User guide | Canon S90 Camcorder User Manual

Camera User Guide
• Make sure you read this guide before using the camera.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.
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Checking the Package Contents
Check if the following items are included in your camera package.
If anything is missing, contact the retailer from which you purchased the
camera.
Camera
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
Getting Started
Battery Pack NB-6L
(with Terminal Cover)
AV Cable
AVC-DC400
DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
Battery Charger
CB-2LY/CB-2LYE
Wrist Strap
WS-DC9
Warranty System
Booklet
Using the Manuals
Also refer to the manuals on the DIGITAL CAMERA Manuals Disk.
• Camera User Guide (This Guide)
Once you have mastered the basics, use the camera’s
many features to shoot more challenging photos.
• Personal Printing Guide
Read when you want to connect the camera to a printer
(sold separately) and print.
• Software Guide
Read when you want to use the included software.
• A memory card is not included.
• Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals. Microsoft Word/
Word Viewer can be installed to view the Word manuals (required only
for manuals for the Middle East).
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Read This First
Test Shots
Take some initial test shots and play them back to make sure the images
were recorded 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
The images recorded with this camera are intended for personal use. Do not
record images that infringe upon copyright laws without the prior permission
of the copyright holder. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying
of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by
means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal
rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
For information on your camera's warranty, please refer to the Canon
Warranty System Booklet supplied with your camera.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Warranty System
Booklet.
LCD Monitor
• The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to
specification, but occasionally non-performing pixels may appear as bright
or dark dots. This is not a malfunction and has no effect on the recorded
image.
• The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for protection
against scratches during shipment. If so, remove the film before using the
camera.
Camera Body Temperature
Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as the
camera body may become warm. This is not a malfunction.
Memory Cards
The various types of memory cards that can be used in this camera are
collectively referred to as memory cards in this guide.
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What Do You Want to Do?
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Shoot
● Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
● Shoot to match special conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 – 58
Take good people shots
I
Portraits
(p. 56)
F
At night
(p. 56)
V
Kids and pets
(p. 57)
Take good landscapes
J
Landscape
(p. 56)
U
Sunsets
(p. 57)
Shoot various other scenes
’
Indoors
(p. 57)
t
Fireworks
(p. 57)
w
At the beach
(p. 58)
,
Night Scene
(p. 57)
S
Underwater
(p. 58)
P
Against snow
(p. 58)
O
Foliage
(p. 58)
y
Aquarium
(p. 58)
● Focus on faces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 67, 84, 88
● Shoot in places where I cannot use the flash (turn off the flash) 61
● Take pictures with me in them too (self-timer) . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 67
● Insert the date and time into my shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
● Take close-up pictures of subjects (macro shooting) . . . . . . . . . 75
● Take pictures with faded colors (Nostalgic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
● Take sepia toned or black and white pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
● Change the size of picture I want to take (recording pixels) . . . . 72
● Take pictures continuously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
● Shoot without the effects of camera shake (image stabilization) . . 153
● Shoot without the effects of camera shake even in low light
conditions (Low Light Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
● Change the ISO speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
● Maintain the focus on moving subjects (Servo AF). . . . . . . . . . . 87
● Make dark subjects appear brighter (i-Contrast). . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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What Do You Want to Do?
View
1
● Look at my pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
● Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
● Look at my pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
● Quickly search pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118, 119
● Erase pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 130
● Protect pictures from accidental erasure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Shoot/View Movies
E
2
● Shoot movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
● View movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Print
● Easily print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Save
● Save images to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Other
3
● Turn off sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
● Use the camera abroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148, 160
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Table of Contents
Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of
this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you
learn more as you read each chapter.
Checking the Package Contents .......2
Read This First ..................................3
What Do You Want to Do? ................4
Conventions Used in this Guide ........9
Safety Precautions...........................10
1 Getting Started ....................13
Charging the Battery........................14
Inserting the Battery
and Memory Card........................16
Setting the Date and Time ...............19
Setting the Display Language..........21
Formatting Memory Cards ...............22
Pressing the Shutter Button.............23
Taking Pictures ................................24
Viewing Images ...............................27
Erasing Images................................28
Printing Images................................29
Shooting Movies ..............................31
Viewing Movies................................33
Transferring Images to a Computer ..34
Accessories .....................................38
Separately Sold Accessories ...........40
2 Learning More......................41
Components Guide..........................42
Information Displayed
on the Screen ..............................44
Indicator ...........................................46
FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations ....47
MENU – Basic Operations...............48
Changing the Sound Settings ..........49
Changing the Screen Brightness .....50
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Returning the Camera to Default
Settings....................................... 51
Low Level Memory Card
Formatting................................... 52
Power Saving Function
(Auto Power Down)..................... 53
Clock Functions............................... 54
3 Shooting in Special
Conditions and Commonly
Used Functions................... 55
Shooting in Various Conditions ....... 56
Shooting with Faded Colors
(Nostalgic)................................... 59
Shooting in
Mode
(Low Light Mode) ........................ 60
Turning the Flash Off ...................... 61
Zooming in More Closely on
Subjects (Digital Zoom) .............. 62
Shoot Using Preset Focal Lengths
(Step Zoom)................................ 64
Inserting the Date and Time............ 65
Using the Self-Timer ....................... 66
Using the Face Self-Timer .............. 67
4 Choosing Settings
Yourself ............................... 69
Shooting in Program AE.................. 70
Adjusting the Brightness
(Exposure Compensation) .......... 70
Turning the Flash On ...................... 71
Changing the Recording Pixels
(Image Size) ............................... 72
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Changing the Compression Ratio
(Image Quality) ........................... 72
Shooting in RAW............................. 74
Shooting Close-ups (Macro) ........... 75
Changing the ISO Speed ................ 76
Adjusting the White Balance ........... 77
Continuous Shooting....................... 79
Changing the Tone of an Image
(My Colors) ................................. 80
Shooting Using a TV Monitor .......... 81
Changing the Composition
with the Focus Lock.................... 82
5 Getting More Out of Your
Camera ................................ 83
Changing the AF Frame Mode........ 84
Magnifying the Focal Point.............. 85
Shooting with the AF Lock .............. 86
Shooting with Servo AF .................. 87
Choosing the Person to
Focus On (Face Select).............. 88
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode .... 89
Focus Bracketing
(Focus-BKT Mode) ..................... 90
Changing the Metering Mode.......... 91
Shooting with the AE Lock .............. 92
Shooting with the FE Lock .............. 92
Auto Exposure Bracketing
(AEB Mode) ................................ 93
Shooting with Slow Synchro ........... 94
Setting the Shutter Speed............... 95
Setting the Aperture Value.............. 96
Setting the Shutter Speed and
Aperture Value............................ 97
Making Settings
using the Control Ring ................ 98
Correcting the Brightness and
Shooting (i-Contrast) ................ 100
Red-Eye Correction....................... 101
Adjusting the Flash Exposure
Compensation........................... 102
Adjusting the Flash Output ............ 103
Checking for Shut Eyes................. 103
Registering Shooting Settings ....... 104
Changing the Color and Shooting ..105
Shooting Stitch Assist Images....... 108
6 Using Various Functions
for Shooting Movies ......... 109
Changing the Movie Mode ............ 110
Changing the Image Quality.......... 111
Using the Wind Filter ..................... 112
AE Lock/Exposure Shift................. 112
Other Shooting Functions.............. 113
Playback Functions ....................... 114
Editing ........................................... 115
7 Using Playback and Other
Functions........................... 117
Quickly Searching Images............. 118
Viewing Images in Filtered
Playback ................................... 119
Checking the Focus....................... 122
Viewing Slideshows....................... 123
Magnifying Images ........................ 124
Changing Image Transitions ......... 124
Viewing Images on a TV ............... 125
Viewing Images on
a High-Definition TV.................. 126
Protecting Images ......................... 127
Erasing All Images ........................ 130
Organizing Images by Category
(My Category) ........................... 132
Rotating Images ............................ 134
Resizing Images............................ 135
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Trimming........................................136
Adding Effects with the
My Colors Function ...................137
Correcting the Brightness
(i-Contrast) ................................138
Correcting the Red-Eye Effect .......139
Printing from the Print List
(DPOF) ......................................140
Choosing Images for Printing
(DPOF) ......................................141
8 Customizing the Camera.....145
Changing Functions.......................146
Changing Shooting Functions........150
Registering Commonly Used
Shooting Menus ........................154
Changing Playback Functions .......155
Changing the Start-up Image
or Sound....................................156
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9 Useful Information............ 159
Using Household Power................ 160
Troubleshooting ............................ 161
List of Messages that Appear
on the Screen ........................... 164
Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode.......................... 166
Menus ........................................... 168
Handling Precautions .................... 172
Specifications ................................ 173
Index ............................................. 176
Conventions Used in this Guide
• Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons.
• Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets).
• The directional buttons, control dial, FUNC./SET button, and control ring
are represented by the following icons.
(Up button)
(FUNC./SET button)
(Right button)
(Left button)
(Down button)
Ê (Control dial)
Ï (Control ring)
•
: Troubleshooting tips.
•
: Hints for getting more out of your camera.
•
: Things you should be careful about.
•
: Supplemental information.
• (p. xx): Reference pages. “xx” stands for page number.
• This guide assumes all functions are at their default settings.
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Safety Precautions
• Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety precautions
described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
• The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to prevent injuries
to yourself and other persons, or damage to the equipment.
• Be sure to also check the guides included with any separately sold accessories you use.
Warning Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death.
Caution
Denotes the possibility of injury.
Caution
Denotes the possibility of damage to the equipment.
Warning
Camera
• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash could damage eyesight. In
particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Strap: Putting the strap around a child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
Memory card: Dangerous if accidentally swallowed. If this occurs, contact a doctor
immediately.
• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not
expressly described in this guide.
• To avoid the risk of injury, do not touch the interior of the camera if it has been
dropped or otherwise damaged.
• Stop operating the camera immediately if it emits smoke, a strange smell, or
otherwise behaves abnormally.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner to clean the
equipment.
• Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to enter the camera.
This could result in fire or electrical shock.
If liquid or foreign objects come into contact with the camera interior, immediately turn
the camera power off and remove the battery.
• Use only recommended power sources.
Using other power sources could result in fire or electrical shock.
Battery, Battery Charger
• Use only the recommended battery.
• Do not place the battery near or in direct flame.
• Do not let the battery come into contact with water (e.g. sea water) or other liquids.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery.
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Safety Precautions
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery to severe impacts.
This 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
contacts these substances, immediately flush with water and seek medical assistance.
If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera
distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Use only the specified battery charger to charge the battery.
• Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord.
• Unplug the power cord periodically and wipe away any dust and dirt that has
collected on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet, and the surrounding area.
• Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.
This could result in fire or electrical shock.
Other Warnings
• Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support
data CD-ROMs.
Playing the CD-ROM(s) in an audio CD player (music player) could damage the
speakers. It is also possible to suffer hearing loss from listening with headphones to
the loud sounds of a CD-ROM played on a music CD player.
Caution
• Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks
when hanging it by the strap.
• Be careful not to bump or push strongly on the lens.
This could damage the camera or lead to injury.
• 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 are
damaged, or not fully plugged into the outlet.
This could result in electrical shock or fire.
• Avoid using, placing or storing the camera in the following places.
- Places subject to strong sunlight.
- Places subject to temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F).
- Humid or dusty areas.
These could cause leakage, overheating or an explosion of the battery, resulting in
electrical shock, fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also cause
deformation of the casing.
• Do not allow dirt or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact the charger
terminals or plug.
This could result in fire, electrical shock or other damage.
• The slideshow transition effects may cause discomfort when viewed for
prolonged periods.
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Safety Precautions
• When using the flash, be careful not to cover it with your fingers or clothing.
This could result in burns or damage to the flash.
• Take care not to pinch your finger when the flash lowers.
This could result in injury.
Caution
• Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.).
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor.
• When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to
allow dust or sand to enter the camera.
• Do not forcibly push down or pull up the flash.
This may cause the camera to malfunction.
• In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from the flash.
This is due to the high intensity of the flash burning dust and foreign materials stuck to
the front of the unit. Please use a cotton swab to remove dirt, dust or other foreign
matter from the flash to prevent heat build-up and damage to the unit.
• Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet after recharging is complete,
or when you are not using it.
• Do not place anything, such as cloth on top of the battery charger while it is
charging.
Leaving the unit plugged in for a long period of time may cause it to overheat and
distort, resulting in fire.
• Remove and store the battery when you are not using the camera.
If the battery are left inside the camera, damage caused by leakage may occur.
• Before you discard the battery, cover the terminals with tape or other
insulators.
Contacting other metal materials in waste containers may lead to fire or explosions.
• Do not place the battery near pets.
Pets biting the battery could cause leakage, overheating or explosion, resulting in fire
or injuries.
• Do not sit in a chair with the camera in your pocket.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the LCD monitor.
• When putting the camera in your bag, ensure that hard objects do not come into
contact with the LCD monitor.
• Do not attach accessories to the strap.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the LCD monitor.
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Getting Started
This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in
A mode, and then how to view, erase and print the images you
take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view
movies and transfer images to a computer.
Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera
• Attach the included strap and place it around your wrist to avoid dropping
the camera during use.
• Keep your arms tight against your body while holding the camera firmly by
the sides. Be sure that your fingers do not block the flash.
Strap
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Charging the Battery
Use the included charger to charge the battery. Be sure to charge the battery
as it is not charged at the time of purchase.
Remove the cover.
Insert the battery.
● Align the  marks on the battery and
charger, then insert the battery by sliding it
in
and down .
Charge the battery.
● For CB-2LY: Flip out the plug
CB-2LY
CB-2LYE
and plug
the charger into a power outlet .
● For CB-2LYE: Plug the power cord into
the charger, then plug the other end into a
power outlet.
 The charge lamp lights red and charging
starts.
● The charge lamp will light green when
charging has finished. Charging takes
approx. 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Remove the battery.
● Unplug the battery charger from the power
outlet, then remove the battery by sliding it
in
and up .
To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than
24 hours continuously.
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Charging the Battery
Approximate Number of Shots That Can Be Taken
Number of shots
220
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Playback Time (Hours)
* The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products
Association (CIPA) measurement standard.
• Under some shooting conditions, the number of shots that can be taken may be less
than mentioned above.
Battery Charge Indicator
An icon or message will appear on the screen indicating the battery’s charge state.
Display
Summary
Good.
Slightly depleted, but sufficient.
(Blinking red)
“Change the battery pack.”
Nearly depleted.
Depleted. Recharge the battery.
Using the battery and charger effectively
• Charge the battery on the day, or the day before, it will be used.
Charged batteries continue to discharge naturally even if they are not used.
Attach the cover to a charged battery
so that the  mark is visible.
• How to store the battery for long periods.
Deplete and remove the battery from the camera. Attach the terminal cover and
store the battery. Storing a battery for long periods of time (about a year) without
depleting it may shorten its life span or affect its performance.
• The battery charger can also be used when abroad.
The charger can be used in regions that have 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC power.
If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug adapter. Do
not use electrical transformers for foreign travel as they will cause damage.
• The battery may develop a bulge.
This is a normal characteristic of the battery and does not indicate a problem.
However, if the battery bulges to the point where it will no longer fit into the
camera, please contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• If the battery is quickly depleted even after charging, it has reached the
end of its life span.
Purchase a new battery.
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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Insert the included battery and a memory card into the camera.
Check the card’s write-protect tab.
● If the memory card has a write-protect tab,
you will not be able to record images if the
tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab
up until you hear a click.
Open the cover.
● Slide the cover
, and open it
.
Insert the battery.
● Insert the battery as shown until it locks
into place with a click.
● Be sure to insert the battery in the correct
direction or it will not properly lock into
place.
Terminals
Insert the memory card.
● Insert the memory card as shown until it
locks into place with a click.
● Be sure the memory card is oriented
correctly. Inserting the memory card in the
wrong direction could damage the
camera.
Label
Close the cover.
● Close the cover
, and slide it
locks into place with a click.
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until it
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Remove the battery.
● Open the cover and press the battery lock
in the direction of the arrow.
 The battery will pop up.
Remove the memory card.
● Push the memory card in until you hear a
click, then slowly release it.
 The memory card will pop up.
Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card
Memory Card
Number of shots
2 GB
749
8 GB
2994
• Values are based on the default settings.
• The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the
subject and the memory card used.
Can you check the number of shots that can be taken?
You can check the number of shots that can be taken when the camera is in a
Shooting mode (p. 24).
Number of shots that can be taken
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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Compatible Memory Cards
•
•
•
•
•
SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards
MultiMediaCards
MMCplus memory cards
HC MMCplus memory cards
What is the write-protect tab?
SD and SDHC memory cards have a write-protect tab. If this tab is in the locked
position, [Card locked!] will appear on the screen and you will not be able to take
or erase images.
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Setting the Date and Time
The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned
on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these
settings, be sure to set them.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the ON/OFF button.
 The Date/Time screen will appear.
Set the date and time.
● Press the qr buttons to choose an
option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to set a value.
Make the setting.
● Press the m button.
 Once the date and time have been set,
the Date/Time screen will close.
● Pressing the ON/OFF button will turn off
the camera.
Reappearing Date/Time screen
Set the correct date and time. If you have not set the date and time, the Date/
Time screen will appear each time you turn on the camera.
Daylight saving time settings
If you choose
in Step 2 and press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial and
choose
, you will set the time to daylight saving (1 hour ahead).
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Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Date and Time
You can change the current date and time settings.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [Date/Time] in the 3 tab.
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Date/Time], then press the m
button.
Change the date and time.
● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 19 to adjust
the setting.
● To close the menu, press the n
button.
Date/Time battery
• The camera has a built-in date/time battery (backup battery) that allows the
date/time settings to be retained for about three weeks after the battery pack
has been removed.
• By inserting a charged battery or connecting an AC adapter kit (sold separately,
p. 40) the date/time battery can be charged in about 4 hours even if the camera
is not turned on.
• If the date/time battery is depleted, the Date/Time menu will appear when you
turn the camera on. Follow the steps on p. 19 to set the date and time.
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Setting the Display Language
You can change the display language in the LCD monitor menus and
messages.
Enter Playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
Display the settings screen.
● Press and hold the m button
, then
immediately press the n button .
Set the display language.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the Ê
dial to choose a language, then press the
m button.
 Once the display language has been set,
the settings screen will close.
What if the clock appears when the m button is pressed?
The clock will appear if too much time passes between pressing the m button
and the n button in Step 2. If the clock appears, press the m button to
remove the clock and repeat Step 2.
You can also change the display language by pressing the n button,
choosing the 3 tab, and choosing the [Language] menu item.
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Formatting Memory Cards
Before you use a new memory card or one that has been used in other
devices, you should format the card with this camera.
Formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data on the memory card.
As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before
formatting the memory card.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [Format].
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Format], then press the m
button.
Format the memory card.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button.
 The memory card will be formatted.
 When formatting has finished, the menu
screen will reappear.
Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file
management information on the card and does not ensure its contents
are completely erased. Be careful when transferring or disposing of a
memory card. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such
as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks.
The total capacity of the memory card displayed in the formatting screen
may be less than indicated on the memory card.
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Pressing the Shutter Button
The shutter button has two stops. To take images that are in focus, be sure
to first press the shutter button lightly (halfway) to focus, then take the shot.
Press halfway (lightly to the first
stop).
 The camera automatically focuses and
selects the necessary settings for
shooting, such as the brightness.
 When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and the indicator will light green.
Press fully (to the second stop).
 The camera plays the shutter sound and
takes the shot.
● Since the shot is being taken while the
shutter sound plays, be careful not to
move the camera.
Does the length of the shutter sound change?
• Since the time required to shoot differs according to the scene you want to take,
the length of the shutter sound may change.
• If the camera or subject moves while the shutter sound is playing, the recorded
image may be blurry.
If you just press the shutter button fully without pausing halfway, the
image may not be in focus.
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Taking Pictures
Since the camera can determine the subject and shooting conditions, you
can let it automatically select the best settings for the scene and just shoot.
The camera can also detect and focus on faces, setting the color and
brightness to optimal levels.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the ON/OFF button.
 The start-up sound will play, and the startup screen will appear.
Choose A mode.
● Set the mode dial to A.
● When you point the camera toward the
subject, the camera will make a slight
noise as it determines the scene.
 The camera focuses on the subject it
judges to be the main subject, and the
icon for the determined scene appears in
the upper right of the screen.
 When faces are detected, a white frame
appears on the face of the main subject,
while gray frames appear on other
detected faces.
 A white frame will follow a detected face
that is moving and the gray frames will
disappear.
Compose the shot.
● Moving the zoom lever toward i will
zoom in on your subject, making it appear
larger. Moving the lever toward j will
zoom out from your subject, making it
appear smaller.
● You can turn the Ï ring to zoom in on your
subject (Step Zoom, p. 64).
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Taking Pictures
Focus.
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus
AF Frames
(The flash will rise automatically in dark
environments).
 When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and the indicator will light green
(orange when the flash will fire).
 Green AF frames appear where the
subject is in focus.
 Several AF frames will appear when the
camera focuses on more than one point.
 When a moving face is detected, and you
keep the shutter button pressed halfway,
a blue AF frame appears and the focus
and exposure are continuously adjusted
(Servo AF).
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button fully.
 The camera will play the shutter sound
and shoot. (The flash will automatically
fire in low light conditions).
 The indicator will blink green while the
image is recorded to the memory card.
 The image will appear on the screen for
about two seconds.
● You can take a second picture even while
an image is displayed by pressing the
shutter button again.
What if...
• the flash rises and lowers automatically?
The flash will rise and lower automatically depending on the shooting scene and
camera settings. If you attempt to push the flash down with your fingers or if you
interfere with the moving flash, the warning [Wrong flash position Restart the
camera] will appear on the screen.
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Taking Pictures
• a flashing
appears?
Attach the camera to a tripod so that the camera does not move and blur the image.
• the camera does not play any sounds?
Pressing the l button while turning on the camera power will turn off all
sounds except for warning sounds. To turn the sounds on, press the n
button, choose the 3 tab, and then choose [Mute]. Press the qr buttons to
choose [Off].
• the image comes out dark even if the flash fired when shooting?
The subject is too far away for the flash to reach. Shoot within the effective flash
range of approximately 50 cm – 6.5 m (1.6 – 21 ft.) at maximum wide angle, and
approximately 50 cm – 2.5 m (1.6 – 6.6 ft.) at maximum telephoto.
• the camera beeps once when the shutter button is pressed halfway?
Your subject is too close. When the camera is at maximum wide angle, move
about 5 cm (1.97 in.) or more away from your subject and shoot. Move about
30 cm (0.98 ft.) or more away when the camera is at maximum telephoto.
• the lamp lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway?
To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may light when shooting in
dark areas.
• the h icon blinks when you try to shoot?
The flash is charging. You can shoot when recharging ends.
Scene Icons
The camera displays an icon for the scene it has determined and then
automatically focuses and selects the optimum settings for subject
brightness and color.
Background
Bright
Including Blue
Skies
Dark
Sunsets
Subject
Backlit
When
Using
Tripod
Backlit
People
–
When
Moving
–
*
–
–
Subjects Other Than
People/Landscapes
*
Close Subjects
Icon Background Color
–
Gray
Light Blue
* Appears when the camera is attached to a tripod.
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Orange
–
Dark Blue
Viewing Images
Under certain conditions, the icon that appears may not match the actual
scene. Especially when there is an orange or blue colored background (a
wall for example),
or the “Blue Skies” icons may appear and it may
not be possible to shoot with the appropriate color. If this happens, try
shooting in G mode (p. 70).
Viewing Images
You can view your images on the screen.
Enter Playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
 The last image you took will appear.
Choose an image.
● Pressing the q button will cycle through
the images in reverse order.
● Pressing the r button will cycle through
the images in the order they were taken.
● The images change more quickly if you
keep the qr buttons pressed, but they
will appear coarse.
● Turning the Ê dial counter-clockwise
displays images in reverse order, while
turning it clockwise displays images in the
order they were taken.
● Pressing the shutter button halfway in
Playback mode switches the camera to
Shooting mode.
 The lens will retract after approximately 1
minute elapses (If the flash has been
raised, the flash will lower.).
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Erasing Images
You can choose and erase images one at a time. Please note that erased
images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an
image.
Enter Playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
 The last image you took will appear.
Choose an image to erase.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
display an image to erase.
Erase the image.
● Press the p button.
 [Erase?] appears.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [Erase], then press the m button.
 The displayed image will be erased.
● To exit instead of erasing, press the qr
buttons or turn the Ê dial to choose
[Cancel], then press the m button.
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Printing Images
You can easily print the pictures you take by connecting the camera to a
PictBridge compatible printer (sold separately) using the supplied interface
cable (p. 2).
Turn off the camera and printer.
Connect the camera to the printer.
● Open the cover, and insert the small end
of the plug firmly into the camera terminal
in the direction shown.
● Insert the cable’s larger plug into the
printer. For connection details, refer to the
user guide provided with the printer.
Turn on the printer.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
Choose an image to print.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an image.
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Printing Images
Print images.
● Press the c button.
 Printing will start.
● If you want to print additional images,
repeat Steps 5 and 6 after printing has
completed.
● After printing has completed, turn off the
camera and printer, and unplug the
interface cable.
• Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details on printing.
• Refer to p. 39 for Canon-brand Pictbridge compliant printers.
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Shooting Movies
The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot
movies just by pressing the shutter button.
Set the mode dial to E.
Shooting Time
Compose the shot.
● Moving the zoom lever toward i will
zoom in on your subject, making it appear
larger. Moving the lever toward j will
zoom out from your subject, making it
appear smaller.
● Using the same procedures found in Step
3 on p. 24, you can zoom in on your
subject (Step Zoom, p. 64).
Focus
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
 When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and the indicator will light green.
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Shooting Movies
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button fully.
 The camera will start shooting the movie,
Elapsed Time
and [ Rec] and the elapsed time will
appear on the screen.
● Once shooting begins, take your finger off
the shutter button.
● If you change the composition of your shot
during shooting, the focus will stay the
same, but the brightness and tone will
automatically adjust.
● You can also zoom in and out with the
zoom lever during shooting. However, you
cannot use the Ï ring to zoom.
● Do not touch the microphone while shooting.
● Operational sounds will be recorded in the
movie.
Microphone
Stop shooting.
● Press the shutter button fully again.
 The camera will beep once and stop
shooting the movie.
 The indicator will blink green, and the
movie will record to the memory card.
 Shooting will automatically stop when the
memory card fills.
Estimated Shooting Times
Memory Card
Shooting Time
2 GB
23 min. 49 sec.
8 GB
1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.
• Shooting times are based on default settings.
• Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or
the recording time reaches approximately 1 hour.
• Recording may stop even if the maximum clip length has not been reached on
some memory cards. SD Speed Class 4 or higher memory cards are
recommended.
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Viewing Movies
You can view your movies on the screen.
Enter Playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
 The last image you shot will appear.

appears on movies.
Choose a movie.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose a movie, then press the m
button.
 The movie control panel will appear on the
screen.
Play the movie.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose
(Play), then press the m
button.
 The movie will play.
● You can pause/resume the movie by
pressing the m button again.
● Press the op buttons to adjust the
volume.
 After the movie finishes,
appears.
When watching a movie on a computer, frames may drop, it may not play
smoothly, and the audio may stop suddenly depending on the computer’s
capabilities.
If you use the supplied software to copy the movie back onto the memory
card, you can play back the movie smoothly with the camera. For
enhanced playback you can also connect the camera to a TV.
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Transferring Images to a Computer
You can use the included software to transfer your camera images to a
computer. If you are already using ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser/Digital
Photo Professional, install the software from the included CD-ROM,
overwriting your current installation.
System Requirements
Windows
OS
Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1 and 2)
Windows XP Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3
Computer model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in
USB ports.
CPU
Viewing images Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Viewing movies Core2 Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
RAM
1 GB or more
Interface
USB
Free Hard Disk
ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more*
Space
PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
Digital Photo Professional: 200MB or more
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels or higher
* For Windows XP, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or later (max. 500 MB) must be
installed. Installation may take some time depending on your computer’s capabilities.
Macintosh
OS
Computer model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard Disk
Space
Display
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Mac OS X (v10.4 – v10.5)
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in
USB ports.
Viewing images PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel Processor
Viewing movies Core Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
1 GB or more
USB
ImageBrowser: 300 MB or more
PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more
Digital Photo Professional: 200MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels or higher
Transferring Images to a Computer
Preparations
Windows Vista and Mac OS X (v10.5) are used for these explanations.
Install the software.
Windows
Place the DIGITAL CAMERA Solution
Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
● Place the supplied CD-ROM (DIGITAL
CAMERA Solution Disk) (p. 2) into the
computer's CD-ROM drive.
Begin installation.
● Click [Easy Installation] and follow the
onscreen instructions to proceed with the
installation.
● If the [User Account Control] window
appears, follow the on-screen instructions
to proceed.
When the install finishes, click
[Restart] or [Finish].
Remove the CD-ROM.
● Remove the CD-ROM when your desktop
screen appears.
Macintosh
● Place the CD-ROM in the computer’s CDROM drive and double-click the
icon.
● Click [Install], and follow the onscreen
instructions to proceed with the
installation.
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Transferring Images to a Computer
Connect the camera to the
computer.
● Turn off the camera.
● Using the procedures from Step 2 on
p. 29, connect the camera to the computer
using the supplied interface cable.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
Open CameraWindow.
Windows
● Click [Downloads Images From Canon
Camera using Canon CameraWindow].
 CameraWindow will appear.
● If CameraWindow does not appear, click
the [Start] menu and choose
[All Programs], followed by [Canon
Utilities], [CameraWindow],
[CameraWindow], [CameraWindow].
Macintosh
 CameraWindow will appear when you
establish a connection between the
camera and computer.
● If CameraWindow does not appear, click
the CameraWindow icon on the Dock (the
bar which appears at the bottom of the
desktop).
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Transferring Images to a Computer
Transfer Images
● Click [Import Images from Camera], and
then click [Import Untransferred Images].
 All images that have not yet been
transferred will transfer to your computer.
● After the transfer finishes, click [] to
close CameraWindow, then turn off the
camera and unplug the cable.
● For further operations, refer to the
Software Guide.
Changing the software that displays after images have been
transferred
● You can choose the software that displays
after images have been transferred. Click
the
icon in the upper right corner of
CameraWindow, then click [Import] in the
screen that appears. Then, choose the
[After Import] tab.
After making your settings, press [OK] and
close the [Preferences] screen. Click the
[] icon to start the selected software.
You can transfer images without installing the included software by simply
connecting your camera to a computer. There are, however, the following
limitations.
• After connecting to the camera, it may take a few minutes until you can
transfer images.
• The camera information may not display correctly.
• Movies will not transfer correctly.
• Images shot vertically may be transferred in the horizontal orientation.
• Protection settings for images may be lost when transferred to a
computer.
• RAW images or JPEG images recorded at the same time as RAW
images may not transfer.
• There may be problems transferring images or image information
correctly depending on the version of the operating system in use, the
file size, or the software in use.
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Accessories
Supplied with Camera
AV Cable
AVC-DC400*1
Wrist Strap
WS-DC9
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU*1
Battery Pack NB-6L*1
(with Terminal Cover)
DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
Battery Charger
CB-2LY/CB-2LYE*1
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
DC Coupler
DR-40
Power Cord
Waterproof Case
WP-DC35
Compact Power Adapter
CA-DC10
*1 Also available for purchase separately.
*2 See the user guide supplied with the printer for more information on the printer and
interface cables.
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Accessories
HDMI Cable HTC-100
High-Definition TV
Video IN Terminal
Audio IN Terminal
TV/Video
Canon-Brand PictBridge Compliant Printers*2
Compact Photo Printers
(SELPHY series)
High-Power Flash
HF-DC1
Memory Card
Card Reader
Inkjet Printers
Windows/Macintosh
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.
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGULATION.
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Separately Sold Accessories
The following camera accessories are sold separately.
Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be
available.
Power Supplies
• AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40
This kit lets you power the camera using household power. Recommended for
powering the camera for an extended period of time or when connecting to a
computer or printer. Cannot be used to charge the battery inside the camera.
• Battery Charger CB-2LY/CB-2LYE
An adapter for charging Battery Pack NB-6L.
• Battery Pack NB-6L
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Other Accessories
• HDMI Cable HTC-100
Use this cable to connect the camera to the HDMI™ terminal on a high-definition
TV set.
• Waterproof Case WP-DC35
Installing the camera into this waterproof case lets you take underwater shots at
depths down to 40 meters (130 feet), or take worry-free pictures in the rain, at
the beach, or on the ski slopes.
• High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This attachable supplementary flash can illuminate subjects that are too distant
for the light from the built-in flash to reach.
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Learning More
This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what appears on
the screen, as well as the basic operating instructions.
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Components Guide
Lamp (Self-Timer Lamp (p. 67) /
AF Assist Beam (p. 150) / Red-Eye
Reduction Lamp (p. 151))
Microphone (p. 32)
Lens
Mode Dial
Zoom Lever
Shooting: i (Telephoto) / j (Wide
Angle) (p. 24)
Playback: k (Magnify) (p. 124) /
g (Index) (p. 118)
Shutter Button (p. 23)
RING FUNC. (Ring Function Selector)
Button (p. 98)
ON/OFF Button
Flash (pp. 61, 71, 94)
Control Ring (pp. 24, 64, 98)
Tripod Socket
Memory Card / Battery Cover (p. 16)
DC Coupler Terminal Cover (p. 160)
Strap Mount (p. 13)
Speaker
Mode Dial
Use the mode dial to change the Shooting mode.
P, Tv, Av, M, C Mode
You can make settings such as the shutter speed and aperture
value in order to take the picture you want (pp. 70, 95, 96, 97, 104).
Auto Mode
You can leave it to the
camera to select
settings (p. 24).
Low Light Mode
Allows you to shoot in dimly
lit places with reduced
camera shake and subject
blur (p. 60).
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Movie Mode
For shooting movies (pp. 31, 109).
Special Scene Mode
The camera can automatically select all
settings appropriate for the conditions so that
you can take images just by pressing the
shutter button (p. 56).
Components Guide
Screen (LCD Monitor) (p. 44)
Indicator (p. 46)
(Short Cut) Button (p. 153) /
c (Direct Print) Button (p. 29)
1 (Playback) Button (pp. 27, 117)
HDMI Terminal (p. 126)
A/V OUT (Audio/Video Output)
DIGITAL Terminal (p. 125)
n (Menu) Button (p. 48)
l (Display) Button (pp. 44, 45)
d (Jump) Button (p. 119) /
b (Exposure) (p. 70) / o Button
e (Macro) (p. 75) /
f (Manual Focus) (p. 89) / q Button
Control Dial (p. 43)
m FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button
(p. 47)
h (Flash) (pp. 61, 71, 94) / r Button
a (Single Image Erase) Button (p. 28) /
Q (Self-Timer) (pp. 66, 67) / p Button
Control Dial
Turning the control dial allows you to perform
operations such as choosing items or switching
images.
1 Button
When the lens is extended, you can switch between
Shooting and Playback modes. When the lens is retracted, you can use this
button to turn the camera on and off in Playback mode.
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Information Displayed on the Screen
Shooting (Information Display)
Battery Charge Indicator
(p. 15)
Camera Orientation*
White Balance (p. 77)
White Balance
Correction (p. 78)
My Colors (p. 80)
i-Contrast (p. 100)
Drive Mode (p. 79)
Histogram (p. 46)
Metering Modes (p. 91)
Compression (Image
Quality) (pp. 72, 111),
Recording Pixels (p. 72)
Still Images: Recordable
Shots (p. 17)
Movies: Remaining Time /
Elapsed Time (p. 32)
Self-Timer (pp. 66, 67)
*
AF Frame (p. 25)
Focal Length (p. 64)
Spot AE Point Frame
(p. 91)
Digital Zoom
Magnification (p. 62) /
Digital Tele-Converter
(p. 63)
Focus Bracketing (p. 90)
Macro (p. 75),
Manual Focus (p. 89)
Shooting Mode
Flash Mode
(pp. 61, 71, 94)
Red-Eye Correction
(p. 101)
Flash Exposure
Compensation (p. 102),
Flash Output (p. 103)
Date Stamp (p. 65)
ISO Speed (p. 76)
AE Lock (pp. 92, 112),
FE Lock (p. 92)
Grid Lines (p. 152)
Shutter Speed (p. 95)
Aperture Value
(pp. 96, 97)
Exposure Compensation
(p. 70)
AEB Shooting (p. 93)
Camera Shake Warning
(p. 161)
Blink Detection (p. 103)
Image Stabilizer (p. 153)
Time Zone (p. 148)
Wind Filter (p. 112)
Exposure Level Indicator
(p. 97)
MF Indicator (p. 89)
: Standard,
: Held vertically
When shooting, the camera detects if it is held vertically or horizontally, and adjusts settings
accordingly for the best shot. It also detects orientation during playback, so you can hold the
camera in either orientation and it will automatically rotate images for correct viewing.
This function may not operate correctly when the camera is pointed straight up or down.
Switching the Display
You can change the display using the l button.
No Information Display
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Information Display
Information Displayed on the Screen
Playback (Detailed Information Display)
Print List (p. 140)
My Category (p. 132)
Shooting Mode
ISO Speed (p. 76)
Exposure Compensation
(p. 70) / Exposure Shift
Amount (p. 112)
White Balance (p. 77)
Histogram (p. 46)
Image Editing
(pp. 135 – 139)
Compression
(Image Quality) (p. 72),
(Movies)
Recording Pixels (p. 72)
Battery Charge Indicator
(p. 15)
Metering Modes (p. 91)
Folder Number – File
Number (p. 146)
Displayed image number /
Total number of images
Shutter Speed (p. 95)
Aperture Value, Image
Quality (Movies) (p. 111)
Red-Eye Correction
(pp. 101, 139)
Flash (p. 71), Exposure
Compensation (p. 102)
i-Contrast (pp. 100, 138)
File Size (p. 72)
Still Images: Recording
Pixels (p. 72)
Movies: Movie Length
(p. 111)
Protect (p. 127)
Macro (p. 75), Manual
Focus (p. 89)
White Balance
Correction (p. 78)
My Colors (pp. 80, 137)
Shooting Date and Time
(p. 65)
Switching the Display
You can change the display using the l button.
No Information
Display
Simple Information
Display
Detailed Information
Display
Focus Check Display
(p. 122)
You can also switch the display by pressing the l button while the
image displays shortly after shooting. However, Simple Information will
not display. You can set the display that appears first. Press the n
button to choose the 4 tab. Then set [Review Info].
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Indicator
Display in Dark Conditions during Shooting
The display automatically brightens when shooting in dark conditions,
allowing you to check the composition (Night Display function). However, the
brightness of the image on the screen, and the brightness of the actual
image recorded may be different. Screen noise may appear and the
movement of the subject may appear somewhat jagged on the screen. This
has no effect on the recorded image.
Overexposure Warning during Playback
In “Detailed Information Display” (p. 45), overexposed areas of the image
flash on the screen.
Histogram during Playback
High
Low
Dark
Bright
● The graph that appears in “Detailed
Information Display” (p. 45) is called the
histogram. The histogram shows the
distribution and amount of brightness of
an image. When the graph approaches
the right side, the image is bright, but
when it approaches the left side, the
image is dark, and in this way you can
judge the exposure.
● The histogram can also be displayed
while shooting (p. 152).
Indicator
The Indicator on the back of the camera (p. 43) will light or blink under the
following conditions.
Colors
Green
Orange
Status
Lights
Blinks
Lights
Blinks
Operation Status
Shooting preparation complete (p. 25)/Display Off (p. 148)
Recording/reading/transmitting image data (pp. 25, 36)
Shooting preparation complete (flash on) (p. 25)
Camera shake warning (p. 61)
When the indicator blinks green, data is being recorded/read or various
information is being transmitted. Do not turn off the power, open the
memory card slot/battery cover, shake or jolt the camera. These actions
may corrupt the image data or cause the camera or memory card to
malfunction.
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FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations
Commonly used shooting functions can be set with the FUNC. menu. The
menu items and options differ depending on the mode (pp. 166 – 169).
Choose a shooting mode.
● Set the mode dial to the desired shooting
mode.
Display the FUNC. menu.
● Press the m button.
Choose a menu item.
● Press the op buttons to choose a menu
item.
 The available options for the menu item
appear in the lower part of the screen.
Choose an option.
Available Options
Menu Items
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option.
● You can also choose settings by pressing
the l button on options that display
.
Make the setting.
● Press the m button.
 The shooting screen will reappear and
the setting you chose will display on the
screen.
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MENU – Basic Operations
Various functions can be set from the menus. The menu items are organized
under tabs, such as for shooting (4) and playback (1). The available
menu items differ depending on the mode (pp. 168 – 171).
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose a tab.
● Press the qr buttons, or move the zoom
lever (p. 42) left or right to choose a tab.
Choose a menu item.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose a menu item.
● Some items require you to press the m
button or r button to display a submenu in
which you change the setting.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons to choose an
option.
Make the setting.
● Press the n button.
 The normal screen will reappear.
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Changing the Sound Settings
You can silence or adjust the volume of camera sounds.
Muting Sounds
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [Mute].
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Mute], then press the qr
buttons to choose [On].
Adjusting the Volume
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [Volume].
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Volume], then press the m
button.
Change the volume.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose an item, then press the qr
buttons to adjust the volume.
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Changing the Screen Brightness
The screen brightness can be changed in two ways.
With the Menu
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [LCD Brightness].
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [LCD Brightness].
Change the brightness.
● Press the qr buttons to change the
brightness.
● Press the n button again to complete
the setting.
With the l Button
● Press the l button for more than one
second.
 The screen increases to maximum
brightness regardless of the setting in the
3 tab.
● Pressing the l button again for more
than one second will return the screen to
the original brightness.
• The next time you turn on the camera, the screen will be at the
brightness setting chosen in the 3 tab.
• When you have set the brightness to its highest setting in the 3 tab, you
cannot change the brightness with the l button.
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Returning the Camera to Default Settings
When you have mistakenly changed a setting, you can reset the camera to
the default settings.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [Reset All].
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Reset All], then press the m
button.
Reset the settings.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button.
 The camera will reset to the default
settings.
Are there functions that cannot be reset?
• The [Date/Time] (p. 19) in the 3 tab, [Language] (p. 21), [Video System]
(p. 125), [Time Zone] (p. 148), the image registered as [Start-up Image] (p. 156).
• The saved data for custom white balance (p. 77).
• Colors that were chosen in Color Accent (p. 105) or Color Swap (p. 106).
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Low Level Memory Card Formatting
Perform low level formatting when you think that the recording/reading
speed of a memory card has dropped. As you cannot retrieve the erased
data, exercise adequate caution before low level formatting the memory
card.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Choose [Format].
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Format], then press the m
button.
Perform the low level format.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Low Level Format], then press
the qr buttons to display
.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the Ê
dial to choose [OK], then press the m
button.
 Low level formatting starts.
About low level formatting
When the [Memory card error] message appears, or when the camera does not
work correctly, low level formatting the memory card may solve the problem.
Copy the images from the memory card to a computer or other device before low
level formatting.
• Low level formatting may take longer than standard formatting (p. 22),
since all recorded data are erased.
• You can stop a low level format of a memory card by choosing [Stop].
When stopping low level formatting, the data will be erased but the
memory card can be used without problem.
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Power Saving Function (Auto Power Down)
To save battery power, the camera shuts down automatically when it is not
operated for a certain time.
Power Saving during Shooting
The monitor will turn off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last
operated. After about 2 more minutes, the lens will retract and the power will
turn off. If the flash has been raised, the flash will lower.
When the monitor has turned off but the lens has not yet retracted, pressing
the shutter button halfway (p. 23) turns on the monitor and shooting can
continue.
Power Saving during Playback
The power will turn off approximately 5 minutes after the camera is last operated.
• You can turn off the Power Saving Function (p. 147).
• You can adjust the time before the monitor turns off (p. 148).
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Clock Functions
You can check the current time.
● Press and hold the m button.
 A screen like that on the left appears
showing the current time.
● If you hold the camera vertically while
using the clock function, it will switch to
vertical display. Press the qr buttons or
turn the Ê dial to change the display
color.
● Press the m button to cancel the clock
display.
When the camera power is off, press and hold the m button, then press
the ON/OFF button to display the clock.
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3
Shooting in Special
Conditions and Commonly
Used Functions
This chapter explains how to shoot in different conditions, as well as
how to use common functions, such as the flash and self-timer.
• When you choose a Shooting mode that matches a particular set of
conditions, the camera will automatically select any necessary settings.
All you need do is press the shutter button to take an optimized picture.
• This chapter assumes the mode is set to A for “Turning the Flash Off”
(p. 61) to “Using the Face Self-Timer” (p. 67). When shooting in a scene
mode, check which functions are available in that mode (pp. 166 – 169).
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Shooting in Various Conditions
The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you
wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode.
Set the mode dial to K.
Choose a Shooting mode.
● Turn the Ê dial to choose a shooting
mode.
Shoot.
I Take portraits (Portrait)
● Produces a soft effect when
photographing people.
JTake landscapes (Landscape)
● Lets you shoot majestic landscapes.
F Take snapshots at night
(Night Snapshot)
● Lets you take beautiful snapshots of
people against city nightscapes or night
backgrounds.
● If you hold the camera firmly, you can take
pictures with reduced camera shake, even
without a tripod.
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Shooting in Various Conditions
V Take shots of kids and pets
(Kids&Pets)
● Lets you capture subjects that move
around, such as children and pets, without
missing photo opportunities.
’ Take indoor shots (Indoor)
● Lets you shoot indoors with natural colors.
U Shoot sunsets (Sunset)
● Lets you take shots of sunsets in vivid
colors.
, Take nightscapes (Night Scene)
● Lets you take beautifully lit city
nightscapes or night backgrounds.
● You can also take beautifully lit pictures of
people along with the backgrounds due to
the slower shutter speed.
t Take shots of fireworks
(Fireworks)
● Lets you take shots of fireworks in vivid
colors.
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Shooting in Various Conditions
w Take shots of people at the beach
(Beach)
● Lets you take bright shots of people on
sandy beaches where the reflected
sunlight is strong.
S Shoot underwater (Underwater)
● When using the Waterproof Case WP-
DC35 (sold separately), you can shoot
underwater landscapes and creatures
with natural tones.
y Take shots of aquatic life in an
aquarium (Aquarium)
● Lets you take natural-colored shots of
aquatic life in indoor aquariums.
O Take shots of foliage (Foliage)
● Lets you shoot trees and leaves, such as
new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms,
in vivid colors.
P Take shots of people in snow
(Snow)
● Lets you take bright, natural-colored shots
of people against snowy backgrounds.
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Shooting with Faded Colors (Nostalgic)
• In F, V, ’, S or y mode, images may appear coarse because the
ISO speed (p. 76) is increased to match the shooting conditions.
• In , mode, make sure the subject does not move until the shutter sound
plays, even after the flash fires.
• In , or t mode, attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera
from moving and blurring the image. Additionally, you are recommended
to set [IS Mode] to [Off] (p. 153).
Shooting with Faded Colors (Nostalgic)
This effect fades the colors and roughens the image so that you can take a
picture that seems to be many years old. You can choose from 5 effect
levels.
Choose
.
● Use Step 2 on p. 56 to choose
.
Apply the effect.
● Turn the Ï ring to choose the effect level.
Shoot.
• Digital zoom (p. 62), date stamp (p. 65), and red-eye correction (p. 101)
are not available.
• In the shooting screen, the colors will change, but the roughness will not
display. You can check the roughness in image playback (p. 27).
• In some cases, you may not obtain the expected result.
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Shooting in
Mode (Low Light Mode)
The ISO speed will be set automatically between ISO320 and ISO12800.
Depending on the scene, the ISO speed will be set higher and the shutter
speed faster than in A mode so that you can shoot in dark places with
reduced camera shake and subject blur. Recommended for shooting in
candlelight or similarly lit scenes.
Choose the Shooting mode.
● Set the mode dial to
.
Shoot.
• In Low Light mode, recording pixels are fixed to
(1824×1368).
• By pressing the q button, you can choose either
or
. In either
case, the focusing range from the end of the lens will be approximately
5 cm (2.0 in.) – infinity at maximum wide angle, and approximately
30 cm (12 in.) – infinity at maximum telephoto.
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Turning the Flash Off
You can shoot with the flash turned off.
Press the r button.
Choose !.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose !, then press the m button.
 If the flash has been raised, the flash will
lower automatically.
 ! will appear on the screen.
● Follow the steps above to return the
setting to
.
What if the indicator blinks orange and a flashing
appears?
When you press the shutter button halfway in low light conditions where camera
shake is likely, the indicator will blink orange and a flashing
will appear on the
screen. Attach the camera to a tripod to prevent it from moving.
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Zooming in More Closely on Subjects
(Digital Zoom)
You can use the digital zoom to zoom up to a maximum of 15x and capture
subjects that are too far away for the optical zoom (p. 24) to enlarge. The
images may appear coarse, however, depending on the recording pixel
setting (p. 72) and the zoom factor used.
Move the zoom lever toward i.
● Hold the lever until zooming stops.
 The zoom will stop when the largest
possible zoom factor without image
deterioration has been reached, and the
zoom factor will appear.
Move it toward i again.
 The digital zoom will zoom in even further
on the subject.
Zoom Factors at which Images Deteriorate
Recording Pixels
Optical Zoom
(28 – 105 mm)*
Digital Zoom
(105 – 420 mm)*
3.8x
3.8x
5.3x
8.7x
15x
: No image deterioration (zoom factor appears white)
: Image deterioration (zoom factor appears blue)
: Maximum zoom factor without deterioration (Safety Zoom)
* Focal length (35mm equivalent)
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Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom)
Turning off the digital zoom
To turn off the digital zoom, press the n button, choose the 4 tab, and
choose [Digital Zoom] and the [Off] option.
Digital Tele-Converter
The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.4x or
2.3x. This enables a faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake
than the zoom (including digital zoom) used by itself at the same zoom
factor.
The images may appear coarse, however, depending on the combination of
recording pixel (p. 72) and digital tele-converter settings used.
Choose [Digital Zoom].
● Press the n button.
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 4
tab, then press the op buttons or turn
the Ê dial to choose [Digital Zoom].
Accept the setting.
● Press the qr buttons to choose [1.4x] or
[2.3x].
● Pressing the n button will restore the
shooting screen.
 The view will be enlarged and the zoom
factor will appear on the screen.
● To return to standard digital zoom, choose
[Digital Zoom] and the [Standard] option.
Combinations that Cause Image Deterioration
• Using [1.4x] at a recording pixel setting of
or
will cause image
deterioration (the zoom factor will display in blue).
• Using [2.3x] at a recording pixel setting of
,
or
will cause image
deterioration (the zoom factor will display in blue).
• The respective focal lengths when using [1.4x] and [2.3x] are 39.2 –
147 mm and 64.4 – 241.5 mm (35mm film equivalent).
• The digital tele-converter cannot be used together with the digital zoom.
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Shoot Using Preset Focal Lengths
(Step Zoom)
You can shoot using preset focal lengths of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm or
105mm (35mm film equivalents). This feature is useful when you want to
shoot at a particular focal length.
Choose a focal length.
● Turn the Ï ring.
 Turn the Ï ring counter clockwise until
you hear a clicking sound and the focal
length changes from 28mm to 35mm. If
you continue to turn the Ï ring, the focal
length will be set to 50mm, 85mm, and
105mm.
• While in digital zoom (p. 62), turning the Ï ring counterclockwise will not
change the zoom settings. However, turning clockwise will set the focal
length to 105mm.
• When shooting movies (p. 31), you cannot change the focus with the Ï
ring.
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Inserting the Date and Time
You can insert the shooting date and time in the lower right corner of an
image. Once inserted, however, they cannot be deleted. Be sure to check
beforehand that the date and time are correctly set (p. 19).
Choose [Date Stamp].
● Press the n button.
● Press the qr buttons to choose the 4
tab, and press the op buttons or turn the
Ê dial to choose [Date Stamp].
Accept the setting.
● Press the qr buttons to choose [Date] or
[Date & Time].
● Press the n button again to accept
the setting.
 [DATE] will appear on the screen.
Shoot.
 The shooting date and time will be
recorded in the image’s lower right corner.
● To restore to the original setting, choose
[Off] in Step 2.
Inserting and printing the date and time in images without
an embedded date and time
• Use the DPOF print settings (p. 141) to print.
• Use the included software to print.
Refer to the Software Guide for details.
• Connect the camera to a printer to print.
Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details.
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Using the Self-Timer
Use the self timer for pictures where the photographer is also included in the
shot. You can set the time delay between when the shutter button is pressed
and the shot is taken (0 – 30 seconds) and also the number of shots (1 – 10
shots).
Press the p button.
Choose
.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose
.
● Quickly turn the Ï ring to choose the time
delay, then press the qr buttons to
choose the number of shots and press the
m button.
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus
on the subject, then press it fully.
 When the self-timer starts, the lamp blinks
and the self-timer sound plays.
 Two seconds before the shutter releases,
the lamp and sound speed up (the lamp
remains lit when the flash will fire).
● To cancel shooting with the self-timer after
countdown has started, press the p
button.
● To restore the original setting, choose
in Step 2.
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Using the Face Self-Timer
What if the number of shots is set to two or more shots?
• Exposure and white balance settings are set with the first shot.
• When you set the time delay for more than 2 seconds, the self-timer lamp and
sound speed up 2 seconds before the shutter releases (when the flash will fire,
the lamp lights).
• If the flash fires, the shooting interval may be longer.
• If you set a high number of shots, the shooting interval may be longer.
• If the memory card becomes full, shooting stops automatically.
Using the Face Self-Timer
Once you compose the shot, such as for a group photo, press the shutter
button, and enter the composition, the camera will take three shots in a row
two seconds after it detects your face (p. 84).
Choose ".
● Follow Step 2 on p. 66 and choose ".
Compose the shot and press the
shutter button halfway.
● Make sure a green frame appears on the
face focused on and white frames appear
on other faces.
Press the shutter button fully.
 The camera will enter shooting stand-by,
and [Look straight at camera to start count
down] will appear on the screen.
 The lamp will blink and the self-timer
sound will play.
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Using the Face Self-Timer
Join the subjects and look at the camera.
 When the camera detects a new face, the
lamp and sound will speed up (the lamp
remains lit when the flash will fire), and
two seconds later the shutter will release.
● To cancel shooting with the self-timer after
countdown has started, press the p
button.
 The second and third shots will continue in
succession.
● To restore the original setting, choose
in Step 2 on p. 66.
Change the number of shots
After the screen in Step 1 has been displayed, press the qr buttons quickly to
change the number of shots, then press the m button to set.
What if a face is not detected?
Even if your face is not detected after joining the subjects, the shutter will release
approximately 30 seconds later.
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4
Choosing Settings Yourself
In this chapter you will learn how to use the various functions in G
mode to progressively advance your shooting skills.
• This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G.
• G stands for Program AE.
• Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in
modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those
modes (pp. 166 – 169).
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Shooting in Program AE
You can choose the settings for various functions to suit your preferences.
AE stands for Auto Exposure.
Set the mode dial to G.
Adjust the settings according to
your purposes (pp. 71 – 81).
Shoot.
What if the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed
in orange?
If a correct exposure cannot be obtained when pressing the shutter button
halfway, the shutter speed and aperture value are shown in orange. Try the
following settings to obtain the correct exposure.
• Turn on the flash (p. 71)
• Choose a higher ISO speed (p. 76)
Adjusting the Brightness
(Exposure Compensation)
You can adjust the standard exposure set by the camera in 1/3-stop
increments in the range of –2 to +2.
Adjust the brightness.
● Turn the Ê dial to adjust the brightness.
You can also adjust the exposure using the Ï ring (p. 98).
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Turning the Flash On
You can make the flash fire every time you shoot. At maximum wide angle,
the flash range is approximately 50 cm – 6.5 m (1.6 – 21 ft.), and at
maximum telephoto, it is 50 cm – 2.5 m (1.6 – 8.2 ft.)
Choose h.
● After pressing the r button, press the qr
buttons or turn the Ê dial to choose h,
then press the m button.
X If the flash has been lowered, the flash will
rise automatically.
X Once set, h will appear.
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Changing the Recording Pixels
(Image Size)
You can choose from seven recording pixels (image size) settings.
Choose the recording pixels.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m
button.
 The setting you chose will display on the
screen.
If you choose
, you cannot use Digital Zoom (p. 62) or Digital TeleConverter (p. 63).
Changing the Compression Ratio
(Image Quality)
You can choose from the following two levels of compression ratio (image
quality):
(Fine),
(Normal).
Choose the recording pixels.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose the image quality.
● Press the l button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m
button.
 The setting you chose will display on the
screen.
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Changing the Compression Ratio (Image Quality)
Approximate Values for Recording Pixels and Compression
Ratio
Recording Pixels
Compression
Ratio
Single Image Data
Size (Approx. KB)
Number of Recordable
Images
2 GB
8 GB
(Large)
10 M/3648 x 2736
2565
749
2994
1226
1536
6140
(Medium 1)
6 M/2816 x 2112
1620
1181
4723
780
2363
9446
(Medium 2)
4 M/2272 x 1704
1116
1707
6822
556
3235
12927
(Medium 3)
2 M/1600 x 1200
558
3235
12927
278
6146
24562
(Small)
0.3 M/640 x 480
150
10245
40937
(Widescreen)
3648 x 2048
84
15368
61406
1920
1007
4026
918
2048
8187
(RAW)
3648 x 2736
–
12825
135
540
+
3648 x 2736
–
15390
113
455
• The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change
depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings.
Approximate Values for Paper Size
A2
A3
●
Suitable for sending images as e-mail
attachments.
●
For printing on wide size paper.
A4, Letter size
5" x 7"
Postcard size
3.5" x 5"
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Shooting in RAW
A RAW image is raw data recorded with nearly no deterioration in image quality
resulting from image processing inside the camera. You can use the supplied
software to broadly adjust the image with minimal loss in image quality.
Choose
.
● Follow Steps 1 – 2 on p. 72 to choose
.
Shoot.
Differences between RAW images and JPEG images.
• JPEG Images (
)
When JPEG images are recorded, the images are processed inside the camera for
optimum image quality, and also compressed to allow a larger number of images to
be stored on the memory card. However, the compression process is irreversible,
meaning that the raw data cannot be recovered once it has been compressed.
Moreover, the image processing results in a deterioration in quality.
• RAW Images (
)
A RAW image is raw data recorded with nearly no deterioration in image quality
resulting from image processing inside the camera. This data cannot be used as is for
viewing or printing on a computer. The supplied software (Digital Photo Professional)
must first be used to convert the image data to a JPEG or TIFF file. When converting
the image data, you can adjust the image with minimal deterioration in image quality.
Simultaneously Recording RAW and JPEG Images
Two images, a RAW image and a JPEG image will be recorded with each shot.
Since a JPEG image is also recorded, you can print the image or view it on a
computer without using the supplied software.
The file extension for RAW images is ".CR2", and the extension for JPEG
images is ".JPG". The JPEG images will be recorded with
recording
pixels with
image compression.
Choose [Record
+
].
● Press the n button, and choose
[Record
+ ] from the 4 tab and
press the qr buttons to choose [On].
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Shooting Close-ups (Macro)
Be sure to use the supplied software to transfer both the RAW images
and the JPEG images that were recorded at the same time.
Digital Zoom (p. 62), Digital Tele-Converter (p. 63), and Date Stamp
(p. 65) are not available when shooting in
.
Shooting Close-ups (Macro)
You can shoot an object at a close distance or even shoot extreme closeups of it. The shooting range is approximately 5 – 50 cm (2.0 in. – 1.6 ft.)
from the end of the lens (when the zoom lever is pushed to maximum j).
Choose e.
● After pressing the q button, press the qr
buttons or turn the Ê dial to choose e,
then press the m button.
 Once set, e will appear.
How can I take better close-ups?
• It is recommended to attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from
moving and blurring the image.
• You can reduce the AF frame size when you want to focus on a specific portion
of the subject (p. 84).
The edges of the image may darken if the flash fires.
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Changing the ISO Speed
Choose the ISO speed.
● Turn the Ï ring to choose the ISO speed.
Automatically adjusts the ISO speed to the Shooting mode and shooting
conditions.
–
–
–
Low Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting.
Cloudy, Twilight
High Nightscapes, Dark interiors
Changing the ISO speed
• Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images, but there may be an
increased chance of image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
• Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing camera shake
and letting the flash reach greater distances to the subject. The images,
however, will appear coarse. If
is insufficient to reduce blurring, you are
recommended to use
mode (p. 60).
• You can also set the ISO speed by pressing the m button and choosing
. Press the qr buttons or turn the Ï ring or Ê dial to choose a
setting, then press the m button again. Press the l button while in
the setting screen to set
.
• When the camera is set to
, you can press the shutter button halfway
to display the automatically set ISO speed.
• In
mode (p. 60), depending on the scene, the ISO speed will be set
higher than in A mode.
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Adjusting the White Balance
The white balance (WB) function sets the optimal white balance for natural
looking colors.
Choose the white balance.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m button.
 The setting you chose will display on the
screen.
Auto
Automatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting conditions.
Day Light
Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting
Cloudy
Cloudy, shady, twilight conditions
Tungsten
Tungsten, bulb-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent
Warm-white fluorescent, cool-white fluorescent, warm-white-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent H Daylight fluorescent, daylight-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
h
Flash
S Underwater
Custom
When shooting with the flash.
Underwater Sets the optimum white balance for taking pictures
underwater. Reduces blue tones to produce natural, vibrant hues.
Manually sets a custom white balance.
Custom White Balance
You can adjust the white balance to the light source at the shooting location.
Make sure that you set the white balance under the light source of the actual
scene you will shoot.
● In Step 2 above, choose
.
● Make sure the entire screen is filled with a
white colored subject, then press the
n button.
 The tint on the screen will change when a
white balance data is set.
If you change camera settings after recording white balance data, the
tone may not turn out properly.
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Adjusting the White Balance
Manually Correcting the White Balance
You can correct the white balance. This adjustment will have the same effect
as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or
color compensating filter.
Correct the White Balance.
● In Step 1 on p. 77, choose
and turn
the Ï ring to adjust the B and A correction.
 The
icon displays on the screen.
● For even more specific adjustments, press
the l button.
 The selection screen appears.
● Turn the Ï ring and Ê dial or press the
opqr buttons to adjust the level of
correction.
● To reset the correction level, press the
n button.
● Press the l button to complete the
setting.
• B stands for blue, A for amber, M for magenta, and G for green.
• Even if you change the white balance setting in Step 1 on p. 77 after
making adjustments in the correction level, those adjustments will be
retained. However, the adjustments will be reset if Custom White
Balance data is recorded.
• You can also assign white balance correction to the Ï ring (p. 98).
• One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 7 mireds of a
color temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the
density of a color temperature conversion filter.)
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Continuous Shooting
You can shoot continuously at a fixed interval.
Choose a Drive mode.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose W or
button.
, then press the m
Shoot.
 As long as you hold the shutter button
down, the camera will shoot successive
images.
Drive Mode
W Continuous
Approx. 0.9
images/sec.
Continuous Shooting AF
Approx. 0.6
images/sec.
Continuous Shooting LV
Approx. 0.6
images/sec.
Description
For continuous shooting, the focus and
exposure are locked when the shutter
button is pressed halfway.
The camera shoots continuously and
focuses. The [AF Frame] is set to
[Center].
The camera shoots continuously with
the focus fixed to the position set in
manual focus.
• Cannot be used with the self-timer (pp. 66, 67).
• In
mode (p. 60), the shooting intervals will be faster.
• As the number of images increases, the shooting intervals may take
longer.
• If the flash fires, shooting intervals may take longer.
• When in t, AF Lock (p. 86), or manual focus (p. 89) modes
will
change to
.
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Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors)
You can change the tone of an image to sepia or black and white when shooting.
Choose My Colors.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m
button.
 The setting you choose will display on the
screen.
My Colors Off
Vivid
Neutral
—
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation for a vivid
impression.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation for neutral
hues.
Sepia
Sepia tones.
B/W
Black and white.
Positive Film
Combines the effects of Vivid Red, Vivid Green and Vivid
Blue to produce intense natural appearing colors like those
obtained with positive film.
Lighter Skin Tone
Makes skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin Tone
Makes skin tones darker.
Vivid Blue
Vivid Green
Emphasizes blue tints. Makes the sky, ocean and other
blue subjects more vivid.
Emphasizes green tints. Makes mountains, foliage and
other green subjects more vivid.
Vivid Red
Emphasizes red tints. Makes red subjects more vivid.
Custom Color
You can adjust contrast, sharpness, and color saturation
etc. to your preference (p. 81).
• Not available when shooting in
.
• The white balance cannot be set in the
and
modes (p. 77).
• In the
and
mode, colors other than people’s skin color may
change. You may not obtain the expected results with some skin colors.
80
Shooting Using a TV Monitor
Custom Color
The contrast, sharpness, color saturation, red, green, blue, and skin tones in
an image can be chosen and set from 5 different levels.
● Follow Step 2 on p. 80 to choose
, then
press the l button.
● Press the op buttons to choose an
option, then press the qr buttons or turn
the Ê dial to choose a value.
● The more to the right, the stronger/deeper
the effect gets, the more to the left, the
weaker/lighter the effect gets.
● Press the l button to accept the
setting.
Shooting Using a TV Monitor
You can use a TV to display the camera screen content while shooting.
• Connect the camera to a TV as described in “Viewing Images on a TV” (p. 125).
• Shooting procedures are the same as when using the camera’s monitor.
TV display is not available when using HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold
separately) to connect the camera to a high-definition TV.
81
Changing the Composition with the
Focus Lock
While you keep the shutter button pressed halfway, the focus and exposure
are locked. You can now recompose and shoot. This is called Focus Lock.
Focus.
● Center the subject you want in focus, and
press the shutter button halfway.
● Confirm that a green AF Frame appears
around the subject.
Recompose.
● Keep the shutter button pressed halfway
and recompose the scene.
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button fully.
82
5
Getting More Out of Your
Camera
This chapter serves as the advanced version of Chapter 4 and
explains how to take pictures using various functions.
• This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G.
• The sections “Setting the Shutter Speed” (p. 95), “Setting the Aperture
Value” (p. 96), “Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture Value” (p. 97),
assume that the mode dial is set to these modes.
• The section “Adjusting the Flash Output” (p. 103) assumes that the mode
dial is set to D.
• The explanations for “Changing the Color and Shooting” (p. 105) and
“Shooting Stitch Assist Images” (p. 108) assumes the mode dial is set to
K, and that the scene mode for the respective function has been
chosen.
• Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in
modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those
modes (pp. 166 – 169).
83
Changing the AF Frame Mode
You can change the AF (Auto Focus) frame mode to match the conditions
you want to shoot.
Choose [AF Frame].
● Press the n button, choose the 4
tab, and then choose the [AF Frame]
menu item. Press the qr buttons to
choose an option.
Face AiAF
• Detects people’s faces and sets the focus, exposure (evaluative metering
only) and white balance (
only).
• When the camera is pointed at subjects, a white frame appears on the
face the camera judges to be the main subject, and gray frames (max. 2)
will appear on other faces. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, up
to 9 green frames will appear on faces on which the camera focuses.
• If a face is not detected or only gray frames (no white frame) appear, up
to 9 green frames will appear on the areas the camera focuses on when
the shutter button is pressed halfway.
• Examples of faces that cannot be detected:
• Subjects that are far away or extremely close.
• Subjects that are dark or light.
• Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with a portion hidden.
• The camera may mistakenly identify non-human subjects as a face.
• If the camera cannot focus when you press the shutter button halfway,
the AF frame will not appear.
Center
The AF frame is locked to the center. This is effective for focusing on a
specific point.
You can reduce the AF frame size
• Press the n button, choose the 4 tab, then choose the [AF Frame Size]
menu item and [Small] option.
• The setting is configured to [Normal] when the Digital Zoom (p. 62), Manual
Focus (p. 89) or Digital Tele-converter (p. 63) is used.
84
Magnifying the Focal Point
If the camera cannot focus when you press the shutter button halfway, the
AF frame will turn yellow and
will appear.
Magnifying the Focal Point
You can push the shutter button halfway to magnify the AF frame and check
the focus.
Choose [AF-Point Zoom].
● Press the n button, choose the 4
tab, and then choose the [AF-Point Zoom]
menu item. Press the qr buttons to
choose [On].
Check the focus.
● Press the shutter button halfway.
 In [Face AiAF], the face selected as the
main subject will appear magnified.
 In [Center], the contents of the center AF
frame will appear magnified.
What if the display does not magnify?
The display will not appear magnified in [Face AiAF] if a face cannot be detected
or is too big in relation to the screen (p. 84). In [Center], it will not appear magnified if the camera cannot focus.
The magnified display will not appear when using Digital Zoom (p. 62) or
Digital Tele-Converter (p. 63), Servo AF (p. 87), or when connected to a
TV (p. 81).
85
Shooting with the AF Lock
The focus can be locked. After locking the focus, the focal distance will not
change even when you release your finger from the shutter button.
Lock the focus.
● Keep the shutter button pressed halfway

and press the q button.
and the MF indicator appear. You can
check the distance to the subject.
Compose the scene and shoot.
86
Shooting with Servo AF
While the shutter button is pressed halfway, the focus and exposure will
continue to adjust, allowing you to take pictures of moving subjects without
missing a shot.
Choose [Servo AF].
● Press the n button and choose
[Servo AF] from the 4 tab, and press the
qr buttons to choose [On].
Focus.
● The focus and exposure will be
maintained where the blue AF frame
appears while you press the shutter
button halfway.
 If a face is not detected when AF Frame is
set to [Face AiAF] (p. 84), the AF frame
will be set to Center.
• The camera may not be able to focus in some conditions.
• If a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter speed and aperture
value display in orange. Release your finger from the shutter button,
then press it again halfway.
• You cannot shoot with the AF lock in this mode.
• While in Servo AF mode, [AF-Point Zoom] in the 4 tab cannot be set to
[On].
• Not available in Self-timer (pp. 66, 67) or Manual Focus (p. 89).
87
Choosing the Person to Focus On
(Face Select)
You can choose a specific person’s face to focus on and then shoot.
Register 0 to the
(p. 153).
Frame
button
Set Face Select mode.
● Point the camera toward the face of the
subject and press the
button.
 After [Face Select : On] displays, a white
face frame
will appear around the face
detected as the main subject.
● Even if the subject moves, the face frame
will follow the subject within a certain
range.
● If a face is not detected,
will not appear.
Choose the face on which to focus.
● If you press the
button, the face frame
will move to another face detected by
the camera.
● When the frame has scrolled through all
the detected faces, [Face Select: Off] will
display, and face select will be disabled.
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button halfway. The face
frame of the chosen face will change into
a green
.
● Press the shutter button fully to shoot.
Confirming the number of detected faces
Keeping the
button pressed will display the number of faces detected by the
camera (35 at the most) (orange: main subject’s face, white: detected face).
Cannot be used when in t, Stitch Assist or Movie modes.
88
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
You can use manual focus when auto focus is not possible. If you press the
shutter button halfway after roughly focusing manually, you can fine tune the
focus.
Choose
.
● After pressing the q button, press the qr
buttons or turn the Ê dial to choose
then press m button.

and the MF indicator will appear.
,
Focusing roughly.
● Using the bar that shows the distance
display and AF point zoom as a guide,
turn the Ê dial while looking at the
magnified display to adjust the focus.
 The image at the center of the AF frame is
displayed enlarged.
Fine tuning the focus.
● If you press the shutter button halfway,
you can fine tune the focus (Safety MF).
• You can also focus using the Ï ring (p. 98).
• You cannot change the AF frame setting or size while focusing manually
(p. 84). If you want to change the AF frame mode or size, cancel Manual
focus mode first.
• In order to focus accurately, you are recommended to fix the camera to a
tripod.
• Magnified display cannot be used with the Digital Zoom (p. 62), the
Digital Tele-Converter (p. 63) or when connected to a TV (p. 81),
however the focus can be adjusted.
• If [MF-Point Zoom] is set to [Off] in the 4 tab, the magnified display will
not be available.
• If [Safety MF] is set to [Off] in the 4 tab, you will not be able to fine tune
the focus even if you press the shutter button.
89
Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode)
The camera automatically takes three continuous shots in the following
order: one at the manual focus position, and one each with focus positions
preset farther and nearer. The focus adjustment can be set in 3 levels.
Choose
.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
, then press
the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose
.
Set the focus adjustment level.
● Press the l button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial.
● Pressing the r button will widen the
interval, and pressing the q button will
narrow the interval. The camera will focus
on the spot nearest the center (where the
focus is set).
Shoot.
● Shoot in manual focus. (p. 89)
• In flash settings other than ! (p. 61), Focus Bracketing is not available.
• Continuous shooting (p. 79) cannot be used in this mode.
90
Changing the Metering Mode
You can change the Metering mode (brightness measuring function) to
match the shooting conditions.
Choose the Metering mode.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m
button.
 The setting will display on the screen.
Suitable for standard shooting conditions, including back
lit shots. Automatically adjusts the exposure to match the
shooting conditions.
Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but
Center Weighted Avg.
gives greater weight to the center.
Only meters within the
(Spot AE Point frame) that
Spot
appears at the center of the screen.
Evaluative
91
Shooting with the AE Lock
When you wish to take several shots with the same exposure, you can set the
exposure and focus separately using the AE lock. AE stands for “Auto Exposure”.
Lock the exposure.
● Point the camera toward the subject and
press the o button while pressing the
shutter button halfway.
 When ¤ appears, the exposure will be set.
● If you release your finger from the shutter
button and press another button, ¤ will
disappear and the AE will unlock.
Compose the scene and shoot.
Program Shift
If you lock the exposure and then turn the Ê dial, you can change the shutter
speed and aperture value combination.
Shooting with the FE Lock
Just as with the AE lock (p. 92), you can lock the exposure for shooting with
the flash. FE stands for “Flash Exposure”.
Choose h (p. 71).
Lock the exposure.
● Point the camera toward the subject and
press the o button while pressing the
shutter button halfway.
 The flash will fire and when ¤ appears,
the flash output will be retained.
● If you release your finger from the shutter
button and press another button, ¤ will
disappear and the FE will unlock.
Compose the scene and shoot.
92
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode)
The camera takes 3 continuous shots while automatically adjusting the
exposure to standard exposure, underexposure and overexposure, in that
order.
Choose
.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
, then press
the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose
.
Set the exposure compensation
amount.
● Press the l button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
adjust the setting.
● From the exposure set by the camera, you
can adjust the amount of compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. If
exposure compensation (p. 70) is already
being used, settings are made with the
compensated value as the base.
• In flash settings other than ! (p. 61), AEB is not available.
• Continuous shooting (p. 79) cannot be used in this mode.
93
Shooting with Slow Synchro
You can make the main subject, such as people, appear bright by having the
camera provide the appropriate illumination with the flash. At the same time,
you can use a slow shutter speed to brighten the background that the light
from the flash cannot reach.
Choose ….
● After pressing the r button, press the qr
buttons or turn the Ê dial to choose …,
then press the m button.
X Once set, … will appear on the screen.
Shoot.
● Even if the flash fires, ensure that the
subject does not move until the shutter
sound ends.
Attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from moving and
blurring the image. It is recommended to set the [IS Mode] to [Off] when
shooting with a tripod (p. 153).
94
Setting the Shutter Speed
You can set the shutter to the speed at which you want to shoot. The camera
will set the appropriate aperture value for the shutter speed you set.
M stands for “Time value”.
Set the mode dial to M.
Make the setting.
● Turn the Ï ring to set the shutter speed.
Shoot.
Available Shutter Speeds
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
• 2" indicates 2 seconds, 0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 1/160 indicates 1/160
second.
• The fastest shutter speed when using the flash is 1/500 second. The camera
automatically resets the shutter speed to 1/500 second if a faster speed is
chosen.
• Depending on the zoom position, some shutter speeds may not be available.
What if aperture value is displayed in orange?
If the aperture value displays in orange when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, the scene has exceeded the correct exposure limits. Adjust the shutter
speed until the aperture value displays in white. Safety shift can also be used
(p. 96).
• When shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower are used, images are
processed to eliminate noise after being taken. A certain amount of
processing time may be needed before you can take the next shot.
• It is recommended to set the [IS Mode] to [Off] when lowering the shutter
speed and shooting with a tripod (p. 153).
95
Setting the Aperture Value
You can set the aperture to a value at which you want to shoot. The camera
will set the appropriate shutter speed for the aperture value you set.
B stands for “Aperture value”.
Set the mode dial to B.
Make the setting.
● Turn the Ï ring to set the aperture value.
Shoot.
Available Aperture Values
F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F4.9, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
• The fastest shutter speed when using the flash is 1/500 second. As a result, the
camera will not set a shutter speed faster than 1/500 second regardless of the
aperture value you set.
• Depending on the zoom position, some aperture values may not be available.
What if shutter speed is displayed in orange?
If the shutter speed displays in orange when the shutter button is pressed
halfway, the scene has exceeded the correct exposure limits. Adjust the aperture
value until the shutter speed displays in white. Safety shift can also be used.
Safety Shift
With M and B modes, if [Safety Shift] is set to [On] in the 4 tab, the shutter
speed or aperture value is automatically adjusted for the correct exposure when it
cannot otherwise be obtained. Safety Shift is disabled when the flash is enabled.
96
Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture
Value
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot images.
D stands for “Manual”.
Set the mode dial to D.
Make the setting.
● Turn the Ê dial to set the shutter speed,
or turn the Ï ring to set the aperture value.
 The set exposure level appears on the
Aperture
Value
Shutter Speed
Exposure Level Indicator
indicator. You can check the difference
against the standard exposure level.
 When the difference is more than ±2
stops, the set exposure level appears in
orange. When you press the shutter
button halfway, “–2” or “+2” appears in
orange.
Standard Exposure Level
Exposure Level
• The standard exposure is calculated according to the metering method
chosen (p. 91).
• If you use the zoom after making settings or change the composition, the
exposure level may change.
• Depending on the shutter speed or aperture value set, the monitor
brightness may change. If the flash is set to h, the monitor brightness
will not change.
• If you press the o button while holding down the shutter button halfway,
the shutter mode or aperture setting (whichever was not adjusted in Step
2) will be automatically adjusted to obtain the correct exposure.
However, the correct exposure may not be obtained depending on the
settings.
97
Making Settings using the Control Ring
You can change the function assigned to the control ring. By performing
operations with the control ring, you can enjoy the feeling of using a fully
manual camera.
Assign a function to the Ï ring.
● Press the ring function selector button.
● Press the ring function selector button, the
qr buttons, or turn the Ê dial to choose
an option.
● Press the m button to make the setting.
Adjust the settings.
● Turn the Ï ring or the Ê dial to adjust the
settings of the assigned functions.
98
Making Settings using the Control Ring
Functions Assignable to the Control Ring
The functions you can assign to the control ring are different depending on
the shooting mode. The functions assigned to the control dial also change.
Shooting mode
Assignable Function
D
B
M
Ï
Aperture Value Aperture Value Shutter Speed
Ê
Shutter Speed
Ï
ISO Speed
G
ISO Speed
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Compensation Compensation Compensation
ISO Speed
ISO Speed
ISO Speed
Ê
Aperture
Aperture Value/ Shutter Speed/
Exposure
Value/Shutter
Exposure
Exposure
Compensation Compensation Compensation
Speed
Ï
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Shutter Speed Compensation Compensation Compensation
Ê
Aperture Value Aperture Value Shutter Speed
ISO Speed
Ï
Adjust Focus
Ê
Aperture
Aperture
Shutter Speed/
Value/
Exposure
Value/Shutter
Exposure
Exposure
Compensation
Speed
Compensation Compensation
Ï
White Balance White Balance White Balance White Balance
Correction
Correction
Correction
Correction
Ê
Aperture
Aperture Value/ Shutter Speed/
Exposure
Value/Shutter
Exposure
Exposure
Compensation
Compensation Compensation
Speed
Ï
Ê
Step Zoom
Adjust Focus
Step Zoom
Adjust Focus
Step Zoom
Adjust Focus
Step Zoom
Aperture Value/ Shutter Speed/
Aperture
Exposure
Exposure
Exposure
Value/Shutter
Compensation Compensation Compensation
Speed
• While Face Self Timer (p. 67) is chosen,
is not available.
• While
or
in My Colors (p. 80) is chosen,
is not available.
• When shooting in A, K (except
),
, and movie modes, the Ï
ring is used for step zoom (p. 64).
99
Correcting the Brightness and Shooting
(i-Contrast)
The camera can detect areas in the scene, such as faces or backgrounds,
that are too bright or dark and automatically adjust them to the optimum
brightness when shooting. Also, when the overall image is lacking in
contrast, the camera will automatically correct the image for a sharper
impression when shooting.
Choose [i-Contrast].
● Press the n button, choose the 4
tab, and then choose the [i-Contrast]
menu item. Press the qr buttons to
choose [Auto].
 @ will appear on the screen.
Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse or may not be
corrected properly.
• Not available when shooting in
.
• You can correct recorded images (p. 138).
100
Red-Eye Correction
You can automatically correct red-eye that occurs in images taken with the
flash.
Choose [Flash Settings].
● Press the n button, choose [Flash
Settings] from the 4 tab and press the
m button.
Adjust the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Red-Eye Corr.] and press the
qr buttons to choose [On].
 Œ will appear on the screen.
Red-eye correction may be applied to red areas other than red eyes. For
example, when red make-up has been used around eyes.
• Not available when shooting in
.
• You can correct recorded images (p. 139).
• You can also display the screen in Step 2 by pressing the n button
while the screen in Step 2 on p. 61 is displayed.
101
Adjusting the Flash Exposure
Compensation
Just like with exposure compensation (p. 70), you can adjust the exposure
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments when using the flash.
Choose ~.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose ~.
Make the setting.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the flash exposure compensation,
then press the m button.
 ~ will appear on the screen.
You can also set the flash exposure compensation by pressing the n
button, choosing [Flash Settings] from the 4 tab and pressing the m
button. Then choose [Flash Exp. Comp] and press the qr buttons to
make the setting. Or, you can press the r button, then the n button
to display the settings screen.
Safety FE
The camera automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value when the
flash fires to avoid overexposing and blowing out the highlights in the scene. In
the 4 tab, if [Safety FE] in [Flash Settings] is set to [Off], the shutter speed and
aperture value will not automatically adjust.
102
Adjusting the Flash Output
In D mode, you can choose 3 levels of flash output.
Set the camera to D mode.
Choose the flash output.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose ~.
Make the setting.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the flash output, then press the
m button.
• You can also set the flash output by pressing the n button,
choosing [Flash Settings] from the 4 tab, and then pressing the m
button. Choose [Flash Output] and press the qr buttons to make the
setting.
• In M and B modes, you can set the flash output if you choose the 4
tab, then [Flash Settings] and set the [Flash Mode] option to [Manual].
Checking for Shut Eyes
When the camera detects the possibility that people have their eyes shut,
appears.
Choose [Blink Detection].
● Press the n button, choose the 4
tab, and then choose the [Blink Detection]
menu item. Press the qr buttons to
choose [On].
Shoot.
 When a person with shut eyes is detected,
a frame and
appear.
• In
,"
or
modes, this function is only available for the last
image shot.
• Not available in W or
,
.
103
Registering Shooting Settings
You can register your commonly used shooting modes and function settings.
Set the mode dial to
to use your registered settings. Even if you switch
shooting modes or turn off the power, settings that usually cancel (self timer,
etc.) will be saved.
Settings that Can be Registered
•
•
•
•
•
•
Shooting modes (G, M, B or D)
Items set in G, M, B or D (pp. 70 – 97)
Items in the shooting menu
Zoom position
Manual focus position (p. 89)
My Menu items (p. 154)
Enter the Shooting mode you want
to register and make the settings.
Choose [Save Settings].
● Press the n button, choose [Save
Settings] from the 4 tab and press the
m button.
Register the settings.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button.
• To change part of the pre-registered settings (except the shooting
mode), set the mode dial to
, make the changes, and then repeat
Steps 2 – 3.
• To return registered contents to the default settings, turn the mode dial
to
and choose [Reset All] (p. 51).
104
Changing the Color and Shooting
You can change the look of an image when shooting. However, the shooting
conditions may cause the image to become coarse, or the colors may not
come out as expected.
T Color Accent
You can choose to retain a single color and change the rest to black and
white in a composition.
Choose T.
● Follow Step 2 on p. 56 to choose T.
Press the l button.
 The unchanged image and the Color
Accent image will both display.
● The color for default settings is green.
Specify the color.
● Position the center frame so it is filled with
the color you want and press the q button.
 The specified color will be recorded.
Specify the range of colors.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
Recorded color
to change the range of colors to be
retained.
● Choose a negative value to limit the range
of colors. Choose a positive value to
extend the range of colors to similar
colors.
● Pressing the l button accepts the
setting and restores the shooting screen.
• Using the flash may cause unexpected results in this mode.
• When using the Self Timer (p. 66) you can set the time delay to 10 sec.
or 2 sec., and the number of shots will be fixed to 1.
105
Changing the Color and Shooting
Y Color Swap
You can swap one color in an image for another when recording it. You can
only swap one color.
Choose Y.
● Follow Step 2 on p. 56 to choose Y.
Press the l button.
 The unchanged image and the Color
Swap image will both display.
● The default setting is to change green to
gray.
Specify the color to be swapped.
● Position the center frame so it is filled with
the color you want and press the q button.
 The specified color will be recorded.
Specify the target color.
● Position the center frame so it is filled with
the color you want and press the r button.
 The specified color will be recorded.
106
Changing the Color and Shooting
Specify the range of colors to be
swapped.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to adjust the range of colors affected.
● Choose a negative value to limit the range
of colors. Choose a positive value to
extend the range of colors to similar
colors.
● Pressing the l button accepts the
setting and restores the shooting screen.
• Using the flash may cause unexpected results in this mode.
• Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse.
• When using the Self Timer (p. 66) you can set the time delay to 10 sec.
or 2 sec., and the number of shots will be fixed to 1.
107
Shooting Stitch Assist Images
Large subjects can be split into several shots that can later be merged
together using the included software on a computer to create a panoramic
image.
Set the mode dial to K.
Choose x or v.
● Follow Step 2 on p. 56 to choose x or v.
Take the first shot.
 The exposure and white balance will be
set with the first shot.
Take subsequent shots.
● Overlap part of the first shot when taking
the second shot.
● Minor discrepancies in the overlapping
portions will be corrected when the
images are merged.
● Up to 26 shots can be recorded with the
same procedures.
Finish shooting.
● Press the m button.
Merge the images on a computer.
● For details on how to merge the images,
refer to the Software Guide.
• This function is not available when a TV is used as the monitor (p. 81).
• To use AF lock, register % to the
button (p. 153).
• When using the Self Timer (p. 66) you can set the time delay to 10 sec.
or 2 sec., and the number of shots will be fixed to 1.
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6
Using Various Functions for
Shooting Movies
This chapter provides more advanced information than the “Shooting
Movies” and “Viewing Movies” sections of Chapter 1.
• This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to E.
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Changing the Movie Mode
You can choose between three Movie modes.
Set the mode dial to E.
Choose a Movie mode.
● Turn the Ê dial to choose a Shooting
mode.
E Standard
Normal mode.
> Color Accent
These Shooting modes let you change all colors except the chosen
color to black and white, or exchange the chosen color for another
color, when shooting. See “Changing the Color and Shooting”
(p. 105) for details.
z Color Swap
Under some conditions, colors may not turn out as expected in the > and
z mode.
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Changing the Image Quality
You can choose between three image quality settings.
Choose the image quality.
● After pressing the m button, press the
op buttons to choose
.
Choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, and press the m
button.
 The setting will display on the screen.
Image Quality Table
Image Quality
(Recording Pixels/Frame Rate)
Content
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec. For shooting standard quality movies.
Since the number of recording pixels is smaller,
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. the image quality will be lower than with
,
but you can record three times the length.
Estimated Shooting Time
Image Quality
Shooting Time
2 GB
8 GB
23 min. 49 sec.
1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.
1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
4 hrs. 52 min. 24 sec.
• Based on Canon’s testing standards.
• Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the
recording time reaches approximately 1 hour.
• Recording may stop even if the maximum clip length has not been reached on some
memory cards. SD Speed Class 4 or higher memory cards are recommended.
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Using the Wind Filter
Wind Filter suppresses noise when the wind is strong. However, unnatural
sound may result when used to record in locations with no wind.
● Press the n button, choose [Wind
Filter] from the 4 tab and press the qr
buttons to choose [On].
AE Lock/Exposure Shift
You can set the exposure or change it in 1/3 steps within a range of ±2
before shooting.
Focus.
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
Lock the exposure.
● Press the o button to lock the exposure.
The exposure shift bar appears.
● Press the o button again to release the
lock.
Change the exposure.
● While watching the screen, turn the Ê dial
to adjust the brightness.
Shoot.
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Other Shooting Functions
The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. For
> and z modes, the functions with an * attached can be used in the same
way as for still images.
• Zooming in More Closely On Subjects
The digital zoom (p. 62) is available.
• Using the Self-Timer (p. 66)*
You can set the time delay to 10 sec. or 2 sec., and the number of shots will be
fixed to 1.
• Shooting Close-ups (Macro) (p. 75)*
• Adjusting the White Balance (p. 77)
• Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) (p. 80)
• Shooting Using a TV Monitor (p. 81)*
• Shooting with the AF Lock (p. 86)*
• Shooting in Manual Focus Mode (p. 89)*
• Turning off the AF Assist Beam (p. 150)*
• Customizing Display Information (p. 152)*
[3:2 Guide] is not available.
• Changing the IS-Mode Settings (p. 153)*
You can switch between [Continuous] and [Off].
• Registering Functions to the
Button (p. 153)*
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Playback Functions
The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Erasing Images (p. 28)
Quickly Searching Images (p. 118)
Viewing Images in Filtered Playback (p. 119)
Viewing Slideshows (p. 123)
Changing Image Transitions (p. 124)
Viewing Images on a TV (p. 125)
Protecting Images (p. 127)
Erasing All Images (p. 130)
Organizing Images by Category (My Category) (p. 132)
Rotating Images (p. 134)
Summary for “Viewing Movies” (p. 33)
Exit
Playback
Slow Motion Playback (you can use the qr buttons to adjust the speed. Sound
will not play back.)
Display the first frame
Previous frame (Rewind if you hold down the m button.)
Next frame (Fast forward if you hold down the m button.)
Display the last frame
Edit (p. 115)
Appears when connected to a PictBridge compliant printer (p. 29).
Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details.
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Editing
You can trim the beginnings and ends of recorded movies in one-second
increments.
Choose *.
● Follow Steps 1 and 3 on p. 33, choose *
and press the m button.
 The movie editing panel and the movie
editing bar will appear.
Movie Editing Panel
Set the editing range.
● Press the op buttons and choose
Movie Editing Bar
or
.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
move .
will display at each onesecond interval. If you choose
, you
can trim the beginning of the movie from
. If you choose
, you can trim the
end of the movie from
.
 Even if you move to a point other than a
point, only the portion from the
nearest
to the left will be trimmed
when
is chosen. Only the portion from
the nearest
to the right will be trimmed
when
is chosen.
 The section indicated with will be the
section of the movie that remains after
editing.
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Editing
Check the edited movie.
● Press the op buttons to choose
(Play), then press the m button. The
edited movie will play.
● To edit the movie again, repeat Step 2.
● To cancel editing, press the op buttons,
and choose
. After pressing the m
button, press the qr buttons or turn the
Ê dial to choose [OK], and press the m
button again.
Save the edited movie.
● Press the op buttons to choose
,
then press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [New File], then press the m
button.
 The movie will be saved as a new file.
• When [Overwrite] is chosen in Step 4, the unedited movie is overwritten
with the edited movie, erasing the original movie.
• When there is not enough space left on the memory card, only
[Overwrite] can be chosen.
• If the battery is depleted partway through editing, the edited movie clips
may not be saved. When editing movies, you should use a fully charged
battery or the separately sold AC adapter kit (p. 40).
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7
Using Playback and Other
Functions
The first part of this chapter explains various ways to play back and
edit images. The latter part explains how to specify images for printing.
• Press the 1 button to enter Playback mode before operating the camera.
• It may not be possible to play back or edit images that have been edited
on a computer, had their file name changed, or have been taken on a
different camera.
• The edit function (pp. 135 – 139) cannot be used if the memory card
does not have free space available.
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Quickly Searching Images
g Searching Images Using Index Display
Displaying multiple images at a time lets you quickly find the image you want.
Move the zoom lever toward g.
 Images will display in an index.
● Move the zoom lever toward g to
increase the number of images. The
number of images increases each time
you move the lever.
● Move the zoom lever toward k to reduce
the number of images. The number of
images will reduce each time you move
the lever.
Change the displayed images.
● Turn the Ê dial to switch to the next set of
images set in Step 1.
Choose an image.
● Press the opqr buttons to choose an image.
 An orange frame appears on the chosen
image.
● Press the m button to display the chosen
image by itself.
Searching Images Using the Control Dial
Turn the control dial to quickly search images. You can also jump by the
shooting date (Scroll Display).
Choose an image.
● If you set single image playback and turn
the Ê dial quickly, the images will display
as shown on the left.
● If you press the op buttons, you can
search images by the shooting date.
● Pressing the m button restores single
image playback.
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Viewing Images in Filtered Playback
To turn off this function, press the n button, choose the 1 tab and
[Scroll Display], then choose [Off].
Viewing Images in Filtered Playback
When there are many images on the memory card, you can filter and display
them by a specified filter. You can also protect (p. 127) or delete (p. 130) all
images at once while filtered.
Jump Shot Date
Displays the images shot on a specified date.
Jump to My Category
Displays the images of a specified category (p. 132).
Jump to first
Jumps to still images only.
Jump to Movie
Jumps to a movie.
Jump 10 Images
Jumps over 10 images at a time.
Jump 100 Images
Jumps over 100 images at a time.
Search by
,
,
and
Choose a target filter.
● In single image playback, press the o
Target Filters
button, then press the op buttons to
choose a jump method.
● In
or
, press the qr buttons to
choose a filter. Turning the Ê dial will
display only images that have the same
shooting date (category) as the currently
chosen image.
● Press the l button to switch between
Information Display and No Information
Display.
● Pressing the n button restores the
single image display.
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Viewing Images in Filtered Playback
Viewing images using filtered
playback.
● Pressing the m button will start filtered
playback, and the jump method and a
yellow frame will appear.
● If you press the qr buttons or turn the Ê
dial, the chosen target images will display.
● Pressing the o button displays [Filtered
playback settings cleared]. Pressing the
m button cancels filtered playback.
Jump by
and
Images
● In single image playback, press the o
button, then press the op buttons to
choose a jump method.
● If you press the qr buttons, the display
will advance to the image that is the
chosen number of images away.
● Pressing the n button restores the
single image display.
Using the Control Ring to Jump
Turn the control ring to jump images using the
,
, and
functions.
● In single image playback, turn the Ï ring,
then press the op buttons to choose a
jump method.
● If you turn the Ï ring, the display will
advance to the image that is the chosen
number of images away.
and
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cannot be selected when in index display.
Viewing Images in Filtered Playback
What if you can’t choose a filter?
When you choose
in Step 1 on p. 119, if there are only images with the same
date, you can only choose one filter. Also, you can only choose
if there are no
images sorted into categories in
.
Filtered playback
In filtered playback (Step 2), you can view filtered images with “Quickly Searching
Images” (p. 118), “Viewing Slideshows” (p. 123), and “Magnifying Images”
(p. 124). You can process all filtered images at once while performing operations
in “Protecting Images” (p. 127), “Erasing All Images” (p. 130), or “Printing from the
Print List (DPOF)” (p. 140), by choosing [All Filtered Images].
However, if you change the category (p. 132), or edit an image and save it as a
new image (p. 135), a message will appear, and filtered playback will cancel.
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Checking the Focus
You can magnify the area of a recorded image that was inside the AF Frame,
or the area of a face that was detected, to check the focus.
Press the l button, and switch
to the focus check display (p. 44).
 A white frame will appear where the AF
frame or face was when the focus was
set.
 A gray frame will appear on a face
detected during playback.
 The area within the orange frame appears
magnified.
Switch frames.
● Move the zoom lever toward k once.
 The screen at the left will appear.
● Press the m button to move to a different
frame when multiple frames appear.
Change the magnification level or
location.
● Use the zoom lever to change the display
size, and the opqr buttons to change
the display position while checking the
focus.
● Pressing the n button resets the
display to Step 1.
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Viewing Slideshows
You can automatically play back images recorded to a memory card.
Choose [Slideshow].
● Press the n button, choose
[Slideshow] from the 1 tab and press the
m button.
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose an item, and press the qr
buttons to adjust the setting.
Repeat
Repeats playback of images
Play Time
Display time for each image
Effect
Transition effects when switching
between images
Choose [Start].
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Start], the press the m button.
 The slideshow will start a few seconds
after [Loading image…] displays.
● You can pause/restart a slideshow by
pressing the m button again.
● Press the n button to stop the
slideshow.
• If you press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial during playback, the
image will switch. If you keep the qr buttons pressed, you can fastforward through images.
• The power saving function does not work during slideshows (p. 53).
• You cannot change [Play Time] if [Bubble] is chosen in [Effect].
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Magnifying Images
Move the zoom lever toward k.
● The display will zoom in on the image and,
if you continue to hold the zoom lever, it
will continue to zoom in up to a factor of
10x.
● If you press the opqr buttons, you can
move the location of the displayed area.
● Move the zoom lever toward g to zoom
out or return to Single Image Playback.
● If you turn the Ê dial, you can switch
images in the zoomed state.
Approximate Location
of Displayed Area
Changing Image Transitions
You can choose from three transition effects when switching between
images in single image playback.
Choose [Transition].
● Press the n button and choose the
1 tab, then choose [Transition] and press
the qr buttons to choose a transition
effect.
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Viewing Images on a TV
Using the supplied AV cable, you can connect the camera to a TV to view
images you have shot.
Items to Prepare
• Camera and TV
• AV cable supplied with the camera (p. 2)
Turn off the camera and TV.
Connect the camera to the TV.
● Open the camera’s terminal cover and
White or black
Yellow
Yellow
fully insert the plug of the cable into the
camera’s terminal.
● Insert the cable plug fully into the video
input terminals as shown in the illustration.
Turn on the TV and switch it to the
input to which the cable is
connected.
Black
Turn on the camera.
● Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
 The image will appear on the TV (nothing
will appear on the monitor of the camera).
● After you finish viewing, turn off the
camera and TV, and unplug the AV cable.
What if the images don’t properly display on the TV?
Images will not display correctly if the camera’s video output setting (NTSC/PAL)
does not match the TV system. Press the n button, choose the 3 tab and
[Video System] to switch to the correct video system.
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Viewing Images on a High-Definition TV
Use the separately sold HDMI Cable HTC-100 to connect the camera to a
high-definition TV for enhanced viewing experience.
Turn off the camera and TV.
Connect the camera to the TV.
● Open the cover and fully insert the cable
plug into the camera’s HDMI terminal.
● Fully insert the cable plug into the TV’s
HDMI terminal.
● Follow Steps 3 and 4 on p. 125 to display
the images.
Operation sounds will not play when connected to a high-definition TV.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images so that they cannot be erased by the
camera (pp. 28, 130).
Choose [Protect].
● Press the n button, choose the 1
tab and [Protect], and then press the m
button.
Choose a selection method.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose a selection method, and press
the m button.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
If you format the memory card (pp. 22, 52), protected images will also be
erased.
Protected images cannot be erased with the camera’s erase function. To
erase an image, cancel protection first.
Choosing Images Individually
Choose [Select].
● Follow Step 2 above to choose [Select]
and press the m button.
Choose images.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image and press the m
button.
 Once set,
will appear on the screen.
● Pressing the m button once more will
cancel the selection, and
will disappear.
● To choose multiple images, repeat the
above operation.
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Protecting Images
Select Range
Choose [Select Range].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 127 to choose [Select
Range] and press the m button.
Choose the starting image.
● Press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image and press the m
button.
Choose the ending image.
● Press the r button, choose [Last image]
and press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons, or turn the Ê dial
to choose an image, and press the m
button.
● You cannot choose images before the first
image.
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Protecting Images
Protect images.
● Press the p button, choose [Protect] and
press the m button.
Choose images with the Ê dial
You can also choose the first or last image by turning the Ê dial when the upper
screen in Steps 2 and 3 is displayed.
Choose All Images
Choose [All Images].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 127 to choose [All
Images] and press the m button.
Protect images.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Protect] and press the m
button.
You can unlock groups of protected images if you choose [Unlock] in Step
4, while in [Select Range] or Step 2 while in [All Images].
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Erasing All Images
You can choose images and erase them in groups. Since erased images
cannot be recovered, exercise adequate caution before erasing. Protected
images (p. 127) cannot be erased.
Choose [Erase].
● Press the n button, choose the 1
tab and [Erase], and press the m button.
Choose a selection method.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose a selection method, and press
the m button.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
Choosing Images Individually
Choose [Select].
● Follow Step 2 above to choose [Select]
and press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image, and press the m
button.
 Once set,
will appear on the screen.
● Pressing the m button once more will
cancel the selection, and
will
disappear.
● To choose multiple images, repeat the
above operation.
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Erasing All Images
Press the n button.
Erase.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK] and press the m button.
Select Range
Choose [Select Range].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 130 to choose [Select
Range] and press the m button.
● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 128 to choose
images.
Erase.
● Press the p button to choose [Erase],
then press the m button.
Choose All Images
Choose [All Images].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 130 to choose [All
Images] and press the m button.
Erase.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK] and press the m button.
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Organizing Images by Category
(My Category)
You can organize images in categories. You can display the images in a
category in Filtered Playback (p. 119) and process all images at once by
using the functions below.
• Viewing Slideshows (p. 123), Protecting Images (p. 127), Erasing All
Images (p. 130), Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF) (p. 141)
Images are automatically categorized by shooting condition as they are
shot.
: Images with detected faces, or images shot in I, F, V modes.
: Images detected as
or
in A mode, or images shot in J,
U, , or O.
: Images shot in ’, t, w, S, y, P.
Choose [My Category].
● Press the n button and choose the
1 tab, then choose [My Category] and
press the m button.
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose a category and press the m
button.
● Press the n button to return to the
menu screen.
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Organizing Images by Category (My Category)
Choosing Images Individually
Choose [Select].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 132 to choose [Select]
and press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image, and press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons, choose a
category and press the m button.
 Once set,
will appear on the screen.
● Pressing the m button again deselects
the category and
disappears.
● To choose multiple images, repeat the
above operation.
Select Range
Choose [Select Range].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 132 to choose [Select
Range] and press the m button.
● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 128 to choose
images.
● Press the p button, choose the item and
press the qr buttons, or turn the Ê dial to
choose a type.
Choose the setting.
● Press the p button to choose [Select] and
press the m button.
If you choose [Deselect] in Step 2, you can deselect all of the images in
the [Select Range] category.
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Rotating Images
You can change the orientation of an image and save it.
Choose [Rotate].
● Press the n button, choose the 1
tab and [Rotate], and press the m button.
Rotate the image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an image.
● The image will rotate 90° with each press
of the m button.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
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Resizing Images
You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image
as a separate file.
Choose [Resize].
● Press the n button and choose the
1 tab, then choose [Resize] and press
the m button.
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image and press the m button.
Choose an image size.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m
button.
 The [Save new image?] screen will
appear.
Save the new image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK] and press the m button.
 The image will be saved as a new file.
Display the new image.
● When you press the n button, the
[Display new image?] screen will appear.
● Press the qr buttons, or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Yes] and press the m button.
 The saved image will display.
• You cannot resize an image to a larger size.
• You cannot resize images taken with the
,
and
settings.
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Trimming
You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.
Choose [Trimming].
● Press the n button, choose the 1
tab and [Trimming], then press the m
button.
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image and press the m
button.
Trimming Area
Adjust the trimming area.
X A frame will appear around the portion of
the image to be trimmed.
X The original image will display in the upper
Trimming Area Display
Recorded pixels
after trimming
left and the trimmed image will display in
the lower right.
● If you move the zoom lever to the left or
right, you can change the frame size.
● If you press the opqr buttons, you can
move the frame.
● If you press the l button, you can
change the frame size.
● In an image with detected faces, gray
frames appear around the faces located in
the upper left image. The frames can be
used for trimming. You can switch between
frames by turning the Ê dial.
● Press the m button.
Save as a new image and display.
● Perform Steps 4 and 5 on p. 135.
•
,
,
and
images cannot be trimmed.
• The width and height ratio of an image that can be changed is fixed at
4:3 (for a vertical image 3:4).
• The number of recorded pixels in a trimmed image will be smaller than
before trimming.
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Adding Effects with the My Colors
Function
You can change the color of an image and save it as a separate image.
Refer to p. 80 for details on each menu item.
Choose [My Colors].
● Press the n button, choose the 1
tab and [My Colors], and press the m
button.
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image and press the m
button.
Choose a menu option.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option.
● You can magnify the image by following the
operations in “Magnifying Images” (p. 124).
● If you press the m button during
magnified display, you can switch to the
original image. Pressing the n button
restores the menu screen.
● Press the m button.
Save as a new image and display.
● Perform Steps 4 and 5 on p. 135.
• If you repeatedly change the color of an image, the quality will gradually
deteriorate and you may not achieve the expected color.
• The coloration of images changed with this function may vary from those
recorded with the My Colors function (p. 80).
• My Colors settings cannot be performed on
images.
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Correcting the Brightness (i-Contrast)
The camera can detect areas in an image, such as faces or backgrounds,
that are too dark and automatically adjust them to the optimum brightness.
Also, when the overall image is lacking in contrast, the camera will
automatically correct the image for a sharper impression.
You can choose from 4 levels of correction: [Auto], [Low], [Medium] or
[High]. Corrected images will be saved as a new file.
Choose [i-Contrast].
● Press the n button, choose the 1 tab
and [i-Contrast], then press the m button.
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the image and press the m
button.
Choose a menu item.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option, then press the m
button.
Save as a new image and display.
● Perform Steps 4 and 5 on p. 135.
What if the image wasn’t corrected by the [Auto] option as
well as you would like?
Choose [Low], [Medium] or [High] and adjust the image.
• Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse or the exposure
setting may not be suitable.
• Repeatedly adjusting the same image may cause the quality to
deteriorate.
• Contrast correction cannot be performed on
images.
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Correcting the Red-Eye Effect
You can automatically correct red eyes in images and save them as new
files.
Choose [Red-Eye Correction].
● Press the n button, choose the 1
tab and [Red-Eye Correction], then press
the m button.
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an image.
Correct the image.
● Press the m button.
 Red-eye detected by the camera will be
corrected and a frame will appear around
the corrected portion.
● You can zoom the image using the
procedures in “Magnifying Images”
(p. 124).
Save as a new image and display.
● Press the opqr buttons, or turn the Ê
dial to choose [New File], and press the
m button.
 The image will be saved as a new file.
● Perform Step 5 on p. 135.
• Some images may not be properly corrected.
• When [Overwrite] in Step 4 is chosen, the uncorrected image is
overwritten with the corrected data, erasing the original image.
• Protected images cannot be overwritten.
• Red-eye correction cannot be performed on
images.
• When shooting in [Record
+
], red-eye correction can be
performed on the JPEG image, but the original image cannot be
overwritten.
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Printing from the Print List (DPOF)
You can add images to the print list (DPOF) directly after shooting or while in
playback by pressing the c button. You can print from a print list simply by
connecting your camera and printer. These selection methods comply with
the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standards.
Easily Add Images to the Print List
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial
and choose the image.
Press the c button (RAW images
and videos will be excluded).
Print list.
● Press the op buttons and choose the
number of prints, press the qr buttons or
turn the Ê dial to choose [Add] and press
the m button.
● To cancel adding images, choose the
added images and press the c button,
then press the qr buttons, or turn the Ê
dial to choose [Remove] and press the m
button.
Print Added Images
The following examples use the Canon SELPHY series printers. Please also
refer to the Personal Printing Guide.
Number of copies to print
Connect the camera to the printer
(p. 29).
Print.
● Press the op buttons, choose [Print
now] and press the Ê button.
 Printing will start.
● If you stop the printer during printing and
start again, it will start from the next print.
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Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF)
You can choose up to 998 images on a memory card for printing and specify
the number of print copies so that they can be printed together or processed
at a photo developer service. These selection methods comply with the
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standards.
Print Settings
You can set the print type, date and file number. These settings apply to all
images chosen for printing.
Choose [Print Settings].
● Press the n button and choose the
2 tab, then choose [Print Settings] and
press the m button.
Adjust the settings.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose a menu item, then press the qr
buttons to choose an option.
● Pressing the n button accepts the
settings and restores the menu screen.
Print Type
Date
File No.
Clear DPOF data
Standard
Index
Both
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
Prints one image per page.
Prints several reduced size images per page.
Prints both standard and index formats.
Prints the date from the shooting information.
–
Prints the file number.
–
Removes all print settings after printing.
–
• Some printers or photo developer services may not be able to reflect all
of the print settings in the output.
•
may appear when using a memory card with print settings set by a
different camera. These settings will be overwritten with those set by
your camera.
• Images with the date embedded always print with the date, regardless of
the [Date] setting. As a result, some printers may print the date twice on
these images if [Date] is also set to [On].
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Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF)
• You cannot shoot movies in
.
• With [Index] chosen, the [Date] and [File No.] options cannot be set to
[On] at the same time.
• The date will be printed in the style set in the [Date/Time] function in the
3 tab (p. 19).
Choosing the Number of Copies
Choose [Select Images & Qty.].
● Press the n button and choose the
2 tab, then choose [Select Images &
Qty.] and press the m button.
Choose an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an image, then press the m
button.
 You will be able to set the number of print
copies.
● If you choose [Index],
appears on the
screen. Press the m button again to
deselect the images.
will disappear.
Set the number of prints.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to set the number of prints (maximum 99).
● Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to choose other
images and the number of prints for each.
● You cannot set the number of print copies
for index prints. You can only choose
which images to print.
● Pressing the n button accepts the
settings and restores the menu screen.
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Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF)
Select Range
Choose [Select Range].
● Choose [Select Range] in Step 1 on
p. 142 and press the m button.
● Choose images according to Steps 2 and
3 on p. 128.
Make print settings.
● Press the op buttons, choose [Order]
and press the m button.
Set All Images to Print Once
Choose [Select All Images].
● Choose [Select All Images] in Step 1 on
p. 142 and press the m button.
Make print settings.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK] and press the m button.
Clearing All Selections
Choose [Clear All Selections].
● Choose [Clear All Selections] in Step 1 on
p. 142, and press the m button.
All selections will be cleared.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button.
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8
Customizing the Camera
You can customize various functions to suit your shooting
preferences. The first part of this chapter explains convenient and
commonly used functions. The latter part explains how to change
shooting and playback settings to suit your purposes.
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Changing Functions
You can customize convenient and commonly used functions from the 3
tab (p. 48).
Turning off Hints & Tips
When you choose an item in the FUNC. menu (p. 47) or Menu (p. 48), hints
and tips display. You can turn off this function.
● Choose [Hints & Tips], then press the qr
buttons to choose [Off].
Changing the File Number Assignment
Images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers in the order they
were taken, from 0001 – 9999, and saved to folders of up to 2,000 images.
You can change the file number assignment.
● Choose [File Numbering], then press the qr
buttons to choose an option.
Continuous
Even if you shoot using a new memory
card, the file numbers are assigned
consecutively until an image with the
number 9999 is taken/saved.
Auto Reset
If you replace the memory card with a
new one, file numbering begins with
0001 again.
• If you use a memory card already containing images, the newly
assigned file numbers may continue the existing numbering for both the
[Continuous] and [Auto Reset] settings. If you want to start over with file
number 0001, format the memory card before use (p. 52).
• Refer to the Software Guide for information regarding folder structure or
image types.
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Changing Functions
Creating Folders by Shooting Date
Images are saved into folders created each month, however, you can also
create folders by shooting date.
● Choose [Create Folder] and press the qr
buttons to choose [Daily].
● Images will be saved into folders created on
each shooting date.
Changing the Lens Retract Time
For safety reasons, the lens retracts about 1 minute after pressing the 1
button when in a Shooting mode (p. 27). You can set the retraction time to
[0 sec.].
● Choose [Lens Retract], then press the qr
buttons to choose [0 sec.].
Turning off the Power Saving Function
You can set the power saving function (p. 53) to [Off]. Setting it to [On] is
recommended to save battery power.
● Choose [Power Saving], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [Auto Power Down], then press the
qr buttons to choose [Off].
● If you set the power saving function to [Off], be
careful not to forget to turn off the camera after
use.
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Changing Functions
Setting the Screen Shut-Off Time
You can adjust the time the screen takes to shut off automatically (p. 53).
This also works when [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off].
● Choose [Power Saving], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [Display Off], then press the qr
buttons to choose a time.
● In order to save battery power, it is
recommended to choose less than [1 min.].
Using the World Clock
When traveling abroad, you can record images with local dates and times
simply by switching the time zone setting if you pre-register the destination
time zones. You can enjoy the convenience of not having to switch the Date/
Time settings.
Set the home time zone.
● Choose [Time Zone] and press the m
button.
● When setting this for the first time, check
the information that displays on the screen
at the left, and press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the home time zone, then press
the m button. To set daylight saving time
(adds 1 hour), press the op buttons to
choose
.
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Changing Functions
Set the world time zone.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose
, then press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose the destination time zone, then
press the m button.
● You can also set the daylight saving time
as in Step 1.
Choose the world time zone.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Home/World].
● Press the qr buttons to choose
, then
press the n button.

will appear in the [Time Zone] or
shooting screen (p. 44).
If you change the date or time in the
date will automatically change.
setting (p. 19), your
time and
Changing Distance Units
You can change the distance units that display in the MF indicator (p. 89)
from m/cm to ft/in.
● Choose [Distance Units], then press the qr
buttons to choose [ft/in].
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Changing Shooting Functions
If you set the mode dial to G, you can change the settings in the 4 tab
(p. 48).
Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in
modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those
modes (pp. 166 – 169).
Turning off the AF Assist Beam
The lamp will automatically light to assist focusing in low light conditions
when you press the shutter button halfway. You can turn off the lamp.
● Choose [AF-assist Beam], then press the qr
buttons to choose [Off].
Changing the Flash Timing
You can change the timing for the flash and shutter.
● Choose [Flash Settings] and press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [Shutter Sync.] and press the qr
buttons to choose a setting.
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1st-curtain
The flash fires right after the shutter
opens.
2nd-curtain
The flash fires right before the shutter
closes.
Changing Shooting Functions
Turning off the Red-Eye Reduction Function
The red-eye reduction lamp lights in order to reduce the red-eye effect that
occurs when shooting in dark conditions with the flash. You can turn off this
function.
● Choose [Flash Settings], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [Red-Eye Lamp], then press the qr
buttons to choose [Off].
Changing the Image Display Time
You can change the length of time the images display directly after shooting.
● Choose [Review], then press the qr buttons
to choose an option.
2 – 10 sec.
Displays images for the set time.
Hold
The image displays until you press the
shutter button halfway.
Off
No image displays
Changing the Way the Image Displays Right
After Shooting
You can change the way the image displays after shooting.
● Choose [Review Info], then press the qr
buttons to choose an option.
Off
Displays the image only.
Detailed
Displays detailed information (p. 45).
Focus Check
The area inside the AF frame is
magnified, allowing you to check the
focus. The procedure is the same as in
“Checking the Focus” (p. 122).
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Changing Shooting Functions
Customizing Display Information
You can change which information is displayed by switching between
custom displays with each press of the l button.
● Choose [Custom Display], then press the m
button.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the Ê dial
to select an item and press the m button to
put a
mark on items you would like to
display.
 Items with a
will display.
● To turn off a custom display, choose
or
and press the m button. A
mark will
appear.
However, the custom display currently being
used in the shooting screen cannot be turned
off.
Shooting Info
Displays shooting information
(p. 44).
Grid Lines
A grid overlays the display.
3:2 Guide
The areas outside the 3:2 range are
grayed out. This area will not print
when printing on paper with a 3:2
aspect ratio.
Histogram
Histogram displays in shooting
modes G, M, B, D.
If you press the shutter button halfway and return to the shooting screen
from the custom display settings screen, the settings will not be saved.
Gray items can also be set, however, they may not display depending on
the Shooting mode.
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Changing Shooting Functions
Changing the IS-Mode Settings
● Choose [IS Mode], then press the qr buttons
to choose an option.
Continuous
Image stabilization is always on. You
can confirm the result directly on the
display, which makes it easier to check
the composition or focus.
Shoot Only
Image stabilization is only active at the
moment of shooting.
Panning
Image stabilization only counters up
and down motion. This option is
recommended for shooting objects
moving horizontally.
• If camera shake is too strong, attach the camera to a tripod. It is
recommended to set the IS Mode to [Off] when the camera is attached
to a tripod.
• When using [Panning], hold the camera horizontally. Image stabilization
does not work when the camera is held vertically.
Registering Functions to the
Button
● Choose [Set Shortcut button], then press the
m button.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose the functions to register, then press
the m button.
● Pressing the
button will call up the
registered function.
• Choose
if you want to cancel registration.
• When this
symbol is shown on the bottom right of an icon, the function
cannot be used in the current Shooting mode or function setting.
• In
, each press of the
button records white balance data (p. 77),
and the white balance settings change to
.
• In %, each press of the
button will adjust the focus and % will
appear on the screen.
• If you press the
button in
, both the LCD monitor displays will
turn off. Perform one of the following operations to solve the problem.
• Press any button other than the ON/OFF button
• Change the camera’s vertical or horizontal orientation
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Registering Commonly Used Shooting
Menus
You can register shooting menu items in the
tab to fit your preferences.
You can quickly access commonly used menu items from a single screen by
registering them in My Menu.
Choose [My Menu settings].
● Choose [My Menu settings], in the
then press the m button.
tab,
Choose the menu items to
register.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Select items], then press the
m button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose a menu to register (up to 5) and
press the m button.

will appear.
● To cancel registration, press the m
button, and the
will disappear.
● Press the n button.
Change the order in which menu
items are displayed.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose [Sort], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to choose the menu item you would like to
move, and press the m button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial
to change the order, then press the m
button.
● Press the n button.
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Changing Playback Functions
• Gray items in Step 2 can also be set, however, they may not be
available depending on the Shooting mode.
• Choose [Set default view] and press the qr buttons to choose [Yes]. My
Menu can now be displayed by pressing the n button when in a
shooting mode.
Changing Playback Functions
You can adjust the settings in the 1 tab by pressing the 1 button (p. 48).
Choosing the Image that First Displays
in Playback
● Choose [Resume], then press the qr buttons
to choose an option.
Last seen
Resumes with the image last viewed.
Last shot
Resumes with the most recently shot
image.
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Changing the Start-up Image or Sound
In the 3 tab, you can set one of your recorded images as the start-up image
when the camera power is turned on, or change the sounds played for each
camera operation.
Change Sounds
● Choose [Sound Options], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an option.
● Press the qr buttons to choose a setting.
1, 2 Preset sounds.
3
You can register your sounds using the
supplied software (p. 157).
Changing the Start-up Screen
● Choose [Start-up Image], then press the m
button.
● Press the qr buttons to choose a setting.
No start-up image.
1, 2 Preset images.
3
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You can register the images you take.
You can also register your images using the
supplied software (p. 157).
Changing the Start-up Image or Sound
Registering the Start-up Screen
When you press the 1 button and set the camera to Playback mode, you
can register sounds and images.
● Choose [Start-up Image], then press the m
button.
● Press the qr buttons to choose [3], then
press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose an image, then press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to
choose [OK], then press the m button to
complete registration.
Register images or sounds saved on a computer
You can register images or sounds to the camera using the included software.
Refer to the Software Guide for details.
Any previously registered start-up image will be overwritten when
registering a new start-up image.
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9
Useful Information
This chapter introduces how to use the AC adapter kit (sold
separately), troubleshooting tips and contains lists of functions.
The index also appears at the end.
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Using Household Power
If you use AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (sold separately), you can use the
camera without worrying about how much charge is left in the battery.
Insert the coupler.
● Open the cover (p. 16) and insert the
coupler as shown until it locks into place
with a click.
● Close the cover (p. 16).
Plug the cord into the camera.
● Open the cover and fully insert the plug
into the camera.
Connect the power cord.
● Connect the power cord to the compact
power adapter, then plug the other end
into a power outlet.
● You can turn the camera on to use it.
● After you finish, turn off the camera and
unplug the power cord from the power
outlet.
Do not unplug the plug and power cord with the camera turned on. This
could erase images you have taken or damage the camera.
The AC adapter kit can also be used when abroad
The AC adapter kit can be used in regions that have 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC
power. If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug
adapter. Do not use devices such as electrical transformers for foreign travel
because they will cause malfunctions.
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Troubleshooting
If you think there is a problem with the camera, first check the following. If
the items below do not solve your problem, contact a Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as listed on the included customer support list.
Power
You pressed the ON/OFF button, but nothing happened.
• Confirm that the battery is properly inserted (p. 16).
• Confirm that the memory card/battery cover is securely closed (p. 16).
• If the battery terminals are dirty, battery performance will decrease. Clean the
terminals with a cotton swab and re-insert the battery several times.
Battery is consumed quickly.
• Battery performance decreases at low temperatures. Warm the battery by
placing it, for example, in your pocket with the terminal cover on.
Lens will not retract.
• Do not open the memory card/battery cover while the power is on. After closing
the memory card/battery cover, turn the power on then back off (p. 16).
TV output
Image is distorted or not showing on TV (p. 125).
Shooting
Cannot shoot.
• When in Playback mode (p. 27), press the shutter button halfway (p. 23).
Screen does not display properly in dark places (p. 46).
Screen does not display properly while shooting.
Please note, the following will not be recorded in still images, but will be recorded
in movies.
• When the camera is subjected to powerful light sources, the display may
darken.
• Under fluorescent lighting, the screen may flicker.
• When shooting bright light sources, a bar of light (purplish red) may appear on
the screen.
h appears on the screen and the shot cannot be taken even
though the shutter button was pressed fully (p. 26).
appears when the shutter button was pressed halfway (p. 26).
•
•
•
•
Set the [IS mode] to [Continuous] (p. 153).
Set the flash to h (p. 71).
Increase the ISO speed (p. 76).
Attach the camera to a tripod.
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Troubleshooting
Image is blurred.
• Press the shutter button halfway to focus on the subject, then press fully to
shoot (p. 23).
• Shoot the subject within the focusing distance (p. 173).
• Set the [AF-assist Beam] to [On] (p. 150).
• Confirm that functions which you do not intend to use (macro, etc.) are not set.
• Shoot using the focus lock or AF lock (pp. 82, 86).
Even when you press the shutter button halfway, the AF frame
does not appear, and the camera does not focus.
• If you center on the light and dark contrasting area of the subject and push the
shutter button halfway, or repeatedly push the shutter button halfway, the frame
will appear and the camera will focus.
Subject is too dark.
•
•
•
•
Set the flash to h (p. 71).
Adjust the brightness with exposure compensation (p. 70).
Adjust the brightness with the i-Contrast function (pp. 100, 138).
Use the AE lock, or spot metering to shoot (pp. 91, 92).
Subject is too bright (overexposed).
•
•
•
•
Set the flash to ! (p. 61).
Adjust the brightness with exposure compensation (p. 70).
Use the AE lock, or spot metering to shoot (pp. 91, 92).
Reduce the light illuminating the subject.
Image is dark even though the flash fired (p. 26).
• Increase the ISO speed (p. 76).
• Shoot within an appropriate distance for flash photography (p. 71).
• Adjust the flash exposure compensation or the flash output (pp. 102, 103).
Image taken using the flash is too bright (overexposed).
• Shoot within an appropriate distance for flash photography (p. 71).
• Set the flash to ! (p. 61).
• Adjust the flash exposure compensation or the flash output (pp. 102, 103).
White dots appear on the image when shooting with the flash.
• Light from the flash has reflected off dust particles or other objects in the air.
Image appears rough or grainy.
• Shoot with the ISO speed on a lower setting (p. 76).
• Depending on the Shooting mode, when shooting in a high ISO speed the image
may appear rough or grainy (p. 60).
Eyes appear red (p. 101).
• Set the [Red-Eye Lamp] to [On] (p. 151). When shooting with the flash, the lamp
(on the front of the camera) lights (p. 42), and for approximately 1 second while
the camera is reducing red-eye, it is not possible to shoot. It is more effective if
the subject is looking directly at the lamp. Even better results can be obtained by
increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching closer to the subject.
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Troubleshooting
Recording images to the memory card takes a long time, or
continuous shooting slows down.
• Perform a low-level format of the memory card in the camera (p. 52)
When you can’t make settings for shooting functions or FUNC. menu.
• The items in which settings can be made differ depending on the shooting
mode. Refer to “Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode” (p. 166).
Shooting movies
Correct shooting time does not display, or stops.
• Format the memory card in the camera, or use a memory card capable of
recording at high speeds. Even when the shooting time does not display
properly, the recorded video will be the length that it was actually shot (p. 32).
appeared on the LCD monitor, and shooting ended
automatically.
The camera’s internal memory was insufficient. Try one of the following.
• Perform a low-level format of the memory card in the camera (p. 52).
• Change the image quality setting (p. 111).
• Use a memory card capable of recording at high speeds (p. 111).
Zoom does not operate.
• You can use the digital zoom while recording, but not the optical zoom (p. 62).
Playback
Cannot play back images or movies.
• If the file name or folder structure is changed on a computer, you may not be
able to play back images or movies. Refer to the Software Guide for information
regarding folder structure or file names.
Playback stops, or audio cuts out.
• Use a memory card that has been formatted on this camera (p. 52).
• If you copy a movie to a memory card that reads slowly, playback may interrupt
momentarily.
• Depending on its capabilities, the computer may drop frames, or the audio may
cut out, when playing movies.
Computer
Cannot transfer images to a computer.
The problem may be solved when transferring images from the camera via the
cable by performing the following operations to slow down transfer speed.
• Remove the cable, then press and hold the n button and press the o and
m buttons. In the screen that appears, choose [B] and press the m button.
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List of Messages that Appear on the Screen
If error messages appear on the LCD monitor, try one of the following
solutions.
No memory card
• The memory card is not installed in the correct direction. Install the memory card
in the correct direction (p. 16).
Card locked!
• The SD memory card or SDHC memory card’s write protect tab is set to “LOCK”.
Unlock the write protect tab (p. 18).
Cannot record!
• You attempted to shoot an image without the a memory card, or with a memory
card installed incorrectly. Install the memory card in the correct direction when
shooting (p. 16).
Memory card error (p. 52)
• Contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem
with the camera.
Memory card full
• There is not enough free space on the memory card to shoot (pp. 24, 55, 69, 83)
or edit images (pp. 135 – 139). Erase the images (pp. 28, 130) to open space for
new images, or insert an empty memory card (p. 16).
Change the battery pack. (p. 16)
No image.
• There are no images recorded on the memory card that can be displayed.
Protected! (p. 127)
Unidentified Image/Incompatible JPEG/Image too large./Cannot
play back AVI
• Unsupported images or data, or corrupted image data cannot be displayed.
• Images manipulated on a computer, that have had their file name changed, or
have been taken with a different camera may not display.
Cannot magnify!/Cannot rotate/Cannot modify image/Cannot
register this image!/Cannot modify/Cannot assign to category
• Incompatible images cannot be magnified (p. 124), rotated (p. 134), edited
(pp. 135 – 139), registered to the start-up screen (p. 157), categorized (p. 132),
or added to a print list (p. 141).
• Images manipulated on a computer, that have had their file name changed, or
have been taken with a different camera may not be magnified, rotated, edited,
registered to the start-up screen, categorized, or added to a print list.
• Movies cannot be magnified (p. 124), edited (pp. 135 – 139), added to a print list
(p. 140), or registered to the start-up screen (p. 156).
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List of Messages that Appear on the Screen
Cannot select!
• When choosing the selection range (pp. 128, 131, 143), you tried to choose a
starting image that was after the last image or you tried to choose an ending
image that was before the starting image.
• You tried to choose more than 501 images in the selection range (pp. 128, 131,
143).
Too many marks.
• You chose more than 998 images in print settings. Choose less than 998
images (p. 141).
Cannot complete!
• Print settings could not be saved correctly. Reduce the number of selected
images and try again (p. 141).
Naming error!
• The file name 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 (p. 147). In the 3 menu, change
[File Numbering] to [Auto Reset] (p. 146) or format the memory card (p. 52).
Communication error
• Images could not be transferred to the computer or printed due to the large
amount of images (approx. 1,000) stored on the memory card. Use a
commercially available USB card reader to transfer the images. Insert the
memory card into the printer’s card slot to print.
Lens error, restart camera
• A lens error was detected. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off and
back on (p. 42). If this error message continues to appear, contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the lens.
• This error can occur if you hold the lens while it is in motion or when using it in a
location with excessive dust or sand in the air.
Exx (xx: number)
• A camera error was detected. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off
and back on (p. 42).
• If an error code appears directly after taking a picture, the shot may not have
been recorded. Check image in Playback mode.
• If this error code reappears, note the number and contact your Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the camera.
Wrong flash position Restart the camera
• If this message continues to appear after you have restarted the camera several
times, there may be a problem with the camera. Please contact your Canon
Customer Support Help desk.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
Shooting modes
Function
Exposure Compensation (p. 70)/Exposure Shift (p. 112)
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Item
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Sound Options
Set the sounds for each camera operation.
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Start-up Image
Add an image as start-up image.
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Format
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File Numbering
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Monthly*/Daily
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1 min.*/0 sec.
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Power Saving
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Home/World
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Date/Time
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m/cm* ft/in
p. 149
Video System
NTSC/PAL
p. 125
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1 Playback Menu
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Options/Summary
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Slideshow
Plays back images automatically.
p. 123
Erase
Erases images.
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Protects images.
p. 127
Rotate
Rotates images.
p. 134
My Category
Categorizes images.
p. 132
i-Contrast
Corrects dark portions and contrast in still
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p. 138
Red-Eye Correction
Corrects red eyes in still images.
p. 139
Trimming
Trims portions of still images.
p. 136
Resize
Resizes and saves still images.
p. 135
My Colors
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p. 137
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p. 119
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Last seen*/Last shot
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Fade*/Slide 1/Slide 2/Off
p. 124
* Default setting
2 Print Menu
Item
Options/Summary
Ref. Page
Print
Displays printing screen.
p. 29
Select Images & Qty.
Chooses individual images for printing.
p. 142
Select Range
Chooses starting and ending images for printing.
p. 143
Select All Images
Chooses all images for printing.
p. 143
Clear All Selections
Cancels all settings for printing.
p. 143
Print Settings
Sets the printing style.
p. 141
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Handling Precautions
• This camera is a high-precision electronic device. Do not drop it or subject
it to strong impacts.
• Never place the camera close to magnets or motors that generate strong
electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause
malfunctions or corrupt image data.
• If water droplets have fallen onto, or dirt is stuck on the camera or LCD
monitor, wipe with a dry soft cloth or eyeglass wiper. Do not rub or apply
force.
• Never use cleaners containing organic solvents to wipe the camera or
LCD monitor.
• Use a commercially available blower brush to remove dust from the lens.
For stubborn dirt contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk
as listed in your Warranty System Booklet.
• When you move the camera rapidly from cold to hot temperatures,
condensation may form on the internal or external surfaces of the camera.
To avoid condensation, put the camera in an airtight, resealable plastic
bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
• If condensation has formed, stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the camera. Remove the battery and
memory card, and wait until the moisture has completely evaporated
before resuming use.
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Specifications
Camera Effective Pixels . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 10 million
Image Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/1.7-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels:
Approx. 10.4 million)
Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.0 (W) – 22.5 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 105 (T) mm
f/2.0 (W) – f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 15x in combination with
the optical zoom)
LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0-inch type TFT LCD color monitor
Approx. 461,000 dots, Picture coverage 100%
AF Frame Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Face AiAF/Center
Servo AF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On/Off
Focusing Range (from end of lens) . . . . Auto, Low Light, Manual Focus: 5 cm (2.0 in.) – infinity
(W)/30 cm (12 in.) – infinity (T)
Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 5 – 50 cm (2.0 in. – 1.6 ft.) (W)
Kids&Pets: 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity
Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 – 1/1600 sec.
15 – 1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Image Stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lens-shift type
Metering System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO speed
(Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/
800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom
Built-in Flash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
* Flash exposure compensation/Flash output/Shutter
Sync./Red-eye reduction/Red-eye correction/FE
lock/Safety FE settings available
Built-in Flash Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 cm – 6.5 m (1.6 – 21 ft.) (W)/
50 cm – 2.5 m (1.6 – 8.2 ft.) (T)
Shooting Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shooting Mode: C, M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Low Light,
SCN, Movie
SCN Mode: Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot,
Kids&Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Night Scene, Fireworks,
Beach, Underwater, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, Color
Accent, Color Swap, Nostalgic, Stitch Assist
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continuous: Approx. 0.9 images/sec. (Auto),
Approx. 2.1 images/sec. (Low Light)
Continuous Shooting AF: Approx. 0.6 images/sec.
Continuous Shooting LV: Approx. 0.6 images/sec.
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Custom Timer, Face Self-Timer
i-Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto/Off
Recording Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SD memory card, SDHC memory card,
MultiMediaCard, MMCplus memory card,
HC MMCplus memory card
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Specifications
File Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design rule for Camera File system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)/ RAW (CR2)*
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear
PCM (Mono))
*Use Digital Photo Professional for processing.
Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels
(Still images) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Large: 3648 x 2736 pixels
Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 pixels
Medium 2: 2272 x 1704 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Widescreen: 3648 x 2048 pixels
RAW: 3648 x 2736 pixels
(Movies). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Number of Possible Shots. . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 220 images
(Based on CIPA standardized measurement)
Playback Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Single Image, Movie, Magnified Focus, Index,
Magnified, Filtered Playback, Slideshow, Scroll
Display
Editing Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erase, Protect, My Category, Resize, My Colors,
i-Contrast, Trimming, Rotate, Red-Eye Correction
Direct Print Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PictBridge capable
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector with unified type
of digital, audio and video*)
HDMI (HDMI mini connector)
* mini-B compatible
Video/Audio output (NTSC and PAL capable, mono
audio)
Communication Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . MTP, PTP
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Battery Pack NB-6L
(rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
AC adapter kit ACK-DC40
Operating Temperatures . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) . . .
Weight (camera body only) . . . . . . . . . .
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0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
10 – 90%
100.0 x 58.4 x 30.9 mm (3.94 x 2.30 x 1.22 in.)
Approx. 175 g (6.17 oz.)
Specifications
Battery Pack NB-6L
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7 V DC
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 mAh
Charging cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 300 times
Operating temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.4 x 41.8 x 6.9 mm (1.35 x 1.65 x 0.27 in.)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 21 g (0.74 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-2LY/CB-2LYE
Rated input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 0.085 A (100 V) –
0.05 A (240 V)
Rated output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2 V DC, 0.7 A
Charge time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 1 hour 55 min.
Operating temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.6 x 86.4 x 24.1 mm (2.31 × 3.40 × 0.95 in.)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 70 g (2.47 oz.) (CB-2LY)
Approx. 61 g (2.15 oz.) (CB-2LYE) (excluding power
cord)
• All data is based on tests by Canon.
• Camera specifications or appearance are subject to change without notice.
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Index
Numerics
3:2 Guide................................................ 152
A
AC Adapter Kit.................................. 40, 160
Accessories .......................................... 2, 38
AE Lock .................................................... 92
AF  Focus
AF Frame ................................................. 25
AF Lock .................................................... 86
Aquarium (Scene Mode) .......................... 58
AV Cable ............................................ 2, 125
B
Battery
Battery Charger........................... 2, 14, 40
Charge Indicator ................................... 15
Date/Time Battery ................................. 20
Power Saving........................................ 53
Recharge .............................................. 14
Beach (Scene Mode)................................ 58
Black and White Images........................... 80
C
Camera Shake ........................... 61, 76, 153
Clock Function.......................................... 54
Color Accent (Scene Mode) ........... 105, 110
Color Swap (Scene Mode) ............. 106, 110
Components Guide .................................. 42
Compression Ratio (Image Quality) ......... 72
Continuous Shooting ................................ 79
AF ......................................................... 79
LV ......................................................... 79
Control Dial........................................... 9, 43
Control Ring ............................. 9, 42, 64, 98
D
Date and Time
Adding to Image....................................
Changing...............................................
Date/Time Battery .................................
Settings .................................................
Date/Time  Date and Time
Default Settings ........................................
176
65
20
20
19
51
Deleting  Erasing
DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk ............... 2
Digital Tele-Converter .............................. 63
Digital Zoom ............................................. 62
Direct Print................................................ 29
Display Language..................................... 21
DPOF ............................................. 140, 141
E
Editing
i-Contrast ............................................ 138
My Colors............................................ 137
Red-Eye Correction ............................ 139
Resizing (Making Images Smaller) ..... 135
Rotating Images.................................. 134
Trimming ............................................. 136
Enlarged Display .................................... 124
Equipment
Default Settings..................................... 51
Holding the Camera .............................. 13
Erasing All Images ................................. 130
Erasing Images ........................................ 28
Error Messages ...................................... 164
Exposure
AE Lock................................................. 92
AEB Mode............................................. 93
Correction ............................................. 70
FE Lock................................................. 92
F
Face AiAF................................................. 84
Face Selection.......................................... 88
Face Self-Timer........................................ 67
Factory Settings  Default Settings
FE Lock .................................................... 92
File Number............................................ 146
Filtered Playback.................................... 119
Fireworks (Scene Mode) .......................... 57
Flash
Off ......................................................... 61
On ......................................................... 71
Supplementary Flash ............................ 40
Focus
AF Frame .............................................. 25
Index
AF Frame Mode .................................... 84
AF Lock ................................................. 86
AF-Point Zoom ...................................... 85
Face Selection ...................................... 88
Servo AF ............................................... 87
Focus Bracketing...................................... 90
Focus Check........................................... 122
Focus Lock ............................................... 82
Format  Memory Card, Formatting
Formatting (Memory Card) ................. 22, 52
FUNC. Menu
Basic Operations................................... 47
List ...................................................... 166
G
Green Leaves/Autumn Foliage
(Scene Mode) ........................................... 58
Grid Lines ............................................... 152
H
High-Power Flash ..................................... 40
Histogram ......................................... 46, 152
Household Power ................................... 160
I
i-Contrast ........................................ 100, 138
Images
Display Time ....................................... 151
Editing  Editing
Erasing Images ..................................... 28
Playback  View
Protect................................................. 127
Indicator.................................................... 43
Indoor (Scene Mode)................................ 57
Interface Cable ........................................... 2
ISO Speed ................................................ 76
K
Kids&Pets (Scene Mode) ......................... 57
L
Lamp................................... 42, 66, 150, 151
Landscape (Scene Mode) ........................ 56
LCD monitor  Screen
Low Light Mode ........................................ 60
M
Macro........................................................ 75
Manual Focus ........................................... 89
Memory Cards .................................... 16, 18
Available Shots ............................... 17, 73
Formatting ....................................... 22, 52
Menu
Basic Operations................................... 48
List....................................................... 168
Metering Mode.......................................... 91
Mode Dial ................................................. 42
Movie
Editing ................................................. 115
Image Quality (Frame Rate)................ 111
Mode ................................................... 110
Recording Pixels ................................. 111
Shooting Time ............................... 32, 111
Viewing (Playback)................................ 33
MultiMediaCard/MMCplus/HC MMCplus
Memory Card  Memory Card
My Category ........................................... 132
My Colors ......................................... 80, 137
N
Night Scene (Scene Mode) ...................... 57
Night Snapshot (Scene Mode) ................. 56
Nostalgic (Scene Mode) ........................... 59
O
ON/OFF Button......................................... 42
P
Package Contents  Accessories
Panoramic Photos .................................. 108
Personal Printing Guide.............................. 2
PictBridge ................................................. 29
Playback  View
Playback Button........................................ 27
Playback With Transition Effects ............ 124
Portrait (Scene Mode) .............................. 56
Postcard Size ........................................... 73
Power  Battery
Power Saving ........................................... 53
Print Settings (DPOF)............................. 140
Printer ....................................................... 29
177
Index
Printing ..................................................... 29
Program AE.............................................. 70
Protect .................................................... 127
R
Recording Pixels (Image Size) ................. 72
Red-Eye
Auto Correction ................................... 101
Correction ........................................... 139
Reduction............................................ 151
Resizing (Making Images Smaller)......... 135
Ring Function Selector Button............ 42, 98
Rotating Images ..................................... 134
S
Screen
Display Language ................................. 21
Information Displayed ........................... 44
Menu Operations ............................ 47, 48
Switching the Display...................... 44, 45
Scroll Display.......................................... 118
SD/SDHC Memory Card  Memory Card
Self-Timer
10 second Self-Timer............................ 66
Face Self-Timer .................................... 67
Sepia Tones ............................................. 80
Servo AF .................................................. 87
Shooting Date and Time  Date/Time
Shooting Information ........................ 44, 152
Shooting Using a TV ................................ 81
Shutter Button .......................................... 23
Slideshow............................................... 123
Snow (Scene Mode)................................. 58
Software
DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk............ 2
Software Guide ....................................... 2
Transferring Images to a Computer ...... 34
Sound Settings ......................................... 49
Stitch Assist (Scene Mode) .................... 108
Strap..................................................... 2, 13
Sunset (Scene Mode)............................... 57
Supplementary Flash ............................... 40
178
T
Terminal ........................................... 29, 125
Time Zone .............................................. 148
Tone (White Balance)............................... 77
Transferring Images to a Computer ......... 34
Travel Abroad................................... 15, 148
Trimming ................................................ 136
Troubleshooting...................................... 161
U
Underwater (Scene Mode) ....................... 58
V
Video  Movies
Viewing (Playback)................................... 27
Enlarged Display................................. 124
Images on a TV................................... 125
Index Display ...................................... 118
Slideshow............................................ 123
Viewing Images on a TV ........................ 125
W
White Balance .......................................... 77
Wide (Recording Pixels)........................... 73
World Clock ............................................ 148
Wrist Strap  Strap
Z
Zoom ............................................ 24, 31, 62
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