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DIGITAL CAMERA
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Camera User Guide
CDI-E144-010
Camera User Guide
z Please read the Read This First section (p. 4).
z Please also see the Software Starter Guide and the Direct Print User Guide.
Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that
the information contained in this guide is
accurate and complete, no liability can be
accepted for any errors or omissions.
• Canon reserves the right to change the
specifications of the hardware and software
described herein at any time without prior
notice.
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system, or translated into any language in any
form, by any means, without the prior written
permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages
resulting from corrupted or lost data due to a
mistaken operation or malfunction of the
camera, the software, the CompactFlashTM
cards (CF cards), personal computers,
peripheral devices, or use of non-Canon CF
cards.
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon and PowerShot are trademarks of Canon
Inc..
• CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
Corporation.
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trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc, registered in
the United States and other countries.
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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 nongenuine 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.
Flowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Shooting with the Camera
Software Starter Guide
Installing the Software
Symbols Used
Icons under title bars show the operations mode.
As in the example below, the mode dial should be
set to
, ,
,
, , ,
, ,
,
,
or
.
Using the Flash
Mode Dial
This Guide
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
This Guide
Software Starter Guide
Downloading Images to a Computer
This mark denotes issues that may affect
the camera's operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that
complement the basic operating
procedures.
Direct Print User Guide
Printer User Guide
Using the Printer and Printing
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Table of Contents
Items marked with  are lists or charts that
summarize camera functions or procedures.
Read This First ..................................................4
Please Read ..................................................... 4
Safety Precautions ........................................... 6
Preventing Malfunctions ................................. 11
Components Guide .........................................12
Preparing the Camera .....................................15
Installing the Batteries .................................... 15
Installing a CF Card........................................ 18
Setting the Date/Time..................................... 21
Setting the Language ..................................... 22
Opening the LCD Monitor............................... 24
Using the LCD Monitor ................................... 26
Basic Functions...............................................31
Turning the Power On/Off .............................. 31
Switching between Shooting and Playback.... 32
Shooting – The Basics....................................34
Auto Mode.............................................. 34
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting ...... 37
Using the Mode Dial (Image Zone) ................ 39
Portrait.................................................. 39
Landscape............................................ 39
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Night Scene ......................................... 39
Fast Shutter ......................................... 39
Slow Shutter......................................... 39
Changing the Resolution and Compression... 41
Using the Flash ......................................... 43
Macro Mode .............................................. 45
Self-timer........................................................ 46
Digital Zoom ................................................... 47
Continuous Shooting...................................... 48
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist).... 49
Special Scene Mode ............................... 51
Postcard Print Mode....................................... 54
Movie Mode............................................. 56
Playback – The Basics ................................... 58
Displaying Images Individually (Single Image Playback).. 58
Magnifying Images................................... 58
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback).....59
Jumping Between Images.............................. 60
Viewing/Editing Movies .................................. 60
Erasing............................................................. 64
Erasing Images Individually ....................... 64
Erasing All Images ......................................... 64
Shooting – Advanced Functions ................... 66
Selecting Menus and Settings........................ 66
Table of Contents
Menu Settings and Default Settings ............... 69
Resetting the Settings to Default.................... 75
Using the Mode Dial (Creative Zone) ............. 76
Program AE........................................... 77
Setting the Shutter Speed ..................... 77
Setting the Aperture .............................. 79
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture .....80
Select the AF Frame ...................................... 81
Setting an AF Frame Manually ............. 82
Switching between Light Metering Modes ...... 83
Adjusting the Exposure .................................. 85
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) ............... 86
Changing the ISO Speed ............................... 89
Changing the Photo Effect ............................. 90
Adjusting the Flash Output ............................. 91
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus ........92
Saving Custom Settings ............................. 94
Setting the Auto Rotate Function ................... 95
Various Functions......................................... 101
About Printing............................................... 101
DPOF Print Settings..................................... 103
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) .. 107
Downloading Images to a Computer............ 108
Computer System Requirements ............. 109
Viewing Images on a TV Set........................ 117
Resetting the File Number ........................... 118
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) ..120
Registering My Camera Settings ................. 121
Playback – Advanced Functions ...................97
Rotating Images in the Display....................... 97
Attaching Sound Memos to Image ................. 98
Auto Play ........................................................ 99
Protecting Images ........................................ 100
Specifications................................................ 140
Battery Performance .................................... 144
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images)..145
List of Messages ........................................... 124
Troubleshooting............................................ 126
Appendix........................................................ 132
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) ....... 132
Using the Lenses (Sold Separately)............. 135
Camera Care and Maintenance ................... 139
Photo Tips and Information ......................... 150
INDEX ............................................................. 152
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode ....159
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Read This First
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images
to confirm that the camera is operating and being operated correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its
subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from
any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including CompactFlashTM cards, that results in the failure of
an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a format that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used in a
manner that infringes upon or contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and regulations.
Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of images from performances, exhibitions, or
commercial properties by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or other legal
rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
This camera's warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a problem arises while the camera is in
use abroad, please convey it back to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim to a
Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Canon Limited Warranty supplied with your
camera.
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Read This First
Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be aware of this
and take care when operating the camera for an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99%
of the pixels operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as
red or black dots.
This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Video Format
Please set the camera's video signal format to the one used in your region before using it with a TV
monitor (p. 118).
Language Setting
Please see page 22 to change the language setting.
Charging the Date/Time Battery
• The camera has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery that maintains the date, time and other camera
settings. This battery recharges when the main batteries are inserted into the camera. When you first
purchase the camera, place fully charged batteries in it or use the AC adapter kit (sold separately) for at
least 4 hours to charge the date/time battery. It will charge even when the camera power is set to Off.
• If the Date/Time menu appears when the camera power is turned on, it means that the date/time battery
charge is depleted. Recharge it as described above.
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Safety Precautions
z Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions
described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
z The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct
operation of the camera and its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and
equipment.
z In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the camera and its power supply
accessories (see the System Map for power supply accessory details).
WARNINGS
z Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources which could
damage your eyesight.
z Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light
produced by the flash may damage eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away
from infants when using the flash.
z Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. Accidental damage to the camera or
batteries by a child could result in serious injury. In addition, placement of the strap around a child's
neck could result in asphyxiation.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described
in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal
inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by
your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if
it has been damaged. Similarly, never touch internal portions of the equipment that become exposed
as a result of damage. There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity
to consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
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z Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes. Failure to do so
may result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera
batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions have
ceased. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
z Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is damaged. Failure to do so may
result in fire or electrical shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera batteries
or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest
Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
z Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become immersed in, water or other
liquids. Do not allow liquids to enter the interior. The camera has not been waterproofed. If the exterior
comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a soft, absorbent cloth. In the event that water
or other foreign substances enter the interior, immediately turn the camera's power off and remove the
camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Continued use of the equipment may
result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer
Support Help Desk.
z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to
clean or maintain the equipment. The use of these substances may lead to fire.
z Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the dust and dirt that collects
on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet and the surrounding area. In dusty, humid or greasy
environments, the dust that collects around the plug over long periods of time may become saturated
with humidity and short-circuit, leading to fire.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power adapter cord. Any of these actions
may cause an electrical short circuit, which may lead to fire or electrical shock.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to
electrical shock. When unplugging the cord, ensure that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling
on the flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire and insulation, creating the potential
for fires or electrical shocks.
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z Use only the recommended power accessories. Use of power sources not expressly recommended
for this equipment may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or other
hazards.
z Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them to direct flame or heat. Neither
should you immerse them in water. Such exposure may damage the batteries and lead to the
leakage of corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury.
z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the batteries. There is serious risk of injury
due to an explosion. Immediately flush with water any area of the body, including the eyes and mouth,
skin, or clothing that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts that could damage the casings. It
could lead to leakage and injury.
z Do not short-circuit the battery terminals with metallic objects, such as key holders. It could lead
to overheating, burns and other injuries.
z Before you discard a battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators to prevent direct
contact with other objects. Contact with the metallic components of other materials in waste
containers may lead to fire or explosions. Discard the batteries in specialized waste facilities if available
in your area.
z Use only recommended batteries and accessories. Use of batteries not expressly recommended for
this equipment may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings.
z If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and the charger
recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries to overheat
or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
z Disconnect the battery charger or compact power adapter from both the camera and power
outlet after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards.
Continuous use over a long period may cause a unit to overheat and distort, resulting in fire.
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z The camera terminal of the compact power adapter is designed for exclusive use with your
camera. Do not use it with other products or batteries. There is a risk of fire and other hazards.
z Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold wide converter, tele-converter,
close-up lens and conversion lens adapter. If they loosen, fall off and shatter, the glass shards may
cause an injury.
Caution about magnetic fields
Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit cards) away from the speaker of the
camera (p. 12). Such items may lose data or stop working.
CAUTIONS
z Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high
temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and
heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High
temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that there is good ventilation when
using the battery charger to charge the batteries or power the camera.
z Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Storage in such areas could lead to fire,
electrical shock or other damage.
z Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks that could lead to
injury or damage the equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap.
z Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing when shooting. The flash may be
damaged and emit smoke or noise. In addition, do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession. Either action could result in burns.
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. The resulting heat build-up
could damage the flash.
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z Ensure that the battery charger or compact power adapter is plugged into a power outlet of the
specified rating, not over the specified rating. The plug of the battery charger varies according to
region.
z Do not use the battery charger or compact power adapter if the cable or plug is damaged, or if
the plug is not fully inserted into the power outlet.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to contact the charger terminals or
plug.
z If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take
care when operating the camera for an extended period as your hands may experience a burning
sensation.
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Read This First
Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong
electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data.
Avoid Condensation Related Problems
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water
droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces. You can avoid this by placing the equipment in an
airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from
the bag.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
Stop using the camera immediately if you detect condensation.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the CF card, batteries or other power supply
accessory from the camera and wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming use.
Extended Storage
When not using the camera for extended periods of time, remove the batteries from the camera or battery
charger and store the equipment in a safe place. Storing the camera for extended periods with batteries
installed may cause battery leaks, which can damage the camera.
However, the date, time and other camera settings may reset to default settings if the batteries have been
removed for more than three weeks.
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Components Guide
Shooting Mode Dial (p. 39)
Speaker
Shutter Button
(p. 34)
Power Lamp (p. 14)
ON/OFF Button (p. 31)
Viewfinder Window (p. 36)
Flash (p. 43)
AF-assist Beam (p. 36)
Red-eye Reduction Lamp (p. 44)
Self-timer Lamp (p. 46)
Zoom Lever
(p. 34, 47, 58, 59, 60)
Microphone
A/V (Audio/Video) Out
Terminal (p. 117)
Ring Release Button
Lens
Ring
Terminal Cover
DIGITAL Terminal (p. 111)
The following cables are used to connect the camera to a computer or printer.
Computer: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Direct Print Compatible Printers (Sold Separately)
• CP Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) or the Direct Interface Cable
DIF-100 (supplied with the CP-100/CP-10)
• Bubble Jet Printers:
- Bubble Jet Direct Compatible Printers: Please refer to your Bubble Jet printer user guide.
- PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
• PictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera)
Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied with the camera for direct
print compatible printer information.
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Components Guide
LCD Monitor
(p. 26, 28)
Strap Mount
Mode Switch (p. 32)
Attaching the
wrist strap*
Indicators (p. 14)
CF Card Slot Cover (p. 18)
DC IN
Terminal (p. 134)
SET /
(AF Frame Selector)
Button (p. 81)
MENU Button (p. 67)
Tripod Socket
(Flash) / Up Button (p. 43, 66)
Right Button (p. 66)
Left Button (p. 66)
(Macro)/ MF(Manual Focus)/
Down Button (p. 45, 66, 93)
FUNC. (Function)/ (Single
Image Erase) Button (p. 64, 66)
Battery Cover (p. 15)
(Print/Share) Button (p. 101, 113)
Battery Cover Lock (p. 15)
DISP. (Display) Button (p. 26, 28)
The following operations are accessible through one easy press of the
(Print/Share) button.
• Printing: See the Direct Print User Guide (separate from this guide)
• Downloading images (Windows only): See page 108 of this guide and the Software Starter Guide (separate from this guide)
Blue: Ready to print/Ready to transfer images
Blinking Blue: Printing/Transferring (Depending on the direct transfer method, the indicator may not blink (p. 113))
* When carrying the camera by the strap, be careful not to swing the camera or catch it on other items.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Viewfinder
Components Guide
Shooting Mode Dial
Creative Zone
•
Auto
Image Zone
Indicators
Use the shooting mode
dial to switch between
the Shooting modes.
: Auto (p. 34)
The camera
automatically selects
settings.
• Image Zone
The camera automatically selects settings
according to the image composition type.
: Portrait (p. 39)
: Landscape (p. 39)
: Night Scene (p. 39)
: Fast Shutter (p. 39)
: Slow Shutter (p. 39)
: Special Scene (p. 39, 51)
: Stitch Assist (p. 39, 49)
: Movie (p. 56)
• Creative Zone
The user selects exposure, aperture or other
settings to achieve special effects.
: Program AE (p. 77)
: Shutter-speed priority AE (p. 77)
: Aperture-priority AE (p. 79)
: Manual Exposure (p. 80)
: Custom (p. 94)
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The indicators light or blink when the ON/OFF
button or the shutter button is pressed.
Upper Indicator
Green: Ready to record/Ready to communicate
(during a computer connection)
Blinking Green: Recording to CF card/Reading
CF card/Erasing from CF card/Transmitting
data (during a computer connection)/Low
battery
Orange: Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake
warning)/Flash is charging
Lower Indicator
Yellow: Macro mode/Manual Focus mode/AF Lock
Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (although you
can press the shutter button, you are
recommended to shoot using focus lock
(p. 92))
Power Lamp
Green: Power is on
Blinking Green: Low battery
Preparing the Camera
Installing the Batteries
1
2
Be sure that the camera power is off.
3
Insert the batteries as shown.
Slide the battery
cover lock in the
direction of the
arrow, and open
the cover.
Positive end (+)
Negative end (-)
4
Close the battery cover.
When the upper indicator blinks green, do
not turn off the power or open the battery
cover. The camera is writing, reading,
erasing or transmitting an image to or from
the CF card.
z The use of the separately sold AC
Adapter Kit ACK600 is recommended to
power the camera during long usage
sessions (p. 134).
z The separately sold battery charger kit
lets you use rechargeable NiMH
batteries to power the camera (p. 132).
z See Battery Performance (p. 144).
z For information about the Battery and
Charger Kit and AA-size rechargeable
NiMH batteries, see the System Map
(separate from this guide).
Proper Battery Handling
z Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries (sold separately) only. For information
on handling the AA-size rechargeable NiMH
batteries, see Using Rechargeable Batteries
(p. 132).
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Insert four AA-size alkaline batteries
(supplied with the camera) or separately sold
nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.
Preparing the Camera
z Since the performance of alkaline batteries
may differ according to brand, the operating
time of the batteries you purchase may not be
as long as the batteries that came with the
camera.
z Camera operating time may shorten at low
temperatures when alkaline batteries are used.
Also due to their specifications, alkaline batteries
may expire faster than NiMH batteries. If you are
using the camera in cold areas or for a long time,
we recommend using Canon AA-size NiMH
Battery Kit (a four-piece set).
z While it is possible to use AA-size nickelcadmium batteries, performance is unreliable
and their use is not recommended.
z Never mix unused and partially used
batteries. Always load four fresh (or fully
recharged) batteries at the same time. The
partially used batteries may leak.
z Be careful to load the batteries with their
positive (+) and negative (-) ends in the right
direction.
z Never mix batteries of different types or from
different manufacturers. All four batteries
should be identical.
z Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery
terminals well with a dry cloth. Oil from one’s skin
or other dirt may cause a considerable reduction
in the number of recordable images or reduced
usage time.
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z Battery performance deteriorates at low
temperatures (especially with alkaline batteries).
If you are using the camera in cold areas and
batteries are running down faster than they
should, you may be able to restore performance
by placing batteries in an inner pocket to warm
them up prior to use. But be careful that you don’t
put the batteries into a pocket together with a
metal key chain or other metallic objects, as
these objects may cause batteries to shortcircuit.
z If you do not plan to use the camera for a long
time, remove the batteries from the camera and
store them in a safe place. Batteries may leak
and damage the camera if left installed during
prolonged periods of non-use. However, the
date, time and other camera settings may reset
to default settings if the batteries have been
removed for more than three weeks.
Preparing the Camera
Battery Status Indications
WARNING
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal
(electrical insulation sheath) peeled
off.
The LCD monitor displays an icon or message to
let you know when batteries are low or depleted.
Batteries are beginning to run low.
Power lamp Replace or recharge the batteries if
blinks green you wish to continue using the
camera. If the LCD monitor is off,
this icon will appear when you
press any of the following buttons:
DISP., or / MF button.
Batteries are fully depleted and the
Change the camera can no longer operate. You
batteries
should replace the batteries
immediately.
The positive electrode (plus terminal)
is flat.
The negative terminal is correctly
formed (protruding from the metal
base), but the seal does not extend
up over the edge of the metal base.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Never use damaged batteries or batteries
whose outer seal is completely or partially
missing or peeled off, as there is risk that such
batteries may leak, overheat, or burst. Always
check the seals on store-bought batteries
before loading them, as some batteries may
come with defective seals. Do not use batteries
with defective seals.
Preparing the Camera
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Installing a CF Card
1
Be sure that the camera is turned
off.
2
Slide the CF card
slot cover in the
direction of the
arrow, and open it.
3
Insert the CF card
with the label
facing up.
Mark
z Push the card in until the
CF card eject button fully
extends.
CF card eject
button Card label
z To remove the CF card,
press the CF card eject
button and pull the card
out.
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Close the CF card slot cover
securely.
z When the upper indicator blinks green,
the camera is writing, reading, erasing or
transmitting an image to or from the CF
card. Do not perform the following or
image data may be lost or corrupted:
- Subject the camera body to vibration
or shocks.
- Turn the camera’s power off, or open
the CF card slot cover.
z Please note that CF cards formatted
with other manufacturers’ cameras or a
computer, or formatted or edited with
application programs, may slow down
writing to the CF card or may not
operate correctly in the camera.
z You are recommended to use CF cards
that have been formatted in your camera
(see Formatting a CF Card (p. 19)). The
card supplied with the camera may be
used without further formatting.
See CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images) (p. 145).
Preparing the Camera
About CF Cards
Formatting a CF Card
You should always format a new CF card or one
from which you wish to erase all images and other
data.
Please note that formatting a CF card
erases all data, including protected images
and other file types. Please check the
contents of the CF card before formatting it.
1
2
Turn the power on (p. 31).
3
Select
(Format)
using the up or
down button and
press the SET
button.
Open the LCD
monitor (p. 24)
and press the
MENU button.
Select the [ (Set
up)] menu using
the left or right
button.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
z CF cards are high-precision electronic devices.
Do not bend them, apply force to them, or
subject them to shocks or vibration.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card.
z Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature
extremes will cause condensation to form in the
card and lead to a malfunction. To avoid
condensation, place the CF card in a sealed
plastic bag before moving it into a different
temperature zone and allow it to adjust slowly to
the new temperature. If condensation forms on
the CF card, store it at room temperature until
the water droplets have evaporated naturally.
z Place the CF card in the supplied case for
storage.
z Do not use or store CF cards in the following
types of location.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high
temperatures
Preparing the Camera
4
Select [OK] using
the left or right
button and press
the SET button.
z To cancel formatting
instead, select [Cancel]
and press the SET
button.
z The capacity of the CF card displayed after
formatting will be less than the rated capacity
of the CF card. This is not a malfunction of
the CF card or camera.
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20
Press the MENU button.
z If the camera does not work properly,
the inserted CF card may be
malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF
card may solve the problem.
z When a non-Canon brand CF card is
malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve
the problem.
z CF cards formatted in another camera,
computer or peripheral device may not
operate correctly. When that happens,
reformat the CF card with this camera.
If formatting in the camera does not
work properly, turn the camera off and
reinsert the CF card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
Preparing the Camera
Setting the Date/Time
1
2
3
Turn the power on (p. 31).
Press the MENU
button and select
the [ (Set up)]
menu using the
left or right button.
Press the up or
down button to
select (Date/
Time), and then
press the SET
button.
Set the date and
time.
z Press the left or right
button to select the item
you wish to set.
z Press the up or down
button to change its
value.
z The date can be set up to the year 2030.
5
6
Press the SET button.
Press the MENU button.
z The date, time and other camera
settings may reset to the default settings
if the batteries have been removed for
more than three weeks. If this happens,
reset these settings.
z For embedding the date on the image
data, refer to page 55.
z To set the camera so that the date and
time will not appear on the image when it
is being shot but only when it is printed,
see either Setting the Print Style (p. 105)
or the Direct Print User Guide supplied
with the Camera.
21
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
The Set Date/Time menu will appear the first
time the camera power is turned on or
whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery charge is low, start from Step 4.
4
Preparing the Camera
Charging the date/time battery
z The camera has a built-in rechargeable
lithium battery for saving settings such
as the date and time. This battery is
recharged by the AA-size batteries while
it is in the camera. Right after
purchasing the camera, leave fully
charged batteries in the camera, or plug
in the AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold
separately), for about 4 hours to charge
the date/time battery. It will charge even
when the camera power is turned off.
z If the Date/Time menu appears when
the camera power is turned on, the date/
time battery charge is low. Use the
above method to recharge it.
22
Setting the Language
Use this feature to select the language for the
LCD monitor display.
1
2
Turn the power on (p. 31).
3
Select
(Language) using
the up or down
button and press
the SET button.
Press the MENU
button and select
the [ (Set up)]
menu using the
left or right button.
Preparing the Camera
4
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Select a language
using the up,
down, left or right
button and press
the SET button.
z The setting menu will reappear without
changing the language setting if you press
the MENU button instead of the SET button.
5
Press the MENU button.
Shortcut Operation
The Language menu can also be displayed
in Playback mode by holding down the
SET button and pressing the MENU
button. (This function cannot be used while
a movie clip is played back, or when a
separately sold printer is connected to the
camera.)
23
Preparing the Camera
Opening the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor can be used to check an
image during shooting, to play back recorded
images or to adjust menu settings.
It can be opened to the following range of
positions.
The LCD monitor will automatically turn off when it
clicks shut against the camera body. For
protection, always close the LCD monitor after use.
Opened right to left 180 degrees.
The LCD monitor can also be positioned as below.
1
Open the LCD monitor left 180
degrees and tilt it 180 degrees
toward the lens.
Tilted forward 180 degrees toward the lens or
backward 90 degrees.
• In this position, icons and messages do not
appear on the LCD monitor.
24
Preparing the Camera
2
The image in the LCD monitor may darken
when the monitor is used under sunlight or
other strong lighting.
This is not a defect.
Fold the LCD monitor back
against the camera body.
• Fold it until it clicks into place against the camera
body. If it is not fully closed, the image will appear
reversed and icons and messages will not
display.
• Icons and messages will appear and images will
show properly (not reversed) when the LCD
monitor is folded against the camera until it clicks.
25
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
• The image shown on the LCD monitor is
automatically flipped and reversed so that it
appears correctly from in front of the lens. (This
reverse display function can be turned off.
(p. 70))
Preparing the Camera
Using the LCD Monitor
Pressing the DISP. button switches the LCD monitor display mode.
Shooting Mode
DISP. Button
Standard
(No Information)
Detailed
(Information View)
AF Frame
Spot AE
Point Frame
Shutter Speed
DISP. Button
DISP. Button
Aperture Value
• Still images: Shots Remaining
• Movies (seconds):
- Remaining Movie Time
- Elapsed Time
Off
The AF frame changes according to its setting (LCD monitor On).
AF Frame set to [AiAF] (p. 81)
AF Frame set to [Center] or [FlexiZone] (p. 81)
z Green: Focusing complete (focused AF frame)
z Green: Focusing complete
z Does not appear: Focusing difficulty
z Yellow: Focusing difficulty
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Preparing the Camera
Icons Displayed in Shooting Mode
Shooting Mode
p. 85
p. 86
p. 46, 48
p. 89
p. 90
p. 83
p. 41
p. 41, 54
p. 43
p. 44
p. 45
p. 93
p. 95
p. 56
p. 47
p. 14
p. 17
*1:The icons of all the SCN mode options appear (p. 51).
*2:Zoom powers reflect the combined optical and digital
zoom effects. These figures appear when the digital
zoom is activated.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
Drive Mode
ISO Speed
Photo Effect
Light Metering Mode
Compression
Resolution
Postcard Print
Flash
Red-eye Reduction
Macro Mode
Manual Focus
Auto Rotate Function
z(Red)
Movie Recording Mode
3.8x 4.9x 6.1x 7.6x 9.3x 12x Digital Zoom Setting*2
Camera Shake Warning
Low Battery
p. 39, 76
z When a Shooting mode setting is changed, the
settings appear on the LCD monitor for about 6
seconds even if the LCD monitor is set to
Standard (No Information) or off. (The Shooting
mode settings may not appear depending on the
camera setting.) You can set the flash, Macro
mode, and the manual focus settings while this
information appears on the LCD monitor.
z
and the icons in
(the shaded area of
the chart) appear even when the information
view is turned off.
z In addition to the above, the AF frame, spot
metering frame, shutter speed, aperture value,
recordable images or recordable movie time are
displayed as in the example to the left.
z Setting the shooting mode dial to
or
modes turns the LCD monitor on regardless of
whether it is set to on or off.
z A slow shutter speed has likely been selected
because of insufficient lighting if the upper
indicator blinks orange after the metering
preparations are complete and the camera shake
icon ( ) displays in the LCD monitor. Set the
flash to
or
, or affix the camera to a tripod
to shoot.
z After you take a photo by fully pressing the
shutter button, the image displays on the LCD
monitor for approximately two seconds (or the
review duration you set from 2 to 10 seconds). If
you press the SET button while the image is
displayed, it will continue to display (p. 37).
Preparing the Camera
Playback Mode
Standard
File Number
DISP. Button
DISP. Button
No Display
Image Number and Total
(Display Image/Total)
Shooting
Date/Time
Aperture Value
Detailed*
Histogram
Shutter Speed
DISP. Button
Compression
Resolution (Still image)
Sound memo (WAVE file)
Movie
Protection Status
28
p. 41
p. 41
p. 98
p. 56
p. 100
Movie Length
* Detailed Display is not available in index
playback (9 images).
Preparing the Camera
Icons Displayed in Playback Mode
(Detailed Display)
*2
Shooting Mode
p. 39, 76
Exposure Compensation
White Balance
Photo Effects
ISO Speed
Flash
Macro Mode
Manual Focus
Light Metering Mode
Resolution (Movies)
Low Battery
p. 85
p. 86
p. 90
p. 89
p. 43
p. 45
p. 93
p. 83
p. 41
p. 17
In addition to the above, the shutter speed,
aperture value, histogram and recorded movie
time are displayed as in the example in the figure
on the left.
*1: Each mode of the SCN mode appears (p. 51).
*2:
appears even in No Display mode.
An audio file other than a wave file, or a file
with unrecognized format, is attached.
JPEG file with format not conforming to
Design rule for Camera File System
Standards
RAW format file
A file with unrecognized format.
z The on/off setting of the LCD monitor
display mode is memorized when the
camera is turned off. When the camera is
turned on again it assumes the last
mode. However, when the LCD monitor
is turned on and the “Change the
batteries” message appears, the LCD
monitor may not automatically turn on the
next time the camera is started.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
*1
The following information may also appear with
some image files.
Preparing the Camera
z While a recorded image is displayed on
the LCD monitor, you can check the
exposure with the graph (see About the
Histogram (below)) that shows the
distribution of the brightness data. If the
exposure requires adjustment, set the
exposure compensation and re-shoot.
(Press the DISP. button if the histogram
and other information is not shown.)
z Please note that image information
recorded by this camera may not display
correctly on other cameras and image
information recorded by other cameras
may not display correctly on this
camera.
About the Histogram
z The histogram is a graph that allows you
to judge the brightness of the shot
image. The greater the bias toward the
left in the graph, the darker the image.
The greater the bias toward to the right,
the brighter the image. If the image is
too dark, adjust the exposure
compensation to a positive value.
Similarly, adjust the exposure
compensation to a negative value if the
image is too bright (p. 85).
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Sample Histograms
Dark image
Balanced image
Bright image
Basic Functions
Turning the Power On/Off
Turning the Camera On
Press the ON/OFF button until the
power lamp lights green (p. 14).
Shooting Mode
z Current shooting settings will appear in the
LCD monitor.
Current shooting settings will disappear in
approximately 6 seconds when the LCD
monitor is set to Standard (No Information)
or off (p. 26)
Playback Mode
z The LCD monitor displays an image.
Turning the Camera Off
1
Press the ON/OFF button again to
turn the power off.
Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving
function. Depending on the power saving setting,
the camera may power down or the LCD monitor
may go off automatically.
z Auto Power Down
[On]:
Shooting mode:
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after
the last time a camera control is accessed.
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Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
1
z You will hear a start-up sound and see
the start-up image when the power is
turned on. (To change the start-up
sound and image, see pages 71, 74 and
120.)
z The start-up image does not appear
when the LCD monitor is off in Shooting
mode or the A/V OUT terminal is
connected to a TV.
Turning on the camera without the
start-up sound and image
z Press and hold the SET button, then
turn on the power.
Basic Functions
Playback mode:
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after
the last time a camera control is accessed.
Printer connection mode:
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after
the last time a camera control is accessed.
When the Auto Power Down Function
Activates
Press the ON/OFF button again.
[Off]:
The power saving function does not activate.
z Display Off
The LCD monitor automatically shuts off
approximately 1 minute* after the last time a
camera control is accessed.
* This time can be changed (p. 72).
When the Display Off Function Activates
The LCD monitor display turns back on if any
button other than the ON/OFF button is pressed.
The power saving function will not activate
during Auto Play or during a computer
connection (p. 99, 108).
Switching between Shooting and
Playback
You can quickly switch between Shooting
mode and Playback mode. This is convenient
when you wish to shoot again after checking
or erasing an image immediately after it is
shot.
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
The lens does not retract for approximately 1
minute after the camera switches to Playback
mode.
Shooting Mode
zSlide the mode switch to
32
.
Basic Functions
Playback Mode
Preparing the Camera, Basic Functions
zOpen the LCD monitor and slide the mode
switch to
.
• When a printer (sold separately) is connected,
images can be printed (see the Direct Print
User Guide).
• When the camera is connected to a computer,
recorded images can be downloaded to and
viewed with a computer (p. 108).
When a printer (sold separately) is properly
connected, the , , or
icon appears
on the LCD monitor.
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Shooting – The Basics
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
(p. 159) at the end of this manual to find out which
settings can be changed in which Shooting
modes.
5
:Magnifies the size of the
subject (Telephoto)
Auto Mode
Mode Dial
In this mode, all you have to do is press the
shutter button and let the camera do
everything else.
1
Check that the camera is in
Shooting mode (p. 32).
2
Turn the shooting mode dial to
.
3
4
Open the LCD monitor if desired.
34
Use the zoom lever to achieve the
desired composition (relative
subject size in the viewfinder).
Aim the camera at the subject
you wish to shoot.
:Decreases the size of the
subject (Wide angle)
z The angle of view can be adjusted within the
38 to 114 mm range, in 35mm film
equivalent.
z When the LCD monitor is on, the combined
use of the digital zoom and optical zoom
enables magnified shooting up to approx. 12x
(See Digital Zoom, p. 47).
6
Press the shutter button halfway.
z The shutter button has a two-stage action.
Shooting – The Basics
Pressing Halfway
Pressing halfway
automatically sets the
exposure and focus.
7
Press the shutter
button all the way.
Pressing Fully
Pressing fully releases
the shutter.
• You will hear the shutter
sound when the shot is
complete. Do not move
the camera until you
hear this sound.
• The upper indicator blinks green while data is
recorded onto the CF card.
z See page 159 for settings that can be
changed in this mode.
z With the Review function, you can
change the length of time images show
on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set
it so they do not show at all (p. 37).
z If the orange or yellow indicator blinks
while you press halfway, you can still
press fully to take the shot.
z Images are first saved into the camera’s
internal memory before being recorded
onto the CF card, allowing the next
images to be taken immediately as long
as sufficient space is available in the
internal memory.
z The beep and shutter sound can be set
On/Off in the Set up menu (p. 71).
z Even when the shutter sound is set to
[ ,
,
(On)] (p. 74), no sound will
be heard if [Mute] is set to [On].
z There is no shutter sound in movie
mode.
z Shots cannot be taken while the flash is
charging.
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The Basics
• Two beeps will sound when the camera has
finished metering, and the upper indicator will
light green or orange. If the LCD monitor is
on, the AF frame will appear green.
• The lower indicator will blink yellow and the
beep will sound one time if the subject is
difficult to focus on.
• The picture appears for approximately two
seconds on the LCD monitor, if it is on.
Shooting – The Basics
Shooting with the Viewfinder
You can save power by turning the LCD monitor off
(p. 26) and using the viewfinder to shoot.
1
Compose the image so that the
subject appears in the center of
the frame in the viewfinder
(autofocus range).
Shows approximate
center of the image
Viewfinder window
About the Autofocus Function
This camera employs AiAF (artificial
intelligence autofocus) technology,
which uses a broad metering field to
calculate the focal distance with high
precision. It delivers a crisp focus even
when the photographic subject is slightly
off-center.
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Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded
Image
When shooting an image, a larger range
than the one visible in the viewfinder
usually gets recorded. You can confirm the
actual range that will be recorded in the
LCD monitor. In addition, due to the
viewfinder’s specification, the range visible
in the viewfinder may actually differ from
the actual recorded image. The closer the
subject is to the lens, the more noticeable
the difference will be. In some cases,
portions of images shot up close that
appear in the viewfinder will not appear in
the recorded image. You are
recommended to use the LCD monitor
during macro photography (p. 45).
AF-assist Beam
z The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit
when the shutter button is pressed
halfway to assist focusing in certain
conditions, i.e. dark conditions.
z The AF-assist beam can be turned off
(p. 69).
For example, if animals are your subject,
turn off the beam when shooting in the
dark to avoid startling them.
However, please keep in mind the
following facts.
Shooting – The Basics
Reviewing an Image Right after
Shooting
Mode Dial
After a photo is taken, the image displays on
the LCD monitor for two seconds. In addition,
the image will keep on displaying regardless
of the review duration setting if one of the
following operations is performed.
z Keeping the shutter button fully pressed
z Pressing the SET button while the image is
displayed*
Press the shutter button halfway again to stop
displaying it so that you can shoot the next image.
You can perform the following while
images are displayed.*
• Erase Images Individually (p. 64)
• Display the setting details of the image
(p. 28).
• Magnify Images (p. 58) (When pressing
the SET button while the image is
displayed.)
* Not available in
(Stitch Assist) mode.
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The Basics
- If the AF-assist beam is turned off, it
may become more difficult for the
camera to focus in dark conditions.
- The red-eye reduction lamp may emit
when you press the shutter button
halfway even if the AF-assist beam is
turned off.
In order to prevent any lamp from
emitting before the flash fires, set both
the red-eye reduction function and the
AF-assist beam to [Off] in the Shooting
menu.
Shooting – The Basics
Changing the Image Display
Duration
The length of time images are displayed after a
photo has been taken can be changed from 2
seconds to 10 seconds or turned off.
1
Press the MENU button.
z The [
(Rec.)] menu appears.
2
Select
(Review)
using the up or
down button.
3
Select a duration setting using
the left or right button and press
the MENU button.
z With the [Off] option, the image will not
display.
z With the [2 sec.] to [10 sec.] options, the
image will appear for the time selected even
if you release the shutter button.
z Another picture can be taken by pressing the
shutter button even while an image is
displayed.
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Shooting – The Basics
Using the Mode Dial (Image Zone)
Settings fitting the shooting conditions of your subject can easily be set using the shooting mode dial.
Portrait
Movie
Stitch Assist
Special Scene
Use this mode when taking
shots that you want to
combine into a panorama
(p. 49).
Use this mode when you
want the subject to
appear sharp and the
background to blur.
Landscape
Use this mode to shoot
spacious landscape
scenes.
Night Scene
Use this mode to capture human
subjects against the backdrop of an
evening sky or night scene. The
flash is directed at the person and
the shutter speed is slow, so both
the person and the background can
be beautifully shot.
Fast Shutter
Use this mode to shoot
fast moving objects.
The Basics
Use this mode to shoot
movies. Sound is also
recorded simultaneously
(p. 56).
Select from 8 scene
modes to shoot with the
most appropriate settings
for the scene (p. 51).
Slow Shutter
Use this mode to shoot
moving objects to make
them appear blurred,
such as river rapids.
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Shooting – The Basics
1
Turn the shooting
mode dial and set
the icon of the
mode you wish to
use to
.
z Shooting procedures are
the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
and
Shooting Modes
Always use a tripod to prevent camera
shake.
z See page 159 for settings that can be
changed in this mode.
z Tips for each function:
Portrait Mode
• You can achieve a better blurring effect
of the background by making sure the
upper half of your subject fills the entire
LCD monitor or viewfinder.
• You can enhance the blurring effect of
the background even more by setting the
lens to its telephoto end setting.
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Landscape Mode
• The
icon (camera shake warning)
may appear on the LCD monitor since
slower shutter speeds are frequently
used in this mode. If this happens, affix
the camera to a tripod.
Night Scene Mode
• The shutter speed slows down. Even if
you use the flash, tell your subjects not to
move for a few moments.
• If the Night Scene mode is used to shoot
mid-day shots, the same effects as with
the
mode can be obtained.
Fast Shutter
• Noise in the recorded image may
increase if you shoot in dark conditions.
Shooting – The Basics
Changing the Resolution and Compression
*
Mode Dial
* The Postcard Print mode is not available in
and
*
.
Resolution
L
(Large)
S
(Small)
z Print up to A4 size* 210 x 297
mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.) prints
z Print up to Letter size* 216 x
279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.) prints
z Print postcard size 148 x
100 mm (6 x 4 in.) prints
z Print L size 119 x 89 mm
Low (4.7 x 3.5 in.) prints
640 x
z Send images as
480
e-mail attachments
pixels
z Shoot more images
1600 x
M2
1200
(Medium 2) pixels
Compression
Purpose
Superfine High Quality Shoot higher quality images
Purpose
z Print larger than A4 size*
210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7
2592 x
in.) prints
1944
z Print larger than Letter
pixels
High size* 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x
11 in.) prints
2048 x
M1
1536
(Medium 1) pixels
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Fine
Normal
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
Movies can be shot with the following resolutions.
Resolution
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
1
2
Press the FUNC. button.
Select L* using
the up or down
button.
* The current setting is
displayed.
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The Basics
You can change the resolution and
compression (excluding movie) depending on
the purpose.
z The resolution is set to M2 (1600 x
or
1200) and the compression is set to
(Fine).
(Postcard
Print Mode) z See page 54 for Postcard Print
mode information.
Shooting – The Basics
3
Select the
resolution you
wish to set using
the left or right
button.
Excluding
Number
of recordable images
(Only displayed when
the resolution,
compression or file
format is selected)
4
5
Press the SET button.
Select the
compression you
wish to set using
the left or right
button.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. This
screen will appear again, once the image is
shot.
6
42
Press the FUNC. button.
z Image File Size (Estimated) (p. 146)
z CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images) (p. 145)
Shooting – The Basics
z You can switch between settings by pressing
the button.
Using the Flash
*
Mode Dial
* In
When the red-eye reduction function is on
(Fireworks), the flash is prohibited.
Use the flash according to the guidelines below.
Auto
The flash fires automatically as
required by the lighting level.
Flash on
with
The red-eye reduction lamp
and the flash always fire.
red-eye
reduction
1
Flash on
The flash always fires.
Flash off
The flash does not fire.
Press the button
to switch between
flash modes.
z This operation may not work in certain
Shooting modes (p. 159).
2
Shoot the image.
z The flash will fire if the upper indicator lights
orange when the shutter button is pressed
halfway. (Does not fire in
.)
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
When shooting with a high ISO sensitivity
and using the flash, there is more of a
chance of overexposure the closer you are
to the subject.
z The selected flash mode
appears on the LCD
monitor.
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The Basics
When the red-eye reduction function is off
The flash fires automatically as
Auto with required by the lighting level, and
red-eye
reduction the red-eye reduction lamp fires
each time the main flash fires.
Shooting – The Basics
z When shooting in any mode other than
mode, the flash fires with automatic
adjustments.
z The flash fires twice. A pre-flash will fire
and will be followed by the main flash.
The pre-flash is used by the camera to
obtain the subject’s exposure data so
that the main flash can be set to the
optimal intensity for the shot.
z In
mode, the flash fires with the
manually set adjustments.
z The fastest shutter speed for flash
synchronization is 1/500 second. The
camera automatically resets the shutter
speed to 1/500 second if a faster speed
is selected.
z In
mode, the [Flash Output] option
can be changed (p. 91).
z Shots cannot be taken while the flash is
charging.
z The flash may take up to approximately
10 seconds to charge in some cases.
Actual times will vary according to
usage and the battery charge.
z The flash setting is saved when the
camera is turned off in the ,
,
and
Shooting modes.
44
Setting the Red-eye Reduction
Function
The red-eye reduction lamp fires when the flash is
used in dark areas. This reduces light reflecting
back from the eyes and making them appear red.
1
z
In the [
(Rec.)]
menu, set (Redeye) to [On].
appears on the LCD monitor.
z Red-eye Reduction
For this mode to be effective, the subject
must be looking right at the red-eye
reduction lamp. Try asking them to look
directly at the lamp. Even better results
can be obtained by shooting with the
lens set to a wide angle, increasing the
lighting in indoor settings or approaching
closer to the subject.
z The red-eye reduction function cannot
be set when the Special Scene mode
(p. 51) is set to
(Fireworks).
Shooting – The Basics
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
Mode (p. 34).
Macro Mode
*
Mode Dial
* Macro mode is not available in
and
.
1
Press the DISP. button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
2
Press the
button.
z The
icon appears on
the LCD monitor.
z Pressing the
button
again cancels the macro
mode.
3
*1
*2
Closest focal distance.
Maximum optical telephoto setting.
Shoot the image.
z The lower indicator will light yellow when the
shutter button is pressed halfway.
45
The Basics
Use the macro mode when the distance
between the lens and the subject is in the
range of 5 to 45 cm (2.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) at wide
angle end and 25 to 45 cm (9.8 in. to 1.5 ft.)
at telephoto end.
Use to take close-up shots of flowers or small
objects.
z Always use the LCD monitor to compose
images in macro mode. Shooting with
the viewfinder is possible, however, part
of the image may not appear in the final
shot (p. 36).
z When the lens is zoomed out to the wide
angle end, the recordable area is
approx. 56 × 42 mm (2.2 in. × 1.7 in.)*1,
and at telephoto end, it is 87 × 65 mm
(3.4 in. × 2.6 in.).*2
When the zoom position is located
between the telephoto end and the wide
angle end, the distance between the
front of the lens and the subject will be
the same as the telephoto end.
z The exposure may not be optimal when
the flash is used in macro mode.
Shooting – The Basics
Self-timer
Mode Dial
1
Press the FUNC.
button and select
* (Drive Mode)
using the up or
down button.
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Select
or
using the left or
right button and press the FUNC.
button.
z When
is selected, the shutter release will
be delayed for 10 seconds, and when
is
selected, the shutter release will be delayed
for 2 seconds, after you press the shutter
button.
3
Shoot the image.
z When
is selected, the self-timer lamp
starts blinking when the shutter button is
pressed all the way. The self-timer sounds
and the blinking gets faster two seconds
before the shutter activates.
46
z When
is selected, the self-timer lamp
blinks fast from the beginning. The shutter
activates in two seconds.
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
z You can change the self-timer sound by
changing the setting in [Self-timer
Sound] in the [
(My Camera)] menu
(p. 74).
z See Photo Tips and Information
(p. 150).
Shooting – The Basics
z Press the lever toward
Digital Zoom
to zoom back out.
Mode Dial
z Approximately 3.8x, 4.9x, 6.1x, 7.6x, 9.3x and 12x
1
2
Press the DISP. button to turn the
LCD monitor on.
5
Shoot the image.
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
In the [
(Rec.)]
menu, select
(Digital Zoom).
The digital zoom cannot be used when the
LCD monitor is off.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
3
Select [On] using the left or right
button and press the MENU
button.
4
Press the zoom lever toward
.
z Images become coarser the more they
are digitally zoomed.
z Since camera shake may become a
factor when using the digital zoom, the
use of a tripod is recommended.
z The lens will zoom to the maximum optical
telephoto setting and stop. Press the zoom
lever toward
again to further zoom the
image digitally.
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The Basics
The combined
magnifications of the
optical zoom and digital
zoom are displayed.
Images can be zoomed with the combined
optical and digital zoom functions as follows.
Shooting – The Basics
Continuous Shooting
3
Select
or
using the left or
right button and press the FUNC.
button.
4
Press the shutter button halfway
to lock the focus.
5
Press the shutter button all the
way to shoot.
Mode Dial
Use this mode to shoot successive frames
while the shutter button is pressed.
Use this mode to view the
Standard
images on the LCD monitor as
Continuous you shoot continuously. The
Shooting
shutter interval is longer in this
mode than in
mode.
Use this mode to shoot
High-speed continuously with a short
Continuous shutter interval. You cannot
Shooting
check images while shooting
continuously.
1
2
Press the FUNC. button.
Select * (Drive
Mode) using the
up or down
button.
* The current setting is
displayed.
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z Shooting will stop when the shutter button is
released.
z The shooting speed is as follows.
When
is selected:Approx. 1.5 shots per
second*
When
is selected:Approx. 2.0 shots per
second*
* Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off (These
figures reflect Canon's testing standard. The
actual figures will vary according to the
shooting conditions and settings.)
z The interval between frames may
lengthen somewhat when the internal
memory becomes full.
z The flash can be used, but the interval
between shots will lengthen to
accommodate the flash recharge time.
Shooting – The Basics
Shooting Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist)
Mode Dial
To merge the images on a computer, use
PhotoStitch, one of the supplied software
programs.
The PhotoStitch program detects the overlapping
portions of adjoining images and merges them.
When shooting, try to include a distinctive item
(landmark) in the overlapping portions.
The Basics
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot
overlapping images that can later be merged
(stitched) to create one panoramic image on
a computer.
Framing a Subject
z Compose each frame so that it overlaps
30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to
keep the vertical misalignment to within
10% of the image height.
z Do not include moving items in the
overlap.
z Do not try to stitch images that include
both distant and close items. Objects
may appear warped or doubled up.
z Make the brightness in each image
consistent. The final image will appear
unnatural if the difference in brightness
is too great.
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Shooting – The Basics
z For good results, pan (swivel) the
camera to take successive shots.
z To shoot close-ups, slide the camera
over the subject, keeping it parallel to
the subject as you move it.
3
4
Shooting
Images can be shot in the following 2
sequences in Stitch Assist mode.
1
Left
Right Left to right horizontally
Left
Right Right to left horizontally
Turn the Shooting mode dial to
.
Select the
shooting
sequence using
the left or right
button and press
the SET button.
z The shooting sequence is set.
z You can also press the shutter button directly
to shoot without pressing the SET button.
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Compose and
shoot the second
image so that it
overlaps the first.
z Minor discrepancies in
the overlap can be
Sequence
corrected with the
software.
z An image can be retaken. Press the left or
right button to return to that frame.
5
z The LCD monitor will turn on.
2
Shoot the first image.
z The exposure and white balance settings are
set and locked with the first image.
Use the same procedures to
shoot the remaining frames.
z A maximum of 26 images can be recorded.
6
Press the SET button after the
last shot.
Shooting – The Basics
See page 159 for settings that can be
changed in this mode.
Special Scene Mode
Mode Dial
By simply selecting one of the following 8
modes, you can shoot the image with the
most appropriate settings for the scene.
Foliage
Appropriate for shooting images
with flowers, leaves or trees to
enhance color.
Snow
Appropriate for shooting the
subject against the backdrop of
snowy mountains while
preventing dark subjects and
bluish backgrounds.
Beach
Appropriate for shooting scenes
by the sea or on sunlit sandy
beaches while preventing dark
subjects.
Fireworks
Appropriate for shooting fireworks
clearly with the optimal exposure.
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The Basics
z A custom white balance setting (p. 87)
cannot be set in
mode. To use a
custom white balance setting, first set it in
another Shooting mode.
z The settings in place for the first image
are locked in and cannot be changed for
subsequent shots.
z A TV cannot be used as the monitor for
shooting in this mode.
Shooting – The Basics
Appropriate for shooting images
with the Waterproof Case WPDC50 (sold separately). This
mode uses an optimal white
Underwater balance setting to reduce bluish
tones and record images with
natural hues. The flash is
controlled to fire as seldom as
possible.
Indoor
Prevents camera shake and
maintains the subject's true color
when shooting under fluorescent
or tungsten lighting. The
exposure is regulated so as to
avoid the use of flash as much as
possible.
Kids & Pets Appropriate for shooting movable
subjects such as children or pets.
Appropriate for shooting human
subjects against the backdrop of
Night Snapshot an evening sky or night scene
without using a tripod to reduce
camera shake.
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1
Turn the mode dial to
Scene mode).
(Special
z The current Scene mode screen is displayed.
2
Select the scene you wish to
shoot using the left or right button
and shoot the image.
z The name of the Scene mode is displayed for
six seconds each time you change the mode.
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode (p. 34) excluding .
z For the shooting procedures of , see the
Waterproof Case User Guide included with
the Waterproof Case WP-DC50 (sold
separately).
Shooting – The Basics
Snow
Beach
Fireworks
Night Snapshot
Kids & Pets
Indoor
Underwater
The Basics
Foliage
In
mode, the shutter speed slows down. Use a tripod to avoid camera shake.
In , ,
and
modes, the ISO speed may increase and cause noise in the image.
In
, shooting subjects in the following range: 1 to 4 m (3.3 to 13 ft.) (telephoto end) or 1 m (3.3
ft.) ~ infinity (other zooming positions).
z
z
z
z
See page 159 for settings that can be changed in this mode.
In , using the LCD monitor is recommended.
Results may vary depending on the subject.
When shooting images underwater, always turn the power off before inserting the camera into
the waterproof case (sold separately).
z In
or
modes, using waterproof case WP-DC50 (sold separately) is recommended.
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Shooting – The Basics
Postcard Print Mode
Mode Dial
You can shoot images with settings
appropriate for postcard size printing.
• When printing standard image data to postcard
size, sometimes the top and bottom sides may
not get printed.
• By shooting images in the Postcard Print mode,
you can check the printing area (vertical/
horizontal ratio of 3:2) beforehand. In addition,
the resolution locks to M2 (1600 x 1200) and the
compression locks to the
(Fine) setting,
rendering smaller file sizes.
1
2
Press the FUNC. button.
Select L* using
the up or down
button.
* The current setting is
displayed.
3
54
Select
(Postcard) using
the left or right
button.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing
you to change the settings easily.
4
5
Press the FUNC. button.
Shoot the image.
z When you press the
shutter button halfway,
the area that will not get
printed (the top and
bottom sides) grays out.
z Shooting procedures are
the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
Selecting
cancels the [On] setting of
the digital zoom.
Shooting – The Basics
Embedding the Date in the Image Data
You can embed the date on image data when
is selected. The date will be printed on your images
even if it has not been set by the computer or
printer.
z Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set
beforehand (p. 21).
z You cannot embed the date on image data when
is not selected.
1
Check that
appears on the
LCD monitor.
2
Select
(Date
Stamp) in the [
(Rec.)] menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
3
Select [Off], [Date]
or [Date & Time]
using the left or right
button.
The Basics
z Some settings are not available with
certain Shooting modes. Please refer to
Functions Available in Each Shooting
Mode (p. 159).
z When [Date Stamp] (p. 55) is set to
[Date] or [Date & Time],
appears on
images in step 2 and 3.
z For printing instructions, refer to the
Direct Print User Guide.
z See Setting the Date/
Time (p. 21).
4
5
Press the MENU button.
Shoot the image.
z Shooting procedures are the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
z The Date Stamp cannot be deleted from
the image data once it has been set.
z When using a CP printer, part of the
date may not get printed if the credit
card size print (54 mm x 86 mm) is
selected.
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Shooting – The Basics
Movie Mode
Mode Dial
Use this mode to shoot movies. The
resolution can be set to [ (640 × 480)],
[ (320 × 240)] or [ (160 × 120)] (p. 41).
1
Turn the Shooting mode dial to
.
z The LCD monitor turns on and displays the
maximum recording time (in seconds).
2
Press the shutter button all the
way.
z Shooting and sound recording starts
simultaneously.
z During the shooting a red circle appears in
the upper right of the LCD monitor.
3
Press the shutter button all the
way to stop recording the movie.
z The maximum length of individual movie clips
is 30 seconds (10 frames/second) at the
setting and 3 minutes (15 frames/second) at
the
and
settings.
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z Recording times vary by the CF card. See CF
Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable
Images) (p. 145)
The maximum length of individual movie clips
may vary with the subject and shooting
conditions. Recording will automatically stop
when the maximum is reached or when the CF
cards runs out of free capacity.
z The recording time may not display
properly during shooting or filming may
stop unexpectedly with the following
types of CF cards.
- Slow recording cards
- Cards formatted on a different camera
or a computer
- Cards which have had images
recorded and erased repeatedly
Although recording time may not display
properly during shooting, the movie will
be recorded correctly on the CF card.
Recording time will display properly if
you format the CF card in this camera
(excluding slow recording CF cards).
z You are recommended to use a CF card
that has been formatted in your camera
to shoot movies (p. 19). The card
supplied with the camera may be used
without further formatting.
Shooting – The Basics
The Basics
z Be careful not to touch the microphone
while shooting.
z The AE, AF, white balance and zoom
settings are set and locked to the
settings of the first frame.
z After a shot, the upper indicator blinks
green while the movie clip is being
recorded to the CF card. You cannot
shoot again until it stops blinking.
z See page 159 for settings that can be
changed in this mode.
z Sound is recorded monaurally.
z There is no shutter sound in movie
mode.
z QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to
playback movie files (AVI / Motion
JPEG) on a computer. (QuickTime (for
Windows) is bundled on the supplied
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. On
the Macintosh platform, QuickTime 3.0
or later is generally bundled with Mac
OS 8.5 or later operating system.)
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Playback – The Basics
Displaying Images Individually
(Single Image Playback)
You may not be able to play back images
that have been shot with another camera
or edited on a computer with other
software applications.
You can view the recorded images on the
LCD monitor.
1
Open the LCD monitor.
z Press the DISP. button to show the data
for the displayed image (p. 28).
z Press the
button to quickly delete the
displayed image (p. 64).
z The position of the LCD monitor can be
adjusted to suit your viewing position.
2
Slide the mode
switch to
.
z The last recorded image
appears (single image
playback).
3
Move between images using the
left or right button.
z Use the left button to move to the previous
image and the right button to move to the
next. Holding the left or right button moves
more rapidly between images, but the images
will not appear as clearly.
Magnifying Images
Images can be magnified up to approximately
10 times in single image playback.
1
2
Slide the mode switch to
.
Press the zoom lever toward
.
Approximate position
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Playback – The Basics
z You can move around the magnified image
using the up, down, left or right button.
z Pressing the zoom lever toward
while
holding the SET button down magnifies the
image approx. 2.5 times, approx. 5 times and
10 times in order.
2
3
Press the zoom lever toward
Movie frames and index playback images
cannot be magnified.
Viewing Images in Sets of
Nine (Index Playback)
Change the image selection
using the up, down, left or right
button.
Pressing the up button in
this row displays the
previous set of 9 images.
Movie
Selected Images
.
You can magnify an image while it is
displayed on the LCD monitor in Shooting
mode immediately after the image is shot
(p. 37).
.
Pressing the down button
in this row displays the
next set of 9 images.
4
Press the zoom lever toward
.
z Index playback cancels and the display
reverts to single image playback.
Press the DISP. button to show the
information for the displayed image (p. 28).
Up to 9 images can be viewed at once in
index playback.
1
Slide the mode switch to
.
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The Basics
Canceling the Magnified Display
1
Press the zoom lever toward
z 9 images appear at once (index playback).
Playback – The Basics
Jumping Between Images
Viewing/Editing Movies
The display can be advanced or set back 9
images in index playback.
Viewing Movies
1
You can playback the images shot in
Press the zoom lever toward
while in index playback (p. 59).
1
3
2
Change the image
selection.
z Jump 9 images back or
forward using the left or
right button.
z Pressing the left or right
button while holding the
SET button displays the
first set or last set of 9
images.
.
Select a movie using the left or
right button and press the SET
button.
z A movie displays with the
icon on it.
z The movie playback panel appears.
Jump Bar
Press the zoom lever toward
z The jump bar disappears and the camera
returns to index playback.
z If you press the zoom lever once more
toward
, the camera returns to single
image playback.
60
mode.
z Movies cannot be viewed in index playback.
z The jump bar appears.
2
Slide the mode switch to
.
3
Select
(Play)
using the left or
right button and
press the SET
button.
z The movie images and
sound will play.
z You can adjust the
volume using the up or
down button.
Movie Playback
Panel
Volume
Playback – The Basics
z When a movie has finished playing, it will
display the last frame.
If the SET button is pressed in this state, the
camera will revert to the movie playback
panel. If the SET button is pressed again, the
movie will start playing from the first frame.
You may experience frame dropping and
audio breakup when playing back a movie
on a computer with insufficient system
resources.
z The volume at which movies play back
can also be adjusted in the Set up menu
(p. 71).
z If [Mute] (p. 71) is set to [On] in the Set
up menu, the volume setting returns to 0
but it can be adjusted using the up or
down button.
z Please adjust the audio sound level on
the TV when viewing movie files on a
TV.
z Press the SET button to pause the movie. Press
it again to resume.
Fast Forwarding/Rewinding
z Select one of the following operations using the
left or right button and press the SET button.
(Exit)
: Return to single image
playback
(First Frame) : Display the first frame
(Previous Frame) : Return to the previous frame
(Rewinds if the SET button
is held down)
(Next Frame) : Proceed to the next frame
(Fast forwards if the SET
button is held down)
(Last Frame) : Display the last frame
Editing Movies
You can delete unwanted portions at the beginning
or end of a movie clip.
1
Select the movie you wish to edit
and press the SET button.
z See Viewing Movies (p. 60).
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The Basics
Pausing and Resuming Play
Playback – The Basics
2
Select
(Edit) using the left or
right button and press the SET
button.
z The movie editing panel and the movie
editing bar appear.
3
Select an editing
method using the
up or down
button.
Movie Editing Panel
Movie Editing Bar
(Cut Beginning):
Deletes frames from the beginning of the
movie.
z
(Cut End):
Deletes frames from the end of the movie.
z
(Exit):
Reverts to the movie playback panel.
z
4
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Select the range
you wish to delete
using the left or
right button.
5
Select
(Play) using the up or
down button and press the SET
button.
z The temporarily edited movie will start
playing.
z The movie will stop if you press the SET
button while it is playing.
6
Select
(Save)
using the up or
down button and
press the SET
button.
z When
is selected, the edited movie is
not saved and the camera reverts to the
movie playback panel.
7
Select [Overwrite]
or [New File] using
the left or right
button and press
the SET button.
z [Overwrite] :
Saves the edited movie under the same file
name as the original movie. The original data
is deleted.
Playback – The Basics
z [New File] :
Saves the edited movie under a new file
name. The original data is not deleted.
z When there is not enough space left on the
CF card, only the overwrite function is
available. If this happens, a small
appears
on the counter of the movie editing bar.
The Basics
z Protected movies cannot be edited.
z It may take approx. 3 minutes to save an
edited movie. In case the battery runs
out during that period, the saving
process may not be able to be
completed. To prevent this, it is
recommended to use new AA size
alkaline batteries or fully charged AAsize NiMH batteries (sold separately), or
the AC Adapter Kit ACK 600 (sold
separately) (p. 134).
Movies with an original length of 1 second
or more can be edited in 1-frame units.
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Erasing
Please note that erased images cannot be
recovered. Exercise caution before erasing
a file.
Erasing All Images
1
Erasing Images Individually
1
2
Slide the mode switch to
.
Select the image
you wish to erase
using the left or
right button and
press the
button.
z A confirmation screen appears.
3
Select [Erase] using the left or
right button and press the SET
button.
z To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel]
and press the SET button.
Protected images cannot be erased with
the erase function (p. 100).
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In the [
(Play)]
menu, select
(Erase all) and
press the SET
button.
z A confirmation screen
appears.
2
Select [OK] using the left or right
button and press the SET button.
z To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel]
and press the SET button.
z The [Erase all] function erases all the
image data recorded on the CF card.
z Protected images cannot be erased with
the erase function (p. 100).
z To erase the images and all other data
recorded on the CF card, see Formatting
a CF Card (p. 19)
Erasing
The Basics
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Selecting Menus and Settings
Selecting Settings with the FUNC. Button (Shooting Mode Only)
3.Select a FUNC. menu option using the up or down button.
4.Select the setting contents using the left or right button.
2.
Exposure Compensation (±0) (p. 85)
Flash Output (p. 91)
Resolution (
1
2
3
4
5
6
66
White Balance(
Slide the mode switch to
) (p. 86)
.
Press the FUNC. button.
Resolution (Movies) (
Drive Mode (
) (p. 41)
) (p. 46, 48)
Compression (
Select a FUNC. menu option
using the up or down button.
ISO Speed (
) (p. 89)
Select the setting contents
using the left or right button.
Photo Effect (
) (p. 90)
) (p. 41)
Items in ( ) show default settings.
5.
Press the FUNC. button.
Shoot the image.
) (p. 41)
Light Metering (
) (p. 83)
6.
Shoot the
image
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Selecting Settings with the MENU Button
1
2
Press the MENU button.
Use the left or right button to switch
between menus.
z You can also switch between menus using the zoom lever.
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
3
4
Rec. Menu
Play Menu
Set up Menu
My Camera Menu
z For items with [...] next to them, push the SET button and carry out the settings from the next displayed
menu. Once the settings are complete, press the SET button again and confirm these settings.
z In the Shooting mode, you can also close the menu by pressing the shutter button halfway.
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Advanced Functions
5
Use the up or down button to select a menu item.
Use the left or right button to select the
settings you wish to set.
Press the MENU button.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
z Some menu items may not be available
for selection according to the Shooting
mode (p. 159).
z You can apply a desired image and
sound to
and
in the My Camera
menu. For details, see the Registering
My Camera Settings (p. 121) or the
Software Starter Guide.
z The default of all the settings changed
by the menu and button operations
except for [Date/Time], [Language] and
[Video System] can be restored all at
once (p. 75).
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Menu Settings and Default Settings
Rec. Menu
Menu Item
Setting Content
81
Advanced Functions
Sets the camera so that it will either automatically select the AF frame
and shoot, or shoot with the AF frame fixed in the center or in the
manually set frame.
• AiAF*/FlexiZone/Center
Sets
whether or not the red-eye reduction lamp fires.
Red-eye
• On*/Off
Sets the option of [Spot AE Point] (one of the light metering modes) to
Center (the AE point is fixed to the center) or AE Point (the AE point
Spot AE Point
corresponds to the AF point).
• Center*/AF Point
Sets whether or not the focusing point is magnified when using the
MF-Point Zoom manual focus.
• On*/Off
Sets the output of the AF-assist beam according to shooting
conditions when using the auto focus.
AF-assist Beam
• On*/Off
Sets whether or not the digital zoom combines with the optical zoom
Digital Zoom
to zoom images.
• On/Off*
AF Frame
Reference
Page
44
83
93
36
47
* Default setting
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Menu Item
Review
Reverse Disp.
Date Stamp
Save Settings
Setting Content
Sets the duration images display on the LCD monitor after the shutter
button is released.
• Off/2* to 10 sec.
Sets whether or not the image will be displayed in reverse, as with a
mirror, when the LCD monitor is turned 180 degrees.
• On*/Off
Sets the date format to be embedded in image data when
is
selected.
• Off*/Date/Date & Time
Saves settings selected in the Rec. menu and the function menu to
the mode dial's C mode.
Reference
Page
37
25
55
94
Play Menu
Menu Item
Protect
Rotate
Sound Memo
Erase All
Auto Play
Print Order
* Default setting
70
Setting Content
Protects images from accidental erasure.
Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees clockwise in the display.
Adds sound memos to images.
Erases all images from a CF card (excluding protected images).
Plays images automatically one after the other.
Sets which images and how many copies will be printed on a printer
with the direct print function or at a photo lab service.
Reference
Page
100
97
98
64
99
103
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Menu Item
Setting Content
Transfer Order Specifies images before downloading to a computer
Reference
Page
107
Set up Menu
Menu Item
Volume
Set [On] to mute the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound and
shutter sound all at once. For details, see How the Mute setting in the [
(Set up)] menu and each sound setting in the [
(My Camera)] menu are
related on page 74.
• On/Off *
Note that the warning signal beeps even when the Mute setting is [On].
Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound,
shutter sound, or playback sound after pressing the SET button. The volume
cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On].
•
•
•
(Off)
(1)
(2)*
•
•
•
(3)
(4)
(5)
Start-up Vol.
Adjusts the Start-up Sound volume when the camera powers up.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the Operation Sound volume when any button except the shutter
button is operated.
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Setting Content
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Menu Item
Setting Content
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the self-timer sound played 2 sec. before the shutter is
released.
Shutter Volume
Volume
Adjusts the Shutter Sound volume when the shutter button is pressed all the
way. There is no shutter sound in Movie mode.
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the sound volume when a sound memo or movie is played.
The Auto Power Down and Display Off settings can be set by pressing the
SET button.
Auto Power Down
Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a specified
period of time elapses without camera operation.
• On* /Off
Power Saving
Display Off
Specifies a period of time before the LCD monitor turns off when no camera
operation is performed.
• 10 sec. • 1 min.*
• 20 sec. • 2 min.
• 30 sec. • 3 min.
Date/Time Sets the date, time and date format.
Format
Formats (initializes) a CF card.
Sets how file numbers are assigned to images.
File No. Reset • On/Off *
* Default setting
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Menu Item
Setting Content
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Sets whether or not images shot with the camera held vertically are
automatically rotated in the display.
• On*/Off
Sets the format of the MF indicator’s displayed distance units.
Distance Units • m/cm*
• ft./in.
Sets the language used in the menus and messages on the LCD monitor.
• English* (English) • Norsk (Norwegian)
• Deutsch (German) • Svenska (Swedish)
• Français (French) • Español (Spanish)
• Nederlands (Dutch) • ∝䇁 (Chinese)
Language
• Dansk (Danish)
• Ɋɭɫɫɤɢɣ (Russian)
• Suomi (Finnish)
• Português (Portuguese)
• Italiano (Italian)
• ᣣᧄ⺆ (Japanese)
You can change the language during image playback by holding the SET
button and pressing the MENU button.
Sets the video output signal standard.
• NTSC
Video System
• PAL
Auto Rotate
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
You can select the theme, start-up image and sound, operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound
used on this camera. These are called My Camera settings. You can also customize the
and
options for each item with images from the CF card and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied
software. See the Software Starter Guide for details.
Item/Menu Screen
Setting Content
Selects a common theme for the start-up image, start-up sound,
operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound.*1
Start-up Image Sets the start-up image when you turn on the camera.
Start-up Sound Sets the start-up sound when you turn on the camera.*1
Sets the sound when any button other than the shutter button is
Operation Sound operated.*1
Sets the sound informing you that the photo will be taken in 2
Selftimer Sound
seconds.*1
Sets the shutter sound when you depress the shutter button. There is
Shutter Sound
no shutter sound in Movie mode.*1
My Camera menu
*2/
/
(Off)/
settings content
Theme
*1How
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the [Mute] setting in the [ (Set up)] menu and each sound setting in the [ (My Camera)] menu
are related
To turn off the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound and shutter sound all at once, set [Mute]
in the [ (Set up)] menu to [On]. This setting overrides each setting for those sounds. Note that the
warning signal beeps even when the [Mute] setting is [On].
*2Default setting
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Resetting the Settings to Default
You can reset the menu and button operation
settings to default.
1
Turn the power on.
z Can be performed from Shooting or Playback
mode.
2
z The message “Reset settings to default?”
appears on the LCD monitor.
3
Press the left or
right button to
select [OK], and
press the SET
button.
When the camera is in Shooting mode and
mode dial is set to C, only C mode settings
will revert to default. In other cases, the C
settings will not revert to default.
z The screen on the right
appears while resetting.
The normal screen
resumes when resetting
is complete.
z To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of
[OK].
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Advanced Functions
Press the MENU button for longer
than 5 seconds.
z The following settings do not reset to
default.
- [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video
System] in the [ (Set up)] menu
(p. 72, 73)
- The custom white balance (p. 87)
- Newly registered My Camera settings
(p. 120)
z When the camera is connected to a
computer or a printer, this operation
does not work.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Using the Mode Dial (Creative Zone)
Mode Dial
You can freely select camera settings such
as the shutter speed and aperture value to
suit your shooting purposes.
After settings are made, shooting procedures are
the same as for the
mode (p. 34).
See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
(p. 159) at the end of this manual to find out which
settings can be changed in which shooting
modes.
z If the LCD monitor is on,
the shutter speed and
aperture value appear
automatically.
Shutter
Aperture
Speed
Value
z The camera operates in the following ways
according to the selected function:
The camera automatically sets the
shutter speed and aperture value.
How to Use the Mode Dial
The user selects a shutter speed
using the left or right button.
1
Check that the camera is in
Shooting mode.
The user selects an aperture value
using the left or right button.
2
Turn the mode dial
and set the icon of
the function you
wish to use to
.
The user selects the setting (the
shutter speed or the aperture value)
using the SET button and select a
shutter speed or an aperture value
using the left or right button.
z The correct exposure has been set if the
shutter speed and aperture value show in
white on the LCD monitor.
3
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Shoot the image.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Program AE
Use the program AE mode to have the camera
automatically set the shutter speed and aperture
value to match the brightness of the scene.
Differences between the
and
Modes.
z The following settings can be adjusted in
mode, but not in
mode.
• Exposure Compensation • White Balance
• ISO Speed
• Flash (Flash on)
• AF Frame
• Photo Effects
• Continuous Shooting
• Light Metering Mode
• Manual Focus
z For the correlation between aperture value and
shutter speed, see page 78.
z If the aperture value shows in red, the
image is underexposed (insufficient
light) or overexposed (too much light).
Adjust the shutter speed using the left or
right button until the aperture value
display turns to white.
z The nature of CCD image sensors is
such that noise in the recorded image
increases at slow shutter speeds. This
camera, however, applies special
processing to images shot at shutter
speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to
eliminate the noise, thereby producing
high-quality images. Nevertheless, a
certain amount of processing time may
be required before the next image can
be shot.
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Advanced Functions
z The shutter speed and aperture value will show
in red on the LCD monitor when the correct
exposure cannot be obtained. Use the following
methods to obtain the correct exposure and
make them appear in white.
• Use the flash
• Change the ISO speed setting
• Change the light metering mode
Setting the Shutter Speed
When you set the shutter speed in the shutterspeed priority AE mode, the camera automatically
selects an aperture value to match the brightness.
Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an
instantaneous image of a moving subject while
slower speeds create a flowing effect and allow
you to shoot without a flash in dark areas.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
z When the AF frame is set to FlexiZone,
you can switch between shutter speed
and AF frame each time the SET button
is pressed (p. 82).
z Please note that camera shake
becomes a factor at low shutter speeds.
If the camera shake warning
appears
on the LCD monitor, secure the camera
to a tripod before shooting.
z The aperture value and shutter speed
change according to the zoom state as
follows.
Aperture
Value
F2.8
Wide Angle F3.2 - 4.0
F4.5 - 8.0
F4.9
Telephoto F5.6 - 7.1
F8.0
Shutter Speed
(seconds)
to 1/1000
to 1/1250
to 1/2000
to 1/1000
to 1/1250
to 1/2000
z The fastest shutter speed for flash
synchronization is 1/500 second. The
camera automatically resets the shutter
speed to 1/500 second if a faster speed
is selected.
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Shutter Speed Display
The numbers in the table below indicate
the shutter speed in seconds. 1/160
indicates 1/160 second. Also, quote
marks indicate the decimal place, so that
0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2"
indicates 2 seconds.
15" 13" 10" 8" 6" 5" 4" 3"2 2"5 2" 1"6 1"3
1" 0"8 0"6 0"5 0"4 0"3
1/4 1/5 1/6 1/8 1/10 1/13 1/15 1/20 1/25 1/30
1/40 1/50 1/60 1/80 1/100 1/125 1/160 1/200
1/250 1/320 1/400 1/500 1/640 1/800 1/1000
1/1250 1/1600 1/2000
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Setting the Aperture
z If the shutter speed shows in red on the
LCD monitor, the image is
underexposed (insufficient light) or
overexposed (too much light). Adjust the
aperture value using the left or right
button until the shutter speed display
turns white.
z Some aperture values may not be
available with certain zoom positions
(p. 78).
z When the AF frame is set to FlexiZone,
you can switch between aperture value
and AF frame each time the SET button is
pressed (p. 82).
z Please note that camera shake becomes a
factor with larger aperture values that slow
down shutter speeds. If
(camera shake
warning) appears on the LCD monitor,
secure the camera to a tripod before
shooting.
z In this mode, the shutter speed range with
synchronized flash is 1/60 second to 1/500
second. The aperture value setting may
therefore be changed automatically to
match the synchronized flash speed even
if its value was set previously.
Aperture Value Display
The larger the aperture value, the
smaller the lens aperture.
F2.8 F3.2 F3.5 F4.0 F4.5 F4.9 F5.0
F5.6 F6.3 F7.1 F8.0
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Advanced Functions
When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority
AE mode, the camera automatically selects a
shutter speed to match the brightness.
Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the
aperture) allows you to fade the background and
create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value
(closing it) brings the entire range from foreground
to background into focus. The larger the aperture
value, the greater the range of the image brought
into clear focus.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Manually Setting the Shutter
Speed and Aperture
You can manually set the shutter speed and
aperture to shoot images. You can select settings
such as a long exposure to suit your purpose.
z When you press the shutter button halfway,
the difference between the standard
exposure* and the selected exposure
appears on the LCD monitor. If the difference
is more than ±2 stops, “-2” or “+2” appears in
red.
* The standard exposure is calculated by the AE
function according to the selected metering
mode.
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z See page 159 for settings that can be
changed in this mode.
z If you wish to change the exposure,
select the shutter speed or the aperture
with the SET button and change the
value using the left or right button.
z When the AF frame is set to FlexiZone,
you can switch between shutter speed,
aperture value and AF frame each time
the SET button is pressed (p. 82).
z The LCD monitor’s brightness matches
the selected shutter speed and aperture
value. When you select a fast shutter
speed or shoot a subject in a dark place
and set the flash to
(Flash On,
Red-eye Reduction) or
(Flash On),
the image will always be bright.
z For the correlation between aperture
value and shutter speed, see page 78.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Select the AF Frame
Mode Dial
You can change the autofocus frame (AF
frame) selection method. The AF frame will
appear when the LCD monitor is turned on
(p. 26).
The camera automatically
selects between 9 AF
AiAF
frames to focus on
(Auto
Selection) according to the shooting
conditions.
indicates the AF frame which appears on the monitor
Of 9 AF frames, the
middle one is selected to
Center
focus. This is convenient
(Center
for making sure the focus
Selection) is exactly where you want
it.
e.g. AiAF
1
e.g. Center
In the [
(Rec.)] menu, select
(AF frame).
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
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You can move the AF
frame manually to the
desired position. This is
convenient for focusing
FlexiZone accurately on your
chosen subject to obtain
(Manual
the composition you
setting)
desire. It can only be
selected when the mode
dial is set to P, TV, AV or
M.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
2
3
Select the desired
AF frame using
the left or right
button.
Press the MENU button.
z You can immediately shoot the image using
the selected AF frame by pressing the shutter
button instead of pressing the MENU button.
For operation when [FlexiZone] has been
selected, see Setting an AF Frame Manually (on
the right).
Setting an AF Frame Manually
Mode Dial
You can move the AF frame manually to the
desired position. This is convenient for focusing
accurately on your chosen subject to obtain the
composition you desire. The AF frame is fixed to
center when an image is shot using the viewfinder
with the LCD monitor off or when using the digital
zoom, even if you previously set the AF frame to
the position you desire.
4
Set the AF frame to [FlexiZone]
(p. 81).
5
Press the
button several
times, until the AF frame turns
green.
z How many times the button should be
pressed varies with the selected shooting
mode.
6
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Move the AF frame
to the position you
wish to set using
the up, down, left
or right button.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
7
Press the
button.
z You can immediately shoot the image using
the selected AF frame by pressing the shutter
button instead of pressing
button.
z The AF frame will move back to its original
position (Center), if you hold down the
button.
Shutter speed / AF frame
Aperture value / AF frame
Shutter speed / Aperture value / AF
frame
Mode Dial
Appropriate for standard
shooting conditions, including
backlit scenes. The camera
divides images into several
zones for light metering. It
Evaluative
evaluates the complex lighting
Light
conditions, such as the
Metering position of the subject, the
brightness, the direct light, and
the backlighting, and adjusts
the settings to the correct
exposure for the main subject.
Averages the light metered
Centerfrom the entire frame, but gives
weighted
Averaging greater weight to the subject
matter at the center.
Spot AE
Meters the area within the spot
Point
AE point frame.
Locks the spot metering frame
Center to the center of the LCD
monitor.
AF
Moves the spot AE point to the
Point
AF frame.
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Advanced Functions
z Turn the LCD monitor on to set the AF
frame to the position you desire before
shooting.
z The AF frame is locked to center when
using the digital zoom.
z When the Spot AE Point is selected as
the light metering mode, you can use the
selected AF frame as the Spot AE Point
(on the right).
z For an explanation of the AF frame
colors, please refer to p. 26.
z When the shooting mode dial is set to
TV, Av or M, pressing the SET button
will change the item that can be set as
described below.
Switching between Light
Metering Modes
Shooting – Advanced Functions
1
Select *
(Evaluative) in the
FUNC. menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Select a light
metering mode
using the left or
right button and
press the FUNC.
button.
If you have selected
(Spot AE Point), go to
step 3.
If you have selected
(Evaluative Light
Metering) or
(Center-weighted Averaging),
shoot the image.
3
In the [
(Rec.)]
menu, select [Spot
AE Point].
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
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4
Select [Center] or
[AF Point] using
the left or right
button, then press
the MENU button.
z When [Spot AE Point] is e.g. Center
set to [Center], the spot
Spot AE Point
AE point frame appears
at the center of the LCD
monitor.
z When [Spot AE Point] is set to [AF Point], it
appears inside the selected AF frame.
z The [AF Point] can only be selected
when the AF frame is set on [FlexiZone].
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Adjusting the Exposure
Mode Dial
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to
avoid making the subject too dark when it is
backlit or shot against a bright background in
the night.
1
3
Press the FUNC. button.
z To cancel the exposure compensation, return
the setting to 0 using the left or right button.
See Photo Tips and Information (p. 150).
Advanced Functions
Select * (+/(Exp.)) in the
FUNC. menu.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu displays again after the shot, allowing
you to change the settings easily.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Adjust the
compensation
using the left or
right button.
z The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 stops in
the range of -2 stops to +2 stops.
z You can check the results of the
compensation by viewing the image on the
LCD monitor when it is on.
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Custom
Mode Dial
When the white balance is set to match the
light source, the camera reproduces colors
more accurately.
Combinations of setting contents and light source
are as follows.
Auto
Settings are automatically set by
the camera
Daylight
For recording outdoors on a
bright day
Cloudy
For recording under overcast,
shady or twilight skies
Tungsten
For recording under tungsten
and bulb-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting
For recording under warm-white,
Fluorescent color-white or warm-white (3wavelength) fluorescent lighting
For recording under daylight
Fluorescent H fluorescent, or daylight
fluorescent-type 3-wavelength
fluorescent lighting
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1
For setting a custom value with a
white sheet of paper, etc., to
obtain the optimal white balance
for the conditions.
Select * (Auto) in
the FUNC. menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
* The current setting is
displayed.
2
Select the white balance you wish
to set using the left or right
button.
z See Setting a Custom White Balance (p. 87).
z When the LCD monitor is on, you can check
the setting on the display.
z A shot can be taken immediately by pressing
the shutter button. The menu will reappear
after the shot, allowing you to adjust the
setting easily.
3
Press the FUNC. button.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
The white balance cannot be adjusted
when the photo effect is set to
(sepia)
or
(B/W) (p. 90).
Setting a Custom White Balance
z Shooting close-ups (Macro mode)
z Shooting subjects of monotone color (such as
sky, sea, or forest)
z Shooting with a peculiar source of light (such as
a mercury-vapor lamp)
Select
menu.
* (Auto) in the FUNC.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Select
(Custom) using the left
or right button.
3
Aim the camera at
a piece of white
paper or cloth, or
gray card and
press the SET
button.
Advanced Functions
You can set a custom white balance to obtain
the optimal setting for the shooting conditions
by having the camera evaluate an object,
such as a piece of white paper or cloth, or a
photo-quality gray card that you wish to
establish as the standard white color.
Especially in the following cases, as the white
balance may not be adjusted in
(Auto),
shoot after reading the white balance data in
(Custom).
1
z Aim the camera so that the white paper or
cloth, or gray card, completely fills the frame
at the center of the LCD monitor or
completely fills the viewfinder.
z You can shoot right after setting the white
balance. The menu displays again after the
shot, allowing you to change the settings
easily.
4
Press the FUNC. button.
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
z You are recommended to set the white
balance when shooting in the following
conditions.
- The shooting mode dial is set to
and the exposure compensation is
set to ±0.
The correct white balance may not be
obtained when the exposure is
incorrect (image is completely black or
white).
- The zoom is positioned to the
telephoto end setting.
Set the digital zoom to [Off].
- A Shooting mode other than
is
selected.
In
mode, white balance data
cannot be read.
- The flash is set to
(Flash On) or
(Flash Off).
Use the same flash setting as the one
that will be used for shooting when you
set the white balance. If the white
balance setting conditions and
shooting conditions are not the same,
the correct white balance may not be
obtained.
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When the flash is set to
(Auto
with red-eye reduction) or
(Auto),
the flash may fire while the white
balance data is recorded to the custom
white balance. If this happens, make
sure the flash also fires when you
shoot the image.
- The ISO speed is set to the same
setting to shoot the image.
z The custom white balance setting is not
canceled even if settings are reset to
default settings (p. 75).
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Changing the ISO Speed
Mode Dial
By raising the ISO speed, you can shoot
bright images even in poor lighting
conditions. This function is convenient when
you want to prevent camera shake, shoot
without the flash or shoot with a faster shutter
speed in dark conditions.
Select * (ISO
Speed) in the
FUNC. menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
* The current setting is
displayed.
2
z You can easily shoot images in dark
places such as indoor settings by using
the
(Indoor (p. 52)) option of the SCN
mode.
z See Photo Tips and Information
(p. 151).
Select the ISO speed using the
left or right button.
z A shot can be taken immediately by pressing
the shutter button. The menu will reappear
after the shot, allowing you to adjust the
settings easily.
3
Press the FUNC. button.
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Advanced Functions
1
z Higher ISO speeds increase the image
noise. To take clean images, use as low
an ISO speed as possible.
z The AUTO setting selects the optimal
speed. It will automatically raise the
speed when the light from the flash is
insufficient to illuminate the subject
matter.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Changing the Photo Effect
1
Mode Dial
You can shoot with different saturation and
contrast color effects.
Effect Off
Records normally with this
setting.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and
color saturation to record in
bold color.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and
color saturation to record
neutral hues.
Low
Records subjects with
Sharpening softened outlines.
90
Sepia
Records in sepia tones.
B/W
Records in black and white.
Select * (Effect
Off) in the FUNC.
menu.
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
* The current setting is displayed.
2
Select the photo effect using the
left or right button.
z If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the
photo effect by viewing the image on the LCD
monitor.
z A shot can be taken immediately by pressing
the shutter button. The menu will reappear
after the shot, allowing you to adjust the
settings easily.
3
Press the FUNC. button.
Shooting – Advanced Functions
Adjusting the Flash Output
Mode Dial
In mode, the flash output can be controlled
in three steps when shooting.
1
Select
(Flash
Output) in the
FUNC. menu.
When the flash output is low, less shadow
appears in the image. However, when
shooting a wide scene or area, the image
will likely be darker due to insufficient light.
When adjusting the flash output, consider
all the shooting conditions, including the
distance to the subject.
2
Advanced Functions
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
Adjust the flash output using the
left or right button.
z You can shoot the image right after selecting
settings by pressing the shutter button. The
menu will reappear after the shot, allowing
you to change the settings easily.
3
Press the FUNC. button.
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus
Mode Dial
The autofocus may not work well on the
following types of subjects.
• Subjects with extremely low contrast to the
surroundings
• Subjects mixing close and far objects
• Subjects with extremely bright objects at the
center of the composition
• Subjects that are moving quickly
• When shooting through glass, get as close as
possible to avoid reflection off the glass.
• Subject with horizontal stripes
To shoot these subjects, first aim the camera at an
object at a similar distance, lock the focus and
recompose the image with the desired subject, or
use manual focus.
Shooting with Focus Lock
1
Aim the AF frame at an object at a
similar distance to the subject
you wish to shoot.
2
Press the shutter button halfway
to lock the focus.
z The AE setting will also lock when you do
this. The exposure may occasionally be
incorrect if the difference between the two
items is too great. Use AF Lock when this
happens.
3
Recompose the image and press
the shutter button all the way to
shoot the image.
Shooting with AF Lock
1
Press the shutter button halfway
to lock the focus. Keep it pressed
and press the MF button.
z The
icon appears on the LCD monitor.
z The focus setting will lock even if the shutter
button and the MF button are released.
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Shooting – Advanced Functions
z The AF lock setting will cancel if the MF
button is pressed again.
2
Recompose the image and press
the shutter button all the way to
shoot the image.
AF lock is not available in
modes.
and
The focus can be manually set.
1
Press the MF
button until
appears.
indicator
z The
indicator
appears.
z When the [
(Rec.)] menu's [MF-Point
Zoom] is set to [On], the portion of the image
in that frame will appear magnified.*
* Except in the
(Stitch Assist) or
(Movie),
when the digital zoom is activated or a TV is
used as the display.
* Can also be set so that the image displayed is
not magnified (p. 69).
z The
indicator shows approximate figures.
Use them as a shooting guideline only.
z In the
,
, or
modes, pressing the
SET button cycles the selection between the
shutter speed, the aperture value, and the
MF indicator. (A green
appears next to the
selected item).
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z When shooting with focus lock, you can
lock the focus to the subject in the center
AF frame by setting
to [Center] in the
[
(Rec.)] menu.
z Shooting with AF Lock is convenient
because you can let go of the shutter
button to recompose the image.
Moreover, the focus remains locked
after the shutter is released, so the
same focus is used in subsequent shots.
Shooting in Manual Focus Mode
Shooting – Advanced Functions
2
Focus using the left or right
button and shoot the image.
z Adjust the focus using the left or right button
until the image appears focused on the LCD
monitor.
z Pressing the MF button again cancels the
manual focus mode.
z You can use manual focus in the macro
focal distance 5 to 45 cm (2.0 in. to 1.5
ft.) at wide angle end and 25 to 45 cm
(9.8 in. to 1.5 ft.) at telephoto end. In this
case, the fine scale is adopted.
z You can change the MF indicator
displayed distance units (p. 73).
Saving Custom Settings
Mode Dial
You can save frequently used shooting
modes and various shooting settings to the
(Custom) mode. When necessary, you
can then shoot images with previously saved
settings by simply turning the shooting mode
dial to . Settings that are usually forgotten
when the shooting mode is changed or when
the power is turned off (such as Continuous
Shooting and Self-timer mode) are also
remembered.
1
Turn the shooting mode dial to
,
,
or .
,
z When you wish to re-save partially modified
settings (except shooting mode) that were
previously saved in the
mode, select .
2
Set the setting contents you wish
to save.
Settings that can be saved to the
mode
z Shooting mode ( ,
,
, )
z Items that can be set in ,
,
and
modes (p. 159)
94
Shooting – Advanced Functions
z Shooting menu settings
z Zoom location
z Manual focus location
3
Select [Save
Settings] in the
[ (Rec.)] menu
and press the SET
button.
4
Select [OK] and press the SET
button.
5
Press the MENU button.
z The setting contents do not influence
other shooting modes.
z Saved settings can be reset (p. 75).
This camera is equipped with an Intelligent
Orientation sensor that detects the
orientation of an image shot with the camera
held vertically and automatically rotates it to
the correct viewing orientation in the display.
You can set this function on/off.
1
In the [ (Set up)]
menu, select
(Auto Rotate).
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
2
Select [On] and press the MENU
button.
z When this function is on, an icon showing the
orientation of the camera appears at the
upper right corner of the LCD monitor (when
information display is on).
Normal
Right end down
Left end down
95
Advanced Functions
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting – Advanced Functions
z This function may not operate correctly
when the camera is pointed straight up
or down. Check that the arrow
is
pointing in the right direction and if it is
not, then set the Auto Rotate function to
[Off].
z Even if the Auto Rotate function is set to
[On], the orientation of images
downloaded to a computer will depend
upon the software used to download the
images.
z When the camera is held vertically to
shoot, the Intelligent Orientation sensor
judges the upper end to be “up” and the
lower end to be “down”. It then regulates
the optimal white balance and exposure
for vertical photography. This function
operates regardless of the on/off status
of the Auto Rotate function.
z When changing the camera’s orientation
between the horizontal and vertical
positions, you may hear noise coming
from the orientation detection
mechanism. This is not a malfunction.
96
Playback – Advanced Functions
Rotating Images in the Display
You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
(Original)
270°
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Rotate) and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
2
z Rotated images can be magnified
(p. 58).
z Images taken vertically with the auto
rotate function (p. 95) set to [On] will
automatically be rotated to the vertical
position when viewed on the LCD
monitor.
Advanced Functions
1
90°
z Movie images cannot be rotated.
z When images are downloaded to a
computer, the orientation of images
rotated by the camera will depend upon
the software used to download the
images.
Press the left or right button to
select the image to be rotated and
press the SET button.
z Press the SET button to rotate the image 90°,
270° and back to original orientation.
3
Press the MENU button.
z The Play menu appears again. Press the
MENU button again to close the menu.
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Playback – Advanced Functions
Attaching Sound Memos to Image
In Playback mode (including single image
playback, index playback and magnified
playback), you can attach sound memos (up
to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data
are saved in WAVE format.
1
Select
(Sound Memo) in the
[
(Play)] menu and press the
SET button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
z
appears.
2
Select the image
to which you wish
to attach the
sound memo
using the left or
right button, and
press the SET
button.
z The Sound Memo panel
appears.
98
3
Select
(Record) using the left
or right button and press the SET
button.
z The recording starts and the elapsed time is
displayed. Speak towards the microphone of
the camera.
z To stop recording, press the SET button. To
restart recording press the SET button again.
z Up to 60 seconds of recordings may be
added to any one image.
Playing the Sound Memos
z Select
(Play) in step 3. The icon is
displayed on images with sound memos.
z To stop playback, press the SET button. To
resume playback, press the SET button
again. You can adjust the volume using the
up or down button.
Erasing the Sound Memos
z Select
(Erase) in step 3.
Sound Memo
Panel
Exiting the Sound Memos Settings
z Press the MENU button.
Playback – Advanced Functions
z You can also adjust the volume of the
sound memo in the Set up menu (p. 71).
z If you set [Mute] to [On] in the Set up
menu (p. 71), no sound is reproduced.
However, you can resume the sound
and adjust the volume during sound
playback by using the up or down
button.
Auto Play
Use this feature to automatically play back all
of the images in the CF card (Auto Play). The
LCD monitor displays each image for
approximately 3 seconds.
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Auto Play) and press the SET
button.
Advanced Functions
z You cannot attach sound memos to
movies.
z You cannot record or play back sound
memos for images that already have an
incompatible sound file attached. If you
attempt to record or play such images
the “Incompatible WAVE format”
message will display. Incompatible
sound files can be deleted with this
camera.
z Sound memos for protected images
cannot be erased (p. 100).
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
z Once you have selected it, Auto Play starts.
z As with the single image playback mode,
using the left or right button during auto play
will advance through the images more
rapidly.
Pausing and Resuming Auto Play
z You can pause Auto Play at any time by
pressing the SET button. You can then
restart it by pressing the SET button again.
Stopping Auto Play
z To stop Auto Play, press the MENU button.
99
Playback – Advanced Functions
z The display interval may vary for some
images.
z Movie images play for the length of time
that they were recorded.
z The power saving function is disabled
during Auto Play (p. 99).
Protecting Images
Use the protect feature to protect important
images from accidental erasure.
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Protect) and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
2
100
Select an image
you want to
protect using the
left or right button
and press the SET
button.
Protected Icon
z The
icon appears on protected images.
z To release the protection, press the SET
button again.
z Images can be selected in both single image
playback and index playback modes (p. 58,
59).
3
Press the MENU button.
z The camera returns to the menu screen.
Press the MENU button again to exit the
menu screen.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a
CF card (p. 19) erases all data, including
protected images and other file types.
Please check the contents of a CF card
before formatting it.
Various Functions
About Printing
There are two ways of printing images shot with this camera.
z You can easily print images stored in the CF card by connecting the camera to a direct print compatible
printer*1 with a cable and then pressing the camera’s
button.
z You can specify the images on your CF card you want to print and how many copies you want (DPOF*2
Print Settings), and then take the CF card to a participating photo lab that supports DPOF to have them
printed out later.
*1This camera complies with the industry standard PictBridge, therefore, you can connect the camera to
non-Canon PictBridge compliant printers and print images.
*2Digital Print Order Format
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Various Functions
This manual explains the DPOF print settings. For information on how to print images, refer to the Direct
Print User Guide supplied with the camera. Also, refer to your printer’s manual.
Various Functions
Print settings
(DPOF Print Settings) (p. 103)
Image Transmission Settings
(DPOF Transfer Order) (p. 107)
Direct Print Compatible Printers
Direct Print Compatible Printing
- For details, see the Direct Print
User Guide.
- Also, refer to your printer's
manual.
Photo Lab
z CP Printer
z Bubble Jet
Printer
z Non-Canon PictBridge
compliant printers
102
„ Printers that Can Be Used with this Camera
Canon Direct Print Compatible CP Printers
- See the System Map
Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printers
- For more information, visit your
nearest Canon retailer.
Various Functions
DPOF Print Settings
Selecting Images for Printing
You can select images on a CF card for
printing and specify the number of print
copies in advance using the camera. This is
extremely convenient for sending the images
to a photo developing service that supports
DPOF or for printing on a direct print function
compatible printer.
Refer to the Direct Print User Guide for
instructions on how to select print settings
from the printer.
1
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
2
Select [Order]
using the left or
right button and
press the SET
button.
3
Select images for printing.
Single Images
z When the print type
(p. 105) is set to
[Standard] or [Both],
select an image using
the left or right button.
You can set the number
of copies (up to 99) to be
printed using the up or
down button.
Number of Copies
103
Various Functions
z The
mark may appear on images that
have had print marks set by another
DPOF compliant camera. These settings
will be overwritten by any print marks set
by your camera.
z The output of some digital printers or
photo lab services may not reflect the
specified print settings.
z Print settings cannot be set for movies.
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Print Order) and press the SET
button.
Various Functions
z When the print type
(p. 105) is set to [Index],
select an image using
the left or right button
and mark or remove
marks from images using
the up or down button. A
check mark appears on
the marked image.
z You can press the zoom lever toward
and
use the same procedures to select images in
index playback (three images).
All the Images on a CF Card
z Press the zoom lever
toward
to switch to
index playback (three
images).
z You can set one copy of
each image to print by
pressing the SET button,
then selecting [Mark all]
using the up or down
button, and pressing the
SET button again.
z When the print type is set to [Standard] or
[Both], the setting for the number of print
copies can be changed for each image.
When [Index] is selected, the print settings
104
can be deleted. For the instructions on
changing settings, please reread Step 3 from
the beginning.
z You can cancel all the settings by selecting
[Clear all].
4
Press the MENU button.
z The setting will be complete and the Print
Order menu will reappear.
z Images are printed in order from oldest
to newest by the shooting date.
z A maximum of 998 images can be set.
z When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the
number of copies can be set. When it is
set to [Index], the number of copies
cannot be set (only one copy will be
printed).
z Print settings can also be assigned to
images with the bundled software
programs (ZoomBrowser EX or
ImageBrowser) on a computer.
However, do not set the date in the
DPOF print settings when printing
images that have had the date
embedded with the [Date Stamp]
function. This may cause the date to be
printed twice.
Various Functions
Setting the Print Style
3
Select
(Print Type),
(Date)
or
(File No.) using the up or
down button.
4
Select a setting using the left or
right button.
You can set up the print style as follows.
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Print Order) and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
2
Print Type
Select [Standard], [Index]
or [Both].
Various Functions
Standard Prints one image per page.
Prints the selected images
Index
together at a reduced size
Print
in an index format.
Type
Prints the images in both
Both the standard and index
formats.
Date
Adds the date to the print.
Adds the file number to the
File No.
print.
Select [Set up]
using the left or
right button and
press the SET
button.
Date
Select [On] or [Off].
File No.
Select [On] or [Off].
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Various Functions
5
Press the MENU button.
z The set up menu will close and the Print
Order menu will reappear.
z When [Print Type] is set to [Index], the
[Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to
[On] at the same time.
z Both [Date] and [File No.] can be set to
[On] if [Print Type] is set to [Both] or
[Standard]. However, when connected
to a CP printer, only the date is printed
for the standard print and only the file
number is printed for the index print.
The date prints as the date and time in the
format specified in the Date/Time menu
(p. 21).
Resetting the Print Settings
The Reset feature clears all print selections, and
resets Print Type to [Standard], Date to [Off], and
File No. to [Off].
1
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Print Order) and press the SET
button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
2
Select [Reset]
using the left or
right button and
press the SET
button.
3
Select [OK] using the left or right
button and press the SET button.
z Select [Cancel] and press the SET button to
cancel the reset.
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Various Functions
Image Transmission Settings
(DPOF Transfer Order)
z The
mark may appear on images
that have had transfer marks set by
another DPOF compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by any marks
set by your camera.
Selecting Images for Transferring
1
Select [Order]
using the left or
right button and
press the SET
button.
z You can remove all the
transfer marks at once
by selecting [Reset].
3
Select images for transferring.
Single Images
z Use the left or right
button to select the
image and mark or
remove check marks
from images using the up
or down button. The
check marks are
displayed when set.
z You can press the zoom lever toward
and
use the same procedures to select images in
index playback (three images).
In the [
(Play)] menu, select
(Transfer Order) and press the
SET button.
z See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 66).
107
Various Functions
You can use the camera to specify settings
for images before downloading to a
computer. Refer to the Software Starter
Guide for instructions on how to transfer
images to your computer. You cannot use
this function to transfer several images at
once to a Mac OS X computer.
The settings used on the camera comply with
the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
standards.
2
Various Functions
All the Images on a CF
Card
z Press the zoom lever
toward
to switch to
index playback (three
images).
z Press the SET button, select [Mark all] using
the up or down button and press the SET
button again to mark all the images. (If you
select [Clear all] instead of [Mark all], you can
remove marks from all the images.)
z You can select images using the left or right
button and change the settings using the up
or down button after [Mark all] or [Clear all]
has been selected.
4
Press the MENU button.
z The selection mode will turn off and the
Transfer Order menu will reappear.
z Images are transferred in order from
oldest to newest by the shooting date.
z A maximum of 998 images can be
marked.
108
Downloading Images to a Computer
The following methods can be used to
download images recorded by the camera to
a computer. Some methods are not
applicable to all operating systems.
z Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection
Windows Windows Windows Windows
98
Me
2000
XP
Mac
OS 9
Mac
OS X
z With this method, you download images using
computer commands after you have installed
the appropriate software.
See Connecting the Camera to a
Computer (p. 109) and the separate
Software Starter Guide.
Windows Windows Windows Windows
98
Me
2000
XP
z With this method, you download images using
camera button operations after you have
installed the appropriate software (the
computer settings only need to be adjusted for
the first download).
See Connecting the Camera to a Computer
(p. 109) and Downloading Images by Direct
Transfer (p. 113).
Various Functions
Windows
XP
Mac
OS X
z With this method, you download images using
computer commands without installing any
software.
See Connecting the Camera to a
Computer (below) (software installation is
not required) and Connecting the Camera
to the Computer to Download Images
without Installing the Software (p. 115).
z Downloading Directly from a CF Card
See Downloading Directly from a CF card
(p. 116).
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Computer System Requirements
z Windows
Windows 98 (Including Second Edition)
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP (Home Edition, Professional)
Computer The above OS should be pre-installed
Model
on computers with built-in USB ports.
OS
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Various Functions
With this method, you download images
using a card adapter or card reader.
Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows
2000: Pentium 150 MHz or higher
processor
Windows XP: Pentium 300 MHz or
CPU
higher processor
For all of the above OS: Pentium 500
MHz or higher processor is
recommended (for editing movies)
Windows 98/Windows Me/Windows
2000: 64 MB or more
Windows XP: 128 MB or more
RAM
For all of the above OS: 128 MB or
more is recommended (for editing
movies)
Interface USB
z Canon Utilities
- ZoomBrowser EX : 200 MB or more
(Including the PhotoRecord printing
Free
program)
Hard Disk
- PhotoStitch
: 40 MB or more
Space
z Canon Camera TWAIN Driver
: 25 MB or more
z Canon Camera WIA Driver
: 25 MB or more
800 x 600 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or
better is required
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels or better is
recommended
Various Functions
z Macintosh
Mac OS 9.0 – 9.2,
Mac OS X (v10.1/v10.2/v10.3)
Computer The above OS should be pre-installed
Model
on computers with built-in USB ports.
CPU
PowerPC
Mac OS 9.0 – 9.2: 64 MB or more of
application memory
RAM
Mac OS X (v10.1/v10.2/v10.3): 128
MB or more
Interface USB
Free
z Canon Utilities
Hard Disk
- ImageBrowser: 120 MB or more
Space
- PhotoStitch : 30 MB or more
800 x 600 pixels/32,000 colors or
better is required
Display
1,024 x 768 pixels or better is
recommended
OS
IMPORTANT
You must install the software and driver
bundled on the supplied Canon Digital
Camera Solution Disk onto your computer
before connecting the camera to a
computer.
110
The camera will not operate correctly if you
connect it to your computer before
installing the driver and software. If this
happens, please refer to the
Troubleshooting section of the Software
Starter Guide.
z You do not need to turn off the camera
or computer power when making a USB
connection.
z Please refer to your computer’s manual
for information regarding the location of
the USB port.
z You are recommended to use new AA
size batteries, fully charged AA size
NiMH batteries or AC Adapter Kit
ACK600 (sold separately) to power the
camera when connecting to a computer
(p. 132, 134).
z All procedures performed with a
connection to a USB 2.0 compliant
board are not guaranteed.
Various Functions
1
Install the driver and the software
applications bundled on the
Canon Digital Camera Solution
Disk (first time only).
DIGITALTerminal
1. Open the terminal cover
with your finger nail.
z Please see the Software Starter Guide for the
installation procedures.
2
2. Hold the USB connector so
the
side is up, then
insert it into the DIGITAL
terminal securely.
Use the supplied interface cable
to connect the computer's USB
port to the camera's DIGITAL
terminal.
USB
port
3
Interface cable
Slide the camera's mode switch
to
.
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Various Functions
Always grasp the
connector’s sides to
remove the interface
cable from the
camera’s DIGITAL
terminal.
Various Functions
4
Press the ON/OFF button until the
power lamp lights green.
z Windows
J Proceed to steps 5 and 6 on the right.
z Macintosh
J Refer to the Software Starter Guide and
download images.
5
Select [Canon CameraWindow] in
the events dialog that appears on
the computer and click [OK] (first
time only).
If the events dialog fails to appear, click the
[Start] menu, followed by [Programs] or [All
Programs], [Canon Utilities],
[CameraWindow], and [CameraWindow Set Auto-Launch].
112
Various Functions
6
Click [Set] in the [CameraWindow
- Set Auto-Launch] window (first
time only).
z Using the software and computer to
download images:
J See the Software Starter Guide.
z Using the Camera to Download Images
(Direct Transfer Function):
J See Downloading Images by Direct Transfer
(below).
Downloading Images by Direct
Transfer
z The Download Image window will display.
All
Images
Transfers and saves all images to
the computer.
New
Images
Transfers and saves to the
computer only the images that
have not been previously
transferred.
DPOF
Trans.
Images
Transfers and saves to the
computer only the images with
DPOF Transfer Order settings
(p. 107).
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Various Functions
Use this method to download images using camera
operations.
Install the supplied software and adjust the
computer settings before using this method for the
first time (p. 110).
Various Functions
Transfers and saves single images
Select & to the computer as you view and
Transfer
select them.
Transfers and saves single images
to the computer as you view and
Wallpaper select them. The transferred
images display on the computer
desktop.
1
Confirm that the
Direct Transfer
menu is displayed
on the camera's
LCD monitor.
z The
button will light Direct Transfer Menu
blue.
z Press the MENU button if the Direct Transfer
menu fails to appear.
All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans.
Images
2
Use the up or
down button to
select
,
or
and press the
button.
z To cancel the transfer, press the SET button.
z The images will download and the Direct
Transfer menu will reappear.
Select & Transfer/Wallpaper
2
Use the up or down button to
select
or
and press the
button (or SET button).
3
Use the left or right button to
select images to download and
press the
button (or SET
button).
z The images will download.
z The
button will blink blue while
downloading is in progress.
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Various Functions
4
Press the MENU button.
z The Direct Transfer menu will display again.
Only JPEG format images can be
downloaded as wallpaper for the
computer. After images are transferred,
they are automatically converted to BMP
format.
If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (v10.1/
v10.2/v10.3), you can use the software distributed
with these operating systems to download images
without installing the software bundled on the
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful
for downloading images to a computer in which the
software is not installed.
However, please note that there are certain
limitations to downloading images with this
method. For more details, please refer to the For
Windows® XP and Mac OS X Users leaflet.
1
Use the supplied interface cable
to connect the computer's USB
port to the camera's DIGITAL
terminal.
z See steps 2 to 4 on page 111.
2
Follow the onscreen instructions
to proceed with downloading.
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Various Functions
z During the downloading of images with [All
Images], [New Images] or [DPOF Trans.
Images], the
button does not blink
blue.
z The option selected with the
button is retained even when the
camera's power is turned off. The
previous setting will be in effect the next
time the Direct Transfer menu is
displayed. The image selection screen
will appear directly when the [Select &
Transfer] or the [Wallpaper] option was
last selected.
Connecting the Camera to the
Computer to Download Images
without Installing the Software
Various Functions
Downloading Directly from a CF card
1
Eject the CF card from the
camera and insert it into a CF
card reader connected to the
computer.
2
Double-click the icon of the drive
with the CF card.
z Depending on the operating system, a
window opens automatically.
3
Copy images from the card into a
folder of your choice on the hard
disk.
z The images are stored in the [xxx CANON]
folders located in the [DCIM] folder (where
xxx is a three-digit number from 100 to 998
(p. 119)).
z If you are using a PC card reader or a PC
card slot, first insert the CF card into a PC
card adapter (sold separately) and then insert
the loaded adapter into the slot.
z Refer to your card adapter’s or card reader’s
manual for information regarding the
connection between the computer and card
adapter or card reader.
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Various Functions
Viewing Images on a TV Set
3
The supplied AV cable AVC-DC300 can be
used to view images as you shoot or play
them back.
1
Turn off the camera (p. 31) and
the TV.
2
Attach the AV cable to the A/V
Out terminal on the camera.
Plug the other ends of the AV
cable to the video in and audio in
jacks on the TV.
Yellow Plug to the Video In Jack
Black Plug to the Audio In Jack
Turn on the TV and switch it to
Video mode.
5
Turn on the camera (p. 31).
Various Functions
4
z The image will appear on the TV. Shoot or
playback images as usual.
z If the images are not appearing on the TV
when shooting, press the DISP. button.
117
Various Functions
z No image will appear on the LCD
monitor when the camera is connected
to a TV monitor.
z The video output signal can be switched
(NTSC or PAL) to accommodate
different regional standards (p. 73). The
default setting varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada,
Taiwan, etc.
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding
Taiwan), Oceania, etc.
If the video system is set incorrectly, the
camera output may not display properly.
z If the TV is a stereo model, you can plug
the audio plug into either the left or right
Audio In jack. Please refer to the TV’s
manual for details.
z A TV set cannot be used in
mode.
118
Resetting the File Number
You can select the way file numbers are
assigned.
On
The file numbers are reset to the start (1000001) each time a new CF card is inserted.
New images recorded on CF cards with
existing files are assigned the next available
number.
Off
The file number of the last image to be shot
is memorized so that images recorded to a
new CF card start from the next number.
1
In the [ (Set up)]
menu, select
(File No. Reset).
z See Selecting Menus
and Settings (p. 66).
2
Select [On] or [Off] using the left
or right button.
3
Press the MENU button.
Various Functions
Setting the File No. Reset to [Off] is useful
for avoiding file name duplication when
images are downloaded to a computer.
About File and Folder Numbers
Images are assigned file numbers from
0001 to 9900, and folders are assigned
folder numbers from 100 to 998 (Folder
numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two
digits).
Folder File Capacity
Each folder usually contains up to 100
images. However, since images shot in
continuous shooting and stitch assist mode
are always saved into the same folder, a
folder may contain more than 100 images.
The number of images may also exceed
100 if a folder contains images copied from
a computer or images shot with other
cameras. Please note, however, that the
images in folders containing 2001 or more
images cannot be played back in this
camera.
Various Functions
Folder numbers cannot contain
99 in the last two digits.
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Various Functions
Customizing the Camera
(My Camera Settings)
2
Select the [
(My
Camera)] menu
using the left or
right button and
select a menu item
using the up or
down button.
3
Select the
contents you wish
to set using the
left or right button.
4
Press the MENU button.
My Camera allows you to customize the
start-up image and start-up, operation, selftimer and shutter sounds. Each menu item
has three choices.
Example: Start-up image
As default settings, My Camera setting
has a
science fiction theme and My Camera setting
has an animal theme.
Changing My Camera Settings
1
Press the MENU
button.
z The [
(Rec.)] or [
(Play)] menu appears.
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z The menu closes and settings are activated.
z In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed
by pressing the shutter button halfway.
z If you select [Theme] in Step 2, you can
select a consistent theme for each of the
My Camera settings.
z If [Mute] in the [ (Set up)] menu is set
to [On], no sound is reproduced except
for the warning signal regardless of the
selected My Camera settings (p. 74).
The Start-up image displays.
Various Functions
Registering My Camera Settings
Images recorded onto the CF card and newly
recorded sounds can be added to the
camera. You can also use the supplied
software to upload your computer's images
and sounds to the camera. The following
menu items can be saved to the camera.
z Start-up Image
z Start-up Sound
z Operation Sound
z Self-timer Sound
Registering the CF Card Images and
Sounds
1
Slide the mode switch to
.
z The camera powers into Playback mode.
2
Press the MENU button.
z The [
(Play)] menu appears.
z Shutter Sound
3
Select [
(My Camera)] using
the left or right button and select
the menu item you wish to
register using the up or down
button.
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Various Functions
To revert My Camera settings to default,
register the default setting contents with
the supplied software programs
(ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) on a
computer.
Various Functions
4
Select
or
right button.
z
5
using the left or
6b
Select
(Record) using the
left or right button and press
the SET button.
appears.
Press the DISP. button.
z An image appears.
Start-up Image: Go to step 6a, 7a
Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound,
and Self-timer Sound: Go to step 6b, 7b
6a
Select the image you wish to
register using the left or right
button.
z
z
•
•
•
•
7b
8
7a
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Press the SET button.
Recording starts.
Recording stops when the time is exceeded.
Start-up Sound: 1second
Operation Sound: 0.3 seconds
Self-timer Sound: 2 seconds
Shutter Sound: 0.3 seconds
Select
(Register) using the
left or right button and press
the SET button.
Select [OK] using the left or right
button and press the SET button.
Various Functions
z Sounds recorded with the movies and
sound memo function cannot be added
as My Camera settings (p. 56, 98).
z When you register new My Camera
settings, the previously registered
settings are erased.
File Format of My Camera Settings
z Start-up Image
• Recording Format
• Sampling Rate
• Image Size
• File Capacity
JPEG (baseline JPEG)
4:2:0 or 4:2:2
320 x 240 pixels
20 KB or less
z Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter Sounds
• Recording Format WAVE (monaural)
• Quantization Bits 8 bit
• Sampling Frequency 11.025 kHz or 8.000 kHz
11.025 kHz
8.000 kHz
Start-up Sound
1.0 sec. or less 1.3 sec. or less
Operation Sound
0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less
Self-timer Sound
2.0 sec. or less 2.0 sec. or less
Shutter Sound
0.3 sec. or less 0.4 sec. or less
Any file formats other than those described above
cannot be used with this camera.
An example of this function is to record “Say
Cheese” as a self-timer sound so the camera will
play back this sound 2 seconds before the photo is
taken. You could also record cheerful music to
bring out the natural smiles of your subjects, or so
they can strike a pose fitting the music. In these
ways, you can customize your camera by creating
and adding new My Camera settings.
See the supplied Software Starter Guide for
more information on creating and adding to
the My Camera Settings files.
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Various Functions
My Camera settings should conform to the below
file formats. However, CF card images shot with
this camera can be registered as My Camera
settings regardless of the below formats.
(excluding movies and sound memos (p. 98))
• Recording Time
List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor.
z For messages which may appear when a printer is connected, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Busy...
The camera is recording image data to the CF card.
The playback mode is running.
No memory card
You turned on the power without a CF card installed.
Cannot record !
You attempted to shoot with no CF card installed.
Memory card error !
There is something wrong with the CF card.
Memory card full
CF card is too full to accommodate more images or print settings.
Naming error !
The file could not be created because there is a file with the same name as
the directory that the camera is attempting to create, or the highest possible
file number has already been reached. In the Set up menu, please set [File
No. Reset] to [On]. After you save all the images you wish to retain onto a
computer, format the CF card (p. 19). Please note that formatting will erase
all the existing images and other data.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace all batteries at
the same time with new AA-size alkaline batteries (p. 15) or fully recharged
Canon NiMH batteries.
No image
No images recorded on CF card.
Image too large
You attempted to play back an image larger than 4064 x 3048 pixels or with a
large file size.
Incompatible JPEG
format
You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG file.
Corrupted data
You attempted to play back an image with corrupted data.
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List of Messages
You attempted to play back an image recorded in the RAW format.
Unidentified Image
You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a special format
(proprietary format used by the camera of another manufacturer, etc.) or a
movie recorded by another camera.
Cannot magnify !
You attempted to magnify an image which was photographed with another
camera, recorded in a different format, or edited on a computer or a movie
clip.
Cannot rotate !
You attempted to rotate an image which was photographed with another
camera, recorded in a different format, or edited on a computer or a movie
clip.
Incompatible WAVE
format
A Sound memo cannot be added to this image since the format of the
existing sound memo is incorrect.
Cannot register this
image !
You attempted to register an image recorded with another camera or a movie
clip as a start-up image.
Protected !
You attempted to erase a protected image or movie clip.
Too many marks
Too many images have been marked for printing or transferring. Cannot
process any more.
Unselectable image
You attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG file.
Exx
Camera malfunctioned. Turn off the power and turn on again, then re-shoot
or play back. If the same message recurs frequently, the camera may be
damaged. Note the error number [xx] and take the camera to a Customer
Support Help Desk. If this message appears immediately after you have
taken a shot, the camera may not have shot the image. Switch to the
Playback mode and check whether the image was actually recorded.
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Troubleshooting
RAW
Troubleshooting
Problem
The camera will
not operate
Cause
Power is not turned on.
Solution
z Press the ON/OFF button for a few moments.
CF card slot cover or battery cover z Be sure the cover is closed securely.
is open.
Batteries are loaded in the wrong
direction.
z Reload the batteries in the correct direction.
Batteries are depleted.
z Replace with unused alkaline or fully
recharged batteries (four AA-size batteries).
z Use the Compact Power Adapter.
Batteries are not the right type.
z Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries or
Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For
information about alkaline batteries, see
Proper Battery Handling (p. 15).)
Poor contact between camera and z Wipe the battery terminals with a clean dry
battery terminals.
cloth.
z Reload the batteries several times.
The camera will
not record
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Camera is in Playback mode.
z Change to the Shooting mode.
Flash is charging.
z Wait until the flash charges. You can press the
shutter button when the upper indicator lights
orange.
CF card full.
z Insert a new CF card.
z If required, download the images to a
computer and erase them from the CF card to
make space.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Solution
The camera will
not record
CF card not formatted correctly.
z Format the CF card. (See Formatting a CF
Card (p. 19)).
z If reformatting does not work, the CF card logic
circuits may be damaged. Contact the nearest
Canon Customer Help Desk.
Cannot play back
You attempted to play back
images shot with another camera
or images edited at a computer.
z Computer images that cannot be played back
will playback if they are added to the camera
using the bundled software program
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser. See the
ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser Software
User Guide (PDF).
File name was changed with a
computer or file location was
changed.
z Set the file name or location to the file format/
structure of the camera (See About File and
Folder Numbers (p. 119)).
Battery cover or CF card slot cover z Close the CF card slot cover or battery cover,
opened with camera on.
then turn off the camera.
Battery cover or CF card slot cover z Close the CF card slot cover or battery cover,
opened while camera was
then turn off the camera.
recording to CF card (warning
signal sounds).
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Troubleshooting
Lens will not
retract
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Batteries
Batteries are not the right type.
consumed quickly.
If using
rechargeable
batteries: Batteries
do not charge in
separately sold
battery charger.
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Solution
z Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries or
Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For
information about alkaline batteries, see
Proper Battery Handling (p. 15).)
Battery capacity drops due to low
ambient temperatures.
z If shooting in a cold area, keep the batteries
warm (by placing them in an inner pocket, etc.)
until ready to use them.
Battery terminals are dirty.
z Wipe them well with a dry cloth before use.
z Reload the batteries several times.
Batteries have not been used for
over a year.
z If using rechargeable batteries: Performance
should return to normal after several charging
cycles.
If using rechargeable batteries:
Battery life exceeded.
z Replace all 4 batteries with new ones.
Batteries were placed in the
charger in the wrong direction.
z Put batteries back into the charger in the
correct direction.
Poor electrical contact, between
batteries and the charger.
z Be sure to set batteries firmly into the charger.
z Be sure that the power cord is firmly
connected to the charger, and is firmly plugged
in to the power outlet.
Battery terminals are dirty.
z Wipe them well with a dry cloth before
charging.
Battery life exceeded.
z Replace all 4 batteries with new ones.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Image is blurred or Camera moved
out of focus
Autofocus function hampered by
obstruction to AF-assist beam.
Solution
z Hold the camera steady while pressing the
shutter button.
z Be careful not to block the AF-assist beam
flash part with a finger or other object.
The AF-assist beam is set to [Off]. z Set the [AF-assist beam] to [On] (p. 69).
z Ensure that there is at least 45 cm (1.5 ft.)
between the camera lens and subject.
z Use the Macro mode to shoot close-ups
between 5 and 45 cm (2.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) from
the lens when set to wide angle and between
25 to 45 cm (9.8 in. to 1.5 ft.) when set to
telephoto.
Subject is hard to focus on.
z Use the focus lock or the manual focus to
shoot the image. (See Shooting Problem
Subjects for the Autofocus (p. 92))
Subject in
Insufficient light for shooting.
recorded image is Subject dark in comparison to the
too dark
background.
Subject too far for flash to reach.
z Set the flash on.
z Set exposure compensation to a positive (+)
value or use the spot metering function.
z When the flash is used, the distance between
lens and subject should not exceed 4.4 m
(14 ft.) at wide angle and 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) at
telephoto.
z Raise the ISO sensitivity and then shoot. (See
Changing the ISO Speed (p. 89))
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Troubleshooting
Subject out of focal range.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Subject in
Subject too close causing flash to
recorded image is be too bright.
too bright
Solution
z When the flash is used, the distance between
lens and subject should be no less than 45 cm
(1.5 ft.).
Subject bright in comparison to the z Set exposure compensation to a negative (-)
background
value or use the spot metering function.
Light shining directly on subject or z Adjust the camera angle.
reflected off subject into the
camera.
Flash set to On
z Set the flash to any other mode except On.
A vertical bar of
light (red, purple)
appears on the
LCD monitor.
Subject too bright.
z This is a normal occurrence in devices
containing CCDs and does not constitute a
malfunction. (This red bar of light will not be
recorded when shooting still photos, but it will
be recorded when shooting movies.)
White dots or
white asterisks
appear on the
image.
Light from the flash has reflected z This is a phenomenon that occurs with digital
cameras and does not constitute a
off dust particles or insects in the
malfunction.
air. This occurs more frequently in
the following conditions:
- When shooting at the wide angle
end.
- When shooting with a high
aperture value in the aperturepriority AE mode.
Flash will not fire
Flash set to Off
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z Set the flash to On.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause
Solution
Image not showing Incorrect video system setting.
on TV.
Shooting mode set to
Assist).
(Stitch
z Set the video system to the appropriate
setting, NTSC or PAL, for your TV (p. 118).
z The output will not appear on a TV monitor in
(Stitch Assist) mode. Shoot in a different
mode.
Zoom does not
operate.
Zoom lever was pressed while
shooting in Movie mode.
z Operate the zoom before shooting in Movie
mode.
Reading images
from CF card is
slow.
Currently used CF card was
formatted in another device.
z Use a CF card formatted in your camera. See
Formatting a CF Card (p. 19).
Recording images
to CF card takes a
long time.
Troubleshooting
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Appendix
Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately)
Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200)
Included are the battery charger and four
rechargeable AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride)
batteries. Charge batteries as shown below.
To a power
outlet
Charge Indicator
The indicator blinks
while charging, then
remains lit when
charging is finished.
z This charger can be used only to charge
Canon AA-size NiMH batteries NB-2AH.
Please do not attempt to charge NB2AH batteries in any other type of
charger.
z Never mix new batteries together with
batteries that have been used in other
devices.
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z When recharging batteries from the
camera, always recharge all four of them
at the same time.
z Do not mix batteries with different
purchase dates or different charge states.
z Do not attempt to recharge fully charged
batteries, as doing so may reduce or
impair battery performance. Also, do not
charge batteries for more than 24
consecutive hours.
z Do not recharge batteries in enclosed
areas that tend to retain heat.
z Repeatedly recharging batteries before
they become fully depleted may cause
batteries to lose capacity. Do not recharge
the batteries until the LCD monitor
displays the “Change the batteries”
message.
z Wipe the battery terminals well with a dry
cloth in the following situations, as the
terminals may be soiled with oil from one’s
skin or other dirt:
- If the battery usage time has
considerably diminished
- If the number of recordable images has
considerably diminished
- When charging the batteries (insert and
remove the batteries two or three times
before charging)
Appendix
z Leaving batteries in the camera or charger
may damage it causing battery leakage.
Remove batteries from the camera or
charger and store in a dry cool location when
not in use.
z It takes approximately 250 minutes for the
charger to fully recharge the batteries (as
determined by testing at Canon facilities).
Please do not charge batteries in areas
where the temperature is outside the
range of 0 to 35°C (32 to 95°F).
z Charging time varies according to ambient
temperature and to the batteries' initial
charge state.
z The battery charger may emit noise while
charging. This is not a malfunction.
z Battery/Charger Kit CBK100 can also be
used. Use Canon AA-size batteries
NB-1AH with the charger included in the
CBK 100 kit.
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Appendix
- When charging completes in a matter of a
few minutes (the battery charger indicator
remains lit)
z You may not be able to fully charge the
batteries due to their specifications right after
purchase or after long periods of non-use. If
this happens, use the batteries until their
charge is depleted before charging them
again. After doing this several times, battery
performance will be restored.
z Since storing fully charged batteries for long
periods of time (about 1 year) can shorten
their lifecycle or affect performance, you are
recommended to use the batteries in the
camera until they are completely discharged
and to store them at normal temperature (23
°C/73 °F) or less. If you do not use the
batteries for long periods of time, charge
them fully and discharge them fully in the
camera at least once a year before returning
them to storage.
z If battery usage time is considerably low
despite their terminals being wiped and the
battery charger's indicator remaining lit, it is
possible that the batteries have reached the
end of their lifespan. Switch to different,
unused batteries. If you are purchasing new
batteries, look for Canon’s AA-size NiMH
batteries (four piece set).
Appendix
Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK600
Use of AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold separately) is
recommended when using the camera
continuously for prolonged periods of time and
when connecting to a computer.
2
Open the terminal cover, and
connect the compact power
adapter's DC plug into the
camera's DC IN terminal.
Be sure that the camera is turned off
before connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter.
1
Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter, and then
plug the other end into the power
outlet.
To a power outlet
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z Please unplug the adapter from the power
outlet when you have finished using the
camera.
Please do not attempt to use any AC
adapter other than AC Adapter Kit ACK600
with your camera. Use of a different
adapter may result in damage to the
camera or to the adapter kit.
Appendix
Using the Lenses (Sold Separately)
The camera supports use of the separately sold
Wide Converter WC-DC52, Tele-converter
TC-DC52A and Close-up Lens 250D (52 mm).
In order to attach any of these lenses, you also
need to use the separately sold Conversion
Lens Adapter LA-DC52D.
z When attaching the wide converter, teleconverter or close-up lens, be sure to
screw it on securely. If they come loose
they may fall from the lens adapter,
posing risk of injury from shattered
glass.
z Never look into the sun or into strong
light through the wide converter, teleconverter or the close-up lens, as this
can result in blindness or impairment of
vision.
z If you use the flash when shooting with
the wide converter, the outer area of the
recorded image (especially lower right
corner) will come out relatively dark.
z When using the tele-converter, please
set the focal length to the telephoto end.
At other zoom settings, the image will
appear as if its corners have been cut
off.
z When using the wide converter, please
set the camera to the wide angle end.
z The wide converter blocks part of the
view through the viewfinder.
Wide Converter WC-DC52
Tele-converter TC-DC52A
This 52 mm-threaded diameter magnifying
conversion lens is for taking telephoto shots. The
lens changes the focal length of the camera body’s
lens by a factor of 1.75x.
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Appendix
Use this converter for taking wide-angle shots. The
wide converter changes the focal length of the
camera body’s lens by a factor of 0.7x (the thread
diameter is 52 mm.).
Appendix
Close-Up Lens 250D (52 mm)
This lens makes it easy to take macro shots. With
the camera set to Macro mode, you can use this
option to shoot subjects that are 4 to 16 cm (1.6 to
6.3 in.) away from the front of the lens at the wide
angle end, and 8 to 11 cm (3.2 to 4.3 in.) at the
telephoto end.
It is not possible to attach a lens hood or
filter to the wide converter or teleconverter.
Shooting Ranges in Macro Mode
Telephoto
End
Wide Angle
End
Distance
between Front
of the Lens
and Subject
Field Coverage
8 cm
(3.2 in.)
45 × 34 mm
(1.8 × 1.3 in.)
11 cm
(4.3 in.)
55 × 41 mm
(2.2 × 1.6 in.)
4 cm
(1.6 in.)
48 × 36 mm
(1.9 × 1.4 in.)
16 cm
(6.3 in.)
148 × 111 mm
(5.8 × 4.4 in.)
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52D
This separately sold adapter is required for
attaching the wide converter, tele-converter and
close-up lens (52 mm thread diameter).
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Appendix
4
Attaching a Lens
1
Be sure that the camera is turned
off.
2
Press the ring
release button and
hold it down, and
turn the ring in the
direction of the
arrow.
Ring Release Button
Align the z mark on the
conversion lens adapter with the
mark on the camera, and turn
the adapter in the direction of the
arrows as far as the mark on
the camera.
Ring
3
z To remove the conversion lens adapter, turn
the adapter in the opposite direction with
holding down the ring release button.
5
Set the lens on the
adapter, and
attach it securely
by turning it in the
indicated
direction.
Appendix
When the
mark on the
camera and the
mark on the ring
are aligned, lift off
the ring.
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Appendix
z Completely remove all dust and dirt from
conversion lenses with a lens blower
brush before use. The camera may
focus on any dirt that remains.
z Exercise due caution when handling the
lenses since it is easy to dirty them with
finger prints.
z Be careful not to drop the camera or
adapter when removing the ring.
z When shooting with these attachments,
please use the LCD monitor to compose
your shots. The attachments block part
of the view through the viewfinder, and
the area shown in the viewfinder does
not match the area of the shot that is
actually recorded. Also, the angle of
view cannot be confirmed in the
viewfinder.
z You should not shoot images in
mode when using these attachments.
Although it is possible to select this
mode at the camera, the PhotoStitch
software will not be able to stitch the
images together at the computer.
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Appendix
Camera Care and Maintenance
Use the following procedures to clean the
camera body, lens, viewfinder, LCD monitor
and other parts.
Camera
Body
: Wipe the camera body with a soft
cloth or eyeglass lens wiper.
Lens
: First use a lens blower brush to
remove dust and dirt, then remove
any remaining dirt by wiping the
lens lightly with a soft cloth.
z Never use synthetic cleansers on
the camera body or lens. If dirt
remains, contact the closest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk as listed on the separate
Canon Customer Support leaflet.
Never use water, paint thinner, benzene,
or detergents to clean the camera, as
these may cause damage or deformation.
Appendix
: Use a lens blower brush to remove
dust and dirt. If necessary, gently
wipe the viewfinder and LCD
monitor with a soft cloth or an
LCD
eyeglass lens wiper to remove
Monitor,
Viewfinder stubborn dirt.
z Never rub or press forcefully on
the LCD monitor. These actions
may damage it or lead to other
problems.
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.
PowerShot A95
Camera Effective Pixels
Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor
1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 5.3 million)
Lens
7.8 (W) – 23.4 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 38 (W) – 114 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) – f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
Approx. 4.1x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx.
118,000 pixels
AF System
TTL autofocus
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center/Any position is
available)
Normal: 45 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity
Shooting Distance
Macro: 5 – 45 cm (2.0 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W) / 25 – 45 cm (9.8 in. – 1.5 ft.) (T)
(from the front of the lens) Manual Focus: 5 cm (2.0 in.) – infinity (W) / 25 cm (9.8 in.) – infinity (T)
Shutter
Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
15 – 1/2000 sec.
z The shutter speed range varies according to shooting modes.
z Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Light Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center/AF-point)
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Specifications
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure
control
Exposure Compensation
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White Balance
Auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or
Fluorescent H) or custom
Built-in Flash
Auto*, on*, off
* Red-eye reduction available
Flash Range
Normal: 45 cm – 4.4 m (1.5 – 14 ft.) (W), 45 cm – 2.5 m (1.5 – 8.2 ft.) (T)
Macro: 25 – 45 cm (9.8 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W/T) (when sensitivity is set to Auto)
Shooting Modes
Auto
Creative zone: Program, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority, Manual,
Custom
Image zone: Portrait, Landscape, Night scene, Fast shutter, Slow shutter,
Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids
& Pets and Night Snapshot), Stitch assist and Movie
Continuous Shooting
High-Speed continuous shooting: Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Standard continuous shooting: Approx 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/Fine mode, LCD monitor off).
Self-timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay
PC-controlled Shooting
Available (USB connection only. Exclusive software program is included in
the camera kit.)
Recording Media
CompactFlashTM (CF) card (Type I)
(W): Wide angle (T): Telephoto
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Appendix
Exposure Control System
Specifications
File Format
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format
Still images: JPEG (Exif 2.2)*1,
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
Compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Still
Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels Medium 1: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Images Medium 2: 1600 x 1200 pixels Small: 640 x 480 pixels
Number of
Recording Pixels
640 x 480 pixels (30 sec.)
320 x 240 pixels (3 min.)
Movies 160 x 120 pixels (3 min.)
The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.
( : 10 frames/sec.,
: 15 frames/sec.)
Playback Modes
Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified
(approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor), Auto play or Sound memos (up to 60
sec.).
Direct Print
Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge
compatible
Display Languages
14 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French,
Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese,
Russian, Portuguese and Japanese)
My Camera Settings
The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and selftimer sound can be customized using the following methods:
1.Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera.
2.Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface
USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
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Specifications
Power Source
AA-size alkaline batteries (included in the camera kit)
AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries NB4-200 (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK600 (sold separately)
Operating Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating Humidity
10 – 90%
Dimensions
101.1 x 64.6 x 34.7 mm (4.0 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.) (excluding protrusions)
Weight
Approx. 235 g (8.3 oz.) (camera body only)
*1 This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality
prints.
Appendix
143
Specifications
Battery Performance
Number of Shots
Based
LCD
on the
Monitor
CIPA
standard Off
AA Alkaline
Batteries
(included with
the camera)
AA NiMH
Batteries
(NB-2AH (fully
charged))
• The included memory card is used.
• The LCD monitor is turned on for the CIPA
standard.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback
Time
Approx.
Approx.
Approx.
140 shots 500 shots 280 min.
Approx.
Approx.
Approx.
400 shots 1000 shots 360 min.
* The actual figures will vary according to the shooting
condition and settings.
Test Conditions
Shooting:
Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6
°F), normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%),
alternating wide angle end and telephoto end
shots at 30 second intervals with the flash fired
once every two shots and the camera power
turned off after every tenth shot. Power is left off
for a sufficient amount of time*, then the power is
turned back on and the testing procedure is
repeated.
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Playback:
Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6
°F), normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%),
continuous playback at 3 seconds per image.
z For information on handling batteries, see
Proper Battery Handling (p. 15).
Specifications
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities
(Recordable Images)
CF card included with the camera
FC-32MH FC-64M FC-128M
L
M1
M2
S
FC512MSH
198
354
709
308
552
1096
491
879
1736
1893
3125
5209
743 sec.
1453 sec.
3906 sec.
L (Large)
2592 x 1944 pixels
M1 (Medium 1)
2048 x 1536 pixels
M2 (Medium 2)
1600 x 1200 pixels
S (Small)
640 x 480 pixels
640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240 pixels
160 x 120 pixels
Appendix
Movie
11
24
49
21
43
88
43
88
176
18
38
76
33
68
137
67
136
274
30
61
122
54
109
219
107
217
435
119
241
482
195
393
788
336
676
1355
45 sec. 92 sec. 186 sec.
91 sec. 183 sec. 368 sec.
241 sec. 486 sec. 973 sec.
FC256MH
99
177
355
154
276
548
246
440
868
962
1563
2720
374 sec.
735 sec.
1954 sec.
z Some CF cards are not sold in some regions.
z The maximum movie clip length is : 30 sec.,
: 3 min.* or : 3 min.. The times shown are
the maximum continuous recording times.
* When using a 64 MB or higher capacity CF
card.
z (Superfine), (Fine) and (Normal) indicate
the compression setting.
z L (Large), M1 (Medium 1), M2 (Medium 2), S
(Small), ,
and
indicate the recording
resolution.
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Specifications
Image File Size (Estimated)
NiMH Battery NB-2AH
Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery
NB4-200 set and the Battery/Charger Kit CBK4-200.
L
(2592 x 1944 pixels)
2503 KB 1395 KB 695 KB
M1
(2048 x 1536 pixels)
1602 KB 893 KB
445 KB
M2
(1600 x 1200 pixels)
1002 KB 558 KB
278 KB
249 KB
84 KB
S
(640 x 480 pixels)
(640 x 480 pixels)
Movie
(320 x 240 pixels)
(160 x 120 pixels)
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150 KB
660 KB/sec.
330 KB/sec.
120 KB/sec.
Type
Nominal
Voltage
Typical
Capacity
Cycle Life
Operating
Temperatures
Rechargeable nickel metal hydride
battery
1.2 V DC
2300 mAh (min.: 2150 mAh)
Approx. 300 times
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Dimensions Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.6 in.)
Length: 50 mm (2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 29 g (1.0 oz.)
Specifications
Battery Charger CB-4AH/CB-4AHE
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500
Supplied with the separately sold Battery and
Charger Kit CBK4-200.
(Supplied with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit
ACK600.)
Rated Input
Rated
Output
Charging
Time
Operating
Temperatures
Dimensions
Weight
*1
*2
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz), 10W
565 mA*1, 1275 mA*2
Approx. 250 min.*1,
Approx. 110 min.*2
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
65.0 × 105.0 × 27.5 mm
(2.6 × 4.1 × 1.1 in.)
Approx. 95 g (3.4 oz.) (body only)
To charge four NB-2AH NiMH batteries
To charge two NB-2AH NiMH batteries loaded one at
each end of the battery charger
100 – 240 V AC (50/60 Hz),
16 VA (100V) – 26 VA (240V)
Rated Output 4.3 V DC/1.5 A
Operating
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Temperatures
42.5 × 104.4 × 31.4 mm
Dimensions (1.7 × 4.1 × 1.2 in.)
Approx. 180 g (6.3 oz.) (body
Weight
only)
Rated Input
CompactFlashTM Card
Appendix
Card slot type Type 1
Dimensions 36.4 × 42.8 × 3.3 mm
(1.4 × 1.7 × 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.)
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Specifications
Wide Converter WC-DC52 (Sold Separately)
Approx. 0.7x (35 mm film
Magnification equivalent at wide angle end:
approx. 26.6 mm)
Focusing
Range
(from front of
lens)
Approx. 0.5 cm (0.2 in.) – infinity
(when mounted on PowerShot
A95, at wide angle end with using
the Macro mode)
Thread
Diameter
52 mm standard filter thread
(Conversion Lens Adapter
LA-DC52D is required when
mounted on PowerShot A95.)
Dimensions
Diameter: 55.7 mm (2.2 in.)
Length: 23.7 mm (0.9 in.)
Weight
Approx. 74 g (2.6 oz.)
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Close-up Lens 250D 52 mm (Sold
Separately)
Focal Length
Focusing
Range
(from front of
lens)
Thread
Diameter
Dimensions
Weight
250 mm
4 – 16 cm (1.6 – 6.3 in.) (W)
8 – 11 cm (3.2 – 4.3 in.) (T)
(when mounted on PowerShot
A95 with using the Macro mode)
52 mm standard filter thread
(Conversion Lens Adapter
LA-DC52D is required when
mounted on PowerShot A95)
Diameter: 54 mm (2.1 in.)
Length: 10.2 mm (0.4 in.)
Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz.)
Specifications
Tele-converter TC-DC52A (Sold
Separately)
Approx. 1.75x (35 mm film
Magnification equivalent at telephoto end:
approx. 200 mm)
Focusing
Approx. 2.2 m (Approx. 7.2 ft.) –
Range
infinity
(from front of (when mounted on PowerShot
lens)
A95, at telephoto end)
52 mm standard filter thread
Thread
(Conversion Lens Adapter
Diameter
LA-DC52D is required when
mounted on PowerShot A95)
Diameter: 55.2 mm (2.2 in.)
Dimensions
Length: 49.3 mm (1.9 in.)
Weight
Approx. 86 g (3.0 oz.)
Thread
Diameter
52 mm standard filter thread
Dimensions
Diameter: 55.6 mm (2.2 in.)
Length: 36.6 mm (1.4 in.)
Weight
Approx. 14 g (0.5 oz.)
Appendix
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52D
(Sold Separately)
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Photo Tips and Information
This section offers photography tips.
z Tip for Using the Self-timer (p. 46)
Normally, the camera shakes a little when you
press the shutter button.
Setting the self-timer to
delays the shutter
release for two seconds and allows the camera
to stop shaking, thus preventing a blurred image.
Even better results can be obtained by placing
the camera on a fixed, stable surface or by fixing
the camera onto a tripod.
z To Shoot a Night Scene without a Subject
(p. 39)
To shot a night scene without any subject in the
foreground, set the flash to .
(A night scene usually consists of light sources in
the night. When shooting with the flash, the light
of the flash will washout these lights, so it is
better to turn the flash off.)
This mode uses a slow shutter speed so always
use a tripod to prevent camera shake.
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z Advanced Technique for the Macro Mode
(p. 45)
Macro mode can make unique images when
used with the zoom function. For example,
shooting a flower at maximum wide angle in
Macro mode allows the camera to bring both the
flower and the background into focus. However,
shooting at maximum telephoto can throw the
background out of focus to make the flower stand
out.
Macro with the wide
angle zoom
Macro with the
telephoto zoom
z How to Adjust the Exposure (p. 85)
This camera automatically adjusts the exposure
to shoot images with the optimal brightness.
However, recorded images may sometimes be
brighter or darker than the actual image
depending on the shooting conditions. If this
happens, adjust the exposure compensation
manually.
Photo Tips and Information
Underexposure
The whole recorded image
is dark, which makes white
elements of the image
appear gray. Shooting
bright subjects or in backlit
conditions may cause the
image to be underexposed.
Adjust the exposure compensation towards the +
end.
Optimal Exposure
ISO 50 equivalent
ISO 400 equivalent
Appendix
Overexposure
The whole recorded image
is bright, which makes
black elements of the
image appear gray.
Shooting dark subjects or
in dark places may cause
the image to be
overexposed. Adjust the
exposure compensation towards the - end.
z ISO Speed (p. 89)
The ISO speed is the numeric representation of
the camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the
ISO speed, the higher the sensitivity. A high ISO
speed allows you to shoot images in dark indoor
or outdoor conditions without a flash and also
helps prevent blurred images due to camera
shake. This is convenient when shooting images
in places where flash photography is prohibited.
The ISO speed setting makes full use of the
available light, resulting in images that convey
the feel of the place they were shot.
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INDEX
A
AC Adapter Kit ..................................................134
AF Frame ...........................................................81
Aperture Value ...................................................79
Aperture-Priority AE ...........................................79
Auto Mode ..........................................................34
Auto Play ............................................................99
A/V Out Terminal ..............................................117
B
Batteries
Battery Cover ...............................................15
Charge .........................................................15
Handling Precautions ...................................15
Installing .......................................................15
Low Status ...................................................17
Performance ..............................................144
Rechargeable Batteries .............................132
Status ...........................................................17
Beep .......................................................35, 71, 74
Black and White Mode .......................................90
C
Care ..................................................................139
CF Card ..............................................................18
CF Card Reader .........................................116
Downloading Images .................................116
Formatting ....................................................19
152
Handling ...................................................... 19
Installing ...................................................... 18
Recording Capacity ................................... 145
Slot Cover .................................................... 18
CompactFlash™ card .............................. 141, 147
Components ....................................................... 12
Compression ...................................................... 41
Computer System Requirements ..................... 109
Continuous Shooting .......................................... 48
Creative Zone .................................................... 76
Custom Settings ................................................. 94
D
Date/Time .......................................................... 21
Default Settings .......................................... 69 – 74
DIGITAL Terminal ...................................... 12, 111
Digital Zoom ....................................................... 47
Direct Transfer ................................................. 113
Display Modes ........................................... 26 – 30
Detailed ............................................... 26 – 29
Standard .............................................. 26 – 29
DPOF
Print Settings ............................................. 103
Transfer Order ........................................... 107
E
Erasing
All Images .................................................... 64
INDEX
Displayed Images ........................................37
Single Image ................................................64
Exposure
Aperture-Priority AE .....................................79
Compensation ..............................................85
Shutter-Speed Priority AE ............................77
White Balance ..............................................86
F
Fast Shutter ........................................................39
File No. Reset .............................................72, 118
File Numbers ..............................................72, 119
Flash ...................................................................43
Focal Length .............................135, 136, 148, 149
Focus
Lock .............................................................92
Manual .........................................................93
Format ................................................................19
I
Jump .................................................................. 60
L
Landscape Mode ............................................... 39
Language ........................................................... 22
LCD Monitor ............................................... 26 – 30
Lens ................................................................... 12
Close-Up Lens ........................................... 136
Conversion Lens Adapter .......................... 136
Tele-converter ........................................... 135
Wide Converter .......................................... 135
Light Metering
Center-Weighted Averaging ........................ 83
Evaluative .................................................... 83
Spot AE Point .............................................. 83
M
Macro Mode ....................................................... 45
Magnifying Images ............................................. 58
Maintenance .................................................... 139
Manual
Exposure ..................................................... 85
Focus ........................................................... 93
Shooting Mode ............................................ 80
Menu
FUNC ........................................................... 66
Playback ...................................................... 70
153
Appendix
Image Zone ........................................................39
Index Playback ...................................................59
Indicators ............................................................14
Information View .........................................26 – 30
Interface Cable ...........................................12, 111
ISO Speed ..........................................................89
J
INDEX
Rec. ..............................................................69
Selecting ......................................................66
Set up ...................................................71 – 73
Messages ...............................................124 – 125
Microphone .........................................................12
Mode Dial .....................................................39, 76
Movie
Editing ..........................................................61
Playback ......................................................60
Shooting .......................................................56
My Camera
Menu ............................................................74
Registering .................................................121
Settings ......................................................121
N
Night Scene Mode ..............................................39
O
Operation Sound ..................71, 74, 121, 122, 142
P
Photo Effect ........................................................90
PictBridge compliant printers ............................101
Playback
Auto Play ......................................................99
Index Playback .............................................59
Jumping .......................................................60
154
LCD Monitor ................................................ 28
Magnifying Images ...................................... 58
Movies ......................................................... 60
Rotating ....................................................... 97
Single Image Playback ................................ 58
Portrait Mode ..................................................... 39
Postcard Print Mode .......................................... 54
Power On/Off ............................................. 31 – 32
Power Saving ..................................................... 31
Power Source .................................................... 31
AC Adapter ................................................ 134
Rechargeable Batteries ............................. 132
Printing ............................................................. 101
Print Style .................................................. 105
Resetting ................................................... 106
Selecting Images ............................. 103 – 104
Settings ...................................................... 103
Print/Share Button .............................. 13, 101, 114
Program AE ....................................................... 77
Protect .............................................................. 100
R
Recordable Images .......................................... 145
Red-eye Reduction ............................................ 44
Resetting the Settings to Default ....................... 75
Resolution .......................................................... 41
Ring Release Button .......................................... 12
Rotate ................................................................ 97
INDEX
S
Stitch Assist Mode ............................................. 49
Framing a Subject ....................................... 49
Shooting ...................................................... 50
Strap .................................................................. 13
T
Telephoto ........................................................... 34
Transfer (Direct) ............................................... 113
Transfer Order
Reset ......................................................... 106
Selecting Images ....................................... 107
Troubleshooting ..................................... 126 – 131
V
Video System ..................................................... 73
Viewfinder .......................................................... 13
Autofocus range .......................................... 36
Volume ............................................................... 71
W
WAVE Files .................... 28, 98, 99, 123, 125, 142
White Balance .................................................... 86
Wide angle ......................................................... 34
Z
Zoom .................................................................. 47
155
Appendix
Self-timer ............................................................46
Sound ...........................................................74
Shooting .......................................................34, 66
Reviewing an Image ....................................37
Switching from Playback Mode ....................32
TV Set ........................................................117
Shooting Mode .................................................159
Dial ...............................................................14
Functions Available ....................................159
Shutter
Shutter-Speed Priority AE ............................77
Sound ...........................................................74
Speed ...........................................................77
Volume .........................................................72
Shutter Button ....................................................34
Pressing Fully ..............................................35
Pressing Halfway .........................................34
Single Image Playback .......................................58
Slow Shutter .......................................................39
Sound Memos ....................................................98
Speaker ..............................................................12
Special Scene Mode ..........................................51
Specifications .........................................140 – 143
Start-up
Image ...........................................................74
Sound ...........................................................74
FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1099)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cables with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits
in Subject B of Part 15 on the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications
should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
Canadian Radio Interference Regulations
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Réglementation canadienne sur les interférences radio
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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MEMO
Appendix
157
MEMO
158
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each Shooting mode.
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S
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159
Appendix
Large
Medium 1
Medium 2
Resolu- Small
tion
Postcard Print
Movie
Movie
Movie
Superfine
ComFine
pression
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Appendix
The default for the settings changed by the menu and button operations can be restored all at once except for
[Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] (p. 75).
(1) The default setting of the flash for the [Foliage] and [Fireworks] options is [Off].
The following functions cannot be set in the [Fireworks] mode.
- The [Auto] and [On] setting of the flash
- Red-eye reduction function
- AF-assist beam
- AF frame selection
- Macro mode
- AF lock
- Manual focus
The following functions cannot be set in the [Kids&Pets] mode.
- Macro mode
- AF frame selection
(2) When using the digital zoom, AF frame is set to [Center].
(3) Cannot be adjusted when the AF frame is set to [AiAF].
(4) Cannot be adjusted when the photo effect is set to [Sepia] or [B/W].
(5) The white balance is set to [AUTO].
(6) Settings automatically set by the camera.
(7) ISO [AUTO] cannot be selected.