard], [Index] or
[Both] options.
(Date)
You may select either [On] or [Off].
(File No.)
You may select either [On] or [Off].
button several times
• Press the
until the replay screen reappears.
• The date is printed in the format selected in the date format
field of the Set Date/Time menu.
• The date and file number options cannot both be set to On
when [Index] is selected as the print type.
Selecting Images for Printing
Display the Print Settings
menu (➜ p. 52).
• Use the
[Order].
or
button to select
Replaying/Erasing
The selection method will vary according to the print type ( ) (➜ p. 53).
Standard/Both
• Use the
or
button to select an
image.
• You can use the zoom lever to switch
between the single image and multi
image (3 images) display.
Number of Print Copies
button displays the
• Pressing the
34icon so that the number of print
copies can be specified. Pressing the
button a second time causes the
34icon to disappear and restores
the image selection mode.
or
button to select the
• Use the
number of copies. The maximum is
99 copies.
button several times
• Press the
until the replay screen reappears.
Index
• Use the
image.
Check Mark for Index
Printing
or
button to select an
button causes a
• Pressing the
check mark icon to appear. Pressing
button a second time
the
deselects the image.
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Replaying/Erasing
• Press the
button several times
until the replay screen reappears.
• Images are printed in the order of the oldest image to the newest.
• When the print type is set to [Both] and both the date and file
number are set to [On], only the file number will print on the
index sheet.
• The output of some printers or developing labs may not reflect
the specified print settings.
Resetting Print Settings
Resetting the print settings removes them from all the selected
images and resets the print type to [Standard], the date setting to
[Off] and the file number setting to [Off].
Display the Print Settings
menu (➜ p. 52).
• Use the
[Reset].
or
button to select
or
button to select
• Use the
[OK].
• To cancel instead of resetting, select
[Cancel].
Replaying/Erasing
Erasing Images
Erasing Images Singly
• Please note that erased images
cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing a
file.
• Protected images cannot be erased
with this function.
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
or
button to select the
• Use the
image you wish to erase.
• Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
• To cancel instead of erasing, select
[Cancel].
• Images can also be erased using a shortcut (➜ p. 21).
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Replaying/Erasing
Erasing All Images
• Please note that erased images
cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing a
file.
• Protected images cannot be erased
with this function.
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
• To cancel the command, select
[Cancel].
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Camera Settings
Displaying the Setup Menu
The Setup menu is used to adjust the camera settings. The procedure
for displaying the Setup menu is slightly different for each shooting
mode (p. 33). Use the procedures shown below.
Please see page 35 for instructions on changing the image quality
settings.
• The Setup menu can be displayed in
the
mode, but not the
mode.
• Press the
button until the
Setup menu displays.
• After adjusting the settings, press the
button again to close the
menu.
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Camera Settings
Switching the Digital Zoom On/Off
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
[On] or [Off].
button to select
• This function is not available in the
or
mode.
Camera Settings
Resetting the File Number
You can select the method which the camera uses to assign file
numbers with the File No. Reset function.
On
The starting file number is reset to 100-0001 each time a new CF card is
inserted. New images recorded on previously recorded CF cards with
existing files are assigned the next available number.
Off
The file number of the last recorded image is saved so that the next
image recorded on any CF card, including a new one, is assigned the
next available number.
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
[On] or [Off].
button to select
• Shooting with the File No. Reset set to Off is useful for avoiding
file name duplication when the images are uploaded to a
computer and organized in a single directory or album.
About File Numbers
• Images are assigned individual frame numbers ranging from 0001 to
9900 and organized in folders containing up to 100 images. The
folders are assigned names from 100 to 998. (Folder numbers cannot
contain 99 in the last two digits.)
• Since images shot in ,
or
are always saved into the same
folder, some folders may contain 101 or more images.
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Camera Settings
Saving the Shooting Mode Setting
You can select whether or not to save the shooting mode settings
when the camera is turned off. When set to [Last], the current
shooting mode setting will still be effective when the camera is
turned on again.
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
or
• Use the
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
button to select
[Last] or [Auto].
• When [Auto] is selected, the shooting setting will reset to
when the camera power is turned on the next time.
Camera Settings
Switching the Beep On/Off
A beep sounds for confirmation purposes when the shutter button is
pressed or a camera setting is changed. The beep can be turned off.
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
or
• Use the
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
[On] or [Off].
button to select
• The warning beep is not controlled by this setting and will still
sound.
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Camera Settings
Switching the Auto Power Down Function On/Off
The auto power down function can be set to automatically turn the
camera power off after a set period of time passes without the
camera being used.
On
The camera shuts off after approximately 3 minutes in shooting mode or
approximately 5 minutes in replay mode if the camera is not used. Press
the main switch to restore power.
Off
If it is on, the LCD monitor shuts off after approximately 3 minutes in the
shooting mode if the camera is not used. Pressing any button other than
the main switch will turn the LCD monitor on again.
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
[On] or [Off].
button to select
• The auto power down function will not activate while the
camera is in auto play mode.
Camera Settings
Formatting CF Cards
New CF cards must be formatted in accordance with the following
procedures before use.
• Please note that formatting a CF card erases all its data,
including protected images and other types of data.
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
• Use the
or
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
button to select
[OK].
• To cancel formatting, select [Cancel].
• When the camera is not operating as expected, reformatting
the CF card may solve the problem.
• When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting
it may solve the problem.
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Camera Settings
Setting the Language
The language in which menus and messages are displayed can be
selected with this function.
Display the Setup menu
(➜ p. 59)
or
• Use the
then press the
button to select
button.
• Use the
or
language.
button to select a
• The Language menu can also be displayed in replay mode by
holding down the SET button and pressing the MENU button.
• The Language menu may appear differently on cameras in some
regions.
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Care and Maintenance of the Camera
Use the following procedures to clean the camera body, lens,
viewfinder and LCD monitor.
• Never use thinners, benzene, synthetic cleansers 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 synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens.
• If dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support
Help Desk (see the back of this guide).
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary, gently
wipe the viewfinder 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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Appendices
Troubleshooting
Camera will not operate
Cause
Power is not on
Battery cover or CF
card cover opened
Insufficient battery
voltage
Poor contact between
battery pack and
camera terminals
Solution
• Press the main switch for a few
moments.
• Close the battery cover or CF card
cover and then press the main
switch again to turn the camera off.
• Insert a fully charged battery pack.
• Use an approved AC power source.
• Wipe the battery terminals with a
clean, dry cloth.
Camera will not record
Cause
Mode switch is set to
(Replay)
Flash is charging
Solution
• Slide the mode switch to the
(Shooting) position.
• Wait until the flash charges. When
the indicator glows red you can
press the shutter button.
CF card full
• Replace the CF card.
• If necessary, download the images
to a computer and then erase all or
some of the card’s images to create
space.
CF card not formatted • Format CF card. See Formatting a CF
correctly
Card (➜ p. 65).
• If reformatting does not work, the CF
card logic circuits may be faulty or
damaged. Contact the nearest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
Appendices
Lens will not retract
Cause
Battery cover or CF
card cover opened
with main switch
turned on
Battery cover or CF
card cover opened
while camera was
recording to the CF
card (warning signal
sounds)
Solution
• Close the battery cover or CF card
cover and then press the main
switch again to turn the camera off.
• Close the battery cover or CF card
cover and then press the main
switch to turn the camera off.
Battery pack consumed quickly
Cause
Solution
Battery pack capacity • Fully charge and discharge the
reduced because of
battery pack several times to restore
disuse for an extended its capacity.
period of time, such as
one year
Battery pack will not charge
Cause
Battery pack life
exceeded
Poor connection
between battery pack
and battery charger
Solution
• Replace battery pack with a new
one.
• Seat the battery pack more firmly in
the charger.
• Plug the battery charger all the way
into the electrical outlet.
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Image is blurred, out of focus, or not as expected
Cause
Solution
• Be careful not to move the camera
when pressing the shutter button.
Subject is out of focal • Ensure that there is at least 57 cm
(22 in.) between the camera lens
range
and subject.
• Use the macro mode to shoot closeups between 10 and 57 cm (4 and
22 in.) from the lens when set to
wide angle and between 27 and 57
cm (11 and 22 in.) when set to
telephoto.
• Use the infinity mode to shoot
distant subjects.
Autofocus function is • Be careful not to block the AF
auxiliary light emitter with your
hampered by
something obstructing fingers or other items.
the AF auxiliary light
emitter
Camera moved
Subject is too dark in image
Cause
Solution
Insufficient light for
• Set the flash to On.
shooting
Subject is much darker • Set the exposure compensation to a
than its surroundings
positive (+) setting.
• Shoot within 27 cm to 3 m (11 in.
Subject is too far
away for flash to
to 10 ft.) of the subject at the
reach
maximum wide angle or 27 cm to 2
m (11 in. to 7 ft.) of the subject at
the maximum telephoto setting
when using the flash.
Appendices
Subject is too bright
Cause
Subject is too close
Solution
• When using the flash, stay 27 cm to
3 m (11 in. to 10 ft.) from the
subject at the maximum wide angle
or 27 cm to 2 m (11 in. to 7 ft.)
from the subject at the maximum
telephoto setting.
• Adjust the exposure compensation
to a negative (-) setting.
Subject is much
brighter than its
surroundings
Light is shining directly • Change the shooting angle.
on subject or reflected
off subject onto
camera
• Set the flash to Auto or Off.
Flash is set to On
Flash will not fire
Cause
Flash is set to Off
Solution
• Set the flash to Auto or On.
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Appendices
List of Messages
The following messages may appear in the LCD monitor.
Busy...:
Image is being recorded to, or read
from, CF card
No CF card:
You attempted to shoot or replay
images without a CF card installed.
Cannot record!:
You attempted to shoot an image
without a CF card installed.
CF card error:
CF card has experienced an anomaly.
CF card full:
CF card is too full to accommodate
more images or print settings.
Naming error!:
The file could not be created because
there is a file with the same name as
the directory that the camera is
attempting to create, or the highest
possible file number has already been
reached. Save all the images you
wish to retain onto a computer, then
reformat the CF card. Please note
that formatting will erase all the
existing images and other data.
Change the battery pack: Battery charge is insufficient to
operate the camera. Charge the
battery pack immediately.
No image:
No images recorded on CF card.
Image too large:
You attempted to replay an image
larger than 3200 x 2400 pixels.
Incompatible JPEG format: You attempted to replay an
incompatible JPEG file.
Appendices
Corrupted Data:
You attempted to replay an image
with corrupted data.
CCD RAW:
You attempted to replay a CCD RAW
image.
Unidentified Image:
You attempted to replay an image that
was recorded in a special format
(proprietary format used by the camera
of another manufacturer, etc.).
Cannot magnify!:
You attempted to magnify an image
which was photographed with another
camera, recorded in a different format,
or edited on a computer.
Cannot rotate:
You attempted to rotate an image
which was photographed with another
camera, recorded in a different format,
or edited on a computer.
Protected!:
You attempted to erase a protected
image.
Too many marks:
Too many images have been marked
for printing. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!:
Failed to save print settings.
Exx:
(xx: number) Camera malfunction.
Turn the power off and then back
on, then shoot or replay. Problem
exists if error code reappears. Note
the number and contact 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
replay mode.
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Appendices
Specifications
PowerShot S100 DIGITAL ELPH / DIGITAL IXUS
Image Sensor:
Image Quality:
Recording Media:
Image Format:
Sensitivity:
Lens:
Digital Teleconverter:
Focusing Range:
Viewfinder:
Metering Method:
Focusing Method:
Auto Exposure Method:
White Balance Control:
Shutter:
Shutter Speed:
Flash:
Flash Range:
Camera Modes:
Approx. 2.11 million-pixel
1/2.7 inch charge coupled device
(effective pixels: approx. 2.02 million)
Super-Fine / Large (1600 x 1200 pixels)
Fine / Large (1600 x 1200 pixels)
Fine / Small (640 x 480 pixels)
CompactFlash™ Card (Type I)
Design rule for Camera File System
(Images / Thumbnails: JPEG)
Equivalent to ISO 100
5.4 - 10.8 mm
(35 mm film equivalent: 35 - 70 mm)
F 2.8 (wide angle) - F4.0 (telephoto)
2x / 4x
Standard: 57 cm - ∞ (22 in. - ∞)
Macro: 10 - 57 cm (4 - 22 in.) (wide angle)
27 - 57 cm (11 - 22 in.) (telephoto)
Real-image optical viewfinder
1.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon
TFT LCD
Center weighted metering
TTL 3 point AiAF
TTL program AE
TTL auto / manual
Mechanical + electronic
1 - 1/1500 sec. (1-sec. for Slow-Synchro mode and
manual mode with flash set to Off)
Built-in (Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, SlowSynchro)
27 cm - 3 m (11 in. - 10 ft.) (wide angle)
27 cm - 2 m (11 in. - 7 ft.) (telephoto)
Shooting / Replay
Appendices
Interface:
Power Supply:
USB / CF Card Slot (Type I) / Video Out
Battery Pack NB-1L
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS300 (with DC
Coupler DR-300)
Operating Temperatures:
0 - 40 ºC (32 - 104 ºF)
Operating Humidity:
10 - 90%
Dimensions:
87.0 x 57.0 x 26.9 mm (3.4 x 2.2 x 1.1 in.)
excluding protrusion
Weight:
Approx. 190 g (6.7 oz.) excluding battery and CF
card
Battery Pack NB-1L
Type:
Rechargeable lithium ion cell
Rated Voltage:
3.7 V
Rated Amperage:
680 mAh
Life-span:
Approx. 300 charge cycles
Operating Temperatures:
0 - 40 ºC (32 - 104 ºF)
Dimensions:
32.3 x 49.8 x 10.6 mm (1.3 x 1.9 x 0.4 in.)
Weight:
Approx. 29 g ( 1.0 oz.)
Battery Charger
CB-2L
CB-2LE
Input Voltage:
AC 100 - 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output:
4.2 V / 0.58 A
4.2 V / 0.65 A
Rated Input:
7.5 VA (100 V)
12.5 VA (240 V)
Operating Temperatures:
0 - 40 ºC (32 - 104 ºF)
Dimensions :
65 x 105 x 36 mm (2.6 x 4.1 x 1.4 in.)
Weight:
Approx.110 g ( 3.9 oz.)
Approx.95 g ( 3.4 oz.)
CompactFlash™Card
Card Slot Type:
Type I
Dimensions:
36.4 x 42.8 x 3.3 mm (1.4 x 1.7 x 0.1 in.)
Weight:
Approx. 10 g ( 0.4 oz.)
* All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change
without notice.
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Appendices
Index
A
AC Adapter 16
Autofocus 24
Auto Mode 33
Auto Play 49
Auto Power Down
On/Off 64
E
Erasing 57
Erasing All Images 58
Erasing Images Singly 57
Erasing the Displayed Image
21
Exposure 40
22
B
F
Battery
AC Power Supply 16
Handling 13
Installing 14
Performance 15
Recharging 12
Battery Pack 12
Beep 63
Black and White Mode 33
I
Image Quality 35
Indicator 11
Infinity Mode 39
Information Display
26
L
C
Camera Settings 59
Care and Maintenance 67
CF Card
Capacity 17
Formatting 65
Handling 18
Installing 17
Continuous Shooting 38
D
Date and Time 19
Digital Zoom 32, 60
Displaying Information
DPOF 52
File Number 61
Flash 35
Focus Lock 24
26
Language Settings 66
LCD Monitor 10
Menus/ Switching between
Display Modes 28
Using 25
M
Macro Mode 39
Main Switch 11, 22
Magnifying Images 46
Manual Mode 33
Mode Switch 11, 23
Multi Image Replay 47
Appendices
O
Optical Viewfinder
T
23
P
31
V
Power On/Off 22
Pressing Fully 30
Pressing Halfway 30
Print Settings 52
Selecting 54
Print Style 53
Resetting Print Settings
56
Protecting Images 51
R
Red-Eye Reduction
Replay 21, 46
TV Monitor 45
Rotate 48
Telephoto
36
S
Self-Timer 37
Setup Menu 59
Shooting 20, 33
TV Monitor 45
Functions Available in each
Shooting Mode 34
List of Modes 33
Saving the Shooting Mode
Setting 62
Selecting 33
Shutter Button 11, 30
Pressing Fully 30
Pressing Halfway 30
Single Image Replay 46
Stitch Assist Mode 42
Video Cable VC-200
Viewfinder 23
W
White Balance 41
Wide Angle 31
Wrist Strap 18
Z
Zoom 31
Zooming Images 46
Zoom Lever 11, 31
45
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Canon Customer Support
Canon Inc.
30-2 Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo
146-8501, Japan
NORTH AMERICA
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon Customer Care Center
Phone (US): 1-800-828-4040
(Available Mon. - Fri., 9 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time)
Canon Canada Inc.
Phone (Canada): 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
(24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
EUROPE
Europe, Africa & Middle East
Canon Europa N.V.
PO Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Canon (UK) Ltd.
Helpdesk
Tel No.: 08705 143 723 (Calls may be recorded.)
Fax No.: 08705 143 340 BBS No.: 08705 143 350
Canon France S.A.
Hotline : 01.41.99.70.70
Tél : 01.41.99.77.77 Télécopie : 01.41.99.79.51
Canon Photo Vidéo France S.A.
Hotline : 01.49.04.01.00
Télécopie : 01.49.04.01.01
Canon Deutschland GmbH
Canon-Hotline-Service
Customer-Support: (02151) 349-555
Telefax: (02151) 349-588
Info-Desk Tel: (02151) 349-566
Info-Desk Fax : (02151) 349-599
Mailbox : (02151) 349-577
Appendices
Canon Euro-Photo GmbH
Customer-Support: (02154) 495-610
Info-Desk: (02154) 495-444
Fax: (02154) 495-333
Canon Italia S.p.A.
Pronto Canon : 02 8249 2000
BBS : 02 8249 2099
Canon Belgium N.V. / S.A.
Helpdesk: 0900-10627
Tel.: (02) 722.04.11 Fax: (02) 721.32.74
Canon Luxembourg S.A.
Tel.: (352) 48 47 961
Fax: (352) 48 47 96232
Canon Nederland N.V.
Helpdesk: 023 - 5 681 681
Tel.: 023 - 5 670 123 Fax: 023 - 5 670 124
Canon Danmark A/S
Hotline: 44 88 26 66
Canon España S.A.
Help Desk: 906 301 255
Tel: (91) 538 45 00 Fax: (91) 411 41 76
E-mail: helpdesk@btlink.net
Canon Norge as
Tlf. 22 62 93 21 Faks: 22 62 06 15
E-mail: helpdesk@canon.no
Finland
Canon OY
Puhelin: 010 54420 Fax: 010 544 4571
Help Desk: 0600 0 22606 (14,80 mk/min+pvm)
Help Desk: 0600 0 22666 (enint. 40mk/puhelu+pvm)
Sähköposti: helpdesk@canon.fi
Canon (Schweiz) AG
Tel. 01-835-6161, Fax 01-835-6860
Hotline 0900 57 55 20
Canon Svenska AB
Stensätravägen 13, S-127 88, Skärholmen, Sweden
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Austria
Canon GmbH
Zetschegasse 11, 1232 Wien, Austria
Tel: 01 680 88-0
Fax: 01 680 88-222
OCEANIA
Canon Australia Pty. Ltd.
Info-Line: (02) 9805 2864
Canon New Zealand Ltd.
Info-Line: 0900-522666
ASIA
Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
79 Anson Road, #09-01 / 06, Singapore 079906
Phone: (65) 532 4400 Fax: (65) 221 7577
Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd.
9/F, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Phone: 852-2739-0802 Fax: 852-2369-7701
Canon Marketing Services
No.1 Jalan Kilang Timor, #09-00, Pacific Tech Centre,
Singapore 159303
Phone: (65) 799 8888 Fax: (65) 273 3317
Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Wisma General Lumber, Block D, Peremba Square,
Saujana Resort, Section U2, 40150,
Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Phone: (60) 3 744 6000, (60) 3 745 0055
Fax: (60) 3 745 0505
Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
10th Floor, Bangkok City Tower,
179/34-45 South Sathorn Road,
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Phone: (662) 344 9999
Fax: (662) 344 9910
Canon Marketing (Hongkong) Co., Ltd.
10/F, Mirror Tower, 61 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East
Kowloon HongKong
Phone: 852-2170-2828
Fax: 852-2723-9684
FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1001)
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.
Use of shielded cable is required 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 MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN
INTERFERENCE CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.
Règlementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE DE LA CLASSE B RESPECTE TOUTES LES EXIGENCES DU
REGLEMENT SUR LE MATERIEL BROUILLEUR DU CANADA.
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