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ENGLISH
DIGITAL CAMERA
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Print/Transfer Settings
Shooting/Viewing Images on a TV Set
Customizing the Camera
Troubleshooting
Advanced Camera User Guide
CDI-E211-010
© 2006 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN CHINA
List of Messages
Appendix
Advanced
Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
Main Features
Shooting
zAutomatically adjusts
shooting settings to match
particular conditions
(Special Scene mode)
zChanges image colors to
create special effects
(Color Accent, Color Swap
modes)
z
Automatically detects
camera orientation with an
Intelligent Orientation sensor.
Playback
zPlays movies (
zAuto Play
Editing
with audio)
zEdits movies
z
Records sound memos for
still images.
Printing
zMakes printing easy with the Print/Share button
zAlso supports non-Canon brand PictBridge
compliant printers
Uses of Recorded Images
zEffortlessly transfer them to a computer with the Print/
Share button
This guide uses illustrations of the PowerShot A430.
Conventions Used in this Guide
Icons appearing below titles indicate the modes in which the
procedure can be used. In the example below, the mode dial can
be used in the following shooting modes.
•
(Manual)
•
(Special Scene)
•
* (Manual)
•
* (Super Macro)
•
* (Color Accent) •
* (Color Swap)
* Black square icons are modes in the FUNC. menu.
Switching between Focusing Modes
Shooting Mode
• See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 112).
In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is referred to as the
Basic Guide, and the Advanced Camera User Guide is referred to
as the Advanced Guide.
This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation.
This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic
operating procedures.
This icon appears for functions and notes that apply only to the
PowerShot A430.
You can use SD* memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera.
These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide.
* SD stands for Secure Digital, a copyright protection system.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when
used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable
for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories
(e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note
that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
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Table of Contents
Items marked with a
are lists or charts that summarize camera
functions or procedures.
Conventions Used in this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Handling Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Please Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Preventing Malfunctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide . . . . . .12
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using the Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Power Saving Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Menus and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Menu List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Formatting Memory Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
2
Changing the Recording Pixels and Compression (Still Images) 30
Magnified Close-Up Shooting (Super Macro). . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using the Digital Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Postcard Date Imprint Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using the Self-Timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Movie Shooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Changing the Colors and Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Switching between Focusing Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock). . . . . . . . . . . 47
Switching between Metering Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Adjusting the ISO Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Creating an Image Destination (Folder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Playback/Erasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Magnifying Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback). . . . . . . . . . . .59
Viewing Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Editing Movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Rotating Images in the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Attaching Sound Memos to Images. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Automated Playback (Auto Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Protecting Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Erasing All Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Print Settings/Transfer Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Setting the DPOF Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Shooting/Viewing Images on a TV set . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) . . . . 72
Changing My Camera Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
When the power is turned on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
LCD monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Shooting Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
TV monitor output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Direct print compatible printers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
List of Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Battery Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Replacing the Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Using Rechargeable Batteries (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . 91
Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately). . . . . . 93
Camera Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode . . . . . . . . . . .112
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Handling Precautions
Please Read
Test Shots
Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly
recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the
camera is operating and being operated correctly.
Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its
distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising
from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory
cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be
recorded in a way that is machine readable.
Warning Against Copyright Infringement
Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal
use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or
contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and
regulations. Please be advised that in certain cases the copying of
images from performances, exhibitions, or commercial properties
by means of a camera or other device may contravene copyright or
other legal rights even if the image was shot for personal use.
Warranty Limitations
This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If a
problem arises while the camera is in use abroad, please convey it
back to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim
to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the Canon
Limited Warranty supplied with your camera.
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Camera Body Temperature
If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body
may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when
operating the camera for an extended period.
About the LCD Monitor
The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels
operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may
occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Language Setting
Please see the Basic Guide (p. 3) to change the language setting.
Safety Precautions
zBefore using the camera, please ensure that you read and
understand the safety precautions described below. Always
ensure that the camera is operated correctly.
zThe 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.
zEquipment refers to the camera, battery, battery charger or
separately sold compact power adapter.
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Warnings
Equipment
z Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other
intense light sources that could damage your eyesight.
z Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants.
Accidental damage by a child could result in serious injury.
• Wrist strap: Placement of the strap around the child's neck could
result in asphyxiation.
• Memory card: It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs,
contact a doctor immediately.
z Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the
equipment that is not expressly described in this guide.
z To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not
touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
z Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke
or noxious fumes.
z Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or
become immersed in, water or other liquids. If the exterior
comes into contact with liquids or salt air, wipe it dry with a
soft, absorbent cloth.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock. Immediately turn the camera power off and remove the
camera battery or unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon
Customer Support Help Desk.
z Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine,
thinners or other flammable substances to clean or
maintain the equipment.
z Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power cord.
z Use only recommended power accessories.
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.
z Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet.
Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical
shock.
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Battery
z Do not place the battery near a heat source or expose it to
direct flame or heat.
z The battery should not be immersed in water or sea water.
z Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the
battery.
z Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe
impacts that could damage the casing.
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. In the event that a battery leaks and
the eyes, mouth, skin or clothing contact these substances,
immediately flush with water and seek medical assistance.
z Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter
from both the camera and the power outlet after recharging
or when they are not in use to avoid fire and other hazards.
z Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets,
bedding or cushions, on top of the battery charger while it
is charging.
Continued use over a long period may cause the units to overheat
and distort, resulting in fire.
z Please use Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and charger
recommended for use with these batteries.
z The compact power adapter are designed for exclusive use
with your camera. Do not use it with other products or
batteries.
There is a risk of overheating and distortion which could result in
fire or electrical shock.
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.
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Others
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 Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as
credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera
(PowerShot A430 only).
Such items may lose data or stop working.
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Cautions
Equipment
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 Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas.
z Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to
contact the charger terminals or plug.
Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other
damage.
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.
z Ensure that the battery charger is plugged into a power
outlet of the specified rating, not over the specified rating.
Do not use if the power cord or plug are damaged, or if not
fully plugged into the outlet.
z Do not use in locations with poor ventilation.
The above-mentioned can cause leakage, overheating or
explosion, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High
temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
z When not using the camera for extended periods of time,
remove the battery from the camera or battery charger and
store the equipment in a safe place.
Storing the camera for extended periods with batteries installed
will cause battery leakage and damage the camera.
Flash
z Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck
to the surface of the flash.
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. The
resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.
z Do not touch the surface of the flash after taking several
pictures in rapid succession.
Doing so could result in burns.
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Preventing Malfunctions
Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields
z 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
z When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold
temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the
equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it
adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it
from the bag.
Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures
may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external
and internal surfaces.
If Condensation Forms Inside the Camera
z Stop using the camera immediately.
Continued use may damage the equipment. Remove the memory
card and battery or compact power adapter from the camera and
wait until the moisture evaporates completely before resuming
use.
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Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide
Front View
Attaching the Wrist Strap
Power Button (Basic Guide p. 2)
Shutter Button (Basic Guide p. 4)
Speaker
Flash (Basic Guide p. 8)
Microphone (p. 62)
Viewfinder Window (p. 19)
A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (p. 71)
Wrist Strap Mount
AF-assist Beam (p. 24)
Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (Basic Guide p. 8)
Self-Timer Lamp (p. 35)
Lens
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Back View
Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide
LCD Monitor (p. 15)
Viewfinder (p. 19)
DIGITAL Terminal (Basic Guide p. 17)
DC Coupler Terminal (p. 90)
Terminal Cover
Coin Battery Holder (p. 89)
Tripod Socket
Memory Card Slot/Battery Cover (Basic Guide p. 1)
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Operation Panel
Indicator (p. 19)
DISP. (Display) Button (p. 15)
Mode Dial (Basic Guide p. 5)
MENU Button (p. 22)
FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 21)
(Print/Share) Button (Basic Guide p. 13)
(Telephoto) (when shooting)/
(Magnify) (when playing)/
S button (Basic Guide p. 8/pp. 32, 58)
(Macro)/
(Infinity)/ W button (Basic Guide p. 9)
(Flash)/ X button (Basic Guide p. 8)
(Wide Angle) (when shooting)/
(Single Image Erase)
(when playing)/ T button (Basic Guide pp. 8, 10, p. 32)
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Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Using the LCD Monitor
1
Press the DISP. button.
zThe display mode changes as follows with each press.
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
(
,
,
or
)
(
)
Standard
Standard
(No Information)
Detailed
Off
No Information
zIn the shooting modes, the shooting information displays for
approximately 6 sec. when changing modes, or when the or
/ button is pressed, regardless of the selected display mode.
z The LCD monitor on or off setting is remembered even after
the camera power is turned off.
z The LCD monitor does not shut off in the
(Super Macro),
(Color Accent),
(Color Swap),
(Stitch Assist) or
(Movie) mode.
z The LCD monitor will not switch to the detailed display in
the index playback mode (p. 59).
LCD Monitor Brightness
The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted to better suit the
shooting conditions.
You can change the brightness of the LCD monitor using the Set up
menu (p. 25).
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Detailed
(Information View)
Night Display
When shooting in dark conditions, the camera automatically
brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject*,
making it easier to frame the subject.
* The movements of the subject will appear irregular in the LCD monitor. The
recorded image, however, will not be affected. The brightness of the image
displayed in the monitor, and the brightness of the actual image recorded
will be different.
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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor
Shooting mode
* Spot Frame
Macro/Infinity (Basic Guide p. 9)
* AF Frame (p. 46)
* Low Battery (p. 85)
Zoom Magnification (p. 32)*
Flash (Basic Guide p. 8)
(Red) *
Movie Recording (p. 37)
Auto Rotate (p. 54)
Folder Creation (p. 55)
Grid Lines* (p. 24)
• Stills: Recordable Shots
• Movies: Remaining Time/
Elapsed Time
*
*
*
*
*
Shooting Mode (Basic Guide
p. 5/pp. 31, 37, 40, 51)
Exposure Compensation (p. 48)
Recording Pixels (p. 30)
ISO Speed (p. 53)
Compression (p. 30)
White Balance (p. 49)
Shooting Method (pp. 33, 35)
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate (Movie) (p. 39)
My Colors (p. 51)
Camera Shake Warning (p. 74)
*
* Appears even if the LCD monitor is set to Standard (No Information)
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z If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake icon
displays, it may indicate slow shutter speed due to
insufficient lighting. Increase the ISO speed (p. 53), select a
setting other than
(Flash off), or attach the camera to a
tripod or other device.
z During shooting, you can display a grid to help you
determine if your camera is level (p. 24).
Playback Mode
Standard
Folder Number-File Number
Recording Pixels (Still image) (p. 30)
Movie (p. 37)
Shooting Date/Time
WAVE Format Sound (p. 18)
Protection Status (p. 64)
Total number of images
Displayed image number
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Compression (Still image) (p. 30)
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Detailed
Shooting Mode (Basic Guide p. 6/
pp. 31, 37, 40, 51)
Exposure Compensation (p. 48)
White Balance (p. 49)
My Colors (p. 51)
Flash (Basic Guide p. 8)
ISO Speed (p. 53)
Metering Mode (p. 47)
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 39)
Macro/Infinity (Basic Guide p. 9)
Recording Time (Movie) (p. 37)
The following information may also be displayed with some images.
A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached, or the
file format is not recognized.
JPEG image not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System
Standards
RAW image
Unrecognized data type
Information for images shot on other cameras may not display
correctly.
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Using the Viewfinder
The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by turning the LCD
monitor off (p. 15) while shooting.
Viewfinder
Indicators
Never do the following while an indicator is lit. These actions
may corrupt image data.
- Shake or jolt the camera
- Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery
cover
zUpper Indicator
Green:
Blinking Green:
Ready to shoot
Image recording/reading/erasing/transferring
(when connected to a computer)
Orange:
Ready to shoot (flash on)
Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning)/
Flash is charging
zLower Indicator
Yellow:
Macro mode/infinity mode
Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty (camera beeps once)
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
The indicators light or blink under the following conditions.
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Power Saving Function
This camera is equipped with a power saving function. The power
will shut off in the following circumstances. Press the power button
again to restore power.
Shooting Mode
Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last
control is accessed on the camera. The LCD monitor
automatically turns off 1 minute* after the last control
is accessed even if [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off].
Press any button other than the power button (
or change the camera orientation with the Power Shot
A430) to turn the LCD monitor back on.
Playback Mode or
Powers down approximately 5 minutes after the last
Connected to a Printer control is accessed on the camera.
* Default Setting (time can be changed).
z The power saving function will not activate during Auto Play
or while the camera is connected to a computer.
z The power saving function settings can be changed (p. 26).
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Menus and Settings
Menus are used to set the shooting and playback settings as well
as such camera settings as the date/time and electronic beep. The
following menus are available.
zFUNC. Menu
zRec., Play, Print, Set up, and
My Camera Menus
FUNC. Menu
This menu sets many of the common shooting functions.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Set the camera to the shooting mode.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
Use the S or T button to select a menu item.
Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
Use the W or X button to select an option for the menu
item.
You can select further options with the MENU button for some
options.
After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to
shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again,
allowing you to adjust the settings easily.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
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Rec., Play, Print, Set up, and
Camera Menus
My
Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set
with these menus.
(Rec.) Menu
(Play) Menu
(Print) Menu
(Set up) Menu
(My Camera) Menu
You can switch
between menus with
the
button
when this part is
selected.
* This example shows the Rec. menu.
* In playback mode, the Play menu, Print menu, Set up menu, and
My Camera menu displays.
Press the MENU button.
Use the W or X button to switch between menus.
Use the S or T button to select menu items.
Some items may not be selectable in some shooting modes.
Use the W or X 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 or MENU button again to confirm
the setting.
Press the MENU button.
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Menu List
FUNC. Menu
Menu Item
Reference Page
Manual Mode
Manual
Basic p. 6
Super Macro
p. 31
Color Accent
p. 42
Color Swap
p. 43
Stitch Assist (Left to Right)
Special Scene Mode
p. 40
Basic p. 7
Movie Mode
p. 37
Exposure Compensation
p. 48
ISO Speed
p. 53
White Balance
p. 49
Drive Mode (Shooting Method)
Single
Continuous Shooting
p. 33
Self-Timer (10-sec.)
Self-Timer (2-sec.)
p. 35
Self-Timer (Custom)
My Colors
p. 51
Recording Pixels (Still Image)
p. 30
Compression (Stiil Image)
p. 30
Recording Pixels/Frame Rate (Movie)
p. 39
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Stitch Assist (Right to Left)
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Rec. Menu
*Default setting
Menu Item
AiAF
Options
On*/Off
Metering Mode
Reference
Page
p. 46
* Evaluative,
Center-Weighted Average,
Spot
AF-assist Beam On*/Off
p. 47
-
Digital Zoom
On/Off*
(On in standard movie mode.)
Review
Off/2*–10 seconds/Hold
Save Original
On/Off*
p. 45
Grid Lines*1
On/Off*
p. 24*1
Date Stamp
Off*/Date/Date & Time
p. 32
Basic p. 5
p. 34
*1 Allows you to display a grid (9 sections) on the LCD monitor to help in
determining the X- and Y-axis of the subject and composing the shot. The
grid lines will not be recorded in the image.
Play Menu
Menu Item
Reference Page
Auto Play
p. 64
Protect
p. 64
Rotate
p. 62
Erase All
p. 65
Sound Memo
Transfer Order
p. 62
p. 69
Print Menu
Menu Item
Print
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Reference Page
p. 66
Select Images & Qty.
p. 66
Select All Images
p. 67
Clear All Selections
p. 67
Print Settings
p. 68
Set up Menu
*Default setting
Menu Item
Mute
Volume
Options
Reference Page
On/Off*
Set to [On] to silence all sounds
except the warning that sounds when
the memory card slot/battery cover is
open while data is being saved onto
the memory card. (Basic Guide p. 2).
Off/1/2*/3/4/5
Adjusts the volume of the start-up,
operation, self-timer, shutter, and
playback sounds. The volume cannot
be adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On].
Adjusts the volume of the start-up
sound when the camera is turned on.
Operation Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the beeps that
sound when any button other than the
shutter button is pressed during
operation.
Selftimer Vol.
Adjusts the volume of the self-timer
sound played 2 sec. before the shutter
is released.
Shutter Volume
Adjusts the volume of the sound
played when the shutter releases. The
shutter sound does not play while a
movie is recording.
Playback Vol.
Adjusts the volume of movie sounds
and sound memos.
LCD Brightness –7 to 0 to +7*
Use the W or X button to adjust the
brightness. If you press the S or T
button, the display returns to the Set
up menu. You can check the
brightness in the LCD monitor while
you are adjusting the setting.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Start-up Vol.
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Power Saving
p. 20
Auto Power
Down
On*/Off
Display Off
10 sec./20 sec./ Sets the length of time before the LCD
30 sec./1 min.*/ monitor turns off when no camera
2 min./3min.
operation is performed.
Basic Guide (p. 2)
Date/Time
Format
File Number
Sets whether or not the camera
automatically powers down after a set
period of time elapses without the
camera being operated.
p. 29
Continuous*/
Auto Reset
p. 57
Create New
Folder
Check mark
(On)/No check
mark (Off)
Creates a folder for the next shooting
session.
Auto Create
Off*/Daily/
You can also set a creation time.
MondaySunday/Monthly
Create Folder
p. 55
On*/Off
p. 54
1 min.*/0 sec.
Adjusts the timing it takes for the lens
to retract after entering Playback
mode from Shooting mode.
Auto Rotate
Lens Retract
Basic Guide (p. 3)
Language
NTSC/PAL
p. 71
Auto*/
(PictBridge
connection)
See below*2
Video System
Print Method
Reset All
p. 28
*2 Allows you to switch the connection method of the printer. There is no
need to switch under normal circumstances, but when borderless printing
images taken in
(Wide) recording pixels on an entire side of wide size
paper with the SELPHY CP710/CP510 Canon Compact Photo Printer,
select
. This setting is remembered even after turning the power off, so
be sure to switch back to Auto when printing image sizes other than
.
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My Camera Menu
*Default setting
Menu Item
Options
Summary
Reference
Page
Off/On*
Select whether to display the set
start-up screen when the camera is
turned on
p. 72
Start-up
Sound
Off/On*
Select whether to play the set startup sound when the camera is turned
on.
p. 72
Operation
Sound
Off/On*
Select whether to activate operation
sounds when any button other than
the shutter button is pressed.
p. 72
Selftimer
Sound
Off/On*
Select whether to have a set sound
notify you 2 sec. before a self-timed
shooting.
p. 72
Shutter
Sound
Off/On*
Select whether to activate the shutter
sound when the shutter button is
pressed fully.
p. 72
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
Start-up
Image
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Resetting Settings to Their Default Values
1
(Set up) Menu
(Reset All).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22)
2
Select [OK] and press the
FUNC./SET button.
z Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a
computer or to a printer.
z The following cannot be reset.
- Shooting mode
- The
(Date/Time) and
(Language) options in the
(Set up) menu (p. 26)
(Video System) (p. 26)
- White balance data recorded with the custom white
balance function (p. 50)
- Colors specified in the
(Color Accent) (p. 42) or
(Color Swap) (p. 43) modes
Newly added My Camera settings (p. 72)
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Formatting Memory Cards
You should always format a new memory card or one from which
you wish to erase all images and other data.
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card
erases all data, including protected images and other file
types.
1
(Set up) Menu
button.
(Format)
FUNC./SET
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Select [OK] and press the
FUNC./SET button.
zTo perform a low level format, use
the S button to select [Low Level
Format] and the W or X button to
add a check mark.
zIf [Low Level Format] is selected,
you can cancel formatting partway by pressing the FUNC./
SET button. You can still use the memory card without
problem even if formatting was halted partway, but the data
is erased completely.
Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations
2
Low Level Format
You should select the [Low Level Format] option if you
suspect the read/write speed of a memory card has dropped.
A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes with some
memory cards.
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Shooting
Changing the Recording Pixels and
Compression (Still Images)
Shooting Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Compression/Recording Pixels).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zUse the W or X button to select
recording pixels settings.
* Default setting.
2
Press the Menu button.
zUse the W or X button to select
compression and press the
FUNC./SET button.
Approximate Values for Recording Pixels
Recording Pixels
30
(Large)
2272 × 1704
pixels
(Medium 1)
1600 × 1200
pixels
(Medium 2)
1024 × 768
pixels
(Small)
640 × 480
pixels
Purpose
High Print up to A4-size prints*
210 × 297 mm (8.3 × 11.7 in.)
Print up to Letter-size prints*
216 × 279 mm (8.5 × 11 in.)
Print postcard-size prints
148 × 100 mm (5.8 × 3.9 in.)
Print L-size prints 119 × 89 mm
(4.7 × 3.5 in.)
Print credit card-size prints
Print on wide size paper (Send
images as e-mail attachments
Low Shoot more images)
(Postcard Date
Imprint Mode)
1600 × 1200 When printing to postcards (p. 34),
pixels
the compression rate is set to
(Fine).
Print on wide paper (Records at a 16:9
2272 × 1280
height-to-width aspect ratio. Portions not
pixels
recorded are left black.)
(Wide)
* Paper sizes vary according to region.
Approximate Values for Compression Settings
Compression
Superfine
Fine
Normal
Purpose
High Quality Shoot higher quality images
Shoot normal quality images
Normal
Shoot more images
Shooting
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 103).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 102).
Magnified Close-Up Shooting
(Super Macro)
Shooting Mode
You can shoot a subject from as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.) (minimum
focal distance) with an area of 17 × 13 mm (0.67 × 0.51 in.) at the
maximum wide angle setting.
1
2
FUNC. Menu
(Super Macro).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
Press the
or
button to choose the
angle of view and shoot.
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Using the Digital Zoom
Shooting Mode
By combining the digital and optical zooms, you can shoot with
images zoomed.
PowerShot A430
Still images: approximately 14x max.
(Super macro: approximately 3.6x max.)
Movies (standard): approximately 7.9x max.
PowerShot A420
Still images: approximately 11x max.
(Super macro: approximately 3.6x max.)
Movies (standard): approximately 6.4x max.
z The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is
turned off.
z The digital zoom cannot be used with
(Postcard
Date Imprint Mode) or
(Wide) recording pixels.
1
(Rec.) Menu
(Digital Zoom)
[On].
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
z[On] is the default setting for
Super Macro and
Movie
(standard).
2
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Press
button and shoot.
zThe combined digital and optical zoom setting will display in
the LCD monitor.
zWhen you press the
button, the zoom stops when the
lens reaches the maximum optical telephoto setting (when
shooting still images).
Press the
button again to activate the digital zoom and
further zoom the image digitally.
zPress the
button to zoom out.
Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
Continuous Shooting
Shooting Mode
In this mode, the camera shoots continuously while the shutter
button is held down. In addition, continuous shooting is possible
(p. 102) at a consistent interval (smooth continuous shooting) with a
recommended memory card* until the memory card is full.
* A super high-speed SDC-512MSH memory card (sold separately) that has
been low level formatted (p. 29) before shooting is recommended.
zThis reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results
may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
zEven if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not be
full.
FUNC./Menu
* (Drive Mode)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
Shooting
1
* Default setting.
2
Shoot.
zThe camera will continue to record successive images while
the shutter button is held down. Recording will cease when
the shutter button is released.
To Cancel Continuous Shooting
FUNC. Menu
.
z The interval between shots may lengthen if the internal
memory becomes full.
z If the flash fires, the interval between shots may lengthen.
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Postcard Date Imprint Mode
Shooting Mode
You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by
composing them inside the print area (width-to-height ratio of
approximately 3:2) shown in the LCD monitor.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Compression/Recording
Pixels)
(Postcard).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zThe recording pixels are set to
(1600 × 1200) and the
compression to
(Fine).
zWhen you press the shutter
button halfway, the area outside
the size of the postcard that will
not get printed grays out.
* Default setting.
The digital zoom cannot be used in this mode.
For printing instructions, refer to the Direct Print User Guide.
Embedding the Date in the Image Data
You can embed the date in image data when
Date Imprint Mode) is selected.
1
(Rec.) Menu
(Date Stamp)
[Date]/[Date & Time].
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
In the LCD monitor
: [Off]
: [Date]/[Date & Time]
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(Postcard
z Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set
beforehand (p. 26).
z The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image
data once it has been set.
Using the Self-Timer
Shooting Mode
You can set the shutter to a 10 sec. ( ) or 2 sec. delay ( ), or to a
custom delay time and number of shots (
Custom Timer), for shooting
after the shutter button is pressed.
1
* (Drive
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zThe following occurs with each
option.
: 2 sec. before the shutter
releases, the self-timer sound
and lamp will speed up.
: The self-timer sound will play when the shutter button
is pressed and the shutter will release 2 sec. later.
: You can change the delay time and number of shots
,
,
and
modes cannot be set.
(p. 36).
Shooting
FUNC. Menu
Mode)
/ /
* Default setting.
2
Shoot.
zWhen the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer lamp
will blink (when using Red-Eye Reduction, it will light before
2 sec.).
To Cancel the Self-Timer
Select
in step1.
Turning off the self-timer sound (p. 25).
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Changing the Delay Time and Number
of Shots ( ).
You can change the delay time (0–10, 15, 20, 30 sec.) and
number of shots (1–10).
1
FUNC. Menu
(Drive Mode)
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
2
Press the MENU button.
zUse the S or T to select the [Delay]/[Shots] and use
the W or X to change settings, then press the FUNC./
SET button.
zThe self-timer sound will
behave as follows.
- If a delay time of over 2
sec. has been specified,
the self-timer sound will
start and play rapidly 2
sec. before the specified
delay.
- If multiple shots have been specified for the [Shots]
option, the sound will play for the first shot only.
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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 fires, the interval between shots may
lengthen.
- The interval between shots may lengthen if the
internal memory becomes full.
- Shooting will automatically cease if the memory card
becomes full.
Movie Shooting
Shooting Mode
The following movie modes are available.
You can record movies with sound.
You can select the recording pixels/frame rate and record*1. The
Standard digital zoom can be used while shooting in this mode (p. 32).
• Recording Pixels/Frame Rate: [
(640 × 480) 10 frames/sec.],
[
(320 × 240) 30 frames/sec.]
• PowerShot A430: Max. Clip Size: 1 GB*2
PowerShot A420: Max. Clip Length: 3 minutes
Compact
• Recording Pixels/Frame Rate: [
• Max. Clip Length: 3 minutes
Color
Accent
(160 × 120) 15 frames/sec.]
You can shoot with all other colors, other than the color
specified in the LCD monitor, in black and white (p. 42).*1
As with the Standard mode, you can select the recording pixels/
frame rate and record.
Shooting
Since the recording pixels are low, this mode is convenient for
sending movies as e-mail attachments or when the memory
card capacity is low.
• Recording Pixels/Frame Rate: [
(640 × 480) 10 frames/sec.],
[
(320 × 240) 30 frames/sec.]
• PowerShot A430: Max. Clip Size: 1 GB*2
PowerShot A420: Max. Clip Length: 3 minutes
Color
Swap
You can change a specified color on the LCD monitor into
another (p. 43).*1
As with the Standard mode, you can select the recording pixels/
frame rate and record.
• Recording Pixels/Frame Rate: [
(640 × 480) 10 frames/sec.],
[
(320 × 240) 30 frames/sec.]
• PowerShot A430: Max. Clip Size: 1 GB*2
PowerShot A420: Max. Clip Length: 3 minutes
• The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the memory card
you use (p. 102).
*1 you can record until the memory card is full (when a super high-speed
memory card is used, such as the recommended SDC-512MSH).
*2 Even if the clip size has not reached 1 GB, recording will stop at the
moment the clip length reaches 1 hour.
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1
FUNC. Menu
* (Standard).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zUse the W or X button to select a
movie mode and press the FUNC./
SET button.
zIn
(Standard),
(Color
Accent), or
(Color Swap)
modes, you can change the
recording pixels/frame rate (p. 39).
* Default setting.
2
Shoot.
zPressing the shutter button halfway automatically sets the
exposure, focus and white balance settings.
zPressing the shutter button fully starts recording video.
z
Recording will include sound simultaneously.
zDuring shooting the recording time and a red circle appear
on the LCD monitor.
zPressing the shutter button fully again stops recording.
Recording will stop automatically under the following
circumstances.
- When the maximum recording capacity or time is reached
- When the internal memory and the memory card becomes
full
z You are recommended to use a memory card that has
been formatted in your camera to shoot movies (p. 29).
The card supplied with the camera may be used without
further formatting.
z The focus and zoom settings remain fixed for subsequent
frames at the values selected for the first frame.
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z Be careful of the following while recording.
- Try not to touch the microphone.
- Do not press any buttons other than the shutter button.
The sound that the buttons make when pressed will be
recorded in the movie.
- The camera will automatically adjust the exposure and
white balance to suit the shooting conditions during a
recording. Please note, however, that the sounds made
by the camera while automatically adjusting the
exposure may also be recorded.
Changing Recording Pixels and Frame
Rates (Movies)
Shooting
z Before recording, you can set the white balance (p. 49).
z QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to play back movies
(Data type: AVI/Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a
computer. QuickTime (for Windows) is included on the
Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh
platform, this program is standard with Mac OS X or later.
You can change the recording pixels/frame rate mode when
the movie shooting mode is set to
(Standard),
(Color
Accent), or
(Color Swap).
1
FUNC. Menu
Frame Rate).
* (Recording Pixels/
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zUse the W or X button to
select the recording pixels/
frame rate and press the
FUNC./SET button.
* Default setting.
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Recording Pixels/Frame Rates
Frame rates indicate the number of frames recorded or played back each
second. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the appearance of motion.
Standard
Recording Pixels
Frame Rate
640 × 480 pixels
10 frames/sec.
320 × 240 pixels
30 frames/sec.
Color Accent
Color Swap
Compact*
160 × 120 pixels
* The recording pixels/frame rate are fixed in the
15 frames/sec.
(Compact) mode.
z See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) (p. 103).
z See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 102).
Shooting Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist)
Shooting Mode
Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later
be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a
computer.
The overlapping
seams of several
adjacent images can
be joined into a single
panoramic image.
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1
FUNC. Menu
/
(Stitch Assist).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zYou can select from the following two
shooting directions.
Left to right horizontally
Right to left horizontally
2
Shoot the first frame in
the sequence.
zThe exposure and white balance
are set and locked with the first
image.
Compose the second image so that it
overlaps a portion of the first and shoot.
zUse the W or X button to return the previous image or retake the
recorded images.
zMinor discrepancies in the overlapping portions can be
corrected when the images are stitched together.
4
Shooting
3
Repeat the procedure for additional images.
zA sequence may contain up to 26 images.
zPress the FUNC./SET button after the last shot.
z The settings for the first image are applied to the second
image onward.
z You cannot display the images on a TV while shooting in
Stitch Assist mode.
Use PhotoStitch, a supplied program, to merge the images on
a computer.
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Changing the Colors and Shooting
Shooting Mode
You can easily change the colors in an image when it is shot for
both stills and movies, allowing you to enjoy producing various
effects. Depending on the shooting conditions, however, the images
may appear rough or you may not get the expected color. Before
photographing important subjects, we recommend taking trial shots
and checking the results. By setting the [Save Original] function
(p. 45) to [On] when shooting stills, you can also record both the
altered image and the original, unaltered image.
Color Accent
Color Swap
Shoot with all colors, with the exception of the
color specified in the LCD monitor, in black and
white.
Specify a color in the LCD monitor, and shoot with
another color replacing the one specified. The
specified color can only be swapped with one
other color.
Depending on the Special Scene mode, the ISO speed may
increase, increasing the amount of noise in the image.
Shooting with Color Accent Mode
1
FUNC. Menu
(Color Accent: still image)/
(Color Accent: movie) FUNC./SET
button.
See Menus and
Settings (p. 21).
Still images
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Movies
2
3
Press the DISP. button.
zThe camera will switch to color
input mode, and the display will
alternate between the original
image and the color accent image
(using the previously set color).
Aim the camera so that the color you wish to
retain appears at the center of the LCD
monitor and press the W button.
zOnly one color can be specified.
zYou can use the S or T button to specify the range of the
colors that are retained.
-5: Only takes the color that you want to retain.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to retain.
Press the DISP. button.
zThis completes the setting.
Shooting
4
z The default Color Accent is green.
z You may not obtain the expected results after color input
mode if you use the flash.
z The specified Color Accent is retained even if the camera's
power is turned off.
Shooting with Color Swap Mode
Original Color
(Before Swapping)
Desired Color
(After Swapping)
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1
FUNC. Menu
(Color Swap: still image)/
(Color Swap: movie) FUNC./SET button.
See Menus and
Settings (p. 21).
Still images
2
3
Movies
Press the DISP. button.
zThe camera will switch to color
input mode, and the display will
alternate between the original
image and the color swap image
(using the previously set color).
Aim the camera so that the color you wish to
change appears at the center of the LCD
monitor and press the W button.
zOnly one color can be specified.
zYou can use the S or T button to specify the range of the
colors that are retained.
-5: Only takes the color that you want to change.
+5: Also takes colors close to the one that you want to
change.
4
Aim the camera so that the desired color
appears at the center of the LCD monitor
and press the X button.
zOnly one color can be specified.
5
Press the DISP. button.
zThis completes the setting.
z The default setting for Color Swap changes green into
white.
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z You may not obtain the expected results after color input
mode if you use the flash.
z The colors specified in the Color Swap mode are retained
even if the camera's power is turned off.
Saving Original Images
Not only can you save images with altered colors when
shooting still images with the Color Accent or Color Swap
modes, but you can also choose to save the original images
(before the color change).
1
(Rec.)
On/Off*.
Menu (Save Original)
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Shooting
zIf [On] is selected, the
images will be saved as
consecutive file numbers.
The original image will be
the lower file number, while
the image shot in Color
Accent or Color Swap mode will be the higher file
number.
* Default setting
If (Save Original) is set to [On]
- Only the image set with Color Accent or Color Swap
is displayed on the LCD monitor during shooting.
- The image displayed on the LCD monitor
immediately after shooting is the one shot with Color
Accent or Color Swap. As erasing the image at this
time will cause the original image to be erased at the
same time, be careful.
- As two images are saved with each shot, the number
of recordable shots displayed on the LCD monitor
will be half the number that is displayed when (Save
Original) is set to [Off].
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Switching between Focusing Modes
Shooting Mode
The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the
camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following ways.
The camera detects the subject and highlights the AF
PowerShot On frames, from 9 available points, that it will use to
determine the focus.
A430
The camera detects the subject and highlights the AF
PowerShot On frames, from 5 available points, that it will use to
determine the focus.
A420
†
1
The camera focuses using the center AF frame. This is
Off convenient for focusing on a specific part of a subject
with greater certainty.
(Rec.) Menu
(AiAF)
[On]*/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
z
(Fireworks) and
(Kids&Pets)
modes cannot be set.
* Default setting
z The focus is locked to the center AF frame when the digital
zoom is used.
z The AF frame will display as follows (when the LCD monitor is on).
- AiAF Set to [On]
• Green Frame: Shooting preparations complete
(focused AF frame)
• No Frame:
Focusing difficulty
- AiAF Set to [Off] (single, centered AF frame)
• Green Frame: Shooting preparations complete
• Yellow Frame: Focusing difficulty
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Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects
(Focus Lock)
Shooting Mode
It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects.
zSubjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings
zScenes with a mixture of near and far subjects
zSubjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition
zSubjects that are moving quickly
zSubjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as
possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off the glass.
1
Shooting
2
3
Aim the camera so that an object at the
same focal distance as the main subject is
centered in the viewfinder or in the AF
frame displayed on the LCD monitor.
Press the shutter button halfway.
Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as
desired and press the shutter button fully.
When shooting with the focus lock using the LCD monitor,
setting [AiAF] to [Off] (p. 24) in the
(Rec.) menu is
recommended since the camera focuses using the center AF
frame only.
Switching between Metering Modes
Shooting Mode
1
(Rec.) Menu
(Light Metering)
/
/
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22)
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Metering Methods
Evaluative
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camera divides images
into several zones for metering. It evaluates complex
lighting conditions, such as the position of the subject,
the brightness, the direct light, and the backlighting,
and adjusts the settings to the correct exposure for the
main subject.
Center
Weighted
Average
Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but
gives greater weight to the subject matter at the
center.
Spot
Meters the area within the spot at the center of the
LCD monitor. Use this setting when you want to set
the exposure on the subject in the center of the
monitor.
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation
Shooting Mode
Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the
subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background
or to avoid making lights appear too bright in night shots.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Exposure Compensation).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zUse the W or X button to adjust
the exposure compensation and
press the FUNC./SET button.
* Default setting.
To Cancel the Exposure Compensation
Restore the compensation value to [0].
Exposure compensation is not available in the
Accent) or
(Color Swap) modes.
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(Color
Adjusting the Tone (White Balance)
Shooting Mode
Normally, the
(Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal
white balance. When the
(Auto) setting cannot produce natural
looking colors, change the white balance using a setting
appropriate to the light source.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (Auto).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zUse the W or X button to select a
white balance setting and press
the FUNC./SET button.
Shooting
* Default setting.
White Balance Settings
Auto
Day Light
Cloudy
Tungsten
Settings are automatically set by the camera
For recording outdoors on a bright day
For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
For recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3wavelength fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent
For recording under warm-white, cool-white or warmwhite (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent H
For recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight
fluorescent-type 3-wavelength lighting
Custom
For recording with the optimal white balance data
memorized in the camera from a white-colored object,
such as white paper or cloth
This setting cannot be adjusted when the
(B/W) photo effects are selected.
(Sepia) or
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Using the Custom White Balance
You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal
setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera
evaluate an object, such as a piece of white paper or cloth
that you wish to establish as the standard white color.
In particular, take a custom white balance reading for the
following situations that are difficult for the
(Auto) setting
to detect correctly.
zShooting close-ups
zShooting subjects of monotone color (such as sky, sea or forest)
zShooting with a peculiar source of light (such as a
mercury-vapor lamp)
1
FUNC. Menu
(Auto)
(Custom).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
2
Aim the camera at a piece of white paper
or cloth and press the MENU button.
zIf you are viewing it with the LCD monitor, ensure that
the center frame is completely filled with the white
image. If you are using the optical viewfinder, ensure
that the entire field is filled.
z You are recommended to set the shooting mode to
(Manual) and the exposure compensation
setting to zero (±0) before setting a custom white
balance.
The correct white balance may not be obtained
when the exposure setting is incorrect (image
appears completely black or white).
z Shoot with the same settings as when reading the
white balance data. If the settings differ, the optimal
white balance may not be set.
In particular, the following should not be changed.
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- ISO Speed
- Flash
Setting the flash to on, on (with Red-Eye
Reduction), or off is recommended. If the flash
fires when reading the white balance data with
the flash set to
(Auto) or
(Auto with RedEye Reduction), make sure that you also use the
flash when you shoot.
z Since the white balance data cannot be read in
Stitch Assist mode, preset the white balance before
selecting [Stitch Assist] in the FUNC. menu.
z The camera will retain the custom white balance
setting that you record even if you reset the camera
to the default settings (p. 28).
Shooting Mode
Shooting
Shooting in a My Colors Mode
You can alter the overall impression of an image and shoot.
My Colors Settings
My Colors Off
Records normally.
Vivid
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to
record bold colors.
Neutral
Tones down the contrast and color saturation to
record neutral hues.
Sepia
B/W
Positive Film
Records in sepia tones.
Records in black and white.
Produces intense natural-appearing colors like
those obtained with positive film.
Lighter Skin Tone* Makes skin tones lighter.
Darker Skin Tone* Makes skin tones darker.
Custom Color
Customize contrast, sharpness, and saturation,
and red, green, blue, and skin tone* balance.
Use to make subtle adjustments, such as making
blue colors more vivid and face colors brighter.
* The skin colors of non-human subjects may also be altered.
Also you may not obtain the expected results depending on the skin color.
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1
FUNC. Menu
* (My Colors Off).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21)..
zUse the W or X button to select a
My Colors mode.
zTo select
(B/W), select
*
(Sepia) and press the Menu
button. Pressing the Menu button
again brings back the
(Sepia)
option.
z
Mode
Set the camera to a custom color mode and begin shooting
(below).
zOther than
Mode
Press the FUNC./SET button to return to the shooting
screen and begin shooting.
* Default setting.
2
Shoot.
The ISO speed will increase with some settings, which may
increase the noise in the image.
Setting the Camera to a Custom Color
Mode
You can adjust the contrast, sharpness, saturation, red,
green, blue, or skin tone balance and shoot.
1
(Custom Color)
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
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Menu button.
2
Use the S or T button to select
[Contrast], [Sharpness], [Saturation],
[Red], [Green], [Blue], or [Skin Tone]
and the W or X button to adjust the
color balance.
zThe altered color will
display.
Select an
item to
adjust.
Press the FUNC./SET button.
zThis completes the setting.
zIf you press the Menu button at this point, you will
return to the screen where you can select a My
Colors mode.
Shooting
3
Adjust the
selected
item.
Adjusting the ISO Speed
Shooting Mode
Raise the ISO speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera
shake, turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area, or use a fast
shutter speed.
1
FUNC. Menu
* (ISO Speed).
See Menus and Settings (p. 21).
zUse the W or X button to select an
ISO speed and press the FUNC./
SET button.
zThe AUTO setting selects the
optimal speed.
* Default setting.
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Setting the Auto Rotate Function
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that
detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held
vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when
viewing it in the LCD monitor.
1
(Set up) Menu
(Auto Rotate)
[On]*/[Off].
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
zWhen the Auto Rotate function is set
to [On] and the LCD monitor is set to
the detailed display mode, the
(normal),
(right end is down) or
(left end is down) will appear in
the display.
* Default setting
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, If it is not, 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.
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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, exposure, and focus for vertical photography. This
function operates regardless of the on/off status of the Auto
Rotate function.
z The Auto Rotate function can be set for the shooting and
playback modes separately.
- When the Auto Rotate function is set to [On] in shooting
mode, the orientation of the camera is recorded when the
shot is taken. Therefore, the image is automatically
rotated during playback mode based on the orientation of
the camera during shooting.
- When the Auto Rotate function is set to [On] in playback
mode, images will be rotated to their correct orientation in
the LCD monitor regardless of the camera's orientation
when shooting.
Creating an Image Destination (Folder)
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images
will be automatically saved to that folder.
Auto Create
1
To create a new folder the next time you shoot after
a specified date and time, specify a date and time
(p. 56).
Shooting
Creates a new folder the next time you shoot
Create New Folder images. To create an additional folder, insert
another check mark.
(Set up) Menu
(Create Folder).
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Create a folder the next time you shoot.
2
Place a check mark beside
[Create New Folder]
Menu button.
z
displays in the LCD monitor.
The symbol will cease to display
after the new folder is created.
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Setting the Day or Time for Automatic Folder Creation
2
Use the W or X button to
select a day for the [Auto
Create] option and a time in
the [Time] option Menu
button.
z
displays when the specified
time arrives. The symbol will cease to display after the new
folder is created.
Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder
will automatically be created when you record more than that
number.
Resetting the File Number
Shooting Mode
Playback Mode
The images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers. You
can select how the file number is assigned.
1
(Set up) Menu
(File Numbering)
[Auto Reset]/[Continuous].*
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
* Default setting.
File No. Reset Function
Continuous
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A number one higher than the last one recorded is assigned
to the next image. This is convenient for managing all your
images together on a computer because you avoid file
name duplication when changing folders or memory cards.*
The image and folder number are reset to the starting value
Auto Reset (100-0001).* This is convenient for managing images on a
folder-by-folder basis.
* When a blank memory card is used. If a memory card with recorded data is
used, the 7-digit number for the last recorded folder and image is compared
with the last one on the card, and the larger of the two is utilized as the
basis for new images.
File and Folder Numbers
Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting
with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned
numbers starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2,000
images can be saved into a single folder.
Memory Card Exchanged for Another
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Memory Card 1
Memory Card 1 Memory Card 2
Continuous
Shooting
New Folder Created
Auto Reset
zImages may be saved to a new folder when there is insufficient
free space even if the total number of images in a folder is less
than 2,000 because the following types of image are always
saved together into the same folder.
- images from continuous shooting
- Self-timer images (custom)
- Stitch Assist mode images
- Color Accent/Color Swap still images (with [Save Original] set to
[On])
zImages cannot be played back when the folder numbers are
duplicated or image numbers are duplicated within folders.
zPlease refer to the Software Starter Guide for information
regarding folder structures or image types.
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Playback/Erasing
Æ See the Basic Guide (p. 10)
Magnifying Images
1
Press the
button.
z
will display and a magnified
portion of the image will display.
zYou can change the magnification
level with the S or T button.
zImages can be magnified up to a
factor of approximately 10x.
Approximate Location of
the Magnified Area
2
Press the FUNC./SET button and use the W,
X, S or T button to move around the image.
z
will display.
zIf you press the FUNC./SET button once more, the camera
switches to image advance mode and
will display.
You can use the W or X button to advance to the next or
previous image at the same level of magnification.
The image advance mode cancels when you press the
FUNC./SET button again.
To Cancel the Magnified Display
Press the zoom lever toward T. (You can also cancel it immediately
by pressing the MENU button or holding down the FUNC./SET
button for more than 1 sec.)
Movie frames and index playback images cannot be
magnified.
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Viewing Images in Sets of Nine
(Index Playback)
1
Display an image by
pressing the FUNC./SET
button at least 1 second.
Selected Image
zUp to nine images can be viewed
at once in index playback.
zUse the W, X, S or T button to
change the image selection.
Movie
To Return to Single Image Playback
Press the FUNC./SET button at least 1 second.
Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.
1
Display a movie and
press the FUNC./SET
button.
zImages with a
movies.
Playback/Erasing
Viewing Movies
icon are
Movie Control Panel
Volume
(Adjust with the S or
T button)
2
Select
button.
(Play) and press the FUNC./SET
zThe movie will pause if you press the FUNC./SET button during
playback. It will resume when you press the button again.
zWhen playback ends, the movie stops at the last frame
displayed. Press the FUNC./SET button to display the
movie control panel.
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Operating the Movie Control Panel
Exit (Single image playback)
Print (Only appears when connected to a printer. For details,
refer to your Direct Print documentation.)
Play
Slow Motion Playback (You can use the W button to slow down or the
X button to speed up playback.)
Displays the first frame
Previous Frame (Rewinds if the FUNC./SET button is held down)
Next Frame (Fast Forwards if the FUNC./SET button is held down)
Displays the last frame
Edit (Switches to movie editing mode) (p. 60)
z
Use the television's controls to adjust the volume
when playing a movie on a TV set (p. 71).
z
The sound cannot be played in slow motion
playback.
Editing Movies
You can delete portions of recorded movies.
Protected movies and movies 1 second or less in duration
cannot be edited.
1
Select
(Edit) in the
movie control panel and
press the FUNC./SET
button.
Movie Editing Panel
zThe movie editing panel and the
movie editing bar will display.
Movie Editing Bar
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2
Use the S or T button to select
(Cut
Beginning) or
(Cut End) and the W or X
button to specify the point ( ) at which to
cut.
zTo check a temporarily edited movie, select
(Play) and
press the FUNC./SET button.
zSelecting
(Exit) cancels the edit and restores the movie
control panel.
3
4
Select
button.
(Save) and press the FUNC./SET
Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press
the FUNC./SET button.
Playback/Erasing
z[New File] saves the edited movie
under a new file name. The preedit data is left unchanged.
Note, if you press the FUNC./SET
button while saving the movie,
saving is canceled.
z[Overwrite] saves the edited
movie with its original name. The pre-edit data is lost.
zWhen there is not enough space left on the memory card,
only [Overwrite] can be selected.
It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited movie.
If the battery runs out of charge partway through, edited movie
clips cannot be saved. When editing movies, it is
recommended that you use two new size-AA alkaline
batteries, two fully charged size-AA NiMH batteries, or the
separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (p. 90).
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Rotating Images in the Display
Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display.
Original
1
2
90°
(Play) Menu
270°
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Use the W or X button to select an image to
rotate and press the FUNC./SET button to
rotate it.
zCycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each
press of the FUNC./SET button.
zImages can be rotated in index playback.
z Movies 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.
Attaching Sound Memos to Images
In playback mode (including single image playback and index
playback), you can attach sound memos (up to 1 minute) to an
image. The sound data is saved in the WAVE format.
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1
2
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Use the W or X button to select an image to
attach a sound memo to and press the
FUNC./SET button.
zThe sound memo control panel will display.
3
Select
button.
(Record) and press the FUNC./SET
Sound Memo Panel
Elapsed Time/
Remaining Time
Volume
(Adjust with the S or T
button)
Playback/Erasing
zThe elapsed time and the
remaining time display.
zPressing the FUNC./SET button
pauses the recording. Pressing it
again resumes recording.
zUp to 1 minute of recordings can
be added to any one image.
Sound Memo Panel
Exit
Record
Pause
Play
Erase
Select [Erase] in the confirmation screen and press the FUNC./SET
button.
z You cannot attach sound memos to movies.
z Sound memos for protected images cannot be erased.
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Automated Playback (Auto Play)
All the images on a memory card can be displayed automatically.
The displaying time is 3 seconds.
1
(Play) Menu
FUNC./SET button.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
zThe Auto Play starts.
zFollowing functions are available
during automated playback.
- Pausing/resuming the Auto Play:
press the FUNC./SET button
- Fast forward/rewind the Auto Play: press the W or X button
(continue to hold the button to advance more rapidly)
- Stopping the Auto Play: press the MENU button.
Protecting Images
You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
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2
Select an image you want to protect using
the W or X button, and press the FUNC./SET
button.
zPressing the FUNC./SET button
again cancels the setting.
zYou can also protect images in the
index playback mode.
Protection Icon
Erasing All Images
z Please note that erased images cannot be recovered.
Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image.
z Protected images cannot be erased with this function.
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
2
Playback/Erasing
1
Select [OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
zTo exit instead of erasing, select [Cancel].
Please format the memory card when you want to erase not only
image data but also all the data contained on the card (p. 29).
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Print Settings/Transfer Settings
Setting the DPOF Print Settings
You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify
the number of print copies in advance using the camera. The
settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards. This is extremely convenient for printing
on a direct print compatible printer, or for sending the images to a
photo developing service that supports DPOF. These settings are
compliant with DPOF (Digital Print Order Format).
The icon may display for a memory card with print settings
set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These settings
will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
Single Images
1
(Play) Menu
Images & Qty.].
(Print) Menu
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
zSelecting [Clear All Selections]
cancels all print settings for the
images.
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[Select
2
Select images for printing.
zAs shown below, selection
methods differ for the Print Type
settings (p. 68).
- (Standard)/
(Both)
Select an image, press the
FUNC./SET button and use the
S or T button to select the
number of print copies (up to
99).
-
Number of Print Copies
Index Print Selection
(Index)
Select an image and the press
FUNC./SET button to select or
deselect it.
All the Images on a Memory Card
1
(Play) Menu
All Images].
(Print) Menu
[Select
zOne copy of every image will be
set to print.
zSelecting [Clear All Selections]
cancels all print settings for the
images.
zIf the camera is connected to a
printer, the
button lights blue
after the FUNC./SET button is pressed. Printing starts after
pressing the FUNC./SET button once the
button is
pressed and [Print] selection is confirmed.
2
Use the W or X button to select [OK] and
press the FUNC./SET button.
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
zYou can also select images in the
index playback mode.
zIf the camera is connected to a printer, the
button
lights blue during image selection. Printing starts after
pressing the FUNC./SET button once the
button is
pressed and [Print] selection is confirmed.
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z The output of some printers or photo developing services
may not reflect the specified print settings.
z Print settings cannot be set for movies.
z The images are printed in order from oldest to newest by
the date and time they were shot.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
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).
Setting the Print Style
Specify the print style before selecting the image to print. The
following print settings can be selected.
*Default setting
Standard* Prints one image per page.
Print Type
Index
Both
1
2
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Prints the selected images together at a
reduced size in an index format.
Prints the images in both the standard and
index formats.
Date (On/Off*)
Adds the date to the print.
File No. (On/Off*)
Adds the file number to the print.
Clear DPOF data
(On*/Off)
Clears all print style settings after printing is
complete.
(Print) Menu
[Print Settings]
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Select [Print Type],
[Date], [File No.], or
[Clear DPOF data] and
then select the settings.
z The Date and File No. settings will change according to the
Print Type as follows. However, the printable information
may vary between printers.
- Index
[Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same
time.
- Standard or Both
[Date] and [File No.] can be set at the same time.
z Embedded dates in
(Postcard Date Imprint mode)
(p. 34) print out even when [Date] is set to [Off].
z 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.
z Dates print in the style specified in the [Date/Time] menu
(p. 26).
Setting the DPOF Transfer Settings
The
icon may display for a memory card with transfer
settings set by a different DPOF-compliant camera. These
settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.
1
(Play) Menu
.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22).
Print Settings/Transfer Settings
You can use the camera to specify settings for images before
downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for
instructions on how to transfer images to your computer.
The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards.
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Single Images
2
Select [Order] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
zSelecting [Reset] cancels all
transfer order settings.
3
Use the W or X button to select an image to
transfer and press the FUNC./SET button.
zPressing the FUNC./SET button
again deselects the setting.
zYou can also select images in the
index playback mode (p. 59).
Transfer Selection
All the Images on a Memory Card
2
Select [Mark all] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
zSelecting [Reset] cancels all
transfer order settings.
3
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Select [OK] and press the FUNC./SET
button.
z The images are transferred in order from oldest to newest
by the date and time they were shot.
z A maximum of 998 images can be selected.
Shooting/Viewing Images on a TV set
You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or
play back images when it is connected to the camera with the
supplied AV Cable.
1
2
Turn off the Camera and the TV.
Connect the AV cable to the camera’s A/V
OUT terminal.
zOpen the terminal cover by
slipping a fingernail under the
right edge and plug the AV cable
in all the way.
3
Yellow IN
VIDEO
AUDIO
Black
4
5
Turn on the TV and switch it to Video mode.
Turn on the camera.
The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to
accommodate different regional standards (pp. 22, 26). The
default setting varies between regions.
- NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan and others
- PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania and others
If the video system is set incorrectly, the camera output may
not display properly.
Shooting/Viewing Images on a TV set
Plug the other ends of the
AV cable to the VIDEO IN
and AUDIO IN jacks on
the TV.
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Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings)
My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and startup, operation, self-timer and shutter sounds. You can use the
supplied software to register image and sound settings on your
computer to the camera.
Changing My Camera Settings
1
2
(My Camera) Menu
Menu Item.
See Menus and Settings (p. 22)
Use the W or X button to
select the contents you
wish to set.
z For details on changing and registering My Camera
settings, refer to the supplied Software Starter Guide.
z A computer is required to return My Camera settings to
defaults. Use the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser) to register the default settings to the
camera.
When new My Camera settings are registered, previously
registered settings are erased.
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Troubleshooting
Camera
Camera will not operate.
Power is not turned on.
zPress the power button for a
moment (Basic Guide p. 2).
Memory card slot/battery zConfirm that the memory card slot/
cover is open.
battery cover is securely closed
(Basic Guide p. 1).
Batteries are loaded in
the wrong direction.
zPut batteries back into the camera
in the correct direction (Basic Guide
p. 1).
Batteries are not the right zUse only unused AA-size alkaline
type.
batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH
batteries. (Basic Guide p. 1).
zInsert the two unused or fully
charged AA-size NiMH batteries into
the camera (Basic Guide p. 1).
zUse the AC Adapter Kit ACK800
(sold separately) (p. 90).
Poor contact between
camera and battery
terminals.
zPolish the terminals with a soft
cotton swab before charging or
using the battery (p. 85).
zReinsert the batteries several times.
Sounds come from the inside of the camera.
The camera's horizontal/ zThe camera's orientation
mechanism is operating. There is no
vertical orientation was
malfunction.
changed.
Troubleshooting
Insufficient battery
voltage ("Change the
batteries" message
displays).
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When the power is turned on
"Card locked!" message appears.
The SD memory card's
write protect tab is set to
"Write protect".
zWhen recording to, erasing from or
formatting the memory card, slide
the tab upward (p. 87).
The Date/Time menu appears.
The lithium coin battery
charge is low.
zReplace it (p. 89).
LCD monitor
The display darkens.
The image in the LCD
monitor will darken in
strong sunlight or bright
light.
zThis is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
not constitute a malfunction. (This
image will not be recorded when
shooting still photos, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.)
Display flickers.
Display flickers when
shot under fluorescent
lighting.
zThis is not a camera malfunction.
(Flickering is recorded in movies, but
not in still images.)
A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD monitor.
Subject is too bright.
zThis is a normal occurrence in
devices containing CCDs and does
not constitute a malfunction. This
bar of light will not be recorded when
shooting still photos, but it will be
recorded when shooting movies.
appears.
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A slow shutter speed has zRaise the ISO speed, set the flash to
anything other than
(Flash off),
likely been selected
or affix the camera to a tripod to
because of insufficient
shoot (Basic Guide p. 8).
lighting.
appears.
The symbol will display
when using a memory
card that had print
settings or transfer
settings set by other
DPOF-compliant
cameras.
zBe careful when making changes to
the print or transfer settings with
other DPOF cameras, because all
such settings will be overwritten by
your camera (p. 66).
Noise displays./Subject's movements are
irregular.
zThere is no effect on the recorded
The camera
image.
automatically brightened
the image displayed on
the LCD monitor to make
it easier to see when
shooting in a dark area
(p. 15).
Shooting
Camera will not record.
Mode switch is set to
(playback).
zSet the mode switch to
,
or
(Basic Guide p. 6).
Flash is charging.
zThe indicator will light orange when it
is charged. You can then press the
shutter button.
Memory card is full.
zInsert a new memory card (Basic
Guide p. 1).
zIf required, download the images to
a computer and erase them from the
memory card to make space
(Basic Guide p. 10, p. 65).
,
Troubleshooting
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Memory card is not
formatted correctly.
zFormat the memory card (p. 29).
zIf reformatting does not work, the
memory card logic circuits may be
damaged. Consult the nearest
Canon Customer Support Help
Desk.
SD memory card is write zSlide the write protect tab of the SD
protected.
memory card upward (p. 87).
Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image
Usually the recorded
zConfirm the actual image size with
the LCD monitor. As there can be a
image contains more of
the scene than is seen in noticeable difference, use the LCD
the viewfinder.
monitor when in macro and super
macro mode (p. 15).
Image is blurred or out of focus.
AF-assist Beam is set to zIn dark places where it is difficult for
[Off].
the camera to focus, the AF-assist
Beam will emit to assist focusing. As
the AF-assist Beam will not function
when turned off, set it [On] to activate it
(p. 24). Take care not to obstruct the
AF-assist Beam with your hand when
used.
(2
The camera moves when zSetting the self-timer to
seconds) delays the shutter release
the shutter button is
for 2 seconds and allows the camera
pressed.
to stop shaking, thus preventing a
blurred image (p. 35).
Even better results can be obtained
by placing the camera on a stable
surface or by using a tripod to shoot.
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Subject is out of focal
range.
zShoot with the subject at the correct
shooting distance (p. 96).
zUse the Infinity mode to shoot
distant subjects (Basic Guide p. 9).
The subject is hard to
focus on.
zUse the focus lock to shoot (p. 47).
Subject in recorded image is too dark.
Insufficient light for
shooting.
zSet the flash to on
Guide p. 8).
There is a difference in
brightness between the
background and the
subject.
zSet the exposure compensation to a
positive (+) setting (p. 48).
zUse the spot metering function
(p. 47).
Subject is too far away
for flash to reach.
zShoot within correct shooting
distance of the subject when using
the internal flash (p. 97).
zRaise the ISO speed and then shoot
(p. 53).
(On) (Basic
Subject in recorded image is too bright, or
image flashes white.
zShoot within correct shooting
distance of the subject when using
the internal flash (p. 97)
Subject is bright in
contrast to the
background.
zSet the exposure compensation to a
negative (-) setting (p. 48).
zUse the spot metering function
(p. 47).
Light is shining directly
on the subject or
reflected off the subject
into the camera.
zChange the shooting angle.
Flash is set to on.
zSet the flash to off
(Basic Guide p. 8).
(Flash off)
Image contains noise.
ISO speed is too high.
zHigher ISO speeds increase image
noise. To take clean images, use as
low an ISO speed as possible (p. 53).
zIn Auto mode,
(Color Accent) and
(Color Swap) modes of
mode, and
(Night Snapshot),
(Kids&Pets), and
(Indoor) modes
of Special Scene mode, the ISO
speed increases and noise may
occur.
Troubleshooting
Subject is too close,
making the flash too
strong.
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White dots appear on the image.
Light is reflected back
from the eyes when the
flash is used in dark
areas.
zThis is a phenomenon that occurs
with digital cameras and does not
constitute a malfunction.
Eyes appear red.
Light reflecting back from zUnder these conditions, use the
red-eye reduction mode (Basic
eyes can make them
Guide p. 8). For this mode to be
appear red when the
effective, the subject must be looking
flash is used in dark
right at the red-eye reduction lamp.
areas.
Try asking them to look directly at
the lamp.
zEven better results can be obtained
by increasing the lighting in indoor
settings or approaching closer to the
subject. The shutter will not activate
for approximately 1 second after the
red-eye reduction lamp fires in order
to improve the effect.
Continuous shooting slows down.
The memory card's
performance has
dropped.
zTo enhance the continuous shooting
performance, you are recommended
to format the memory card in the
camera after you save all its images
to your computer (Basic Guide p. 18,
p. 29).
Recording images to memory card takes a
long time.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
zUse a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 29).
Lens will not retract.
Memory card slot/battery zFirst close the memory card slot/
battery cover, turn the power on, and
cover was opened with
then turn the power off again (Basic
power on.
Guide p. 1).
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Shooting Movies
The recording time may not display properly
or filming may stop unexpectedly.
The following types of
zAlthough the recording time may not
display properly during shooting, the
memory cards are used.
movie will be recorded correctly on
- Slow recording cards.
the memory card. Recording time
- Cards formatted on a
will display properly if you format the
different camera or a
memory card in this camera
computer.
- Cards which have had (excluding slow recording memory
cards) (p. 29).
images recorded and
erased repeatedly.
"!" displayed on the LCD monitor in red and
shooting automatically stopped.
Free space in the
z Try the following procedures.
camera's built-in memory - Format the card with a low level
became too scarce.
format before filming (p. 29).
- Lower the recording pixels/frame
rate (p. 39).
- Use a high-speed memory card
(SDC-512MSH, etc.).
Zoom does not operate.
Troubleshooting
Zoom button was
zOperate the zoom before shooting
pressed while shooting in in movie mode (Basic Guide p. 8).
movie mode.
However you can use the digital
zoom while shooting in movie mode
(
Standard mode only) (p. 32).
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Playback
Cannot play back.
You attempted to play
back images shot with
another camera or
images edited with a
computer.
zComputer images that cannot be
played back will play back if they are
added to the camera using the
bundled software program
ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser.
See ZoomBrowser EX/
ImageBrowser Software User Guide
(PDF).
File name was changed
with a computer or file
location was changed.
zSet the file name or location to a file
format compatible with the camera.
(Refer to the Software Starter Guide
for details).
Movies cannot be edited.
Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited.
Movies do not play back correctly.
Movies recorded with high recording pixels/frame rates may
momentarily stop playing if played on slow reading memory
cards.
You may experience frame dropping when playing back a movie
on a computer with insufficient system resources.
Reading images from memory card is slow.
Memory card was
formatted in another
device.
zUse a memory card formatted in
your camera (p. 29).
Battery
Battery consumed quickly.
Batteries are not the right zUse only unused AA-size alkaline
type.
batteries or fully charged Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries.
See Battery Handling (p. 85).
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The batteries are cold.
Battery performance
deteriorates at low
temperatures.
zIf 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.
zWipe them well with a dry cloth
before use.
zReinsert the batteries several times.
Canon AA-size NiMH batteries consumed
quickly.
The batteries have not
been used for over a
year.
zIf batteries are rechargeable:
Performance should return to
normal after several charging
cycles.
Battery life exceeded.
zReplace the batteries with the
unused batteries.
TV monitor output
Image not showing on TV monitor.
zSet the video system to the
appropriate setting, NTSC or PAL,
for your TV (p. 22).
Shooting in Stitch Assist
mode.
zThe output will not appear on a TV
in Stitch Assist mode. Shoot in a
different mode (Basic Guide p. 5).
Direct print compatible printers
Cannot print.
Troubleshooting
Incorrect video system
setting.
Camera and printer are
not properly connected.
zMake sure the camera and printer
are connected properly with the
specified cable.
Printer is not turned on.
zTurn on the printer.
Print connection method
is incorrect.
zSelect [Auto] for (
Print Method)
under the
(Set up) menu (p. 26). 81
List of Messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during
shooting or playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for
the messages that display during a printer connection.
Busy...
zImage is being recorded to, or read from, memory card. The
playback mode is starting up.
No memory card
zYou turned on the camera without a memory card installed.
Card locked!
zThe SD card is write-protected.
Cannot record
zYou attempted to shoot an image without a memory card.
You attempted to record a sound memo on a movie.
Memory card error
zMemory card has experienced an anomaly.
Memory card full
zMemory card is full of images and no more can be recorded or
saved. Or no more image settings can be recorded.
No more sound memos can be recorded.
Naming error!
zThe image could not be created because there is an image with
the same name as the folder that the camera is attempting to
create, or the highest possible file number has already been
reached. In the
Set up Menu, set the File Numbering option
to [Auto Reset]. Save all the images you wish to retain onto a
computer, then reformat the memory card. Please note that
formatting will erase all the existing images and other data.
Change the batteries.
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zBattery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace with
unused AA-size alkaline batteries or fully charged Canon AAsize NiMH batteries (be sure to replace all the batteries at the
same time).
No image.
zNo images recorded on memory card.
Image too large.
zYou attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 × 3328
pixels or with a large data size.
Incompatible JPEG format.
zYou attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image.
Corrupted data.
zYou attempted to play back an image with corrupted data.
RAW
zYou attempted to play back a RAW image.
Unidentified Image
zYou attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a
special data type (proprietary data type used by the camera of
another manufacturer, etc.) or a movie clip recorded by another
camera.
Cannot magnify!
zYou attempted to magnify an image recorded in a different
camera or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a
movie.
Cannot rotate
zYou attempted to rotate an image recorded in a different camera
or data type, an image edited with a computer, or a movie.
Incompatible WAVE format.
Cannot transfer!
zWhen transferring images to your computer using the Direct
Transfer menu, you attempted to select an image with corrupted
data or an image taken with another camera. You may have also
attempted to select a movie when [Wallpaper] was selected in
the Direct Transfer menu.
List of Messages
zA sound memo cannot be added to this image because the data
type of the existing sound memo is incorrect.
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Protected!
zYou attempted to erase or edit a protected image or movie.
You attempted to erase or add a protected sound memo.
Too many marks.
zToo many images have been marked with print settings or
transfer settings. Cannot process any more.
Cannot complete!
zCould not save the print or transfer settings.
Unselectable image.
zYou attempted to set the print settings for a non-JPEG image.
Communication error
zThe computer was unable to download the image due to the
large amount of images (approx. 1000) stored on the memory
card.
Lens error, restart camera
zCamera detected an error while moving the lens and cut the
power automatically. This error message may appear if you
press on the lens while it is moving or power up the camera in a
dusty or sandy environment. Power up the camera again and
shoot or playback images. Take the camera to a service center if
this message appears frequently because there may be a
problem with the lens.
Exx
z(xx: number) Camera detected an error. Turn the power off and
then back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the
error code reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon
Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly
after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded.
Check image in playback mode.
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Appendix
Battery Handling
Battery Charge
The following icon and message will display.
The battery charge is low. If
you plan to use the camera
for an extended period of
time, replace the battery as
soon as possible.
Change the batteries
Battery charge is insufficient to
operate the camera. Replace
the battery immediately.
Battery Handling Precautions
Appendix
z Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries (sold
separately) only.
While it is possible to use AA-size nickel-cadmium batteries,
performance is unreliable and their use is not recommended.
z The operating time of the batteries you purchase may not be
as long as the batteries that came with the camera.
The performance of alkaline batteries may differ according to
brand.
z If you are using the camera in cold areas or for a long time,
we recommend using Canon's AA-size NiMH Battery Kit
(sold separately).
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.
z Never mix new batteries together with batteries that have
been used in other devices.
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 two batteries should be identical.
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z Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery terminals
well with a dry cloth.
Oil from one's skin or dirtiness may cause a considerable
reduction in the number of recordable images or reduce usage
time.
z Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures, and
the battery icon
may display more quickly.
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.
z 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 short-circuit.
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.
Warning
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.
Never use batteries that look like this.
Batteries with all or part of the seal (electrical
insulation sheath) peeled off.
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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Handling the Memory Card
SD Memory Card (Sold Separately)
Write Protect Tab
Write Protect Tab
Slide the switch
up.
Writing/Erasing Possible
Slide the switch down
(you can protect the
images and other
data on the card)
Writing/Erasing Impossible
Cautions When Handling
Appendix
z Memory 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 the memory card.
z Do not allow dirt, water or foreign objects to contact the
terminals on the back of the card. Do not touch the
terminals with your hands or metal objects.
z Do not peel away the original label on the memory card or
cover it with another label or sticker.
z When writing on the memory card, do not use a pencil or
ball-point pen. Only use a soft point pen (e.g. felt-tip pen).
z Do not use or store memory cards in the following
locations.
• Locations subject to dust or sand
• Locations subject to high humidity and high temperatures
z Since some or all of the data recorded on the memory card
may be corrupted or erased by electrical noise, static
electricity or card/camera malfunction, making a backup
copy of important data is recommended.
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Formatting
z Please note that formatting (initializing) an memory card
erases all data, including protected images and other file
types.
z You are recommended to use memory cards that have been
formatted in your camera.
• The card supplied with the camera may be used without further
formatting.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card
might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve
the problem.
• When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning,
reformatting it may solve the problem.
• Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or
peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera.
When that happens, reformat the memory card with this
camera.
z If formatting in the camera does not work properly, turn the
camera off and re-insert the memory card. Then turn the
camera back on and format again.
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Replacing the Date Battery
If the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time menu when you turn on
the camera, this means that the date battery has run down and the
clock has stopped running. Please purchase a replacement battery
(lithium coin battery CR1220) and install it as follows.
The date battery is preinstalled at the factory and may
therefore expire earlier than its rated lifespan after the
camera has been purchased.
Be particularly careful to keep the date batteries out of the
reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a
child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids could
damage the stomach or intestinal wall.
1
2
3
4
6
Remove the battery
holder.
Pull out the battery in the
direction as shown with arrow.
(–) Negative end
Insert the new date battery into the holder
with the negative end (–) facing up.
Replace the date battery holder back into
its original position.
Set the date and time when the Date/Time
menu is displayed on the LCD monitor
(Basic Guide p. 2).
Appendix
5
Be sure that the camera is turned off.
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The LCD monitor also displays the Date/Time menu the very
first time you turn on the camera. This is normal, and you don't
need to replace the date battery.
Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately)
It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold
separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or
connecting it to a computer.
Turn the camera power off before connecting or
disconnecting the compact power adapter.
1
2
Connect the power cord
to the compact power
adapter first and then
plug the other end into
the power outlet.
Open the terminal cover
and attach the cord to
the DC IN terminal.
zPlease unplug the adapter from
the power outlet when you have
finished using the camera.
z Please do not attempt to use any AC adapter other than
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 with your camera. Use of a
different adapter may result in damage to the camera or to
the adapter kit.
z Do not connect the AC Adapter Kit ACK800 to any other
devices. It could cause smoke and fire, or damage the
compact power adapter.
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Using Rechargeable Batteries
(Sold Separately)
Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-300*
Included are the battery charger and four rechargeable AA-size
NiMH (nickel metal hydride) batteries. Charge the batteries as
shown below.
Four
Two
batteries
batteries
Charge Indicator
Two batteries can be
charged instead of four.
zInsert the batteries into the charger before plugging the charger
into a power outlet.
zThe indicator blinks while charging, then remains lit when
charging is finished.
* The Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200 can also be used.
Four batteries are supplied with the Battery and Charger Kit
CBK4-300. However, only two batteries are used for this
camera.
Appendix
z The Battery Charger CB-5AH can only be used with Canon
AA-size NiMH batteries NB-3AH and NB-2AH. (The Battery
Charger CB-4AH can only be used with Canon AA-size
NiMH batteries NB-2AH.) Do not attempt to charge any
other types of batteries, and do not attempt to charge
NB-3AH or NB-2AH batteries in any other chargers.
z Do not mix batteries with different purchase dates or
different charge states. When recharging batteries from the
camera, always recharge both of them at the same time.
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.
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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 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)
- 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 a fully charged battery for long periods of
time (about one year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect
performance, you are recommended to use the battery in
the camera until it is completely discharged and to store it
at normal temperature (0 - 30 °C (32 - 86 °F) or less). If
you do not use the battery for long periods of time, charge
it fully and discharge it fully in the camera at least once a
year before returning it 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 AA-size NiMH NB4-300 (NB-3AH set of 4)
batteries.
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 2 hours when two batteries are
loaded one at each end of the charger and approximately 4
hours 40 minutes with four for the charger to fully recharge
them (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 You can also use Battery/Charger Kit CBK100 or
CBK4-200.
Using an Externally Mounted Flash
(Sold Separately)
High-Power Flash HF-DC1
This flash is used to supplement the camera's built-in flash when
the subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following
procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the
supporting bracket.
Please read the instructions accompanying the flash along with this
explanation.
Appendix
Tripod
Sockets
Bracket
(Comes with the flash)
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z The flash charge time will lengthen as the battery charge
gets weaker. Always set the power/mode switch to [OFF]
when you finish using the flash.
z Be careful not to touch the flash window or sensor
windows with your fingers while the flash is in use.
z The flash may fire if another flash is being used in close
proximity.
z The High-Power Flash may not fire outdoors in daylight or
when there are no reflective items.
z For continuous shooting, although the flash fires for the
first shot, it does not fire for subsequent shots.
z Fasten the attachment screws securely so that they do not
loosen. Failure to do so may lead to the dropping of the
camera and flash resulting in damage to both.
z Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the
lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed.
z To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it
is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the
camera’s front panel.
z A tripod can be used even when the flash is attached.
Batteries
zCharge becomes Severely Limited
If the battery usage time has considerably diminished, wipe the
battery terminals well with a dry cloth. The terminals may be
soiled with oil from one's skin or other dirt.
zUsage in Cold Temperatures (Less than 0°C/32°F)
Get a spare generic lithium ion battery (CR123A or DL123). You
are recommended to place the spare battery in your pocket to
warm it up before switching it for the battery in the flash.
zNon-Use over Extended Periods
Leaving batteries in the High-Power Flash could allow the battery
fluid to leak, damaging the product. Remove the batteries from the
High-Power Flash and store them in a cool, dry place.
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Camera Care and Maintenance
Never use thinners, benzine, synthetic cleansers or water to
clean the camera. These substances may distort or damage
the equipment.
Camera Body
Gently wipe dirt off the camera body with a soft cloth or eyeglass
lens wiper.
Lens
First use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt, then remove
any remaining dirt by wiping the lens lightly with a soft cloth.
Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If
dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support
Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer
Support leaflet.
Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary,
gently wipe with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove
stubborn dirt.
Never rub or press strongly on the LCD monitor. These
actions may damage it or lead to other problems.
Appendix
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Specifications
All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to
change without notice.
PowerShot A430/PowerShot A420
(W): wide angle (T): telephoto
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 4.0 million
Image Sensor
1/3-inch type CCD
(Total number of pixels: Approx. 4.2 million)
Lens
PowerShot A430: 5.4 (W) - 21.6 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 39 (W) - 156 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
PowerShot A420: 5.4 (W) - 17.3 (T) mm
(35mm film equivalent: 39 (W) - 125 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.1 (T)
Digital Zoom
PowerShot A430:
Still Images: Approx. 3.6x (Up to approx. 14x in
combination with the optical zoom)
Movies (available in Standard mode only):
Approx. 2.0 (Up to approx. 7.9 in combination
with the optical zoom).
PowerShot A420:
Still Images: Approx. 3.6x (Up to approx. 11x in
combination with the optical zoom)
Movies (available in Standard mode only):
Approx. 2.0 (Up to approx. 6.4 in combination
with the optical zoom).
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Optical Viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor
1.8-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon
TFT color LCD, approx. 77,000 pixels (Picture
coverage 100%)
AF System
TTL autofocus
PowerShot A430:
Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed
to center)
TTL autofocus
PowerShot A420:
Focusing frame: 5-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed
to center)
Shooting Distance
(From the front of
the lens)
Normal: 47 cm (1.5 ft.) – infinity
Macro: 5 – 47 cm (W)/25 – 47 cm (T)
(2.0 in. – 1.5 ft. (W)/9.8 in. – 1.5 ft. (T))
Super Macro: 1 – 5 cm (W)
(0.39 in. – 2.0 in) (W)
Infinity: 3 m (9.8 ft.) – infinity
Shutter
Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds
1 – 1/2000 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the
shooting mode. Slow shutter speeds of 1 to 1/6
sec. operate with noise reduction.
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted average, or
Spot (fixed to center)
Exposure
Compensation
± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed
Auto*, ISO 64/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets the optimal speed for
each shooting mode.
White Balance
Auto, pre-set (available settings: Day Light,
Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent
H), or custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with
red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, and slow
synchro
Flash Range
Normal: 47 cm – 3.0 m (W)/47 cm – 2.0 m (T)
(1.5 – 9.8 ft. (W)/1.5 – 6.6 ft. (T))
Macro: 30 – 47 cm (12 in. – 1.5 ft.) (W/T)
(When ISO speed is set to AUTO.)
Shooting Modes
Auto, Manual, Super macro*1, Color Accent*1,
(Still images) Color Swap*1, Special Scene*2, Stitch assist*1
(Movie) Standard, Compact, Color Accent, Color Swap
Continuous
Shooting
PowerShot A430:
Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Appendix
*1 Selectable in Manual mode.
*2 Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids&Pets, Indoor,
Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks
PowerShot A420:
Approx. 2.3 shots/sec. (Large/Fine mode)
Self-timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./
approx. 2-sec. delay or a Custom Timer
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Recording Media
SD memory card/MultiMediaCard
This camera has been tested with memory cards
up to 2 GB. All memory card functions cannot be
guaranteed.
File Format
Design rule for camera file system and DPOF
compliant
Data Type (Still images) Exif 2.2 (JPEG)*1
(Movies) AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG)
For PowerShot A430 only:
Sound Data: WAVE (monaural)
Compression
Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of
Large:
2272 × 1704 pixels
Recording Pixels
Medium 1: 1600 × 1200 pixels
(Still Images) Medium 2: 1024 × 768 pixels
Small:
640 × 480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode: 1600 × 1200 pixels
Wide:
2272 × 1280 pixels
Number of
Standard, Color Accent, Color Swap:
Recording Pixels
640 × 480 pixels (10 frames/sec.)
(Movies)
320 × 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.)
Recording can continue until the memory
card is full*
PowerShot A430: Max. Clip Size at one time:
1 GB**
PowerShot A420: Max. Clip Length at one
time: 3 minutes
Compact:
160 × 120 pixels (15 frames/sec.)
PowerShot A430: Max. Clip Length at one
time: 3 minutes**
PowerShot A420: Max. Clip Length at one
time: 3 minutes
* Using super high-speed memory cards
(SDC-512MSH recommended).
** Even if the clip size has not reached 1 GB,
recording will stop at the moment the clip length
reaches 1 hour.
Depending on the volume and data writing speed
of the memory card, recording may stop before
reaching 1 hour or before the recorded data
volume has reached 1 GB.
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Playback Modes
Single, Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified
(approx. 10x (max.) on LCD monitor; images
can be sent in the magnified state), Auto Play,
Movie, or Sound Memo (approx. 1 minute (max.)
record/play on PowerShot A430 only)
Direct Print
PictBridge compliant, Canon Direct Print, and
Bubble Jet Direct compatible
My Camera settings For PowerShot A430 only:
Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound,
self-timer sound, and shutter sound
Interface
USB (mini-B),
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
For PowerShot A430 only:
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable,
monaural audio)
Power Source
Two AA alkaline batteries
(included in the camera kit)
Two AA NiMH batteries (NB-3AH) (sold separately)
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 (sold separately)
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10 – 90%
Dimensions
PowerShot A430: 103.0 × 51.8 × 40.2 mm
(4.06 × 2.04 × 1.58 in.)
PowerShot A420: 103.3 × 51.8 × 40.2 mm
(4.07 × 2.04 × 1.58 in.)
Weight
(camera body only)
PowerShot A430: Approx. 160 g (5.64 oz.)
PowerShot A420: Approx. 150 g (5.29 oz.)
Appendix
*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.
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Battery Capacity
PowerShot A430
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor ON
(Based on the LCD Monitor Off
CIPA standard)
Playback
Time
AA Alkaline Batteries
(included with the camera)
Approx.
90 images
Approx.
600 images
Approx.
10 hours
AA NiMH Battery
(NB-3AH) (full charge)
Approx.
360 images
Approx.
1000 images
Approx.
12 hours
PowerShot A420
Number of Images Shot
LCD Monitor ON
(Based on the LCD Monitor Off
CIPA standard)
Playback
Time
AA Alkaline Batteries
(included with the camera)
Approx.
90 images
Approx.
600 images
Approx.
10 hours
AA NiMH Battery
(NB-3AH) (full charge)
Approx.
360 images
Approx.
1000 images
Approx.
12 hours
zThe actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions
and settings.
zMovie data is excluded.
zAt low temperatures, the battery performance may diminish and
the low battery icon may appear very rapidly. In such a case, the
performance can be improved by warming the batteries in your
pocket before use.
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Test Conditions
Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), alternating max.
wide angle and max. telephoto 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.
zA Canon-brand memory card is used.
* Until the battery returns to normal temperature
Playback: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F),
normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), continuous
playback at 3 seconds per image.
See Battery Handling Precautions (p. 85).
Appendix
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Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels
(Large)
2272 × 1704 pixels
(Middle 1)
1600 × 1200 pixels
(Middle 2)
1024 × 768 pixels
(Small)
640 × 480 pixels
(PostCard Date
Imprint Mode)
1600 × 1200 pixels
(Wide)
2272 × 1280 pixels
Compression
16 MB
SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
7
61
237
13
109
425
26
217
839
14
121
471
26
217
839
50
411
1590
25
211
816
45
372
1438
80
652
2518
56
460
1777
88
711
2747
138
1118
4317
26
217
839
317
9
81
17
144
559
34
279*
1078
Capable of smooth continuous shooting (p. 33). This reflects standard
shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may vary according
to the subject and shooting conditions.
* Smooth continuous shooting only available when card has been formatted
with a low level format.
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Movie
: Card included with the camera
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate
Standard
16 MB
SDC-128M
SDC-512MSH
640 × 480 pixels/
10 frames/sec.
23 sec. 3 min. 10 sec. 12 min. 16 sec.
320 × 240 pixels/
30 frames/sec.
22 sec.
Color
Accent
Color
Switch
Compact
160 × 120 pixels/
15 frames/sec.
3 min. 1 sec. 11 min. 42 sec.
1 min. 47 sec. 14 min. 29 sec. 55 min. 57 sec.
Maximum movie clip length:
: 1 hour,
: 3 min (3 min. for all
modes with the PowerShot A420). The figures indicate the maximum
continuous recording time.
Image Data Sizes (Estimated)
Compression
Recording Pixels
(Super Fine)
(Fine)
(Normal)
2002 KB
1116 KB
556 KB
(Middle 1)
1600 × 1200 pixels
1002 KB
558 KB
278 KB
(Middle 2)
1024 × 768 pixels
570 KB
320 KB
170 KB
(Small)
640 × 480 pixels
249 KB
150 KB
84 KB
–
558 KB
–
1495 KB
835 KB
418 KB
(PostCard Date Imprint
Mode)
1600 × 1200 pixels
(Wide)
2272 × 1280 pixels
Appendix
(Large)
2272 × 1704 pixels
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Standard
Recording Pixels
Frame Rate
File size
640 × 480 pixels
10 frames/sec.
660 KB/sec.
320 × 240 pixels
30 frames/sec.
660 KB/sec.
160 × 120 pixels
15 frames/sec.
120 KB/sec.
Color Accent
Color Switch
Compact
MultiMediaCard
Interface
Compatible with MultiMediaCard standards
Dimensions
32.0 × 24.0 × 1.4 mm (1.3 × 0.9 × 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 1.5 g (0.05 oz.)
SD Memory Card (Sold Separately)
Interface
Compatible with SD memory card standards
Dimensions
32.0 × 24.0 × 2.1 mm (1.3 × 0.9 × 0.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 2 g (0.07 oz.)
NiMH Battery NB-3AH (Sold Separately)
(Included with the separately sold NiMH NB4-300 or the Battery/
Charger Kit CBK4-300)
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Type
Nickel metal hydride battery
Nominal Voltage
1.2 V DC
Typical Capacity
2500 mAh (Lowest: 2300 mAh)
Cycle Life
Approx. 300 (estimated)
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.6 in.)
Length: 50.0 mm (2.0 in.)
Weight
Approx. 30 g (1.06 oz.)
Battery Charger CB-5AH (Sold Separately)
(Included with the separately sold Battery/Charger Kit CBK4-300)
Rated Input
100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
16 VA (100 V) - 21 VA (240 V)
Rated Output
565 mA*1, 1275 mA*2
Charging Time
Approx. 4 hours 40 minutes*1
Approx. 2 hour*2
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F)
Dimensions
65.0 × 105.0 × 27.5 mm (2.56 × 4.13 × 1.08 in.)
Weight (Including
the compact power
adapter cable)
Approx. 95 g (3.35 oz.)
*1 To charge four NB-3AH NiMH Batteries
*2 To charge two NB-3AH NiMH Batteries loaded one at each end of the
battery charger
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 (Sold
Separately)
(Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800)
Rated Input
100 – 240 V AC (50/ 60 Hz)
16 VA (100 V) – 20 VA (240 V)
Rated Output
3.2 V DC, 2.0 A
Operating
Temperatures
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Dimensions
42.6 × 104.0 × 31.4 mm (1.68 × 4.09 × 1.24 in.)
Weight
Approx. 180 g (6.35 oz.)
Appendix
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INDEX
A
AC Adapter Kit ACK800 ......... 90
AF .......................................... 46
AF Frame ............................... 16
AF-assist Beam ...................... 24
AiAF ....................................... 46
Auto Play (Slide Show) .......... 64
Auto Rotate Function ............. 54
B
Battery
Battery Capacity .............. 100
Handling ............................. 85
Installing.......Basic Guide: p. 1
Battery Charger CB-5AH ..... 105
C
Color Accent .......................... 42
Color Swap ............................ 43
Compact Power Adapter
CA-PS800 ........................... 105
Compression .......................... 31
Continuous Shooting ............. 33
Create Folder ......................... 55
Custom White Balance .......... 50
D
106
Date Battery ........................... 89
Date/Time
..................Basic Guide: p. 2, 26
Design Rule for Camera
File System ........................... 98
DIGITAL Terminal .................. 13
Digital Zoom ........................... 32
Direct Interface Cable
......................Basic Guide: p. 13
Direct Transfer
......................Basic Guide: p. 20
Download images to a computer
......................Basic Guide: p. 14
DPOF
Transfer Order ............. 24, 69
DPOF Print Order
Print Settings ......................66
Print Style ...........................68
E
Erasing
All Images ..........................65
Single Images
................. Basic Guide: p. 10
Exposure ................................48
F
File Number ......................17, 56
Flash ......... Basic Guide: p. 8, 12
Focus lock ..............................47
Focusing .................................46
FUNC. Menu ..........................21
FUNC./SET ......................14, 21
H
HF-DC1 ..................................93
I
Image Data Sizes
(Estimated) ..........................103
Image Destination ..................55
Index Playback .......................59
Indicator ............................14, 19
Infinity ........ Basic Guide: p. 9, 14
Interface Cable
..................... Basic Guide: p. 17
ISO Speed ..............................53
L
Language ...............................26
LCD Monitor
Information Displayed ........16
Night Display ......................15
Using the LCD Monitor .......15
Lens Retract ...........................26
M
Macro ....... Basic Guide: p. 9, 14
Magnifying ..............................58
Memory Card
Estimated Capacities ........102
Formatting ..........................29
Handling .............................87
Installing ...... Basic Guide: p. 1
Memory Cards ......................102
Menu .................................21, 23
FUNC. Menu ......................23
Menu List ............................23
Menus and Settings ............21
My Camera .........................27
Play Menu ..........................24
Rec. Menu ..........................24
Set up Menu .......................25
Messages ...............................82
Metering Modes ......................47
Mode Dial . Basic Guide: p. 5, 14
Movie
Editing ................................60
Playback .............................59
Shooting .............................37
Viewing ...............................59
Mute ........................................25
My Camera Settings ...............72
My Colors ...............................51
N
NB-3AH ................................104
O
Operation Sound ....................27
P
Play Menu ...............................24
Playback Mode
..................... Basic Guide: p. 10
Postcard Date Imprint Mode ...34
Power Button ..........................12
Power Saving Function ...........20
Print Menu ..............................24
Print Method ...........................26
Print/Share Button ..................14
Printing ... Basic Guide: p. 13, 66
Protect ....................................64
R
Rec. Menu .............................. 24
Recording Pixels .................... 30
Red-Eye Reduction
........................Basic Guide: p. 8
Reset All ................................. 28
Resetting the File Number ..... 56
Review ................................... 24
Rotate .................................... 62
S
Self-Timer .............................. 35
Selftimer Sound ..................... 27
Set up Menu ........................... 25
Shooting Mode
Auto ............Basic Guide: p. 5
Color Accent Mode ............ 42
Color Swap Mode .............. 43
Functions Available in Each
Shooting Mode ............... 112
Manual .........Basic Guide: p. 6
Movie ................................. 37
Special Scene
....................Basic Guide: p. 7
Stitch Assist ....................... 40
Super Macro ...................... 31
Shutter Button ........................ 12
Shutter Sound ........................ 27
Slide Show ............................. 64
Smooth Continuous Shooting 33
Sound Memos ........................ 62
Spot Frame ...................... 16, 48
Start-up Image ....................... 27
Start-up Sound ....................... 27
Stitch Assist ........................... 40
Super Macro .......................... 31
System Requirements
......................Basic Guide: p. 15
T
Telephoto ............................... 14
Terminal Cover ...................... 13
V
Video System ......................... 26
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W
White Balance ........................ 49
Wide Angle
..................Basic Guide: p. 8, 14
Wrist Strap ............................. 12
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Disclaimer
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the
information contained in this guide is accurate and complete,
no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions.
• Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the
hardware and software described herein at anytime without
prior notice.
• No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without the prior written
permission of Canon.
• Canon makes no warranties for damages resulting from
corrupted or lost data due to a mistaken operation or
malfunction of the camera, the software, SD memory cards
(SD cards), personal computers, peripheral devices, or use of
non-Canon SD cards.
Trademark Acknowledgments
• Canon, PowerShot, PIXMA and SELPHY are trademarks of Canon Inc.
• Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc., registered in the United States and/or other countries.
• Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• SD is a trademark.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 2005 Canon Inc. All rights reserved.
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FCC Notice
(Digital Camera, Model PC1185/PC1186)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions;
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for Class B digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart
B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications
should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the
equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.,
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
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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.
MEMO
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Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode
The chart below is a reference for the settings available for various shooting
conditions. The settings selected in each shooting mode are saved after you finish
shooting.
Function
Large
Medium 1
Recording Medium 2
Pixels
Small
Postcard
Wide
Super Fine
Compression Fine
Normal
Recording Pixels (Movie)/
Frame Rate
Auto
Auto with
Red-Eye Reduction
On with
Flash (2) Red-Eye Reduction
On
Off
Slow Synchro
Macro Mode
Infinity Mode
Single
Continuous Shooting
Shooting
Method
10-sec. Self-Timer
2-sec. Self-Timer
Custom Timer
Date Stamp
Autofocus Modes
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p. 34
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Function
AF-assist Beam
Digital Zoom
Evaluative
Metering
Method
Page
o
o
–
Center-Weighted Average o
Spot
–
Exposure Compensation
White Balance (7)
–
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My Colors
–
Auto Rotate
ISO Speed
Grid Lines
o
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* Default setting o Setting available U Setting can only be selected for the first image.
•
(Shaded Area): Setting is remembered even when the camera power is shut
off.
• With the exception of the [Date/Time], [Language], and [Video System
(PowerShot A430 only)] settings, all the other menu settings and changes made
with the camera buttons can be reset to the default
values in a single operation (p. 28).
(1) The recording pixels/frame rates for the
(Movie) mode are as follows.
Recording Pixels/
Frame Rate
640 × 480 pixels/
10 frames/sec.
o*
–
320 × 240 pixels/
30 frames/sec.
o
–
160 × 120 pixels/
15 frames/sec.
–
o
(2) The default flash setting is Auto with Red-Eye Reduction in the
modes,
Auto in the
modes, and Off in the
modes.
- The flash cannot be set in
mode.
mode, the camera will automatically use Slow Synchro mode.
- When the flash fires in
(3) You cannot switch between the Macro/Infinity modes when the camera is in the
modes.
(4)AF cannot be selected in the
modes.
(5)
only is available.
(6)This cannot be set in
or
modes.
(7)This cannot be set when My Colors is set to Sepia or B/W.
(8) Automatically set by the camera.
(9) Default setting is ISO AUTO.
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