Canon A620 Digital Camera User Manual

ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Print/Transfer Settings
Viewing Images on a TV set
Customizing the Camera
Troubleshooting
Advanced Camera User Guide
CEL-SF3C210
© 2005 CANON INC.
List of Messages
Advanced Appendix
Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
Main Features
Shooting
z Automatically adjusts shooting settings to match particular
conditions
z Automatically detects camera orientation with an Intelligent
Orientation sensor
z Changes image colors to create special effects (My Colors
modes)
z Attaches the separately sold wide converter or tele-converter
lens to shoot
Playback
z Plays movies with sound
z Plays back automatically
using the Auto Play function
Editing
z Records sound memos for
still images
z Edits movies
Printing
z Makes printing easy with
the Print/Share button
z Also supports non-Canon
brand PictBridge compliant
printers
Uses of Recorded Images
z Effortlessly transfer them to a computer with the Print/Share
button
z Freely customize the start-up image or start-up sound using the
My Camera settings
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Conventions Used in this Guide
Icons appearing below titles indicate the modes in which the
procedure can be used.
Using the Self-Timer
Shooting Mode
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 135).
z In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is referred to as the
Basic Guide, and the Advanced Camera User Guide is referred
to as the Advanced Guide.
This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s
operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that complement the
basic operating procedures.
You can use SD* memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this
camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this
guide.
* SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when
used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable
for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories
(e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note
that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Table of Contents
Items marked with a  are lists or charts that summarize camera
functions or procedures.
Handling Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Please Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preventing Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before Using the Camera – The Components Guide . . . 12
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations. . . . . . . . . 15
Using the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Formatting Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
 Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
 Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Changing the Resolution and Compression (Still Images). . . 29
Changing Resolutions and Frame Rates (Movies). . . . . . . . . 30
Using the Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Postcard Date Imprint Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the Self-Timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Movie Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting the Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Setting the Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture . . . . . . 44
Selecting an AF Frame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock,
Manual Focus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Switching between Metering Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing the Photo Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Adjusting the ISO Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Compensating the Flash Adjustment / Flash Output. . . . . . . .67
Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Saving Custom Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Playback/Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) . . . . . .73
Jumping to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Editing Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Attaching Sound Memos to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Automated Playback (Auto Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Print Settings/Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Setting the DPOF Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Viewing Images on a TV set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) . . . . . . 90
Changing My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Registering My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
When the power is turned on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
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Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Shooting Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
TV monitor output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Battery Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using the Lenses (Sold Separately). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately). . . . . 115
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode . . . . . . . 135
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Handling Precautions
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly
recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the
camera is operating and being operated correctly.
Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its
distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising
from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be
recorded in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal
use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or
contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and
regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of
images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties
by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or
other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
For information on your camera’s warranty, please refer to the
Canon European Warranty System (EWS) Booklet supplied with
your camera.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see rear of the
European Warranty System (EWS) Booklet.
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Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body
may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when
operating the camera for an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels
operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may
occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera’s video signal format to the one used in your
region before using it with a TV monitor (p. 89).
Language Setting
Please see the Basic Guide (p. 4) to change the language setting.
Safety Precautions
z Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety
precautions described below and in the “Safety Precautions”
section of the Basic Camera User Guide. Always ensure that the
camera is operated correctly.
z The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended
to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and
its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other
persons and equipment.
z Equipment refers to the camera, battery, battery charger (sold
separately) and compact power adapter (sold separately).
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Warnings
Equipment
z Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other
intense light sources that could damage your eyesight.
z Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Accidental damage by a child could result in serious injury.
• Wrist strap: Placement of the strap around the child’s neck could
result in asphyxiation.
• Memory card: It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs,
contact a doctor immediately.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the
equipment that is not expressly described in this guide.
z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch
the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
z Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke
or noxious fumes.
z Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or
become immersed in, water or other liquids. If the exterior
comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a
soft, absorbent cloth.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera power off and remove the
camera batteries or unplug the power code from the power outlet.
Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine,
thinners or other flammable substances to clean or
maintain the equipment.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
cord.
z Use only recommended power accessories.
z Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and
wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the
exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock.
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Battery
z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose it to
direct flame or heat.
z The batteries should not be immersed in water or sea water.
z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
batteries.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe
impacts that could damage the casing.
z Use only recommended batteries and accessories.
Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment
may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage
to the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the eyes,
mouth, skin or clothing contact these substances, immediately
flush with water and seek medical assistance.
z Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter
from both the camera and the power outlet after recharging
or when not in use to avoid fire and other hazards.
z Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets,
bedding or cushions, on top of the battery charger while it
is charging.
Continued use over a long period may cause the units to overheat
and distort, resulting in fire.
z When recharging the Canon AA-size NiMH batteries, use
only a specified battery charger.
z The compact power adapter is designed for exclusive use
with this camera. Do not use it with other products.
There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in
fire or electrical shock.
z Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape
or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other
objects.
Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste
containers may lead to fire or explosions.
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Others
z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or
animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the
flash may damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from
infants when using the flash.
z Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as
credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera.
Such items may lose data or stop working.
z Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold
wide converter, tele-converter and conversion lens adapter.
If they loosen, fall off and shatter, the glass shards may cause
injury.
Cautions
Equipment
z Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong
impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the
equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other
damage.
z Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places
subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the
dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car.
z Ensure that the battery charger or the compact power
adapter is plugged into a power outlet of the specified
rating, not over the specified rating. Do not use if the power
cord or plug is damaged, or if not fully plugged into the
outlet.
z Do not use in locations with poor ventilation.
The above-mentioned can cause leakage, overheating or
explosion, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High
temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
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Equipment
z When not using the camera for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries from the camera or battery charger
and store the equipment in a safe place.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, damage caused by
leakage may occur.
Flash
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck
to the surface of the flash.
z Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or
clothing when shooting.
The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The resulting
heat build-up could damage the flash.
z Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession.
Doing so could result in burns.
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Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
z Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors
or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic
fields.
Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or
corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
z When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold
temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the
equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it
adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures
may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external
and internal surfaces.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
z Stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the memory
card and batteries or compact power adapter from the camera and
wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.
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Before Using the Camera – The Components Guide
Front View
Attaching the
Wrist Strap
aWrist Strap Mount
bSpeaker
cMicrophone (p. 79)
dAF-assist Beam (p. 24)
eRed-Eye Reduction Lamp (Basic Guide p. 9)
fSelf-Timer Lamp (p. 35)
gViewfinder Window (p. 19)
hFlash (Basic Guide p. 9)
iRing
jRing Release Button
kLens
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Back View
Before Using the Camera – The Components Guide
a LCD Monitor (p. 15, Basic Guide p. 3)
b Viewfinder (p. 19)
c A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (p. 89)
d DC IN Terminal (p. 111)
e DIGITAL Terminal (Basic Guide p. 19)
f Terminal Cover
g Memory Card Slot Cover (Basic Guide p. 1)
h Battery Cover (Basic Guide p. 1)
i Battery Cover Lock (Basic Guide p. 1)
j Tripod Socket
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Operation Panel
aIndicators (p. 20)
bPower Lamp
cPower Button (Basic Guide p. 5)
dZoom Lever (p. 72, Basic Guide p. 8)
Shooting:
(Wide Angle)/
(Telephoto)
Playback:
(Index)/
(Magnify)
eShutter Button (Basic Guide p. 5)
fShooting Mode Dial (Basic Guide p. 6)
gMode Switch
h
(Print/Share) Button (Basic Guide p. 14)
iMENU Button (p. 23)
jFUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 22)
kDISPLAY Button (p. 15)
l
(Exposure)/
(Single Image Erase) Button
(p. 54, Basic Guide p. 11)
m
Button
n (Flash)/
(Jump)/
Button (p. 74, Basic Guide p. 9)
o
Button
p
(Macro)/
(Manual Focus)/
Button
(p. 48, Basic Guide p. 10)
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Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
Using the LCD Monitor
1
Press
.
z The display mode changes as follows with each press.
Shooting Mode (
)
Standard
(No Information)
Playback Mode (
Standard
Detailed
Off
No Information
z In the shooting mode, the shooting information displays for
approximately 6 sec. when a setting is changed, regardless
of the selected display mode.
z The LCD monitor on or off setting is retained even after the
camera power is turned off.
z The LCD monitor does not shut off in the
,
or
mode.
z The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display in the
index playback mode (p. 73).
Night Display
When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically
brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject*,
making it easier to frame the subject.
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
Detailed
(Information View)
)
* Noise will appear, and the movements of the subject will appear irregular in
the LCD monitor. The recorded image will not be affected. The brightness
of the image displayed in the monitor, and the brightness of the actual
image recorded will be different.
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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
Shooting Information (Shooting Mode)
* Spot AE Point Frame (p. 53)
AF Frame (p. 45)
* Low Battery (p. 105)
Zoom Magnification* (p. 31)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 9)
Red-Eye Reduction
(Basic Guide p. 9)
Auto Rotate (p. 70)
z(Red)* Movie Recording (p. 37)
Shooting Mode
Grid Lines*
(p. 25)
ISO Speed (p. 66)
(Basic Guide p. 6 – 8)
(p. 59)
(p. 39)
*
*
*
* (p. 37)
(p. 41 – 44, 69)
White Balance (p. 55)
Shooting Method (p. 32, 35)
Photo Effect (p. 58)
My Colors (p. 59)
Flash Exposure Compensation/
Flash Output (p. 67)
Metering Mode (p. 52)
Compression (p. 30)
Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 30)
Resolution (p. 29, 30)
• Stills: Recordable Shots
• Movies (Sec.): Remaining
Time/Elapsed Time
Shutter Speed* (p. 41)
Aperture Value* (p. 43)
··· *
Exposure Compensation (p. 54)
* Macro (Basic Guide p. 10)
* Manual Focus (p. 48)
* AE Lock (p. 49)
* FE Lock (p. 51)
* AF Lock (p. 47)
(Red)* Camera Shake
Warning (p. 17)
* Appears even if the LCD monitor is set to Standard display.
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If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake warning
icon
displays, this indicates that a slow shutter speed may
have been selected due to insufficient illumination. Raise the
ISO speed (p. 66) or select a setting other than
(flash off),
or attach the camera to a tripod or other device.
Playback Information (Playback Mode)
„Standard
WAVE Format Sound (p. 79)
Shooting Date/Time
Protection Status (p. 81)
Total number of images
Displayed image number
Compression (Still Images) (p. 30)
Resolution (Still Image) (p. 29)
Movie (p. 37)
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
Folder Number-File Number
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„Detailed
···
Exposure Compensation (p. 54)
Metering Mode (p. 52)
Histogram
Shooting Mode
(Basic Guide p. 6 – 8)
(p. 59)
(p. 39)
* (p. 37)
(p. 41 – 44)
White Balance (p. 55)
···
Flash Exposure
Compensation (p. 67)
Flash Output (p. 67)
Photo Effect (p. 58)
My Colors (p. 59)
ISO Speed (p. 66)
Shutter Speed (p. 41)
Resolution/Frame Rate (Movies)
(p. 30)
Aperture Value (p. 43)
Manual Focus (p. 48)
Macro (Basic Guide p. 10)
File Size
Resolution (Still Image) (p. 29)
Movie Length Shown on Movies
(p. 37)
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached
or the file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File
System Standards
RAW image
Unrecognized data type
Information for images shot on other cameras may not display
correctly.
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Histogram Function
The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness
of the shot image. The greater the bias toward the left in the
graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward the right,
the brighter the image.
If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a
positive value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a
negative value if the image is too bright (p. 54).
Sample Histograms
Balanced Image
Bright Image
Using the Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD
monitor off (p. 15) while shooting.
Shows the center of the image
Viewfinder
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
Dark Image
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Indicators
The indicators light or blink when the power button or the shutter
button is pressed.
Never do the following while an indicator is lit. These actions
may corrupt image data.
- Shake or jolt the camera
- Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot cover or
battery cover
z Upper Indicator
Green:
Ready to shoot
Blinking Green: Image recording/reading/erasing/transferring
(when connected to a computer)
Orange:
Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange:Ready to shoot (camera shake warning)
z Lower Indicator
Yellow:
Macro mode/Manual focus mode/AF lock mode
Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (camera beeps once)
Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power
will shut off in the following circumstances. Press the power button
again to restore power.
Shooting Mode
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after
the last control is accessed on the camera.
The LCD monitor automatically turns off 1
minute* after the last control is accessed
even if [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off].
Press any button other than the power button
or change the camera orientation to turn the
LCD monitor back on.
Playback Mode
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after
Connected to a Printer the last control is accessed on the camera.
* This time can be changed.
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z The power saving function will not activate during an Auto
Play or while the camera is connected to a computer.
z The power saving function settings can be changed (p. 26).
Formatting Memory Cards
You should always format a new memory card or one from which
you wish to erase all images and other data.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card
erases all data, including protected images and other file
types.
(Set up) Menu
[Format].
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select [OK] and press
.
z To perform a low level format, use the
button to select [Low Level
Format] and the
or
button to
add a check mark.
z You can stop formatting a card when
[Low Level Format] is selected by
pressing the FUNC./SET button. You can still use a card
without problem when formatting is halted, but its data will
be erased.
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
1
Low Level Format
We recommend you select [Low Level Format] when you
think that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has
dropped. A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes with
some memory cards.
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Menus and Settings
Menus are used to set the shooting and playback settings as well
as such camera settings as the date/time and electronic beep. The
following menus are available.
z FUNC. Menu
z Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus
FUNC. Menu
This menu sets many of the common shooting functions.
a
b
e
c
d
aSet the mode switch to
(shooting).
bPress the FUNC./SET button.
cUse the
or
button to select a menu item.
Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
dUse the
or
button to select an option for the menu
item.
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.
ePress the FUNC./SET button.
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Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus
Convenient settings for shooting or playback can be set with these
menus.
(Rec.) Menu
(Set up) Menu
(Play) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
a
e
between menus
with the
or
button when this
part is selected.
c
d
• This example shows the Rec. menu.
• In playback mode, the Play menu displays.
a Press the MENU button.
b Use the
or
button to switch between menus.
You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus.
c Use the
or
button to select a menu item.
Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
d 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.
e Press the MENU button.
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
b You can switch
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Menu List
FUNC. Menu
The icons shown below are the default settings.
Menu Item
Reference
Page
ISO Speed
p. 66
Metering Mode
p. 52
White Balance
p. 55
Compression
p. 30
Frame Rate
(Movie)
p. 30
Menu Item
Reference
Page
Drive Mode
p. 32, 35
Photo Effect
p. 58
Resolution (Still
Image)
p. 29
My Colors
p. 59
Resolution
(Movie)
p. 30
+/– (Flash)/
Flash Output
p. 67
Rec. Menu
*Default setting
Menu Item
Options
AiAF*/Center/FlexiZone
p. 45
Flash Sync
1st-curtain*/2nd-curtain
p. 68
Flash Adjust
Auto*/Manual
Slow Synchro
On/Off*
Basic Guide p. 9
Red-Eye
On*/Off
Basic Guide p. 9
Spot AE Point
Center*/AF Point
p. 52
Safety Shift
On/Off*
p. 43
MF-Point Zoom
On*/Off
p. 48
AF-assist Beam On*/Off
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Reference Page
AF Frame
Digital Zoom
On/Off*
Review
Off/2*–10 seconds/Hold
p. 66
–
p. 31
Basic Guide p. 6
Menu Item
Options
Reference Page
On/Off*
p. 61
Reverse Disp.
On*/Off
Basic Guide p. 3
Grid Lines
On/Off*
You can display grid
lines (split into nine)
to make it easier to
judge the horizontal
and vertical alignment
of a photographic
subject and to make
composition easier.
The lines will not be
recorded in the
images.
Date Stamp
Off*/Date/Date & Time
p. 34
Save Settings
–
p. 69
Play Menu
Reference
Page
Menu Item
Menu Item
Reference
Page
Protect
p. 81
Auto Play
p. 80
Rotate
p. 78
Print Order
p. 83
Sound Memo
p. 79
Transfer Order
p. 87
Erase All
p. 82
Set up Menu
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
Save Original
*Default setting
Menu Item
Mute
Options
On/Off*
Reference Page
Set to [On] to silence the start-up,
operation, self-timer and shutter
sounds all at once. However,
warnings still sound even when
the mute is set to [On] (Basic
Guide p. 5).
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Menu Item
Volume
Options
Off/1/2*/3/4/5
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound when the camera is turned
on.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
operation sound that beeps when
any button other than the shutter
button is pressed.
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the selftimer sound played 2 sec. before
the shutter is released.
Shutter
Volume
Adjusts the volume of the sound
played when the shutter releases.
The shutter sound does not play
when a movie is recording.
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the volume of movie
sounds and sound memos.
Power Saving
p. 20
Auto Power
Down
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down after a
set period of time elapses without
the camera being operated.
Display Off
10 sec./20
sec./30 sec./1
min.*/2 min./3
min.
Sets the length of time before the
LCD monitor turns off when no
camera operation is performed.
Date/Time
Basic Guide p. 4
Format
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Reference Page
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound, operation sound, self-timer
sound, shutter sound and
playback sound. The volume
cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set
to [On].
p. 21
File No. Reset
On/Off*
p. 71
Auto Rotate
On*/Off
p. 70
Menu Item
Distance Units
Options
Reference Page
m/cm*/ft/in
Sets the units for the MF indicator
distance unit (p. 48).
Language
Video System
Basic Guide p. 4
NTSC/PAL
p. 89
Reset All
p. 28
My Camera Menu
*Default setting
Available Settings
Theme
Selects a common theme for each My
Camera settings item.
Start-up Image
Sets the image displayed when the
camera power is turned on.
Start-up Sound
Sets the sound played when the
camera power is turned on.
Operation Sound
Sets the sound played when any
button other than the shutter button is
pressed.
Selftimer Sound
Sets the sound played 2 seconds
before the shutter releases in selftimer mode.
Shutter Sound
Sets the sound played when the
shutter button is pressed. There is no
shutter sound for movies.
My Camera Menu
Contents
(Off)/
*/
Reference
Page
p. 90
Before Using the Camera – Basic Operations
Item
/
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Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
1
(Set up) Menu
[Reset All].
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select [OK] and press
.
z When the camera is in shooting mode and the shooting
mode dial is set to , only settings registered in
will
reset to default values. The
settings will not reset to
default values in other cases.
z Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a
computer or to a printer.
z The following cannot be reset.
- Shooting mode
- The [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] options in
the
(Set up) menu (p. 26, 27)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white
balance function (p. 56)
- Colors specified in the [Color Accent] (p. 62) or [Color
Swap] (p. 63) modes of My Colors
- Newly added My Camera settings (p. 91)
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Shooting
Changing the Resolution and
Compression (Still Images)
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Resolution)/
(Compression).
*
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
Approximate Values for Resolutions
Resolution
PowerShot A620
PowerShot A610
3072 x 2304
–
(Large)
pixels
(Medium 1)
2592 x 1944
pixels
(Large)
2592 x 1944
pixels
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
(Medium 2)
pixels
(Medium 1)
pixels
(Medium 3)
(Small)
(Postcard
Date Imprint
Mode)
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
pixels
(Medium 2)
pixels
640 x 480 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Shooting
z Use the
or
button to select
resolution/compression settings and
press the FUNC./SET button.
Purpose
High Print A3-size prints 297 x
420 mm (11.7 x 16.5 in.)
Print larger than A4-size
prints* 210 x 297 mm (8.3
x 11.7 in.)
Print larger than Lettersize prints* 216 x
279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
Print up to A4-size prints*
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.)
Print up to Letter-size prints*
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
Print postcard-size prints
148 x 100 mm (6 x 4 in.)
Print L-size prints 119 x
89 mm (4.7 x 3.5 in.)
Send images as e-mail
attachments
Low Shoot more images
When printing to postcards
(p. 33)
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Approximate Values for Compression Settings
Compression
Superfine
Purpose
High Quality Shoot higher quality images
Fine
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Normal
Shoot more images
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 127).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 124).
Changing Resolutions and Frame
Rates (Movies)
Shooting Mode
(
)
You can change the resolution and frame rate when the movie
mode is set to
(Standard) or
(My Colors) (p. 37).
1
FUNC. Menu
Rate).
* (Resolution)/
* (Frame
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select a
resolution/frame rate and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Resolutions and Frame Rates
Frame Rate
(frames/sec.)
Resolution
30
Standard
640 x 480 pixels
–
{
{
My Colors
320 x 240 pixels
–
{
{
Fast Frame Rate
320 x 240 pixels
{
–
–
Compact
160 x 120 pixels
–
–
{
* Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each
second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the appearance of motion.
* The resolution and frame rate are fixed in the
and
modes.
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 127).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 124).
Using the Digital Zoom
Shooting Mode
(
)
You can shoot zoomed images using the combined digital and
optical zooms.
z Stills: zoom up to approximately 16 times
z Movies (Standard): zoom up to approximately 16 times
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Digital Zoom]
[On].
Shooting
The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
turned off.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Press the zoom lever toward
and shoot.
z The combined digital and optical zoom setting will display in
the LCD monitor.
z When you press the zoom lever toward
, the zoom stops
when the lens reaches the maximum optical telephoto
setting (when shooting still images).
Press the zoom lever toward
again to activate the digital
zoom and further zoom the image digitally.
z Press the zoom lever toward
to zoom out.
Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
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Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
In the mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter
button is held down.
If you use the recommended memory card*, you can shoot
continuously (smooth continuous shooting) at a set shooting
interval until the memory card is full (p. 124).
*Recommended Memory Card:
Super high-speed SDC-512MSH memory card (sold separately)
immediately after a low level format (p. 21).
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results
may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
• Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not be
full.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Drive Mode)
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
2
Shoot.
z The camera will continue to record successive images while
the shutter button is held down. Recording will cease when
the shutter button is released.
To Cancel Continuous Shooting
Follow procedure 1 to display
.
z The interval between shots lengthens when the built-in
memory of the camera fills.
z If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens
because the flash must charge.
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Postcard Date Imprint Mode
Shooting Mode
You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by
composing them inside the print area (width-to-height ratio of
approximately 3:2) shown in the LCD monitor.
1
FUNC. Menu
(Postcard).
* (Resolution)
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
PowerShot A620
PowerShot A610
Resolution
(1600 x 1200)
(1600 x 1200)
Compression
(Fine)
(Fine)
Shooting
z The resolution and the compression of the Postcard Date
Imprint mode
z When you press the shutter button halfway, the area that
will not get printed grays out.
The digital zoom cannot be used in this mode.
For printing instructions, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
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Embedding the Date in the Image Data
You can embed the date in image data when
Date Imprint Mode) is selected.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Date & Time].
[Date Stamp]
(Postcard
[Date]/
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
z LCD monitor display
: [Off]
: [Date]/[Date & Time]
z Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand
(p. 26).
z The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image
data once it has been set.
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Using the Self-Timer
Shooting Mode
You can set a 10 sec. (
) or 2 sec. (
) delay, or a custom delay
time and the number of shots (
Custom Timer), for shooting after
the shutter button is pressed.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Drive Mode)
/
/
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
: 2 sec. before the shutter
releases, the self-timer sound and
lamp will speed up.
z
: The self-timer sound will play
when the shutter button is pressed and the shutter will
release 2 sec. later.
z
: You can change the delay time (0 – 10, 15, 20, 30 sec.)
and number of shots (1 – 10) (p. 36). However, these
settings cannot be set for
,
and
modes.
z
Shooting
2
Shoot.
z When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer lamp
will blink. When using red-eye reduction, the self-timer lamp
will blink and then stay lit for the last 2 seconds.
To Cancel the Self-Timer
Follow procedure 1 to display
.
You can change the self-timer sound (p. 27).
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Changing the Delay Time and Number of
Shots ( )
1
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
2
Select [Delay]/[Shots] using the
or
button and change the settings using
the
or
button.
z The self-timer sound will behave
as follows.
- The self-timer sound will start 2
sec. before the shutter
releases.
- If multiple shots have been
specified for the [Shots] option,
the sound will play for the first shot only.
If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the
following occurs.
- The exposure and white balance are locked at the
settings selected for the first shot.
- The interval between shots lengthens when the built-in
memory of the camera fills.
- If the flash is used, the interval between shots
lengthens because the flash must charge.
- Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card
becomes full.
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Movie Shooting
Shooting Mode
The following four movie modes are available.
Standard
You can select the resolution and frame rate and record until the
memory card is full (when a super high-speed memory card is
used, such as the recommended SDC-512MSH).
The digital zoom can be used while shooting in this mode (p. 31).
• Resolution:
(640 x 480),
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(30 frames/sec.),
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie
Fast Frame Rate
• Resolution:
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(60 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Clip Length: 1 minute
Shooting
Use this mode to record fast moving subjects, such as in sports
photography.
Compact
Since the resolution is low, this mode is convenient for sending
movies as e-mail attachments or when the memory card capacity
is low.
• Resolution:
(160 x 120)
• Frame Rate:
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Clip Length: 3 minutes
My Colors
You can change image colors and then shoot (p. 59).
As with the Standard mode, you can select the resolution and
frame rate and record until the memory card is full (when a super
high-speed memory card is used, such as the recommended SDC512MSH).
• Resolution:
(640 x 480),
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(30 frames/sec.),
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie
z The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the
memory card you use (p. 124).
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1
Select a movie mode using
the
or
button.
z In
or
mode, you can change
the resolution and frame rate (p. 30).
2
Shoot.
z Pressing the shutter button halfway automatically sets the
exposure, focus and white balance settings.
z Pressing the shutter button fully starts recording video and
sound simultaneously.
z During shooting, the recording time (in seconds) and
[zRec] appears on the LCD monitor.
z Pressing the shutter button fully again stops recording.
Recording will stop automatically under the following
circumstances.
- When the maximum recording time elapses
- When the built-in memory or memory card becomes full
z You are recommended to use a memory card that has
been formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 21).
The memory card supplied with the camera may be used
without further formatting.
z Be careful of the following while recording.
- Try not to touch the microphone.
- Do not press any buttons other than the shutter button.
The sound that buttons make will be recorded in the
movie.
- The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and
white balance to suit the shooting conditions during
recording. Please note, however, that the sounds made
by the camera automatically adjusting the exposure may
also be recorded.
z The focus and optical zoom settings remain fixed for
subsequent frames at the values selected for the first
frame.
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QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to play back movies (Data
type: AVI/Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a
computer. QuickTime (for Windows) is included on the Canon
Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform, this
program is standard with Mac OS X or later.
Shooting Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist)
Shooting Mode
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later
be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a
computer.
Shooting
The overlapping seams of
several adjacent images
can be joined into a single
panoramic image.
1
Use the
or
direction.
button to select a shooting
z You can select from the following two
shooting directions.
- Left to right horizontally
- Right to left horizontally
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2
Shoot the first image in the sequence.
z The exposure and white balance are
set and locked with the first image.
3
Compose the second image so that it
overlaps a portion of the first and shoot.
z You can press the
or
button to return to the
previously recorded image to retake the shot.
z Minor discrepancies in the overlapping portions can be
corrected when the images are stitched together.
4
Repeat the procedure for additional images.
z A sequence may contain up to 26 images.
z Press the FUNC./SET button after the last shot.
z You cannot display the images on a TV when shooting in
Stitch Assist mode.
z The settings for the first image are applied to the second
image onward.
z Use PhotoStitch, a supplied software program, to merge the
images on a computer.
z When the
button is pressed, you can switch between the
items which you can set.
- Exposure compensation/Shooting direction selection
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Program AE
Shooting Mode
The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture
value to match the brightness of the subject.
z When a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter speed and
aperture values are shown in red on the LCD monitor when the shutter
button is pressed halfway. Use the following shooting methods to
obtain the correct exposure and make them show in white.
- Using the flash
- Changing the ISO speed
- Changing the metering method
Setting the Shutter Speed
Shooting
z Regarding the aperture value and shutter speed (p. 42).
z You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values without altering the exposure (p. 50).
Shooting Mode
When you set the shutter speed, the camera automatically selects
an aperture value to match the brightness of the subject. Faster
shutter speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a
moving subject, while slower speeds create a flowing effect and
allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas.
z If the aperture value is shown in red, the image is
underexposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much
light). Use the
or
button to adjust the shutter speed
until the aperture value shows in white.
z The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the
recorded image increases at slow shutter speeds. This
camera, however, applies special processing to images
shot at shutter speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to
eliminate the noise, thereby producing high-quality images.
(However, a certain amount of processing time may be
required before the next image can be shot.)
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z The aperture value and shutter speed change according to
the zoom state as follows.
Aperture Value
F2.8 – 3.2
Maximum
Wide Angle
Maximum
Telephoto
Shutter Speed
(seconds)
15 – 1/1250
F3.5 – 4.0
15 – 1/1600
F4.5
15 – 1/2000
F5.0 – 8.0*1
15 – 1/2500
F4.1 – 4.5
15 – 1/1250
F5.0 – 6.3
15 – 1/1600
2
F7.1 – 8.0*
15 – 1/2500
*1 In
, an aperture value of F11 at maximum wide angle may be
possible depending on the shooting conditions.
*2 In
, an aperture value of F16 at maximum telephoto may be
possible depending on the shooting conditions.
z The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/500
second. The camera automatically resets the shutter speed
to 1/500 second if a faster speed is selected.
Shutter Speed Display
z The following shutter speeds can be set. 1/160 indicates 1/160
second. Also, 0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2" indicates 2
seconds.
15" 13" 10" 8" 6" 5" 4" 3"2 2"5 2" 1"6 1"3 1" 0"8 0"6 0"5 0"4 0"3
1/4 1/5 1/6 1/8 1/10 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/25 1/30 1/40 1/50 1/60
1/80 1/100 1/125 1/160 1/200 1/250 1/320 1/400 1/500 1/640
1/800 1/1000 1/1250 1/1600 1/2000 1/2500
z You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values without altering the exposure (p. 50).
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Setting the Aperture
Shooting Mode
The aperture adjusts the amount of light entering through the lens.
When you set the aperture value, the camera automatically selects
a shutter speed to match the brightness.
Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you
to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher
aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to
background into focus. The larger the aperture value, the greater
the range of the image brought into clear focus.
Shooting
z If the shutter speed is shown in red, the image is
underexposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much
light). Adjust the aperture value using the
or
button
until the shutter speed display turns to white.
z Some aperture values may not be available with certain
zoom positions (p. 42).
In this mode, the shutter speed range with synchronized flash
is 1/60 second to 1/500 second. The aperture value setting
may therefore be changed automatically to match the
synchronized flash speed even if its value was set previously.
Aperture Value Display
z The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture.
F2.8 F3.2 F3.5 F4.0 F4.1 F4.5 F5.0 F5.6 F6.3 F7.1 F8.0*
* In
, an aperture value of F11 at max. wide angle and of F16 at
max. telephoto may be possible depending on the shooting conditions.
z You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values without altering the exposure (p. 50).
Safety Shift
When
and
modes, if [Safety Shift] is set to [On] in the Rec.
menu, the shutter speed or aperture value is automatically adjusted
for the correct exposure when it cannot be otherwise obtained. The
safety shift function does not work when the flash fires.
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Manually Setting the Shutter Speed
and Aperture
Shooting Mode
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot
images.
z When you press the shutter button halfway, the difference
between the standard exposure* and the selected exposure
appears on the LCD monitor. If the difference is more than ±2
stops, “–2” or “+2” appears in red.
* Standard exposure levels are calculated by measuring light according to
the currently selected metering mode.
z If you wish to change the exposure, select shutter speed or
aperture using the
button, then adjust the value using
the
or
button.
z If the zoom is adjusted after these values are set, the
aperture value may change in accordance with the zoom
position.
z The LCD monitor’s brightness matches the selected shutter
speed and aperture value.
When you select a fast shutter speed or shoot a subject in a
dark place, the image will always be bright if the flash is set
to
(Flash on, with red-eye reduction) or
(Flash
on).
z For the correlation between aperture value and shutter
speed, see page 42.
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Selecting an AF Frame
Shooting Mode
The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the
camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following ways.
LCD monitor
Menu
display
selection
1
AiAF
The camera automatically selects between
9 AF frames to focus on according to the
shooting conditions.
Center
The camera focuses using the center AF
frame. This is convenient for making sure
the focus is exactly where you want it.
Mode dial: /
/
/
FlexiZone You can move the AF frame manually to
the desired position. This is convenient for
(Manual
focusing accurately on your chosen subject
setting)
to obtain the composition you desire.
(Rec.) Menu [AF Frame]
[Center]/[FlexiZone].
Shooting
(Desired
position)
Explanation
[AiAF]/
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
z When [FlexiZone] is selected (p. 46).
z The focus is locked to the center AF frame when the digital
zoom is used.
z [FlexiZone] cannot be selected when the LCD monitor is off.
z The AF frame appears as follows (when the LCD monitor is
on) when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
- Green : Shooting preparations complete
- Yellow: Focusing difficulty*
* It will not be displayed when the AF frame is set to [AiAF].
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Selecting an AF Frame Manually
(when [FlexiZone] is selected)
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor
Press the
button several times until
the AF frame turns green.
z Depending on the shooting mode, you can switch
between the following setting options by pressing the
button.
Exposure compensation/AF frame
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/AF frame
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/AF frame
Shutter speed/Aperture value/AF frame
3
Use the
, ,
or
button to move
the AF frame to the desired position and
press the
button.
z If you hold down the
button, the AF frame will
return to the original position (center) (at the same
time, the setting options will switch as shown in the
above table).
z When [Spot AE Point] is selected as the light metering
mode, you can use the selected AF frame as the Spot
AE Point (p. 53).
z It cannot be selected while manual focus is being used
(p. 48).
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock, AF Lock, Manual Focus)
Shooting Mode
It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects.
z Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
z Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects.
z Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the
composition
z Subjects that are moving quickly
z Subjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as
possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off the
glass.
The focus lock can be used in any shooting mode.
1
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the viewfinder or in the AF frame
displayed on the LCD monitor.
2
3
Press the shutter button halfway.
Shooting
Shooting with the Focus Lock
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
Shooting with the AF Lock
The AF lock cannot be used in the
when
is set to
.
1
2
and
modes, and
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the AF frame.
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3
Press and hold the shutter button halfway
and press the
button.
z The
icon and the MF indicator will appear on the LCD
monitor.
4
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and shoot.
To Release the AF Lock
Press the
button.
z When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD
monitor, setting [AF Frame] to [Center] (p. 24) makes
shooting easier since the camera focuses using the center
AF frame only.
z The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to compose the image. Moreover, the AF lock
is still effective after the picture is taken, allowing you to
capture a second image with the same focus.
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
The focus can be manually set.
The manual focus cannot be used in the
and when
is set to
.
1
2
modes,
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Press the
button several times to display
z The MF indicator is displayed.
z When the
(Rec.) menu’s [MFPoint Zoom] is set to [On], the portion
of the image in the AF frame will
appear magnified*.
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and
MF indicator
* The image will not appear magnified in
mode, when the digital zoom is
activated or when a TV is used as the
display.
* Can also be set so that the image displayed is not magnified
(p. 24).
.
z Depending on the shooting mode, pressing the
will switch between the setting items as follows:
,
,
,
,
button
Exposure compensation/
,
or
mode/Exposure compensation/
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/
Shutter speed/Aperture value/
3
Press the
focus.
or
button and adjust the
To Cancel the Manual Focus
Press the
button.
Shooting
z The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them as a
shooting guideline only.
Locking the Exposure Setting
(AE Lock)
Shooting Mode
You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective
when the contrast is too strong between the subject and
background or when a subject is backlit.
You must set the flash to [
the flash fires.
]. The AE lock cannot be set if
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
3
Press and hold the shutter button halfway
and press the
button.
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the exposure setting.
z The
icon will display.
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4
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the AE Lock
Operate a button other than the
or
button.
You can use the FE lock when using the flash (p. 51).
Changing the shutter speed and
aperture value combination
The automatically selected combinations of shutter speeds
and aperture values can be freely changed without altering
the exposure to shoot images.
1
Set the shooting mode dial to
.
2
3
Turn on the LCD monitor.
,
, or
Focus on the subject on which you wish
to lock the exposure.
z In
and
modes, the Safety Shift function works
if [Safety Shift] is set to [On] (p. 43).
4
Press and hold the shutter button
halfway and press the
button.
z The exposure setting will lock and the
appear on the LCD monitor.
icon will
5
Press the
or
button until the
desired shutter speed or aperture value
is reached.
6
Recompose the image and shoot.
z The setting will cancel after the shot is taken.
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Locking the Flash Exposure Setting
(FE Lock)
Shooting Mode
You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are
correctly set regardless of the composition of your subject.
1
2
3
Turn on the LCD monitor.
4
Press and hold the shutter button halfway
and press the
button.
Press the
button and set it to
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the flash exposure setting.
will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the FE Lock
Operate a button other than the
or
Shooting
z The flash will pre-fire and
5
(flash on).
button.
The FE lock function is not available when [Flash Adjust] is
set to [Manual] (p. 66).
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Switching between Metering Modes
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Evaluative)
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select the
metering mode and press the FUNC./
SET button.
Metering Methods
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Evaluative
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camera divides
images into several zones for metering. It
evaluates complex lighting conditions, such as
the position of the subject, the brightness, the
direct light, and the backlighting, and adjusts
the settings to the correct exposure for the main
subject.
Center
Weighted
Average
Averages the light metered from the entire
frame, but gives greater weight to the subject
matter at the center.
Spot
Meters the area within the spot AE point frame.
Center
Locks the spot metering frame to the center of
the LCD monitor.
AF Point
Moves the spot AE point to the same position
as the selected AF frame.
Move the spot AE point to the same
position as the selected AF frame/Lock
the spot AE point to the center of the
LCD monitor
1
(Rec.) Menu [Spot AE Point]
[Center]/[AF Point]
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
z The [AF Point] can only be selected when the AF frame
is set to [FlexiZone] (p. 45).
z It cannot be selected when the shooting mode is
.
Shooting
z When [Spot AE Point] is set to
[Center], the spot AE point frame
appears at the center of the LCD
monitor.
z When [Spot AE Point] is set to
[AF Point], it appears inside the selected AF frame.
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Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
Shooting Mode
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the
subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright
background or to avoid making lights appear too bright in night
shots.
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
Press the
button several times until the
exposure compensation bar is displayed.
z Use the
or
buttons to adjust the
exposure compensation and press the
button.
z Depending on the shooting mode,
pressing the
button will switch
between the setting items as follows:
mode/Exposure compensation
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation
Aperture value/Exposure compensation
To Cancel the Exposure Compensation
Restore the compensation value to [0].
Exposure compensation is not available in the
Colors mode.
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or
My
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Shooting Mode
Normally, the
(Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal
white balance. When the
(Auto) setting cannot produce natural
looking colors, change the white balance using a setting
appropriate for the light source.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select a
white balance setting and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Auto
Settings are automatically set by the camera.
Day Light
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
Cloudy
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight
skies.
Tungsten
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3wavelength fluorescent lighting.
Fluorescent
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or
warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
Shooting
White Balance Settings
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or
Fluorescent H daylight fluorescent-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting.
Underwater
Appropriate for shooting images with the
Waterproof Case WP-DC90 (sold separately).
This mode yields image data in the optimal white
balance to record images with natural hues by
reducing the bluish tone.
Custom
For recording with the optimal white balance
data memorized in the camera from a whitecolored object, such as white paper or cloth.
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This setting cannot be adjusted when the
effect is selected.
or
photo
Using the Custom White Balance
You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal
setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera
evaluate an object, such as a piece of white paper or cloth, or
a photo-quality gray card that you wish to establish as the
standard white color.
In particular, take a custom white balance reading for the
following situations that are difficult for the
(Auto) setting
to detect correctly.
z Shooting close-ups
z Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or
forest)
z Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a mercuryvapor lamp)
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto)
(Custom).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
2
Aim the camera at a piece of white
paper or cloth and press
.
z If you are viewing it with the LCD monitor, ensure that
the center frame is completely filled with the white
image. If you are using the optical viewfinder, ensure
that the entire field is filled.
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Shooting
z You are recommended to set the shooting mode to
and the exposure compensation setting to [±0] before
setting a custom white balance.
The correct white balance may not be obtained when
the exposure setting is incorrect (image appears
completely black or white).
z Shoot with the same settings as when reading the
white balance data. If the settings differ, the optimal
white balance may not be set.
In particular, the following should not be changed.
- ISO Speed
- Flash
Setting the flash to on or off is recommended. If the
flash fires when reading the white balance data with
the flash set to
(Auto) or
(Auto with redeye reduction), make sure that you also use the flash
when you shoot.
z Since the white balance data cannot be read in Stitch
Assist mode, preset the white balance in another
shooting mode beforehand.
z The camera will retain the custom white balance
setting that you record even if you reset the camera to
the default settings (p. 28).
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Changing the Photo Effect
(
Shooting Mode
)
By setting a photo effect before you shoot, you can change the look
and feel of the pictures you take.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Effect Off).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select a
photo effect and press the FUNC./
SET button.
Photo Effect Settings
Effect Off
Records normally with this setting.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation
to record bold colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and color saturation
to record neutral hues.
Low Sharpening Records subjects with softened outlines.
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Sepia
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
Shooting in a My Colors Mode
Shooting Mode
(
)
My Colors Settings
Positive
Film
Shooting
A My Colors mode easily changes the colors in an image when it is
shot, allowing you to alter the balance between red, green and blue,
transform pale or tanned skin or change a color specified in the
LCD monitor into a different color. Since they work with both stills
and movies, these modes let you enjoy producing various image or
movie effects.
However, depending on the shooting conditions, the images may
appear rough or you may not get the expected color. Before you try
to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you
shoot trial images and check the results.
Moreover, the camera will record both the My Colors image and the
original unaltered image if you set [Save Original] (p. 61) to [On]
when shooting still images.
Use this option to make red, green or blue colors
more intense like the Vivid Red, Vivid Green or
Vivid Blue effects. It can produce intense naturalappearing colors like those obtained with positive
film.
Lighter Skin Use this option to make skin tones lighter.
Tone*
Darker Skin Use this option to make skin tones darker.
Tone*
Vivid Blue
Use this option to emphasize blue tints. It makes
blue subjects, such as the sky or ocean, more
vivid.
Use this option to emphasize green tints. It makes
Vivid Green green subjects, such as mountains, new growth,
flowers and lawns, more vivid.
Vivid Red
Use this option to emphasize red tints. It makes red
subjects, such as flowers or cars, more vivid.
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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.
Color Swap
Use this option to transform a color specified in the
LCD monitor into another. The specified color can
only be swapped into one other color, multiple
colors cannot be chosen.
Custom
Color
Use this option to freely adjust the color balance
between red, green, blue and skin tones*. It can be
used to make subtle adjustments, such as making
blue colors more vivid or face colors brighter.
* The skin colors of non-human subjects may also be altered.
* You may not obtain the expected results depending on the skin color.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Positive Film).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select a
My Colors mode.
2
Shoot.
Modes
Press the FUNC./SET button. The display will return to the
shooting screen and you can shoot.
z
Modes
z
: See Setting the Camera to the Color Accent Mode (p. 62).
: See Setting the Camera to the Color Swap Mode (p. 63).
: See Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode (p. 64).
The ISO speed will rise with some settings, which may
increase the “noise” in the image.
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Changing the Save Method for the
Original Image
When you are shooting still images in a My Colors mode, you
can specify whether or not both the altered image and the
original image are recorded.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Off].
[Save Original]
[On]/
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
z If [On] is selected, the two
images will be numbered
consecutively with the altered
image following the original.
Shooting
When [Save Original] is Set to [On]
- Only the altered image is shown in the LCD monitor
during shooting.
- The image that appears in the LCD monitor
immediately after recording is the altered image. If you
erase the image at this point, the original image is
erased along with the altered image.
Exercise adequate caution before deleting an image.
- Since two images are recorded with each shot, the
number of shots remaining is approximately half the
number displayed when this function is set to [Off].
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Setting the Camera to the Color Accent
Mode
Colors other than the color specified in the LCD monitor are
shot in black and white.
1
(Color Accent)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
z The camera will switch to color
input mode and the display will
alternate between the original
image and the color accent
image (using the previously set
color).
2
Aim the camera so that the color you
wish to retain appears at the center of
the LCD monitor and press the
button.
z Only one color can be specified.
z You can use the
or
button to specify the range
of colors that are retained.
–5: Only takes the color that you want to retain.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to
retain.
3
.
z This completes the setting.
z If you press the MENU button at this point, you will
return to the screen where you can select a My Colors
mode.
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z The default color accent is green.
z You may not obtain the expected results after color
input mode if you use the flash, or change the white
balance or metering settings.
z The specified color accent is retained even if the
camera’s power is turned off.
Setting the Camera to the Color Swap
Mode
This mode allows you to transform a color specified in the
LCD monitor into another.
1
Desired Color
(After Swapping)
(Color Swap)
Shooting
Original Color
(Before Swapping)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
z The camera will switch to color
input mode and the display will
alternate between the original
image and the color swap image
(using the previously set color).
2
Aim the camera so that the original
color appears at the center of the LCD
monitor and press the
button.
z Only one color can be specified.
z You can use the
or
button to specify the range
of colors that are swapped.
–5: Only takes the color that you want to swap.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to
swap.
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3
Aim the camera so that the desired color
appears at the center of the LCD monitor
and press the
button.
z Only one color can be specified.
4
.
z This completes the setting.
z If you press the MENU button at this point, you will
return to the screen where you can select a My Colors
mode.
z The default setting for color swap mode changes green
into white.
z You may not obtain the expected results after color
input mode if you use the flash, or change the white
balance or metering settings.
z The colors specified in the color swap mode are
retained even if the camera’s power is turned off.
Setting the Camera to a Custom Color
Mode
This mode allows you to adjust the color balance for red,
green, blue and skin tones.
1
(Custom Color)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
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2
Use the
or
button
to select [Red], [Green],
[Blue] or [Skin Tone] and
the
or
button to
adjust the color balance.
z The altered color will display.
3
Select a
color
Adjust the
color
balance
.
Shooting
z This completes the setting.
z If you press the MENU button at this point, you will
return to the screen where you can select a My Colors
mode.
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Adjusting the ISO Speed
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed when you wish to reduce the effects of
camera shake, turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area, or
use a fast shutter speed.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (ISO Speed).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select an
ISO speed and press the FUNC./SET
button.
z Selecting [Auto] sets the sensitivity to
produce the optimal image quality.
Switching between Flash Adjustment
Settings
Shooting Mode
Although the built-in flash will fire with automatic flash adjustments
(except in the
mode), it is also possible to set it so that it fires
without any adjustments.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Manual].
[Flash Adjust]
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
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[Auto]/
Compensating the Flash Adjustment /
Flash Output
Shooting Mode
z When the shooting mode is set to
,
,
,
,
,
or when [Flash Adjust] is set to
[Auto] (p. 66) in
or
mode, settings can be
adjusted in 1/3-stop increments in the range of –2
+/– (Flash)
(Flash Exposure
to +2 stops.
Compensation) z You can combine the flash exposure
compensation with the camera’s exposure
compensation function to achieve creative effects
which compensate for background exposure.
1
2
z When Shooting mode is set to
or when [Flash
Adjust] is set to [Manual] in
or
mode
(p. 66), the flash output can be controlled in three
steps, starting from FULL, when shooting.
Shooting
Flash Output
Turn on the LCD monitor.
FUNC. Menu
Output).
+/– (Flash)/
(Flash
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
z Adjust the compensation/output
using the
or
button and press
the FUNC./SET button.
Example:
Flash Exposure
Compensation
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Switching the Timing at which the
Flash Fires
Shooting Mode
The flash fires right after the shutter opens, regardless
1st-curtain of the shutter speed. Usually, the 1st-curtain is used
when shooting.
2nd-curtain
1
The flash fires right before the shutter closes. Compared
with the 1st-curtain, the flash fires later and this allows
you to shoot images in which, for example, a car’s
taillights seem to trail off behind.
(Rec.) Menu [Flash Sync]
curtain]/[2nd-curtain].
Image shot with the
1st-curtain setting
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[1st-
Image shot with the
2nd-curtain setting
Saving Custom Settings
Shooting Mode
You can save frequently used shooting modes and various shooting
settings to the
(Custom) mode. When necessary, you can then
shoot images with previously saved settings by simply turning the
mode dial to .
Settings that are not memorized when the shooting mode is
changed or when the power is turned off (such as continuous
shooting or self-timer) are also remembered.
1
Switch to the shooting mode you wish to
save and set the settings.
2
(Rec.) Menu
Shooting
z To change some of the settings saved in
(other than
shooting mode), select .
z Functions which can be saved in
- Shooting mode ( ,
,
,
)
- Items which can be set in ,
,
and
modes
(p. 135)
- Rec. menu settings
- Zoom location
- Manual focus location
[Save Settings].
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
3
Select [OK] and press
.
z The setting contents do not influence other shooting modes.
z Saved settings can be reset (p. 28).
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when
viewing it in the LCD monitor.
1
(Set up) Menu
[Auto Rotate]
[On]/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
z When the Auto Rotate function is set
to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to
the detailed display mode, the
(normal),
(right end is down) or
(left end is down) will appear in
the display.
z This function may not operate correctly when the camera
is pointed straight up or down. Check that the arrow
is
pointing in the right direction and if it is not, then set the
Auto Rotate function to [Off].
z Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to [On], the
orientation of images downloaded to a computer will
depend upon the software used to download the images.
When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent
Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be “up” and the
lower end to be “down”. It then regulates the optimal white
balance, exposure and focus for vertical photography. This
function operates regardless of the on/off status of the Auto
Rotate function.
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Resetting the File Number
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You
can select how the file number is assigned.
1
(Set up) Menu [File No.
Reset] [On]/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
On
The file number is reset to the start (100-0001) each time a new
memory card is inserted. New images recorded on memory
cards with existing files are assigned the next available number.
Off
The file number of the last image to be shot is memorized so
that images recorded to a new memory card start from the next
number. This is convenient for avoiding file name duplication
when managing all your images together on a computer.
Shooting
File No. Reset Function
See the Software Starter Guide regarding memory card folder
structures.
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Playback/Erasing
Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 11).
Magnifying Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
will display and a magnified
portion of the image will display.
z Images can be magnified up to a
factor of approximately 10x.
z
Approximate Location
of the Displayed Area
2
Use the , ,
or
around the image.
button to move
z If you press the FUNC./SET button while in magnified
display, the camera switches to image advance mode and
will display. You can use the
or
button to
advance to the next or previous image at the same level of
magnification. The image advance mode is cancelled when
you press the FUNC./SET button again.
z You can change the magnification level with the zoom lever.
To Cancel the Magnified Display
Press the zoom lever toward
. (You can also cancel it
immediately by pressing the MENU button.)
Movie frames and index playback images cannot be
magnified.
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Viewing Images in Sets of Nine
(Index Playback)
1
Press the zoom lever toward
z Up to nine images can be viewed at
once in index playback.
z Use the
,
,
or
button to
change the image selection.
.
Selected Image
Movie
Switching between Sets of Nine Images
Playback/Erasing
The jump bar will display if you press the
zoom lever toward
while in index
playback and you can switch the display
between sets of nine images.
z Use the
or
button to move to the
previous or next set of 9 images.
z Hold the FUNC./SET button down and
press the
or
button to jump to the
first or last set.
Jump Bar
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the zoom lever toward
.
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Jumping to Images
When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is
handy to use the four search keys below to jump over images to
find the object of your search.
1
Jump 10 Images
Jumps over 10 images at a time.
Jump 100 Images
Jumps over 100 images at a time.
Jump Shot Date
Jumps to the first image of each
shooting date.
Jump to Movie
Jumps to a movie.
In single image playback
mode, press the
button.
z The camera will switch to jump
search mode.
z The screen sample will vary slightly
according to the search key.
Location of
image currently
being displayed
Number of images
matching search
key
2
Use the
or
button to select a search
key and press the
or
button.
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the MENU button.
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Viewing Movies
Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
1
Display a movie and press
.
z Images with a
movies.
icon are
Movie Control Panel
Volume Level
(Adjust it with the
or
button)
2
Select
(Play) and press
.
Playback/Erasing
z The movie will pause if you press the FUNC./SET button
during playback. It will resume when you press the button
again.
z When playback ends, the movie stops at the last frame
displayed. Press the FUNC./SET button to display the
movie control panel.
Operating the Movie Control Panel
Ends playback and returns to single image playback
Prints (An icon will display when a printer is connected. See the
Direct Print User Guide for details.)
Play
Slow Motion Playback (You can use the
button to slow
down or the
button to speed up playback.)
Displays the first frame
Previous Frame (Rewinds if the FUNC./SET button is held down.)
Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the FUNC./SET button is held down.)
Displays the last frame
Edit (Switches to movie editing mode.) (p. 76)
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z Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when
playing a movie on a TV set (p. 89).
z The sound cannot be played in slow motion playback.
Editing Movies
You can delete portions of recorded movies.
Movies 1 second or longer before editing can be edited in 1second increments, but those that are protected or less than
1 second long cannot be edited.
1
Select
(Edit) in the movie
control panel and press
.
Movie Editing Panel
z The movie editing panel and the
movie editing bar will display.
Movie Editing Bar
2
Use the
or
button to select
Beginning) or
(Cut End) and the
button to specify the cut point ( ).
(Cut
or
z To check a temporarily edited movie, select
(Play) and
press the FUNC./SET button.
z Selecting
(Exit) cancels the edit and restores the movie
control panel.
3
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Select
(Save) and press
.
4
Select [New File] or
[Overwrite] and press
.
z [New File] saves the edited movie
under a new file name. The pre-edit
data is left unchanged.
Note, if you press the FUNC./SET
button while saving the movie, saving is cancelled.
z [Overwrite] saves the edited movie with its original name.
The pre-edit data is lost.
z When there is not enough space left on the memory card,
only [Overwrite] can be selected.
Playback/Erasing
It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited movie.
If the batteries run out partway through, edited movie clips
cannot be saved. When editing movies, it is recommended to
use new AA-size alkaline batteries or fully charged AA-size
NiMH batteries (sold separately) or the AC Adapter Kit
ACK600 (sold separately) (p. 111).
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display.
Original
1
90°
(Play) Menu
270°
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Use the
or
button to select an image to
rotate and press
to rotate it.
z Cycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each
press of the FUNC./SET button.
z This also can be set in the index playback mode.
z Movies cannot be rotated.
z When images are downloaded to a computer, the
orientation of images rotated by the camera will depend
upon the software used to download the images.
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Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In playback mode (including single image playback and index
playback), you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an
image. The sound data is saved in the WAVE format.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Use the
or
button to select an image to
which to attach a sound memo and press
.
3
Select
(Record) and press
z The elapsed time and the remaining
time display.
z Pressing the FUNC./SET button
pauses the recording. Pressing it
again resumes recording.
z Up to 60 seconds of recordings can
be added to any one image.
.
Playback/Erasing
z The sound memo control panel will display.
Sound Memo
Panel
Elapsed Time/
Remaining Time
Volume
(Adjust it with the
or
button)
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Sound Memo Panel
Exit
Record
Pause
Play
Erase
Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./
SET button.
z You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
z Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
Automated Playback (Auto Play)
Use this feature to automatically play back all of the images in the
memory card. The LCD monitor displays each image for
approximately 3 seconds.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Press
.
z During automated playback, the following functions are
possible:
- Pausing/resuming the Auto Play: Press the FUNC./SET
button
- Fast forwarding/rewinding: Press the
or
button
(hold down the button to switch between images more
rapidly)
- Stopping the Auto Play: Press the MENU button
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images and movies from accidental
erasure.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select an image to protect and press
.
Protection Icon
Playback/Erasing
z Pressing the FUNC./SET button again
cancels the setting.
z You can also protect images in the
index playback mode.
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Erasing All Images
z Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
z Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select [OK] and press
.
z To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
Please format the memory card when you want to erase not
only image data but also all the data contained on the memory
card (p. 21).
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Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the DPOF Print Settings
You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify
the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is
extremely convenient for printing on a direct print compatible
printer, or for sending the images to a photo developing service that
supports DPOF.
The
icon may display for a memory card with print
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
Select [Order] and press
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all print
settings.
.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
2
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3
Select images for printing.
z Selection methods differ for the Print
Type settings (p. 85).
(Standard)/
(Both)
Select an image, press the FUNC./
SET button and use the
or
button to select the number of print
copies (up to 99).
-
(Index)
Select an image and press the
FUNC./SET button to select or
deselect it.
Number of Print
Copies
Index Print Selection
z You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
All the Images on a Memory Card
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select [Mark all] and press
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all print
settings.
z One copy of every image will be set to
print.
3
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Select [OK] and press
.
.
z The output of some printers or photo developing services
may not reflect the specified print settings.
z Print settings cannot be set for movies.
z Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the
shooting date.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
z When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the number of copies can
be set. When it is set to [Index], the number of copies
cannot be set (only one copy will be printed).
z Do not set the date in the DPOF print settings when printing
images that have had the date embedded with the [Date
Stamp] function. This may cause the date to be printed
twice.
Setting the Print Style
Set the print style after selecting the image to print. The following
print settings can be selected.
Print Type
Index
Both
1
Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format.
Prints the images in both the standard
and index formats.
Date
Adds the date to the print.
File No.
Adds the file number to the print.
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Standard Prints one image per page.
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2
Select [Set up] and press
3
Select [Print Type], [Date] or [File No.] and
then specify the settings.
.
z The Date and File No. settings change according to the
Print Type as follows.
- Index
[Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same
time.
- Standard or Both
[Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On] at the same time,
however, the printable information may vary between
printers.
z Embedded dates in
(Postcard Date Imprint mode)
(p. 34) print out even when [Date] is set to [Off].
z Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu
(p. 26, Basic Guide p. 4).
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Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings
You can use the camera to specify settings for images before
downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for
instructions on how to transfer images to your computer.
The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards.
The
icon may display for a memory card with transfer
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
Select [Order] and press
.
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
3
Select an image to transfer
and press
.
z Pressing the FUNC./SET button again
deselects the setting.
z You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
Transfer Selection
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
2
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All the Images on a Memory Card
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select [Mark all] and press
.
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
3
Select [OK] and press
.
z Images are transferred in order from oldest to newest by the
shooting date.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
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Viewing Images on a TV set
You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or
play back images when it is connected to the camera with the
supplied AV Cable.
1
2
Turn off the Camera and the TV.
Connect the AV cable to the camera’s A/V
OUT terminal.
z Open the terminal cover by slipping
a fingernail under the left edge and
plug the AV cable in all the way.
3
VIDEO
AUDIO
Yellow
IN
Black
4
5
Turn on the TV and switch it to Video mode.
Turn on the camera.
The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (p. 27). The default
setting varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and others
If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output may
not display properly.
Viewing Images on a TV set
Plug the other ends of the
AV cable to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN jacks on the
TV.
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and startup, operation, self-timer and shutter sounds. You can change and
register these settings, enabling you to customize the camera to
suit your own tastes.
Changing My Camera Settings
1
(My Camera) Menu
Menu Item.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select the contents you wish to set.
z Select [Theme] to set all to the same
settings.
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Registering My Camera Settings
Images recorded onto the memory card and newly recorded sounds
can be added as My Camera settings to the
and
menu
items. You can also use the supplied software to upload your
computer’s images and sounds to the camera.
A computer is required to restore the My Camera settings to
the defaults. Use the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser) to restore the default settings to the camera.
1
Set the mode switch to
(playback)
(My Camera) Menu Menu item to register.
See Menus and Settings (p. 23).
2
Select
.
or
and press
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
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3
Select an image or record a sound.
z Start-up Image
Select the image you wish to register
and press the FUNC./SET button.
z Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and
Shutter Sounds
Select
(Record) and press the
FUNC./SET button. After recording,
select
(Register) and press the
FUNC./SET button.
- Recording will automatically stop when the recording time
elapses.
- To play it, select
(Play).
- To exit instead of registering, press
(Exit).
4
Select [OK] and press
.
z To cancel registering, select [Cancel].
z The following cannot be registered as My Camera settings.
- Movies
- Sounds recorded with the sound memo function (p. 79)
z The prior setting is erased when a new My Camera setting
is added.
See the supplied Software Starter Guide for more information
on creating and adding to the My Camera data.
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Troubleshooting
Camera
Camera will not operate.
Power is not turned on.
z Press the power button (Basic
Guide p. 5).
Memory card slot cover or
battery cover is open.
z Confirm that the memory card slot
cover or battery cover is securely
closed (Basic Guide p. 1).
Batteries are loaded in the
wrong direction.
z Reload the batteries in the correct
direction (Basic Guide p. 1).
Batteries are not the right
type.
z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (Basic Guide p. 1).
Insufficient battery voltage
(“Change the batteries”
message displays).
z Replace the camera batteries with
4 unused or fully charged batteries
(Basic Guide p. 1).
z Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK600
(sold separately) (p. 111).
Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals.
z Wipe the battery terminals with a
clean dry cloth.
z Reload the batteries several times.
The camera’s horizontal/
vertical orientation was
changed.
z The camera’s orientation
mechanism is operating. There is
no malfunction.
When the power is turned on
Troubleshooting
Sounds come from the camera interior.
“Card locked!” message appears.
The SD memory card’s write z When recording to, erasing from
protect tab is set to “Write
or formatting the memory card,
protect”.
slide the tab upward (p. 107).
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The Date/Time menu appears.
The built-in rechargeable
z Recharge the built-in lithium battery
lithium battery charge is low. immediately (Basic Guide p. 4).
LCD monitor
The display darkens.
The image in the LCD
z This does not constitute a
monitor will darken in strong malfunction and has no effect on
sunlight or bright light.
images that have been shot.
Display flickers.
Display flickers when shot
under fluorescent lighting.
z This is not a camera malfunction
(flickering recorded in movies, but
not in still images).
A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD
monitor.
Subject is too bright.
z This is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and
does not constitute a malfunction.
This bar of light will not be
recorded when shooting still
photos, but it will be recorded
when shooting movies.
appears.
A slow shutter speed has
likely been selected
because of insufficient
lighting.
z Raise the ISO speed (p. 66) or set
the flash to any setting other than
(flash off), or secure the
camera to something, such as a
tripod (p. 17).
appears.
This displays when using a z These settings will be overwritten
by those set by your camera
memory card that has print
(p. 83).
settings or transfer settings
set by other DPOFcompliant cameras.
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Noise displays./Subject’s movements are
irregular.
z There is no effect on the recorded
Camera automatically
image.
lightened the image
displayed on the LCD
monitor to make it easier to
see when shooting in a dark
area (p. 15).
Shooting
Camera will not record.
z Set the mode switch to
(shooting) (Basic Guide p. 5).
Flash is charging.
z The indicator will light orange
when it is charged. You can then
press the shutter button (p. 20).
Memory card is full.
z Insert a new memory card (Basic
Guide p. 1).
z If required, download the images
to a computer and erase them
from the memory card to make
space.
Memory card is not
formatted correctly.
z Format the memory card (p. 21).
z If reformatting does not work, the
memory card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
SD memory card is write
protected.
z Slide the write protect tab of the
SD memory card upward (p. 107).
LCD monitor is closed.
z When the shooting mode is
or
, open the LCD
monitor and shoot subject.
Troubleshooting
Mode switch is set to
(playback).
,
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Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Usually the recorded image z Confirm the actual image size with
the LCD monitor. Use the LCD
contains more of the scene
monitor when taking close-up
than is seen in the
shots (p. 15).
viewfinder.
Image is blurred or out of focus.
AF-assist Beam is set to
[Off].
z In dark places where it is difficult for
the camera to focus, the AF-assist
Beam will emit to assist focusing. As
the AF-assist Beam will not function
when turned off, set it [On] to
activate it (p. 24). Take care not to
obstruct the AF-assist Beam with
your hand when used.
The camera moves when
the shutter button is
pressed.
z Setting the self-timer to
(2 seconds) delays the shutter
release for 2 seconds after the
shutter button is pressed and
allows the camera to stop shaking,
thus preventing a blurred image
(p. 35).
Even better results can be
obtained by placing the camera on
a stable surface or by using a
tripod to shoot.
Subject is out of focal range. z Shoot with the subject at the
correct shooting distance (p. 118).
The subject is hard to focus z Use the focus lock, AF lock or
on.
manual focus to shoot (p. 47).
Subject in recorded image is too dark.
Insufficient light for shooting. z Set the flash to
(Flash on)
(Basic Guide p. 9).
Subject is dark in contrast to z Set the exposure compensation to
the background.
a positive (+) setting (p. 54).
z Use AE lock or use the spot
metering function (p. 49, 53).
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Subject is too far away for
flash to reach.
z Shoot within correct shooting
distance of the subject when using
the built-in flash (p. 119).
z Raise the ISO sensitivity and then
shoot (p. 66).
Subject in recorded image is too bright.
Subject is too close, making z Shoot within correct shooting
the flash too strong.
distance of the subject when using
the built-in flash (p. 119).
Subject is bright in contrast z Set the exposure compensation to a
to the background.
negative (–) setting (p. 54).
z Use AE lock or use the spot
metering function (p. 49, 53).
Too much light is shining
z Change the shooting angle.
directly into the camera, or
is being reflected off the
subject.
Flash is set to on.
z Set the flash to
(Flash off)
(Basic Guide p. 9).
Image flashes white. Image contains noise.
ISO speed is too high.
White dots appear on the image.
Light from the flash has
z This is a phenomenon that occurs
reflected off dust particles or with digital cameras and does not
insects in the air. This is
constitute a malfunction.
particularly noticeable when
shooting using the wide
angle or when you increase
the aperture value in the
aperture-priority AE mode.
Troubleshooting
z Higher ISO speeds increase
image noise. To take clean
images, use as low an ISO speed
as possible (p. 66).
z In
,
,
, and
modes in
the
mode, the ISO speed
increases and noise can appear.
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Eyes appear red.
Light reflecting back from
z Use the
(red-eye reduction)
eyes can make them appear mode (Basic Guide p. 9). For this
red when the flash is used in mode to be effective, the subject
dark areas.
must be looking right at the redeye reduction lamp. Try asking
them to look directly at the lamp.
z Even better results can be
obtained by increasing the lighting
in indoor settings or approaching
closer to the subject. The shutter
will not activate for approximately
1 second after the red-eye
reduction lamp fires in order to
improve the effect.
Continuous shooting slows down.
The memory card’s
performance has dropped.
z To enhance the continuous
shooting performance, you are
recommended to format the
memory card in the camera after
you save all its images to your
computer (p. 21).
Recording images to memory card takes a long
time.
Memory card was formatted z Use a memory card formatted in
in another device.
your camera (p. 21).
Lens will not retract.
Memory card slot cover or
battery cover was opened
with power on.
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z First close the memory card slot
cover or battery cover and then
turn the power off (Basic Guide
p. 1).
Shooting Movies
The recording time may not display properly or
filming may stop unexpectedly.
The following types of
memory cards are used.
- Slow recording cards.
- Cards formatted on a
different camera or a
computer.
- Cards which have had
images recorded and
erased repeatedly.
z Although the recording time may
not display properly during
shooting, the movie will be
recorded correctly on the memory
card. Recording time will display
properly if you format the memory
card in this camera (excluding
slow recording memory cards)
(p. 21).
“!” displays frequently in the LCD monitor.
If free space in the camera’s z Try the following procedures.
built-in memory becomes
- Reformat the memory card
too scarce, the “!” symbol
before filming (p. 21)
will display on the LCD
- Lower the resolution or frame
monitor in red and the
rate (p. 30)
camera will automatically
- Use a high-speed memory card
cease filming shortly
(SDC-512MSH, etc.)
thereafter.
Zoom does not operate.
z Operate the zoom before shooting
in movie mode (Basic Guide p. 8).
Note the digital zoom is available
while shooting, but only in
Standard movie mode.
Troubleshooting
Zoom lever was pressed
while shooting in movie
mode.
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Playback
Cannot play back.
You attempted to play back z Computer images that cannot be
played back will play back if they
images shot with another
are added to the camera using the
camera or images edited
supplied software program
with a computer.
ZoomBrowser EX or
ImageBrowser.
File name was changed with z Set the file name or location on the
a computer or file location
file format/structure of the camera.
was changed.
(Refer to the Software Starter
Guide for details).
Movies cannot be edited.
Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited.
Movies do not play back correctly.
Movies recorded with high resolutions and frame rates may
momentarily stop playing if played on slow reading memory
cards.
You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when
playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
z To check the images at the
Movies recorded at the
original frame rate, you are
(Fast Frame Rate) setting
and with the video signal set recommended to play the movie
to the PAL format, may play back on the camera’s LCD monitor
back with a frame rate lower or on a computer.
than the recorded one when
output to a TV or video. You
can play every frame by
using the slow motion
playback.
Reading images from memory card is slow.
Memory card was formatted
in another device.
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z Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 21).
Battery
Batteries consumed quickly.
Batteries are not the right
type.
z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (Basic Guide p. 1).
Battery capacity drops due z If shooting in a cold location, warm
to low ambient
the batteries such as by placing
temperatures.
them in your pocket before using
them.
Battery terminals are dirty.
z Wipe the terminals well with a dry
cloth before use.
z Reload the batteries several times.
If using Canon AA-size NiMH batteries
As the batteries have not
been used for over a year,
their recharging capacity
has decreased.
z Their charging performance
should return to normal after fully
recharging and fully depleting
them over several times.
Battery life has been
exceeded.
z Replace all 4 batteries with new
ones.
TV monitor output
Incorrect video system
setting.
z Set the video system to the
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
for your TV (p. 27).
Shooting in Stitch Assist
mode.
z The output will not appear on a TV
in Stitch Assist mode. Shoot in a
different shooting mode (Basic
Guide p. 7).
Troubleshooting
Image not showing on TV monitor.
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List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during
shooting or playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for
the messages that display during a printer connection.
Busy...
Image is being recorded to, or read from, memory card. The
playback mode is starting up.
No memory card
You turned on the camera without a memory card installed.
Card locked!
The SD memory card is write-protected.
Cannot record!
You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card
installed, or attempted to attach a sound memo to a movie.
Memory card error
Memory card has experienced an anomaly.
Memory card full
Memory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or
saved. Or no more image settings or sound memos can be
recorded.
Naming error!
The image could not be created because there is an image with
the same name as the directory that the camera is attempting to
create, or the highest possible file number has already been
reached. In the Set up menu, set [File No. Reset] to [On]. Save
all the images you wish to retain onto a computer, then reformat
the memory card. Please note that formatting will erase all the
existing images and other data.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace all
4 batteries immediately with unused AA-size alkaline batteries or
fully charged Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
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No image
No images recorded on memory card.
Image too large
You attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 x 3328
pixels or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG format
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image.
Corrupted Data
You attempted to play back an image with corrupted data.
RAW
You attempted to play back a RAW image.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a
special data type (proprietary data type used by the camera of
another manufacturer, etc.) or a movie clip recorded by another
camera.
Cannot magnify!
You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different
camera or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a
movie.
Cannot rotate
You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera
or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a movie.
Incompatible WAVE format.
Cannot register this image!
You attempted to register an image recorded in a different
camera or a movie as a start-up image.
Protected!
List of Messages
A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data
type of the existing sound memo is incorrect.
You attempted to erase or edit a protected image, movie or
sound memo.
103
Too many marks
Too many images have been marked with print settings or
transfer settings. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!
Could not save the print or transfer settings.
Unselectable image
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
Exx
(xx: number) Camera malfunction. Turn the power off and then
back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the error
code reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly
after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded.
Check image in playback mode.
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Appendix
Battery Handling
Battery Charge
The following icon and message will display.
/The power lamp is
blinking green.
Battery charge is low. If using
the camera for an extended
period, replace the batteries
as soon as possible.
Change the batteries
Batteries are fully depleted
and the camera can no longer
operate. Replace the batteries
immediately.
Battery Handling Precautions
Appendix
z This camera uses AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AAsize NiMH batteries (sold separately).
While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries,
performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.
z Since the performance of alkaline batteries may differ
according to brand, the operating time of the batteries you
purchase may not be as long as the batteries that came with
the camera.
z When using the camera under low temperature conditions
or over long periods, you are recommend to use of Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately).
Camera operating time may shorten at low temperatures when
alkaline batteries are used. Also due to their specifications,
alkaline batteries may expire faster than NiMH batteries.
z Never mix unused and partially used batteries.
The partially used batteries may leak.
z Do not install the batteries with their terminals (
and
)
reversed.
z Do not mix batteries of different types or from different
manufacturers.
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z Before installing the batteries, wipe the battery terminals
well with a dry cloth.
If the battery terminals are soiled with oil from one’s skin or other
dirt, the number of recordable images may be considerably
diminished, or reduced usage time.
z At low temperatures, battery performance may be reduced
and the low battery icon (
) may appear earlier than usual.
Under these conditions, restore the battery performance by
warming it in a pocket immediately before use.
z Do not put the batteries into a pocket together with metallic
items such as a key ring.
The batteries may be short circuiting.
z When not using the camera for long periods, remove the
batteries from the camera and store them separately.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, the camera may
become damaged from battery leakage.
WARNING
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal is
completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk that
such batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always check the
seals on store-bought batteries before loading them, as some
batteries may come with defective seals. Do not use batteries with
defective seals.
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal (electrical insulation
sheath) peeled off.
The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat.
The negative terminal is correctly formed (protruding
from the metal base), but the seal does not extend up
over the edge of the metal base.
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Handling the Memory Card
Write Protect Tab
Write Protect Tab
Slide the switch up.
Writing/Erasing Possible
Slide the switch down
(you can protect the
images and other
data on the card)
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Cautions When Handling
Appendix
z Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not
bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks
or vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the memory card.
z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the
terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the
terminals with your hands or metal objects.
z Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or
cover it with another label or sticker.
z When writing on the memory card, do not use a pencil or
ball-point pen. Only use a soft point pen (e.g. felt-tip pen).
z Do not use or store memory cards in the following
locations.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
z Since some or all of the data recorded on the memory card
may be corrupted or erased by electrical noise, static
electricity or card malfunction, making a backup copy of
important data is recommended.
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Formatting
z Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card
erases all data, including protected images.
z You are recommended to use memory cards that have been
formatted in your camera.
• The card supplied with the camera may be used without further
formatting.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card
might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve
the problem.
• When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
• Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or
peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera.
When that happens, reformat the memory card with this
camera.
z If formatting in the camera does not work properly, turn the
camera off and re-insert the memory card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
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Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200)
This kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size
NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge batteries as shown
below.
To a power outlet
Charge Indicator
The charge indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when
charging is finished.
Appendix
z This charger can be used only to charge Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries NB-2AH. Please do not attempt to charge
NB-2AH batteries in any other type of charger.
z Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates or
different charge states. When recharging batteries, always
recharge all 4 of them at the same time.
z Do not attempt to recharge fully charged batteries, as
doing so may reduce or impair battery performance. Also,
do not charge batteries for more than 24 consecutive
hours.
z Do not recharge batteries in enclosed areas that tend to
retain heat.
z Do not recharge the batteries until the LCD monitor
displays the “Change the batteries” message. Repeatedly
recharging batteries before they become fully depleted
may cause batteries to lose capacity.
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z Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth in the
following situations, as the terminals may be soiled with oil
from one’s skin or other dirt:
- If the battery usage time has considerably diminished
- If the number of recordable images has considerably
diminished
- When charging the batteries (insert and remove the
batteries two or three times before charging)
- When charging completes in a space of a few minutes
(the battery charger indicator remains lit)
z You may not be able to fully charge the batteries due to
their specifications right after purchase or after long
periods of nonuse. If this happens, after fully charging
them, use the batteries until their charge is fully depleted.
After doing this several times, battery performance will be
restored.
z If you store batteries for a long period of time (about 1
year), it is recommended that you fully deplete the
batteries in the camera and to then store them at room
temperature (0 to 30°C/32 to 90°F) in low humidity. Storing
them in a fully charged condition can shorten their lifespan
or degrade their performance.
Again, if you do not use batteries for more than 1 year, fully
charge them once a year and fully deplete in the camera
before storing them.
z If the battery usage time has become considerably low
despite wiping the terminals and charging them until the
battery charger indicator remains lit, this may indicate that
the batteries have reached the end of their lifespan.
Replace them with new batteries. If you are purchasing
new batteries, look for Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
z Leaving batteries in the camera or charger may result in
damage from battery leakage. When not in use, remove
the batteries from the camera or charger and store them in
a cool, dry location.
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z It takes approximately 4 hours 10 minutes for the charger to
fully recharge the batteries after they have been fully
discharged (as determined by testing at Canon facilities).
Charge batteries in an environment where the temperature
is in the range of 0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F).
z The charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and to the battery charge state.
z The battery charger may emit noise while charging. This is
not a malfunction.
z Battery/Charger Kit CBK100 can also be used. Use Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries NB-1AH with the charger included
in the CBK100 kit.
Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK600
It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold
separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or
connecting it to a computer.
Turn the camera power off before connecting or
disconnecting the AC adapter.
1
2
Connect the power cord to
the compact power adapter
first and then plug the other
end into the power outlet.
Appendix
Open the terminal cover and
attach the cord to the DC IN
terminal.
Compact Power
Adapter CA-PS500
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Using the Lenses (Sold Separately)
The camera supports use of the separately sold Wide Converter
WC-DC58N and Tele-converter TC-DC58N. In order to attach
these lenses, you also need to use the separately sold Conversion
Lens Adapter LA-DC58F.
z When attaching the wide converter or tele-converter, be
sure to screw it on securely. If they come loose, they may
fall from the lens adapter, posing risk of injury from
shattered glass.
z Never look into the sun or into strong light through the
viewfinder when attaching the wide converter or tele-converter,
as this can result in blindness or impairment of vision.
z If you use the flash when shooting with these attachments,
the outer area of the recorded image (especially lower right
corner) will come out relatively dark.
z When using the tele-converter, please set the focal length
to the telephoto end. At other zoom settings, the image will
appear as if its corners have been cut off.
z When using the wide converter, please set the camera to
the wide angle end.
z If you use the viewfinder for shooting, a portion of the view
will be blocked by these attachments. Please use the LCD
monitor.
„Wide Converter WC-DC58N
Use this converter for taking wide-angle shots. The wide converter
changes the focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of
0.7x (the thread diameter is 58 mm).
„Tele-converter TC-DC58N
This lens is used for taking telephoto shots. The lens changes the
focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of 1.75x. (the
thread diameter is 58 mm).
It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide
converter or tele-converter.
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„Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58F
This is a lens adapter required for attaching the wide converter and
tele-converter (58 mm thread diameter).
Attaching a Lens
1
2
Be sure that the camera is turned off.
Press the ring release button and hold it
down, and turn the ring in the direction of
the arrow.
Ring Release Button
Ring
3
When the { mark on the camera and the
mark on the ring are aligned, lift off the ring.
4
Align the z mark on the conversion lens
adapter with the { mark on the camera, and
turn the adapter in the direction of the
arrows as far as the
mark on the camera.
Appendix
z To remove the conversion lens adapter, turn the adapter in
the opposite direction with holding down the ring release
button.
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5
Set the lens on the adapter, and turn it in the
indicated direction to attach it securely.
z Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion
lenses with a lens blower brush before use. The camera
may focus on any dirt that remains.
z Be careful when handling the lenses since it is easy to get
finger prints on them.
z Be careful not to drop the camera or adapter when
removing the ring.
z When using these lens attachments, you should not shoot
images in
mode. It will not be possible to use the
PhotoStitch software from your computer to accurately
stitch the images together.
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Using an Externally Mounted Flash
(Sold Separately)
High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This flash is used to supplement the camera’s built-in flash when
the subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following
procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the
supporting bracket.
Please read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this
explanation.
Tripod
Sockets
Bracket
(Comes with the flash)
Appendix
z When shooting in
mode, the High-Power Flash will not
fire.
z The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge
gets weaker. Always set the power/mode switch to [OFF]
when you finish using the flash.
z Be careful not to touch the flash window or sensor
windows with your fingers while the flash is in use.
z The flash may fire if another flash is being used in close
proximity.
z The High-Power Flash may not fire outdoors in daylight or
when there are no reflective items.
z For continuous shooting, although the flash fires for the
first shot, it does not fire for subsequent shots.
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z Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not
loosen. Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the
camera and flash resulting in damage to both.
z Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the
lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed.
z To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it
is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the
camera’s front panel.
z A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
„Batteries
z Charge becomes Severely Limited
If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the
battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty
from fingerprints.
z Usage in Cold Temperatures (Less than 0°C/32°F)
Get a spare generic lithium battery (CR123A or DL123). You are
recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to warm it
up before switching it for the battery in the flash.
z Non-Use over Extended Periods
Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery
fluid to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the
High-Power Flash and store them in a cool, dry place.
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Camera Care and Maintenance
Never use thinners, benzine, 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 as listed on rear of the European Warranty
System (EWS) Booklet.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary,
gently wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove
stubborn dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These
actions may damage it or lead to other problems.
Appendix
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to
change without notice.
PowerShot A620/A610
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
Camera Effective Pixels : PowerShot A620: Approx. 7.1 million
PowerShot A610: Approx. 5.0 million
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Image Sensor
: PowerShot A620: 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total
number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million)
PowerShot A610: 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total
number of pixels: Approx. 5.3 million)
Lens
: 7.3 (W) – 29.2 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 140 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.1 (T)
Digital Zoom
: Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 16x in
combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
: Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
: 2.0-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline
silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000
pixels
AF System
: TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 9-point (AiAF) / 1-point (AF)
(1-point focusing frame: any position is
available)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of the
lens)
: Normal: 45 cm (18 in.) – infinity
Macro: 1 – 45 cm (W)/25 – 45 cm (T)
(0.4 – 18 in. (W)/9.8 – 18 in. (T))
Manual focus: 1 cm (0.4 in.) – infinity (W)/
25 cm (9.8 in.) – infinity (T)
Shutter
: Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
: 15 – 1/2500 sec.
• The shutter speed varies according to the
shooting mode.
• Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower
operate with noise reduction.
Metering System
: Evaluative, Center-weighted average or
Spot (Center/AF Point)
Exposure
Compensation
: ± 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, Safety
Shift is available
Sensitivity
: Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White Balance
: TTL auto, pre-set (available settings:
Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent H or Underwater) or custom
Built-in Flash
: Auto*, on*, off
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
* Red-eye reduction is available.
FE Lock, Slow synchro, 2nd-curtain flash
and flash output settings are available.
: Normal: 45 cm – 4.2 m (18 in. – 14 ft.) (W),
45 cm – 3.0 m (18 in. – 10 ft.) (T)
Macro: 25 cm – 45 cm (9.8 – 18 in.) (W/T)
(When sensitivity is set to AUTO.)
Flash Exposure
Compensation
: ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes
: Auto
Creative zone:
Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture
priority, Manual and Custom
Image zone:
Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Special
Scene1, My Colors, Stitch assist and Movie2
1
2
Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage,
Snow, Beach, Fireworks and Underwater.
Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My
Colors.
Appendix
Flash Range
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Continuous Shooting
: PowerShot A620: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode)
PowerShot A610: Approx. 2.4 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer
: Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./
approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
PC-controlled Shooting : Available (USB connection only. Exclusive
software program is include in the camera
kit.) (PowerShot A620 only)
Recording Media
: SD memory card/MultiMediaCard
• This camera has been tested with memory cards
through 2 GB. All memory card functions cannot
be guaranteed.
File Format
: Design rule for camera file system and
DPOF compliant
Data Type (Still images) : Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*1
(Movies)
Compression
: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data:
WAVE (monaural))
: Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of (Still images) : PowerShot A620:
Recording
Large:
3072 x 2304 pixels
Pixels
Medium 1:
2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 2:
2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 3:
1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode:
1600 x 1200 pixels
PowerShot A610:
Large:
2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 1:
2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 2:
1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode:
1600 x 1200 pixels
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(Movies)
: Standard, My Colors:
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/
sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/
sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory
card is full* (can record up to a maximum of
1 GB at one time).
Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)
320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC512MSH recommended).
: Single (histogram displayable), Index (9
thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x
(max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse
through magnified images possible), Jump
(jumps to every tenth or handredth image, to
the first image of those sharing a certain
shooting date or to movies. In index
playback mode, it displays 9 images at
once.), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Auto
Play or Movie (edit/slow motion play back
possible).
Direct Print
: PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print
and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings
: Start-up image, start-up sound, operation
sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.
Interface
: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture
Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL
selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source
: AA-size alkaline batteries (included in
camera kit)
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4200 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold separately)
Appendix
Playback Modes
Operating Temperature : 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
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Operating Humidity
: 10 – 90%
Dimensions
: 104.8 x 66.0 x 49.1 mm
(excluding protrusions)
(4.13 x 2.60 x 1.93 in.)
Weight
(camera body only)
: Approx. 235 g (8.29 oz.)
*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a
standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and
printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s
image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding
extremely high quality prints.
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Battery Capacity
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor
ON (Based on
the CIPA
standard)
LCD Monitor
Off
AA-size Alkaline
Batteries (included
with the camera)
Approx. 350
images
Approx. 1200
images
Approx.
16 hours
40 minutes
AA-size NiMH
Batteries (NB-2AH
(fully charged))
Approx. 500
images
Approx. 1500
images
Approx.
16 hours
40 minutes
Playback
Time
z The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions
and settings.
z Movie data is excluded.
z At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and
the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these
circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the
battery in a pocket before use.
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23°C ±2°C/73°F ±3.6°F), normal
relative humidity (50% ±20%), alternating wide angle end
and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals with the
flash fired once every two shots and the camera power
turned off after every tenth shot. Power is left off for a
sufficient amount of time*, then the power is turned back
on and the testing procedure is repeated.
• A Canon-brand memory card is used.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Appendix
Playback: Normal temperature (23°C ±2°C/73°F ±3.6°F), normal
relative humidity (50% ±20%), continuous playback at 3
seconds per image.
See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 105).
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Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
„PowerShot A620
: Card included with the camera
Resolution
(Large)
3072 x 2304 pixels
(Middle 1)
2592 x 1944 pixels
(Middle 2)
2048 x 1536 pixels
(Middle 3)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Small)
640 x 480 pixels
(Postcard Date
Imprint Mode)
1600 x 1200 pixels
•
Compression
SDC-32M
SDC-128M
SDC512MSH
9
40
156*
15
64
251
31
134
520
11
49
190
20
87
339
40
173
671
17
76
295
32
136
529
63
269
1041
28
121
471
51
217
839
97
411
1590
109
460
1777
168
711
2747
265
1118
4317
51
217
839
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 32) (* Only
available when card has been formatted with a low level format).
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon.
Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting
conditions.
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„PowerShot A610
: Card included with the camera
Resolution
(Large)
2592 x 1944 pixels
(Middle 1)
2048 x 1536 pixels
(Middle 2)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Small)
640 x 480 pixels
(Postcard Date
Imprint Mode)
1600 x 1200 pixels
Compression
SDC-16M
SDC-128M
SDC512MSH
5
49
190
9
87
339
19
173
671
8
76
295
15
136
529
30
269
1041
13
121
471
24
217
839
46
411
1590
52
460
1777
80
711
2747
127
1118
4317
24
217
839
•
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 32).
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon.
Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting
conditions.
Appendix
125
Movie
Resolution
Standard
640 x 480
pixels
My Colors
320 x 240
pixels
Fast Frame 320 x 240
Rate
pixels
Compact
160x 120
pixels
Frame
Rate
SDM16M
SDC32M
SDC128M
SDC512MSH
6 sec.
14 sec.
1 min.
4 sec.
4 min.
9 sec.
14 sec.
30 sec.
2 min.
7 sec.
8 min.
14 sec.
20 sec.
42 sec.
3 min.
1 sec.
11 min.
42 sec.
40 sec.
1 min.
24 sec.
5 min.
55 sec.
22 min.
53 sec.
10 sec.
21 sec.
1 min.
32 sec.
5 min.
59 sec.
1 min.
39 sec.
3 min.
26 sec.
14 min.
29 sec.
55 min.
57 sec.
* Maximum movie clip length at
: 1 min., at
: 3 min. The
figures indicate the maximum continuous recording time.
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Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Resolution
PowerShot A620
3072 x 2304 pixels
3045 KB
1897 KB
902 KB
PowerShot A610
2592 x 1944 pixels
2053 KB
1395 KB
695 KB
PowerShot A620
2592 x 1944 pixels
2503 KB
1395 KB
695 KB
PowerShot A610
2048 x 1536 pixels
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
PowerShot A620
2048 x 1536 pixels
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
PowerShot A610
1600 x 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
PowerShot A620
1600 x 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
1600 x 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
640 x 480 pixels
Resolution
Frame Rate
File size
1980 KB/sec.
Standard
640 x 480 pixels
My Colors
320 x 240 pixels
Fast Frame
Rate
320 x 240 pixels
1320 KB/sec.
Compact
160 x 120 pixels
120 KB/sec.
990 KB/sec.
660 KB/sec.
330 KB/sec.
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SD Memory Card
Interface
Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
NiMH Battery NB-2AH
(Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery NB4-200 set or the
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200)
Type
AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride
battery
Nominal Voltage
1.2 V DC
Typical Capacity
2300 mAh (min.: 2150 mAh)
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35°C (32 – 95°F)
Dimensions
Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.6 in.)
Length: 50 mm (2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 29 g (1.0 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-4AH/CB-4AHE
(Supplied with the separately sold Battery and Charger Kit CBK4200)
Rated Input
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100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 10 W
Rated Output
565 mA
Charging Time
Approx. 4 hours 50 min.
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35°C (32 – 95°F)
Dimensions
65.0 x 105.0 x 27.5 mm (2.6 x 4.1 x 1.1 in.)
Weight (body only)
CB-4AH: Approx. 95 g (3.4 oz.)
CB-4AHE: Approx. 97 g (3.4 oz.)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK600)
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/ 60 Hz)
0.16 A (100 V) – 0.11 A (240 V)
Rated Output
4.3 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)
Dimensions
42.6 x 104.4 x 31.4 mm (1.7 x 4.1 x 1.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.) (excluding power cord)
Wide Converter WC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification
Approx. 0.7x
(35mm film equivalent at max. wide angle:
approx. 25 mm)
Focusing Range
(from front of lens)
Approx. 20 cm (7.9 in.) – infinity (at wide angle
end)*1
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*2
Dimensions
Diameter: 94.5 mm (3.7 in.)
Length: 54.9 mm (2.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 275 g (9.7 oz.)
Tele-converter TC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Approx. 1.75x
(35mm film equivalent at max. telephoto:
approx. 245 mm)
Focusing Range
(from front of lens)
Approx. 1.4 m (4.6 ft.) – infinity (at telephoto
end)*1
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*2
Dimensions
Diameter: 75 mm (3.0 in.)
Length: 50 mm (2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 185 g (6.5 oz.)
*1 When mounted on PowerShot A620/A610
*2 Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58F is required when mounted on
PowerShot A620/A610
Appendix
Magnification
129
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58F (Sold Separately)
130
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread
Dimensions
Diameter: 62 mm (2.4 in.)
Length: 46.1 mm (1.8 in.)
Weight
Approx. 17 g (0.60 oz.)
INDEX
A
E
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 .......111
AE Lock ..................................49
AF ...........................................45
AF Frame ..........................16, 45
AF Lock ..................................47
AF-assist Beam ................24, 96
AiAF ........................................45
Auto Play ................................80
Auto Rotate Function ..............70
AV Cable ................................89
Erasing
All Images .......................... 82
Single Images .......... Basic 11
Exposure ................................ 54
B
Battery
Battery Capacity ...............123
Charging ...........................109
Handling ...........................105
Installing .....................Basic 1
C
F
FE Lock .................................. 51
File Number ..................... 17, 71
Flash .............................. Basic 9
Focus
Lock ................................... 47
Manual ............................... 48
Frame Rate ............................ 30
FUNC. Menu .... 22, 24, Basic 12
FUNC./SET ...................... 14, 22
G
Grid Line .......................... 16, 25
Compression ..........................30
Continuous Shooting ..............32
Creative Zone .................Basic 8
Custom Settings .....................69
Custom White Balance ...........56
H
D
Image Data Sizes
(Estimated) ........................... 127
Image Zone .................... Basic 6
Index Playback ....................... 73
Indicator ................................. 20
Interface Cable ............ Basic 14,
Basic 19
ISO Speed ............................. 66
Date/Time .................26, Basic 4
DIGITAL Terminal ...13, Basic 19
Digital Zoom ...........................31
Direct Transfer ..............Basic 22
Distance Units ........................27
Downloading Images to a
Computer ......................Basic 16
DPOF Print Order
Print Style ...........................85
Selecting Images ................83
DPOF Transfer Order .............87
HF-DC1 ................................ 115
Histogram ............................... 19
I
J
Jump (Image Search) ............ 74
131
L
Landscape ..................... Basic 6
Language ................. 27, Basic 4
LCD Monitor
Information Displayed ........ 16
Night Display ...................... 15
Using the LCD Monitor
.............................. 15, Basic 3
Lense
Conversion Lens Adapter 113
Tele-converter .................. 112
Wide Converter ................ 112
132
Movie
Editing ................................76
Playback .............................75
Shooting .............................37
Viewing ...............................75
Mute .......................................25
My Camera Menu .............23, 27
My Camera Settings ...............90
My Colors ................. 59, Basic 7
N
Night scene .................... Basic 6
M
P
Macro ........................... Basic 10
Magnifying ............................. 72
Maintenance ........................ 117
Manual Exposure ................... 44
Manual Focus ........................ 48
Memory Card
Estimated Capacities ....... 124
Formatting ........................ 108
Handling ........................... 107
Insertting .................... Basic 1
Menu
FUNC. Menu ................ 22, 24
Menu List ........................... 24
Menus and Settings ........... 22
My Camera Menu ........ 23, 27
Play Menu .................... 23, 25
Rec. Menu ................... 23, 24
Rec., Play, Set up and My
Camera Menu .................... 23
Set up Menu ................ 23, 25
Messages ............................ 102
Metering Modes ..................... 52
MF-Point Zoom ................ 24, 48
Mode Switch .......................... 14
Photo Effect ............................58
Play Menu ........................23, 25
Playback ....................... Basic 11
Portrait ............................ Basic 6
Postcard Date Imprint Mode ...33
Power Button ............ 14, Basic 5
Power Saving ...................20, 26
Print/Share Button .. 14, Basic 14
Printing ......................... Basic 14
Protect ....................................81
R
Rec. Menu ........................23, 24
Red-Eye Reduction ........ Basic 9
Reset All .................................28
Resolution ........................29, 30
Review ...................... 24, Basic 6
Rotate .....................................78
S
Self-Timer ...............................35
Set up Menu .....................23, 25
Shooting Mode
Auto ............................Basic 6
Creative Zone .............Basic 8
Dial .............................Basic 6
Functions Available ..........135
Image Zone ................Basic 6
Shutter Button .........................14
Fully ............................Basic 5
Halfway .......................Basic 5
Shutter Speed .........................41
Smooth Continuous Shooting .32
Sound Memo ..........................79
Special Scene Mode .......Basic 7
Spot AE Point Frame ..............16
Stitch Assist ..............39, Basic 7
System Requirements ..Basic 17
T
Telephoto ........................Basic 8
Troubleshooting ......................93
V
Video Output System ..............89
W
White Balance ........................55
Wide Angle .....................Basic 8
Wrist Strap ..............................12
Z
Zoom ........................31, Basic 8
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The following chart shows the functions and settings available in
each shooting mode.
In
mode, you can shoot using your saved settings (p. 69).
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* Default setting { Setting available U Setting can only be selected for the first image.
•
(Shaded Area): Setting is retained even when the camera power is shut off.
• With the exception of the [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] settings, all the other menu
settings and changes made with the camera buttons can be reset to the default values in a single
operation (p. 28).
(1)The following functions cannot be set in the
mode.
- The [Auto] and [On] setting for the flash
- Macro mode
- Red-eye reduction function
- AF lock
- AF-assist beam
- Manual focus
- AF frame selection
The following functions cannot be set in the
mode.
- Macro mode
- AF frame selection
(2)The resolutions and frame rates for the
(Movie) mode are as follows.
Resolution
Frame Rate
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and
modes.
(4)The default flash setting will be [Auto] (red-eye reduction) in the
,
,
,
,
,
modes, and
[Flash off] in the
and
modes.
(5)Settings will be fixed to [On] in the
mode, and [Off] in all other modes.
(6)When using the digital zoom, it will be set to [Center].
(7)Default setting is [On] for the
and [Off] for the
,
,
modes. Can be set during shooting in the
mode.
(8)Exposure compensation not available in the
and
modes.
(9)Automatically set by the camera.
(10)This cannot be set when the Photo Effect is set to the
and
modes.
(11)The white balance will be set to [Auto].
(12)The Photo Effect cannot be set in the
mode.
(13)ISO [Auto] cannot be selected.
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DIGITAL CAMERA
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Print/Transfer Settings
Viewing Images on a TV set
Customizing the Camera
Troubleshooting
Advanced Camera User Guide
CEL-SF3C210
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