Canon A640PS Digital Camera User Manual

ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Print/Transfer Settings
Photo of PowerShot A640
Viewing Images on a TV set
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
Advanced Camera User Guide
CDI-E238-010
© 2006 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN CHINA
Appendix
Advanced
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 Avoid the effects of camera shake or blurry subjects when
shooting by using a high ISO speed
z Changes specific image colors to shoot (Color Accent,
Color Swap)
z Attaches the separately sold wide converter or tele-converter
Playback
z Plays movies with sound
z Plays back automatically
using the Auto Play function
Editing
z Adds effects to still
images with My Colors
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
Conventions Used in this Guide
Icons appearing next to, or below titles indicate the shooting
modes in which the procedure can be used.
Mode switch
Postcard Mode
Shooting Mode
* Unavailable shooting modes are shown grayed out.
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 143).
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, 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.
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.
Conventions Used in this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Handling Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Please Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Preventing Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations. . . . . . . . . 12
Using the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Using the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
 Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
 Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Formatting Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Changing the Recording Pixels and Compression (Still Images) .27
Using the Digital Zoom/ Digital Tele-Converter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Postcard Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Embedding the Date in the Image Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Setting the Display Overlays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Movie Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Program AE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Setting the Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Setting the Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture . . . . . . . . . .46
Selecting an AF Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock,
Manual Focus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching between Metering Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compensating the Flash Adjustment / Flash Output . . . . . . . . . .
Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving Custom Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating an Image Destination (Folder). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
49
52
54
55
57
58
61
64
69
70
70
71
72
73
74
76
Playback/Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Magnifying Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) . . . . . .
Jumping to Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding My Colors Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching Sound Memos to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automated Playback (Auto Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
78
79
80
81
82
84
85
87
89
89
90
Print Settings/Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Setting the DPOF Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Viewing Images on a TV Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
When the power is turned on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Shooting Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
TV monitor output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Printing with a direct print compatible printer . . . . . . . . . . . .107
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Battery Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Using the Lenses (Sold Separately). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately). . . . .123
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode . . . . . . 143
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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
This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a
problem arises while the camera is in use abroad, please convey it
back to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim
to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the
customer support list supplied with your camera.
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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. 97).
Language Setting
Please see the Basic Guide (p. 8) 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 look directly into the sun or at bright light sources
through the camera’s viewfinder.
Doing so can 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.
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z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine,
thinners or other flammable substances to clean or
maintain the equipment.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power
cord.
z Use only recommended power accessories.
z Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and
wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the
exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock.
Battery
z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose it to
direct flame or heat.
z The batteries should not be immersed in water or sea water.
z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
batteries.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe
impacts that could damage the casing.
z Use only recommended batteries and accessories.
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.
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z When recharging the Canon AA-size NiMH batteries, use
only a specified battery charger.
z The compact power adapter is designed for exclusive use
with this equipment. Do not use it with other products.
There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in
fire or electrical shock.
z Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape
or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other
objects.
Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste
containers may lead to fire or explosions.
Others
z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or
animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the
flash may damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from
infants when using the flash.
z Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as
credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera.
Such items may lose data or stop working.
z Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold
wide converter, tele-converter and conversion lens adapter.
If they loosen, fall off and shatter, the glass shards may cause
injury.
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Cautions
Equipment
z Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong
impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the
equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other
damage.
z Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places
subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the
dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car.
z Do not use the equipment in a manner that exceeds the
rated capacity of the electrical outlet or wiring accessories.
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.
z When not using the camera for extended periods of time,
remove the batteries from the camera or battery charger
and store the equipment in a safe place.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, damage caused by
leakage may occur.
z Do not connect compact power adapters or battery
chargers to devices such as electrical transformers for
foreign travel because it may lead to malfunctions,
excessive heat generation, fire, electric shock or injury.
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Flash
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck
to the surface of the flash.
z Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or
clothing when shooting.
The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The resulting
heat build-up could damage the flash.
z Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession.
Doing so could result in burns.
Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
z Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors
or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic
fields.
Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or
corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
z When moving the equipment rapidly from a cold place to a
hot place, you can avoid condensation by placing the
equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it
adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
Moving the equipment rapidly from a cold place to a hot place 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 - Basic Operations
Using the LCD Monitor
1
Press
.
z The display mode changes as follows with each press.
Shooting Mode (
)
Playback Mode (
)
Standard
(No Information)
No Information
Detailed
(Information View)
Standard
Off
Detailed
z 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 while in
magnified display (p. 78), or the index playback mode (p. 79).
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.
* 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)
Digital Tele-Converter*1 (p. 30)
Zoom
Magnification*1*2 (p.
30)
*1 Spot AE Point Frame (p. 55)
*1 AF Frame (p. 47)
*1 Low Battery (p. 112)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 15)
Red-Eye Reduction
(Basic Guide p. 16)
Auto Rotate (p. 73)
Shooting Mode
3:2 Guide (p. 36)
Grid Lines*1 (p. 36)
*1 *1 *1 *1
ISO Speed (p. 69)
*1
*1
*1
White Balance (p. 58)
Drive Mode
(p. 33, Basic Guide p. 18)
(Basic Guide pp. 11 – 13)
(p. 64)
(p. 41)
*1 *1
*1 (p. 37)
(pp. 43 – 46)
Save Settings (p. 72)
*1 Create Folder (p. 74)
• Stills: Recordable Shots
• Movies: Remaining
Time/ Elapsed Time
Shutter Speed*1 (pp. 43, 46)
My Colors (p. 61)
Flash Exposure
Compensation/Flash Output (p. 70)
Metering Mode (p. 55)
Compression
(Still image) (p. 29)
Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 40)
Recording Pixels (pp. 28, 40)
Aperture Value*1 (pp. 45 – 46)
···
*1
*1 Exposure Compensation (p. 57)
Macro (Basic Guide p. 17)
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
zRec*1 Movie Recording (p. 37)
*1 Manual Focus (p. 51)
AF Lock (p. 50)
AE Lock (p. 52)
FE Lock (p. 54)
(Red)*1 Camera Shake
Warning (p. 14)
*1 Appears even if the LCD monitor is set to Standard display.
*2 PowerShot A640 screen
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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. 69) 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. 87)
Folder Number-File Number
Shooting Date/Time
Protection Status (p. 89)
Compression (Still Images) (p. 29)
Total number of images
Recording
Pixels (Still Images) (p. 28)
Displayed image number
Movie (p. 81)
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„Detailed
ISO Speed (p. 69)
Aperture Value (pp. 45 – 46)
Histogram
Shooting Mode
Metering Mode (p. 55)
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 40)
Movie Length (Movies) (p. 37)
Shutter Speed (pp. 43, 46)
···
Aperture Value (p. 57)
Flash Output (p. 70)
···
Flash Exposure
Compensation (p. 70)
File size (p. 133)
*
*
My Colors (p. 61)
My Colors (Playback) (p. 85)
Image with the My Colors effect (p. 85)
Manual Focus (p. 51)
AF Lock (p. 50)
Macro (Basic Guide p. 17)
Recording Pixels (Still Image) (p. 28)
* Appears with images taken in the Color Accent or Color Swap shooting modes.
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
(Basic Guide pp. 11 – 13)
(p. 41)
(p. 37)
White Balance (p. 58)
(pp. 43 – 46)
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is
attached or the file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File
System Standards (p. 128)
RAW image
Unrecognized data type
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z Information for images shot on other cameras may not
display correctly.
z Overexposure Warning
In the following cases, overexposed portions of the image
blink.
- When reviewing an image right after shooting in the LCD
monitor (information view)
- When using the detailed display mode of the Playback mode
Histogram Function
The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness
of the image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the
darker the image. The greater the bias toward the right, the
brighter the image.
If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a
positive value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a
negative value if the image is too bright (p. 57).
Sample Histograms
Dark Image
Balanced Image
Bright Image
Using the Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD
monitor off (p. 12) while shooting.
Shows the center of the image
Viewfinder
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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 5 minutes after the
last control is accessed on the camera.
* This time can be changed.
z The power saving function will not activate during an Auto
Play or while the camera is connected to a computer.
z The power saving function settings can be changed (p. 23).
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Playback Mode
Connected to a
Printer
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.
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Menus and Settings
Menus are used to set the shooting, playback and print 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, Print, Set up and My Camera Menus
FUNC. Menu
Sets many of the functions commonly used during shooting.
a
b
e
c
• This example shows the FUNC. menu in
d
mode.
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.
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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.
(Rec.) Menu
(Set up) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
a
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.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
b You can switch
between menus
with the
or
button when this
part is selected.
e
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Menu List
FUNC. Menu
The icons shown below are the default settings.
Menu Item
ISO Speed
Reference
Page
Reference
Page
Menu Item
p. 69
Metering Mode
p. 55
White Balance
p. 58
Compression
(still image)
p. 29
Drive Mode
p. 33,
Basic Guide
p. 18
Frame Rate
(movie)
p. 40
My Colors
p. 61
Recording Pixels
p. 28
(still image)
+/– (Flash)/
Flash Output
p. 70
Recording Pixels
p. 40
(movie)
Rec. Menu (
)
* Default setting
Menu Item
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Options
Summary/
Reference Page
AF Frame
AiAF*/Center/FlexiZone
p. 47
Digital Zoom
Standard*/Off/1.4x/2.3x
(PowerShot A640)
Standard*/Off/1.6x/2.0x
(PowerShot A630)
(Standard*/Off in standard
movie mode)
p. 30
Flash Sync
1st-curtain*/2nd-curtain
p. 71
Slow Synchro
On/Off*
Basic Guide
p. 16
Flash Adjust
Auto*/Manual
p. 70
Menu Item
Options
Summary/
Reference Page
Red-Eye
On*/Off
Basic Guide
p. 16
Spot AE Point
Center*/AF Point
p. 55
Safety Shift
On/Off*
p. 45
MF-Point Zoom
On*/Off
p. 51
AF-assist Beam
On*/Off
–
Off/2*-10 seconds/Hold
Save Original
On/Off*
p. 68
Reverse Disp.
On*/Off
Basic Guide p. 7
Disp. Overlay
Off*/Grid Lines/3:2 Guide/Both
p. 36
Date Stamp
Off*/Date/Date & Time
Save Settings
Play Menu (
Menu Item
–
)
Reference Page
Auto Play
p. 89
My Colors
p. 85
Sound Memo
p. 87
Protect
p. 89
Rotate
p. 84
Erase all
p. 90
p. 35
p. 72
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Review
Basic Guide
p. 10
Transfer Order p. 95
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Print Menu (
)
Menu Item
Reference Page
Print
Select Image & Qty.
Select All Images
p. 91
Clear All Selections
Print Settings
Set up Menu (
)
* Default setting
Menu Item
22
Options
Summary/Reference Page
Mute
On/Off*
Set to [On] to silence all operation
sounds except for the warning
sounds (Basic Guide p. 9).
Volume
Off/1/2*/3/4/5
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound, operation sound, selftimer sound, shutter sound and
playback sound. The volume
cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set
to [On].
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound when the camera is turned on.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
operation sound that beeps when
any button other than the shutter
button is pressed.
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the
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.
Menu Item
Options
Playback Vol.
Summary/Reference Page
Adjusts the volume of movie
sounds and sound memos.
Power Saving
p. 17
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./ Sets the length of time before the
30 sec./1 min.*/ LCD monitor turns off when no
2 min./3 min.
camera operation is performed.
Basic Guide p. 8
Format
You can also set a low level
format (p. 26).
File Numbering
Continuous*/
Auto Reset
p. 76
Create New
Folder
Create New
Folder
Check mark
(On)/No check
mark (Off)
Creates a folder during the next
shooting session.
Auto Create
Off*/Daily/
You can also set an auto creation
Mondaytime.
Sunday/Monthly
Create Folder
p. 74
Auto Rotate
On*/Off
p. 73
Distance Units
m/cm*/
ft/in
Sets the units for the MF indicator
distance unit (p. 51).
Lens Retract
1 minute*/
0 seconds
Sets the lens retraction timing
when switching from shooting
mode to playback mode.
NTSC/ PAL
p. 97
Language
Video System
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
Date/Time
Basic Guide p. 8
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Menu Item
Print Method
Options
Summary/Reference Page
See below*1.
Auto*/
Reset All
p. 25
*1The connection method with the printer can be changed. Although it is
normally not necessary to change the setting, select
when borderless
printing an image shot in
(Widescreen) mode on wide size paper using
Canon compact photo printer SELPHY CP730/CP720/CP710/CP510. As
this setting will be stored to memory even when the power is turned off, to
print using an image size other than
, return the mode to [Auto] (however,
the connection method cannot be changed while connected to a printer).
My Camera Menu (
)
The camera’s start-up image and start-up sound, operation sounds,
self-timer sounds, and shutter sounds are called “My Camera
settings”. You can also use the supplied software to upload your
computer’s images and sounds to the camera.
* Default setting
Menu Item
Options
Start-up Image
When the power is turned on, the start-up image appears.
Start-up Sound
When the power is turned on, a start-up sound is
played.
Operation Sound
When a button other than the shutter button is
pressed, an operation sound will be played.
Selftimer Sound
While shooting in self-timer mode, a sound will be
played two seconds before the shutter releases.
Shutter Sound
A sound will be played when the shutter button is
fully pressed. The shutter sound does not play
when a movie is recording.
Settings
On*/Off
z See the supplied Software Starter Guide for more information
on creating and adding to the My Camera settings.
z 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.
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Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
1
(Set up) Menu
[Reset All].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
2
Select [OK] and press
.
Before Using the Camera - Basic Operations
z When the camera is in shooting mode and the mode dial is
set to C, only the settings saved for C mode will return to
default settings. This is the only way to return C mode
settings to defaults.
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. 23)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white
balance function (p. 59)
- Colors specified in the [Color Accent] (p. 65) or [Color
Swap] (p. 66) modes
- Newly added My Camera settings
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Formatting Memory Cards
You should always format a new memory card or one from which
you wish to erase all images and other data.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card
erases all data, including protected images and other file
types.
1
(Set up) Menu
[Format].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
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.
z Cannot be operated in
mode.
z 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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Shooting
Changing the Recording Pixels and
Compression (Still Images)
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Compression)/
(Recording Pixels).
*
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
Shooting
z Use the
or
button to select
recording pixel/compression settings
and press the FUNC./SET button.
z
settings cannot be made in
,
and
mode.
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Approximate Values for Recording Pixels
Recording Pixels
PowerShot PowerShot
A640
A630
3648 x 2736
pixels
–
–
3264 x 2448
pixels
2816 x 2112
pixels
–
–
2592 x 1944
pixels
2272 x 1704
pixels
–
–
2048 x 1536
pixels
(Large)
(Medium 1)
(Medium 2)
(Medium 3)
(Small)
or
(Postcard)
1600 x 1200 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
1600 x 1200 pixels
Purpose*
Printing to about A2 size
High (Approx. 420 x 594 mm
(16.8 x 23.8 in.))
Printing to about A3 size
(Approx. 297 x 420 mm
(11.7 x 16.5 in.))
Printing to about A4 size
(Approx. 210 x 297 mm
(8.3 x 11.7 in.))
Printing to about Lettersize prints 216 x 279 mm
(8.5 x 11 in.)
Printing to about A5 size
(Approx. 149 x 210 mm
(5.9 x 8.3 in.))
Print postcard-size prints
148 x 100 mm (6 x 4 in.)
Print L-size prints 119 x
89 mm (4.7 x 3.5 in.)
Send images as e-mail
Low attachments or shoot
more images
When printing to postcards
(p.34)
Print wide size prints (Images
are recorded with 16:9 aspect
3648 x 2048 3264 x 1832
ratios. Areas not recorded will
(Widescreen)
pixels
pixels
not display as black bars on
the LCD monitor.)
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
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Approximate Values for Recording Pixels
Compression
Superfine
Fine
Normal
Purpose
High Quality Shoot higher quality images
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 133).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (pp. 131, 132).
Shooting
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Using the Digital Zoom/
Digital Tele-Converter
*1
Shooting Mode
*2
*1 Cannot be set in
and
*2 Can only be set in
set.
mode. However, [Digital Tele-converter] cannot be
modes.
You can combine digital zoom with optical zoom when shooting.
The available shooting characteristics and focal lengths (35 mm
film equivalent) are as follows.
Selection Focal Length
Shooting Characteristics
Standard 35 – 560 mm
Enables shooting at zoom factors of up to
16x with digital and optical zoom combined.
Off
35 – 140 mm
Enables shooting without digital zoom.
1.4x
49 – 196 mm
2.3x
1.6x
2.0x
PowerShot A640 Digital zoom is fixed at
the selected zoom
factor, and the focal
80.5 – 322 mm
length shifts to the
telephoto end. This
enables a faster shutter
56 – 224 mm PowerShot A630
speed and less chance
of camera shake than a
shot taken at the same
70 – 280 mm
angle of view with
[Standard] or [Off].
z The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
turned off.
z The digital zoom cannot be used in
or
(Postcard),
or
(Widescreen) modes.
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1
(Rec.) Menu
[Digital Zoom]
[Standard]*/[Off]/[1.4x]/[2.3x]
(PowerShot A640).
[Standard]*/[Off]/[1.6x]/[2.0x]
(PowerShot A630).
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
z When using [Standard]
See Shooting With the Digital Zoom
(p. 31).
z When using [1.4x], [2.3x], [1.6x], or
[2.0x]
See Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter (p. 32).
Shooting
Shooting With the Digital Zoom
2
Press the zoom lever toward
and shoot.
z The combined digital and optical
zoom setting will display in the LCD
monitor.
z Based on the number of recording
pixels set, the Safety Zoom feature
calculates the maximum zoom factor
beyond which image quality will begin to deteriorate. The
digital zoom pauses at this zoom factor for a moment, and
appears on the LCD monitor.
If you press the zoom lever toward
again, you can zoom
in even closer. (In this case, the displayed zoom factor
changes from white to blue.)
z Press the zoom lever toward
to zoom out.
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Shooting With the Digital Tele-Converter
2
Adjust the angle of view with the zoom lever
and shoot.
z
appears on the LCD monitor.
z Depending on the number of
recording pixels set, image quality
may deteriorate (
and the zoom
factor appear in blue).
Digital Tele-Converter
About the Digital Tele-Converter
The digital tele-converter feature uses digital zoom to achieve the
effects of a tele-converter (a lens used in telephoto shooting).
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Continuous Shooting
*1
Shooting Mode
*1 Cannot be set in
and
modes.
In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter
button is held down.
If you use the recommended memory card*2, you can shoot
continuously (smooth continuous shooting) at a set shooting
interval until the memory card is full (pp. 131, 132).
*2 Recommended Memory Card:
Super high-speed SDC-512MSH memory card (sold separately) to which
low-level formatting (p. 26) is conducted immediately before shooting.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Drive Mode)
.
Shooting
- This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual
results may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
- Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card
may not be full.
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* 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 Step 1 to select
.
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 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).
* (Recording Pixels)
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
z The recording pixels are set to
(1600 x 1200) and the compression
to (Fine).
z The area that will not get printed in
postcard size grays out.
The digital zoom or digital tele-converter 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
mode) is selected.
1
(Rec.) Menu [Date Stamp]
[Date]/[Date & Time].
(Postcard
[Off]*/
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
z LCD monitor display
: [Off]
: [Date]/[Date & Time]
Shooting
z Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand
(p. 23).
z The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image
data once it has been set.
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Setting the Display Overlays
Shooting Mode
*1
*1 Only [Grid Lines] can be set.
You can display vertical and horizontal grid lines, a 3:2 print area
guide, or both on the LCD monitor while shooting to help check the
position of your subject.
Grid Lines
Displays grid lines to divide the screen into 9 parts.
Helps confirm the vertical and horizontal positioning of
the subject.
3:2 Guide
Helps confirm the print area for a 3:2 print.*2 Areas
outside the printable area are grayed out.
Both
Displays both the grid lines and the 3:2 guide
simultaneously.
*2 Images are still recorded at the standard aspect ratio of 4:3.
1
(Rec.) Menu [DISP. Overlay]
[Grid Lines]/[3:2 Guide]/[Both].
[Off]*/
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
The grid lines and 3:2 guide will not be recorded in the image.
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Movie Shooting
Shooting Mode
The following movie modes are available.
For information on the recording pixels and frame rate in each
mode, refer to Recording Pixels and Frame Rates (p. 40).
Standard
You can select the recording pixels 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. 30).
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie*
Compact
• Maximum Clip Length: 3 minutes
Color Accent,
Shooting
Since the recording pixels are few and also the capacity is low, this
mode is convenient for sending movies as e-mail attachments or
when the memory card capacity is low.
Color Swap
You can have only the specified color remain and change all
others into black and white, or change a specified color into a
different color (pp. 64, 66).
As with the Standard mode, you can select the recording pixels
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).
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie*
• The recording time will differ according to the memory card used (p. 133).
* Even if the size of the movie data has not reached 1 GB, recording may
stop when a shooting time of 1 hour has elapsed.
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1
Select a movie mode using the
button.
or
z In
,
or
mode, you can
change the recording pixels and
frame rate (p. 40).
z For
and
mode procedures,
see Changing the Color (p. 64).
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 and [zRec] appear 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
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Shooting
z You are recommended to use a memory card that has
been formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 26).
The memory card supplied with the camera may be used
without further formatting.
z Be careful of the following while recording.
- Do not touch the microphone (Basic Gude p. 1).
- 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.
z Do not point the camera at the sun when shooting.
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.
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Changing Recording Pixels and Frame
Rates (Movies)
You can change the recording pixels and frame rate* when
the movie mode is set to
(Standard),
(Color Accent)
or
(Color Swap).
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Frame Rate)/
(Recording Pixels).
*
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to
select a recording pixels/frame
rate and press the FUNC./SET
button.
Recording Pixels and Frame Rates
Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back
each second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the
appearance of motion.
Frame Rate
(frames/sec.)
Recording Pixels
Standard
640 x 480 pixels
{*1
{
Color Accent
Color Swap
320 x 240 pixels
{
{
Compact*2
160 x 120 pixels
–
{
*1 Default setting.
*2 The recording pixels and frame rate are fixed.
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 134).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 133).
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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.
1
Use the
or
direction.
button to select a shooting
Shooting
The overlapping
seams of several
adjacent images can
be joined into a single
panoramic image.
z You can select from the following two
shooting directions.
- Left to right horizontally
- Right to left horizontally
2
Shoot the first image in the sequence.
z The exposure and white balance are set and locked with the
first image.
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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 will 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 (except for Macro setting).
z Use PhotoStitch, a supplied software program, to merge the
images on a computer.
z When the
button is pressed, you can switch between the
items which you can set.
- Exposure compensation/Shooting direction selection
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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
You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values without altering the exposure (p. 53).
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
Maximum
Wide Angle
Maximum
Telephoto
Shutter Speed (seconds)
F2.8 – 3.2
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
F7.1 – 8.0*2
15 – 1/2500
*1 In
mode, the maximum wide angle aperture may be set as
high as F11 in some shooting conditions.
*2 In
mode, the maximum telephoto aperture may be set as
high as F16 in some 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. 53).
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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.
z In this mode, the shutter speed range with synchronized flash
is 1/60 second to 1/500 second. The aperture value setting
may therefore be changed automatically to match the
synchronized flash speed even if its value was set previously.
Aperture Value Display
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. 44).
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
mode, the settings for maximum wide angle aperture and
maximum telephoto aperture may be as high as F11 and F16,
respectively, in some shooting conditions.
z You can change the combinations of shutter speeds and
aperture values without altering the exposure (p. 53).
Safety Shift
With
and
modes, if [Safety Shift] is turned [On] in the Rec.
menu, the shutter speed or aperture value is automatically adjusted
for the correct exposure when it cannot be otherwise obtained.
Safety Shift is disabled when the flash is enabled.
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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 (p.44).
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).
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Selecting an AF Frame
*
Shooting Mode
* Cannot be set in
and
modes.
The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the
camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following ways.
1
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 focusing
accurately on your chosen subject to obtain
the composition you desire.
Mode dial: /
/
/
FlexiZone You can move the AF frame manually to the
(Manual
desired position. This is convenient for
setting)
focusing accurately on your chosen subject
to obtain the composition you desire.
(Rec.) Menu [AF Frame]
[Center]/[FlexiZone].
Shooting
(Desired
position)
AiAF
[AiAF]*/
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
z When [FlexiZone] is selected (p. 48).
z [FlexiZone] cannot be selected when the LCD monitor is off.
z If the shutter button is pressed halfway while the LCD
monitor is on, the AF frame appears as follows (even with
the LCD monitor set to reverse display):
- Green : Shooting preparations complete
- Yellow : Focusing difficulty*
* Does not display 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. 56).
z It cannot be selected while manual focus (p. 51) or
reverse display (Basic Guide p. 7) is being used.
z The position of the AF frame returns to the center once
the power is turned off.
48
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock, AF Lock, Manual Focus)
Shooting Mode
*
*Cannot be used in
mode.
Shooting with the Focus Lock
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
Press the shutter button halfway to lock the
focus.
3
Keep the shutter button pressed while you
recompose the image and press the shutter
button all the way to shoot the image.
Shooting
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.
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Shooting with the AF Lock
* Cannot be operated in
and
modes.
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
3
Press and hold the shutter button and press
the
button.
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the AF frame.
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. 47) makes
shooting easier since the camera focuses using the center
AF frame only.
The AF frame will not appear in
mode.
z The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to compose the image. Moreover, the AF lock
is still effective after the picture is taken, allowing you to
capture a second image with the same focus.
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Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
The focus can be manually set.
*Cannot be operated in
1
2
and
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 [MF Point
Zoom] is set to [On], the portion of the
image in the AF frame will appear
magnified*.
.
MF indicator
z Depending on the shooting mode, pressing the
will switch between the setting items as follows:
,
,
,
Shooting
* The image will not appear magnified in
mode, when the digital zoom or digital teleconverter is activated, or when a TV is
used as the display.
* Can also be set so that the image displayed is not magnified
(p. 21).
button
Exposure compensation/
mode/Exposure compensation*/
mode/
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/
Shutter speed/Aperture value/
* Cannot be set in
3
Press the
or
and
modes.
button and adjust the focus.
z The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them as a
shooting guideline only.
To Cancel the Manual Focus
Press the
button.
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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
4
icon will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the AE Lock
Operate a button other than the
or
button.
You can use the FE lock when using the flash (p. 54).
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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.
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.
Shooting
z In
or
modes, the Safety Shift function works
if [Safety Shift] is set to [On] (p. 45).
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.
53
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 select
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the flash exposure setting.
z The flash will pre-fire and
5
(flash on).
icon will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the FE Lock
Operate a button other than the
or
button.
The FE lock function is not available when [Flash Adjust] is
set to [Manual] (p. 70).
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Switching between Metering Modes
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Evaluative).
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select the
metering mode and press the FUNC./
SET button.
Metering Methods
Shooting
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.
Averages the light metered from the entire frame,
Center
but gives greater weight to the subject matter at
Weighted Avg.
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.
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Lock the spot AE point to the center of
the LCD monitor/Move the spot AE point
to the same position as the selected AF
frame
1
(Rec.) Menu [Spot AE Point]
[Center]*/[AF Point].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
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.
The [AF Point] can only be selected when the AF frame
is set to [FlexiZone] (p. 47).
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Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
*
Shooting Mode
*Cannot be set in
and
modes.
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.
Shooting
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
Exposure compensation/Shooting direction selection
Exposure Compensation/AF Frame*
Shutter speed/Exposure compensation/AF Frame*
Aperture value/Exposure compensation/AF Frame*
* The AF frame can only be selected when [AF Frame] is set to
[FlexiZone] (p. 47).
To Cancel the Exposure Compensation
Follow Step 2 to restore the compensation value to [0].
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Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
*
Shooting Mode
* Cannot be set in
and
modes.
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. 18).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select a
white balance setting and press the
FUNC./SET button.
White Balance Settings
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.
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or
Fluorescent H daylight fluorescent-type 3-wavelength fluorescent
lighting.
Underwater
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Appropriate for shooting images with the
Waterproof Case WP-DC8 (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
retained in the camera from a white-colored
object, such as white paper or cloth.
The white balance setting cannot be adjusted when
is selected for My Colors.
or
Using the Custom White Balance
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto)
Shooting
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.
• Shooting close-ups (Macro)
• Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or
forest)
• Shooting with a particular source of light (such as a
mercury-vapor lamp)
(Custom).
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
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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. However, the center frame
will not appear when the zoom factor is 5.0x or higher
or when
is displayed.
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
red-eye 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.
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Shooting in a My Colors Mode
*
Shooting Mode
* Cannot be set in
and
modes.
You can change the look of an image when it is shot.
My Colors Settings
My Colors Off
Records normally.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation
to record bold colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and color saturation
to record neutral hues.
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
Positive Film
Use this option to make red, green or blue
colors more intense like the Vivid Red, Vivid
Green or Vivid Blue effects.
Produces intense natural-appearing colors
like those obtained with positive film.
Shooting
Sepia
Lighter Skin Tone* Makes skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin Tone* Makes skin tones darker.
Vivid Blue
Emphasize blue tints.
Use to make blue subjects, such as the sky or
ocean, more vivid.
Vivid Green
Emphasize green tints.
Use to make green subjects, such as mountains,
new growth, flowers and lawns, more vivid.
Vivid Red
Emphasize red tints.
Use to make red subjects, such as flowers or
cars, more vivid.
Custom Color
Customize contrast, sharpness, and saturation,
and red, green, blue, and skin tone* balance.
Use to make subtle adjustments, such as making
blue colors more vivid and face colors brighter.
* If the image contains colors that are the same as human skin, those colors
will also be changed.
Also you may not obtain the expected results depending on the skin color.
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1
FUNC. Menu
* (My Colors Off).
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select a
My Colors mode.
2
Shoot.
z
Mode
See Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode (p. 63).
z Modes other than
Press the FUNC./SET button. The display will return to the
shooting screen and you can shoot.
The ISO speed will increase with some settings, which may
increase the noise in the image.
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Setting the Camera to a Custom Color
Mode
1
(Custom Color)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
2
z The altered color will display.
Select an
item
3
Shooting
Use the
or
button to select
[Contrast], [Sharpness], [Saturation],
[Red], [Green], [Blue] or [Skin Tone] and
the
or
button to adjust it.
Adjust
.
z This completes the setting.
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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Changing the Color
Shooting Mode
(
)
(
)
Allows you to easily transform the colors in an image when
shooting. This feature can be used for both still shots and movies,
and offers you the enjoyment of staging image and movie effects.
However, depending on the shooting conditions, there are
occasions when the image may appear rough, or you may not
obtain the desired color. Therefore, before you shoot important
subjects, we recommend that you shoot trial images and check the
results. Moreover, when shooting still images, the camera will
record both the My Colors image as well as the original unaltered
image when [Save Original] (p. 68) is set to [On].
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. Only one
different color can be selected. You cannot
choose from among multiple colors.
Depending on the scene shot, ISO speed may rise and image
noise may increase.
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Shooting in the Color Accent Mode
1
Still image:
Movie:
or
or
button
button
.
.
See Selecting a Shooting Mode in Basic Guide (p. 11).
Still image
2
Movie
.
3
Shooting
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).
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.
4
Press
shoot.
to complete the setting, then
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z The default color accent is green.
z You may not obtain the expected results if you use the
flash.
z The specified color accent is retained even if the
camera’s power is turned off.
Shooting in the Color Swap Mode
Original Color
(Before Swapping)
1
Still image:
Movie:
Desired Color
(After Swapping)
or
or
button
button
.
.
See Selecting a Shooting Mode in Basic Guide ( p. 11).
Still image
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Movie
2
.
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).
Still image
3
Aim the camera so that the original color
appears at the center of the LCD monitor
and press the
button.
–5: Only takes the color that you want to swap.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to swap.
4
Shooting
z Only one color can be specified.
z You can use the
or
button to specify the range of
colors that are swapped.
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.
5
Press
shoot.
to complete the setting, then
z The default setting for color swap mode will change
green into white.
z You may not obtain the expected results if you use the
flash.
z The colors specified in the color swap mode are
retained even if the camera’s power is turned off.
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Changing the Save Method for the
Original Image
When you are shooting still images in the Color Accent or
Color Swap 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. 19).
* Default setting.
z If [On] is selected, the two
images will be numbered
consecutively with the altered
image following the original.
When [Save Original] is Set to [On]
- Only the color accent or color swap-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 shot
with the color accent or color swap setting. 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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Adjusting the ISO Speed
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed to use a fast shutter speed when you wish to
reduce the effects of camera shake or avoid blurry subjects, or to
turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area.
{*
{*
{*
{*
–
{
{
–
–
–
ISO 80
–
{
{
{
{*
ISO 100
–
{
{
{
{
ISO 200
–
{
{
{
{
ISO 400
–
{
{
{
{
ISO 800
–
{
{
{
{
{: Available *: Default setting
1
FUNC. Menu
Shooting
Auto
High ISO Auto
* (Auto).
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
* Default setting.
z Use the
or
button to select an ISO
speed and press the FUNC./SET button.
z When
(Auto) is selected, the
optimal speed is selected based on
the brightness of the environment at the time of shooting.
The speed is automatically increased in dark places,
increasing the shutter speed and reducing shaking effects.
z When
(High ISO Auto)* is selected, a speed higher than
when using
is selected. The shutter speed increases
even more, and blurriness from hand or subject movement
in a scene is less than when taken in
.
* There may be an increase in noise, when compared to
.
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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]
[Auto]*/
See Menus and Settings (p.19).
* Default setting.
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. 70) in
or
mode, settings can be
adjusted in 1/3-stop increments in the range of
+/– (Flash)
– 2 to +2 stops.
(Flash Exposure
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.
Flash Output
70
z When Shooting mode is set to
or when [Flash
Adjust] is set to [Manual] in
or
mode
(p. 70), the flash output can be controlled in three
steps, starting from FULL, when shooting.
1
FUNC. Menu
(+/– (Flash))/
(Flash Output).
See Menus and Settings (p. 18).
z Adjust the compensation/output
using the
or
button and press
the FUNC./SET button.
Example: Flash
Exposure Compensation
Switching the Timing at which the
Flash Fires
Shooting Mode
The flash fires right after the shutter opens, regardless
of the shutter speed. Usually, the 1st-curtain is used
when shooting.
2nd-curtain
The flash fires right before the shutter closes.
Compared with the 1st-curtain, the flash fires later and
allows you to shoot images in which, for example, a
car’s taillights seem to trail off behind.
1
Shooting
1st-curtain
(Rec.) Menu [Flash Sync]
[1st-curtain]*/[2nd-curtain].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
Image shot with the
1st-curtain setting
Image shot with the
2nd-curtain setting
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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.
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. 143)
- Rec. menu settings
- Zoom location
- Manual focus location
2
(Rec.) Menu
[Save Settings].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
3
Select [OK] and press
.
z The setting contents do not influence other shooting modes.
z Saved settings can be reset (p. 25).
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when
viewing it in the LCD monitor.
1
(Set up) Menu
[Off].
[Auto Rotate]
[On]*/
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
Shooting
z When the Auto Rotate function is set
to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to
the detailed display mode during
shooting,
(normal),
(right end
is down) or
(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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Creating an Image Destination (Folder)
Shooting Mode
You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images
will be automatically saved to that folder.
Creates a new folder the next time you shoot
Create New Folder images. To create an additional folder, insert the
check mark again.
Auto Create
1
You can also specify a date and time if you wish
to create a new folder using a shooting time after
the specified date and time.
(Set up) Menu
[Create Folder].
See Menus and Settings (p.19).
Creating a Folder the Next Time You Shoot.
2
Use the
or
button to check mark
[Create New Folder]
.
z
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displays in the LCD monitor.
The symbol will cease to display
after the new folder is created.
Setting the Day or Time for Automatic
Folder Creation
2
Select a day for the [Auto Create] option and
a time in the [Time] option
.
z
displays when the specified
time arrives. The symbol will
cease to display after the new
folder is created.
Shooting
Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder
will automatically be created when you record more than that
number even if you are not creating new folders.
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Resetting the File Number
Shooting Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You
can select how the file number is assigned.
1
(Set up) Menu [File Numbering]
[Continuous]*/[Auto Reset].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
* Default setting.
File Number Reset Function
A number one higher than the last one recorded is
assigned to the next image. This is convenient for
managing all your images together on a computer
because you avoid file name duplication when changing
folders or memory cards*.
Continuous
* When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card
with recorded data is used, the 7-digit number for the
last recorded folder and image is compared with the
last one on the card, and the larger of the two is utilized
as the basis for new images.
The image and folder number are reset to the starting
value (100-0001)*. This is convenient for managing
images on a folder-by-folder basis.
Auto Reset * When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card
with recorded data is used, the number following the 7digit number for the last recorded folder and image on
the card is utilized as the basis for new images.
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File and Folder Numbers
Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting
with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned
numbers starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2,000
images can be saved into a single folder.
New Folder Created
Memory Card Exchanged
for Another
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Continuous
z Images may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient
free space even if the total number of images in a folder is less
than 2,000 because the following types of images are always
saved together into the same folder.
- Images from continuous shooting
- Self-timer images (custom)
- Stitch Assist mode images
- Color Accent and Color Swap still images. (When [Save
Original] is set to [On])
z Images cannot be played back when the folder numbers are
duplicated or image numbers are duplicated within folders.
z Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information
regarding folder structures or image types.
Shooting
Auto Reset
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Playback/Erasing
Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 20).
Magnifying Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
z
will display and a magnified
portion of the image will display.
z Images can be magnified up to a
factor of approximately 10x.
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 nine 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 five search keys below to jump over images to find
the object of your search.
Jump 10 Images
Jumps over 10 images at a time.
Jump 100 Images Jumps over 100 images at a time.
1
Jump Shot Date
Jumps to the first image of each shooting
date.
Jump to Movie
Jumps to a movie.
Jump to Folder
Jumps to the first image of each folder.
In single image playback mode, press the
button.
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
2
Select
(Play) and press
.
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.
z If playback was halted partway through in the prior viewing
session, playback will resume from the last frame displayed.
Playback/Erasing
Volume Level
(Adjust it with the
(
or
button)
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
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Slow Motion Playback (You can use the
or the
button to speed up playback.)
button to slow down
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. 82)
z Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when
playing a movie on a TV set (p. 97).
z The sound cannot be played in slow motion playback.
Editing Movies
You can delete portions of recorded movies.
Movies that are protected or less than 1 second long cannot
be edited.
1
Select
(Edit) in the movie control panel
and press
.
z The movie editing panel and the
movie editing bar will display.
Movie Editing Panel
Movie Editing Bar
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2
Use the
or
Beginning) or
button to select
(Cut End) and the
(Cut
or
button to specify the cut point ( ).
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
4
Select
(Save) and press
.
Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press
.
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
NiNH batteries (sold separately) or the AC Adapter Kit
ACK600 (sold separately) (p. 119).
Playback/Erasing
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.
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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. 19).
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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Adding My Colors Effects
You can add effects to recorded images (stills only) using the My
Colors function. The following selection of My Colors effects is
available. For details, see p. 61.
1
Vivid
Lighter Skin Tone
Neutral
Darker Skin Tone
Sepia
Vivid Blue
B/W
Vivid Green
Positive Film
Vivid Red
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
Use the
or
and press
.
button to select an image,
Playback/Erasing
2
85
3
Use the
or
button to select the My
Colors type, and press
.
z The displayed image will reflect the
My Colors effect.
z You can press the zoom lever toward
to check the image at a higher
magnification. While the image is
zoomed, you can press the FUNC./
SET button to switch between the image transformed with
the My Colors effect and the original non-transformed
image.
4
Select [OK], and press
.
z The newly saved image transformed
with the My Colors effect will be the
last one in the list.
z To continue adding effects to other
images, repeat the procedures from
Step 2 onward.
5
Press
and select [Yes] or [No], then press
z Selecting [Yes] displays the image
transformed with the My Colors effect,
while [No] returns you to the Play
menu.
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.
z The My Colors function will not work if there is insufficient
space on the memory card.
z Although My Colors effects can be added any number of
times to an image, the image quality will gradually
deteriorate with each application and the intended colors
may not be achieved.
z Color in images taken using My Colors (p. 61) in shooting
mode and images edited with the My Colors function in
playback mode may differ slightly.
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In playback mode (including single image playback and index
playback), you can attach sound memos (up to 1 min.) to an image.
The sound data is saved in the WAVE format.
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
2
Playback/Erasing
1
Use the
or
button to select an image to
which to attach a sound memo and press
.
z The sound memo control panel will display.
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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 1 minute of recordings can be
added to any one image.
.
Sound Memo Panel
Elapsed Time/
Remaining Time
Volume
(Adjust it with the
(
or
or button)
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.
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Automated Playback (Auto Play)
Use this feature to automatically play back all of the images in the
memory card. The LCD monitor displays each image for
approximately 3 seconds.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
2
Press
.
Protecting Images
Playback/Erasing
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
You can protect important images and movies from accidental
erasure.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
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2
Use the
or
button to select an image to
protect and press
.
z Pressing the FUNC./SET button again
cancels the setting.
z You can also protect images in the
index playback mode.
Protection Icon
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. 19).
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. 26).
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Print Settings/Transfer
Settings
Setting the DPOF Print Settings
You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify
the number of print copies in advance using the camera. The
settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards. This is extremely convenient for printing
on a direct print compatible printer, or for sending the images to a
photo developing service that supports DPOF.
The
icon may display for a memory card with print
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
(Print) Menu
.
[Select Images & Qty.]
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
z Selecting [Clear All Selections]
cancels all print settings.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
1
91
2
Use the
printing.
or
button to select images for
z Selection methods differ for the
Print Type settings (p. 93).
(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.
z If the camera is connected to a
printer, the
button will light in
blue while images are being selected. At this time, press the
button, confirm that [Print] is selected, and when the
FUNC./SET button is pressed, printing will begin.
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All the Images on a Memory Card
1
(Print) Menu
[Select All Images]
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
z One copy of every image will be set
to print.
z Selecting [Clear All Selections]
cancels all print settings.
z When the camera is connected to a
printer, the
button will light in blue. At this time, press
the
button, confirm that [Print] is selected, and when
the FUNC./SET button is pressed, printing will begin.
2
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.
Setting the Print Style
After setting the print style, select the images for printing. The
following settings can be selected.
*Default setting
Print Type
Standard*
Prints one image per page.
Index
Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format.
Both
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
z Images are printed in order according to the file number.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
z When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the number of copies can
be set. When it is set to [Index], the number of copies
cannot be set (only one copy will be printed).
Prints the images in both the standard
and index formats.
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Date (On/Off*)
Adds the date to the print.
File No. (On/Off*)
Adds the file number to the print.
Clear DPOF data (On*/Off)
1
(Print) Menu
Clears all print settings after the images
print.
[Print Settings].
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
2
Use the
or
button to select [Print
Type], [Date], [File No.], [Clear DPOF data]
and then Use the
or
button 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 Images dated using
(Postcard Date Imprint mode)
(p. 35) are always printed with the date, regardless of the
[Date] setting. As a result, if [Date] is also set to [On], the
date will end up being printed twice on these images.
z Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu
(p. 23, Basic Guide p. 8).
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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.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 19).
2
Select [Order] and press
z Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer
order settings.
.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Single Images
95
3
Use the
or
button to 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
All the Images on a Memory Card
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 according to the file
number.
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
end and plug the AV cable in all
the way.
3
Plug the other ends of the
AV cable to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN jacks on
the TV.
VIDEO
AUDIO
Yellow
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. 23). 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
Black
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Troubleshooting
Camera
Camera will not operate.
Power is not turned on.
z Press the power button (Basic
Guide p. 9).
Memory card slot/battery
cover is open.
z Confirm that the memory card slot/
battery cover is securely closed
(Basic Guide p. 2).
Batteries are loaded in the z Reload the batteries in the correct
wrong direction.
direction (Basic Guide p. 5).
Batteries are not the right z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
type.
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (p. 112).
Battery charge is low and z Replace the camera batteries with 4
unused or fully charged batteries
the camera will not
(Basic Guide p. 5).
operate. (“Change the
batteries” message
z Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK600
displays).
(sold separately) (p. 119).
Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals.
z Wipe the battery terminals with a
clean dry cloth.
z Reload the batteries several times.
Sounds come from the camera interior.
The camera’s horizontal/
vertical orientation was
changed.
98
z The camera’s orientation
mechanism is operating. There is no
malfunction.
When the power is turned on
“Card locked!” message appears.
The SD memory card or
SDHC memory card’s
write protect tab is set to
“Write protect”.
z When recording to, erasing from or
formatting the memory card, slide
the write protect tab upward
(p. 114).
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. 8).
LCD monitor
The display darkens.
The image in the LCD
monitor will darken in
strong sunlight or bright
light.
z This is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
not constitute a malfunction. This
image will not be recorded when
shooting still images, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.
Display flickers when shot z This is not a camera malfunction
under fluorescent lighting. (flickering recorded in movies, but
not in still images).
A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD
monitor.
Troubleshooting
Display flickers.
Sometimes appears when z This is a normal occurrence in
shooting a bright subject,
devices containing CCDs and does
such as the sun or other
not constitute a malfunction. This
light source.
bar of light will not be recorded
when shooting still images, but it will
be recorded when shooting movies.
99
appears.
A slow shutter speed has z Raise the ISO speed (p. 69) or set
the flash to any setting other than
likely been selected
(flash off), or secure the camera
because of insufficient
to something, such as a tripod
lighting.
(Basic Guide p. 15).
appears.
This displays when using a z These settings will be overwritten by
memory card that has print those set by your camera (p. 91).
settings or transfer settings
set by other DPOFcompliant cameras.
Noise displays./Subject’s movements are irregular.
z There is no effect on the recorded
Camera automatically
lightened the image
image.
displayed on the LCD
monitor to make it easier to
see when shooting in a
dark area (p. 12).
Shooting
Camera will not record.
100
Mode switch is set to
(playback).
z Set the mode switch to
(shooting) (Basic Guide p. 9).
Flash is charging.
z When the flash is charged, the
indicator will light orange. Shooting
is now possible (Basic Guide p. 4).
Memory card is full.
z Insert a new memory card (Basic
Guide p. 5).
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. 26).
z If reformatting does not work, the
memory card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
SD memory card or SDHC z Slide the write protect tab upward
(p. 114).
memory card is write
protected.
LCD monitor is closed.
z When the shooting mode is
and
in the
modes,
or
open the LCD monitor and shoot
subject.
Image seen in viewfinder vs. recorded image.
Usually the recorded
image contains more of
the scene than is seen in
the viewfinder.
z Confirm the actual image size with
the LCD monitor. Use the LCD
monitor when taking close-up shots
(p. 12).
Image is blurred or out of focus.
AF-assist Beam is set to
[Off].
(2
The camera moves when z Setting the self-timer to
seconds) delays the shutter release
the shutter button is
for 2 seconds after the shutter button
pressed.
is pressed and allows the camera to
stop shaking, thus preventing a
blurred image (Basic Guide p. 18).
Even better results can be obtained
by placing the camera on a stable
surface or by using a tripod to shoot.
Troubleshooting
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. 21). Take care not to
obstruct the AF-assist Beam with
your hand when used.
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Subject is out of focal
range.
z Shoot with the subject at the correct
shooting distance (p. 126).
The subject is hard to
focus on.
z Use the focus lock, AF lock or
manual focus to shoot (p. 49).
Subject in recorded image is too dark.
Insufficient light for
shooting.
z Set the flash to
(Flash on)
(Basic Guide p. 15).
The subject is
underexposed because
the surroundings are too
bright.
z Set the exposure compensation to a
positive (+) setting (p. 57).
z Use the AE lock or spot metering
function (pp. 52, 55).
Subject is too far away for z Shoot within correct shooting
flash to reach.
distance of the subject when using
the built-in flash (p. 127).
z Raise the ISO speed and then shoot
(p. 69).
Subject in recorded image is too bright, or
image flashes white.
Subject is too close,
making the flash too
strong.
z Shoot within correct shooting
distance of the subject when using
the built-in flash (p. 127).
z Set the exposure compensation to a
The subject is
overexposed because the negative (–) setting (p. 57).
surroundings are too dark. z Use the AE lock or spot metering
function (pp. 52, 55).
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.
102
z Set the flash to
(Flash off)
(Basic Guide p. 15).
Image contains noise.
ISO speed is too high.
z Higher ISO speeds or
may
increase image noise. For higher
image quality, use as low an ISO
speed as possible (p. 69).
z In
,
,
,
,
and
modes in the
mode, the ISO
speed increases and noise can
appear.
White dots appear on the image.
z This is a phenomenon that occurs
Light from the flash has
with digital cameras and does not
reflected off dust particles
or 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
mode.
Eyes appear red.
Troubleshooting
Light is reflected back from z Shoot with the red-eye reduction
the eyes when the flash is function set to On (Basic Guide
used in dark areas.
p. 15). For this mode to be effective,
the subject must be looking right at
the red-eye 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.
103
Continuous shooting slows down.
The memory card’s
z To enhance the continuous
performance has dropped. shooting performance, you are
recommended to low level format
the memory card in the camera after
you save all its images to your
computer (p. 26).
Recording images to memory card takes a long
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
z Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 26).
Lens will not retract.
Memory card slot cover/ z After closing the memory card slot/
battery cover was opened
battery cover, turn the power on
with power on.
then back off (Basic Guide p. 5).
Shooting Movies
The recording time may not display properly or
shooting may stop unexpectedly.
The following types of
memory cards are used.
- Slow recording cards.
- Cards formatted on a
different camera or a
computer.
- Cards which have had
images recorded and
erased repeatedly.
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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. 26).
“!” displays on the LCD monitor in red and
shooting automatically stopped.
There is insufficient free
space in the camera’s
builtin memory.
z Try the following procedures.
- Format the card with a low level
format before shooting (p. 26)
- Lower the recording pixels or the
frame rate (p. 40)
- Use a high-speed memory card
(SDC-512MSH, etc.)
Zoom does not operate.
Zoom lever was pressed
while shooting in movie
mode.
z Operate the zoom before shooting
in movie mode (Basic Guide p. 14).
Note the digital zoom is available
while shooting, but only in Standard
movie mode.
Playback
Cannot play back.
File name was changed
with a computer or file
location was changed.
Troubleshooting
z Computer images that cannot be
You attempted to play
back images shot with
played back will play back if they are
another camera or images added to the camera using the
edited with a computer.
supplied software program
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser.
See ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser Software User Guide
(PDF).
z Set the file name or location on the
file format/structure of the camera.
(Refer to the Software Starter Guide
for details).
Movies cannot be edited.
Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited.
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Movies do not play back correctly.
Movies recorded with high recording pixels 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.
Reading images from memory card is slow.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
z Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 26).
Battery
Batteries consumed quickly.
Batteries are not the right z Use only unused AA-size alkaline
type.
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (p. 112).
Battery capacity drops due z If shooting in a cold location, warm
the batteries such as by placing
to low ambient
them in your pocket before using
temperatures.
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 z Their charging performance should
been used for over a year, return to normal after fully
their recharging capacity
recharging and fully depleting them
has decreased.
over several times.
Battery life has been
exceeded.
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z Replace four batteries with new
ones.
TV monitor output
Incorrect video system setting.
Incorrect video system
setting.
z Set the video system to the
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
for your TV (p. 23).
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. 11).
Printing with a direct print compatible
printer
Cannot print.
z Securely connect the camera and
printer with the specified cable.
The printer power is not
turned on.
z Turn on the printer power.
The print connection
method is not correct.
z In the
(Set up) menu, select
[Print Method] and select [Auto]
(p. 24).
Troubleshooting
The camera and printer
are not properly
connected.
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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, or
with a memory card installed in the wrong orientation (Basic
Guide p. 5).
Card locked!
The SD memory card or SDHC memory card is write-protected.
Cannot record!
You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card
installed, with a memory card installed in the wrong orientation,
or attempted to attach a sound memo to a movie.
Memory card error
The memory card may be malfunctioning. By formatting the
malfunctioning memory card with the camera, you may be able
to continue using it. However, if this error message appears even
when using the supplied memory card, contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the
camera.
Memory card full
Memory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or
saved. Or no more image settings or sound memos can be
recorded.
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Naming error!
The image could not be created because there is an image with
the same name as the folder that the camera is attempting to
create, or the highest possible file number has already been
reached. In the Set up menu, set [File Numbering] to [Auto
Reset]; alternatively, save all the images you wish to retain onto
a computer, then reformat the memory card. Please note that
formatting will erase all the existing images and other data.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace four
batteries immediately with unused AA-size alkaline batteries or
fully charged Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
No image
No images recorded on memory card.
Image too large
You attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 x 3328
pixels or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG format
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image (an
image that has been downloaded to a computer and altered.,
etc.).
RAW
You attempted to play back a RAW image.
You attempted to play back a corrupted image, an incompatible
image (proprietary format used by another manufacturer’s
camera, etc.), an image edited on a computer or a movie clip
recorded by another camera.
Cannot magnify!
List of Messages
Unidentified Image
You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different
camera or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a
movie.
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Cannot rotate
You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera
or data type, an image edited with a computer.
Incompatible WAVE format.
A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data
type of the existing sound memo is incorrect.
Cannot modify image
You attempted to apply a My Colors effect to a movie or an
image recorded in a different camera.
Cannot transfer!
When transferring images to your computer using the Direct
Transfer menu, you attempted to select an image with corrupted
data, an image taken with a different camera or data type. You
may have also attempted to select a movie when [Wallpaper]
was selected in the Direct Transfer menu.
Protected!
You attempted to erase or edit a protected image, movie or
sound memo.
Too many marks
Too many images have been marked with print settings or
transfer settings. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!
Could not save the print or transfer settings.
Unselectable image
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
Communication error
The computer was unable to download the image due to the
large amount of images (approx. 1000) stored on the memory
card.
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Lens error, restart camera
An error was detected while the lens was in motion, and the
power has been automatically turned off. This error can occur if
you hold the lens while it is in motion or you operate it in a
location with excessive dust or sand in the air. Try turning the
power back on, and resume shooting or playback. If this
message continues to display, contact your Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the lens.
Exx
(xx: number) Camera detected an error. Turn the power off and
then back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the
error code reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly
after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded.
Check image in playback mode.
List of Messages
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Appendix
Battery Handling
Battery Charge
The following icon and message will display.
/ Power lamp blinks 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
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 circuited.
z When not using the camera for long periods, remove the
batteries from the camera and store them separately.
If the batteries are left inside the camera, the camera may
become damaged from battery leakage.
WARNING
Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal is
completely or partially missing or peeled off, as there is risk that
such batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always check the
seals on store-bought batteries before loading them, as some
batteries may come with defective seals. Do not use batteries with
defective seals.
Never use batteries that look like this.
The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat.
Appendix
Batteries with all or part of the seal (electrical insulation
sheath) peeled off.
The negative terminal is correctly formed (protruding
from the metal base), but the seal does not extend up
over the edge of the metal base.
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Handling the Memory Card
SD Memory Card or SDHC Memory Card Write
Protect Tab
Write Protect Tab
Slide the
switch up.
Writing/Erasing Possible
Slide the switch
down (you can
protect the
images and other
data on the card).
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Cautions When Handling
z Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not
bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks
or vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the memory card.
z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the
terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the
terminals with your hands or metal objects.
z Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or
cover it with another label or sticker.
z When writing on the memory card, do not use a pencil or
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.
z Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory
card. Formatting or erasing the data on a memory card
merely changes the file management information on the
card and does not ensure that its contents are completely
deleted.
When disposing of a memory card, take precautions, such
as physically destroying the card, to prevent personal
information leaks.
Appendix
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Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
This kit includes a battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size
NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge batteries as shown
below.
To a power outlet
Charge Indicator
• After inserting the batteries, plug the charger (CB-5AH) into an
outlet, or attach the power cord to the charger (CB-5AHE, not
shown) and plug the other end into an outlet.
• Do not insert and charge additional batteries once charging has
begun.
• The charge indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when
charging is finished.
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Appendix
z The CB-5AH/CB-5AHE battery charger can only be used
to charge Canon AA-size NiMH Battery NB-3AH and NB2AH. Please do not attempt to charge any other type of
battery.
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.
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.
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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.
z It takes approximately 4 hours 40 minutes for the charger to
fully recharge the batteries after they have been depleted
(as determined by testing at Canon facilities).
Charge batteries in an environment where the temperature
is in the range of 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F).
z The charging time varies according to the ambient
temperature and to the battery charge state.
z The battery charger may emit noise while charging. This is
not a malfunction.
z Battery/Charger Kit CBK4-200 can also be used.
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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.
Compact Power
Adapter CA-PS500
Open the terminal cover
and attach the cord to the
DC IN terminal.
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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 lens,
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.
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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 ring release button on
the camera.
z To remove the conversion lens adapter, turn the adapter in
the opposite direction with holding down the ring release
button.
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)
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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.
z Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not
loosen. Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the
camera and flash resulting in damage to both.
z Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the
lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed.
z To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it
is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the
camera’s front panel.
z A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
„Batteries
z Charge becomes Severely Limited
If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the
battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty
from fingerprints.
z Usage in Cold Temperatures
Get a spare generic lithium battery (CR123A or DL123). You are
recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to warm it
up before switching it for the battery in the flash.
z Non-Use over Extended Periods
Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery
fluid to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the
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 the separate customer support list
supplied with your camera.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary,
gently wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove
stubborn dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These
actions may damage it or lead to other problems.
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to
change without notice.
PowerShot A640/A630
Camera Effective Pixels : PowerShot A640: Approx. 10.0 million
PowerShot A630: Approx. 8.0 million
Image Sensor
: PowerShot A640
1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels:
Approx. 10.4 million)
PowerShot A630
1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels:
Approx. 8.3 million)
Lens
: 7.3 (W) – 29.2 (T) mm
(35 mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 140 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.1 (T)
Digital Zoom
: Still images/Movies: Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx.
16x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
: Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
: 2.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline
silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000
pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System
: TTL autofocus
AF lock and Manual focus are available
Focusing frame: 9-point (AiAF) / 1-point (AF)
(1-point focusing frame: fixed to center or
FlexiZone AF)
Shooting Distance
: Normal: 45 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity
(From the front of the
Macro: 1 – 45 cm (W)/25 – 45 cm (T)
lens)
(0.39 – 18 in. (W)/9.8 – 18 in.(T))
Manual focus: 1 cm (0.39 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.
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
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Metering System
Exposure
Compensation
ISO Speed
: Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
(Center/AF Point)
: ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, Safety
Shift is available
: Auto*, High ISO Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800
equivalent
* The camera automatically selects the optimal
speed when Auto or High ISO Auto is set.
White Balance
Built-in Flash
: TTL auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten,
Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater or Custom
: Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction and Slow Synchro are available.
Flash Range
Flash Exposure
Compensation
Shooting Modes
FE lock and 1st-curtain/2nd-curtain flash are
available.
: Normal: 45 cm – 4.2 m (1.5 – 14 ft.) (W)/
45 cm – 3.0 m (1.5 – 10 ft.) (T)
Macro: 25 – 45 cm (9.8 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W/T)
(When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
: Auto
Creative zone:
(Program),
(Shutter-speed priority),
(Aperture priority),
(Manual),
(Custom)
Image zone:
Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Special
Scene*, Stitch assist and Movie**
* Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage,
Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Color
Swap and Color Accent.
** Standard, Compact, Color Accent and Color Swap.
Self-timer
Shooting from a
Computer
: PowerShot A640: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode)
PowerShot A630: Approx. 1.8 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode)
: Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./
approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
: With a USB connection, shooting is possible using
the supplied software (PowerShot A640 only).
Appendix
Continuous Shooting
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
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Recording Media
: SD memory card or SDHC memory card/
MultiMediaCard
File Format
: Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type (Still images) : Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*
Sound Memo: WAVE (monaural)
(Movies) : AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG;
Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
* This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called
“Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing
the communication between digital cameras and
printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant
printer, the camera’s image data at the time of
shooting is used and optimized, yielding
extremely high quality prints.
Compression
: Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of (Still images) : PowerShot A640
Recording
Large
:3648 x 2736 pixels
Pixels
Medium 1
:2816 x 2112 pixels
Medium 2
:2272 x 1704 pixels
Medium 3
:1600 x 1200 pixels
Small
: 640 x 1480 pixels
Postcard
:1600 x 1200 pixels
Widescreen
:3648 x 2048 pixels
PowerShot A630
Large
:3264 x 2448 pixels
Medium 1
:2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 2
:2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium 3
:1600 x 1200 pixels
Small
: 640 x 480 pixels
Postcard
:1600 x 1200 pixels
Widescreen
:3264 x 1832 pixels
(Movies) : Standard, Color Accent and Color Swap
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*
(Max. Clip Size at one time: 1 GB)**
Compact: 160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
Max. Clip Length: 3 minutes
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* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC-512
MSH recommended).
** Even if the clip size has not reached 1GB, recording
will stop at the moment the clip length reaches 1
hour. Depending on the volume and data writing
speed of the memory card, recording will stop after
one hour of continuous recording even if the
recorded data volume has not reached 1GB.
Playback Modes
Appendix
: Single (histogram displayable), Index (9
thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x
(max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse
through magnified images possible), Jump (it
is possible to jump to every tenth or
hundredth image, to the first image of each
shooting date, to the first image in each
folder, or to movies. In index playback mode,
it displays 9 images at once.), Auto Play, My
Colors (playback), Sound memos (up to 1
min.) 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 alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA NiMH batteries (NB-300) (sold
separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold separately)
Operating
: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Temperatures
(when a NB4-300 is used, 0 – 35 °C (32 –
95 °F))
Operating Humidity
: 10 – 90%
Dimensions
: 109.4 x 66.0 x 49.0 mm (4.31 x 2.60 x
(excluding protrusions)
1.93 in.)
Weight
: Approx. 245 g (8.64 oz.)
(camera body only)
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Battery Capacity
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor On
LCD Monitor
(Based on the
Off
CIPA standard)
Approx.
280 images
AA-size Alkaline
(PowerShot A640)
Batteries
Approx.
(included with the
1200 images
Approx.
camera)
350 images
(PowerShot A630)
AA-size NiMH
Approx.
Approx.
Batteries (NB-3AH
500 images
1500 images
(fully charged))
Playback
Time
Approx.
20 hours
Approx.
20 hours
z The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions
and settings.
z Movie data is excluded.
z At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and
the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these
circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the
battery in a pocket before use.
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ±2 °C/73 °F ±3.6 °F), normal
relative humidity (50% ±20%), alternating wide angle end
and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals with the
flash fired once every two shots and the camera power
turned off after every tenth shot. Power is left off for a
sufficient amount of time*, then the power is turned back
on and the testing procedure is repeated.
• A Canon-brand memory card is used.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback:Normal temperature (23 °C ±2 °C/73 °F ±3.6 °F), normal
relative humidity (50% ±20%), continuous playback at 3
seconds per image.
See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 112).
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Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
„PowerShot A640
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels
Compression
32MB
SDC-128M
SDC512MSH
116
12
50
194
25
103
402
10
45
176
18
75
292
38
156
603
14
61
237
27
109
425
53
217
839
30
121
471
53
217
839
102
411
1590
114
460
1777
177
711
2747
278
1118
4317
(Postcard)
1600 x 1200 pixels
53
217
839
9
40
157
(Widescreen)
3648 x 2048 pixels
16
66
257
34
139
539
(Middle 1)
2816 x 2112 pixels
(Middle 2)
2272 x 1704 pixels
(Middle 3)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Small)
640 x 480 pixels
•
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 33) (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.
Appendix
29
7
(Large)
3648 x 2736 pixels
131
„PowerShot A630
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels Compression
(Large)
3264 x 2448 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)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Widescreen)
3264 x 1832 pixels
•
16MB
SDC-128M
SDC512MSH
4
35
139
7
59
231
14
123
479
5
49
190
10
87
339
21
173
671
9
76
295
16
136
529
33
269
1041
14
121
471
26
217
839
50
411
1590
56
460
1777
88
711
2747
138
1118
4317
26
217
839
5
47
183
9
79
307
20
166
642
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 33) (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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Movie
: Card included with the camera
32MB
16MB
Recording Frame
SDC(PowerShot (PowerShot SDC-128M
Pixels
Rate
512MSH
A640)
A630)
Standard 640 x 480
pixels
Color
Accent
Color
Swap
320 x 240
pixels
Compact 160 x 120
pixels
15 sec.
7 sec.
1 min.
4 sec.
4 min.
9 sec.
31 sec.
15 sec.
2 min.
7 sec.
8 min.
14 sec.
44 sec.
22 sec.
3 min.
1 sec.
11 min.
42 sec.
1 min.
28 sec.
43 sec.
5 min.
55 sec.
22 min.
53 sec.
3 min.
36 sec.
1 min.
47 sec.
14 min.
29 sec.
55 min.
57 sec.
* Maximum clip length at
: 3 min. The figures indicate the maximum
continuous recording time.
Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Recording Pixels
4100 KB
2460 KB
1170 KB
PowerShot A630
3264 x 2448 pixels
3436 KB
2060 KB
980 KB
PowerShot A640
2816 x 2112 pixels
2720 KB
1620 KB
780 KB
PowerShot A630
2592 x 1944 pixels
2503 KB
1395 KB
695 KB
Appendix
PowerShot A640
3648 x 2736 pixels
133
PowerShot A640
2272 x 1704 pixels
2002 KB
1116 KB
556 KB
PowerShot A630
2048 x 1536 pixels
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
1600 x 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
640 x 480 pixels
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
1600 x 1200 pixels
–
558 KB
–
PowerShot A640
3648 x 2048 pixels
3040 KB
1847 KB
874 KB
PowerShot A630
3264 x 1832 pixels
2601 KB
1540 KB
736 KB
Recording Pixels
Frame Rate
File size
1920 KB/sec.
Standard
640 x 480 pixels
960 KB/sec.
Color Accent
Color Swap
660 KB/sec.
320 x 240 pixels
330 KB/sec.
Compact
160 x 120 pixels
120 KB/sec.
MultiMediaCard
Interface
Compatible with MultiMediaCard standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 1.4 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.06 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1.5 g (0.05 oz.)
SD Memory Card
Interface
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Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
NiMH Battery NB-3AH
(Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery NB4-300 set or the
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
Type
AA-size rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery
Nominal Voltage
1.2 V DC
Typical Capacity
2500 mAh (min.: 2300 mAh)
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Diameter x Length
14.5 x 50.0 mm (0.57 x 2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 30 g (1.06 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-5AH/CB-5AHE
(Supplied with the separately sold Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300)
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 16 -21 VA
Rated Output
565 mA*1, 1275 mA*2
Charging Time
Approx. 4 hours 40 min.*1, approx. 2 hours*2
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Dimensions
65.0 x 105.0 x 27.5 mm (2.56 x 4.13 x 1.08 in.)
Weight (body only)
95 g (3.35 oz.)
*1
*2
When charging four NB-3AH batteries
When charging two NB-3AH batteries loaded one on each side of the
battery charger
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output
4.3 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
42.6 x 104.0 x 31.4 mm (1.68 x 4.11 x 1.24 in.)
Weight
Approx. 180 g (6.35 oz.) (excluding power cord)
Appendix
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK600)
135
Wide Converter WC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification
Approx. 0.7x
Focusing Range
(from front of lens)
20 cm (7.9 in.) – infinity (W)*1
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*2
Max. Diameter x
Length
94.5 x 54.9 mm (3.72 x 2.16 in.)
Weight
Approx. 275 g (9.70 oz.)
Tele-converter TC-DC58N (Sold Separately)
Magnification
Approx. 1.75x
Focusing Range
(from front of lens)
1.4 m (4.6 ft.) – infinity (T)*1
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread*2
Max. Diameter x
Length
75 x 50 mm (2.95 x 1.97 in.)
Weight
Approx. 185 g (6.53 oz.)
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58F (Sold Separately)
Thread Diameter
58 mm standard filter thread
Max. Diameter x
Length
62 x 46.1 mm (2.44 x 1.82 in.)
Weight
Approx. 17 g (0.60 oz.)
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
*1
When mounted on PowerShot A640/630
*2
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58F is required when mounted on
PowerShot A640/630.
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INDEX
Numerics
D
1st-curtain ...............................71
2nd-curtain ..............................71
3:2 Guide ..........................13, 21
Date Stamp ............................ 35
Date/Time ...................... Basic 8
Detailed Display ..................... 15
Digital Tele-Converter ............ 30
DIGITAL Terminal
........................Basic 2, Basic 28
Digital Zoom ........................... 30
Direct Transfer ............. Basic 31
Disp. Overlay ......................... 21
Distance Units ........................ 23
Downloading Images to a
Computer ..................... Basic 25
DPOF
Transfer Order ................... 95
DPOF Print Order
Electing Images ................. 91
A
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 .......119
AE Lock ..................................52
AF Frame ..........................13, 47
AF Lock ..................................50
AF-assist Beam ..............21, 101
AiAF ..................................20, 47
Auto Play ................................89
Auto Power Down ...................23
Auto Rotate .............................73
B
Battery
Battery Capacity ...............112
Capacity ...........................130
Charging ...........................116
Handling ...........................112
Installing .....................Basic 5
C
Color Accent Mode .................65
Color Swap Mode ...................66
Compact Power Adapter ......119
Compression ..........................29
Continuous Shooting ..............33
Converter ..............................120
Create Folder ..........................74
Creative zone ...............Basic 13
Custom ...................................72
E
Erasing
All Images .......................... 90
Single Image ............ Basic 20
Exposure .......................... 52, 57
F
FE Lock .................................. 54
File Number ............... 14, 76, 94
Flash ............................ Basic 15
Focus ..................... 47, Basic 10
Focus Lock ............................. 49
Formatting .............................. 26
Frame Rate ............................ 40
FUNC. Menu .......................... 20
FUNC./SET .................... Basic 3
Functions Available .............. 143
137
G
Grid Lines ........................ 13, 21
H
HF-DC1 ................................ 123
High-Power Flash ................ 123
Histogram ............................... 16
I
Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
............................................. 133
Image Zone .................. Basic 11
Index Playback ...................... 79
Indicator ............Basic 3, Basic 4
Interface Cable ............ Basic 23
ISO Speed ............................. 69
J
Jump (Image Search) ............ 80
L
Landscape ................... Basic 11
Language ................. 23, Basic 8
LCD Monitor
Night Display ...................... 12
Playback Information ......... 14
Shooting Information .......... 13
Using the LCD Monitor
............................. 12, Basic 7
Lens
Conversion Lens Adapter 122
Tele-converter .................. 120
Wide Converter ................ 120
138
Maintenance ........................ 125
Manual Exposure ................... 46
Manual Focus ........................ 51
Memory Card
Estimated Capacities ....... 131
Formatting .......................... 26
Handling ........................... 114
Inserting ..................... Basic 5
MENU ...................... 19, Basic 3
Menu
FUNC. Menu ................ 18, 20
Menus and Settings ..... 18, 19
My Camera Menu ........ 19, 24
Play Menu .................... 19, 21
Print Menu .................... 19, 22
Rec. Menu .................... 19, 20
Set up Menu ................. 19, 22
Messages ............................. 108
Metering Mode ....................... 55
MF-Point Zoom ................ 21, 51
Microphone .................... Basic 1
Mode Switch
..........Basic 3, Basic 9, Basic 20
Movie
Editing ................................ 82
Shooting ............................. 37
Viewing .............................. 81
Mute ....................................... 22
My Camera Menu .................. 24
My Colors ............................... 61
My Colors Effects ................... 85
N
Night Display .......................... 12
Night Scene ................. Basic 11
M
O
Macro ........................... Basic 17
Magnifying ............................. 78
Operation Sound .................... 24
Operation Vol. ........................ 22
Overexposure Warning ...........16
P
Panoramic Image ...................41
Play Menu ...............................21
Playback .......................Basic 20
Viewing Images on a TV set
...........................................97
Playback Information ..............14
Playback Mode .............Basic 20
Playback Vol. ..........................23
Portrait ..........................Basic 11
Power Button .... Basic 3, Basic 9
Power Saving Function ...........17
Print Menu ..............................22
Print/Share Button
........................ Basic 3, Basic 23
Printing ...................91, Basic 23
Program AE ............................43
Protect ....................................89
R
Rec. Menu ..............................20
Recording Pixels .........13, 28, 40
Red-Eye Reduction ................21
Red-eye Reduction .......Basic 16
Reset All .................................25
Reverse Disp. ...........21, Basic 7
Review ....................21, Basic 10
Using a TV ..........................97
Rotate .....................................84
S
Safety Shift .......................21, 45
Save Original ..........................68
Save Settings .........................72
Self-Timer .....................Basic 18
Selftimer Sound ......................24
Selftimer Vol. ..........................22
Set up Menu ........................... 22
Shooting Information .............. 13
Shooting Mode ............. Basic 11
Creative Zone .......... Basic 13
Av ................................... 45
M .................................... 46
P .................................... 43
Tv ................................... 43
Image Zone .............. Basic 11
Shutter Button
Fully ......................... Basic 10
Halfway .................... Basic 10
Shutter Sound ........................ 24
Shutter Speed .................. 43, 46
Shutter Speed-priority AE Mode
............................................... 43
Shutter Volume ...................... 22
Single Playback ........... Basic 20
Slow Synchro ......... 20, Basic 16
Smooth Continuous Shooting
............................................... 33
Sooting Mode
Functions Available .......... 143
Sound Memo .......................... 87
Speaker .......................... Basic 1
Special Scene .............. Basic 12
Spot AE Point Frame ....... 13, 55
Standard Display .................... 14
Start-up Image ....................... 24
Start-up Sound ....................... 24
Start-up Vol. ........................... 22
Stitch Assist ........................... 41
System Requirements
..................................... Basic 26
T
Telephoto ..................... Basic 14
139
V
Video System ......................... 23
Volume ................................... 22
W
White Balance ........................ 58
Wide Angle .................. Basic 14
Wrist Strap ..................... Basic 1
Z
Zoom ...................... 30, Basic 14
140
FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1200/PC1201)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in
Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should
be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB003 du Canada.
141
Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information
contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can
be accepted for any errors or omissions.
• Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the
hardware and software described herein at anytime without
prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without the prior written
permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from
corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or
malfunction of the camera, the software, SD memory cards (SD
cards), personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of nonCanon SD cards.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc., registered in the United States and/or other
countries.
• Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
Copyright © 2006 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
142
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The following chart shows the functions and settings available in
each shooting mode.
You can shoot with the settings saved in the
mode (p. 72).
Ref. Page
Recording
Pixels
(Still Image)
Large
z
z
z
S
–
z
z
z
z
Medium 1
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
Medium 2
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
Medium 3
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
Small
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
Postcard
{
{
{
–
–
{
{
{
{
Widescreen
{
{
{
–
–
{
{
{
{
Super Fine
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
z
z
z
S
–
z
z
z
z
{
{
{
U
–
{
{
{
{
–
Compression Fine
Normal
Movie Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate(1)
p. 28
p. 29
–
–
–
{
–
–
–
–
Auto
z
z(2) z(4) –
–
{
–
–
–
On
–
{
{(4) U
–
{
{
{
{
Off
{
{
{
S
–
z
z
z
z
Red-Eye Reduction
z
z
z(4) S
–
z
z
z
z
Slow Synchro
–
z(5)
–(6) U
–
{
–
{
–
Flash Adjust
z(7)
z(7)
(4)
z(7)
z
–
z(7)
z
z
–
p. 70
–
{
–
U
–
{
{
{
–
p. 70
–
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
p. 70
1st-curtain
z
z
z(4) z
–
z
z
z
z
2nd-curtaint
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
{
Flash
+/– (Flash)(8)
Flash Output
Flash firing
(3)
(7)
–
p. 40
Basic
Guide
p. 15
Basic
Guide
p. 16
Basic
Guide
p. 16
p. 71
143
Ref. Page
Single
Standard
Continuous
10-sec.
self-timer
2-sec.
self-timer
Custom
Timer
Drive Mode
AF Frame
z
z
z
z
z
Basic
Guide
p. 18
{
{
p. 33
{
{
z
z
z
z
–
{
{(9) –
–
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{
{(9) –
–
{
{
{
{
AiAF
z
z
z(10)
z
z
z
z
z
z
Center
–
{
{
–
–
{
{
{
{
FlexiZone
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
{
p. 47
AF Lock
–
{
{(4) –
{
{
{
{
{
p. 50
Manual Focus
–
{
{(4) –
{
{
{
{
{
p. 51
AF-assist Beam
z
z
z(4) z
z
z
z
z
z
p. 21
{
{(11)
Macro Mode
{
{
{
{
{
{
Basic
Guide
p. 17
–
z(13)
z
z
z
z
p. 30
–
z
z
z
z
p. 30
–
–
–
{
{
–
p. 45
{(9) U
–
{
{
{
–
p. 57
{(12)
Digital Zoom
z
z
z
Digital Tele-Converter
z
z
z(9) –
Safety Shift
–
–
Exposure Compensation(8)
–
{
–
ISO Speed
{(14)
–(15) –(15) –(15) –(15) { {(16) {(16) {(17)
White Balance(18)
–(15)
{
–(15) U(19) {(20) {
Evaluative
z
z
z
S
z
Center
Weighted Avg.
–
–
–
–
Spot
Metering
Method
{
{
{
z
z
z
z
–
{
{
{
{
{
p. 69
p. 58
p. 55
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
AE Lock/FE Lock
–
–
–
–
–
{
{
{
– pp. 52, 54
My Colors
–
–
–(15) U {(20) {
{
{
{
p. 61
Save Original
–
–
{(21) –
Reverse Disp.
z
z
z
–
Disp. Overlay
{
{
{
–
Auto Rotate
z
z
z
S
–
–
–
–
–
p. 68
z
z
z
z
z
p. 21
{(22) {
{
{
{
p. 36
z
z
z
z
p. 73
–
* {: Setting available (z: Default settings.) U: Setting can only be selected for the first image.
* (S: Default settings.) –: Setting selection is not possible.
•
(Shaded Area): Setting is retained even when the camera power is shut off.
144
Basic
Guide
pp. 18, 19
(1) The following are the recording pixels and frame rates for
(2)
is the default setting in
(3)
is the default setting in
(4) This cannot be set in
and
modes.
mode.
(5) [Off] cannot be set. Also settings will be fixed to [Off] in
(6) [On] only in
(Movie) (p. 40).
mode.
,
mode.
mode ([Off] cannot be set).
(7) [Off] cannot be set.
(8) Default settings is 0.
(9) This cannot be set in
or
mode.
(10) AF frame will be fixed to a single point at the [Center] in
(11) This cannot be set in
mode.
(12) This cannot be set in
or
or
mode (cannot be switched).
mode.
(13) Only the standard modes can be set.
(14) Only switching between
and
is available.
(15) Automatically set by the camera.
(16)
cannot be set.
(17)
or
cannot be set.
(18) This cannot be set when My Colors is set to Sepia or B/W.
(19) White balance data cannot be read in Manual.
(20) This cannot be set in
(21) Only
and
or
mode.
can be set.
(22) Only [Grid Lines] can be set.
145