Cov-Basic.fm Page 1 Tuesday, January 10, 2006 12:31 PM ENGLISH Preparations Shooting Playback/Erasing Menus and Settings Printing Downloading Images to a Computer Basic Camera User Guide Please Read This First This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features. XXX-XXXX-XXX XXXXXXX © 2006 CANON INC. PRINTED IN XXXX Flowchart and Reference Guides The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary according to the flowchart below. For information on included items and items sold separately System Map Preparations • Charging the battery • Installing the battery and memory card • Setting the date, time and language Shooting Playback/Erasing Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) • Read this first. Menus and Settings Handling precautions, references to the various shooting and playback functions Printing • Installing the software • Downloading images to a computer • Using the software Advanced Camera User Guide Direct Print User Guide Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) Software Starter Guide In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is called the Basic Guide, and the Advanced Camera User Guide is called the Advanced Guide. Also, "battery" refers to the battery pack. Viewing the PDF Manuals Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed to view the PDF Manuals. If this software is not installed in your computer, access the following web site and download the software. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html Preparations 1. Charging the Battery. Preparations Charge the battery before use under the following circumstances. • When using the battery for the first time. • When the "Change the battery pack" message displays. 1. Insert the battery into the battery charger. 2. Plug the battery charger (CB-2LX) into a power outlet, or attach the power cord to the battery charger (CB-2LXE) and plug it into a power outlet. • Battery charger model names and types vary by region. The charge indicator will light orange while the battery is charging. It will change to green when the charge is complete. Charging takes approximately 2 hours 5 minutes. Align these symbols Charge Indicator For CB-2LX For CB-2LXE To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than 24 hours continuously. See the Advanced Guide: Battery Handling (p. 111) 1 2. Installing the Battery. 1. Slide the memory card slot/battery cover and open it ( , ). 2. Push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow ( ) and insert the battery until it locks. To remove the battery, push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow ( ) and hold it while pulling the battery out. Battery Lock 3. Inserting the Memory Card. 1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 2. Close the memory card slot/battery cover ( , ). Back Ensure that the memory card is correctly oriented before inserting it in the camera. It may damage the camera if inserted incorrectly. See the Advanced Guide: Handling the Memory Card (p. 113) See the Advanced Guide: Formatting Memory Cards (p. 32) 2 To Remove the Memory Card Use a finger to push the memory card in until you hear a click, then release it. *SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system. Preparations You can use SD* memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. 3 First Time Settings Setting the Date/Time 1. Press the power button ( ). 2. Use the or button to select an item and the or button to change its value ( ). To set the daylight saving option, use the or button to display . 3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press the FUNC./SET button ( ). The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 13). • A rechargeable lithium battery is built into the camera to save such settings as the date/time. This battery charges when the main battery is in the camera. When you purchase the camera, place the main battery in it for approximately four hours or use AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (sold separately) to charge the lithium battery. It will charge even if the camera is turned off. • The date/time settings may be lost after approximately three weeks if you remove the main battery. Reset the date/time settings if this occurs. See the Advanced Guide: Setting the World Clock (p. 23). Setting the Display Language 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback). 2. Hold down the FUNC./SET button and press the MENU button. 3. Use the , , or button to select a language and press the FUNC./SET button. The display language can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 13). 4 Shooting 1. Press the power button. 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. • To switch to the setting that mutes all sounds (except for the warning sound), press and hold the DISP. button while pressing the power button. See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 15) See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 22) See the Advanced Guide: Set up Menu (p. 28) See the Advanced Guide: My Camera Menu (p. 30) Shooting 2. Turn the mode dial to (Auto). 3. Aim the camera at the subject. 4. Focus and shoot. 1. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. When the camera focuses, the camera beeps twice and the indicator lights green. Indicators 5 2. Press the shutter button fully to shoot. The shutter sound will play and the image will record. The indicator will blink green while the image is recorded to the memory card. Î See Basic Shooting Functions (p. 6). Î See the Advanced Guide: Indicators (p. 22). Î See the Advanced Guide: How to Use the IS Mode (p. 35). Î See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods available. Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds. You can continue to display images regardless of the review duration setting with the following procedures. • Keeping the shutter button pressed after a shot. • Pressing the FUNC./SET or DISP. button while the image is displayed in the LCD monitor. To stop displaying the image, press the shutter button halfway. Î See the Advanced Guide: Review (p. 27). Î See Basic Erasing (p. 11). Basic Shooting Functions Selecting a Shooting Mode 1. Turn the mode dial to the desired mode ( ). In the , and modes, press the FUNC./SET button ( ) and use the or button to select a shooting mode ( ), then press the FUNC./SET button ( ). 6 Shooting Modes AUTO The camera automatically selects settings. Manual Allows you to select settings yourself, such as the exposure compensation, white balance, my colors or ISO speed. Digital Macro Allows you to shoot when the distance from the lens (at maximum wide angle) to the subject is within 2 – 60 cm (0.79 in. – 2.0 ft.). The subject can be shown larger than in standard macro mode because the camera trims the image MANUAL edges and zooms in with the digital zoom. See the Advanced Guide (p. 37). Stitch Assist Allows you to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a See the Advanced Guide (p. 47). computer. Kids&Pets Allows you to capture subjects SPECIAL that move around, SCENE such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities. Foliage Shoots trees and leaves—such as new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms—in vivid colors. 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. Shooting Portrait Produces a soft effect when photographing people. Indoor Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject's true color when shooting under florescent or tungsten lighting. Snow Shoots without a blue tinge and without making people appear dark against a snowy background. 7 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. Underwater Appropriate for shooting images with Waterproof Case WP-DC5 (sold separately). This mode uses an optimal SPECIAL white balance setting to reduce bluish tones and record SCENE images with a natural hue. Color Accent Use this option to have only the color specified in the LCD monitor remain and to transform all others to black and white. See the Advanced Guide (p. 63). MOVIE Color Swap Use this option to transform a color specified in the LCD monitor into another. See the Advanced Guide (p. 64). Shoots a movie when you press the shutter button. You can select from the following modes: [ Standard]; [ Fast Frame Rate] suitable for sports or fast motion; [ Compact] convenient for email attachments; [ Color Accent] for recording all colors in black and white except for the selected color; and [ Color Swap] for recording a selected color as a different color. See the Advanced Guide (p. 43). • The shutter speed is slow in mode. Always use a tripod to avoid camera shake. • In , , , , , , or mode, the ISO speed may increase and cause noise in the image depending on the scene being shot. • In mode, shoot with the subject 1 m (3.3 ft.) or more from the end of the lens. • To shoot underwater, install the camera in Waterproof Case WP-DC5 (sold separately). • We recommend you use Waterproof Case WP-DC5 for shooting at ski resorts or beaches. 8 Using the Zoom 1. Press the zoom lever toward or . The zoom can be adjusted from 35 – 140 mm (focal length) in 35mm film equivalent terms. Wide Angle: Zooms out from the subject. Telephoto: Zooms in on the subject. Using the Flash button to cycle through flash settings. 1. Press the Shooting Flash settings cannot be used in some shooting modes. Auto Auto Red-eye Reduction Red-eye Reduction On Red-eye reduction This feature reduces the effect of light reflecting back from the eyes and making them appear red. On Off Slow synchro Slow synchro The flash timing is adjusted to a slow shutter speed, allowing you to shoot night scenes. You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached to a tripod or other device if the camera shake warning icon appears. See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 131). 9 Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots / button to switch modes. 1. Press the To cancel the macro/infinity mode: press the remove or from the display. / button to These settings cannot be set in some shooting modes. Macro Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. Image Area at Minimum Shooting Distance from End of Lens to Subject • Maximum wide angle setting: 30 × 22 mm (1.2 × 0.87 in.) Minimum shooting distance: 2 cm (0.79 in.) • Maximum telephoto setting: 110 × 82 mm (4.3 × 3.2 in.) Minimum shooting distance: 40 cm (1.3 ft.) Infinity Use this mode to record subjects 3 m (9.8 ft.) or more from the end of the lens. • Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode since images composed with the viewfinder may be off-center. • The exposure may not be optimal when the flash is used in macro mode. See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 131). 10 Playback 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback) ( ). The last recorded image will appear in the LCD monitor. 2. Use the or button to display the image you wish to view ( ). Use the button to move to the previous image and the button to move the next image. Holding the button down advances the images more rapidly, but shows them less clearly. See the Advanced Guide for the various playback methods available 1. In the playback mode, use the or button to select an image to erase ( ) and press the button ( ). Playback/Erasing Erasing 2. Confirm that [Erase] is selected and press the FUNC./SET button ( ). To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel]. Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. See the Advanced Guide: Erasing All Images (p. 88). 11 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, Set up or My Camera menu. FUNC. Menu This menu sets many of the common shooting functions. Turn the mode dial to , , or . Press the FUNC./SET button. Use the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. Use the or button to select an option for the menu item. • You can select further options with the MENU button for some options. • After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again, allowing you to adjust the settings easily. Press the FUNC./SET button. See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 27). 12 Rec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera Menus Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with these menus. (Rec.) Menu (Set up) Menu (My Camera) Menu You can switch between menus or with the button when this part is selected. • This example shows the Rec. menu. • In playback mode, the Play, Print, Set up and My Camera menus display. Menus and Settings Press the MENU button. Use the or button to switch between menus. • You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus. Use the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. Use the or button to select an option. • Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after pressing the FUNC./SET button to display the next menu. Press the FUNC./SET button again to confirm the setting. Press the MENU button. See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 27). 13 Printing You can easily print by connecting the camera to a direct print compatible printer*1 with a cable and simply pressing the button on the camera. 1. Connect the camera to a Direct Print compatible printer and turn on the printer's power. Canon Brand Printers SELPHY CP Series Compact Photo Printers*2 Camera Interface Cable PIXMA Series/SELPHY DS Series Bubble Jet Printers *1 Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it with other PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-brand printers. *2 You can also use card photo printers such as the CP-10/CP-100/CP-200/CP-300. 14 2. Set the camera to the playback mode, turn on the power and confirm that , or is displayed in the upper left of the LCD monitor ( ). • The button will light blue. • The displayed icon will vary according to the printer model. 3. Use the or press the The button to select an image to print ( button ( ). ) and button will blink blue and printing will start. See the Advanced Guide: Setting the DPOF Print Settings (p. 89). See the Direct Print User Guide See the user guide for your printer Printing 15 Downloading Images to a Computer The following methods can be used to download images recorded by the camera to a computer. Some methods, depending on the OS used, may not be available. Please read System Requirements (p. 17) in advance. Camera to Computer Connection Supplied Software Install It Do Not Install It Computer Procedure Camera Procedure Computer Procedure z z – Windows 2000 z z Windows Me z z – – Windows XP z z z z z z Downloading Method OS Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) Mac OS X Computer System Requirements •Basic Guide (p. 17) •Software Starter Guide Connecting the Camera to •Basic Guide (p. 19) a Computer Downloading Images to •Basic Guide (pp. 20–21) a Computer •Software Starter Guide •Windows® XP and Mac OS X Users leaflet Using a Memory Card Reader A memory card reader can be used with all the operating systems listed above. See the Software Starter Guide for details. 16 System Requirements Please install the software on a computer meeting the following minimum requirements. Windows OS Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) Windows Me Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Windows XP (including Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2) Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports. CPU Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor RAM Windows 98 SE/Windows Me Windows 2000/Windows XP Interface USB Free Hard Disk Space • Canon Utilities - ZoomBrowser EX - PhotoStitch • Canon Camera TWAIN Driver • Canon Camera WIA Driver • ArcSoft PhotoStudio Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better 128 MB or more 256 MB or more 200 MB or more 40 MB or more 25 MB or more 25 MB or more 50 MB or more Macintosh Mac OS X (v10.2–v10.4) Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports. CPU PowerPC G3/G4/G5 RAM 256 MB or more Interface USB Free Hard Disk Space • Canon Utilities - ImageBrowser - PhotoStitch • ArcSoft PhotoStudio Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better 200 MB or more 40 MB or more 50 MB or more Downloading Images to a Computer OS 17 Preparing to Download Images Ensure that you install the software first before connecting the camera to the computer. Items to Prepare • Camera and computer • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera • Interface cable supplied with the camera 1. Install the software. 1. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the computer's CD-ROM drive. Double-click the [Canon Digital Camera Installer] icon in the CD-ROM window. When the installer panel appears, click [Install]. 2. Click [Easy Installation]. Select [Easy Installation] as the setup type and click [Next]. Proceed with the installation while reviewing installation settings. 3. When the installation is finished, the [Finish] or [Restart] button appears. Click the one that appears. When the installation is finished, click [OK]. 4. When the screen returns to the desktop display, remove the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk from the CD-ROM drive. 18 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. Lift up the left edge of the camera's DIGITAL terminal cover with a fingernail and plug the interface cable in all the way. USB Port DIGITAL Terminal Interface Cable Interface Cable 2. Turn the camera's mode dial to (playback) and turn on the power. The camera and computer will be able to communicate. 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 Always grasp the sides of the connector when disconnecting the interface cable from the camera's DIGITAL terminal. 19 Downloading Images to a Computer A window allowing you to set the preferences will appear when a connection is established between the camera and computer. 1. Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK] (first time only). If the window to the right does not appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [PowerShot IXY - IXUS - DV 6] and [CameraWindow]. 2. Download the images. • Download the images using the camera or the computer. • By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [My Pictures] folder. Downloading Images Using the Camera (p. 22). Downloading Images Using a Computer. By default, all images that have yet to be downloaded will download. You can set the type of image to download and the destination folder. Thumbnails (small versions) of the downloaded images will display in the ZoomBrowser EX Main Window. By default, the downloaded images are saved into subfolders according to their shooting dates. 20 Downloading Images to a Computer The following window will appear when you establish a connection between the camera and computer. If it fails to appear, click the [Canon CameraWindow] icon on the Dock (the bar which appears at the bottom of the desktop). 1. Download the images. • Download the images using the camera or the computer. • By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [Pictures] folder. Downloading Images Using the Camera (p. 22). Downloading Images Using a Computer. By default, all images that have yet to be downloaded will download. You can set the type of image to download and the destination folder. Thumbnails (small versions) of the downloaded images will display in the ImageBrowser Browser Window. By default, the downloaded images are saved into folders according to their shooting dates. Downloading Images to a Computer 21 Downloading Images Using the Camera (Direct Transfer) Use this method to download images using camera operations. Install the supplied software and adjust the computer settings before using this method for the first time (p. 18). All Images Transfers and saves all images to the computer. Transfers and saves to the computer only the New Images images that have not been previously transferred. Transfers and saves to the computer only the DPOF Trans. images with DPOF Transfer Order settings Images (Advanced Guide, p.92). Transfers and saves single images to the Select & Transfer computer as you view and select them. Transfers and saves single images to the computer as you view and select them. The Wallpaper transferred images display on the computer desktop. 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 , or and press the button. 2. Select • 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. 22 Select & Transfer/Wallpaper or and press the button (or the FUNC./SET button). 3. Select images to download and press the button (or the FUNC./SET button). 2. Select • The images will download. The button will blink blue while downloading is in progress. • Images can also be selected during index playback (Advanced Guide p.74). • Press the MENU button to return to the Direct Transfer menu. Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for a computer. On the Windows platform, the files are automatically created as BMP images. The option selected with the button is retained even when the camera's power is turned off. The previous setting will be in effect the next time the Direct Transfer menu is displayed. The image selection screen will appear directly when the [Select & Transfer] or the [Wallpaper] option was last selected. Downloading Images to a Computer 23 European Union (and EEA) only. This symbol indicates that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) and your national law. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved WEEE scheme or your household waste disposal service. For more information regarding return and recycling of WEEE products, please visit www.canon-europe.com/environment. (EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) 24 Safety Precautions Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below when using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical shock to yourself and others. Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the Advanced Camera User Guide. Warnings • Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. • Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. • Avoid dropping or subjecting the camera to severe impacts. Do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged. • Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxiousfumes. • Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. • Use only recommended batteries and accessories. • The battery charger and compact power adapter are designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it with other products or batteries. Caution • Do not sit with the camera in a back pocket as it may cause the camera to malfunction or damage the LCD monitor. Cov-Basic.fm Page 1 Tuesday, January 24, 2006 4:01 PM ENGLISH Preparations Shooting Playback/Erasing Menus and Settings Printing Downloading Images to a Computer Basic Camera User Guide Please Read This First This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features. CEL-SF6UA210 © 2006 CANON INC.