ENGLISH The Components Guide Preparations Shooting Photo of PowerShot A460 Playback/Erasing Menus and Settings Printing Downloading Images to a Computer Basic Camera User Guide Please Read This First This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features. CDI-E268-010 © 2007 CANON INC. PRINTED IN CHINA Flowchart and Reference Guides The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary according to the flowchart below. For information on included items and items sold separately System Map The Components Guide Preparations • Installing the batteries and memory card • Setting the date, time and language Shooting Playback/Erasing Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) • Read this first. Menus and Settings Handling precautions, references to the various shooting and playback functions Printing • Installing the software • Downloading images to a computer • Using the software You may not be able to achieve the full performance of this camera with the included memory card. Advanced Camera User Guide Direct Print User Guide Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) Software Starter Guide ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser Software User Guide • PDF manuals available on the Canon website. http://web.canon.jp/ Imaging/informatione.html In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is called the Basic Guide, and the Advanced Camera User Guide is called the Advanced Guide. The Components Guide Front View def b c g h a i j The Components Guide Attaching the Wrist Strap a Wrist Strap Mount b Speaker c Flash (p. 13) d AF-assist Beam (Advanced Guide p. 20) e Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 14) f Self-Timer Lamp (p. 16) g Microphone (Advanced Guide p. 54) h Viewfinder Window (Advanced Guide p. 17) i A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (Advanced Guide p. 62) j Lens In order to avoid dropping the camera, wear the wrist strap when using the camera. 1 Back View a b c d e f g h i aLCD Monitor (Advanced Guide p. 12) bViewfinder (Advanced Guide p. 17) cDIGITAL Terminal (p. 27) dDC IN (power input) Terminal (Advanced Guide p. 89) eTerminal Cover fMemory Card Slot / Battery Cover Lock (p. 5) gMemory Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 5) hDate Battery Cover (Advanced Guide p. 92) iTripod Socket The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for protection against scratches during shipment. If so, remove the film before using the camera. 2 Controls a b c d i j ef g h a Indicators (p. 4) b Mode Dial (pp. 8, 18) c Shutter Button (p. 8) d Power Button (p. 8) e DISP. (Display) Button (Advanced Guide p. 12) f MENU Button (p. 21, Advanced Guide p. 19) g FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 20, Advanced Guide p. 18) h (Print/Share) Button (pp. 22, 30) i (Macro)/ (Infinity)/ Button (p. 15) j (Telephoto while shooting) / (Magnify in playback mode)/ Button (p. 12, Advanced Guide p. 50) k (Flash)/ Button (p. 13) l (Wide Angle while shooting) / (Single Image Erase) / Button (p. 12, p. 19, Advanced Guide p. 28) The Components Guide k l 3 Indicators The camera indicators will light or blink under the following conditions. Never do the following while the indicator blinks green. These actions may corrupt image data. • Shake or jolt the camera • Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery cover • Upper Indicator Green: Ready to shoot (camera beeps twice)/when connected to a computer Blinking Green: During camera startup/image recording/reading/ erasing/transferring (when connected to a computer/printer) Orange: Ready to shoot (flash on) Blinking Orange:Ready to shoot (camera shake warning), charging flash • Lower Indicator Yellow: Macro mode/Infinity mode Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (camera beeps once) 4 Preparations 1. Installing the batteries. 1. Slide the memory card slot/battery cover lock (a) and press down while opening the cover (b). 2. Insert the batteries. Positive end (+) Negative end (–) a Î See the Advanced Guide: Battery Handling (p. 83). 2. Inserting the Memory Card. Preparations b 1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 2. Close the memory card slot/battery cover (a), pressing down and sliding it until it clicks into place (b). Back a b Ensure that the memory card is correctly oriented before inserting it in the camera. It may damage the camera, or the camera may not recognize the card, if it is inserted incorrectly. Î See the Advanced Guide: Handling the Memory Card (p. 85). Î See the Advanced Guide: Formatting Memory Cards (p. 25). 5 To Remove the Memory Card Push the memory card with your finger until the memory card clicks and then release it. You can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. 6 First Time Settings Setting the Date/Time a b c Preparations 1. Press the power button (a). 2. Use the or button to select an item and the or button to change its value (b). 3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press the FUNC./SET button (c). The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 21). The date/time setting screen will appear when the camera power is turned on for the first time, or when the capacity of the lithium date battery is depleted. Î See the Advanced Guide: Replacing the Date Battery (p. 92). Setting the Display Language 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback) (p. 18). 2. Hold down the FUNC./SET button and press the MENU button. 3. Use the , , or button to select a language and press the FUNC./SET button. The display language can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 21). 7 Shooting 1. Press the power button. Power Button The start-up sound will play and the start-up image will display in the LCD monitor. • Pressing the power button again turns the power off. • Pressing the power button while pressing and holding the DISP. button will turn on the mute setting which will DISP. Button mute all sounds except for warning sounds. Î See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 12). Î See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 17). Î See the Advanced Guide: Set up Menu (p. 21). 2. Turn the mode dial to (Auto). 3. Aim the camera at the subject. 4. Focus and shoot. 1. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. When the camera focuses, the camera beeps twice and the indicator lights green (orange when using the flash). Also, the AF frame appears in green on the LCD monitor at the point where the camera is focused. Indicators 8 2. Press the shutter button fully to shoot. The shutter sound will play and the image will record. The indicator will blink green while the image is recorded to the memory card. Î See Indicators (p. 4). Î See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods available. Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting Î See the Advanced Guide: Review (p. 20). Î See Erasing (p. 19). Shooting After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds. You can continue to display images regardless of the review duration setting with the following procedures. • Keeping the shutter button pressed after a shot. • Pressing the FUNC./SET or DISP. button while the image is displayed in the LCD monitor. To stop displaying the image, press the shutter button halfway. 9 Selecting a Shooting Mode 1. Turn the mode dial to the desired mode (a). , or modes 1.Press the FUNC./SET button (b). 2.Select a shooting mode using the 3.Press the FUNC./SET button (d). or button (c). a c bd Shooting Modes The camera automatically selects settings. Auto Manual Allows you to select settings yourself, such as the exposure compensation, white balance, My Colors or ISO speed. Manual Super Macro Allows you to approach closer than in Macro mode to take larger close-ups. At maximum wide angle, the distance from the end of the lens to the subject can range from 1 – 5 cm (0.3 – 2.0 in.). Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 28) 10 Portrait Produces a soft effect when photographing people. Kids&Pets Special Scene Allows you to capture subjects that move around, such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities. Foliage Shoots trees and leaves—such as new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms— in vivid colors. Movie Allows you to take snapshots of people against twilight or night backgrounds by reducing the effects of camera shake even without using a tripod. Indoor Prevents camera shake and maintains the subject's true color when shooting under fluorescent or tungsten lighting. Snow Shoots without a blue tinge and without making people appear dark against a snowy background. Fireworks Captures fireworks in the sky sharply and at optimal exposure. Shooting Beach Shoots without making people appear dark near water or sand where reflected sunlight is strong. Night Snapshot Shoots a movie when you press the shutter button. You can set it to the (Standard) or (Compact) mode, which is convenient for email attachments. Î See the Advanced Guide (p. 32). • The shutter speed is slow in mode. Always use a tripod to avoid camera shake. • In , or mode, the ISO speed may increase and cause noise in the image depending on the scene being shot. • In mode, shoot with the subject more than 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the front of the lens. 11 Using the Zoom 1. Press the or button. You can adjust the zoom for the following focal lengths in 35mm film equivalent terms. PowerShot A460: 38 – 152 mm PowerShot A450: 38 – 122 mm Telephoto: Zooms in on the subject. Wide Angle: Zooms out from the subject. 12 Using the Flash 1. Press the button to cycle through flash settings. (Auto) (On) (Off) Î See Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function (p. 14). Î See Setting the Slow Synchro Function (p. 14). The option cannot be set in (Auto) mode. Shooting Î See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 112). Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 10). You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached to a tripod or other device if the camera shake warning icon ( ) appears. When the LCD monitor is on and flash recharging begins, the indicator blinks orange and the LCD monitor turns off. When recharging ends, the indicator turns off and the LCD monitor turns on. The time required for flash recharging will change depending on usage conditions and remaining battery power. 13 Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function You can set whether the camera automatically fires the red-eye reduction* lamp when the flash fires. * This function reduces the red appearance of eyes when they reflect light back from the flash. 1. (Rec.) Menu (Red-Eye) [On]*/[Off]. Î See Menus and Settings (p. 21). * Default setting. Setting the Slow Synchro Function The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds. This reduces the chance that only the background will appear dark when a person is shot against a twilight background or night scene, or when an interior shot is taken. 1. (Rec.) Menu (Slow Synchro) [On]/[Off]*. Î See Menus and Settings (p. 21). * Default setting. Slow Synchro cannot be set in (Auto) mode. When [Slow Synchro] is set to [On], camera shake may become a factor. Use of a tripod is recommended. 14 Shooting Close-ups (Macro)/Infinity Shots 1. Press the / button. To cancel the macro mode, press the or display. button to turn off the Î See the Advanced Guide: Shooting Magnified Close-Ups (Super Macro) (p. 28) Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. Infinity Shooting Macro Image Area at Minimum Focusing Distance from End of Lens to Subject • Maximum wide angle setting: 53 x 40 mm (2.0 x 1.5 in.) Minimum focusing distance: 5 cm (2.0 in.) (PowerShot A460) • Maximum telephoto setting: 66 x 50 mm (2.6 x 2.0 in.) Minimum focusing distance: 25 cm (9.8 in.) (PowerShot A450) • Maximum telephoto setting: 77 x 58 mm (3.0 x 2.3 in.) Minimum focusing distance: 25 cm (9.8 in.) Use this mode when the distance from the end of the lens to the subject is 3 m (9.8 ft.) or greater. • Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode since images composed with the viewfinder may be off-center. • Confirm that you are within range when using the builtin flash (Advanced Guide p. 96). The mode cannot be set in (Auto) mode. Î See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 112). Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 10). 15 Using the Self-Timer 1. FUNC. Menu * (Drive Mode) / / . Î See Menus and Settings (p. 20). * Default setting. • When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer lamp will blink. When using red-eye reduction, the self-timer lamp will blink and then stay lit for the last 2 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, follow step 1 and select . 10 sec. Self-Timer: Shoots 10 sec. after you press the shutter button. • 2 sec. before the shutter releases, the self-timer sound and lamp will speed up. 2 sec. Self-Timer: Shoots 2 sec. after you press the shutter button. • The self-timer sound beeps quickly when you press the shutter button and the shutter releases 2 sec. later. Custom Timer: You can change the delay time (0–10*1, 15, 20, 30 sec.) and number of shots (1–10*2) (p. 17). • When [Delay] is set to 2 or more sec., the self-timer sound begins to beep 2 sec. before the shutter releases. When [Shots] is set higher than 1, the self-timer sound only beeps before the first shot. *1 Default setting. *2 Default setting is 3 shots. This setting cannot be set in some shooting modes. Î See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 112). Î See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 10). 16 Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots ( ) 1. FUNC. Menu (Drive Mode) (Custom Timer). Î See Menus and Settings (p. 20). 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Select [Delay] or [Shots] using the change the settings using the or the FUNC./SET button. or button and button, then press Shooting If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the following occurs. - The exposure and white balance are locked at the settings selected for the first shot. - If the flash is used, the interval between shots lengthens because the flash must charge. - The interval between shots may lengthen when the built-in memory of the camera fills. - Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card becomes full. 17 Playback 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback) (a). The last recorded image will display. a If you have played back images between shooting sessions however, the last image viewed will display (Resume Playback) instead of the last recorded image. If the memory card has been switched, or the b images on the memory card have been edited with a computer, the newest image on the memory card appears. 2. Use the or to view (b). button to display the image you wish Use the button to move to the previous image and the button to move to the next image. Holding the button down advances the images more rapidly, but shows them less clearly. Î See the Advanced Guide for the various playback methods available. 18 Erasing 1. In the playback mode, use the or button to select an image to button erase (a) and press the (b). a b c 2. Confirm that [Erase] is selected and press the FUNC./SET button (c). To exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel]. Î See the Advanced Guide: Erasing All Images (p. 63). Playback/Erasing Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. 19 Menus and Settings Settings for the shooting, playback or print modes or such camera settings as the date/time and sounds are set using the FUNC., Rec., Play, Print or Set up menu. FUNC. Menu This menu sets many of the common shooting functions. a b e c •This example shows the FUNC. menu in d mode. aTurn the mode dial to , , or . bPress the FUNC./SET button. cUse the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. dUse the or button to select an option for the menu item. • You can select further options with the MENU button for some options. • After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again, allowing you to adjust the settings easily. ePress the FUNC./SET button. Î See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 20). 20 Rec., Play, Print and Set up Menus Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with these menus. (Rec.) Menu (Set up) Menu a e b You can switch between menus with the or button when this part is selected. c d •This example shows the Rec. menu when in mode. • In playback mode, the Play, Print and Set up menus display. Menus and Settings a Press the MENU button. b Use the or button to switch between menus. • You can also use the zoom lever to switch between menus. c Use the or button to select a menu item. • Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes. d Use the or button to select an option. • Menu items followed by an ellipsis (...) can only be set after pressing the FUNC./SET button to display the next menu. Press the FUNC./SET button again to confirm the setting. e Press the MENU button. Î See the Advanced Guide: Menu List (p. 20). 21 Printing Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer*1 with a cable and simply press the button on the camera. 1. Connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer and turn on the printer’s power. Canon Brand Printers Compact Photo Printers *2 (SELPHY Series) Camera Interface Cable PIXMA Series Bubble Jet Printers *1 Since this camera uses a standard protocol (PictBridge), you can use it with other PictBridge-compliant printers in addition to Canon-brand printers. *2 You can also use the CP-10/CP-100/CP-200/CP-300 card photo printers. 22 2. Turn on the power in playback mode and confirm that , or is displayed in the upper left of the LCD monitor (a). • The button will light blue. • The displayed icon will vary according to the printer model. • will display for movies. 3. Select an image to print using the and press the The or button (b) button (c). button will blink blue and printing will start. a b c Î See the Advanced Guide: Setting the DPOF Print Settings (p. 64). Î See the Direct Print User Guide. Î See the user guide for your printer. Printing 23 Downloading Images to a Computer The following methods can be used to download images recorded by the camera to a computer. Some methods, depending on the OS used, may not be available. Please read System Requirements (p. 25) in advance. Camera to Computer Connection Supplied Software Downloading Method OS Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista Mac OS X Install It Do Not Install It Computer Procedure Camera Procedure Computer Procedure z z z z z z z z – z z z Computer System Requirements • Basic Guide (p. 25) • Software Starter Guide Connecting the Camera to a Computer • Basic Guide (p. 27) • Basic Guide (p. 27) Downloading Images to a Computer • Basic Guide (pp. 28, 29) • Software Starter Guide • Software Starter Guide Using a Memory Card Reader A memory card reader can be used with all the operating systems listed above. See the Software Starter Guide for details. 24 System Requirements Please install the software on a computer meeting the following minimum requirements. Windows Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 Windows XP (including Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2) Windows Vista Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports. CPU Windows 2000/Windows XP Windows Vista Pentium 500 MHz or higher Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher RAM Windows 2000/Windows XP Windows Vista 256 MB or more 512 MB or more Interface USB Free Hard Disk Space • Canon Utilities - ZoomBrowser EX - PhotoStitch • Canon Camera TWAIN Driver Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better 200 MB or more 40 MB or more 25 MB or more Macintosh OS Mac OS X (v10.3 – v10.4) Computer Model The above OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports. CPU PowerPC G3/G4/G5 or Intel processor RAM 256 MB or more Interface USB Free Hard Disk Space • Canon Utilities - ImageBrowser - PhotoStitch Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/32,000 Colors or better Downloading Images to a Computer OS 200 MB or more 40 MB or more 25 Preparing to Download Images Ensure that you install the software first before connecting the camera to the computer. Items to Prepare • Camera and computer • Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk supplied with the camera • Interface cable supplied with the camera 1. Install the software. 1. Place the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. 2. Click [Easy Installation]. Follow the onscreen messages to proceed. 3. When the installation is complete, click either the [Restart] or [Finish] button that appears. 4. Remove the CD-ROM from the drive when your normal desktop screen appears. The window to the right will appear when you double-click the icon in the CDROM. Select [Install] and follow the onscreen messages to proceed. 26 2. Connecting the camera to a computer. 1. Use the supplied interface cable to connect the computer’s USB port to the camera’s DIGITAL terminal. Slip your fingernail under the edge of the camera’s terminal cover, lift it open and plug the interface cable in all the way. USB Port DIGITAL Terminal Interface Cable 2. Turn the camera’s mode dial to (playback) and turn on the power. The camera and computer will be able to communicate. Downloading Images to a Computer Interface Cable Always grasp the sides of the connector when disconnecting the interface cable from the camera’s DIGITAL terminal. If the Digital Signature Not Found window appears, click [Yes]. The USB driver will automatically finish installing onto the computer when you attach the camera and open a connection. 27 Downloading Images to a Computer A window allowing you to set the preferences will appear when a connection is established between the camera and computer. 1. Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK] (first time only). If the window to the right does not appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs] or [Programs], followed by [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow], [PowerShot - IXY - IXUS - DV 6] and [CameraWindow]. 2. Download the images. • Download the images using the camera or the computer. • By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [Pictures] or [My Pictures] folder. Downloading Images Using the Camera (p. 30). Downloading Images Using a Computer. By default, all images that have yet to be downloaded will download. You can set the type of image to download and the destination folder. Thumbnails (small versions) of the downloaded images will display in the ZoomBrowser EX Main Window. By default, the downloaded images are saved into subfolders according to their shooting dates. 28 Downloading Images to a Computer The following window will appear when you establish a connection between the camera and computer. If it fails to appear, click the [Canon CameraWindow] icon on the Dock (the bar which appears at the bottom of the desktop). 1. Download the images. • Download the images using the camera or the computer. • By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [Pictures] folder. Downloading Images Using a Computer. By default, all images that have yet to be downloaded will download. You can set the type of image to download and the destination folder. Thumbnails (small versions) of the downloaded images will display in the ImageBrowser Browser Window. By default, the downloaded images are saved into folders according to their shooting dates. Downloading Images to a Computer Downloading Images Using the Camera (p. 30). 29 Downloading Images Using the Camera (Direct Transfer) 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. 26). 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. Transfers and saves to the computer only the DPOF Trans. Images images with DPOF Transfer settings (Advanced Guide p. 67). Select & Transfer Transfers and saves single images to the computer as you view and select them. Wallpaper Transfers and saves single images to the computer as you view and select them. The transferred images display as the background on the computer desktop. 1. Confirm that the Direct Transfer menu is displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. • The button will light blue. • Press the MENU button if the Direct Transfer menu fails to appear. All Images/New Images/DPOF Trans. Images 2. Select , or button. and press the • The images will download. The button will blink blue while downloading is in progress. The display will return to the Direct Transfer menu when the download is complete. • To cancel the download, press the FUNC./SET button. 30 Select & Transfer/Wallpaper 2. Select or , and press the FUNC./SET button). button (or the 3. Select images to download and press the button (or the FUNC./SET button). Only JPEG images can be downloaded as wallpaper for a computer. On the Windows platform, the files are automatically created as BMP images. 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. Downloading Images to a Computer • The images will download. The button will blink blue while downloading is in progress. • Images can also be selected during index playback (Advanced Guide p. 51). • Press the MENU button to return to the Direct Transfer menu. 31 MEMO 32 Safety Precautions Be sure to read, understand and follow the safety precautions below when using the camera, in order to prevent injury, burns or electrical shock to yourself and others. Be sure to also read the safety precautions listed in the Advanced Camera User Guide. Warnings • Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. • Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. • Avoid dropping or subjecting the camera to severe impacts. Do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged. • Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes. • Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. • Do not use batteries which are not specified for this camera. • The compact power adapter output terminals have been designed exclusively for this equipment. Do not use them for other products.
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