User guide | Canon SD450 Digital Camera User Manual

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ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Print/Transfer Settings
Viewing Images on a TV set
Customizing the Camera
Troubleshooting
Advanced Camera User Guide
CDI-E196-010
XX05XXX
© 2005 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN JAPAN
List of Messages
Advanced Appendix
Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
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Main Features
Shooting
Automatically adjusts
shooting settings to match
particular conditions (Scene
mode)
Automatically detects
camera orientation with an
Intelligent Orientation
sensor
Changes image colors to
create special effects (My
Colors modes)
Playback
Plays movies with sound
Auto plays slideshows
Editing
Records sound memos for
still images
Edits movies
Printing
Makes printing easy with
the Print/Share button
Also supports non-Canon
brand PictBridge compliant
printers
Uses of Recorded Images
Effortlessly transfer them to a computer with the Print/
Share button
Freely customize the start-up image or start-up sound using
the My Camera settings
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Conventions Used in this Guide
Icons appearing below titles indicate the modes in which the
procedure can be used.
Mode Switch
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 128).
In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is referred to as the
Basic Guide, and the Advanced Camera User Guide is referred to
as the Advanced Guide.
This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic
operating procedures.
You can use SD* memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera.
These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide.
* SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when
used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable
for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories
(e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note
that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Table of Contents
Items marked with a
are lists or charts that summarize camera
functions or procedures.
Conventions Used in this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Handling Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Please Read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preventing Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide . . . . .12
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
LCD Monitor Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Formatting Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Setting the World Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Changing the Resolution and Compression (Still Images) . . 32
Changing Resolutions and Frame Rates (Movies) . . . . . . . . 34
Magnified Close-Up Shooting (Digital Macro) . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using the Digital Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Postcard Date Imprint Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Using the Self-Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Movie Shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Switching between Focusing Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock) . .46
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) . . . . . . . . . . .48
Switching between Metering Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Shooting in Long Shutter Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Changing the Photo Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Adjusting the ISO Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Creating an Image Destination (Folder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Playback/Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Magnifying Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) . . . . . .70
Jumping to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Editing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Playback with Transition Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Attaching Sound Memos to Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Automated Playback (Slide Shows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Print Settings/Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Setting the DPOF Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
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Viewing Images on a TV set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) . . . . . . . . .90
Changing My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Registering My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
When the power is turned on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Shooting Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Battery/Battery Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
TV monitor output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Battery Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) . . . . 110
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode . . . . . . . . . . .128
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Handling Precautions
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly
recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the
camera is operating and being operated correctly.
Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its
distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising
from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be
recorded in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal
use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or
contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and
regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of
images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties
by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or
other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a
problem arises while the camera is in use abroad, please convey it
back to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim
to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Canon
Limited Warranty supplied with your camera.
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Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body
may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when
operating the camera for an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels
operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may
occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera's video signal format to the one used in your
region before using it with a TV monitor (p. 89).
Language Setting
Please see the Basic Guide (p. 4) to change the language setting.
Safety Precautions
Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety
precautions described below and in the "Safety Precautions"
section of the Basic Camera User Guide. Always ensure that the
camera is operated correctly.
The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended
to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and
its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other
persons and equipment. Be sure you fully understand them before
reading the rest of the manual.
Equipment refers to the camera, battery charger or separately
sold compact power adapter.
Battery refers to the battery pack.
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Warnings
Equipment
Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other
intense light sources that could damage your eyesight.
Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
• Wrist strap: Placement of the strap around the 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 high-voltage electrical shock, do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke
or noxious fumes.
Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or
become immersed in, water or other liquids. If the exterior
comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a
soft, absorbent cloth.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera power off and remove the
camera battery or unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine,
thinners or other flammable substances to clean or
maintain the equipment.
Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord.
Use only recommended power accessories.
Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and
wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the
exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area.
Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock.
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Battery
Do not place the battery near a heat source or expose it to
direct flame or heat.
The battery should not be immersed in water or sea water.
Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
battery.
Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery to severe impacts
that could damage the casing.
Use only recommended battery and accessories.
Use of battery not expressly recommended for this equipment
may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and
damage to the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and
the eyes, mouth, skin or clothing contact these substances,
immediately flush with water and seek medical assistance.
Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter
from both the camera and the power outlet after recharging
or when they are not in use to avoid fire and other hazards.
Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets,
bedding or cushions, on top of the battery charger while it
is charging.
Continued use over a long period may cause the units to overheat
and distort, resulting in fire.
Use only the specified battery charger to charge the battery.
The battery charger and compact power adapter are
designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it
with other products or batteries.
There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in
fire or electrical shock.
Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape
or other insulators to prevent direct contact with other
objects.
Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste
containers may lead to fire or explosions.
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Others
Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or
animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the
flash may damage eyesight.
In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from
infants when using the flash.
Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as
credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera.
Such items may lose data or stop working.
Cautions
Equipment
Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong
impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the
equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other
damage.
Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places
subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the
dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car.
Ensure that the battery charger is plugged into a power
outlet of the specified rating, not over the specified rating.
Do not use if the power cord or plug are damaged, or if not
fully plugged into the outlet.
Do not use in locations with poor ventilation.
The above-mentioned can cause leakage, overheating or
explosion, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High
temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
When not using the camera for extended periods of time,
remove the battery from the camera or battery charger and
store the equipment in a safe place.
The battery can run down.
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Flash
Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck
to the surface of the flash.
Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or
clothing when shooting.
The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The
resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession.
Doing so could result in burns.
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Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors
or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic
fields.
Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or
corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold
temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the
equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it
adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures
may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external
and internal surfaces.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
Stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the memory
card and battery or compact power adapter from the camera and
wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming
use.
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Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide
Front View
A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (p. 89)
DIGITAL Terminal (Basic Guide p. 19)
Terminal Cover (Basic Guide p. 19)
Wrist Strap Mount
Microphone (p. 76)
AF-assist Beam (p. 28)
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (Basic Guide p. 9)
Self-Timer Lamp (p. 39)
Viewfinder Window (p. 21)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 9)
Lens
The interface cable and AV cable cannot be connected
simultaneously.
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Attaching the Wrist Strap*
How to Open the Terminal Cover
You can use this toggle
to open the terminal
cover or memory card
slot/battery cover.
* When carrying the camera by the strap, be careful not to swing the camera
or catch it on other items.
LCD Monitor (p. 15)
Viewfinder (p. 21)
Tripod Socket
DC Coupler Terminal Cover
Memory Card Slot/Battery Cover (Basic Guide p. 2)
Speaker
Battery Compartment (Memory Card/Battery Compartment)
Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide
Back View
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Operation Panel
Indicators (p. 22)
Power Button (Basic Guide p. 5)
Power Lamp
Zoom Lever (p. 69, Basic Guide p. 9)
Shooting:
(Wide Angle)/
(Telephoto)
Playback:
(Index)/
(Magnify)
Shutter Button (Basic Guide p. 5)
Mode Switch (Basic Guide pp. 5, 6)
(Print/Share) Button (Basic Guide p. 14)
DISP. (Display) Button (p. 15)
FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 26)
MENU Button (p. 27)
(Macro)/
(Infinity)/
Button (Basic Guide p. 10)
(ISO Speed)/
(Jump)/
Button (pp. 63, 71)
(Flash)/
Button (Basic Guide p. 9)
(Single Image Erase)/ (Continuous)/ (Self-timer)/
Button (pp. 37, 39, Basic Guide p. 11)
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Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Using the LCD Monitor
1
Press
.
The display mode changes as follows with each press.
Detailed
(Information View)
Off
Playback Mode
(
)
Standard
Detailed
No Information
In the shooting modes, the shooting information displays for
approximately 6 sec. when a setting is changed, regardless
of the selected display mode.
The LCD monitor on or off setting is retained even after the
camera power is turned off.
The LCD monitor does not shut off in the
,
,
or
mode.
The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display in
the index playback mode (p. 70).
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Shooting Mode
(
or
)
Standard
(No Information)
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Using the Clock
You can display the current date and time
for a 5-second* interval using the
following two methods.
* Default setting
Method 1
Hold the FUNC./SET button down while turning on the power.
Method 2
In a shooting mode, hold the FUNC./SET button down.
If you hold the camera horizontally, it displays the time. If you
hold it vertically, the time and date display.
However, if you hold the camera vertically and use method 1 to
display the date and time, the time will be initially displayed in
the same way as when the camera is held horizontally.
You can change the display color by pressing the
or
button.
The clock display will cease when the display interval is over or
when you operate the FUNC./SET, MENU or shutter button or
the mode switch.
The clock’s display interval can be changed in the
(Set up)
menu (p. 30).
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LCD Monitor Brightness
LCD Monitor Brightness Settings
* You cannot change the brightness of the LCD monitor with this function if
you have already set it to its highest setting in the Set up menu.
Night Display
When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically
brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject*,
making it easier to frame the subject.
* Noise will appear, and the movements of the subject will appear irregular in
the LCD monitor. The recorded image will not be affected. The brightness of
the image displayed in the monitor, and the brightness of the actual image
recorded will be different.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be changed in the following
two ways.
Changing Settings Using the Set up Menu (p. 30)
Changing Settings Using the DISP. Button (Quick-bright LCD
Function)
You can set the LCD monitor to the brightest setting regardless of
the option selected in the Set up menu by pressing the DISP
button for more than one second.*
- To restore the previous brightness setting, press the DISP
button for more than one second again.
- The next time you turn on the camera, the LCD monitor will be at
the brightness setting selected in the Set up menu.
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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
Shooting Information (Shooting mode)
* Spot Frame
ISO Speed (p. 63)
* AF Frame (p. 45)
Shooting Method (pp. 37, 39)
* Low Battery (p. 105)
Zoom Magnification* (p. 36)
Grid Lines* (p. 28)
Macro/Infinity (Basic Guide p. 10)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 9)
Auto Rotate (p. 64)
(Red) *
Movie Recording (p. 41)
* AE Lock (p. 47)
• Stills: Recordable Shots
• Movies (Sec.): Remaining Time/
Elapsed
* FE Lock (p. 48)
* AF Lock (p. 46)
Time Zone (p. 24)
* Create Folder (p. 65)
*
*
*
*
Shooting Mode (pp. 35, 41,
43, 57, Basic Guide pp. 7, 8)
Exposure Compensation (p. 50)
Long Shutter Mode (p. 51)
White Balance (p. 53)
Photo Effect (p. 56)
My Colors (p. 57)
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Metering Mode (p. 49)
Compression (p. 33)
Frame Rate (Movie) (p. 34)
Resolution (pp. 32, 34)
(Red)* Camera Shake Warning (pp. 52, 94)
(The shutter speed will also display when
the
displays.)
Exposure Shift Bar (Movie) (p. 43)
* Appears even if the LCD monitor is set to Standard display.
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If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake icon
displays, it indicates there is insufficient illumination and a
slow shutter speed will be selected. Raise the ISO speed
(p. 63) or select a setting other than
(flash off), or attach
the camera to a tripod or other device.
Playback Information (Playback Mode)
Standard
WAVE Format Sound (p. 76)
Shooting Date/Time
Protection Status (p. 82)
Total number of images
Displayed image number
Compression (Still Images) (p. 33)
Resolution (Still Images) (p. 32)
Movie (p. 34)
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Folder Number-File Number
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Detailed
Histogram
Exposure Compensation (p. 50)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 9)
Macro/Infinity (Basic Guide p. 10)
Photo Effect (p. 56)
Shooting Mode (pp. 35, 41, 43, 57, My Colors (p. 57)
Basic Guide pp. 7, 8)
*
Metering Mode (p. 49)
Long Shutter Mode (p. 51)
ISO Speed (p. 63)
White Balance (p. 53)
File Size
Resolution (Movies) (p. 34)
Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 34)
Resolution (Still Images) (p. 32)
Movie Length Shown on Movies (p. 41)
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached or the
file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System
Standards
RAW image
Unrecognized data type
Information for images shot on other cameras may not display
correctly.
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Histogram Function
The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness
of the shot image. The greater the bias toward the left in the
graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward the
right, the brighter the image.
If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a
positive value. Similarly, adjust the exposure compensation to a
negative value if the image is too bright (p. 50).
Sample Histograms
Balanced Image
Bright Image
Using the Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD
monitor off (p. 15) while shooting.
Shows the center of the image
Viewfinder
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Dark Image
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Indicators
The indicators light or blink when the power button or the shutter
button is pressed.
Never do the following while an indicator is lit. These actions
may corrupt image data.
- Shake or jolt the camera
- Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery
cover
Upper Indicator
Green:
Ready to shoot
Blinking Green: Image recording/reading/erasing/transferring
(when connected to a computer)
Orange:
Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning)
Lower Indicator
Yellow:
Macro mode/infinity mode/AF lock mode
Blinking Yellow:
Focusing difficulty (camera beeps once)
Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power
will shut off in the following circumstances. Press the power button
again to restore power.
Shooting Mode
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last
control is accessed on the camera. The LCD monitor
automatically turns off 1 minute* after the last control is
accessed even if [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off].
Press any button other than the power button or change
the camera orientation to turn the LCD monitor back on.
Playback Mode
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the last
Connected to a Printer control is accessed on the camera.
* This time can be changed.
The power saving function will not activate during a slide
show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
The power saving function settings can be changed (p. 30).
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Formatting Memory Cards
You should always format a new memory card or one from which
you wish to erase all images and other data.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card
erases all data, including protected images and other file
types.
1
(Set up) Menu
[Format].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Select [OK] and press
.
To perform a low level format, use
the
button to select [Low Level
Format] and the
or
button
to add a check mark.
You can stop formatting a card
when [Low Level Format] is
selected by pressing the FUNC./SET button. You can still
use a card without problem when formatting is halted, but its
data will be erased.
Low Level Format
We recommend you select [Low Level Format] when you think
that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has
dropped. A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes with
some memory cards.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
2
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Setting 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.
Setting the Home/World Time Zones
1
(Set up) Menu
[Time Zone]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
3
.
Use the
or
button to
select a home time zone
.
To set the daylight saving option,
use the
or
button to display
. The time will advance by 1
hour.
4
24
.
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5
Use the
or
tion time zone
button to select a destina.
As in Step 3, you can set the daylight saving option.
Use the
or
button to select [Home/
World], and the
or
button to select
.
Switching to the Destination Time Zone
1
(Set up) Menu
[Time Zone]
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Use the
select
or
button to
.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
6
Time Difference from the
Home Time Zone
To change the destination time
zone, use the FUNC./SET button.
If you change the date and time when the World option is
selected, the Home date and time will also change
automatically.
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Menus and Settings
Menus are used to set the shooting and playback settings as well
as such camera settings as the date/time and electronic beep. The
following menus are available.
FUNC. Menu
Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus
FUNC. Menu
This menu sets many of the common shooting functions.
Slide the mode switch to
or
.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
Use the
or
button to select a menu item.
Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
Use the
or
button to select an option for the menu
item.
You can select further options with the MENU button for some
options.
After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to
shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again,
allowing you to adjust the settings easily.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
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Rec., Play, Set up and My Camera Menus
Convenient settings for shooting or playback can be set with these
menus.
(Rec.) Menu
(Set up) Menu
(Play) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
• This example shows the Rec. menu.
• In playback mode, the Play menu displays.
Press the MENU button.
Use the
or
button to switch between menus.
You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus.
Use the
or
button to select menu items.
Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
Use the
or
button to select an option.
Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after
pressing the FUNC./SET button to display the next menu.
Press the FUNC./SET button again to confirm the setting.
Press the MENU button.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
You can switch
between menus with
the
or
button
when this part is
selected.
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Menu List
FUNC. Menu
The icons shown below are the default settings.
Menu Item
Page
Menu Item
Shooting Mode
My Colors
p. 57
Movie Mode
p. 41
Metering Mode
p. 49
Exposure Compensation
p. 50
Compression
p. 33
Long Shutter Mode
p. 51
Frame Rate (Movie)
p. 34
White Balance
p. 53
Resolution (Still Image) p. 32
Photo Effect
p. 56
Resolution (Movie)
Rec. Menu
p. 34
* Default setting
Menu Item
28
Page
Basic
p. 5
Options
Page/Topic
AiAF
On*/Off
p. 45
Self-timer
10 seconds*/ 2
seconds/ Custom Timer
(Delay: 0–10*, 15, 20, 30
sec.) (Shots: 1–3*–10)
p. 39
AF-assist Beam
On*/Off
Digital Zoom
On/Off*
(On in standard movie
mode.)
–
p. 36
Basic Guide p. 6
Review
Off/2*–10 seconds/Hold
Save Original
On/Off*
p. 59
Grid Lines
On/Off*
You can display grid lines
(splits screen into nine
areas) to make it easier to
judge the horizontal and
vertical alignment of a
photographic subject and to
make composition easier.
The lines will not be
recorded in the images.
Date Stamp
Off*/Date/Date & Time
p. 38
Long Shutter
On/Off*
p. 51
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Stitch Assist
Left to right*/
Right to left
p. 43
Play Menu
Menu Item
Page
Menu Item
Page
Protect
p. 82
Slide Show
p. 78
Rotate
p. 75
Print Order
p. 83
Sound Memo
p. 76
Transfer Order
p. 87
Erase All
p. 82
Transition
p. 76
Menu Item
* Default setting
Options
Page/Topic
Mute
On/Off*
Set to [On] to silence the start-up,
operation, self-timer and shutter
sounds all at once. However, warnings
still sound even when the mute is set
to [On]. (Basic p. 5)
Volume
Off/1/2*/3/4/5
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound, operation sound, self-timer
sound, shutter sound and playback
sound. The volume cannot be
adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On].
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound when the camera is turned on.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the operation
sound that plays when any button
other than the shutter button is
pressed.
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the self-timer
sound played 2 sec. before the shutter
is released.
Shutter Volume
Adjusts the volume of the sound
played when the shutter releases. The
shutter sound does not play when a
movie is recording.
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the volume of movie sounds
and sound memos.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Set up Menu
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LCD Brightness
-7 to 0* to +7
Use the
or
button to adjust the
brightness. If you press the
or
button, the display returns to the Set
up menu. You can check the
brightness in the LCD monitor while
you are adjusting the setting.
Auto Power
Down
On*/Off
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down after a set
period of time elapses without the
camera being operated.
Display Off
10 sec./20 sec./ Sets the length of time before the LCD
30 sec./1 min.*/ monitor turns off when no camera
2 min./3min.
operation is performed.
Power Saving
Time Zone
p. 22
Home*/World
Date/Time
Clock Display
0–5*–10 sec./20
sec./30 sec./1
min./2 min./3
min.
p. 16
Auto Reset/
Continuous*
p. 66
Format
File Numbering
p. 24
Basic Guide p. 4
p. 23
Create Folder
p. 65
Create New Folder Check mark
(On)/
Creates a folder for the next shooting
session.
No check
mark (Off)
Auto Create
Auto Rotate
Off*/Daily/
You can also set a creation time.
Monday–Sunday/
Monthly
On*/Off
Video System
Reset All
30
p. 64
Basic Guide p. 4
Language
NTSC/PAL
p. 89
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My Camera Menu
Menu Item
* Default setting
Available Settings
Theme
Selects a common theme for each My Camera
settings item.
Start-up Image
Sets the image displayed when the camera power
is turned on.
Start-up Sound
Sets the sound played when the camera power is
turned on.
Operation Sound Sets the sound played when any button other than
the shutter button is pressed.
Sets the sound played 2 seconds before the shutter
releases in self-timer mode.
Shutter Sound
Sets the sound played when the shutter button is
pressed. There is no shutter sound for movies.
My Camera
Menu Contents
(Off)/
*/
p. 90
/
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
1
(Set up) Menu
[Reset All].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [OK] and press
.
Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a
computer or to a printer.
The following cannot be reset.
- Shooting mode
- The [Time Zone], [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video
System] options in the
(Set up) menu (p. 30)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white
balance function (p. 54)
- Colors specified in the [Color Accent] (p. 60) or [Color
Swap] (p. 61) modes of My Colors.
- Newly added My Camera settings (p. 91)
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Selftimer Sound
Page
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Shooting
Changing the Resolution and Compression
(Still Images)
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
pression).
* (Resolution)/
* (Com-
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
Use the
or
button to select
resolution/compression settings
and press the FUNC./SET button.
Approximate Values for Resolutions
Resolution
Purpose
(Large)
2592 x 1944
pixels
High Print larger than A4-size prints* 210
x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.)
Print larger than Letter-size prints*
216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
(Medium 1)
2048 x 1536
pixels
Print up to A4-size prints* 210 x 297
mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.)
Print up to Letter-size prints* 216 x
279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
1600 x 1200
(Medium 2)
pixels
Print postcard-size prints 148 x 100
mm (6 x 4 in.)
Print L-size prints 119 x 89 mm (4.7 x
3.5 in.)
(Small)
(Postcard Date
Imprint Mode)
640 x 480
pixels
Send images as e-mail attachments
Low Shoot more images
1600 x 1200
When printing to postcards (p. 38).
pixels
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
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Approximate Values for Compression Settings
Compression
Superfine
Fine
Normal
Purpose
High Quality Shoot higher quality images
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 118).
See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 117).
Shooting
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Changing Resolutions and Frame Rates
(Movies)
Shooting Mode
You can change the resolution and frame rate when the movie
mode is set to
(Standard) or
(My Colors).
1
FUNC. Menu
Rate).
* (Resolution)/
* (Frame
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Use the
or
button to select
a resolution/frame rate and press
the FUNC./SET button.
Resolutions and Frame Rates
Resolution
Frame Rate (frames/sec.)
Standard
640 x 480 pixels
–
My Colors
320 x 240 pixels
–
Fast Frame Rate
320 x 240 pixels
Compact
160 x 120 pixels
–
–
–
–
* Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each
second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the appearance of motion.
* The resolution and frame rate are fixed in the
and
modes.
See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 118).
See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 117).
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Magnified Close-Up Shooting
(Digital Macro)
Shooting Mode
You can shoot a subject 3 – 10 cm (1.2 – 3.9 in.) from the end of the
lens at the maximum wide angle setting. With the digital zoom, the
image area is 9 x 7 mm (0.35 x 0.28 in.) at maximum zoom
(approximately 4 times).
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto)
(Digital Macro).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Shooting
2
Choose the angle of view with the zoom
lever and shoot.
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Using the Digital Zoom
Shooting Mode
You can shoot zoomed images using the combined digital and
optical zooms.
Stills: zoom up to approximately 12 times
Movies (Standard): zoom up to approximately 12 times
The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
turned off.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Digital Zoom]
[On].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Press the zoom lever toward
and shoot.
The combined digital and optical zoom setting will display in
the LCD monitor.
When you press the zoom lever toward
, the zoom stops
when the lens reaches the maximum optical telephoto setting (when shooting still images).
Press the zoom lever toward
again to activate the digital
zoom and further zoom the image digitally.
Press the zoom lever toward
to zoom out.
Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
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Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter
button is held down.
If you use the recommended memory card*, you can shoot
continuously (smooth continuous shooting) at a set shooting
interval until the memory card is full (p. 117).
*Recommended Memory Card
Super high speed SDC-512 MSH memory card (sold separately)
immediately after a low level format (p. 23).
1
2
Press the
to display
.
Shooting
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results
may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
• Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not be
full.
Shoot.
The camera will continue to record successive images while
the shutter button is fully pressed. Recording will cease
when the shutter button is released.
To Cancel Continuous Shooting
Press the
button twice to display
.
The interval between shots lengthens when the built-in
memory of the camera fills.
If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens
because the flash must charge.
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Postcard Date Imprint Mode
Shooting Mode
You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by
composing them inside the print area (width-to-height ratio of
approximately 3:2) shown in the LCD monitor.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Resolution)
Card Date Imprint).
(Post
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
The resolution is set to
(1600
x 1200) and the compression to
(Fine).
When you press the shutter button halfway, the area that will not
get printed grays out.
The digital zoom cannot be used in this mode.
For printing instructions, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Embedding the Date in the Image Data
You can embed the date in image data when
Date Imprint Mode) is selected.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Date & Time].
[Date Stamp]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
LCD Monitor Display
: [Off]
: [Date]/[Date & Time]
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[Date]/
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Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set
beforehand (p. 30).
The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image
data once it has been set.
Using the Self-Timer
Shooting Mode
You can set a 10 sec. ( ) or 2 sec. ( ) delay, or a custom delay
time and the number of shots (
Custom Timer), for shooting after
the shutter button is pressed.
Press the
button to display
,
or
.
Shoot.
When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer will
activate and the self-timer lamp will blink. When using redeye reduction, the self-timer lamp will blink and then stay lit
for the last 2 seconds.
To Cancel the Self-Timer
Press the
button to display
Shooting
1
2
.
You can change the self-timer sound (p. 31).
Changing the Self-Timer Countdown Time (
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Self-timer]
or
/
)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
The following occurs with
each option.
: 2 sec. before the
shutter releases, the selftimer sound and lamp will
speed up.
:The self-timer sound will play when the shutter button is pressed and the shutter will release 2 sec. later.
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Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots (
).
You can change the delay time (0–10, 15, 20, 30 sec.) and
number of shots (1–10). These settings, however, cannot be
set for the Stitch Assist mode, movie mode or My Colors
modes.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Self-timer]
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Change [Delay]/[Shots]
.
The self-timer sound will
behave as follows.
- The self-timer sound will
start 2 sec. before the
specified delay for shooting is over.
- If multiple shots have
been specified for the [Shots] option, the sound will
play for the first shot only.
If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the
following occurs.
- The exposure and white balance are locked at the
settings selected for the first shot.
- If the flash is used, the interval between shots
lengthens because the flash must charge.
- The interval between shots lengthens when the builtin memory of the camera fills.
- Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card
becomes full.
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Movie Shooting
Shooting Mode
The following four movie modes are available.
Standard
You can select the resolution and frame rate and record until the
memory card is full (when a super high-speed memory card is used,
such as the recommended SDC-512MSH). The digital zoom can be
used while shooting in this mode. (p. 36)
• Resolution:
(640 x 480),
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(30 frames/sec.),
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie
Use this mode to record fast moving subjects, such as in sports
photography.
• Resolution:
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(60 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Clip Length: 1 minute
Shooting
Fast Frame Rate
Compact
Since the resolution is low, this mode is convenient for sending
movies as e-mail attachments or when the memory card capacity is
low.
• Resolution:
(160 x 120)
• Frame Rate:
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Clip Length: 3 minutes
My Colors
You can change image colors and then shoot (p. 57). As with the
Standard mode, you can also select the resolution and frame rate and
record until the memory card is full (when a super high-speed memory
card is used, such as the recommended SDC-512MSH).
• Resolution:
(640 x 480),
(320 x 240)
• Frame Rate:
(30 frames/sec.),
(15 frames/sec.)
• Maximum Size: 1 GB/movie
• The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the memory card
you use (p. 117).
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1
FUNC. Menu
* (Standard).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Use the
or
button to select
a movie mode and press the
FUNC./SET button.
In
or
mode, you can
change the resolution and frame
rate (p. 34).
2
42
Shoot.
Pressing the shutter button halfway automatically sets the
exposure, focus and white balance settings.
Pressing the shutter button fully starts recording video and
sound simultaneously.
During shooting the recording time (in seconds) and [ Rec]
appear on the LCD monitor.
Pressing the shutter button fully again stops recording.
Recording will stop automatically under the following circumstances.
- When the maximum recording time elapses
- When the built-in memory or memory card become full
You are recommended to use a memory card that has
been formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 23).
The card supplied with the camera may be used without
further formatting.
Be careful of the following while recording.
- Try not to touch the microphone.
- Do not press any buttons other than the shutter button.
The sound that buttons make will be recorded in the
movie.
- The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and
white balance to suit the shooting conditions during
recording. Please note, however, that the sounds made
by the camera automatically adjusting the exposure may
also be recorded.
The focus and optical zoom settings remain fixed for
subsequent frames at the values selected for the first
frame.
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Shooting Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist)
Shooting
Before recording, you can set the AE lock (p. 47) and
exposure shift.
1. Press the
button.
The exposure will lock (AE lock) and the exposure shift
bar will appear in the LCD monitor.
2. Use the
or
button to adjust the exposure.
Press the
button again to release the setting. Also,
the setting will be canceled if you press the MENU button
or change the white balance, photo effect or shooting
mode settings.
QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to play back movies
(Data type: AVI/Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a
computer. QuickTime (for Windows) is included on the
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh
platform, this program is standard with Mac OS X or later.
Shooting Mode
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later be
merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer.
The overlapping seams of several adjacent
images can be
joined into a single
panoramic image.
1
(Rec.) Menu
Assist]
[Stitch
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
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2
Select a shooting direction
3
Shoot the first image in
the sequence.
.
You can select from the following
two shooting directions.
Left to right horizontally
Right to left horizontally
The exposure and white balance
are set and locked with the first
image.
4
Compose the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first and shoot.
You can retake a shot by pressing the
or
button and returning to the previously recorded image screen.
Minor discrepancies in the overlapping portions can be corrected when the images are stitched together.
5
Repeat the procedure for additional images.
A sequence may contain up to 26 images.
Press the MENU button after the last shot.
You cannot display the images on a TV when shooting in
Stitch Assist mode.
The settings for the first image are applied to the second
image onward.
Use PhotoStitch, a supplied software program, to merge the
images on a computer.
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Switching between Focusing Modes
Shooting Mode
You can select between the following two focusing modes
according to the AiAF setting.
The camera detects the subject and highlights the AF
(No frame) On frames, from 9 available points, that it will use to
determine the focus.
The camera focuses using the center AF frame. This is
Off convenient for focusing on a specific part of a subject
with greater certainty.
(Rec.) Menu
[AiAF]
[On]/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Shooting
1
The focus is locked to the center AF frame when the digital
zoom is used.
The AF frame appears as follows (when the LCD monitor is on)
when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
- Green: Shooting preparations complete
- Yellow: Focusing difficulty (AiAF set to [Off])
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock, AF Lock)
Shooting Mode
It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects.
Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects.
Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition
Subjects that are moving quickly
Subjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as
possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off the glass.
Shooting with the Focus Lock
The focus lock can be used in any shooting mode.
1
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the viewfinder or in the AF
frame displayed on the LCD monitor.
2
3
Press the shutter button halfway.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
Shooting with the AF Lock
The AF lock can be used in the
,
or
mode.
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
3
Press the shutter button halfway and press
the / button.
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the AF frame.
The
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icon will display and the lower indicator will light yellow.
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4
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and shoot.
To Release the AF Lock
Press the / button.
When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD
monitor, setting [AiAF] to [Off] (p. 28) makes shooting easier
since the camera focuses using the center AF frame only.
The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the
shutter button to compose the image. Moreover, the AF
lock is still effective after the picture is taken, allowing you
to capture a second image with the same focus.
Shooting Mode
Shooting
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock)
You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective
when the contrast is too strong between the subject and
background or when a subject is backlit.
You must set the flash to [
the flash fires.
]. The AE lock cannot be set if
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
3
Press the shutter button halfway and press
the
button.
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the exposure setting.
The
4
icon will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the AE Lock
Press the
button.
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AE lock can also be set and released in
mode (p. 43).
You can use the FE lock when using the flash.
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting
(FE Lock)
Shooting Mode
You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are
correctly set regardless of the composition of your subject.
1
2
Turn on the LCD monitor.
3
Focus on the part of the subject on which
you wish to lock the flash exposure setting.
4
Press the shutter button halfway and press
the
button.
Press the
on).
button and set it to
The flash will pre-fire and
5
will display.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
To Release the FE Lock
Press the
button.
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Switching between Metering Modes
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Evaluative).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Use the
or
button to select
the metering mode and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Evaluative
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camera divides images
into several zones for metering. It evaluates complex
lighting conditions, such as the position of the subject,
the brightness, the direct light, and the backlighting,
and adjusts the settings to the correct exposure for the
main subject.
Center
Weighted
Average
Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but
gives greater weight to the subject matter at the
center.
Spot
Meters the area within the spot AE point at the center
of the LCD monitor. Use this setting when you want to
set the exposure on the subject in the center of the
monitor.
Shooting
Metering Methods
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Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
Shooting Mode
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the
subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background
or to avoid making lights appear too bright in night shots.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Exposure Compensation).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Use the
or
button to adjust
the exposure compensation and
press the FUNC./SET button.
To Cancel the Exposure Compensation
Restore the compensation value to [0].
Exposure compensation is not available in the
or
My
Colors mode.
In
mode, the exposure shift can be set/canceled (p. 43).
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Shooting in Long Shutter Mode
Shooting Mode
You can set the shutter speed to a slow setting to make dark
subjects appear brighter.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[Long Shutter]
[On].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
FUNC. Menu
* (Exposure Compensation)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
3
Use the
speed
or
.
Shooting
2
button to select the shutter
The higher the value, the brighter
the image and the lower the value,
the darker the image.
To Cancel the Long Shutter Mode
Press the MENU button when the Long Shutter FUNC. menu is
displayed.
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The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the
recorded image increases at long shutter speeds. This
camera, however, applies special processing to images shot
at shutter speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to eliminate the
noise, thereby producing high-quality images. A certain
amount of processing time, however, may be required before
the next image can be shot.
Use the LCD monitor to confirm that the image was
recorded at the desired brightness.
Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low
shutter speeds. If the camera shake warning
appears
on the LCD monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before
shooting.
Use of the flash may result in an over-exposed image. If
this occurs, shoot with the flash set to
.
The following are unavailable:
- Exposure Compensation
- Metering
- AE Lock
- FE Lock
- ISO speed: Auto
- Flash: Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction
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Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Shooting Mode
Normally, the
(Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal
white balance. When the
setting cannot produce natural looking
colors, change the white balance using a setting appropriate for the
light source.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Shooting
Use the
or
button to select
a white balance setting and press
the FUNC./SET button.
White Balance Settings
Auto
Day Light
Cloudy
Tungsten
Settings are automatically set by the camera
For recording outdoors on a bright day
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3wavelength fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or warmwhite (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent H
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight
fluorescent-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
Custom
For recording with the optimal white balance data
retained in the camera from a white-colored object,
such as white paper or cloth
This setting cannot be adjusted when the
effect is selected.
or
photo
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Using the Custom White Balance
You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal
setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera
evaluate an object, such as a piece of white paper or cloth,
or a photo-quality gray card that you wish to establish as the
standard white color.
In particular, take a custom white balance reading for the
following situations that are difficult for the
(Auto) setting
to detect correctly.
Shooting close-ups
Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or
forest)
Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a
mercury-vapor lamp)
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto)
(Custom).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
* Default setting.
2
Aim the camera at a piece of white
paper or cloth and press
.
If you are viewing it with the LCD monitor, ensure that
the center frame is completely filled with the white
image. If you are using the optical viewfinder, ensure
that the entire field is filled.
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Shooting
You are recommended to set the shooting mode to
and the exposure compensation setting to [±0]
before setting a custom white balance.
The correct white balance may not be obtained
when the exposure setting is incorrect (image
appears completely black or white).
Shoot with the same settings as when reading the
white balance data. If the settings differ, the optimal
white balance may not be set.
In particular, the following should not be changed.
- ISO Speed
- Flash
Setting the flash to on or off is recommended. If
the flash fires when reading the white balance
data with the flash set to
(auto) or
(auto
with red-eye reduction), make sure that you also
use the flash when you shoot.
Since the white balance data cannot be read in
Stitch Assist mode, preset the white balance in
another shooting mode beforehand.
The camera will retain the custom white balance
setting that you record even if you reset the camera
to the default settings (p. 31).
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Changing the Photo Effect
Shooting Mode
By setting a photo effect before you shoot, you can change the look
and feel of the pictures you take.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Effect Off).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Use the
or
button to select
a photo effect and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Photo Effect Settings
Effect Off
Records normally with this setting.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to
record bold colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and color saturation to
record neutral hues.
Low Sharpening Records subjects with softened outlines.
Sepia
B/W
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Records in sepia tones.
Records in black and white.
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Shooting in a My Colors Mode
Shooting Mode
My Colors Settings
Positive Film
Use this option to make red, green or blue colors
more intense like the Vivid Red, Vivid Green or Vivid
Blue effects. It can produce intense naturalappearing colors like those obtained with positive
film.
Lighter Skin
Tone*
Use this option to make skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin
Tone*
Use this option to make skin tones darker.
Vivid Blue
Shooting
A My Colors mode easily changes the colors in an image when it is
shot, allowing you to alter the balance between red, green and blue,
transform pale or tanned skin or change a color specified in the
LCD monitor into a different color. Since they work with both stills
and movies, these modes let you enjoy producing various image or
movie effects.
However, depending on the shooting conditions, the images may
appear rough or you may not get the expected color. Before you try
to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you
shoot trial images and check the results.
Moreover, the camera will record both the My Colors image and the
original unaltered image if you set [Save Original] (p. 28) to [On].
Use this option to emphasize blue tints. It makes
blue subjects, such as the sky or ocean, more vivid.
Vivid Green
Use this option to emphasize green tints. It makes
green subjects, such as mountains, new growth,
flowers and lawns, more vivid.
Vivid Red
Use this option to emphasize red tints. It makes red
subjects, such as flowers or cars, more vivid.
Color Accent
Use this option to have only the color specified in the
LCD monitor remain and to transform all others to
black and white.
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Color Swap
Use this option to transform a color specified in the
LCD monitor into another. The specified color can
only be swapped into one other color, multiple colors
cannot be chosen.
Use this option to freely adjust the color balance
between red, green, blue and skin tones*. It can be
Custom Color
used to make subtle adjustments, such as making
blue colors more vivid or face colors brighter.
* The skin colors of non-human subjects may also be altered.
* You may not obtain the expected results depending on the skin color.
1
FUNC. Menu
(My Colors: Stills)/
Colors: Movies).
(My
See Menus and
Settings (p. 26).
Stills
2
FUNC. Menu
Movies
* (Positive Film).
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
*Default setting.
Use the
or
button to select
a My Colors mode.
3
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Shoot.
Modes
Press the FUNC./SET button. The display will return to the
shooting screen and you can shoot.
Modes
: See Setting the Camera to the Color Accent Mode (p. 60).
: See Setting the Camera to the Color Swap Mode (p. 61).
: See Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode (p. 62).
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The ISO speed will rise with some settings, which may
increase the "noise" in the image.
Changing the Save Method for the
Original Image
When you are shooting still images in a My Colors mode,
you can specify whether or not both the altered image and
the original image are recorded.
1
(Rec.) Menu
[On]/[Off].
[Save Original]
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Shooting
If [On] is selected, the two
images will be numbered
consecutively with the
altered image following the
original.
When [Save Original] is Set to [On]
- Only the altered image is shown in the LCD monitor
during shooting.
- The image that appears in the LCD monitor
immediately after recording is the altered image. If
you erase the image at this point, the original image
is erased along with the altered image.
Exercise adequate caution before deleting a file.
- Since two images are recorded with each shot, the
number of shots remaining is approximately half the
number displayed when this function is set to [Off].
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Setting the Camera to the Color
Accent Mode
Colors other than the color specified in the LCD monitor are
shot in black and white.
1
(Color Accent)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
The camera will switch to
color input mode and the
display will alternate
between the original image
and the color accent image
(using the previously set
color).
2
Aim the camera so that the color you wish
to retain appears at the center of the LCD
monitor and press the
button.
Only one color can be specified.
You can use the
or
button to specify the range
of colors that are retained.
• -5: Only takes the color that you want to retain
• +5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want
to retain
3
.
This completes the setting.
If you press the MENU button at this point, you will return
to the screen where you can select a My Colors mode.
The default color accent is green.
You may not obtain the expected results after color
input mode if you use the flash, or change the white
balance or metering settings.
The specified color accent is retained even if the
camera's power is turned off.
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Setting the Camera to the Color Swap Mode
This mode allows you to transform a color specified in the
LCD monitor into another.
1
Desired Color
(After Swapping)
(Color Swap)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
Shooting
Original Color
(Before Swapping)
The camera will switch to
color input mode and the display will alternate between
the original image and the
color swap image (using the
previously set color).
2
Aim the camera so that the original
color appears at the center of the LCD
monitor and press the
button.
Only one color can be specified.
You can use the
or
button to specify the range
of colors that are swapped.
• -5: Only takes the color that you want to swap
• +5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want
to swap
3
Aim the camera so that the desired
color appears at the center of the LCD
monitor and press the
button.
Only one color can be specified.
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4
.
This completes the setting.
If you press the MENU button at this point, you will return
to the screen where you can select a My Colors mode.
The default setting for color swap mode changes
green into white.
You may not obtain the expected results after color
input mode if you use the flash, or change the white
balance or metering settings.
The colors specified in the color swap mode are
retained even if the camera's power is turned off.
Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode
This mode allows you to adjust the color balance for red,
green, blue and skin tones.
1
(Custom Color)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 26).
2
Use the
or
button to select [Red],
[Green], [Blue] or
[Skin Tone] and the
or
button to adjust
the color balance.
The altered color will display.
3
Select
a color.
Adjust the
color balance.
.
This completes the setting.
If you press the MENU button at this point, you will return
to the screen where you can select a My Colors mode.
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Adjusting the ISO Speed
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera
shake, turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area, or use a fast
shutter speed.
1
Press the
button and switch settings.
Cycle through the
/
/
/
/Auto ISO speed with
each press of the
button.
Selecting [Auto] sets the sensitivity to produce the optimal
image quality.
Shooting
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when
viewing it in the LCD monitor.
1
(Set up) Menu
[Auto Rotate]
[On]/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
When the Auto Rotate function is set
to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to
the detailed display mode, the
(normal),
(right end is down) or
(left end is down) will appear in
the display.
This function may not operate correctly when the camera
is pointed straight up or down. Check that the arrow
is
pointing in the right direction and if it is not, then set the
Auto Rotate function to [Off].
Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to [On], the orientation of
images downloaded to a computer will depend upon the
software used to download the images.
When the camera is held vertically to shoot, the Intelligent
Orientation sensor judges the upper end to be "up" and the
lower end to be "down". It then regulates the optimal white
balance, exposure and focus for vertical photography. This
function operates regardless of the on/off status of the Auto
Rotate function.
When the Auto Rotate function is set to [On] in shooting
mode, the orientation of the camera is recorded when the
shot is taken.
When the Auto Rotate function is set to [On] in playback
mode, images will be rotated to their correct orientation in
the LCD monitor as needed when the camera's orientation
is changed (only applies to images shot when the Auto
Rotate function was set to [On]).
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Creating an Image Destination (Folder)
Shooting Mode
You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images
will be automatically saved to that folder.
Creates a new folder the next time you shoot
Create New Folder images. To create an additional folder, insert
another check mark.
Auto Create
(Set up) Menu
Folder].
[Create
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Shooting
1
You can also specify a date and time if you wish to
create a new folder using a shooting time after the
specified date and time (p. 30).
Creates a folder the next time you shoot.
2
Place a check mark beside
[Create New Folder]
.
displays in the LCD monitor.
The symbol will cease to display
after the new folder is created.
Setting the Day or Time for Automatic Folder Creation
2
Select a day for the [Auto
Create] option and a time in
the [Time] option
.
displays when the specified
time arrives. The symbol will cease
to display after the new folder is
created.
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Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder
will automatically be created when you record more than that
number even if you are not creating new folders.
Resetting the File Number
Shooting Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You
can select how the file number is assigned.
1
(Set up) Menu [File numbering]
reset]/[Continuous].
[Auto
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
File Number Reset Function
Continuous
A number one higher than the last one recorded is assigned
to the next image. This is convenient for managing all your
images together on a computer because you avoid file
name duplication when changing folders or memory cards.*
Auto reset
The image and folder number are reset to the starting value
(100-0001).* This is convenient for managing images on a
folder-by-folder basis.
*When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with recorded data is used,
the 7-digit number for the last recorded folder and image is compared with the last
one on the card, and the larger of the two is utilized as the basis for new images.
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File and Folder Numbers
Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting
with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned
numbers starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2,000
images can be saved into a single folder.
New Folder Created
Memory Card Exchanged for Another
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Continuous
Images may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient
free space even if the total number of images in a folder is less
than 2,000 because the following types of image are always
saved together into the same folder.
- Images from continuous shooting
- Self-timer images (custom)
- Stitch Assist mode images
- My Colors images ([Save Original] set to [On])
Images cannot be played back when the folder numbers are
duplicated or image numbers are duplicated within folders.
Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information
regarding folder structures or image types.
Shooting
Auto Reset
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Playback/Erasing
Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 11).
Magnifying Images
1
Press the zoom lever toward
.
will display and a
magnified portion of the image will
display.
Images can be magnified up to a
factor of approximately 10x.
Approximate Location of
the Displayed Area
Use the , ,
or
around the image.
button to move
If you press the FUNC./SET button while in magnified
display, the camera switches to image advance mode and
will display. You can use the
or
button to
advance to the next or previous image at the same level of
magnification. The image advance mode is canceled when
you press the FUNC./SET button again.
You can change the magnification level with the zoom lever.
Playback/Erasing
2
To Cancel the Magnified Display
Press the zoom lever toward
. (You can also cancel it
immediately by pressing the MENU button.)
Movie frames and index playback images cannot be
magnified.
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Viewing Images in Sets of Nine
(Index Playback)
1
Press the zoom lever toward
Up to nine images can be viewed
at once.
Use the
,
,
or
button
to change the image selection.
.
Selected Image
Movie
Switching between Sets of Nine Images
The jump bar will display if you press
the zoom lever toward
while in
index playback and you can switch the
display between sets of nine images.
Use the
or
button to move to
the previous or next set of nine
images.
Hold the FUNC./SET button down
and press the
or
button to
jump to the first or last set.
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the zoom lever toward
.
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Jump Bar
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Jumping to Images
When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is
handy to use the five search keys below to jump over images to find
the object of your search.
Jump 10 Images Jumps over 10 images at a time.
Jump 100 Images Jumps over 100 images at a time.
Jump Shot Date Jumps to the first image of each shooting date.
1
Jump to Movie
Jumps to a movie.
Jump to Folder
Displays the first image in each folder.
In single image playback mode, press the
button.
Location of image
currently being
displayed.
Number of images
matching search key.
2
Playback/Erasing
The camera will switch to jump
search mode.
The screen sample will vary
slightly according to the search
key.
Use the
or
button to select a search
key and press the
or
button.
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the MENU button.
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Viewing Movies
Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
1
Display a movie and
press
.
Images with a
movies.
icon are
Movie Control Panel
Volume Level
(Adjust with the
or
button)
2
Select
(Play) and press
.
The movie will pause if you press the FUNC./SET button during
playback. It will resume when you press the button again.
When playback ends, the movie stops at the last frame
displayed. Press the FUNC./SET button to display the
movie control panel.
Operating the Movie Control Panel
Ends playback and returns to single image playback
Print (An icon will display when a printer is connected. See the Direct
Print User Guide for details.)
Play
Slow Motion Playback (You can use the
or the
button to speed up playback.)
button to slow down
Displays the first frame
Previous Frame (Rewinds if the FUNC./SET button is held down)
Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the FUNC./SET button is held down)
Displays the last frame
Edit (Switches to movie editing mode) (p. 73)
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Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when
playing a movie on a TV set (p. 89).
The sound cannot be played in slow motion playback.
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Editing Movies
You can delete portions of recorded movies.
Movies 1 second or longer before editing can be edited in 1second increments, but those that are protected or less than
1 second long cannot be edited.
1
Select
(Edit) in the
movie control panel and
press
.
Movie Editing Panel
The movie editing panel and the
movie editing bar will display.
2
Use the
or
button to select
Beginning) or
(Cut End) and the
button to specify the cut point( ).
(Cut
or
To check a temporarily edited movie, select
(Play) and
press the FUNC./SET button.
Selecting
(Exit) cancels the edit and restores the movie
control panel.
3
Select
(Save) and press
Playback/Erasing
Movie Editing Bar
.
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4
Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press
.
[New File] saves the edited movie
under a new file name. The preedit data is left unchanged.
Note, if you press the FUNC./SET
button while saving the movie,
saving is canceled.
[Overwrite] saves the edited
movie with its original name. The pre-edit data is lost.
When there is not enough space left on the memory card,
only [Overwrite] can be selected.
It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited movie.
If the battery runs out of charge partway through, edited movie
clips cannot be saved. When editing movies, it is
recommended to use a fully charged battery or the separately
sold AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (p. 109).
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display.
Original
1
90°
270°
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Use the
or
button to select an image to
rotate and press
to rotate it.
Cycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each
press of the FUNC./SET button.
This also can be set in the index playback mode.
Playback/Erasing
2
Movies cannot be rotated.
When images are downloaded to a computer, the
orientation of images rotated by the camera will depend
upon the software used to download the images.
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Playback with Transition Effects
You can select the transition effect displayed when switching
between images.
The displayed image darkens and the next image gradually
brightens until it is displayed.
Press the
and the
1
button to have the previous image display from the left
button to have the next image display from the right.
(Play) Menu
/
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
The transition effect will not display when an image is
switched while the camera is reading an image from the
memory card.
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In playback mode (including single image playback and index
playback), you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an
image. The sound data is saved in the WAVE format.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
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2
Use the
or
button to select an image to
attach a sound memo to and press
.
The sound memo panel will display.
3
Select
(Record) and press
The elapsed time and the
remaining time display.
Pressing the FUNC./SET button
pauses the recording. Pressing it
again resumes recording.
Up to 60 seconds of recordings
can be added to any one image.
.
or
Sound Memo Panel
Exit
Record
Playback/Erasing
Sound Memo Panel
Elapsed Time/
Remaining Time
Volume
(Adjust with the
button)
Pause
Play
Erase
Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./SET
button.
You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
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Automated Playback (Slide Shows)
Automated Playback of Memory Card Images.
Image settings for slide shows are based on the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standard (p. 83).
All Images
Plays all images on a memory card in order.
Date
–
1
Plays images bearing a specified date in order.
Folder
Plays images in a specified folder in order.
Movie
Plays movie files only, in order.
Stills
Plays still images only, in order.
Plays the images selected for each slide show,
Custom 1, Custom 2 or Custom 3, in order
(p. 80).
Custom 1–3
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
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Select
,
,
,
,
or
For
or
, select the image date
or folder to be played back (p. 80).
For
,
or
, select the
images to be played back (p. 80).
If you want to add a transition
effect to play back images, use
the
button to select [Effect]
and choose the type of effect with the
the next page).
–
.
or
button (See
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3
Select [Start] and press
.
The following functions are
available during slide shows.
- Pausing/resuming the slide
show: press the FUNC./SET
button
- Fast forwarding/rewinding the
slide show: press the
or
button (continue to hold the
button to switch between images more rapidly)
- Stopping the slide show: press the MENU button.
Transition Effects
You can select the transition effect used when one image is
replaced by another.
The new image first appears in a cross shape and gradually expands
to display the full image.
Portions of the new image move horizontally, then the image expands
to display the full image.
In single image playback mode (when displaying a still
image), you can start a slide show from the current image
displayed by holding the FUNC./SET button while you press
the
button. Please note that if you do this while the last
image shot is displayed, the slide show will start from the first
image using the same date.
Playback/Erasing
The new image gradually brightens as it moves upward from the
bottom.
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Selecting an Image Date or Folder for
Playback ( / )
1
2
Select
or
and press
.
Use the
or
button to select the
date or folder to be played back and
press
.
Date
Folder
Selecting Images for Playback (
–
)
Select only the images that you wish to play back and save
them as a slide show (Custom 1, 2 or 3). Up to 998 images can
be selected. They will be played back in their order of selection.
80
1
Select
2
Use the
or
button to move between
images for playback
and the
button to
select or deselect
them.
,
or
and press
.
Only the
icon will display at first. When you set
,
the icon will change to
and
will display.
and
will change in the same way when they are set.
You can also select images
in the index playback mode.
Pressing the MENU button
cancels the setting.
Check mark
indicating selection
Number indicating
the selection order
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Selecting All Images
1 After selecting
–
in step 1 (p. 80), use the
button
to select [Mark all] and press the FUNC./SET button.
2 Use the
button to select [Mark all], press the
FUNC./SET button.
3 Use the
button to select [OK] and press the
FUNC./SET button.
To deselect all images, select [Reset].
Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings
Play Time
Sets the duration that each image displays. Choose between
3–10 seconds, 15 seconds and 30 seconds. Displaying time
can vary slightly depending on the image.
Repeat
1
2
Select [Set up] and press
Select [Play Time] or
[Repeat] and then
the desired option.
.
Playback/Erasing
Sets whether the slide show stops when all the slides have
been displayed or continues until stopped.
Pressing the MENU button
cancels the setting.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select an image to
protect and press
.
Pressing the FUNC./SET button
again cancels the setting.
You can also protect images in the
index playback mode.
Protection Icon
Erasing All Images
Note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise
adequate caution before erasing an image.
Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [OK] and press
.
To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
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Please format the memory card when you want to erase not only
image data but also all the data contained on the card (p. 23).
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Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the DPOF Print Settings
You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify
the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is
extremely convenient for printing on a direct print compatible
printer, or for sending the images to a photo developing service that
supports DPOF.
The
icon may display for a memory card with print
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Select [Order] and press
Selecting [Reset] cancels all print
settings for the images.
.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
2
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3
Select images for printing.
Selection methods differ for the
Print Type settings (p. 85).
(Standard)/
(Both)
Select an image, press the
FUNC./SET button and use the
or
button to select the
number of print copies (up to
99).
-
Number of Print Copies
Index Print Selection
(Index)
Select an image and the press
FUNC./SET button to select or
deselect it.
You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
All the Images on a Memory Card
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [Mark all] and press
Selecting [Reset] cancels all print
settings for the images.
One copy of every image will be
set to print.
3
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Select [OK] and press
.
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The output of some printers or photo developing services
may not reflect the specified print settings.
Print settings cannot be set for movies.
Images are printed in order according to the file number.
A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the number of copies can
be set. When it is set to [Index], the number of copies
cannot be set (only one copy will be printed).
Do not set the date in the DPOF print settings when printing
images that have had the date embedded with the [Date
Stamp] function. This may cause the date to be printed
twice.
Setting the Print Style
Set the print style after selecting the image to print. The following
print settings can be selected.
Prints one image per page.
Index
Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format.
Both
1
Prints the images in both the standard and
index formats.
Date
Adds the date to the print.
File No.
Adds the file number to the print.
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Print Type
Standard
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2
Select [Set up] and press
.
3
Select [Print Type], [Date] or [File No.] and
then specify the settings.
The Date and File No. settings change according to the
Print Type as follows.
- Index
[Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same
time.
- Standard or Both
[Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On] at the same time,
however, the printable information may vary between
printers.
Embedded dates in
(Postcard Date Imprint mode)
(p. 38) print out even when [Date] is set to [Off].
Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu
(p. 30).
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Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings
You can use the camera to specify settings for images before
downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for
instructions on how to transfer images to your computer.
The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards.
The
icon may display for a memory card with transfer
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
Select [Order] and press
.
Selecting [Reset] cancels all
transfer order settings.
3
Select an image to transfer and press
Pressing the FUNC./SET button
again deselects the setting.
You can also select images in the
index playback mode.
.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
2
Transfer Selection
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All the Images on a Memory Card
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select [Mark all] and press
.
Selecting [Reset] cancels all
transfer order settings.
3
Select [OK] and press
.
Images are transferred in order according to the file
number.
A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
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Viewing Images on a TV set
You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or
play back images when it is connected to the camera with the
supplied AV Cable.
1
2
Turn off the Camera and the TV.
Connect the AV cable to the camera’s A/V
OUT terminal.
Use the toggle on the wrist strap
to open the terminal cover (p. 13)
and insert the AV cable all the
way.
3
Plug the other ends of the
AV cable to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN jacks on
the TV.
Yellow IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
4
5
Turn on the TV and switch it to video mode.
Turn on the camera.
The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (p. 30). The default
setting varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and others
If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output may
not display properly.
Viewing Images on a TV set
Black
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and startup, operation, self-timer and shutter sounds. You can change and
register these settings, enabling you to customize the camera to
suit your own tastes.
Changing My Camera Settings
1
(My Camera) Menu
Menu Item.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select the contents you
wish to set.
Select [Theme] to set all to the
same settings.
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Registering My Camera Settings
Images recorded onto the memory card and newly recorded sounds
can be added as My Camera settings to the
and
menu
items. You can also use the supplied software to upload your
computer’s images and sounds to the camera.
A computer is required to restore the My Camera settings to
the defaults. Use the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser) to restore the default settings to the camera.
1
Slide the mode switch to
(playback)
(My Camera) Menu Menu Item to register.
See Menus and Settings (p. 27).
2
Select
or
and press
.
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
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3
Select an image or record a sound.
Start-up Image
Select the image you wish to register and press the FUNC./SET
button.
Start-up, Operation, Self-timer
and Shutter Sounds
Select
(Record) and press the
FUNC./SET button. After recording, select
(Register) and
press the FUNC./SET button.
- Recording will automatically
stop when the recording time elapses.
- To play it, select
(Play).
- To exit instead of registering, press
(Exit).
4
Select [OK] and press
.
To cancel registering, select [Cancel].
The following cannot be registered as My Camera settings.
- Movies
- Sounds recorded with the sound memo function (p. 76)
The prior setting is erased when a new My Camera setting
is added.
See the supplied Software Starter Guide for more information
on creating and adding to the My Camera data.
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Troubleshooting
Camera
Camera will not operate.
Power is not turned on.
Press the power button (Basic
Guide p. 5).
Memory card slot/battery
cover is open.
Confirm that the memory card slot/
battery cover is securely closed
(Basic Guide p. 2).
Insufficient battery
voltage ("Change the
battery pack" message
displays).
Insert a fully charged battery into the
camera (Basic Guide p. 2).
Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
(sold separately) (p. 109).
Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals.
Polish the terminals with a soft
cotton swab before charging or
using the battery (p. 105).
Sounds come from the camera interior.
The camera's horizontal/
vertical orientation was
changed.
The camera's orientation
mechanism is operating. There is no
malfunction.
"Card locked!" message appears.
The SD memory card's
write protect tab is set to
"Write protect".
When recording to, erasing from or
formatting the SD memory card,
slide the tab upward (p. 107).
The Date/Time menu appears.
The built-in rechargeable
lithium battery charge is
low.
Troubleshooting
When the power is turned on
Recharge the built-in battery
immediately (Basic Guide p. 4).
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LCD monitor
The display darkens.
The image in the LCD
monitor will darken in
strong sunlight or bright
light.
This does not constitute a
malfunction and has no effect on
images that have been shot.
Display flickers.
Display flickers when
shot under fluorescent
lighting.
This is not a camera malfunction
(flickering recorded in movies, but
not in still images).
A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD monitor.
Subject is too bright.
This is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
not constitute a malfunction. This
bar of light will not be recorded when
shooting still photos, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.
appears.
A slow shutter speed has
likely been selected
because of insufficient
lighting.
Raise the ISO speed (p. 63) or set
the flash to any setting other than
(flash off), or secure the camera
to something, such as a tripod
(Basic Guide p. 9).
appears.
This displays when using
a memory card that has
print settings, transfer
settings or slide show
image selections set by
other DPOF-compliant
cameras.
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These settings will be overwritten by
those set by your camera (p. 83).
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Noise displays./Subject's movements are irregular.
Camera automatically
lightened the image
displayed on the LCD
monitor to make it easier
to see when shooting in
a dark area (p. 17).
There is no effect on the recorded
image.
Shooting
Camera will not record.
Set the mode switch to
(Basic Guide p. 6).
or
Flash is charging.
The indicator will light orange when it
is charged. You can then press the
shutter button (p. 22).
Memory card is full.
Insert a new memory card (Basic
Guide p. 2).
If required, download the images to
a computer and erase them from the
memory card to make space.
Memory card is not
formatted correctly.
Format the memory card (p. 23).
If reformatting does not work, the
memory card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
SD memory card is write
protected.
Slide the write protect tab of the SD
memory card upward (p. 107).
Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Usually the recorded
image contains more of
the scene than is seen in
the viewfinder.
Confirm the actual image size with
the LCD monitor. Use the LCD
monitor when taking close-up shots
(p. 15).
Troubleshooting
Mode switch is set to
(playback).
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Image is blurred or out of focus.
AF-assist Beam is set to
[Off].
In dark places where it is difficult for
the camera to focus, the AF-assist
Beam will emit to assist focusing. As
the AF-assist Beam will not function
when turned off, set it [On] to activate it
(p. 28). Take care not to obstruct the
AF-assist Beam with your hand when
used.
The camera moves when
the shutter button is
pressed.
Setting the self-timer to
(2
seconds) delays the shutter release
for 2 seconds and allows the camera
to stop shaking, thus preventing a
blurred image (p. 39).
Even better results can be obtained
by placing the camera on a stable
surface or by using a tripod to shoot.
Subject is out of focal
range.
Shoot with the subject at the correct
shooting distance (p. 113).
The subject is hard to
focus on.
Use the focus lock or AF lock to shoot
(p. 46).
Subject in recorded image is too dark.
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Insufficient light for
shooting.
Set the flash to
Guide p. 9).
(flash on) (Basic
Subject is dark in
contrast to the
background.
Set the exposure compensation to a
positive (+) setting (p. 50).
Use AE lock or use the spot
metering function (pp. 47, 49).
Subject is too far away
for flash to reach.
Shoot within correct shooting
distance of the subject when using
the built-in flash (p. 114).
Raise the ISO speed and then shoot
(p. 63).
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Subject in recorded image is too bright.
Subject is too close,
making the flash too
strong.
Shoot within correct shooting
distance of the subject when using
the built-in flash (p. 114).
Subject is bright in
contrast to the
background.
Set the exposure compensation to a
negative (-) setting (p. 50).
Use AE lock or use the spot
metering function (pp. 47, 49).
Too much light is shining
directly into the camera,
or is being reflected off
the subject.
Change the shooting angle.
Flash is set to on.
Set the flash to
Guide p. 9).
(flash off) (Basic
Image flashes white. Image contains noise.
ISO speed is too high.
Higher ISO speeds increase image
noise. To take clean images, use as
low an ISO speed as possible (p. 63).
In
,
,
,
and
modes,
the ISO speed increases and noise
can appear.
White dots appear on the image.
This is a phenomenon that occurs
with digital cameras and does not
constitute a malfunction.
Troubleshooting
Light from the flash has
reflected off dust
particles or insects in the
air. This is particularly
noticeable when
shooting using the wide
angle.
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Eyes appear red.
Light reflecting back from
eyes can make them
appear red when the
flash is used in dark
areas.
Use the
(auto with red-eye
reduction) mode (Basic Guide p. 9).
For this mode to be effective, the
subject must be looking right at the
red-eye reduction lamp. Try asking
them to look directly at the lamp.
Even better results can be obtained
by increasing the lighting in indoor
settings or approaching closer to the
subject. The shutter will not activate
for approximately 1 second after the
red-eye reduction lamp fires in order
to improve the effect.
Continuous shooting slows down.
The memory card's
performance has
dropped.
To enhance the continuous shooting
performance, you are recommended
to format the memory card in the
camera after you save all its images
to your computer (p. 23).
Recording images to memory card takes a
long time.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 23).
Lens will not retract.
Memory card slot/battery
cover was opened with
power on.
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First close the memory card slot/
battery cover and then turn the
power off (Basic Guide p. 2).
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Shooting Movies
The recording time may not display properly
or filming may stop unexpectedly.
The following types of
memory cards are used.
- Slow recording cards.
- Cards formatted on a
different camera or a
computer.
- Cards which have had
images recorded and
erased repeatedly.
Although the recording time may not
display properly during shooting, the
movie will be recorded correctly on
the memory card. Recording time
will display properly if you format the
memory card in this camera
(excluding slow recording memory
cards) (p. 23).
"!" displays frequently in the LCD monitor.
If free space in the
camera's built-in memory
becomes too scarce, the
"!" symbol will display on
the LCD monitor in red
and the camera will
automatically cease
filming shortly thereafter.
Try the following procedures.
- Reformat the memory card before
filming (p. 23).
- Lower the resolution or frame rate
(p. 34).
- Use a high-speed memory card
(SDC-512MSH, etc.).
Zoom does not operate.
Operate the zoom before shooting
in movie mode (Basic Guide p. 9).
Note the digital zoom is available
while shooting, but only in Standard
movie mode (p. 36).
Troubleshooting
Zoom lever was pressed
while shooting in movie
mode.
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Playback
Cannot play back.
You attempted to play
back images shot with
another camera or
images edited with a
computer.
Computer images that cannot be
played back will play back if they are
added to the camera using the
supplied software program
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser.
See ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser Software User Guide
(PDF).
File name was changed
with a computer or file
location was changed.
Set the file name or location on the
file format/structure of the camera.
(Refer to the Software Starter Guide
for details).
Movies cannot be edited.
Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited.
Movies do not play back correctly.
Movies recorded with high resolutions and frame rates may
momentarily stop playing if played on slow reading memory
cards.
You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when
playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
Movies recorded at the
Fast Frame Rate
setting and with the video
signal set to the PAL
format, may play back
with a frame rate lower
than the recorded one
when output to a TV or
video. You can play every
frame by using the slow
motion playback.
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To check the images at the original
frame rate, you are recommended
to play the movie back on the
camera's LCD monitor or on a
computer.
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Reading images from memory card is slow.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
Use a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 23).
Battery/Battery Charger
Battery consumed quickly.
Battery life exceeded if
battery loses its charge
quickly at normal
temperature (23 °C/73
°F).
Replace the battery with a new one
(Basic Guide p. 2).
Battery will not charge.
Battery life exceeded.
Replace the battery with a new one
(Basic Guide p. 2).
TV monitor output
Image not showing on TV monitor.
Set the video system to the
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
for your TV (p. 30).
Shooting in Stitch Assist
mode.
The output will not appear on a TV
in Stitch Assist mode. Cancel the
Stitch Assist mode (Basic Guide
p. 6).
Troubleshooting
Incorrect video system
setting.
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List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during
shooting or playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for
the messages that display during a printer connection.
Busy...
Image is being recorded to, or read from, memory card. The
playback mode is starting up.
No memory card
You turned on the camera without a memory card installed.
Card locked!
The SD memory card is write-protected.
Cannot record
You attempted to shoot an image without a memory card
installed, or attempted to attach a sound memo to a movie.
Memory card error
Memory card has experienced an anomaly.
Memory card full
Memory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or
saved. Or no more image settings or sound memos can be
recorded.
Naming error!
The image could not be created because there is an image with
the same name as the directory that the camera is attempting to
create, or the highest possible file number has already been
reached. In the Set up menu, set the File Numbering option to
[Auto Reset]. Save all the images you wish to retain onto a
computer, then reformat the memory card. Please note that
formatting will erase all the existing images and other data.
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Change the battery pack.
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace it at
once with a charged one or recharge the battery.
No image.
No images recorded on memory card.
Image too large.
You attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 x 3328
pixels or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG format.
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image.
Corrupted Data.
You attempted to play back an image with corrupted data.
RAW
You attempted to play back a RAW image.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a
special data type (proprietary data type used by the camera of
another manufacturer, etc.) or a movie clip recorded by another
camera.
Cannot magnify!
You attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different
camera or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a
movie.
You attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera
or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a movie.
Incompatible WAVE format.
A sound memo cannot be added to this image since the data
type of the existing sound memo is incorrect.
List of Messages
Cannot rotate
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Cannot register this image!
You attempted to register an image recorded in a different
camera or a movie as a start-up image.
Protected!
You attempted to erase or edit a protected image, movie or
sound memo.
Too many marks.
Too many images have been marked with print settings, transfer
settings or slide show settings. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!
Could not save the print, transfer or slide show settings.
Unselectable image.
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
Exx
(xx: number) Camera malfunction. Turn the power off and then
back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the error
code reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly
after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded.
Check image in playback mode.
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Appendix
Battery Handling
Battery Charge
The following icon and message will display.
Change the battery pack
Battery charge is low.
Recharge it as soon as
possible it will be used for an
extended period.
Battery charge is insufficient to
operate the camera. Replace
the battery immediately.
Battery Handling Precautions
Appendix
Keep the battery terminals
clean at all times.
Dirty terminals may cause poor contact between the battery and
camera. Polish the terminals with a soft cotton swab before
charging or using the battery.
At low temperatures, battery performance may be reduced
and the low battery icon ( ) may appear earlier than usual.
Under these conditions, revive the battery by warming it in a
pocket immediately before use.
However, ensure that there are no metallic items in the
pocket that could cause a short circuit, such as a key ring,
etc.
The battery may be short circuiting.
Do not allow any metal objects
Fig. B
Fig. A
such as key rings to touch the
( ) and ( ) terminals (Fig. A).
To carry the battery or store it
during periods of disuse, always
replace the terminal cover (Fig.
B).
These conditions can damage the
battery.
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You may be able to check the charge state depending upon how
the terminal cover is attached (Fig. C, D).
Fig. D
Fig. C
Charged Battery
Attach it so the
is visible
Spent Battery
Attach it the
opposite way to
Fig. C.
You are recommended to use it in the camera until it is
completely discharged and to store it in an indoor location
with low relative humidity and between the temperatures of
0 – 30 °C (32 – 86 °F).
Storing a fully charged battery for long periods of time (about one
year) may shorten its life cycle or affect its performance. If you do
not use the battery for long periods of time, charge it fully and
discharge it fully in the camera about once a year before
returning it to storage.
Charging the Battery
Since this is a lithium-ion battery, you need not completely
discharge it before recharging.
It can be recharged at any point.
It takes approximately 90 minutes to fully charge the battery
from a fully discharged state (based on Canon’s testing
standards).
• Charging it within a temperature range of 5 – 40 °C (41 – 104
°F) is recommended.
• Charge times may vary according to the ambient temperature
and the battery's charge state.
You are advised to charge the battery on the day of use, or
one day before, to ensure a full charge.
Even charged batteries continue to discharge naturally.
If the performance of the battery diminishes substantially
even when it is fully charged, its life has been exceeded and
it should be replaced.
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Handling the Memory Card
Write Protect Tab
Write Protect Tab
Slide the switch
up.
Writing/Erasing Possible
Slide the switch down
(you can protect the
images and other
data on the card)
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Cautions When Handling
Appendix
Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not
bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks
or vibration.
Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the memory card.
Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the
terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the
terminals with your hands or metal objects.
Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or
cover it with another label or sticker.
When writing on the memory card, do not use a pencil or
ball-point pen. Only use a soft point pen (e.g. felt-tip pen).
Do not use or store memory cards in the following
locations.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
Since some or all of the data recorded on the memory card
may be corrupted or erased by electrical noise, static
electricity, or camera or card malfunction, making a backup
copy of important data is recommended.
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Formatting
Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card
erases all data, including protected images.
You are recommended to use memory cards that have been
formatted in your camera.
• The card supplied with the camera may be used without further
formatting.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card
might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve
the problem.
• When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
• Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or
peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera.
When that happens, reformat the memory card with this
camera.
If formatting in the camera does not work properly, turn the
camera off and re-insert the memory card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
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Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately)
It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold
separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or
connecting it to a computer.
Turn the camera power off before connecting or
disconnecting the AC adapter.
1
2
Connect the power cord
to the compact power
adapter first and then
plug the other end into
the power outlet.
Open the memory card
slot/battery cover, then
insert the DC coupler
until it is locked.
Compact Power Adapter
CA-DC10
Battery Lock
Slide the memory card slot/battery
cover closed.
DC Coupler DR-10
3
Appendix
Open the DC coupler terminal cover and attach the
cord to the DC terminal.
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Using an Externally Mounted Flash
(Sold Separately)
High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This flash is used to supplement the camera's built-in flash when
the subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following
procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the
supporting bracket.
Please read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this
explanation.
Tripod
Sockets
Bracket
(Comes with the flash)
The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge
gets weaker. Always set the power/mode switch to [OFF]
when you finish using the flash.
Be careful not to touch the flash window or sensor
windows with your fingers while the flash is in use.
The flash may fire if another flash is being used in close
proximity.
The High-Power Flash may not fire outdoors in daylight or
when there are no reflective items.
For continuous shooting, although the flash fires for the
first shot, it does not fire for subsequent shots.
Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not
loosen. Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the
camera and flash resulting in damage to both.
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Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the
lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed.
To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it
is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the
camera’s front panel.
A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
Batteries
Charge becomes Severely Limited
If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the
battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be dirty
from fingerprints.
Usage in Cold Temperatures (Less than 0°C/32°F)
Get a spare generic lithium battery (CR123A or DL123). You are
recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to warm it
up before switching it for the battery in the flash.
Non-Use over Extended Periods
Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery
fluid to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the
High-Power Flash and store them in a cool, dry place.
Appendix
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Camera Care and Maintenance
Never use thinners, benzine, synthetic cleansers or water to
clean the camera. These substances may distort or damage
the equipment.
Camera Body
Gently wipe dirt off the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass
lens wiper.
Lens
First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove
any remaining dirt by wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth.
Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If
dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support
Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer
Support leaflet.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary,
gently wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove
stubborn dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These
actions may damage it or lead to other problems.
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to
change without notice.
PowerShot SD450 DIGITAL ELPH/DIGITAL IXUS 55
(W): Max. wide angle (T): Max. telephoto
Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor
1/2.5-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx.
5.3 million)
Lens
5.8 (W) – 17.4 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 105 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination
with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon
TFT color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels (Picture
coverage 100%)
AF System
TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed
to center)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of
the lens)
Normal: 30 cm (1.0 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 3 – 50 cm (W)/30 – 50 cm (T)
(1.2 in. – 1.6 ft. (W)/1.0 – 1.6 ft. (T))
Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.) – infinity
Shutter
Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
15 – 1/1500 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the
shooting mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec.
or slower operate with noise reduction.
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
(fixed to center)
Exposure
Compensation
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed
Appendix
Camera Effective
Pixels
Auto*, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
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White Balance
Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight,
Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H)
or custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with
red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range
Normal: 50 cm – 3.5 m (1.6 – 12 ft.) (W),
50 cm – 2.0 m (1.6 – 6.6 ft.) (T)
Macro: 30 – 50 cm (1.0 – 1.6 ft.) (W/T)
(When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Manual1, Digital macro, Portrait, Night
(Still images) Snapshot, My Colors, Scene Mode2, Stitch
assist3
1 Long shutter mode available
2 Kids&Pets, Indoor, Foliage, Snow, Beach,
Fireworks, Underwater
3 Selectable in Manual mode.
(Movies) Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors
Continuous
Shooting
Approx. 2.1 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./
approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media
SD memory card/MultiMediaCard
This camera has been tested with memory cards
through 2GB. All memory card functions cannot
be guaranteed.
File Format
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type (Still images) Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*1
(Movies) AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data:
WAVE (monaural))
Compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of
Large:
2592 x 1944 pixels
Recording Pixels
Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels
(Still Images) Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small:
640 x 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode:1600 x 1200 pixels
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Number of
Standard, My Colors:
Recording Pixels
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
(Movies)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec., 15 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory card is
full* (can record up to a maximum of 1 GB at one
time).
Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)
320 x 240 pixels (60 frames/sec.)
Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160 x 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
* Using super high-speed memory cards (SDC512MSH recommended).
Playback Modes
Single (histogram displayable), Index (9
thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x
(max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse
through magnified images possible), Jump
(jumps to every tenth or hundredth image, to the
first image of those sharing a certain shooting
date, to movies, or to the first image in a folder.
In index playback mode, it displays 9 images at
once.), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide
show or Movie (edit/slow motion play back
possible).
Direct Print
PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print
and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound,
self-timer sound, and shutter sound.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture
Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable,
monaural audio)
Power Source
Battery Pack NB-4L (Lithium-ion Rechargeable
battery)
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Operating
Temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10 – 90%
Dimensions
86.0 x 53.5 x 21.6 mm (3.39 x 2.11 x 0.85 in.)
Weight
Approx. 140 g (4.93 oz.) (camera body only)
Appendix
Interface
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*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a
standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and
printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image
data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
Battery Capacity (Battery Pack NB-4L (Fully charged))
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor ON
(Based on the CIPA
standard)
LCD Monitor Off
Approx. 150 images
Approx. 500 images
Playback Time
Approx. 3 hours
The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions
and settings.
Movie data is excluded.
At low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and
the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In these circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the battery in a pocket before use.
Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), alternating wide
angle end and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals
with the flash fired once every two shots and the camera
power turned off after every tenth shot. Power is left off
for a sufficient amount of time*, then the power is turned
back on and the testing procedure is repeated.
A Canon-brand memory card is used.
*Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), continuous
playback at 3 seconds per image.
See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 105).
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Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
: Card included with the camera
Resolution
Compression SDC-16M
(Large)
2592 x 1944 pixels
(Middle 1)
2048 x 1536 pixels
(Middle 2)
1600 x 1200 pixels
(Small)
640 x 480 pixels
(PostCard Date
Imprint Mode)
1600 x 1200 pixels
SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
5
49
190*
9
87
339
19
173
671
8
76
295
15
136
529
30
269
1041
13
121
471
24
217*
839
46
411
1590
52
460
1777
80
711
2747
127
1118
4317
24
217*
839
•
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 37) (*Only available when
card has been formatted with a low level format).
• This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results
may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
Movie
Resolution
Standard
Frame
Rate
640 x 480 pixels
SDC-16M
SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
6 sec.
1 min. 4 sec. 4 min. 9 sec.
14 sec.
2 min. 7 sec. 8 min. 14 sec.
3 min. 1 sec. 11 min. 42 sec.
40 sec.
5 min. 55 sec. 22 min. 53 sec.
Fast Frame
320 x 240 pixels
Rate
10 sec.
1 min. 32 sec. 5 min. 59 sec.
Compact 160x 120 pixels
Appendix
20 sec.
My Colors 320 x 240 pixels
1 min. 39 sec. 14 min. 29 sec. 55 min. 57 sec.
* Maximum movie clip length at
: 1 min., at
: 3 min. The figures
indicate the maximum continuous recording time.
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Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Resolution
(2592 x 1944 pixels)
2503 KB
695 KB
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
1602 KB
893 KB
445 KB
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
(640 x 480 pixels)
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
–
558 KB
–
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
Resolution
118
1395 KB
Frame Rate
File size
1980 KB/sec.
Standard
(640 x 480 pixels)
My Colors
(320 x 240 pixels)
Fast Frame Rate
(320 x 240 pixels)
1320 KB/sec.
Compact
(160 x 120 pixels)
120 KB/sec.
990 KB/sec.
660 KB/sec.
330 KB/sec.
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SD Memory Card
Interface
Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
Battery Pack NB-4L
Type
Lithium-ion Rechargeable battery
Nominal Voltage
3.7 V DC
Typical Capacity
760 mAh
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 times
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
35.4 x 40.3 x 5.9 mm (1.4 x 1.6 x 0.23 in.)
Weight
Approx. 17 g (0.6 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-2LV/CB-2LVE
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
10 VA (100 V) – 14 VA (240 V) (CB-2LV)
0.1 A (100 V) – 0.06 A (240 V) (CB-2LVE)
Rated Output
4.2 V DC, 0.65 A
Charging Time
Approx. 90 minutes
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
53.0 x 86.0 x 19.5 mm (2.1 x 3.4 x 0.77 in.)
Weight
Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz.) (CB-2LV)
Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz.) (CB-2LVE) (excluding
power cable)
Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/ 60 Hz)
16 VA (100 V) – 26 VA (240 V)
Rated Output
4.3 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
42.6 x 104.4 x 31.4 mm (1.7 x 4.1 x 1.2 in.)
Weight
Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.)
Appendix
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10)
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INDEX
A
E
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 .. 109
AE Lock ................................. 47
AF Frame ......................... 45, 46
AF Lock.................................. 46
AF-assist Beam...................... 28
AiAF ....................................... 28
Auto Play (Slide Show) .......... 78
Auto Rotate Function ............. 64
AV Cable................................ 89
Erasing
All Images .......................... 82
Single Images .... 14, Basic 11
Exposure ................................ 50
Exposure Shift ........................ 43
B
Battery
Battery Capacity .............. 116
Charging ............ 106, Basic 1
Handling........................... 105
Installing..................... Basic 2
C
Clock Display .........................
Compression..........................
Continuous Shooting .............
Create Folder .........................
Custom White Balance ..........
16
33
37
65
54
D
Date/Time
Setting........................ Basic 4
Using the Clock.................. 16
World Clock ....................... 24
Digital Macro .......................... 35
DIGITAL Terminal .. 12, Basic 19
Digital Zoom........................... 36
Direct Transfer ............. Basic 22
Downloading Images to
a Computer .................. Basic 16
DPOF Print Order
Print Style .......................... 85
Selecting Images ............... 83
DPOF Transfer Order ............ 87
120
F
FE Lock .................................. 48
File Number............................ 66
Flash......................... 14, Basic 9
Focus...................................... 45
Focus Lock ............................. 46
Frame Rate ............................ 34
FUNC. Menu .......................... 26
FUNC./SET button ................. 14
G
Grid Line................................. 28
H
HF-DC1 ................................ 110
Histogram ............................... 21
I
Image Data Sizes (Estimated) 118
Index Playback ....................... 70
Indicator.................................. 22
Infinity ..................... 14, Basic 10
Interface Cable ....... Basic 14, 18
ISO Speed.............................. 63
J
JUMP (Image Search)............ 71
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L
P
Language........................ Basic 4
LCD Monitor
Information Displayed......... 18
Night Display ...................... 17
Playback Information.......... 19
Quick-bright LCD................ 17
Shooting Information .......... 18
Using the LDC Monitor ....... 15
Photo Effect ........................... 56
Playback ...................... Basic 11
Postcard Date Imprint Mode .. 38
Power Button ........... 14, Basic 5
Power Saving................... 22, 30
Print/Share Button.. 14, Basic 14
Printing......................... Basic 14
Protect.................................... 82
M
R
Macro...................... 14, Basic 10
Magnifying .............................. 69
Memory Card
Estimated Capacities........ 117
Formatting .................. 23, 108
Handling ........................... 107
Inserting...................... Basic 2
Menu
FUNC. Menu ................ 26, 28
Menu List............................ 28
Menus and Settings............ 26
My Camera Menu............... 31
Play Menu .......................... 29
Rec. Menu .......................... 28
Set up Menu ....................... 29
MENU button .......................... 14
Messages ............................. 102
Metering Modes...................... 49
Mode Switch ......... 14, Basic 5, 6
Movie
Editing ................................ 73
Playback............................. 72
Shooting ............................. 41
Mute Mode................ 29, Basic 5
My Camera Menu ................... 31
My Camera Settings ............... 90
My Colors ............................... 57
Red-Eye Reduction.. 12, Basic 9
Reset All................................. 31
Resolution ........................ 32, 34
Rotate .................................... 75
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S
V
Self-Timer .............................. 39
Set up Menu .......................... 29
Shooting Mode
Auto ........................... Basic 7
Digital Macro...................... 35
Manual ....................... Basic 7
Movie ................... 41, Basic 8
Scene Mode............... Basic 7
Beach..................... Basic 8
Fireworks ............... Basic 8
Foliage ................... Basic 7
Indoor..................... Basic 7
Kids&Pets .............. Basic 7
Snow...................... Basic 7
Underwater ............ Basic 8
Selecting .................... Basic 6
Stitch Assist ....................... 43
Shutter Button ........................ 14
Fully ........................... Basic 6
Halfway ...................... Basic 5
Shutter Speed ........................ 51
Slide Show ............................. 78
Repeat Settings ................. 81
Selecting ............................ 80
Transition Effects ............... 79
Smooth Continuous Shooting 37
Sound Memo ......................... 76
Spot AE Point Frame ............. 49
Spot Frame ............................ 18
System Requirements.. Basic 17
Video Output System ............. 89
T
Telephoto ....................... Basic 9
Time Zone........................ 24, 30
Transition Effects
Playback ............................ 76
Slide Show......................... 79
122
W
White Balance ........................ 53
Wide Angle ..................... Basic 9
Wrist Strap.............................. 13
Z
Zoom .............................. Basic 9
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Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the
information contained in this guide is accurate and complete,
no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions.
• Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the
hardware and software described herein at anytime without
prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without the prior written
permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from
corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or
malfunction of the camera, the software, SD memory cards
(SD cards), personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of
non-Canon SD cards.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Canon, PowerShot, PIXMA and SELPHY are trademarks of Canon Inc.
• Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc., registered in the United States and/or other countries.
• Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• SD is a trademark.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2005 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1158)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart
B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications
should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the
equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme
NMB-003 du Canada.
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The chart below is a reference for the settings available for various shooting conditions.
The settings selected in each shooting mode are saved after you finish shooting.
Function
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Large
Medium 1
Medium 2
Resolution
Small
Postcard
Movie
Super Fine
Compression Fine
Normal
Frame Rate
Auto
Auto with
Red-Eye Reduction
On with
(3)
Flash
Red-Eye Reduction
On
Off
Slow Synchro
Macro Mode
Infinity Mode
AF Lock
AE Lock
FE Lock
Single
Continuous Shooting
Shooting
10-sec. Self-Timer
Method
2-sec. Self-Timer
Custom Timer
Date Stamp
Autofocus Modes
AF-assist Beam
Page
*
*
*
*
*
U*
U
U
U
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
*
–
*
–
*
–
–
*
–
–
–
*
–
–
–
*
*
U
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
*
U
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
*
*
–
U
(5)
U
(5)
U
–
–
–
–
*
U*
(4)
–
–
–
*
U*
–
–
–
*
–
p.33
(2)
*
–
p.34
Basic
p.9
–
U*
–
p.32
p.34
(1)
–
–
–
U
*
–
–
–
–
–
Basic
p.10
p.46
p.47
p.48
–
p.37
U
p.39
U
–
–
–
(6)
(7)
–
–
–
U
–
–
–
p.38
p.45
p.28
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Function
Page
On
Off
Digital Zoom
–
*
*
Evaluative
–
Center-Weighted Average –
Spot
–
Exposure Compensation
–
–
–
Exposure Shift
–
Long Shutter
–
White Balance
–
Photo Effect
–(10)
ISO Speed
Auto Rotate
Grid Lines
(10)
–
*
*
*
Metering
Method
*Default setting
(8)
*
–
–
–
–
(10)
(9)
–
–
–
–
–
–(10)
–
–
–(10)
–(10)
–(10)
*
–
–
–
U
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
U
U
p.36
(10)
(11)
–(10) –(10)
U
–
–
p.49
p.50
p.43
p.51
p.53
p.56
p.63
p.64
p.28
Setting available U Setting can only be selected for the first image.
(Shaded Area):Setting is retained even when the camera power is shut off.
With the exception of the [Time Zone], [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System]
settings, all the other menu settings and changes made with the camera buttons can
be reset to the default values in a single operation (p. 31).
(1)(2) The resolutions and frame rates for the
(Movie) mode are as follows.
Resolution
*
–
–
Frame Rate
–
–
–
*
–
–
–
–
–
(3) The default flash setting is Auto with Red-Eye Reduction in the
modes, Auto in the
modes, and Off in the
modes.
- The flash cannot be set in
mode.
- When the flash fires in
mode, the camera will automatically use Slow Synchro
mode.
(4) The flash is set by default not to fire in the
and
modes.
(5) You cannot switch between the Macro/Infinity modes when the camera is in the
modes.
(6) AF cannot be selected in the
modes.
(7) The AF-assist Beam cannot be set in
mode.
(8) Can even be set during shooting (Standard only).
(9) Exposure compensation not available in
or
modes.
(10) Automatically set by the camera.
(11) The Photo Effect cannot be set in the
mode.
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