Canon A640 Digital Camera User Manual

ENGLISH
The Components Guide
Preparations
Shooting
Photo of PowerShot A640
Playback/Erasing
Menus and Settings
Printing
Basic
Downloading Images
to a Computer
Camera User Guide
Please Read This First
This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features.
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The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary
according to the flowchart below.
For information on included items
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System Map
Safety Precautions
Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below
when using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical
shock to yourself and others.
Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the
Advanced Camera User Guide.
The Components Guide
Preparations
• Installing the batteries and memory card
• Opening the LCD monitor
• Setting the date, time and language
Warnings
Basic Camera User
Guide (This Guide)
• Read this first.
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Menus and Settings
Handling precautions, references
to the various shooting and
playback functions
Advanced Camera User
Guide
Printing
Direct Print User Guide
• Installing the software
• Downloading images to a
computer
• Using the software
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the camera to severe impacts. Do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
• Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or
noxious fumes.
• Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
• Do not use batteries which are not specified for this camera.
• The compact power adapter output terminals have been designed
exclusively for this equipment. Do not use them for other products.
Basic Camera User
Guide (This Guide)
Software Starter Guide
In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is called the Basic Guide, and
the Advanced Camera User Guide is called the Advanced Guide.
In this guide, explanations are given using illustrations for the PowerShot A640.
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The Components Guide
„ Front View
The Components Guide
Attaching the
Wrist Strap
a Wrist Strap Mount
b Speaker
c AF-assist Beam (Advanced Guide p. 21)
d Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 16)
e Self-Timer Lamp (p. 18)
f Viewfinder Window (Advanced Guide p. 16)
g Flash (p. 15)
h Ring (Advanced Guide p. 121)
i Ring Release Button (Advanced Guide p. 121)
j Lens
k Microphone (Advanced Guide pp. 39, 87)
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„ Back View
aLCD Monitor (p. 7, Advanced Guide p. 12)
bViewfinder (Advanced Guide p. 16)
cA/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (Advanced Guide p. 97)
dDIGITAL Terminal (p. 28)
eTerminal Cover
fDC IN Terminal (Power input) (Advanced Guide p. 119)
gMemory Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 5)
hMemory Card Slot / Battery Cover Lock (p. 5)
iTripod Socket
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„ Controls
The Components Guide
a Indicators (p. 4)
b Power Lamp
c Power Button (p. 9)
d Zoom Lever (p. 14, Advanced Guide p. 78)
Shooting:
(Wide Angle)/
(Telephoto)
Playback:
(Index)/
(Magnify)
e Shutter Button (p. 10)
f Shooting Mode Dial (pp. 9, 11)
g Mode Switch (pp. 9, 20)
h
(Print/Share) Button (p. 23)
i MENU Button (p. 22, Advanced Guide p. 19)
j FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 21, Advanced Guide p. 18)
k DISP. (Display) Button (Advanced Guide p. 12)
l
(Exposure)/ (Single Image Erase) Button (p. 20, Advanced
Guide p. 57)
m (Flash)/
(Jump)/ Button (p. 15, Advanced Guide p. 80)
n Button
o (Macro)/
(Manual Focus)/ Button (p. 17, Advanced Guide p. 51)
p Button
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Indicators
The camera indicators will light or blink under the following conditions.
Never do the following while the green indicator blinks.
These actions may corrupt image data.
- Shake or jolt the camera
- Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery cover
z Upper Indicator
Green:
Blinking Green:
Ready to shoot
Image recording/reading/erasing/transferring
(when connected to a computer)
Orange:
Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning),
charging flash
z Lower Indicator
Yellow:
Blinking Yellow:
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Macro mode/Manual focus mode/AF lock mode
Focusing difficulty (camera beeps once)
Preparations
1. Installing the batteries.
1. Slide the memory card slot/battery cover lock in the
direction of the arrow (a) and open the cover (b).
2. Insert the 4 supplied AA-size alkaline batteries, or
separately sold AA-size NiMH batteries.
Negative end (–)
Positive end
(+)
Preparations
Î See the Advanced Guide: Battery Handling (p. 112).
2. Inserting the memory card.
1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place.
Back
2. Hold down the memory card slot/battery cover (a),
then slide it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks
into place (b).
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Ensure that the memory card is correctly oriented before
inserting it in the camera. It may damage the camera, or
the camera may not recognize the card, if it is inserted
incorrectly.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Handling the Memory Card (p. 114).
Î See the Advanced Guide: Formatting Memory Cards (p. 26).
„ To Remove the Memory Card
Push the memory card with your finger until the memory card clicks
and then release it.
You can use SD* memory cards, SDHC 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.
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First Time Settings
„ Opening the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor can be used to check an image during shooting, to
play back recorded images or to adjust menu settings. It can be
opened to the following range of positions.
1. Opened right to left 180
degrees.
2. Tilted forward 180 degrees
When tilted forward 180 degrees
toward the lens, the image shown on
the LCD monitor is automatically
flipped and reversed so that it
appears correctly from in front of the lens.
This reverse display function can be turned off.
Preparations
toward the lens or backward
90 degrees.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Rec. Menu (p. 20).
3. Close the LCD monitor with
the LCD monitor facing out.
When the LCD monitor clicks into
place against the camera body, the
image will return to its original,
nonreversed orientation.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 12).
When not using the camera, close the LCD monitor with
the monitor facing in to protect it. The LCD monitor will
automatically turn off when it clicks shut against the
camera body.
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„ Setting the Date/Time
1. Press the power button (a).
2. Use the or button to select an item and the
or
button to change its value (b).
3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press
the FUNC./SET button (c).
The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 22).
• A rechargeable lithium battery is built into the camera to
save such settings as the date/time. This battery charges
when the main batteries are in the camera. When you
purchase the camera, place the main batteries in it for
approximately four hours or use AC Adapter Kit ACK600
(sold separately) to charge the lithium battery. It will
charge even if the camera is turned off.
• The date/time settings may be lost after approximately
three weeks if you remove the main batteries. Reset the
date/time settings if this occurs.
„ Setting the Display Language
1. Set the mode switch to
(playback).
2. Hold down the FUNC./SET button and press the MENU button.
3. Use the , , or button to select a language and
press the FUNC./SET button.
The display language can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 22).
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Shooting
1. Press the power button.
Power button
The start-up sound will play and the
start-up image will display on the LCD
monitor.
• Pressing the power button again turns
the power off.
• Pressing the power button while
pressing and holding the DISP. button
will turn on the mute setting which will
mute all sounds except for warning
sounds.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 17).
Î See the Advanced Guide: Set up Menu (p. 22).
Î See the Advanced Guide: My Camera Menu (p. 24).
(shooting) (a).
Shooting
2. Set the mode switch to
3. Set the shooting mode dial to
(b).
4. Aim the camera at the subject.
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5. Focus and shoot.
1. Press the shutter button halfway
to focus.
When the camera focuses, the
camera beeps twice and the
indicator lights green (orange when
using the flash). Also, the AF frame
appears in green on the LCD
monitor at the point where the
camera is focused.
2. Press the shutter button fully to
shoot.
The shutter sound will play and the
image will record. The indicator will
blink green while the image is
recorded to the memory card.
Indicators
Indicators
Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 11).
Î See Indicators (p. 4).
Î See the Advanced Guide: Selecting an AF Frame (p. 47).
Î See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods available.
„ Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting
After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for
approximately 2 seconds.
You can continue to display images regardless of the review duration
setting with the following procedures.
• Keeping the shutter button pressed after a shot.
• Pressing the FUNC./SET or DISP. button while the image is
displayed in the LCD monitor.
To stop displaying the image, press the shutter button halfway.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Review (p. 21).
Î See Erasing (p. 20).
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Selecting a Shooting Mode
1. Set the shooting mode dial to the desired mode (a).
In the
and
shooting mode.
modes, use the
or
button (b) to select a
Creative zone
Auto
Image zone
„ Shooting Modes
Auto
The camera automatically selects settings.
Image
zone
Portrait
Blurs the
background and
makes a person
stand out.
Shooting
When a shooting mode appropriate for the shooting conditions is
selected, the camera automatically adjusts settings for optimal
shooting.
Landscape
Optimized for
shooting
landscape
scenes which
contain both near and far
subjects.
Night scene
Allows you to capture human subjects against the
backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The flash
is directed at the person and the shutter speed is
slow, so both the person and the background can be
beautifully shot.
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(Special Scene)
You can shoot with the most appropriate settings for the scene.
Image
zone
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Night
Snapshot
Allows you to
take snapshots
of people against
twilight or night backgrounds by
reducing the effects of camera
shake even without using a tripod.
Kids&Pets
Allows you to
capture
subjects that
move around,
such as children and pets,
without missing photo
opportunities.
Indoor
Prevents
camera shake
and maintains
the subject’s
true color when shooting under
fluorescent or tungsten lighting.
Foliage
Shoots trees
and leaves such as new
growth,
autumn leaves or blossoms - in
vivid colors.
Snow
Shoots without a
blue tinge and
without making
people appear
dark against a snowy background.
Beach
Shoots without
making people
appear dark near
water or sand
where reflected sunlight is strong.
Fireworks
Captures
fireworks in the
sky sharply
and at optimal
exposure.
Underwater
Appropriate for
shooting images
with Waterproof
Case WP-DC8
(sold separately). This mode uses
an optimal white balance setting to
reduce bluish tones and record
images with a natural hue.
Color Accent
Use this option
to have only
the color
specified in the
LCD monitor remain and to
transform all others to black and
white.
Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 65).
Image
zone
Color Swap
Use this option
to transform a
color specified
in the LCD
monitor into another.
Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 66).
Stitch Assist
Allows you to shoot overlapping
images that can later be merged
(stitched) to create one panoramic
image on a computer.
Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 41).
Shooting
Movie
Shoots a movie when you press the shutter button.
Apart from [
Standard] mode, you can also select from [
Compact] which is convenient for email attachments, [
Color
Accent] which has only the color specified in the LCD monitor remain
and transforms all others to black and white, and [
Color Swap]
which transforms a color specified in the LCD monitor into another
color.
Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 37).
,
,
,
Creative You can freely select camera settings such as the exposure and
zone
aperture value to suit your shooting purposes.
Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 43 – 46).
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• The shutter speed is slow in
or
mode. Always use a
tripod to avoid camera shake.
• In ,
,
,
,
or
mode, the ISO speed may
increase and cause noise in the image depending on the
scene being shot.
• In
mode, shoot with the subject more than 1 m (3.3 ft.)
away from the front of the lens.
• To shoot underwater, install the camera in Waterproof
Case WP-DC8 (sold separately).
• We recommend you use Waterproof Case WP-DC8 (sold
separately) for shooting at ski resorts or beaches.
Using the Zoom
1. Press the zoom lever toward
or
.
The zoom can be adjusted from 35 mm – 140 mm (focal length) in
35mm film equivalent terms.
Telephoto: Zooms in on the subject.
Wide Angle: Zooms out from the subject.
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Using the Flash
1. Press the
button to cycle through flash settings.
Each time you press the button, the flash settings will change.
With the red-eye reduction function on:
With the red-eye reduction function off:
The flash fires automatically and the red-eye
reduction lamp lights each time.
Auto
The flash fires automatically.
Flash on with redeye reduction
The red-eye reduction lamp lights and the
flash always fires.
Flash on
The flash always fires.
Flash off
The flash will not fire.
Shooting
Auto with red-eye
reduction
Red-eye reduction: This feature reduces the effect of light reflecting
back from the eyes and making them appear red (p. 16).
or
cannot be set in
mode.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 142).
Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 11).
You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached to
a tripod or other device if the camera shake warning icon
appears.
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The time required for flash recharging will change depending
on usage conditions and remaining battery power.
„ Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function
You can set whether the camera automatically performs red-eye
reduction when the flash fires.
1.
(Rec.) Menu
[Red-Eye]
[On]*/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
„ Setting the Slow Synchro Function
The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds. This reduces the
chance that only the background will appear dark when a person is
shot against a twilight background or night scene, or when an interior
shot is taken.
1.
(Rec.) Menu
[Slow Synchro]
[On]/[Off]*.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
Slow synchro shooting and configuration is
available in the
,
and
modes.
When [Slow Synchro] is set to [On], camera shake may
become a factor. Use of a tripod is recommended.
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Shooting Close-ups (Macro)
1. Press the
button.
To cancel the macro mode, press the
or
display.
button to turn off the
Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items.
Image Area at Minimum Shooting Distance from End of
Lens to Subject:
• Maximum wide angle setting: 22 x 16 mm (0.87 x 0.63 in.)
Minimum shooting distance: 1 cm (0.39 in.)
• Maximum telephoto setting: 76 x 57 mm (3.0 x 2.2 in.)
Minimum shooting distance: 25 cm (9.8 in.)
Shooting
Macro
• Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode
since images composed with the viewfinder may be offcenter.
• Check the range of the flash when using it in macro mode
(Advanced Guide p. 127).
This setting cannot be set in some shooting modes.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 142).
Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 11).
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Using the Self-Timer
1. FUNC. Menu
* (Drive Mode)
/
/
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
* Default setting.
• When the shutter button is pressed fully, the
self-timer lamp will blink. When using redeye reduction, the self-timer lamp will blink
and then stay lit for the last 2 seconds.
To cancel the self-timer, press the FUNC./SET button and use the
or
button to select
.
10 sec. delay: The shutter releases 10 sec. after the shutter button
is pressed.
• 2 sec. before the shutter releases, the self-timer sound beeps
quickly and the lamp will speed up*1.
2 sec. delay: The shutter releases 2 sec. after the shutter button is
pressed.
• The self-timer sound beeps quickly*1 when the shutter button is
pressed and the shutter will release 2 sec. later.
Custom Timer: You can change the delay time (0-10*2 , 15, 20, 30
sec.) and number of shots (1-10*3).
• When a delay time of over 2 seconds is set for the [Delay] option,
the self-timer sound beeps quickly 2 seconds*1 before the shutter
releases. If multiple shots have been specified for the [Shots]
option, the sound will play for the first shot only.
*1 May differ depending on My Camera settings.
*2 Default setting.
*3 Default setting is 3 shots.
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This setting cannot be set in some shooting modes.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 142).
Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 11).
Î See the Advanced Guide: My Camera Menu (p. 24).
„ Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots
( )
1. FUNC. Menu
(Drive Mode)
(Custom Timer).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
2. Press the MENU button.
change the settings using the
or
or
button and
button.
Shooting
3. Select [Delay]/[Shots] using the
If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the following
occurs.
- The exposure and white balance are locked at the settings selected
for the first shot.
- If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens because
the flash must charge.
- The interval between shots may lengthen when the built-in memory
of the camera fills.
- Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card becomes full.
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Playback
1. Set the mode switch to
(playback) (a).
The last image that was played back appears. If
additional images were shot after viewing
images in playback mode, the last image that
was shot will appear instead. If the memory card
has been switched, or the images on the
memory card have been edited with a computer,
the newest image on the memory card appears.
2. Use the
or
button to display the image you wish to view (b).
Use the
button to move to the previous image and the
button
to move the next image.
Holding the button down advances the images more rapidly, but
shows them less clearly.
Î See the Advanced Guide for the various playback methods available.
Erasing
1. In the playback mode, use
the
or
button to select
an image to erase (a) and
press the
button (b).
2. Confirm that [Erase] is selected and
press the FUNC./SET button (c).
To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
Please note that erased images cannot be recovered.
Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Erasing All Images (p. 90).
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Menus and Settings
Settings for the shooting, playback or print modes or such camera
settings as the date/time and sounds are set using the FUNC., Rec.,
Play, Print, Set up or My Camera menu.
FUNC. Menu
This menu sets many of the common shooting functions.
a
b
e
c
d
• This example shows the
FUNC. menu in
mode.
Menus and Settings
a Set the mode switch to
(shooting).
b Press the FUNC./SET button.
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 for the menu item.
• You can select further options with the MENU button for some
options.
• After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to
shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again,
allowing you to adjust the settings easily.
e Press the FUNC./SET button.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 20).
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Rec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera
Menus
Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with
these menus.
(Set up) Menu
(Rec.) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
e
a
b You can switch
between menus
with the
or
button when this
part is selected.
c
d
• This example shows the Rec. menu in
mode.
• In playback mode, the Play, Print, Set up and My Camera menus display.
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.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 20).
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Printing
Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer*1 with a cable
and simply press the
button on the camera.
1. Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer
and turn on the printer’s power.
Canon Brand Printers
Compact Photo Printers*2
(SELPHY ES Series/
SELPHY CP Series)
Camera
Interface Cable
PIXUS Series/SELPHY DS
Series Printers
Printing
*1 Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it
with other PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-brand
printers.
*2 You can also use card photo printers such as the CP-10/CP-100/CP200/CP-300.
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2. Turn on the power in playback mode and confirm that
,
or
is displayed in the upper left of the LCD
monitor (a).
• The
button will light blue.
• The displayed icon will vary according to the printer model.
• The
icon will display for movies.
3. Select an image to print using the
and press the
The
or
button (b)
button (c).
button will blink blue and printing will start.
Î See the Advanced Guide: Setting the DPOF Print Settings (p. 91).
Î See the Direct Print User Guide.
Î See the user guide for your printer.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
The following methods can be used to download images recorded by
the camera to a computer. Some methods, depending on the OS
used, may not be available. Please read System Requirements (p. 26)
in advance.
„ Camera to Computer Connection
Supplied Software
Downloading Method
OS Windows 98 SE
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Mac OS X
Install It
Do Not Install It
Computer
Procedure
Camera
Procedure
Computer
Procedure
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
–
–
–
Computer System
Requirements
• Basic Guide (p. 26)
• Software Starter Guide
Connecting the
Camera to a
Computer
• Basic Guide (p. 28)
Downloading
Images to a
Computer
• Basic Guide (p. 29, 30)
• Software Starter Guide
z
z
• Windows® XP
and Mac OS X
Users leaflet
A memory card reader can be used with all the operating systems
listed above. See the Software Starter Guide for details.
Downloading Images to a Computer
„ Using a Memory Card Reader
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System Requirements
Please install the software on a computer meeting the following
minimum requirements.
„ Windows
OS
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP (including Service Pack 1 and Service
Pack 2)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with
built-in USB ports.
CPU
Pentium 500 MHz or higher processor
RAM
Windows 98 SE/Windows Me
Windows 2000/Windows XP
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
zCanon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX
- PhotoStitch
zCanon Camera TWAIN Driver
zCanon Camera WIA Driver
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better
128 MB or more
256 MB or more
200 MB or more
40 MB or more
25 MB or more
25 MB or more
„ Macintosh
OS
Mac OS X (v10.2 – 10.4)
Computer Model
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with
built-in USB ports.
CPU
PowerPC G3/G4/G5 or Intel processor*
RAM
256 MB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
Space
zCanon Utilities
- ImageBrowser
- PhotoStitch
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better
200 MB or more
40 MB or more
* EOS Utility (software for EOS DIGITAL series cameras) is only supported by
PowerPC.
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Preparing to Download Images
Ensure that you install the software first before connecting the
camera to the computer.
„ Items to Prepare
• Camera and computer
• Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera
• Interface cable supplied with the camera
1. Install the software.
1. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the
computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the [Canon
Digital Camera Installer] icon
in
the CD-ROM window. When the
installer panel appears, click
[Install].
2. Click [Easy Installation].
Select [Easy
Installation] and click [Next].
Proceed with the installation while
reviewing installation settings.
When the installation is
finished, click [Exit].
4. Remove the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk from the
CD-ROM drive when your normal desktop screen appears.
Downloading Images to a Computer
3. When the installation is complete,
click either the [Finish] or [Restart]
button that appears.
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2. Connecting the camera to a computer.
1. Use the supplied interface cable to connect the
computer’s USB port to the camera’s DIGITAL terminal.
Slip your fingernail under the left end of the camera’s terminal
cover, lift it open and plug the interface cable in all the way.
USB Port
DIGITAL Terminal
Interface Cable
Interface Cable
2. Set the camera mode switch to
(playback) and turn on the power.
The camera and computer will be able
to communicate.
Always grasp the sides of the connector when
disconnecting the interface cable from the camera’s
DIGITAL terminal.
If the Digital Signature Not Found window appears, click [Yes].
The USB driver will automatically finish installing onto the
computer when you attach the camera and open a connection.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
A window allowing you to set the preferences will appear when a
connection is established between the camera and computer.
1. Select [Canon CameraWindow]
and click [OK] (first time only).
If the window to the right does
not appear, click the [Start] menu
and select [All Programs] or
[Programs], followed by [Canon
Utilities], [CameraWindow]
[PowerShot-IXY-IXUS-DV 6]
and [CameraWindow].
2. Download the images.
• Download the images using the camera or the computer.
• By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [My
Pictures] folder.
Downloading Images Using the Camera (p. 31).
Downloading Images Using a Computer.
By default, all images that have yet to be
downloaded will download.
Thumbnails (small versions) of the
downloaded images will display in the
ZoomBrowser EX Main Window. By
default, the downloaded images are
saved into subfolders according to
their shooting dates.
Downloading Images to a Computer
You can set the type of image to download
and the destination folder.
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Downloading Images to a Computer
The following window will appear when you establish a connection
between the camera and computer. If it fails to appear, click the
[Canon CameraWindow] icon on the Dock (the bar which appears at
the bottom of the desktop).
1. Download the images.
• Download the images using the camera or the computer.
• By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [Pictures]
folder.
Downloading Images Using the Camera
(p. 31).
Downloading Images Using a Computer.
By default, all images that have yet to be
downloaded will download.
You can set the type of image to download
and the destination folder.
Thumbnails (small versions) of the
downloaded images will display in the
ImageBrowser Browser Window. By
default, the downloaded images are
saved into folders according to their
shooting dates.
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Downloading Images Using the Camera
(Direct Transfer)
Use this method to download images using camera operations.
Install the supplied software and adjust the computer settings before
using this method for the first time (p. 27).
All Images
Transfers and saves all images to the computer.
New Images
Transfers and saves to the computer only the images
that have not been previously transferred.
DPOF Trans.
Images
Transfers and saves to the computer only the images
with DPOF Transfer Order settings. (Advanced
Guide p. 95).
Select & Transfer
Transfers and saves single images to the computer
as you view and select them.
Wallpaper
Transfers and saves single images to the computer
as you view and select them. The transferred images
display on the computer desktop.
1. Confirm that the Direct Transfer menu is displayed on
the camera’s LCD monitor.
• The
button will light blue.
• Press the MENU button if the Direct Transfer menu fails to appear.
„ All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans. Images
2. Select
,
or
and press the
button.
„ Select & Transfer/Wallpaper
2. Select
or
and press the
FUNC./SET button).
button (or the
Downloading Images to a Computer
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while
downloading is in progress. The display will return to the Direct
Transfer menu when the download is complete.
• To cancel the download, press the FUNC./SET button.
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3. Select images to download and press the
button
(or the FUNC./SET button).
• The images will download. The
button will blink blue while
downloading is in progress.
• Images can also be selected during index playback (Advanced
Guide p. 79).
• Press the MENU button to return to the Direct Transfer menu.
Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for
a computer. On the Windows platform, the files are
automatically created as BMP images.
The option selected with the
button is retained
even when the camera’s power is turned off. The
previous setting will be in effect the next time the Direct
Transfer menu is displayed. The image selection screen
will appear directly when the [Select & Transfer] or the
[Wallpaper] option was last selected.
European Union (and EEA) only.
This symbol indicates that this product is not to be disposed of
with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive
(2002/96/EC) and your national law. This product should be
handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an
authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar
product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste
electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of
this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the
environment and human health due to potentially hazardous
substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the same
time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will
contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more
information about where you can drop off your waste equipment
for recycling, please contact your local city office,
waste authority, approved WEEE scheme or your household
waste disposal service. For more information regarding return
and recycling of WEEE products, please visit
www.canon-europe.com/environment.
(EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
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Flowchart and Reference Guides
The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary
according to the flowchart below.
For information on included items
and items sold separately
System Map
Safety Precautions
Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below
when using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical
shock to yourself and others.
Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the
Advanced Camera User Guide.
The Components Guide
Preparations
• Installing the batteries and memory card
• Opening the LCD monitor
• Setting the date, time and language
Warnings
Basic Camera User
Guide (This Guide)
• Read this first.
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Menus and Settings
Handling precautions, references
to the various shooting and
playback functions
Advanced Camera User
Guide
Printing
Direct Print User Guide
• Installing the software
• Downloading images to a
computer
• Using the software
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the camera to severe impacts. Do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
• Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or
noxious fumes.
• Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
• Do not use batteries which are not specified for this camera.
• The compact power adapter output terminals have been designed
exclusively for this equipment. Do not use them for other products.
Basic Camera User
Guide (This Guide)
Software Starter Guide
In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is called the Basic Guide, and
the Advanced Camera User Guide is called the Advanced Guide.
In this guide, explanations are given using illustrations for the PowerShot A640.
Viewing the PDF Manuals
Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed to view the
PDF Manuals. If this software is not installed in your computer, access
the following web site and download the software.
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
PRINTED IN THE EU
© 2006 CANON INC.
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