User guide | Canon SX200 IS Digital Camera User Manual

Battery Charger CB-2LX
This product is not intended to be serviced. Should the product cease
to function in its intended manner, it should be returned to the
manufacturer or be discarded.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS-SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER-TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug
adapter of the proper configuration for the power outlet.
This battery charger is for exclusive use with Battery Pack NB-5L
(1.12 Ah). There is a danger of explosion if other battery packs are
used.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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• Reprinting, transmitting, or storing in a retrieval system any part of this
guide without the permission of Canon is prohibited.
• Canon reserves the right to change the contents of this guide at any
time without prior notice.
• Illustrations and screenshots in this guide may differ slightly from the
actual equipment.
• Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in
this guide is accurate and complete. However, if you notice any errors
or omissions, please contact the Canon customer service center
indicated on the customer support list included with the product.
• The above items notwithstanding, Canon accepts no liability for
damages due to mistaken operation of the products.
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Disclaimer
DIGITAL CAMERA
This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
ENGLISH
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• Make sure you read this guide before using the camera.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.
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Checking the Package Contents
Check if the following items are included in your camera package. If anything
is missing, contact the retailer from which you purchased the camera.
Battery Pack NB-5L
(with Terminal Cover)
Camera
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU
Battery Charger
CB-2LX/CB-2LXE
AV Cable
AVC-DC400
Camera User Guide
(This Guide)
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DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
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Wrist Strap
WS-DC9
Warranty
Card
“Canon Customer
Support” Leaflet
Also refer to the PDF manuals on the CD-ROM. After
installation, shortcut icons appear on the desktop. If the software
installation fails, you can find the manuals in the Readme folder
on the CD-ROM.
• Personal Printing Guide
Read when you want to connect the camera to a printer
(sold separately) and print.
• Software Starter Guide
Read when you want to connect the camera to a computer.
Detailed user guides (PDF format) for the included
ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser programs are
available on the Canon website (English only):
http://web.canon.jp/imaging/information-e.html
• A memory card is not included.
• Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals.
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Read This First
Test Shots
Take some initial test shots and play them back to make sure the images
were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and
affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages
arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded
in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
The images recorded with this camera are intended for personal use. Do not
record images that infringe upon copyright laws without the prior permission
of the copyright holder. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying
of images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties by
means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal
rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
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This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If there is a
problem with the camera while abroad, please return it to the country of sale
before proceeding with a warranty claim to a Canon Customer Support Help
Desk. For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the customer
support list supplied with your camera.
LCD Monitor
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The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing
techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification, but
occasionally non-performing pixels may appear as bright or dark dots. This
is not a malfunction and has no effect on the recorded image.
Camera Body Temperature
Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as the
camera body may become warm. This is not a malfunction.
Memory Cards
The various types of memory cards that can be used in this camera are
collectively referred to as memory cards in this guide.
For CA, USA only
Included lithium battery contains Perchlorate Material - special handling
may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ for details.
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What Do You Want to Do?
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Shoot
● Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
● Just Taking Pictures (Easy mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
● Shoot to match special conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 – 61
Take good people shots
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Portraits
(p. 58)
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With nightscapes Kids and pets
(p. 58)
(p. 58)
Take good landscapes
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Landscape
(p. 58)
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Indoors
(p. 59)
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Fireworks
(p. 60)
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With snowscapes
(p. 61)
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Sunsets
(p. 59)
Shoot various other scenes
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At the beach
(p. 60)
Night Scene
(p. 60)
Aquarium
(p. 60)
Foliage
(p. 60)
Low light
(p. 61)
● Focus on faces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 67, 84, 87
● Shoot in places where I cannot use the flash (turn off the flash) 62
● Shoot pictures with me in them too (self-timer). . . . . . . . . . . 66, 67
● Insert the date and time into my shots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
● Take close-up pictures of subjects (macro shooting) . . . . . . . . . 71
● Take sepia toned or black and white pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
● Change the size of picture I want to take (recording pixels) . . . . 72
● Take pictures continuously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
● Shoot without the effects of camera shake (image stabilization) . . 144
● Shoot without the effects of camera shake even in low light
conditions (High ISO Auto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 74
● Maintain the focus on moving subjects (Servo AF). . . . . . . . . . . 86
● Make dark subjects appear brighter (i-Contrast). . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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What Do You Want to Do?
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View
● Look at my pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
● Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
● Look at my pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
● Quickly search pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110, 111
● Erase pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 118
● Protect pictures from accidental erasure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Shoot/View Movies
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● Shoot movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
● View movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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● Easily print pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Save
● Save images to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Other
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● Turn off sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
● Use the camera abroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 139
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Table of Contents
Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of
this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you
learn more as you read each chapter.
Checking the Package Contents .......2
Read This First ..................................3
What Do You Want to Do? ................4
Conventions Used in this Guide ........9
Safety Precautions...........................10
1 Getting Started ....................13
Charging the Battery........................14
Inserting the Battery and
Memory Card .............................16
Setting the Date and Time ...............19
Setting the Display Language..........21
Formatting Memory Cards ...............22
Pressing the Shutter Button.............23
A Taking Pictures .......................24
1 Viewing Images ..........................27
/ Erasing Images ...........................28
2 Printing Images ..........................29
E Shooting Movies.........................31
1 Viewing Movies ..........................33
Transferring Images to a
Computer ...................................34
Accessories .....................................38
Separately Sold Accessories ...........40
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2 Learning More......................41
Components Guide..........................42
Information Displayed on the
Screen........................................44
Indicator ...........................................46
m FUNC. Menu – Basic
Operations .................................47
n Menu – Basic Operations ....48
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Changing the Sound Settings ......... 49
Changing the Screen Brightness .... 50
Returning the Camera to Default
Settings ..................................... 51
Low Level
Memory Card Formatting .......... 52
Power Saving Function
(Auto Power Down) ................... 53
Clock Functions............................... 54
3 Shooting in Special
Conditions and Commonly
Used Functions................... 55
9 Shooting in Easy mode.............. 56
9 Viewing or Erasing
in Easy mode............................. 57
Shooting in Various
Conditions ................................. 58
K Shooting in Special Scenes ... 59
! Turning the Flash Off.................. 62
Zooming in More Closely on Subjects
(Digital Zoom)............................ 63
Inserting the Date and Time............ 65
Ò Using the Self-Timer................... 66
" Using the Face Self-Timer.......... 67
4 Selecting Settings Yourself
.............................................. 69
G Shooting in Program AE ............. 70
h Turning the Flash On................... 70
e Shooting Close-ups
(Macro/Super Macro) ................ 71
Changing the Recording Pixels....... 72
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Changing the Compression Ratio
(Image Quality) ......................... 72
- Changing the ISO Speed......... 74
Adjusting the White Balance ........... 75
Adjusting the Brightness
(Exposure Compensation) ........ 76
W Continuous Shooting ................. 77
Changing the Tone of an Image
(My Colors) ............................... 78
Î Shooting Using the Two Second
Self-Timer ................................. 79
$ Customizing the Self-Timer ........ 80
Shooting Using a TV Monitor .......... 81
Changing the Composition with the
Focus Lock................................ 81
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5 Getting More Out of Your
Camera ................................ 83
Changing the AF Frame Mode........ 84
Magnifying the Focal Point.............. 85
Shooting with the AF Lock .............. 86
Shooting with Servo AF .................. 86
0 Selecting the Person to
Focus On (Face Select) ............ 87
Switching the Focus Setting and
Shoot......................................... 88
Changing the Metering Mode.......... 88
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode .... 89
Using the Manual Focus in
Combination with the Auto Focus
(Safety MF) ............................... 90
¤ Shooting with the AE Lock ......... 90
¤ Shooting with the FE Lock ......... 91
… Shooting with Slow Synchro ...... 91
M Setting the Shutter Speed ........ 92
B Setting the Aperture Value ...... 93
D Setting the Shutter Speed and
Aperture Value .......................... 94
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@ Making Dark Subjects Appear
Brighter (i-Contrast) ................... 95
ΠRed-Eye Correction ................... 96
Checking for Shut Eyes................... 97
Setting the Flash ............................. 97
Setting the Flash Exposure
Compensation ........................... 98
Setting the Flash Output.................. 98
Exposure Compensation
When Shooting With A Flash
(Safety FE) ................................ 99
Changing the Color and Shooting . 100
L Shooting Stitch Assist Images 102
6 Using Various
Functions for Shooting
Movies................................ 103
Changing the Movie Mode ............ 104
Changing the Image Quality.......... 104
AE Lock/Exposure Shift................. 105
Other Shooting Functions.............. 106
Playback Functions ....................... 106
* Editing ....................................... 107
7 Using Playback and Other
Functions........................... 109
Quickly Searching Images............. 110
‚ Viewing Images
in Filtered Playback ................. 111
. Viewing Slideshows .................. 112
Checking the Focus....................... 114
k Magnifying Images ................... 115
Changing Image Transitions ......... 115
Viewing Images on a TV ............... 116
Viewing Images on
a High-Definition TV ................ 117
/ Erasing All Images.................... 118
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: Protecting Images ...................121
; Organizing Images by Category
(My Category) ..........................123
\ Rotating Images ........................125
= Resizing Images .......................126
[ Trimming ...................................127
? Adding Effects with the
My Colors Function ..................128
@ Making Dark Subjects
Appear Brighter (i-Contrast).....129
] Correcting the Red-Eye Effect...130
Printing from the Print List
(DPOF).....................................131
Selecting Images for
Printing (DPOF) .......................133
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8 Customizing the Camera . 137
Changing Functions ...................... 138
Changing Shooting Functions ....... 142
Changing Playback Functions....... 146
Changing the Start-up Image or
Sound ...................................... 146
9 Useful Information............ 149
Using Household Power................ 150
Troubleshooting ............................ 151
List of Messages that Appear
on the Screen .......................... 154
Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode ........................ 156
Menus ........................................... 158
Handling Precautions .................... 162
Specifications ................................ 163
Index ............................................. 166
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Conventions Used in this Guide
• Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and switches.
• Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets).
• The directional buttons, control dial, and FUNC./SET button are
represented by the following icons.
(Up button)
(Right button)
(Left button)
(Down button)
(Control dial)
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: Troubleshooting tips.
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: Hints for getting more out of your camera.
•
: Things you should be careful about.
•
: Supplemental information.
• (p. xx): Reference pages. “xx” stands for page number.
• This chapter assumes all functions are at their default settings.
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Safety Precautions
• Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described
below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
• The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to prevent injuries to
yourself and other persons, or damage to the equipment.
• Be sure to also check the guides included with any separately sold accessories you use.
Warning Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death.
Caution
Denotes the possibility of injury.
Caution
Denotes the possibility damage to the equipment.
Warning
Camera
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• Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human eyes.
Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash could damage eyesight. In
particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash.
• Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Strap: Putting the strap around a child’s neck could result in asphyxiation.
Memory card, day/date battery: Dangerous if accidentally swallowed. If this occurs,
contact a doctor immediately.
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• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not
expressly described in this guide.
• To avoid the risk of injury, do not touch the interior of the camera if it has been
dropped or otherwise damaged.
• Stop operating the camera immediately if it emits smoke, a strange smell, or
otherwise behaves abnormally.
• Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner to clean the
equipment.
• Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to enter the camera.
This could result in fire or electrical shock.
If liquid or foreign objects come into contact with the camera interior, immediately turn
the camera power off and remove the battery.
• Use only recommended power sources.
Using other power sources could result in fire or electrical shock.
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Safety Precautions
Battery, Battery Charger
• Use only recommended batteries.
• Do not place the battery near or in direct flame.
• Do not let the battery come into contact with water (e.g. sea water) or other liquids.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery.
• Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery to severe impacts.
This may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the
surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the eyes, mouth, skin or clothing
contacts these substances, immediately flush with water and seek medical assistance.
If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera
distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• Use only the specified battery charger to charge the battery.
• Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord.
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• Unplug the power cord periodically and wipe away any dust and dirt that has
collected on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet, and the surrounding area.
• Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.
This could result in fire or electrical shock.
Other Warnings
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• Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support
data CD-ROMs.
Playing the CD-ROM(s) in an audio CD player (music player) could damage the
speakers. It is also possible to suffer hearing loss from listening with headphones to
the loud sounds of a CD-ROM played on a music CD player.
Caution
• Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks
when hanging it by the strap.
• Be careful not to bump or push strongly on the lens.
This could damage the camera or lead to injury.
• Avoid using, placing or storing the camera in the following places.
- Places subject to strong sunlight.
- Places subject to temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F).
- Humid or dusty areas.
These could cause leakage, overheating or an explosion of the battery, resulting in
electrical shock, fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also cause
deformation of the casing.
• Do not allow dirt or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact the charger
terminals or plug.
This could result in fire, electrical shock or other damage.
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Safety Precautions
• Playing back for a long time may cause feelings of discomfort.
Caution
• Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.).
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor.
• When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to
allow dust or sand to enter the camera.
• Do not use the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to the surface, or if it is
covered by your fingers or clothing.
This may cause the camera to malfunction.
• Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet after recharging is complete,
or when you are not using it.
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• Do not place anything, such as cloth on top of the battery charger while it is
charging.
Leaving the unit plugged in for a long period of time may cause it to overheat and
distort, resulting in fire.
• Remove and store the battery when you are not using the camera.
If the battery is left inside the camera, damage caused by leakage may occur.
• Before you discard batteries, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators.
Contacting other metal materials in waste containers may lead to fire or explosions.
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• Do not place the battery near pets.
Pets biting the battery could cause leakage, overheating or explosion, resulting in fire
or other injuries.
• Do not sit in a chair with the camera in your pocket.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the LCD monitor.
• When putting the camera in your bag, ensure that hard objects do not come into
contact with the LCD monitor.
• Do not attach accessories to the strap.
Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the LCD monitor.
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Getting Started
This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in
A mode, and then how to view, erase and print the images you
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take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view
movies and transfer images to a computer.
Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera
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• Attach the included strap and place it around your wrist to avoid dropping
the camera during use.
• Keep your arms tight against your body while holding the camera firmly by
the sides. Be sure that your fingers do not block the flash.
Strap
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Charging the Battery
Use the included charger to charge the battery.
Remove the cover.
Insert the battery.
● Align the S marks on the battery and
charger, then insert the battery by sliding it
in
and down
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Charge the battery.
● For CB-2LX: Flip out the plug
CB-2LX
and plug
the charger into a power outlet
.
● For CB-2LXE: Plug the power cord into
the charger, then plug the other end into a
power outlet.
X The charge lamp lights red and charging
starts.
● The charge lamp will light green when
charging has finished. Charging takes
approx. 2 hours and 5 minutes.
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CB-2LXE
Remove the battery.
● Unplug the battery charger from the power
outlet, then remove the battery by sliding it
in
and up
.
To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than
24 hours continuously.
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Charging the Battery
Approximate Number of Shots That Can Be Taken
Number of shots
280
Playback Time (Hours)
5
• The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products
Association (CIPA) measurement standard.
• Under some shooting conditions, fewer shots can be taken.
Battery Charge Indicator
An icon or message will appear on the screen indicating the battery’s charge state.
Display
Summary
Good.
Slightly depleted, but sufficient.
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(Blinking red) Nearly depleted.
“Change the battery pack.”
Depleted. Recharge the battery.
Using the battery and charger effectively
• Charge the battery on the day, or the day before, it will be used.
Charged batteries continue to discharge naturally even if they are not used.
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Attach the cover to a charged battery
so that the S mark is visible.
• How to store the battery for long periods.
Deplete and remove the battery from the camera. Attach the terminal cover and
store the battery. Storing a battery for long periods of time (about a year) without
depleting it may shorten its life span or affect its performance.
• The battery charger can also be used when abroad.
The charger can be used in regions that have 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC
power. If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug
adapter. Do not use devices, such as electrical transformers for foreign travel,
because they will cause malfunctions.
• The battery may develop a bulge.
This is a normal characteristic of the battery and does not indicate a problem.
However, if the battery bulges to the point where it will no longer fit into the
camera, please contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
• If the battery is quickly depleted even after charging, it has reached the end of its
life span.
Purchase a new battery.
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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Insert the included battery and a memory card into the camera.
Check the card’s write-protect tab.
● If the memory card has a write-protect tab,
you will not be able to record images if the
tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab
up until you hear a click.
Open the cover.
● Slide the cover
, and open it
.
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Insert the battery.
● Insert the battery as shown until it locks
into place with a click.
● Be sure to insert the battery in the correct
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direction or it will not properly lock into
place.
Terminals
Insert the memory card.
● Insert the memory card as shown until it
locks into place with a click.
● Be sure the memory card is oriented
correctly. Inserting the memory card in the
wrong direction could damage the
camera.
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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Close the cover.
● Close the cover
, and slide it
locks into place with a click.
until it
Removing the Battery and Memory Card
Remove the battery.
● Open the cover and press the battery lock
in the direction of the arrow.
X The battery will pop up.
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Remove the memory card.
● Push the memory card in until you hear a
click, then slowly release it.
X The memory card will pop up.
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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card
Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card
Memory Card
Number of shots
2 GB
626
8 GB
2505
• Values are based on the default settings.
• The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the
subject and the memory card used.
Can you check the number of shots that can be taken?
You can check the number of shots that can be taken when the camera is in a
Shooting Mode (p. 24).
Number of shots that can be taken
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Compatible Memory Cards
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SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards
MultiMediaCards
MMCplus memory cards
HC MMCplus memory cards
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What is the write-protect tab?
SD and SDHC memory cards have a write-protect tab. If this tab is in the locked
position, [Card locked!] will appear on the screen and you will not be able to take
or erase images.
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Setting the Date and Time
The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned
on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these
settings, be sure to set them.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the power button.
X The Date/Time screen will appear.
Set the date and time.
● Press the qr buttons to select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to set a value.
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Make the setting.
● Press the m button.
X Once the date and time have been set,
the Date/Time screen will close.
● Pressing the power button will turn off the
camera.
Reappearing Date/Time screen
Set the correct date and time. If you have not set the date and time, the Date/
Time screen will appear each time you turn on the camera.
Daylight saving time settings
If you select
in Step 2 and press the op buttons or turn the  dial and
select
, you will set the time to daylight savings (1 hour ahead).
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Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Date and Time
You can change the current date and time settings.
Display the menus.
● Press the n button.
Select [Date/Time] in the 3 tab.
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3 tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Date/Time], then press the m
button.
C
Y
P
O
Change the date and time.
● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 19 to adjust
the setting.
● To close the menus, press the n
button.
Date/Time battery
• The camera has a built-in date/time battery (backup battery) that allows the
date/time settings to be retained about three weeks after the battery pack has
been removed.
• By inserting a charged battery or connecting an AC adapter kit (sold separately,
p. 40) the date/time battery can be charged in about 4 hours even if the camera
is not turned on.
• If the date/time battery is depleted, the Date/Time menu will appear when you
turn the camera on. Follow the steps on p. 19 to set the date and time.
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Setting the Display Language
You can change the language displayed in the LCD monitor menus and
messages.
Set the playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
Display the settings screen.
● Press and hold the m button
, then
immediately press the n button
.
Y
P
O
Set the display language.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the Â
C
dial to select a language, then press the
m button.
X Once the display language has been set,
the language menu will close.
What if the clock appears when the m button is pressed?
The clock will display if too much time passes between pressing the m button
and the n button in Step 2. If the clock appears, press the m button to
remove the clock and repeat Step 2.
You can also change the display language by pressing the n button,
selecting the 3 tab, and selecting the [Language] menu item.
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Formatting Memory Cards
Before you use a new memory card or one that has been used in other
devices, you should format the card with this camera. Formatting (initializing)
a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve
the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory
card.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select [Format].
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
Y
P
O
to select [Format], then press the m
button.
Format the memory card.
C
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select [OK], then press the m button.
X The memory card will be formatted.
X When formatting has finished, the menu
screen will reappear.
• Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file
management information on the card and does not ensure its contents
are completely erased. Be careful when transferring or disposing of a
memory card. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such
as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks.
• The total capacity of the memory card displayed in the formatting screen
may be less than indicated on the memory card.
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Pressing the Shutter Button
The shutter button has two stops. To take images that are in focus, be sure
to first press the shutter button lightly (halfway) to focus, then take the shot.
Press halfway (lightly to the first
stop).
X The camera focuses and automatically
selects the necessary settings for
shooting, such as the brightness.
X When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and the indicator will light green.
Y
P
O
Press fully (to the second stop).
X The camera plays the shutter sound and
takes the shot.
● Since the shot is being taken while the
C
shutter sound plays, be careful not to
move the camera.
Does the length of the shutter sound change?
• Since the time required to shoot differs according to the scene you want to take,
the length of the shutter sound may change.
• If the camera or subject moves while the shutter sound is playing, the recorded
image may be blurry.
If you just press the shutter button fully without pausing halfway, the
image may not be in focus.
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A Taking Pictures
Since the camera can determine the subject and shooting conditions, you
can let it automatically select the best settings for the scene and just shoot.
The camera can also detect and focus on faces, setting the color and
brightness to optimal levels.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the power button.
X The start-up sound will play, and the startup screen will appear.
● Pressing the power button again will turn
the camera off.
Select the A mode.
Y
P
O
● Set the mode dial to A.
● When you point the camera toward the
subject, the camera will make a slight
noise as it determines the scene.
X The camera focuses on the subject it
judges to be the main subject, and
displays the icon for the determined scene
in the upper right of the screen.
X When faces are detected, a white frame
appears on the face of the main subject,
while gray frames appear on other
detected faces.
X Even if the detected faces move, the
camera will follow the faces within a
certain range.
C
Compose the shot.
● Moving the zoom lever toward i will
zoom in on your subject, making it appear
larger. Moving the lever toward j will
zoom out from your subject, making it
appear smaller.
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A Taking Pictures
Focus.
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
X When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and the indicator will light green
(orange when the flash will fire).
X Green AF frames appear where the
subject is in focus.
X Several AF frames will appear when the
camera focuses on more than one point.
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button fully.
X The camera will play the shutter sound
AF Frames
What if...
C
Y
P
O
and shoot. The flash will automatically fire
in low light conditions.
X The indicator will blink green while the
image is recorded to the memory card.
X The image will appear on the screen for
about two seconds.
● You can take a second picture even while
an image is displayed by pressing the
shutter button.
• The camera does not play any sounds?
Pressing the l button while turning on the camera power will turn off all
sounds except for warning sounds. To turn the sounds on, press the n
button, select the 3 tab, and then select [Mute]. Use the qr buttons to select
[Off].
• The image comes out dark even if the flash fired when shooting?
The subject is too far away for the flash to reach. Shoot within the effective flash
range of approximately 50 cm – 3.0 m (1.6 – 9.8 ft.) at maximum wide angle,
and approximately 1.0 – 2.0 m (3.3 – 6.6 ft.) at maximum telephoto.
• The camera beeps once when the shutter button is pressed halfway?
Your subject is too close. When the camera is at maximum wide angle, move
about 2 cm (0.79 in.) or more away from your subject and shoot. Move about
1 m (3.3 ft.) or more away when the camera is at maximum telephoto.
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A Taking Pictures
• The lamp lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway?
To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may light when shooting in
dark areas.
• The h icon blinks when you try to take an image?
The flash is charging. You can shoot when recharging ends.
• The camera makes a slight noise when you tilt it?
This is the sound of the lens moving. This is not a malfunction.
Scene Icons
The camera displays an icon for the scene it has determined and then
automatically focuses and selects the optimum settings for subject
brightness and color.
Background
Bright
Including Blue
Skies
Y
P
O
Sunsets
Subject
Backlit
People
Backlit
Dark
When
Using
Tripod
–
Subjects Other Than
People
Landscapes
Close Subjects
Icon Background
Color
C
Gray
–
Light Blue
Orange
*
*
–
Dark Blue
* Displays when the camera is attached to a tripod.
Under certain conditions, the icon that displays may not match the actual
scene. Especially when there is an orange or blue colored background (a
wall for example),
or the “Blue Skies” icons may appear and it may
not be possible to shoot with the appropriate color. If this happens, try
shooting in the G mode (p. 70).
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1 Viewing Images
You can view your images on the screen.
Select the playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
X The last image you took will appear.
Select an image.
● Pressing the q button will cycle through the
images in reverse order.
● Pressing the r button will cycle through
the images in the order they were taken.
Y
P
O
● The images change more quickly if you
C
keep the qr buttons pressed, but they
will appear coarse.
● Turning the  dial counter-clockwise
displays images in reverse order, while
turning it clockwise displays images in the
order they were taken.
● Pressing the 1 button while the lens is
extended will cause the shooting screen
to reappear.
● The lens will retract after approximately 1
minute elapses. If you press the 1 button
with the lens retracted, the power will turn
off.
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/ Erasing Images
You can select and erase images one at a time. Please note that erased
images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an
image.
Select the playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
X The last image you took will appear.
Select an image to erase.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to display an image to erase.
C
Y
P
O
Erase the image.
● Press the p button.
X [Erase?] appears.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Erase], then press the m
button.
X The displayed image will be erased.
● To exit instead of erasing, press the qr
buttons or turn the  dial to select
[Cancel], then press the m button.
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2 Printing Images
You can easily print the images you have taken if you connect the camera to
a PictBridge compliant printer (sold separately).
Items to Prepare
• Camera and PictBridge compliant printer (sold separately)
• Interface cable supplied with the camera (p. 2)
Turn off the camera and printer.
Y
P
O
Connect the camera to the printer.
● Open the cover, and insert the small end
C
of the plug firmly into the camera terminal
in the direction shown.
● Insert the cable’s larger plug into the
printer. For connection details, refer to the
user guide provided with the printer.
Turn on the printer.
Turn on the camera.
● Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
X The c button will light blue.
Select an image to print.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an image.
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2 Printing Images
Print images.
● Press the c button.
X Printing will start and the c button will
blink blue.
● If you want to print additional images,
repeat Steps 5 and 6 after printing has
completed.
● After printing has completed, turn off the
camera and printer, and unplug the
interface cable.
Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details on printing.
Y
P
O
Canon-Brand PictBridge Compliant Printers (Sold Separately)
By connecting your camera to one of the Canon-brand PictBridge compliant
printers below, you can print your images without having to use a computer.
C
Compact Photo Printers
(SELPHY Series)
Inkjet Printers
(PIXMA series)
For more information, visit your nearest Canon retailer.
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E Shooting Movies
The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot
movies just by pressing the shutter button. If you continue shooting for a long
time, the camera may become warm. This is not a malfunction.
Set the mode dial to E.
Select the E mode.
Shooting Time
● Press the m button, then use the op
buttons or turn the  dial to select E,
then press the m button again.
● Press the op button or turn  dial to
select E, then press the m button.
C
Y
P
O
Compose the shot.
● Moving the zoom lever toward i will
zoom in on your subject, making it appear
larger. Moving the lever toward j will
zoom out from your subject, making it
appear smaller.
Focus.
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
X When the camera focuses, it will beep
twice and the indicator will light green.
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E Shooting Movies
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button fully.
X The camera will start shooting the movie,
Elapsed Time
and [ Rec] and the elapsed time will
appear on the screen.
● Once shooting begins, take your finger off
the shutter button.
● If you change the composition of your shot
during shooting, the focus will stay the
same, but the brightness and tone will
automatically adjust.
Y
P
O
● Do not touch the microphone while
shooting.
● Do not press any buttons other than the
Microphone
C
shutter button. Otherwise, the sound the
buttons make will be recorded in the
movie.
Stop shooting.
● Press the shutter button fully again.
X The camera will beep once and stop
shooting the movie.
X The indicator will blink green, and the
movie will record to the memory card.
X Shooting will automatically stop when the
memory card fills.
Estimated Shooting Times
Memory Card
Shooting Time
2 GB
10 min. 53 sec.
8 GB
43 min. 32 sec.
• Shooting times are based on default settings.
• Shooting time can be checked on the screen in Step 2.
• Max. clip length is approx. 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
Recording also stops when the file size reaches 4 GB.
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1 Viewing Movies
You can view your movies on the screen.
Select the playback mode.
● Press the 1 button.
X The last image you shot will appear.
X
appears on movies.
Select a movie.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select a movie, then press the o
button.
X The movie control panel will appear on the
screen.
C
Y
P
O
Play the movie.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select
, then press the m button.
X The movie will play.
● You can pause/resume the movie by
pressing the m button again.
● Press the op buttons to adjust the
volume.
X After the movie finishes,
appears.
• When watching a movie on a computer, frames may drop, it may not
play smoothly, and the audio may stop suddenly depending on the
computer’s capabilities.
• If you use the supplied software to copy the movie back onto the
memory card, you can play back the movie smoothly. For enhanced
playback you can also connect the camera to a TV.
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Transferring Images to a Computer
You can use the included software to transfer your camera images to a
computer.
System Requirements
Even though these are recommended system requirements, not all
computer functions can be guaranteed.
Windows
OS
Computer model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard Disk
Space
Display
Macintosh
OS
Computer model
CPU
RAM
Interface
Free Hard Disk
Space
Display
34
Windows Vista (including Service Pack 1)
Windows XP Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in
USB ports.
Viewing images Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Viewing movies Core2 Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
Viewing images
Windows XP: 512 MB or more
Viewing movies 1 GB or more
USB
ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
Canon Utilities
PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels or higher
C
Y
P
O
Mac OS X (v10.4 – v10.5)
The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in
USB ports.
Viewing images PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel Processor
Viewing movies Core Duo 1.66 GHz or higher
Viewing images 512 MB or more
Viewing movies 1 GB or more
USB
ImageBrowser: 300 MB or more
Canon Utilities
PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more
1,024 x 768 pixels or higher
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Transferring Images to a Computer
Items to Prepare
• Camera and computer
• DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk supplied with the camera (p. 2)
• Interface cable supplied with the camera (p. 2)
Preparations
Windows XP and Mac OS X (v10.4) are used for these explanations.
Install the software.
Windows
Place the DIGITAL CAMERA Solution
Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Y
P
O
Begin installation.
● Click [Easy Installation] and follow the
C
onscreen instructions to proceed with the
installation.
When the install finishes, click
[Restart] or [Finish].
Remove the CD-ROM.
● Remove the CD-ROM when your desktop
screen appears.
Macintosh
● Place the CD-ROM in the computer's CDROM drive and double-click the
icon.
X The screen on the left displays.
● Click [Install], and follow the onscreen
instructions to proceed with the
installation.
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Transferring Images to a Computer
Connect the camera to the
computer.
● Turn off the camera.
● Open the cover, and insert the cable's
small plug into the camera terminal in the
direction as shown.
● Insert the cable’s larger plug into the
computer’s USB port. For connection
details, refer to the user guide provided
with the computer.
Turn on the camera.
Y
P
O
● Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
C
Open CameraWindow.
Windows
● Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click
[OK].
X CameraWindow will appear.
● If CameraWindow does not appear, click
the [Start] menu and select [All Programs]
or [Programs], followed by [Canon
Utilities]
[CameraWindow]
[CameraWindow]
[CameraWindow].
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Transferring Images to a Computer
Macintosh
X CameraWindow will appear when you
establish a connection between the
camera and computer.
● If CameraWindow does not appear, click
the [CameraWindow] icon on the Dock
(the bar which appears at the bottom of
the desktop).
Transfer Images
● Click [Transfer Untransferred Images].
X All images not previously transferred will
Y
P
O
transfer to the computer.
● After the transfer finishes, turn off the
camera and unplug the cable.
● For further operations, refer to the
Software Starter Guide.
C
Transferred images will be sorted by date and saved in separate folders in
the “My Pictures” folder for Windows or the “Pictures” folder for
Macintosh.
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Accessories
Supplied with Camera
AV Cable
AVC-DC400*1
Wrist Strap
WS-DC9
Interface Cable
IFC-400PCU*1
Battery Pack NB-5L*1
(with Terminal Cover)
Battery Charger
CB-2LX/CB-2LXE*1
C
Y
P
O
DIGITAL CAMERA
Solution Disk
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
DC Coupler
DR-30
Power Cord
Compact Power Adapter
CA-DC10
*1 Also available for purchase separately.
*2 See the user guide supplied with the printer for more information on the printer and
interface cables.
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Accessories
HDMI Cable HTC-100
High-Definition TV
Video IN Terminal
Audio IN Terminal
Memory Card
C
Y
P
O
TV/Video
Inkjet Printers*2
(PIXMA series)
Card Reader
Compact Photo Printers*2
(SELPHY series)
High-Power Flash
HF-DC1
Windows/
Macintosh
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGULATION.
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Separately Sold Accessories
The following camera accessories are sold separately.
Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be
available.
Power Supplies
• AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30
This kit lets you power the camera using household power. Recommended for
powering the camera for an extended period of time or when connecting to a
computer. Cannot be used to charge the battery inside the camera.
• Battery Charger CB-2LX/CB-2LXE
An adapter for charging Battery Pack NB-5L.
• Battery Pack NB-5L
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Other Accessories
Y
P
O
• HDMI Cable HTC-100
Use this cable to connect the camera to the HDMI™ terminal on a high-definition
TV set.
• High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This attachable supplementary flash can illuminate subjects that are too distant
for the light from the built-in flash to reach.
C
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2
Learning More
This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what displays on
the screen, as well as the basic operating instructions.
C
Y
P
O
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Components Guide
Lamp (Self-Timer Lamp (p. 67) /
AF Assist Beam (p. 143) / Red-Eye
Reduction Lamp (p. 142))
Microphone (p. 32)
Lens
Zoom Lever
Shooting: i (Telephoto) / j (Wide
Angle) (p. 24)
Playback: k (Magnify) / g (Index)
(p. 110)
Mode Dial
C
Shutter Button (p. 23)
Mode Dial
Power Button
Flash (p. 62)
Speaker
Tripod Socket
Memory Card / Battery Cover (p. 16)
Strap Mount (p. 13)
Y
P
O
Use the mode dial to change the shooting mode.
P, Tv, Av, M Mode
You can make settings such as the shutter
speed and aperture value in order to take the
picture you want (pp. 70 ,92 ,93, 94).
Auto Mode
You can leave it to the
camera to select settings
(p. 24).
Easy Mode
You can shoot just by
pressing the shutter button
(p. 56).
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Movie Mode
For shooting movies
(p. 31).
Special Scene Mode
The camera can automatically
select all settings appropriate for
the conditions so that you can take
images just by pressing the shutter
button (p. 58).
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Components Guide
Screen (LCD Monitor) (p. 44)
Indicator (p. 46)
c (Direct Print) Button (pp. 29, 145)
1 (Playback) Button (pp. 27, 109)
HDMI OUT Mini Terminal (p. 117)
A/V OUT (Audio/Video Output)
DIGITAL Terminal
Terminal Cover
n (Menu) Button (p. 48)
l (Display) Button (pp. 44, 45)
Control Dial
C
b (Exposure) (p. 76) / o Button
e (Macro) (p. 71) / f (Manual Focus)
(p. 89) / q Button
Control Dial (p. 43)
m FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button
(p. 47)
h (Flash) (pp. 62, 70) / r Button
a (Single Image Erase) (p. 28) / Q
(Self-Timer) (pp. 66, 67) / p Button
Y
P
O
Turning the control dial allows you to perform
operations such as selecting items or switching
images.
1 Button
When the lens is extended, you can switch between the Shooting and
Playback modes. When the lens is retracted, you can use this button to turn
the camera on and off in Playback mode.
Lens is extended
Shooting
mode
1
Lens is retracted
Playback
mode
Power off
1
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Information Displayed on the Screen
Shooting (Information Display)
Battery Charge Indicator
(p. 15)
Camera Orientation*
Drive Mode (p. 77)
My Colors (p. 78)
White Balance (p. 75)
i-Contrast (p. 95)
Camera Shake Warning
(p. 144)
Metering Modes (p. 88)
Compression (Image
Quality) (p. 72)
Recording Pixels (p. 72)
Still Images: Recordable
shots (p. 18)
Movies: Remaining Time/
Elapsed Time (p. 32)
Self-Timer (pp. 66, 67, 80)
AF Frame (p. 25), Spot
AE Point Frame (p. 88)
Digital Zoom Magnification
(pp. 63, 64)
Macro (p. 71),
Super Macro (p. 71),
Manual Focus (p. 89)
Shooting Mode
Flash Mode (pp. 62, 70)
Red-Eye Correction
(p. 96)
C
*
Flash Exposure
Compensation (p. 98),
Flash Output (p. 98)
Time Zone (p. 139)
Image Stabilizer (p. 144)
Date Taken/Recorded
(p. 65)
ISO Speed (p. 74)
Disp. Overlay (p. 144)
AE Lock (pp. 90, 105),
FE Lock (p. 91)
Shutter Speed
Aperture Value
Exposure Compensation
(p. 76)
Y
P
O
: Standard,
: Held vertically
When shooting, the camera detects if it is held vertically or horizontally, and
adjusts settings accordingly for the best shot. It also detects orientation during
playback, so you can hold the camera in either orientation and it will
automatically rotate images for correct viewing.
This function may not operate correctly when the camera is pointed straight up or down.
Switching the Display
You can change the display using the l button.
No Information Display
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Information Displayed on the Screen
Playback (Detailed Information Display)
Print List (p. 131)
My Category (p. 123)
Shooting Mode
Shutter Speed
Exposure Compensation
(p. 76)
White Balance (p. 75)
Histogram (p. 46)
Image Editing (pp. 125 –
130)
Compression (Image
Quality) (p. 72),
(Movies) (p. 104)
Recording Pixels (p. 72)
Battery Charge Indicator
(p. 15)
Metering Modes (p. 88)
Folder Number – File
Number (p. 140)
Displayed image
number / Total number of
images
ISO Speed (p. 74)
Aperture Value, Image
Quality (Movies) (p. 104)
i-Contrast (p. 129)
Flash (p. 70), Exposure
Compensation (p. 99)
C
Macro (p. 71), Super
Macro (p. 71), Manual
Focus (p. 89)
File Size (pp. 72, 104)
Still Images: Recording
Pixels (p. 72)
Movies: Movie Length
(p. 105)
Protect (p. 121)
My Colors (p. 78)
Red-Eye Correction
(p. 130)
Shooting Date and Time
(p. 65)
Y
P
O
Switching the Display
You can change the display using the l button.
No Information
Display
Simple Information
Display
Detailed Information
Display
Focus Check Display
(p. 114)
You can also switch the display by pressing the l button while the
image displays shortly after shooting. However, Simple Information will
not display. You can set the display that displays first. Press the MENU
button to select the 4 tab. Then set [Review Info].
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Information Displayed on the Screen
Display in Dark Conditions during Shooting
The display automatically brightens when shooting in dark conditions,
allowing you to check the composition (Night Display function). However, the
brightness of the image on the screen, and the brightness of the actual
image recorded may be different. Screen noise may appear and the
movement of the subject may appear somewhat jagged on the screen. This
has no effect on the recorded image.
Overexposure Warning during Playback
In “Detailed Information Display” (p. 45), overexposed areas of the image
flash on the screen.
Histogram during Playback
High
● The graph that appears in “Detailed
Low
Dark
Bright
Indicator
C
Y
P
O
Information Display” (p. 45) is called the
histogram. The histogram shows the
distribution and amount of brightness of
an image. When the graph approaches
the right side, the image is bright, but
when it approaches the left side, the
image is dark, and in this way you can
judge the exposure.
The Indicator on the back of the camera (p. 43) will light or blink under the
following conditions.
Colors
Green
Orange
Status
Lights
Blinks
Lights
Blinks
Operation Status
Shooting preparation complete (p. 25)/Display Off (p. 138)
Recording/reading/transmitting image data (p. 25)
Shooting preparation complete (flash on) (p. 25)
Camera shake warning (p. 62)
When the indicator blinks green, data is being recorded to/read from the
memory card or various information is being transmitted. Do not turn off
the power, open the memory card slot/battery cover, shake or jolt the
camera. These actions may corrupt the image data or cause the camera
or memory card to malfunction.
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m FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations
You can set commonly used functions using the FUNC. menu. The menu
items and options differ depending on the mode (p. 156). You can also use
the FUNC. menu in the playback mode.
Display the FUNC. menu.
● Press the m button.
Select a menu item.
● Press the op buttons, or turn the Â
Selectable Options
Menu Items
C
dial to select a menu item, then press the
m button.
● Depending on the menu, the screen may
switch. Select a menu item and make the
setting.
Y
P
O
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option.
● To return to the menu, press the q button.
Make the setting.
● Press the m button.
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n Menu – Basic Operations
Various functions can be set from the menus. The menu items are organized
under tabs, such as for shooting (4) and playback (1). The menu items
differ depending on the mode (pp. 158 – 161).
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select a tab.
● Press the qr buttons, or move the zoom
lever (p. 42) left or right to select a tab.
Y
P
O
Select a menu item.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select a menu item.
● Some items require you to press the m
C
button to display a submenu in which you
change the setting.
Select an option.
● Press the qr buttons to select an option.
Make the setting.
● Press the n button.
X The standard screen will reappear.
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Changing the Sound Settings
You can silence or adjust the volume of camera sounds.
Muting Sounds
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select [Mute].
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3 tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Mute], then use the qr buttons
to select [On].
Y
P
O
Adjusting the Volume
C
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select [Volume].
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Volume], then press the m
button.
Change the volume.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an item, then use the qr buttons
to adjust the volume.
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Changing the Screen Brightness
The screen brightness can be changed in two ways.
With the Menu
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select [LCD Brightness].
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3 tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [LCD Brightness],
Change the brightness.
● Press the qr buttons to change the
Y
P
O
brightness.
● Press the n button again to complete
the setting.
With the l Button
● Press the l button for more than one
C
second.
X The screen increases to maximum
brightness regardless of the setting in the
3 tab.
● Pressing the l button again for more
than one second will return the screen to
the original brightness.
• The next time you turn on the camera, the screen will be at the
brightness setting selected in the 3 tab.
• When you have set the brightness to its highest setting in the 3 tab, you
cannot change the brightness with the l button.
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Returning the Camera to Default Settings
When you have mistakenly changed a setting, you can reset the camera to
the default settings.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select [Reset All].
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Reset All], then press the m
button.
Y
P
O
Reset the settings.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
C
to select [OK], then press the m button.
X The camera will reset to the default
settings.
Are there functions that cannot be reset?
• The [Date/Time] (p. 19) in the 3 tab, [Language] (p. 21), [Video System]
(p. 116), [Time Zone] (p. 139), the image registered as [Start-up Image] (p. 146).
• The saved data for custom white balance (p. 75).
• Colors that were selected in Color Accent (p. 100) or Color Swap (p. 100).
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Low Level Memory Card Formatting
Perform low level formatting when you think that the recording/reading
speed of a memory card has dropped. As you cannot retrieve the erased
data, exercise adequate caution before low level formatting the memory
card.
Display the menu.
● Press the n button.
Select [Format].
● Press the qr buttons to select the 3
tab.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Format], then press the m
button.
Y
P
O
Perform the low level format.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
C
to select [Low Level Format], then use the
qr buttons to display
.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the Â
dial to select [OK], then press the m
button.
X Low level formatting starts.
About low level formatting
When the [Memory card error] message appears, or when the camera does not
work correctly, low level formatting the memory card may solve the problem.
Copy the images from the memory card to a computer or other device before low
level formatting.
• Low level formatting may take longer than standard formatting (p. 22),
since all recorded data are erased.
• You can stop a low level format of a memory card by selecting [Stop].
When stopping low level formatting, the data will be erased but the
memory card can be used without problem.
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Power Saving Function (Auto Power Down)
To save battery power, the camera shuts down automatically when it is not
operated for a certain time.
Power Saving during Shooting
The monitor will turn off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last
operated. After about 2 more minutes, the lens will retract and the power will
turn off. When the monitor has turned off but the lens has not retracted yet,
pressing the shutter button halfway (p. 23) turns on the monitor and shooting
can continue.
Power Saving during Playback
The power will turn off approximately 5 minutes after the camera is last operated.
• You can turn off the Power Saving Function (p. 138).
• You can adjust the time before the monitor turns off (p. 138).
C
Y
P
O
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Clock Functions
You can check the current time.
● Hold the m button pressed.
X A screen like that on the left appears
showing the current time.
● You can change the display color by
changing the camera's orientation,
pressing the qr buttons or turning the
 dial.
● Press the m button to cancel the clock
display.
Press and hold the m button, then press the power button to display the
clock.
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P
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3
Shooting in Special
Conditions and Commonly
Used Functions
Y
P
O
This chapter explains how to shoot in different conditions, as well as
how to use common functions, such as the flash and self-timer.
C
• When you select a shooting mode that matches a particular set of
conditions, the camera will automatically select any necessary settings.
All you need do is press the shutter button to take an optimized picture.
• This chapter assumes the mode dial is set to A, 9 or K (p. 42).
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9 Shooting in Easy mode
The explanations of camera operations and behavior below are basically the
same as in "A Taking Pictures" (p. 24) except that operational
instructions are displayed on the screen, and the camera is set so that only
the buttons explained on this page are functional. This prevents incorrect
operation of the camera, allowing even beginners to take worry-free
pictures.
Select the 9 mode.
● Set the mode dial to 9.
C
Y
P
O
Shoot.
● Follow Steps 3-5 on pages 24–25 to shoot
(there will be no sound played).
Turning Off the Flash
Press the r button.
X The flash turns off and ! appears.
X Pressing r again displays
on the
screen, and the flash will automatically fire
in low light conditions.
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9 Viewing or Erasing in Easy mode
The explanations for viewing or erasing unwanted images are basically the
same as in "1 Viewing Images" (p. 27) and "/ Erasing Images" (p. 28)
except that operational instructions are displayed on the screen, and the
camera is set so that only the buttons explained on this page are functional.
This prevents incorrect operation of the camera, allowing even beginners to
view or erase images worry-free.
Viewing Single Images
Press the 1 button.
X The last image you took will appear.
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons to switch between
Y
P
O
images.
Viewing Slideshows
Press the 1 button.
C
Press the m button.
X All the shots you have taken will display
for about 3 seconds each.
● Press the m button again to stop the
slideshow.
Erasing Images
Select an image to erase.
X Press the qr buttons to select the image
you want to erase.
Erase the image.
● After pressing the p button, press the qr
buttons or turn the  dial to select
[Erase]. Then press the m button.
X The selected image will be erased.
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Shooting in Various Conditions
The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which
you wish to shoot when you select the matching mode.
Select the shooting mode.
● Set the mode dial to the desired mode.
Shoot.
I Take portraits (Portrait)
● Produces a soft effect when
photographing people.
Y
P
O
JTake landscapes (Landscape)
● For shooting majestic landscapes.
C
F Take snapshots at night
(Night Snapshot)
● Lets you take beautiful snapshots of
people against city nightscapes or night
backgrounds.
● If you hold the camera firmly, you can take
pictures with reduced camera shake, even
without a tripod.
V Take shots of kids and pets
(Kids&Pets)
● Lets you capture subjects that move
around, such as children and pets, without
missing photo opportunities.
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K Shooting in Special Scenes
H Take indoor shots (Indoor)
● Lets you shoot indoors with natural colors.
In F, V or H mode, images may appear coarse because the ISO speed
(p. 74) is increased to match the shooting conditions.
K Shooting in Special Scenes
Y
P
O
The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you
wish to shoot when you select the matching mode.
Select the shooting mode.
C
● Set the mode dial to K.
● Press the m button, then use the op
buttons or turn the  dial to select U,
then press the m button again.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select a shooting mode, then press the
m button.
Shoot.
U Shoot sunsets (Sunset)
● Lets you take shots of sunsets in vivid
colors.
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K Shooting in Special Scenes
, Take nightscapes (Night Scene)
● Lets you take beautifully lit city
nightscapes or night backgrounds.
t Take shots of fireworks
(Fireworks)
● Lets you take shots of fireworks in vivid
colors.
Y
P
O
w Take shots of people at the beach
(Beach)
● Lets you take bright shots of people on
C
sandy beaches where the reflected
sunlight is strong.
y Take shots of aquatic life in an
aquarium (Aquarium)
● Lets you take natural-colored shots of
aquatic life in indoor aquariums.
O Take shots of foliage (Foliage)
● Lets you shoot trees and leaves, such as
new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms,
in vivid colors.
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K Shooting in Special Scenes
P Take shots of people in snow
(Snow)
● Lets you take bright, natural-colored shots
of people against snowy backgrounds.
Z Shoot using high ISO speed
(ISO3200)
● Sets the ISO speed to 3200, and lets you
shoot without camera shake or subject
blurring even in low light conditions.
● Recording pixels are set to
(1600 x
1200 pixels, p. 72).
Y
P
O
• In t mode, attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from
moving and blurring the image. Additionally, you are recommended to
set [IS Mode] to [Off] (p. 144).
• In y mode, images may appear coarse because the ISO speed (p. 74)
is increased to match the shooting conditions.
• In Z mode, images may appear coarse.
C
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! Turning the Flash Off
You can shoot with the flash turned off.
Press the r button.
Select !.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select !, then press the m button.
X ! will appear on the screen.
● Follow the steps above to return the
Y
P
O
setting to
C
.
What if the indicator blinks orange and a flashing
appears?
When you press the shutter button halfway in low light conditions where camera
shake is likely, the indicator will blink orange and a flashing
will appear on the
screen. Attach the camera to a tripod to prevent it from moving.
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Zooming in More Closely on Subjects
(Digital Zoom)
You can use the digital zoom to zoom up to a maximum of 48x and capture
subjects that are too far away for the optical zoom (p. 24) to enlarge. The
images may appear coarse, however, depending on the recording pixel
setting (p. 72) and the zoom factor used.
Move the zoom lever toward i.
● Hold the lever until zooming stops.
X When you release the zoom lever, the
largest possible zoom factor without
image deterioration, and
will appear.
Move it toward i again.
Y
P
O
X The digital zoom will further zoom in on
the subject.
C
Zoom Factors at which Images Deteriorate
Recording Pixels
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
12x
15x
19x
30x
48x
: No image deterioration (zoom factor appears white)
: Image deterioration (zoom factor appears blue)
: Maximum zoom factor without deterioration (Safety Zoom)
Turning off the digital zoom
To turn off the digital zoom, press the n button, select the 4 tab, and select
[Digital Zoom] and the [Off] option.
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Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom)
The focal length when using digital zoom is 336 – 1344 mm (35mm film
equivalent).
Digital Tele-Converter
The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.5x or
2.0x. This enables a faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake
than the zoom (including digital zoom) used by itself at the same zoom
factor.
The images may appear coarse, however, depending on the combination of
recording pixel (p. 72) and digital tele-converter settings used.
Select [Digital Zoom].
Y
P
O
● Press the n button.
● Select the 4 tab, then select [Digital
Zoom].
Accept the setting.
● Press the qr buttons to select [1.5x] or
C
[2.0x].
● Pressing the n button will restore the
shooting screen.
X The view will be enlarged, the zoom factor
will display on the screen.
● To return to standard digital zoom, select
[Digital Zoom] and the [Standard] option.
Combinations that Cause Image Deterioration
• Using [1.5x] at a recording pixel setting of
or
will cause image
deterioration (the zoom factor will display in blue).
• Using [2.0x] at a recording pixel setting of
,
or
will cause image
deterioration (the zoom factor will display in blue).
• The respective focal lengths when using [1.5x] and [2.0x] are 42 –
504 mm and 56 – 672 mm (35mm film equivalent).
• The digital tele-converter cannot be used together with the digital zoom.
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Inserting the Date and Time
You can insert the shooting date and time in the lower right corner of an
image. Once inserted, however, they cannot be deleted. Be sure to check
beforehand that the date and time are correctly set (p. 19).
Select [Date Stamp].
● Press the n button and select the 4
tab, then select [Date Stamp] and use the
qr buttons to select [Date] or [Date &
Time].
● Press the n button again to accept
the setting.
X [DATE] will appear on the screen.
Y
P
O
Shoot.
X You can insert the shooting date and time
C
in the image's lower right corner.
● To restore to the original setting, select
[Off] in Step 1.
Inserting and printing the date and time in images which do
not have an embedded date and time
• Use the DPOF print settings (p. 133) to print.
• Use the included software to print.
Refer to the Software Starter Guide for details.
• Connect the camera to a printer to print.
Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details.
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Ò Using the Self-Timer
The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the camera
operator. The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after the
shutter button is pressed.
Press the p button.
Select Ò.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select Ò, then press the m button.
X Once set, Ò will appear.
C
Y
P
O
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button halfway to focus
on the subject, then press it fully.
X When the self-timer starts, the lamp blinks
and the self-timer sound plays.
X Two seconds before the shutter releases,
the lamp and sound speed up (the lamp
remains lit when the flash will fire).
● To cancel shooting with the self-timer after
countdown has started, press the p
button.
● To restore the original setting, select
in Step 2.
You can change the delay time and number of shots (p. 80).
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" Using the Face Self-Timer
Once you compose the shot, such as for a group photo, and press the
shutter button, the camera will take three shots in a row two seconds after it
detects your face (p. 84) when you enter the composition.
Select ".
● Follow Step 2 on p. 66 and select ".
Compose the shot and press the
shutter button halfway.
● Make sure a green frame appears on the
face in focus and white frames appear on
other faces.
Y
P
O
Press the shutter button fully.
X The camera will enter shooting stand-by,
C
and [Look straight at camera to start count
down] will appear on the screen.
X The lamp will blink and the self-timer
sound will play.
Join the subjects and look at the camera.
X When the camera detects a new face, the
lamp and sound will speed up (the lamp
remains lit when the flash will fire), and
two seconds later the shutter will release.
X The second and third shots will continue in
succession.
● To restore the original setting, select
in Step 2 on p. 66.
What if a face is not detected?
Even if your face is not detected after joining the subjects, the shutter will release
approximately 30 seconds later.
Changing the number of shots
For the screen in Step 1, press the n button, then press the qr buttons
to change the number of shots. Press the m button to accept the setting.
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P
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4
Selecting Settings Yourself
In this chapter you will learn how to use the various functions in G
mode to progressively advance your shooting skills.
C
Y
P
O
• This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G.
• G stands for Program AE.
• Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in
modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those
modes (pp. 156 – 159).
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G Shooting in Program AE
You can select the settings for various functions to suit your preferences.
AE stands for Auto Exposure.
Set the mode dial to G (p. 42).
Adjust the settings according to
your purposes (pp. 70 – 80).
Shoot.
What if the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed
in red?
Y
P
O
If a correct exposure cannot be obtained when pressing the shutter button
halfway, the shutter speed and aperture value display in red. Try the following
settings to obtain the correct exposure.
• Turn on the flash (p. 70)
• Select a higher ISO speed (p. 74)
C
h Turning the Flash On
You can make the flash fire every time you shoot. At maximum wide angle,
the flash range is approximately 50 cm – 3.0 m (1.6 – 9.8 ft.), and at
maximum telephoto, it is 1.0 – 2.0 m (3.3 – 6.6 ft.)
Select h.
● After pressing the r button, press the qr
buttons or turn the  dial to select h,
then press the m button.
X Once set, h will appear.
If you take multiple shots with the flash, the flash may become warm. This
is not a malfunction.
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e Shooting Close-ups (Macro/Super Macro)
You can shoot an object at a close distance or even shoot extreme closeups of it. In œ mode you can approach the subject even closer than in e
mode. The optical zoom (p. 24) or digital zoom (p. 63) cannot be used.
Press the q button.
Select e or œ.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select e or œ, then press the m button.
X e or œ will appear on the screen.
X In œ, the zoom will lock at the maximum
Y
P
O
wide angle.
● To restore to the original setting, select
.
C
Shooting Range
Shooting Range (Maximum Wide Angle)
e Macro
œ Super Macro
2 – 50 cm (0.79 in. – 1.6 ft.)
0 – 2 cm (0 – 0.79 in.)
About the Zoom Bar in e.
• When you move the zoom lever, the zoom bar appears on the monitor.
The camera cannot focus in e in the yellow portion of the bar.
• When zooming within the range of the yellow bar, e will be grayed out
and shooting will be done in
.
Using Î
You are recommended to attach the camera to a tripod and shoot in Î, to prevent
the camera from moving and blurring the image (p. 79).
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Changing the Recording Pixels
If you use the flash when shooting in macro mode, the edges of the image
may darken.
Changing the Recording Pixels
You can select the recording pixels (image size) from six settings.
Select the recording pixels.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Select an option.
Y
P
O
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The setting you selected will display on
the screen.
C
If you select
, you cannot use the Digital Zoom (p. 63) or Digital TeleConverter (p. 64).
Changing the Compression Ratio (Image Quality)
You can select from the following two levels of compression ratio (image
quality):
(Fine),
(Normal).
Select the image quality.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The setting you selected will display on
the screen.
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Changing the Compression Ratio (Image Quality)
Approximate Values for Recording Pixels and Compression
Ratio
Recording Pixels
Compression
Ratio
Single Image Data
Size (Approx. KB)
Number of Recordable
Images
2 GB
8 GB
(Large)
12 M/4000 x 3000
3084
626
2505
1474
1280
5116
(Medium 1)
8 M/3264 x 2448
2060
930
3721
980
1920
7675
(Medium 2)
5 M/2592 x 1944
1395
1365
5457
695
2672
10679
558
3235
12927
278
6146
24562
150
10245
40937
84
15368
61406
2311
830
3318
1105
1707
6822
(Medium 3)
2 M/1600 x 1200
(Small)
0.3 M/640 x 480
(Widescreen)
4000 x 2248
C
Y
P
O
• The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change
depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings.
Approximate Values for Paper Size
A2
A3
●
Suitable for sending images as e-mail
attachments.
●
For printing on wide size paper.
A4, Letter size
5" x 7"
Postcard size
3.5" x 5"
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- Changing the ISO Speed
Select the ISO speed.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The setting you selected will display on
the screen.
Approximate Values for ISO Speed
Y
P
O
Automatically adjusts the ISO speed to the shooting mode and shooting
conditions.
Low Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting.
Cloudy, Twilight
High Nightscapes, Dark interiors
C
Changing the ISO speed
• Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images, but there may be an
increased chance of image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
• Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing camera shake
and letting the flash reach greater distances to the subject. The images,
however, will appear coarse.
• When the camera is set to
, you can press the shutter button halfway
to display the automatically set ISO speed.
• With ISO3200 you can set an even faster speed (p. 61).
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Adjusting the White Balance
The white balance (WB) function sets the optimal white balance for natural
looking colors.
Select the white balance.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The setting you selected will display on
the screen.
Y
P
O
Auto
Automatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting conditions.
Day Light
Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting
Cloudy
Cloudy, shady, twilight conditions
Tungsten
Tungsten, bulb-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
Warm-white fluorescent, cool-white fluorescent, warm-white-type
Fluorescent
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
Daylight fluorescent, daylight-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent
Fluorescent H
lighting
Custom
C
Manually sets a custom white balance.
Custom White Balance
You can adjust the white balance to the light source at the shooting location.
Make sure you use the same settings to take your white balance as you will
use during actual shooting.
● In Step 2 above, select
.
● Make sure the entire screen is filled with
the white subject, then press the l
button.
X The tint on the screen will change when a
white balance data is set.
● After shooting, return the setting to
.
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Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
• It is recommended to set the exposure compensation to ±0 (p. 76).
• When you take the white balance data using the flash, be sure to take it
in an optimal shooting range (p. 75).
Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure
Compensation)
You can adjust the standard exposure set by the camera in 1/3-stop
increments in the range of -2 to +2.
Select the exposure
compensation.
Y
P
O
● Press the o button.
Adjust the brightness.
● While watching the screen, turn the Â
dial to adjust the brightness and press the
o button.
● After the picture has been taken, return
the setting to
(zero).
C
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W Continuous Shooting
You can shoot continuously at a fixed interval.
Select the drive mode.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
Select W,
or
, then
.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select W,
button.
or
, then press the m
Shoot.
X As long as you hold the shutter button down,
Y
P
O
the camera will shoot successive images.
Shooting
Interval
Drive Mode
Continuous
C
Continuous Shooting AF
Continuous Shooting LV
Description
For continuous shooting, the focus and
Approx. 0.8
exposure are locked when the shutter
images/sec.
button is pressed halfway.
The camera shoots continuously and
Approx. 0.5
focuses. The [AF Frame] is fixed to
images/sec.
[Center].
The camera shoots continuously with the
Approx. 0.6
focus fixed to the position set in manual
images/sec.
focus.
• Cannot be used with the self-timer (pp. 66, 67, 80).
• As the number of images increases, the shooting intervals may take
longer.
• If the flash fires, shooting intervals may take longer.
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Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors)
You can change the tone of an image to sepia or black and white when shooting.
Select My Colors.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The setting you select will display on the
screen.
● After shooting, return the setting to
.
My Colors Off
Vivid
Neutral
Sepia
B/W
Positive Film
Lighter Skin Tone
Darker Skin Tone
Vivid Blue
Vivid Green
Y
P
O
—
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation for a vivid
impression.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation for neutral
hues.
C
Sepia tones.
Black and white.
Like the Vivid Red, Vivid Green or Vivid Blue effects,
produces intense natural appearing colors like those
obtained with positive film.
Makes skin tones lighter.
Makes skin tones darker.
Emphasizes blue tints. Makes the sky, ocean and other
blue subjects more vivid.
Emphasizes green tints. Makes mountains, foliage and
other green subjects more vivid.
Vivid Red
Emphasizes red tints. Makes red subjects more vivid.
Custom Color
You can adjust contrast, sharpness, and color saturation
etc. to your preference (p. 79).
• The white balance cannot be set in the
and
modes (p. 75).
• In the
and
mode, colors other than people’s skin color may
change. You may not obtain the expected results with some skin colors.
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Î Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer
Custom Color
The contrast, sharpness, color saturation, red, green, blue, and skin tones in
an image can be selected and set from 5 different levels.
● Follow Step 2 on p. 78 and select
,
then press the l button.
● Press the op buttons to select an option,
then use the qr buttons or turn the Â
dial to select a value.
● The more to the right, the stronger/deeper
the effect gets, the more to the left, the
weaker/lighter the effect gets.
● Press the l button to accept the
setting.
Y
P
O
Î Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer
You can set the self-timer to a delay of approximately two seconds.
C
Select Î.
● After pressing the p button, press the
op buttons or turn the  dial to select
Î, then press the m button.
X Once set, Î will appear on the screen.
● Follow Step 3 on p. 66 to shoot.
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$ Customizing the Self-Timer
You can set the time delay (0 – 30 seconds) and the number of shots taken
(1 – 10 shots).
Select $.
● Press the p button, then use the op
buttons or turn the  dial to select $,
then press the n button.
Select the settings.
● Press the op buttons to select [Delay] or
Y
P
O
[Shots].
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select a value, then press the m
button.
● Follow Step 3 on p. 66 to shoot.
C
What if the number of shots is set to two or more shots?
• Exposure and white balance settings are set with the first shot.
• When you set the time delay for more than 2 seconds, the self-timer lamp and
sound speed up 2 seconds before the shutter releases (when the flash will fire,
the lamp lights).
• If the flash fires, the shooting interval may be longer.
• If you set a high number of shots, the shooting interval may be longer.
• If the memory card becomes full, shooting stops automatically.
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Shooting Using a TV Monitor
You can use a TV to display the camera screen content.
• Connect the camera to a TV as described in “Viewing Images on a TV” (p. 116).
• Shooting procedures are the same as when using the camera’s monitor.
TV display is not available when using the HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold
separately) to connect the camera to a high-definition TV.
Changing the Composition with the
Focus Lock
While you press and hold the shutter button halfway, the focus and exposure
are fixed. You can now recompose and shoot. This is called Focus Lock.
Y
P
O
Focus.
● Center the subject you want in focus, and
press the shutter button halfway.
C
● Confirm that the AF Frame is green.
Recompose.
● Hold the shutter button pressed halfway
and recompose the scene.
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button fully.
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P
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5
Getting More Out of Your
Camera
Y
P
O
This chapter serves as the advanced version of Chapter 4 and
explains how to take pictures using various functions.
C
• This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G.
• The sections “M Setting the Shutter Speed” (p. 92), “B Setting the
Aperture Value” (p. 93), “D Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture
Value” (p. 94), assume that the mode dial is set to these modes.
• The section “Setting the Flash Exposure Compensation” (p. 98) assumes
that the mode dial is set to M or B mode.
• This chapter explains how to set the mode dial to K, “Changing the
Color and Shooting” (p. 100), “L Shooting Stitch Assist Images”
(p. 102), and various other modes.
• Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in
modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those
modes (pp. 156 – 159).
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Changing the AF Frame Mode
You can change the AF (Auto Focus) frame mode to match the conditions
you want to shoot.
Select [AF Frame].
● Press the n button, select the 4
tab, and then select the [AF Frame] menu
item. Use the qr buttons to select an
option.
Face Detect
• Detects people’s faces and sets the focus, exposure (evaluative metering
only) and white balance (
only).
• When the camera is pointed at subjects, a white frame appears on the
face the camera judges to be the main subject, and gray frames (max. 2)
will appear on other faces. When the shutter button is pressed halfway, up
to 9 green frames will appear on faces on which the camera focuses.
Y
P
O
• If a face is not detected and only gray frames (no white frame) appear,
the image will be taken in [Center].
• Examples of faces that cannot be detected:
C
• Subjects that are far away or extremely close.
• Subjects that are dark or light.
• Faces turned to the side or at a diagonal, or faces with a portion hidden.
• The camera may mistakenly identify non-human subjects as a face.
• If the camera cannot focus when you press the shutter button halfway,
the AF frame will not appear.
Center
The AF frame is fixed at the center. This is effective for focusing on a specific point.
You can reduce the AF frame size
• Press the n button, select the 4 tab, then select the [AF Frame Size]
menu item and [Small] option.
• The setting is configured to [Normal] when the Digital Zoom (p. 63) or Digital
Tele-converter (p. 64) is used.
If the camera cannot focus when you press the shutter button halfway, the
AF frame will turn yellow.
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Magnifying the Focal Point
You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus.
Select [AF-Point Zoom].
● Press the n button, select the 4
tab, and then select the [AF-Point Zoom]
menu item. Use the qr buttons to select
[On].
Check the focus.
● Press the shutter button halfway.
X In [Face Detect], the face selected as the
Y
P
O
main subject will appear magnified.
X In [Center], the contents of the center AF
frame will appear magnified.
What if the display does not magnify?
C
The display will not appear magnified in [Face Detect] mode if a face cannot be
detected or is too big in relation to the screen. In [Center] mode, it will not appear
magnified if the camera cannot focus.
The magnified display will not appear when using the Digital Zoom (p. 63)
or Digital Tele-Converter (p. 64), Servo AF (p. 86), or when connected to
a TV (p. 81).
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Shooting with the AF Lock
The focus can be locked. After locking the focus, the focal distance will not
change even when you release your finger from the shutter button.
Lock the focus.
● Keep the shutter button pressed halfway
X
and press the q button.
and the MF indicator appear. You can
check the distance to the subject.
Compose the scene and shoot.
Shooting with Servo AF
Y
P
O
While the shutter button is pressed halfway, the focus will continue to adjust,
allowing you to take pictures of moving subjects without missing a shot.
Select [Servo AF].
● Press the n button and select [Servo
C
AF] on the 4 tab, and use the qr
buttons to select [On].
Focus.
● Focus will be maintained where the blue
AF frame displays while you press the
shutter button halfway.
• The camera may not be able to focus in some conditions.
• You cannot shoot with the AF lock in this mode.
• You cannot set the Servo AF mode if you have set the [AF-Point Zoom]
option in the 4 tab to [On].
• Not available in Face Self-Timer (p. 67).
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0 Selecting the Person to Focus On
(Face Select)
You can select a specific person's face to focus on and then shoot.
Register 0 to the c button
(p. 145).
Frame
Set the Face Select mode.
● Point the camera toward the face and
press the c button.
X After [Face Select : On] displays, a face
frame
will appear around the face
detected as the main subject.
● Even if the subject moves, the frame will
follow the subject within a certain range.
● If a face is not detected,
will not appear.
Y
P
O
Select the face on which to focus.
● If you press the c button, the frame will
C
move to another face detected by the
camera.
● When the frame has made a full circuit of
all detected faces, the AF frame mode
screen will reappear.
Shoot.
● Press the shutter button halfway. The face
frame of the selected face will change into
a green
.
● Press the shutter button fully to shoot.
Confirming the number of detected faces
Keeping the c button pressed will display the number of faces detected by the
camera (35 at the most) (green: main subject’s face, white: detected face).
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Switching the Focus Setting and Shoot
You can switch the AF setting and shoot.
Continuous
Single
The camera focuses continually on whatever it is aimed at even when
the shutter button is not pressed. This allows you to shoot without
missing opportunities.
The camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
This conserves battery power.
Select [AF Mode].
● Press the n button, select the 4
tab, and then select the [AF Mode] menu
item. Use the qr buttons to select
[Continuous] or [Single].
Y
P
O
Changing the Metering Mode
You can change the metering mode (brightness measuring function) to
match the shooting conditions.
C
Select the metering mode.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The setting will display on the screen.
Suitable for standard shooting conditions, including back
lit shots. Automatically adjusts the exposure to match the
the shooting conditions.
Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but
Center Weighted Avg.
gives greater weight to the center.
Only meters within the
(Spot AE Point frame) that
Spot
appears at the center of the screen.
Evaluative
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Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
You can manually set the focus.
Select
.
● Press the q button, then use the qr
buttons or turn the  dial to select
then press the m button again.
●
and the MF indicator appear.
,
Focus and shoot.
● Turn the  dial to adjust the focus to a
value that displays in the MF indicator.
Y
P
O
• You cannot change the AF frame setting while focusing manually. If you
want to change the AF frame, cancel the manual focus mode first.
• If [MF-Point Zoom] is set to [On] in the 4 tab, the image at the center of
the AF frame is displayed enlarged. If the AF mode is set to [Continuous]
(p. 88), turn the  dial to enlarge the image.
C
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Using the Manual Focus in Combination
with the Auto Focus (Safety MF)
First, manual focus is used to roughly focus, then from that focus position the
camera automatically focuses more accurately.
Select [Safety MF].
● Press the n button, select the 4
tab, and then select the [Safety MF] menu
item. Use the qr buttons to select [On].
Focus and shoot.
● First focus manually and then press the
shutter button halfway.
Y
P
O
X The focus will be fine-tuned at the optimal
point of focus.
● To shoot, press the shutter button all the
way down (press fully).
¤ Shooting with the AE Lock
C
When you wish to take several shots with the same exposure, you can set the
exposure and focus separately using the AE lock. AE stands for “Auto
Exposure”.
Lock the exposure.
● Point the camera toward the subject and
press the o button while pressing the
shutter button halfway.
X When ¤ appears, the exposure will be
set.
● If you release your finger from the shutter
button and press the o button again, ¤
will disappear and the AE will unlock.
Compose the scene and shoot.
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¤ Shooting with the FE Lock
Just as with the AE lock (p. 90), you can lock the exposure for shooting with
the flash. FE stands for “Flash Exposure”.
Select h (p. 70).
Lock the exposure.
● Point the camera toward the subject and
press the o button while pressing the
shutter button halfway.
X The flash will fire and when ¤ appears,
the flash output will be retained.
● If you release your finger from the shutter
button and press the o button again, ¤
will disappear and the FE will unlock.
Y
P
O
Compose the scene and shoot.
… Shooting with Slow Synchro
C
You can make the main subject, such as people, appear bright by having the
camera provide the appropriate illumination with the flash. At the same time,
you can use a slow shutter speed to brighten the background that the light
from the flash cannot reach.
Select ….
● Press the r button, then use the qr
buttons or turn the  dial to select …,
then press the m button again.
X Once set, … will appear on the screen.
Shoot.
● Even if the flash fires, ensure that the
subject does not move until the shutter
sound ends.
Attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from moving and
blurring the image. It is recommended to set the [IS Mode] to [Off] when
shooting with a tripod (p. 144).
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M Setting the Shutter Speed
You can set the shutter to the speed at which you want to shoot. The camera
will set the appropriate aperture value for the shutter speed you set.
M stands for "Time value".
Set the mode dial to M.
Make the setting.
● Turn the  dial to set the shutter speed.
Shoot.
Available Shutter Speeds
Y
P
O
15", 13", 10", 8", 6", 5", 4", 3"2, 2"5, 2", 1"6, 1"3, 1", 0"8, 0"6, 0"5, 0"4, 0"3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6,
1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200,
1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500,
1/3200
• 1/160 indicates 1/160 second, 0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2" indicates 2
seconds.
• The fastest shutter speed when using the flash is 1/500 second. The camera
automatically resets the shutter speed to 1/500 second if a faster speed is
selected.
• Depending on the zoom position, some shutter speeds may not be available.
C
What if aperture value is displayed in red?
If the aperture value displays in red when the shutter button is pressed halfway,
the scene has exceeded the correct exposure limits. Adjust the shutter speed
until the aperture value displays in white. Safety shift can also be used (p. 93).
When shutter speeds of 1.3 seconds or slower are used, images are
processed to eliminate noise after being taken. A certain amount of
processing time may be needed before you can take the next shot.
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B Setting the Aperture Value
You can set the aperture to a value at which you want to shoot. The camera
will set the appropriate shutter speed for the aperture value you set.
B stands for "Aperture value".
Set the mode dial to B.
Make the setting.
● Turn the  dial to set the aperture value.
Shoot.
Available Aperture Values
Y
P
O
F3.4, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.3, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
• The fastest shutter speed when using the flash is 1/500 second. As a result, the
camera will not set a shutter speed faster than 1/500 second regardless of the
the aperture value you set.
• Depending on the zoom position, some shutter speeds may not be available.
C
What if shutter speed is displayed in red?
If the shutter speed displays in red when the shutter button is pressed halfway,
the scene has exceeded the correct exposure limits. Adjust the aperture value
until the shutter speed displays in white. Safety shift can also be used.
Safety Shift
With M and B modes, if [Safety Shift] is set to [On] in the 4 tab, the shutter
speed or aperture value is automatically adjusted for the correct exposure when it
cannot be otherwise obtained.
Safety Shift is disabled when the flash is enabled.
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D Setting the Shutter Speed and
Aperture Value
You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot images.
D stands for "Manual".
Set the mode dial to D.
Standard Exposure Level
Indicator
Exposure Level
Make the setting.
● Press the o button to select the shutter
speed or aperture value.
● Turn the  dial to set a value.
X The set exposure level appears on the
Aperture Value
Shutter Speed
indicator. You can check the difference to
the standard exposure level.
X When the difference is more than ±2
stops, the set exposure level appears in
red. When you press the shutter button
halfway, "-2" or "+2" appears in red.
C
Y
P
O
• The standard exposure is calculated according to the selected metering
method (p. 88).
• If you use the zoom after making settings or change the composition, the
exposure level may change.
• Depending on the shutter speed or aperture value set, the monitor
brightness may change. If the flash is set to h, the monitor brightness
will not change.
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@ Making Dark Subjects Appear
Brighter (i-Contrast)
The camera can automatically detect and compensate for faces or subjects
that appear dark in certain shooting conditions.
Select [i-Contrast].
● Press the n button, select the 4
tab, and then select the [i-Contrast] menu
item. Use the qr buttons to select [Auto].
X @ will appear on the screen.
C
Y
P
O
Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse or the exposure
setting may not be suitable.
You can correct recorded images (p. 129).
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ΠRed-Eye Correction
You can automatically correct red eyes in images taken with the flash.
Select [Flash Settings].
● Press the n button, select [Flash
Settings] from the 4 tab and press the
m button.
Adjust the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Red-Eye Corr.] and press the
qr buttons to select [On].
X Πwill appear on the screen.
Y
P
O
Red-eye correction may be applied to other red parts than red eyes. For
example, when red make-up has been used around eyes.
C
• You can correct recorded images (p. 130).
• If you press the r button as shown on the screen in Step 2 and then
press the n button, the Flash Settings screen will display (p. 48).
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Checking for Shut Eyes
When the camera detects that there is a possibility that people have their
eyes shut,
appears.
Select [Blink Detection].
● Press the n button, select the 4
tab, and then select the [Blink Detection]
menu item. Use the qr buttons to select
[On].
Shoot.
X When a person with shut eyes is detected,
a frame and
appear for a few seconds.
Y
P
O
In W, " and $ mode, the function is only available for the last image
shot.
Setting the Flash
C
The flash automatically adjusts depending on the subject and fires. You can
change the settings so that the flash does not adjust automatically.
Select [Flash Settings].
● Press the n button, select [Flash
Settings] from the 4 tab and press the
m button.
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Flash Mode], then press the qr
buttons to select [Auto] or [Manual].
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Setting the Flash Exposure Compensation
Just like with exposure compensation (p. 76), you can adjust the exposure
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments when using the flash.
Select the flash exposure
compensation.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select the flash exposure
compensation, then press the m button.
Y
P
O
• In M and B shooting modes, set [Flash Mode] to [Auto] in advance (p. 97).
• You can also set the flash exposure compensation by pressing the
n button. Select [Flash Settings] from the 4 tab, then press the
m button. Use the qr buttons to make the setting.
Setting the Flash Output
C
You can select 3 levels of flash output.
Set the camera to h (p. 70).
Select the flash output.
● Press the m button and select
press the m button again.
, then
Make the Setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select flash output, then press the m
button.
• In M and B shooting modes, set [Flash Mode] to [Manual] in
advance (p. 97).
• You can also set the flash output by pressing the n button. Select
[Flash Settings] from the 4 tab, then press the m button. Use the qr
buttons to make the setting.
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Exposure Compensation When
Shooting With A Flash (Safety FE)
The camera automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value
when the flash fires to avoid overexposing and blowing out the highlights in
the scene.
Select [Flash Settings].
● Press the n button, select [Flash
Settings] from the 4 tab and press the
m button.
Y
P
O
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Safety FE], then press the qr
buttons to select [On] or [Off].
C
In M and B shooting modes, set [Flash Mode] to [Auto] in advance
(p. 97).
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Changing the Color and Shooting
You can change the look of an image when shooting. However, the shooting
conditions may cause the image to become coarse, or the colors may not
come out as expected.
T Color Accent
You can select to retain a single color and change the rest to black and white
in a composition.
Select T.
● Follow Step 1 on p. 59 to select T.
Press the l button.
● The unchanged image and the Color
Y
P
O
Accent image will both display.
● The color for default settings is green.
Specify the color.
● Position the center frame so it is filled with
the color you want and press the q button.
X The specified color will be recorded.
C
Specify the range of colors.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
Recorded color
to change the range of colors to be retained.
● Select a negative value to limit the range
of colors. Select a positive value to extend
the range of colors to similar colors.
● Pressing the l button accepts the
setting and restores the shooting screen.
• Using the flash may cause unexpected results in this mode.
• The recorded color will be saved even if you turn off the power.
Y Color Swap
You can swap one color in an image for another when recording it. You can
only swap one color.
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Changing the Color and Shooting
Select Y.
● Follow Step 1 on p. 59 to select Y.
Press the l button.
● The unchanged image and the Color
Swap image will both display.
● The default setting is to change green to
gray.
Y
P
O
Specify the color to be swapped.
● Position the center frame so it is filled with
the color you want and press the q button.
C
X The specified color will be recorded.
Specify the target color.
● Position the center frame so it is filled with
the color you want and press the r button.
X The specified color will be recorded.
Specify the range of colors to be
swapped.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to adjust the range of colors affected.
● Select a negative value to limit the range
of colors. Select a positive value to extend
the range of colors to similar colors.
● Pressing the l button accepts the
setting and restores the shooting screen.
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L Shooting Stitch Assist Images
• Using the flash may cause unexpected results in this mode.
• The recorded color and range of colors will be saved even if you turn off
the power.
• Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse.
L Shooting Stitch Assist Images
Large subjects can be split into several shots that can later be merged together
using the included software on a computer to create a panoramic image.
Set the mode dial to K.
Select the shooting mode.
Y
P
O
● Follow Step 1 on p. 59 to select x or v.
Take the first shot.
X The exposure and white balance will be
set with the first shot.
Take subsequent shots.
C
● Overlap part of the first shot when taking
the second shot.
● Minor discrepancies in the overlapping
portions will be corrected when the
images are merged.
● Up to 26 shots can be recorded with the
same procedures.
● When you have finished taking shots,
proceed to Step 5.
Finish shooting.
● Press the m button.
Merge the images on a computer.
● For details on how to merge the images,
refer to the Software Starter Guide.
This function is not available when a TV is used as the monitor (p. 81).
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6
Using Various Functions for
Shooting Movies
Y
P
O
This chapter provides more advanced information than the "E
Shooting Movies" and "1 Viewing Movies" sections of Chapter 1.
C
• This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to E.
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Changing the Movie Mode
You can select between three movie modes.
Set the mode dial to E.
Select a movie mode.
● Press the m button, then use the op
buttons or turn the  dial to select E,
then press the m button again.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select a shooting mode, then press the
m button.
E Standard
Normal mode.
> Color Accent
These shooting modes let you change all colors except the selected
color to black and white, or exchange the selected color for another
color, when shooting. See “Changing the Color and Shooting”
(p. 100) for details.
z Color Swap
Y
P
O
Under some conditions, colors may not turn out as expected in the > and
z mode.
C
Changing the Image Quality
You can select between three image quality settings.
Select the image quality.
● Press the m button, then use the op
buttons or turn the  dial to select
then press the m button again.
,
Select an option.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, and press the m
button.
X The setting will display on the screen.
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Changing the Image Quality
Image Quality Table
Image Quality
(Recording Pixels/Frame Rate)
Content
1280 x 720 pixels, 30 frames/sec. For shooting high-definition movies.
640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
For shooting standard quality movies.
320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
Since the number of the recording pixels is
smaller, the image quality will be lower than with
, but you can record three times the length.
Estimated Shooting Time
Shooting Time
2 GB
8 GB
10 min. 53 sec.
43 min. 32 sec.
Image Quality
(Frame Rate)
Y
P
O
23 min. 49 sec.
1 hr. 35 min. 11 sec.
1 hr. 13 min. 10 sec.
4 hrs. 52 min. 24 sec.
• Based on Canon’s testing standards.
• Maximum clip length is approximately 29 minutes and 59 seconds in
, 1 hour in
and
. Recording also stops when the file size reaches 4 GB.
• Recording may stop even if the maximum clip length has not been reached on some
memory cards. SD Speed Class 4 or higher memory cards are recommended.
C
AE Lock/Exposure Shift
You can set the exposure or change it in 1/3 steps within a range of ±2.
Focus.
Lock the exposure.
● Press the o button to lock the exposure.
The exposure shift bar appears.
● Press the o button again to release the lock.
Change the exposure.
● While watching the screen, turn the Â
dial to adjust the brightness.
Shoot.
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Other Shooting Functions
The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. For
> and z modes, the functions with an * attached can be used in the same
way as for still images.
• Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) (p. 63)
You can use the digital zoom, but the optical zoom cannot be used.
If you want to shoot at the maximum zoom factor, you should adjust the optical
zoom to the maximum before shooting.
The sound of the zoom will be recorded.
• Ò Using the Self-Timer (p. 66)*
• e Shooting Close-ups (Macro/Super Macro) (p. 71)*
Super Macro is not available.
• Adjusting the White Balance (p. 75)
• Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) (p. 78)
• Î Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer (p. 79)*
• Shooting Using a TV Monitor (p. 81)*
• Shooting in Manual Focus Mode (p. 89)*
• ¤ Shooting with the AE Lock (p. 90)*
• Turning off the AF Assist Beam (p. 143)*
• Displaying the Overlay (p. 144)*
[3:2 Guide] is not available.
• Changing the IS-Mode Settings (p. 144)*
You can switch between [Continuous] and [Off].
• Registering Functions to the c Button (p. 145)*
C
Y
P
O
Playback Functions
The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
/ Erasing Images (p. 28)
Quickly Searching Images (p. 110)
‚ Viewing Images in Filtered Playback (p. 111)
. Viewing Slideshows (p. 112)
Changing Image Transitions (p. 115)
Viewing Images on a TV (p. 116)
/ Erasing All Images (p. 118)
: Protecting Images (p. 121)
; Organizing Images by Category (My Category) (p. 123)
\ Rotating Images (p. 125)
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Playback Functions
Summary for “1 Viewing Movies” (p. 33)
Exit
Playback
Slow Motion Playback (you can use the qr buttons to adjust the speed. Sound
will not play back.)
Display the first frame
Previous frame (Rewind if you hold down the m button.)
Next frame (Fast forward if you hold down the m button.)
Display the last frame
Edit (p. 107)
Displays when connected to a PictBridge compliant printer (p. 29).
Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details.
* Editing
Y
P
O
You can trim the beginnings and ends of recorded movies in one-second
increments.
C
Movie Editing Panel
Select *.
● Follow Step 1 – 3 on p. 33, select * and
press the m button.
X The movie editing panel and the movie
editing bar will display.
Set the editing range.
● Press the op buttons and select
or
.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to move .
will display at each onesecond interval. If you select
, you can
trim the beginning of the movie from
. If
you select
, you can trim the end of the
movie from
.
Movie Editing Bar
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* Editing
X Even if you move
to a point other than a
point, only the portion from the
nearest
to the left will be trimmed
when
is selected. Only the portion
from the nearest
to the right will be
trimmed when
is selected.
X The light blue section selected with will
be the section of the movie that remains
after editing.
Check the edited movie.
● Press the op buttons to select
, then
press the m button. The edited movie will
play.
● To edit the movie again, repeat Step 2.
● To cancel editing, press the op buttons,
and select
. After pressing the m
button, press the qr buttons or turn the
 dial to select [OK], and press the m
button again.
C
Y
P
O
Save the edited movie.
● Press the op buttons to select
, then
press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select [New File], then press the m
button.
X The movie will be saved as a new file.
• When [Overwrite] in Step 4 is selected, the unedited movie is overwritten
with the edited movie, erasing the original movie.
• When there is not enough space left on the memory card, only
[Overwrite] can be selected.
• If the battery is depleted partway through editing, the edited movie clips
may not be saved. When editing movies, you should use a fully charged
battery or the separately sold AC adapter kit (p. 40).
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Using Playback and Other
Functions
Y
P
O
The first part of this chapter explains various ways to play back and
edit images. The latter part explains how to specify images for printing.
• Press the 1 button to select the Playback mode before operating the
camera.
C
• It may not be possible to play back or edit images that have been edited
on a computer, had their file name changed, or have been taken on a
different camera.
• The edit function (pp. 125 – 130) cannot be used if the memory card
does not have free space available.
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Quickly Searching Images
g Searching Images Using Index Display
Displaying multiple images at a time lets you quickly find the image you want.
Select Images.
X Images will display in an index.
● Move the zoom lever toward g to
increase the number of images. The
number of images increases each time
you move the lever.
● Move the zoom lever toward k to reduce
the number of images. The number of
images will reduce each time you move
the lever.
Y
P
O
Change the displayed images.
● Turn the  dial to switch to the next set
of images set in Step 1.
C
Select an image.
● Press the opqr buttons to select an image.
● An orange frame appears on the selected
image.
● Press the m button to display the
selected image by itself.
Searching Images Using the Control Dial
Turn the control dial to quickly search images. You can also jump by the
shooting date.
Select an image.
● If you set the single image playback and
turn the  dial quickly, the images will
display as shown on the left.
● If you press the op buttons, you can
search images by the shooting date.
● Pressing the m button restores the single
image playback.
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‚ Viewing Images in Filtered Playback
When there are many images on the memory card, you can filter and display
them by a specified condition. You can also delete (p. 118) or protect
(p. 121) all images at once in the filtered condition.
Select ‚.
● Press the m button to select ‚ in the
FUNC. menu, then press the m button
again.
Select a condition.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select a condition, then press the m
button.
Y
P
O
View the filtered images.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
C
Search by
, ;,
Shot Date
; My Category
to select a condition for playback, then
press the m button.
X Filtered playback starts and a yellow
frame displays.
● If you press the qr buttons or turn the
 dial, only the images selected in Step
1 will display.
● If you select [All Images] in Step 2, filtered
playback will be canceled.
and
Displays the images shot on the specified date
Displays the images of the specified category
Folder
Displays the images in a specified folder
File Type
Displays only still images or movies
What if you can’t select a target?
Conditions containing no images cannot be selected.
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. Viewing Slideshows
Filtered Playback
You can use the following functions in filtered playback for processing the filtered
images at once.
• “/ Erasing All Images” (p. 118), “. Viewing Slideshows” (p. 112), “:
Protecting Images” (p. 121), “Printing from the Print List (DPOF)” (p. 131)
. Viewing Slideshows
You can automatically play back images recorded to a memory card. Each
image displays for approximately 3 seconds.
Y
P
O
Select ..
● Press the m button to select . in the
FUNC. menu, then press the m button
again.
C
X The slideshow will start a few seconds
after [Loading image…] displays.
● In filtered playback (p. 111), only images
in a filtered condition play back.
● You can pause/restart a slideshow by
pressing the m button again.
● Press the n button to stop the
slideshow.
• If you press the qr buttons or turn the  dial during playback, the
image will switch. If you press and hold down the qr buttons you can
fast-forward through images.
• The power saving function does not work during slideshows (p. 53).
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. Viewing Slideshows
Changing Settings
You can change the time that slideshow images are displayed, transition
effects and set the slideshow to repeat. You can select from seven transition
effects when switching between images.
Select [Slideshow].
● Press the n button, select
[Slideshow] from the 1 tab and press the
m button.
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
C
to select an item, and press the qr
buttons to adjust the setting.
● If you select [Start] and press the m
button, the slideshow starts with your
settings.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
Y
P
O
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Checking the Focus
You can magnify the area of a recorded image that was inside the AF frame
or the area of a face that was detected to check the focus.
Press the l button, and switch
to the focus check display (p. 45).
X A white frame will appear where the AF
frame or face was when the focus was set.
X A gray frame will appear on a face
detected during playback.
X The area within the orange frame appears
magnified.
Change the magnification level or
location.
Y
P
O
● Move the zoom lever toward k once.
X Use the zoom lever to change the display
size, and the opqr buttons to change the
display position while checking the focus.
Switch frames.
C
● Pressing the m button will switch to a
different frame.
● Pressing the n button resets the
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k Magnifying Images
Move the zoom lever toward k.
● The display will zoom in on the image and,
if you continue to hold the zoom lever, it
will continue to zoom in up to a factor of
10x.
● If you press the opqr buttons, you can
move the location of the displayed area.
● Move the zoom lever toward g to zoom
out or return to Single Image Playback.
● If you turn the  dial, you can switch
images in the zoomed state.
Approximate Location
of Displayed Area
Y
P
O
Changing Image Transitions
C
You can select from three transition effects when switching between images
in single image playback.
Select [Transition].
● Press the n button and select the 1
tab, then select [Transition] and use the
qr buttons to select a transition effect.
● Press the n button to accept the
setting.
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Viewing Images on a TV
Using the supplied AV cable, you can connect the camera to a TV to view
images you have shot.
Items to Prepare
• Camera and TV
• AV cable supplied with the camera (p. 2)
Turn off the camera and TV.
Connect the camera to the TV.
● Open the camera’s terminal cover and
White or black
Yellow
Yellow
Black
fully insert the plug of the cable into the
camera’s terminal.
● Insert the cable plug fully into the video
input terminals as shown in the illustration.
Y
P
O
Turn on the TV and switch it to the
input to which the cable is
connected.
C
Turn on the camera.
● Press the 1 button to turn on the camera.
X The image will appear on the TV (nothing
will appear on the monitor of the camera).
● After you finish viewing, turn off the
camera and TV, and unplug the AV cable.
What if the images don’t properly display on the TV?
Images will not display correctly if the camera’s video output setting (NTSC/PAL)
does not match the TV system. Press the n button, select the 3 tab and
[Video System] to switch to the correct video system.
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Viewing Images on a High-Definition TV
Use the separately sold HDMI cable HTC-100 to connect the camera with a
high-definition TV for enhanced viewing experience.
Turn on the camera and TV.
Connect the camera to the TV.
● Open the cover and fully insert the cable
plug into the camera's HDMI mini terminal.
● Fully insert the cable plug into the TV's
HDMI terminal.
● Follow Steps 3-4 on p. 116 to display the
images.
Y
P
O
The supplied AV cable and the separately sold HDMI cable HTC-100
cannot be plugged into the camera simultaneously. This could cause the
camera to malfunction.
C
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/ Erasing All Images
You can select images and erase them in groups. Since erased images
cannot be recovered, exercise adequate caution before erasing. Protected
images (p. 121) cannot be erased.
Select [Erase].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
and [Erase], and press the m button.
Select a selection method.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Â
Y
P
O
dial, select a selection method, and press
the m button.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
Selecting Images Individually
C
Select [Select].
● Follow Step 2 above to select [Select] and
press the m button.
Select images.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select the image and press the m button.
X Once set,
will appear on the screen.
● Pressing the m button once more will
cancel the selection, and
will
disappear.
● To select multiple images, repeat the
above operation.
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/ Erasing All Images
Press the n button.
Erase.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select [OK] and press the m button.
Select Range
Select [Select Range].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 118 to select [Select
Range] and press the m button.
Y
P
O
Select the starting image.
● Press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select the image and press the m button.
C
Select the ending image.
● Press the r button, select [Last image]
and press the m button.
● You cannot select images before the first
image.
● Press the qr buttons, or turn the  dial
to select an image, and press the m
button.
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/ Erasing All Images
Erase.
● Press the p button to select [Erase], then
press the m button.
Y
P
O
Select images with the  dial
You can also select the first or last image by turning the  dial when the upper
screen in Steps 2 and 3 is displayed.
C
Select All Images
Select [All Images].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 118 to select [All
Images] and press the m button.
Erase.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select [OK] and press the m button.
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: Protecting Images
You can protect important images so that they cannot be erased by the
camera (pp. 28, 118).
Select :.
● Press the m button to select : in the
FUNC. menu, then press the m button
again.
Make the setting.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select [Protect] and press the m button.
will appear on the screen.
X Once set,
Y
P
O
If you format the memory card (p. 52), protected images will also be
erased.
• Protected images cannot be erased with the camera’s erase function. To
erase an image, cancel protection first.
• You can also protect images using the following method. Press the
n button, select the 1 tab, select [Protect]. Press the m button to
select [Select] and press the m button again, then press the qr
buttons to select an image and press the m button.
C
Select Range
Select [Protect].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
and [Protect], and then press the m
button.
Select [Select Range].
● Press the op buttons or turn the Â
dial, select [Select Range] and press the
m button.
● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 119 to select
images.
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: Protecting Images
Protect images.
● Press the p button, select [Protect] and
press the m button.
Select All Images
Select [All Images].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 121 to select [All
Images] and press the m button.
Y
P
O
Protect images.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial,
select [Protect] and press the m button.
You can unlock groups of protected images if you select [Unlock] in Step
2, while in [Select Range] or [All Images].
C
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; Organizing Images by Category
(My Category)
You can organize images in categories. You can display the images in a
category in the Filtered Playback (p. 111) and process all images at once by
using the functions below.
• Viewing Slideshows (p. 112), Erasing All Images (p. 118), Protecting
Images (p. 121), Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF) (p. 133)
Select ;.
● Press the m button to select ; in the
FUNC. menu, then press the m button
again.
Y
P
O
Make the setting.
● Press the op buttons to select a
C
Using the Menu
category, then press the m button.
will appear on the screen.
● Once set,
Select [My Category].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
and [My Category], and press the m
button.
Select a selection method.
● Press the op buttons or turn the Â
dial, select a selection method and press
the m button.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
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; Organizing Images by Category (My Category)
Selecting Images Individually
Select [Select].
● Follow Step 2 above to select [Select] and
press the m button.
● Follow Step 2 on p. 118 to select images.
● Press the op buttons, select a category
and press the m button.
X Once set,
will appear on the screen.
● Pressing the m button again deselects
the category and
disappears.
● To select multiple images, repeat the
above operation.
Select Range
Y
P
O
Select [Select Range].
● Follow Step 2 on p. 123 to select [Select
Range] and press the m button.
● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 119 to select
images.
● Press the p button, select the item and
press the qr buttons, or turn the  dial,
and select a type.
C
Select the setting.
● Press the p button to select [Select] and
press the m button.
If you select [Deselect] in Step 2, you can deselect all of the images in the
[Select Range] category.
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\ Rotating Images
You can change the orientation of an image and save it. Movies with a
resolution of
cannot be rotated.
Select \.
● Press the m button to select \ in the
FUNC. menu, then press the m button
again.
Make the setting.
● Press the qr buttons to select the
direction, then press the m button.
Y
P
O
X The image will rotate 90° in the selected
direction.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
Using the Menu
C
Select [Rotate].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
and [Rotate], and press the m button.
Rotate the image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an image.
● The image will rotate 90° with each press
of the m button.
● If you want to rotate multiple images, press
the qr buttons or turn the  dial, select
an image and repeat the operations above.
● Pressing the n button will restore the
menu screen.
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= Resizing Images
You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image
as a separate file.
Select [Resize].
● Press the n button and select the 1
tab, then select [Resize] and press the m
button.
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select the image and press the m button.
Select an image size.
Y
P
O
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
X The [Save new image?] screen will
appear.
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Save the new image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select [OK] and press the m button.
X The image will be saved as a new file.
Display the new image.
● When you press the n button, the
[Display new image?] screen will appear.
If you press the qr buttons, or turn the
 dial to select [Yes] and press the m
button, the saved image will display.
• You cannot resize an image to a larger size.
• You cannot resize images taken with the
and
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[ Trimming
You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.
Select [Trimming].
● Press the n button, select the 1
tab and [Trimming], then press the m
button.
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select the image and press the m button.
Adjust the trimming area.
Trimming Area
X A frame will appear around the portion of
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the image to be trimmed.
X The original image will display in the upper
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Trimming Area Display
Recorded pixels
after trimming
left and the trimmed image will display in
the lower right.
● If you move the zoom lever to the left or
right, you can change the frame size.
● If you press the opqr buttons, you can
move the frame.
● If you press the l button, you can
change the frame size.
● In an image with detected faces, gray
frames appear around the faces located in
the upper left image. The frames can be
used for trimming. You can switch
between frames by turning the  dial.
● Press the m button, use the qr buttons
or turn the  dial to select [OK], then
press the m button again.
Save as a new image and display.
● Perform Steps 4 and 5 on p. 126.
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•
,
, and
images cannot be trimmed.
• The width and height ratio of an image that can be changed is fixed at
4:3 (for a vertical image 3:4).
• The number of recorded pixels in a trimmed image will be smaller than
before trimming.
? Adding Effects with the My Colors
Function
You can change the color of an image and save it as a separate image.
Refer to p. 78 for details on each menu item.
Select [My Colors].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
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and [My Colors], and press the m button.
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select the image and press the m button.
Select a menu option.
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● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
● After selecting the menu option, you can
zoom the image by following the
operations in “k Magnifying Images”
(p. 115).
● If you press the m button during
magnified display, you can switch to the
original image. Pressing the n button
restores the menu screen.
Save as a new image and display.
● Perform Steps 4 and 5 on p. 126.
• If you repeatedly change the color of an image, the quality will gradually
deteriorate and you may not achieve the expected color.
• The coloration of images changed with this function may vary from those
recorded with the My Colors function (p. 78).
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@ Making Dark Subjects Appear
Brighter (i-Contrast)
Detects and compensates for dark sections of subjects or people’s faces
and saves the image as a separate file. You can select 4 levels of correction:
[Auto], [Low], [Medium] or [High].
Select [i-Contrast].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
and [i-Contrast], then press the m button.
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select the image and press the m button.
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P
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Select a menu item.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an option, then press the m
button.
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Save as a new image and display.
● Perform Steps 4 and 5 on p. 126.
What if the image wasn’t corrected by the [Auto] option as
well as you would like?
Select [Low], [Medium] or [High] and adjust the image.
• Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse or the exposure
setting may not be suitable.
• Repeatedly adjusting the same image may cause the quality to
deteriorate.
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] Correcting the Red-Eye Effect
You can automatically correct red eyes in images and save them as new
files.
Select [Red-Eye Correction].
● Press the n button, select the 1 tab
and [Red-Eye Correction], then press the
m button.
X The [Red-Eye Correction] screen will
appear.
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an image.
Y
P
O
● You can zoom the image using the
procedures in “k Magnifying Images”
(p. 115).
Correct the image.
● Press the m button.
X Red-eye detected by the camera will be
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corrected and a frame will appear around
the corrected portion.
● You can zoom the image using the
procedures in “k Magnifying Images”
(p. 115).
Save as a new image and display.
● Press the opqr buttons, or turn the Â
dial to select [New File], and press the m
button.
X The image will be saved as a new file.
● Perform Step 5 on p. 126.
• Some images may not be properly corrected.
• When [Overwrite] in Step 4 is selected, the uncorrected image is
overwritten with the corrected data, erasing the original image.
• Protected images cannot be overwritten.
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Printing from the Print List (DPOF)
You can add images to the print list (DPOF) directly after shooting or while in
playback by pressing the c button. You can print from a print list simply by
connecting your camera and printer. These selection methods comply with
the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standards.
Easily Add Images to the Print List
Select an image.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
and select the image.
Press the c button (videos will be
excluded).
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P
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Print list.
● Press the op buttons and select the
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number of prints, press the qr buttons or
turn the  dial, select [Add] and press
the m button.
● To cancel adding images, select the
added images and press the c button,
then press the qr buttons, or turn the Â
dial, select [Remove] and press the m
button.
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Printing from the Print List (DPOF)
Print Added Images
The following examples use the Canon SELPHY series printers. Please also
refer to the Personal Printing Guide.
Number of copies to print
Connect the camera to the printer
(p. 29).
Print.
● Press the op buttons, select [Print now]
and press the m button.
X Printing will start.
● If you stop the printer during printing and
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start again, it will start from the next print.
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Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF)
You can select certain images on a memory card for printing (up to 998
images) and specify the number of print copies so they can be printed
together or processed at a photo developer service. You can then print all
the selected images at once or take the memory card to a photo developer
to order prints. These selection methods comply with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standards.
Print Settings
You can set the print type, date and file number. These settings apply to all
images selected for printing.
Select [Print Settings].
● Press the n button and select the 2
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tab, then select [Print Settings] and press
the m button.
Adjust the settings.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
Print Type
Date
File No.
Clear DPOF data
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Standard
Index
Both
On
Off
On
Off
On
Off
to select a menu item, then press the qr
buttons to select an option.
X Pressing the n button accepts the
settings and restores the menu screen.
Prints one image per page.
Prints several reduced size images per page.
Prints both standard and index formats.
Prints the date from the shooting information.
–
Prints the file number.
–
Removes all print settings after printing.
–
• Some printers or photo developer services may not be able to reflect all
of the print settings in the output.
•
may display when using a memory card with print settings set by a
different camera. These settings will be overwritten by those set by your
camera.
• Images with the date embedded always print with the date, regardless of
the [Date] setting. As a result, some printers may print the date twice on
these images if [Date] is also set to [On].
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Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF)
• With [Index] selected, the [Date] and [File No.] options cannot be set to
[On] at the same time.
• The date will be printed in the style set in the [Date/Time] function in the
3 tab (p. 19).
Selecting the Number of Copies
Select [Select Images & Qty.].
● Press the n button and select the 2
tab, then select [Select Images & Qty.]
and press the m button.
Select an image.
Y
P
O
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select an image, then press the m
button.
X You will be able to set the number of print
copies.
● If you select [Index],
appears on the
screen.
● Press the m button again to deselect the
images.
will disappear.
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Set the number of prints.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to set the number of prints (maximum 99).
● Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to select other
images and the number of prints for each.
● You cannot set the number of print copies
for Index prints. You can only select which
images to print.
X Pressing the n button accepts the
settings and restores the menu screen.
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Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF)
Select Range
Select [Select Range].
● Select [Select Range] in Step 1 on p. 134
and press the m button.
● Select images according to Steps 2 and 3
on p. 119.
Make print settings.
● Press the op buttons, select [Order] and
press the m button.
Set All Images to Print Once
Y
P
O
Select [Select All Images].
● Select [Select All Images] from the screen
in Step 1 on p. 134 and press the m
button.
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Make print settings.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial,
select [OK] and press the m button.
Clearing All Selections
Select [Clear All Selections].
● Select [Clear All Selections] in Step 1 on
p. 134, and press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select [OK], then press the m button.
X All selections will be cleared.
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8
Customizing the Camera
You can customize various functions to suit your shooting
preferences. The first part of this chapter explains convenient and
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commonly used functions. The latter part explains how to change
shooting and playback settings to suit your purposes.
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Changing Functions
You can customize convenient and commonly used functions from the 3
tab (p. 48).
Turning off the Power Saving Function
You can set the power saving function (p. 53) to [Off]. Setting it to [On] is
recommended to save battery power.
● Select [Power Saving], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial to
select [Auto Power Down], then use the qr
buttons to select [Off].
● If you set the Power Saving function to [Off],
be careful not to forget to turn off the camera
after use.
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P
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Setting the Screen Shut-Off Time
You can adjust the time the screen takes to shut off automatically (p. 53).
This also works when [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off].
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● Select [Power Saving], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial to
select [Display Off], then use the qr buttons
to select a time.
● In order to save battery power, it is
recommended to select less than [1 min.].
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Changing Functions
Using the World Clock
When traveling abroad, you can record images with local dates and times simply
by switching the time zone setting if you pre-register the destination time zones.
You can enjoy the convenience of not having to switch the Date/Time settings.
Set the home time zone.
● Select [Time Zone] and press the m
button.
● When setting this for the first time, confirm
the information that displays on the screen
at the left, and press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select the home time zone, then press
the m button. To set daylight saving time
(adds 1 hour), press the op buttons to
select
.
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P
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Set the world time zone.
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● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select
, then press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial
to select the destination time zone, then
press the m button.
● You can also set the daylight saving time
as in Step 1.
Select the world time zone.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial
to select [Home/World].
● Press the qr buttons to select
, then
press the n button.
●
will appear in the [Time Zone] or
shooting screen (p. 44).
If you change the date or time in the
and date will automatically change.
setting, (p. 19), your
time
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Changing Functions
Turning off Hints & Tips
When you select an item in the FUNC. menu or when using the opqr
buttons, hints and tips display. You can turn off this function.
● Select [Hints & Tips], then press the qr
buttons to select [Off].
Changing the File Number Assignment
Y
P
O
Images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers in the order they
were taken, from 0001 – 9999, and saved to folders of up to 2,000 images.
You can change the file number assignment.
● Select [File Numbering], then press the qr
buttons to select an option.
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Continuous
Even if you shoot using a new memory
card, the file numbers are assigned
consecutively until an image with the
number 9999 is taken/saved.
Auto Reset
If you replace the memory card with a
new one, file numbering begins with
0001 again.
• If you use a memory card already containing images, the newly
assigned file numbers may continue the existing numbering for both the
[Continuous] and [Auto Reset] settings. If you want to start over with file
number 0001, format the memory card before use (p. 52).
• Refer to the Software Starter Guide for information regarding folder
structure or image types.
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Changing Functions
Creating a Folder
You can create new folders in which to save images.
● Select [Create Folder], then press the m
button.
● Select [Create New Folder], then press the
qr buttons to select
.
● Newly shot images are now saved to the new
folder.
Creating Folders by Day and Time
You can set a day and time for folder creation.
Y
P
O
● Select [Create Folder], then press the m
button.
● Select [Auto Create], then press the qr
buttons to select an interval.
● Select [Time], then press the qr buttons to
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set a time.
● The new folder will be created on the set day
and time. Images shot after the creation date
are saved to the new folder.
Turning off Auto Rotate
When you play back images on the camera or a computer, images shot in
vertical orientation automatically rotate and display vertically. You can turn
off this function.
● Select [Auto Rotate], then press the qr
buttons to select [Off].
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Changing Shooting Functions
Changing the Lens Retract Time
For safety reasons, the lens retracts about 1 minute after pressing the 1
button when in a shooting mode (p. 53). You can set the retraction time to
[0 sec.].
● Select [Lens Retract], then press the qr
buttons to select [0 sec.].
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P
O
Changing Shooting Functions
If you set the mode dial to G, you can change the settings in the 4 tab
(p. 48).
Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in
modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those
modes (pp. 156 – 159).
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Turning off the Red-Eye Reduction Function
The red-eye reduction lamp lights in order to reduce the red-eye effect that
occurs when shooting in dark conditions with the flash. You can turn off this
function.
● Select [Flash Settings], then press the m
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial to
select [Red-Eye Lamp], then press the qr
buttons to select [Off].
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Changing Shooting Functions
Turning off the AF Assist Beam
The lamp will automatically light to assist focusing in low light conditions
when you press the shutter button halfway. You can turn off the lamp.
● Select [AF-assist Beam], then press the qr
buttons to select [Off].
Changing the Image Display Time
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P
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You can change the length of time the images display directly after shooting.
● Select [Review], then press the qr buttons to
select an option.
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Off
No image displays
Hold
The image displays until you press the
shutter button halfway.
Changing the Image Display Right After
Shooting
You can change the image display that appears after shooting.
● Select [Review Info], then press the qr
buttons to select an option.
Detailed
Displays detailed information (p. 45).
Focus Check
The area inside the AF frame is
magnified, allowing you to check the
focus. The procedure is the same as in
“Checking the Focus” (p. 114).
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Changing Shooting Functions
Displaying the Overlay
You can display gridlines for vertical and horizontal guidance, or a 3:2 guide
to confirm the printable area for postcard size prints.
● Select [Disp. Overlay], then press the qr
buttons to select an option.
Grid Lines
A grid overlays the display.
3:2 Guide
The areas outside the 3:2 range are
grayed out. This area will not print
when printing on paper with a 3:2
aspect ratio.
Both
Both grid lines, and the 3:2 guide will
display.
Y
P
O
• In
mode, you cannot set [3:2 Guide] or [Both].
• Grid Lines will not be recorded on the image.
• The gray areas displayed with [3:2 Guide] are the areas that will not be
printed. The actual image recorded will include the portion in the gray
areas.
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Changing the IS-Mode Settings
● Select [IS Mode], then press the qr buttons to
select an option.
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Continuous
Image stabilization is always on. You can
confirm the result directly on the display,
which makes it easier to check the
composition or focus.
Shoot Only
Image stabilization is only active at the
moment of shooting.
Panning
Image stabilization only counters up and
down motion. This option is
recommended for shooting objects
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Changing Shooting Functions
• If camera shake is too strong, attach the camera to a tripod. It is
recommended to set the IS Mode to [Off] when the camera is fixed to a
tripod.
• When using [Panning], hold the camera horizontally. Image stabilization
does not work when the camera is held vertically.
Registering Functions to the c Button
● Select [Set c button], then press the m
button.
● Press the opqr buttons or turn the  dial
to select the functions to register, then press
the m button.
● Pressing the c button will call up the
registered function.
Y
P
O
• Press
if you want to cancel a function.
• When this
symbol is shown on the bottom right of an icon, the
function cannot be used in the current shooting mode or function setting.
• In
, each press of the c button records white balance data (p. 75),
and the white balance settings also change to
.
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Changing Playback Functions
You can adjust the settings in the 1 tab by pressing the 1 button (p. 48).
Selecting the Image that First Displays
in Playback
● Select [Resume], then press the qr buttons
to select an option.
Last shot
Resumes with the most recently shot
image.
Last seen
Resumes with the image last viewed.
Changing the Start-up Image or Sound
Y
P
O
In the 3 tab, you can change the sounds played for each camera operation
or set the start-up image that appears when the camera power is turned on.
Change Sounds
● Select [Sound Options], then press the m
C
button.
● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial to
select an option.
● Press the qr buttons to select a setting.
1
Preset sounds.
2
You can register your sounds using the supplied
software (ZoomBrowserEX/ImageBrowser) (p. 147).
Changing the Start-up Screen
● Select [Start-up Image], then press the m
button.
● Press the qr buttons to select a setting.
No start-up image.
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1
Preset images.
2
You can register your images.
Changing the Start-up Image or Sound
Setting a Recorded Image as the Start-up
Screen Image
When you press the 1 button and set the camera to playback mode, you
can register sounds and images.
● Select [Start-up Image], then press the m
button.
● Press the qr buttons to select [2], then press
the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial to
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select an image, then press the m button.
● Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial to
select [OK], then press the m button to
complete registration.
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Any previously registered start-up image will be overwritten when
registering a new start-up image.
Using the included software to register sounds and the
start-up screen image
You can register sounds and start-up screen images that come with the included
software to the camera. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for details.
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9
Useful Information
This chapter introduces how to use the AC adapter kit (sold
separately), troubleshooting tips and contains lists of functions.
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P
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The index also appears at the end.
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Using Household Power
If you use AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (sold separately), you can use the
camera without worrying about how much charge is left in the battery.
Insert the coupler.
● Open the cover (p. 16) and insert the
coupler as shown until it locks into place
with a click.
● Close the cover (p. 16).
Plug the cord into the coupler.
● Open the cover and fully insert the plug
into the coupler.
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Connect the power cord.
● Connect the power cord to the compact
power adapter, then plug the other end
into a power outlet.
● You can turn the camera on to use it.
● After you finish, turn off the camera and
unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
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The battery charger can also be used when abroad.
The charger can be used in regions that have 100 - 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC power.
If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug adapter. Do
not use devices such as electrical transformers for foreign travel because they
will cause malfunctions.
Do not unplug the plug and power cord with the camera turned on. This
could erase images you have taken or damage the camera.
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Troubleshooting
If you think there is a problem with the camera, first check the following. If
the items below do not solve your problem, contact a Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as listed on the included customer support list.
Power
You pressed the power button, but nothing happened.
• Confirm that the battery is properly inserted (p. 16).
• Confirm that the memory card/battery cover is securely closed (p. 16).
• If the battery terminals are dirty, battery performance will decrease. Clean the
terminals with a cotton swab and re-insert the battery several times.
Battery is consumed quickly.
• Battery performance decreases at low temperatures. Warm the battery by such
methods as placing them in your pocket with the terminal cover on.
Lens will not retract.
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P
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• Do not open the memory card/battery cover while the power is on. After closing
the memory card/battery cover, turn the power on then back off (p. 17).
TV output
Image is distorted or not showing on TV (p. 116).
Shooting
Cannot shoot.
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• Set the mode dial to the desired shooting mode (p. 42).
• When in playback mode (p. 27), press the shutter button halfway (p. 23).
Camera screen is black at start-up.
• Images that have been edited on a computer, have had their file name changed,
or that have been shot on another camera may not display properly if set as a
start-up screen.
Screen does not display properly in dark places (p. 46).
Screen does not display properly while shooting.
Please note, the following will not be recorded in still images, but will be recorded
in movies.
• When the camera is subjected to powerful light sources, the display may
darken.
• Under fluorescent lighting, the screen may flicker.
• When shooting bright light sources, a bar of light (purplish red) may appear on
the screen.
• The h icon blinks when you try to shoot (p. 26).
h appears on the screen and the shot cannot be taken even
though the shutter button was pressed fully (p. 26).
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Troubleshooting
•
•
•
•
appears when the shutter button was pressed halfway (p. 62).
Set the [IS mode] to [Continuous] (p. 144).
Set the flash to h (p. 70).
Increase the ISO speed (p. 74).
Attach the camera to a tripod.
Image is blurred.
•
•
•
•
Shoot the subject within the focusing distance (p. 163).
Set the [AF-assist Beam] to [On] (p. 143).
Confirm that functions which you do not intend to use (macro, etc.) are not set.
Shoot using the focus lock or AF lock (pp. 81, 86).
Even when you press the shutter button halfway, the frame does
not appear, and the camera does not focus.
• If you center on the light and dark contrasting area of the subject and push the
shutter button halfway, or repeatedly push the shutter button halfway, the frame
will appear and the camera will focus.
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Adjust the brightness with exposure compensation (p. 76).
Adjust the brightness with the i-Contrast function (pp. 95, 129).
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Adjust the brightness with exposure compensation (p. 76).
Use the AE lock, or spot metering to shoot (p. 90).
The subject is too bright due to ambient lighting.
Image is dark even though the flash fired (p. 25).
• Increase the ISO speed (p. 74).
• Shoot within an appropriate distance for flash photography (p. 70).
Image taken using the flash is too bright (overexposed).
• Shoot within an appropriate distance for flash photography (p. 70).
• Set the flash to ! (p. 62).
White dots appear on the image when shooting with the flash.
• Light from the flash has reflected off dust particles or other objects in the air.
Image appears rough or grainy.
• Shoot with the ISO speed on a lower setting (p. 74).
• Depending on the shooting mode, when shooting in a high ISO speed the image
may appear rough or grainy (pp. 59, 61).
Eyes appear red (p. 96).
• Set the [Red-Eye Lamp] to [On] (p. 142). When shooting with the flash, the lamp
(on the front of the camera) lights (p. 42), and for approximately 1 second while
the camera is reducing red-eye, it is not possible to shoot. It is more effective if
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the subject is looking directly at the lamp. Even better results can be obtained by
increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching closer to the subject.
Recording images to the memory card takes a long time, or
continuous shooting slows down.
• Perform a low-level format of the memory card in the camera (p. 52)
When you can’t make settings for shooting functions or FUNC. menu
• The items in which settings can be made differ depending on the shooting
mode. Refer to “Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode” (p. 156).
Cannot operate buttons.
• When the mode dial is set to 9, some buttons cannot be used (p. 57).
Lens flare is recorded in an image (ghost)
• When strong light enters the lens it may be recorded in the image. Change the
camera angle or hold your hand to shield the strong light. When shooting night
scenes, setting the camera to Tv mode and adjusting the shutter speed or ISO
speed may solve the problem.
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Correct shooting time does not display, or stops.
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recording at high speeds. Even when the shooting time does not display
properly, the video recorded will be the length that it was actually shot (p. 32).
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automatically.
Camera’s internal memory was insufficient. Try one of the following.
• Perform a low-level format of the memory card in the camera (p. 52).
• Lower the recorded pixels (p. 105).
• Use a memory card capable of recording at high speeds.
Playback
Cannot play back images or movies.
• If the file name or folder structure is changed on a computer, you may not be
able to play back images or movies. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for
information regarding folder structure or file names.
Playback stops, or audio cuts out.
• Use a card that has been formatted on this camera (p. 52).
• If you copy a movie to a memory card that reads slowly, playback may interrupt
momentarily.
• Depending on its capabilities, the computer may drop frames, or the audio may
cut out, when playing movies.
Cannot operate buttons.
• When the mode dial is set to 9, some buttons cannot be used (p. 57).
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List of Messages that Appear on the Screen
If error messages appear on the LCD monitor, try one of the following
solutions.
No memory card
• The memory card is not installed in the correct direction. Install the memory card
in the correct direction (p. 16).
Card locked!
• The SD memory card or SDHC memory card’s write protect tab is set to “Lock”.
Unlock the write protect tab (p. 18).
Cannot record!
• You attempted to shoot an image without the a memory card, or with a memory
card installed incorrectly. Install the memory card in the correct direction when
shooting (p. 16).
Memory card error (p. 52)
• Contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem
with the camera.
Memory card full
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• There is not enough free space on the memory card to shoot (pp. 24, 55, 69, 83)
or edit images (pp. 125 – 130). Erase the images (pp. 28, 118) to open space for
new images, or insert an empty memory card (p. 16).
Change the battery pack (p. 16)
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• There are no images recorded on the memory card that can be displayed.
Protected! (p. 121)
Unidentified Image/Incompatible JPEG/Image too large./RAW
• Unsupported images or data, or corrupted image data cannot be displayed.
• Images manipulated on a computer, that have had their file name changed, or
have been taken with a different camera may not display.
Cannot magnify!/Cannot rotate/Cannot modify image/Cannot
register this image!/Cannot modify/Cannot assign to category
• Incompatible images cannot be magnified (p. 115), rotated (p. 125), edited
(pp. 125 – 130), registered to the start-up screen (p. 147), categorized (p. 123),
or added to a print list (p. 133).
• Images manipulated on a computer, that have had their file name changed, or
have been taken with a different camera may not be magnified, rotated, edited,
registered to the start-up screen, categorized, or added to a print list.
• Movies cannot be magnified (p. 115), edited (pp. 125 – 130), added to a print list
(p. 131), or registered to the start-up screen (p. 146).
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Cannot select!
• When selecting the selection range (pp. 119, 121, 124), you tried to select a
starting image that was after the last image or you tried to select an ending
image that was before the starting image.
• You tried to select more than 501 images (pp. 119, 121, 124).
Too many marks.
• You selected more than 998 images to send in print settings. Select less than
998 images (p. 133).
Cannot complete!
• Print settings could not be saved correctly. Reduce the number of settings and
try again (p. 133).
Naming error!
• The file name could not be created because there is an image with the same
name as the folder that the camera is attempting to create, or the highest
possible file number has already been reached (p. 141). In the 3 menu, change
[File Numbering] to [Auto Reset] (p. 140) or format the memory card (p. 52).
Communication error
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commercially available USB card reader to transfer the images. Insert the
memory card into the printer's card slot to print.
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Lens error, restart camera
• A lens error was detected. Press the power button to turn the camera off and
back on (p. 42). If this error message continues to display, contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the lens.
• This error can occur if you hold the lens while it is in motion or when using it in a
location with excessive dust or sand in the air.
Exx (xx: number)
• A camera error was detected. Press the power button to turn the camera off and
back on (p. 42).
• If an error code displays directly after taking a picture, the shot may not have
been recorded. Check image in playback mode.
• If this error code reappears, note the number and contact your Canon Customer
Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the camera.
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Shooting modes
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4 Shooting Menu
Shooting modes
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Volume
Sound Options
LCD Brightness
Start-up Image
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Trims portions of images.
Resizes and saves images.
Adjusts colors in images.
Rotates images.
Last seen*/Last shot
Fade*/Scroll/Slide/Off
2 Print Menu
Item
Print
Select Images & Qty.
Select Range
Select All Images
Clear All Selections
Print Settings
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Displays printing screen.
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Selects starting and ending images for printing.
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Selects all images for printing.
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Cancels all settings for printing.
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Sets the printing style.
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Handling Precautions
Equipment
• This camera is a high-precision electronic device. Do not drop it or subject
it to strong impacts.
• Never place the camera close to magnets or motors that generate strong
electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause
malfunctions or corrupt image data.
• If water droplets have fallen or dirt is stuck on the camera or LCD monitor,
wipe with a dry soft cloth or eyeglass wiper. Do not rub or apply force.
• Never use cleaners containing organic solvents to wipe the camera or
LCD monitor.
• Use a commercially available blower brush to remove dust from the lens.
For stubborn dirt contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk
as listed on the customer support leaflet supplied with your camera.
• When you move the camera rapidly from cold to hot temperatures,
condensation may form on the internal or external surfaces of the camera.
To avoid condensation, put the camera in an airtight, resealable plastic
bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
• If condensation has formed, stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the camera. Remove the battery and
memory card, and wait until the moisture has completely evaporated
before resuming use.
Memory Cards
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• A memory card is a high-precision electronic device. Do not bend, apply
force or subject it to strong impacts. Doing so may corrupt image data
recorded on the memory card.
• Do not spill liquids on the memory card. Do not touch the memory card’s
terminals with your hands or metallic objects.
• Do not store memory cards near a TV, speakers or other devices that
generate magnetic fields or static electricity. Doing so may corrupt image
data recorded on the memory card.
• Do not store memory cards in hot, humid or dusty locations.
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Specifications
Camera Effective Pixels. . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 12.1 million
Image Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1/2.3-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels:
Approx. 12.4 million)
Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.0 (W) – 60.0 (T) mm
35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) – 336 (T) mm
f/3.4 (W) – f/5.3 (T)
Digital Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 48x in combination
with the optical zoom)
LCD Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0 TFT LCD color monitor
Approx. 230,000 dots, Picture coverage 100%
AF Frame Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Face Detect/Center
Servo AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On/Off
Focusing Range (from end of lens) . . Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.) – infinity (W)/
100 cm (3.3 ft.) – infinity (T)
Macro: 2 – 50 cm (0.79 in. – 1.6 ft.) (W)
Super Macro: 0 – 2 cm (0 – 0.79 in.)
Manual Focus: 2 cm (0.79 in.) – infinity (W)/
100 cm (3.3 ft.) – infinity (T)
Shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter
Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 – 1/3200 sec.
15 – 1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Image Stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lens-shift type
Metering Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot
Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600
(Standard Output Sensitivity,
Recommended Exposure Index)
White Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent,
Fluorescent H, Custom
Built-in Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
* Red-eye reduction/Red-eye correction settings
available
Built-in Flash Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 cm – 3.0 m (1.6 – 9.8 ft.) (W)/
1.0 – 2.0 m (3.3 – 6.6 ft.) (T)
Shooting Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shooting Mode: M, Av, Tv, P, Auto, Easy, Portrait,
Landscape, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor,
SCN, Movie
SCN Mode: Sunset, Night Scene, Fireworks,
Beach, Aquarium, Foliage, Snow, ISO 3200, Color
Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist
Movie Mode: Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continuous: Approx. 0.8 images/sec.
Continuous Shooting AF: Approx. 0.5 images/sec.
Continuous Shooting LV: Approx. 0.6 images/sec.
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 10-sec./Approx. 2-sec. delay, FaceSelfTimer, Custom Timer
i-Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auto/Off
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Specifications
Recording Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SD memory card, SDHC memory card,
MultiMediaCard, MMCplus memory card,
HC MMCplus memory card
File Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio data:
Linear PCM) (Mono)
Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels
(Still images) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Large: 4000 x 3000 pixels
Medium 1: 3264 x 2448 pixels
Medium 2: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium 3: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Widescreen: 4000 x 2248 pixels
(Movies) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1280 x 720 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Number of Possible Shots . . . . . . . . .Approx. 280 images (Based on CIPA standardized
measurement)
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quantization: 16 bit
Sampling Rate: 44.100 kHz
Playback Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Single Image, Movie, Magnified Focus, Index,
Magnified, Filtered Playback, Slideshow
Editing Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erase, Protect, My Category, Resize, My Colors,
i-Contrast, Trimming, Rotate, Red-Eye Correction
Direct Print Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PictBridge capable
Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hi-Speed USB (Dedicated connector with unified
type of digital, audio and video*)
HDMI (HDMI Mini Connector)
* mini-B compatible
Video/Audio output (NTSC and PAL capable,
mono audio)
Communication Settings . . . . . . . . . .MTP, PTP
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Battery Pack NB-5L (rechargeable lithium-ion
battery)
AC adapter kit ACK-DC30
Operating Temperatures . . . . . . . . . .0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating Humidity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 – 90%
Dimensions (excluding protrusions) . .103.0 x 60.5 x 37.6 mm (4.06 x 2.38 x 1.48 in.)
Weight (camera body only) . . . . . . . .Approx. 220 g (7.76 oz.)
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Specifications
Battery Pack NB-5L
Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.7 V DC
Capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1120 mAh
Charging cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 300 times
Operating temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.0 x 44.9 x 7.9 mm (1.26 x 1.77 x 0.31 in.)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 25 g (0.88 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-2LX/CB-2LXE
Rated input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 0.085 A (100 V) –
0.05 A (240 V)
Rated output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.2 V DC, 0.7 A
Charge time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 2 hours 5 min.
Operating temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.5 x 81.6 x 21.0 mm (2.26 x 3.21 x 0.83 in.)
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Approx. 65 g (2.29 oz.) (CB-2LX)
Approx. 59 g (2.08 oz.) (CB-2LXE) (excluding
power cord)
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• Camera specifications or appearance are subject to change without notice.
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About MPEG-4 Licensing
This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and
may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and noncommercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T
patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video.
No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
* Notice displayed in English as required.
USA and Canada only:
The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is
recyclable.
Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to
recycle this battery.
When connecting to and using a household power outlet, use only AC
Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (rated input: 100 – 240 V AC 50/60 Hz, rated
output: 4.3 V DC). Using anything else can cause fire, overheating, or
electrical shock.
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Index
Numerics
3:2 Guide ................................................ 144
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AC Adapter Kit .................................. 40, 150
Accessories .............................................. 38
AE Lock .................................................... 90
AF J Auto Focus
AF Frame ................................................. 25
AF Lock .................................................... 86
Aquarium (Scene Mode) .......................... 60
Audio ........................................................ 49
AV Cable ............................................ 2, 116
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Camera Shake ................................. 62, 145
Clock Function .......................................... 54
Color Accent (Scene Mode) ........... 100, 104
Color Swap (Scene Mode) ............. 100, 104
Components Guide .................................. 42
Compression J Image Quality
Continuous Shooting ................................ 77
AF ......................................................... 77
LV ......................................................... 77
Control Dial ........................................... 9, 43
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Date and Time
Adding to Image .................................... 65
Changing ............................................... 20
Date/Time Battery ................................. 20
Settings ................................................. 19
Date and Time J Date/Time
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Easy mode ............................................... 56
Editing
i-Contrast ............................................ 129
My Colors ............................................ 128
Red-Eye Correction ............................ 130
Resizing (Making Images Smaller) ..... 126
Rotating Images .................................. 125
Trimming ............................................. 127
Enlarged Display .................................... 115
Equipment
Default Settings ..................................... 51
Holding the Camera .............................. 13
Erase All ................................................. 118
Erasing All Images ................................. 118
Erasing Images ........................................ 28
Error Messages ...................................... 154
Exposure
AE Lock ................................................. 90
Correction ............................................. 76
FE Lock ................................................. 91
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Battery Charger ........................... 2, 14, 40
Charge Indicator ................................... 15
Date/Time Battery ................................. 20
Power Saving ........................................ 53
Recharge .............................................. 14
Battery Charger ........................................ 14
Beach (Scene Mode) ................................ 60
Black and White Images ........................... 78
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Deleting J Erasing
DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk ......... 2, 35
Digital Tele-Converter .............................. 64
Digital Zoom ............................................. 63
Direct Print Button ............................ 29, 145
Display Language ..................................... 21
Display Overlay ...................................... 144
DPOF ............................................. 131, 133
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Face Detect .............................................. 84
Face Selection .......................................... 87
Face Self-Timer ........................................ 67
Factory Settings J Default Settings
FE Lock .................................................... 91
File Number ............................................ 140
Filtered Playback .................................... 111
Fireworks (Scene Mode) .......................... 60
Flash
Off ......................................................... 62
On ......................................................... 70
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Index
Supplementary Flash ............................ 40
Focus
AF Frame .............................................. 25
AF Frame Mode .................................... 84
AF Lock ................................................. 86
AF-Point Zoom ...................................... 85
Face Selection ...................................... 87
Servo AF ............................................... 86
Focus Check ........................................... 114
Focus Lock ............................................... 81
Format J Memory Card, Formatting
Formatting (Memory Card) ................. 22, 52
FUNC. Menu
Basic Operations ................................... 47
List ...................................................... 156
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High Speed (ISO) ............................... 61, 74
High-Power Flash ..................................... 40
Histogram ................................................. 46
Household Power ................................... 150
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Macro/Super Macro ..................................71
Memory Cards .................................... 16, 18
Available Shots ..................................... 18
Formatting .......................................22, 52
Menu
Basic Operations ...................................48
List .......................................................158
Metering Mode .......................................... 88
MMCplus/HC MMCplus Memory Card .....18
Mode Dial .................................................42
Movie
Editing ................................................. 107
Image Quality (Frame Rate) ................105
Mode ...................................................104
Recording Pixels .................................105
Shooting Time ...............................32, 105
Viewing (Playback) ................................33
MultiMediaCard J Memory Card
Mute ..........................................................49
My Category ...........................................123
My Colors .........................................78, 128
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(Scene Mode) .......................................... 60
Grid Lines ............................................... 144
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Landscape (Scene Mode) ........................58
LCD monitor J Screen
i-Contrast .......................................... 95, 129
Image Quality (Compression Ratio) ......... 72
Images
Editing J Editing
Erasing Images ..................................... 28
Playback J View
Protect ................................................. 121
Indoor (Scene Mode) ................................ 59
Interface Cable ............................... 2, 29, 35
ISO Speed ................................................ 74
ISO3200 (Scene Mode) ............................ 61
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Kids&Pets (Scene Mode) ......................... 58
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Lamp ................................... 42, 66, 142, 143
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Night Scene (Scene Mode) ......................60
Night Snapshot (Scene Mode) .................58
Number of Shots .......................................15
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Panoramic Photos ..................................102
Personal Printing Guide .............................. 2
PictBridge .................................................29
Playback J View
Playback Button ................................27, 146
Playback With Transition Effects ............ 115
Portrait (Scene Mode) ..............................58
Postcard Size ...........................................73
Power J Battery
Power Button ............................................42
Power Saving ...........................................53
Print Settings (DPOF) .............................131
Printer .................................................29, 30
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Index
Printing ..................................................... 29
Program AE .............................................. 70
Protect .................................................... 121
R
Recording Pixels (Image Size) ................. 72
Red-Eye
Auto Correction ..................................... 96
Correction ........................................... 130
Reduction ............................................ 142
Resizing (Making Images Smaller) ......... 126
Rotating Images ..................................... 125
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SCN (Scene Mode) .................................. 58
Screen
Display Language ................................. 21
Information Displayed ........................... 44
Menu Operations ............................ 47, 48
Switching the Display ...................... 44, 45
SD/SDHC Memory Card .......................... 18
Self-Timer
10 second Self-Timer ............................ 66
Changing Delay and
Number of Shots ................................... 80
Face Self-Timer .................................... 67
Two Second Self-Timer ........................ 79
Sepia Tones ............................................. 78
Servo AF .................................................. 86
Shooting Date and Time J Date/Time
Shooting Using a TV ................................ 81
Shutter Button .......................................... 23
Slideshow ............................................... 112
Snow (Scene Mode) ................................. 61
Software
DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk ...... 2, 35
Software Starter Guide ........................... 2
Transferring Images to a Computer ...... 34
Sound Settings
Mute ...................................................... 49
Stitch Assist (Scene Mode) .................... 102
Strap ..................................................... 2, 13
Sunset (Scene Mode) ............................... 59
Supplementary Flash ............................... 40
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Terminal ........................................... 29, 116
Tone (White Balance) ............................... 75
Transferring Images to a Computer ......... 34
Travel abroad ................................... 15, 139
Trimming ................................................ 127
Troubleshooting ...................................... 151
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Video J Movies
Viewing (Playback)
Enlarged Display ................................. 115
Index Display ...................................... 110
Single Image Playback ......................... 27
Slideshow ............................................ 112
Viewing Images on a TV ..................... 116
Viewing Images on a TV ........................ 116
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White Balance .......................................... 75
Wide (Recording Pixels) ..................... 72, 73
World Clock ............................................ 139
Wrist Strap J Strap
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You Think There is a Problem ................ 151
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Zoom ............................................ 24, 31, 63
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FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1339 systems)
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:
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• 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.
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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.
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