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Battery Charger CB-2LX
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    • Reprinting, transmitting, or storing in a retrieval system any part of this guide without the permission of Canon is prohibited. • Canon reserves the right to change the contents of this guide at any time without prior notice. • Illustrations and screenshots in this guide may differ slightly from the actual equipment.

  • Page 2: Checking The Package Contents

    Read when you want to connect the camera to a computer. Detailed user guides (PDF format) for the included ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser programs are available on the Canon website (English only): http://web.canon.jp/imaging/information-e.html • A memory card is not included.

  • Page 3: Read This First

    This camera’s warranty is only effective in the country of sale. If there is a problem with the camera while abroad, please return it to the country of sale before proceeding with a warranty claim to a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. For Canon Customer Support contacts, please see the customer support list supplied with your camera.

  • Page 4

    What Do You Want to Do? Shoot ● Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings ... . 24 ● Just Taking Pictures (Easy mode) ..... . . 57 ●...

  • Page 5

    View ● Look at my pictures ........27 ●...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you learn more as you read each chapter. Checking the Package Contents ...2 Read This First ...3 What Do You Want to Do? ...4 Conventions Used in this Guide ...9 Safety Precautions...10...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Changing the Compression Ratio (Image Quality) ... 72 - Changing the ISO Speed... 74 Adjusting the White Balance ... 75 Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation) ... 76 W Continuous Shooting ... 77 Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) ... 78 Î...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents : Protecting Images ...121 ; Organizing Images by Category (My Category) ...123 \ Rotating Images ...125 = Resizing Images ...126 [ Trimming ...127 ? Adding Effects with the My Colors Function ...128 @ Making Dark Subjects Appear Brighter (i-Contrast)...129 ] Correcting the Red-Eye Effect...130 Printing from the Print List (DPOF)...131...

  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide, Shoot

    Conventions Used in this Guide • Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and switches. • Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets). • The directional buttons, control dial, and FUNC./SET button are represented by the following icons.

  • Page 10: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions • Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. • The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to prevent injuries to yourself and other persons, or damage to the equipment.

  • Page 11

    If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Use only the specified battery charger to charge the battery.

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    Safety Precautions • Playing back for a long time may cause feelings of discomfort. • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.). Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor. • When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera.

  • Page 13: View Movies, Getting Started, Shoot

    This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in A mode, and then how to view, erase and print the images you take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view movies and transfer images to a computer. Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera •...

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Use the included charger to charge the battery. CB-2LX CB-2LXE To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than 24 hours continuously. Remove the cover. Insert the battery. ● Align the marks on the battery and charger, then insert the battery by sliding it and down...

  • Page 15

    This is a normal characteristic of the battery and does not indicate a problem. However, if the battery bulges to the point where it will no longer fit into the camera, please contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. •...

  • Page 16: Inserting The Battery And Memory Card

    Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Insert the included battery and a memory card into the camera. Terminals Check the card’s write-protect tab. ● If the memory card has a write-protect tab, you will not be able to record images if the tab is in the locked position.

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    Removing the Battery and Memory Card Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Close the cover. ● Close the cover , and slide it locks into place with a click. Remove the battery. ● Open the cover and press the battery lock in the direction of the arrow.

  • Page 18

    Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card Memory Card Number of shots • Values are based on the default settings. • The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the subject and the memory card used.

  • Page 19: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the Date and Time The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these settings, be sure to set them. Reappearing Date/Time screen Set the correct date and time.

  • Page 20

    Setting the Date and Time Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Date/Time battery • The camera has a built-in date/time battery (backup battery) that allows the date/time settings to be retained about three weeks after the battery pack has been removed.

  • Page 21: Setting The Display Language

    Setting the Display Language You can change the language displayed in the LCD monitor menus and messages. What if the clock appears when the m button is pressed? The clock will display if too much time passes between pressing the m button and the n button in Step 2.

  • Page 22: Formatting Memory Cards

    Formatting Memory Cards Before you use a new memory card or one that has been used in other devices, you should format the card with this camera. Formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card.

  • Page 23: Pressing The Shutter Button, Shoot

    Pressing the Shutter Button The shutter button has two stops. To take images that are in focus, be sure to first press the shutter button lightly (halfway) to focus, then take the shot. Does the length of the shutter sound change? •...

  • Page 24: A Taking Pictures

    A Taking Pictures Since the camera can determine the subject and shooting conditions, you can let it automatically select the best settings for the scene and just shoot. The camera can also detect and focus on faces, setting the color and brightness to optimal levels.

  • Page 25

    AF Frames What if... • The camera does not play any sounds? Pressing the l button while turning on the camera power will turn off all sounds except for warning sounds. To turn the sounds on, press the n button, select the 3 tab, and then select [Mute]. Use the qr buttons to select [Off].

  • Page 26

    A Taking Pictures • The lamp lights when the shutter button is pressed halfway? To reduce red-eye and to assist in focusing, the lamp may light when shooting in dark areas. The h icon blinks when you try to take an image? •...

  • Page 27: Viewing Images

    1 Viewing Images You can view your images on the screen. Select the playback mode. Press the 1 button. ● The last image you took will appear. Select an image. Pressing the q button will cycle through the ● images in reverse order. Pressing the r button will cycle through ●...

  • Page 28: Erasing Images

    / Erasing Images You can select and erase images one at a time. Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing an image. Select the playback mode. Press the 1 button. ● The last image you took will appear. Select an image to erase.

  • Page 29: Printing Images

    2 Printing Images You can easily print the images you have taken if you connect the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer (sold separately). Items to Prepare • Camera and PictBridge compliant printer (sold separately) • Interface cable supplied with the camera (p. 2) Turn off the camera and printer.

  • Page 30

    Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details on printing. Canon-Brand PictBridge Compliant Printers (Sold Separately) By connecting your camera to one of the Canon-brand PictBridge compliant printers below, you can print your images without having to use a computer.

  • Page 31: E Shooting Movies

    E Shooting Movies The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot movies just by pressing the shutter button. If you continue shooting for a long time, the camera may become warm. This is not a malfunction. Shooting Time Set the mode dial to E.

  • Page 32

    E Shooting Movies Elapsed Time Microphone Estimated Shooting Times Memory Card 10 min. 53 sec. Shooting Time • Shooting times are based on default settings. • Shooting time can be checked on the screen in Step 2. • Max. clip length is approx. 29 minutes and 59 seconds. Recording also stops when the file size reaches 4 GB.

  • Page 33: Viewing Movies

    1 Viewing Movies You can view your movies on the screen. • When watching a movie on a computer, frames may drop, it may not play smoothly, and the audio may stop suddenly depending on the computer’s capabilities. • If you use the supplied software to copy the movie back onto the memory card, you can play back the movie smoothly.

  • Page 34: Computer

    Viewing images Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher Viewing movies Core2 Duo 1.66 GHz or higher Viewing images Viewing movies 1 GB or more Interface Free Hard Disk Canon Utilities Space Display 1,024 x 768 pixels or higher Macintosh Mac OS X (v10.4 – v10.5)

  • Page 35

    Items to Prepare • Camera and computer • DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk supplied with the camera (p. 2) • Interface cable supplied with the camera (p. 2) Preparations Windows XP and Mac OS X (v10.4) are used for these explanations. Transferring Images to a Computer Install the software.

  • Page 36

    Turn on the camera. Press the 1 button to turn on the camera. ● Open CameraWindow. Windows ● Select [Canon CameraWindow] and click [OK]. CameraWindow will appear. ● If CameraWindow does not appear, click the [Start] menu and select [All Programs]...

  • Page 37

    Transfer Images Transferred images will be sorted by date and saved in separate folders in the “My Pictures” folder for Windows or the “Pictures” folder for Macintosh. Transferring Images to a Computer Macintosh CameraWindow will appear when you establish a connection between the camera and computer.

  • Page 38: Accessories

    Accessories Supplied with Camera Wrist Strap WS-DC9 Battery Pack NB-5L (with Terminal Cover) Battery Charger CB-2LX/CB-2LXE AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 DC Coupler DR-30 Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 *1 Also available for purchase separately. *2 See the user guide supplied with the printer for more information on the printer and interface cables.

  • Page 39

    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).

  • Page 40: Separately Sold Accessories

    Separately Sold Accessories The following camera accessories are sold separately. Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be available. Power Supplies • AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 This kit lets you power the camera using household power. Recommended for powering the camera for an extended period of time or when connecting to a computer.

  • Page 41: Learning More

    Learning More This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what displays on the screen, as well as the basic operating instructions.

  • Page 42: Components Guide

    Components Guide Lamp (Self-Timer Lamp (p. 67) / AF Assist Beam (p. 143) / Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 142)) Microphone (p. 32) Lens Zoom Lever Shooting: i (Telephoto) / j (Wide Angle) (p. 24) Playback: k (Magnify) / g (Index) (p.

  • Page 43

    Screen (LCD Monitor) (p. 44) Indicator (p. 46) c (Direct Print) Button (pp. 29, 145) 1 (Playback) Button (pp. 27, 109) HDMI OUT Mini Terminal (p. 117) A/V OUT (Audio/Video Output) DIGITAL Terminal Terminal Cover n (Menu) Button (p. 48) l (Display) Button (pp.

  • Page 44: Information Displayed On The Screen

    Information Displayed on the Screen Shooting (Information Display) Battery Charge Indicator (p. 15) Camera Orientation* Drive Mode (p. 77) My Colors (p. 78) White Balance (p. 75) i-Contrast (p. 95) Camera Shake Warning ( p. 144 ) Metering Modes (p. 88) Compression (Image Quality) (p.

  • Page 45

    Playback (Detailed Information Display) Print List (p. 131) My Category (p. 123) Shooting Mode Shutter Speed Exposure Compensation (p. 76) White Balance (p. 75) Histogram (p. 46) Image Editing (pp. 125 – 130) Compression (Image Quality) (p. 72), (Movies) (p. 104) Recording Pixels (p.

  • Page 46: Indicator

    Information Displayed on the Screen Display in Dark Conditions during Shooting The display automatically brightens when shooting in dark conditions, allowing you to check the composition (Night Display function). However, the brightness of the image on the screen, and the brightness of the actual image recorded may be different.

  • Page 47: M Func. Menu – Basic Operations

    m FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations You can set commonly used functions using the FUNC. menu. The menu items and options differ depending on the mode (p. 156). You can also use the FUNC. menu in the playback mode. Selectable Options Menu Items Display the FUNC.

  • Page 48: N Menu – Basic Operations

    n Menu – Basic Operations Various functions can be set from the menus. The menu items are organized under tabs, such as for shooting (4) and playback (1). The menu items differ depending on the mode (pp. 158 – 161). Display the menu.

  • Page 49: Changing The Sound Settings

    Changing the Sound Settings You can silence or adjust the volume of camera sounds. Muting Sounds Adjusting the Volume Display the menu. Press the n button. ● Select [Mute]. Press the qr buttons to select the 3 tab. ● Press the op buttons or turn the  dial ●...

  • Page 50: Changing The Screen Brightness

    Changing the Screen Brightness The screen brightness can be changed in two ways. With the Menu With the l Button • The next time you turn on the camera, the screen will be at the brightness setting selected in the 3 tab. When you have set the brightness to its highest setting in the 3 tab, you •...

  • Page 51: Returning The Camera To Default Settings

    Returning the Camera to Default Settings When you have mistakenly changed a setting, you can reset the camera to the default settings. Are there functions that cannot be reset? The [Date/Time] (p. 19) in the 3 tab, [Language] (p. 21), [Video System] •...

  • Page 52: Low Level Memory Card Formatting

    Low Level Memory Card Formatting Perform low level formatting when you think that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has dropped. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before low level formatting the memory card. About low level formatting When the [Memory card error] message appears, or when the camera does not work correctly, low level formatting the memory card may solve the problem.

  • Page 53

    Power Saving Function (Auto Power Down) To save battery power, the camera shuts down automatically when it is not operated for a certain time. Power Saving during Shooting The monitor will turn off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated.

  • Page 54: Clock Functions

    Clock Functions You can check the current time. Press and hold the m button, then press the power button to display the clock. Hold the m button pressed. ● A screen like that on the left appears showing the current time. ●...

  • Page 55

    Conditions and Commonly This chapter explains how to shoot in different conditions, as well as how to use common functions, such as the flash and self-timer. • When you select a shooting mode that matches a particular set of conditions, the camera will automatically select any necessary settings. All you need do is press the shutter button to take an optimized picture.

  • Page 56: Shooting In Easy Mode

    9 Shooting in Easy mode The explanations of camera operations and behavior below are basically the same as in "A Taking Pictures" (p. 24) except that operational instructions are displayed on the screen, and the camera is set so that only the buttons explained on this page are functional.

  • Page 57: Viewing Or Erasing In Easy Mode

    9 Viewing or Erasing in Easy mode The explanations for viewing or erasing unwanted images are basically the same as in "1 Viewing Images" (p. 27) and "/ Erasing Images" (p. 28) except that operational instructions are displayed on the screen, and the camera is set so that only the buttons explained on this page are functional.

  • Page 58: Shooting In Various Conditions

    Shooting in Various Conditions The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you select the matching mode. Select the shooting mode. ● Set the mode dial to the desired mode. Shoot. I Take portraits (Portrait) ●...

  • Page 59: K Shooting In Special Scenes

    In F, V or H mode, images may appear coarse because the ISO speed (p. 74) is increased to match the shooting conditions. K Shooting in Special Scenes The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you select the matching mode.

  • Page 60

    K Shooting in Special Scenes , Take nightscapes (Night Scene) ● Lets you take beautifully lit city nightscapes or night backgrounds. t Take shots of fireworks (Fireworks) ● Lets you take shots of fireworks in vivid colors. w Take shots of people at the beach (Beach) ●...

  • Page 61

    P Take shots of people in snow Z Shoot using high ISO speed In t mode, attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from • moving and blurring the image. Additionally, you are recommended to set [IS Mode] to [Off] (p. 144). In y mode, images may appear coarse because the ISO speed (p.

  • Page 62: Turning The Flash Off

    ! Turning the Flash Off You can shoot with the flash turned off. What if the indicator blinks orange and a flashing appears? When you press the shutter button halfway in low light conditions where camera shake is likely, the indicator will blink orange and a flashing screen.

  • Page 63

    Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) You can use the digital zoom to zoom up to a maximum of 48x and capture subjects that are too far away for the optical zoom (p. 24) to enlarge. The images may appear coarse, however, depending on the recording pixel setting (p.

  • Page 64

    Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) The focal length when using digital zoom is equivalent). Digital Tele-Converter The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.5x or 2.0x. This enables a faster shutter speed and less chance of camera shake than the zoom (including digital zoom) used by itself at the same zoom factor.

  • Page 65: Inserting The Date And Time

    Inserting the Date and Time You can insert the shooting date and time in the lower right corner of an image. Once inserted, however, they cannot be deleted. Be sure to check beforehand that the date and time are correctly set (p. 19). Inserting and printing the date and time in images which do not have an embedded date and time •...

  • Page 66: Ò Using The Self-timer

    Ò Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the camera operator. The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. You can change the delay time and number of shots (p. 80). Press the p button.

  • Page 67: Using The Face Self-timer

    " Using the Face Self-Timer Once you compose the shot, such as for a group photo, and press the shutter button, the camera will take three shots in a row two seconds after it detects your face (p. 84) when you enter the composition. What if a face is not detected? Even if your face is not detected after joining the subjects, the shutter will release approximately 30 seconds later.

  • Page 69

    Selecting Settings Yourself In this chapter you will learn how to use the various functions in G mode to progressively advance your shooting skills. This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G. • G stands for Program AE. •...

  • Page 70: G Shooting In Program Ae, H Turning The Flash On

    G Shooting in Program AE You can select the settings for various functions to suit your preferences. AE stands for Auto Exposure. What if the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed in red? If a correct exposure cannot be obtained when pressing the shutter button halfway, the shutter speed and aperture value display in red.

  • Page 71

    e Shooting Close-ups (Macro/Super Macro) You can shoot an object at a close distance or even shoot extreme close- ups of it. In œ mode you can approach the subject even closer than in e mode. The optical zoom (p. 24) or digital zoom (p. 63) cannot be used. Shooting Range e Macro œ...

  • Page 72: Changing The Recording Pixels

    Changing the Recording Pixels If you use the flash when shooting in macro mode, the edges of the image may darken. Changing the Recording Pixels You can select the recording pixels (image size) from six settings. If you select , you cannot use the Digital Zoom (p. 63) or Digital Tele- Converter (p.

  • Page 73

    0.3 M/640 x 480 (Widescreen) 4000 x 2248 • The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings. Approximate Values for Paper Size A4, Letter size 5"...

  • Page 74: Changing The Iso Speed

    - Changing the ISO Speed Approximate Values for ISO Speed Automatically adjusts the ISO speed to the shooting mode and shooting conditions. Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting. Cloudy, Twilight Nightscapes, Dark interiors High Changing the ISO speed • Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images, but there may be an increased chance of image blurring in certain shooting conditions.

  • Page 75: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance The white balance (WB) function sets the optimal white balance for natural looking colors. Auto Automatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting conditions. Day Light Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting Cloudy Cloudy, shady, twilight conditions Tungsten Tungsten, bulb-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting Warm-white fluorescent, cool-white fluorescent, warm-white-type...

  • Page 76

    Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation) • It is recommended to set the exposure compensation to ±0 (p. 76). • When you take the white balance data using the flash, be sure to take it in an optimal shooting range (p. 75). Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation) You can adjust the standard exposure set by the camera in 1/3-stop...

  • Page 77: W Continuous Shooting

    W Continuous Shooting You can shoot continuously at a fixed interval. Drive Mode Continuous Continuous Shooting AF Continuous Shooting LV • Cannot be used with the self-timer (pp. 66, 67, 80). • As the number of images increases, the shooting intervals may take longer.

  • Page 78

    Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) You can change the tone of an image to sepia or black and white when shooting. My Colors Off Vivid Neutral Sepia Positive Film Lighter Skin Tone Darker Skin Tone Vivid Blue Vivid Green Vivid Red Custom Color...

  • Page 79: Î Shooting Using The Two Second Self-timer

    Custom Color The contrast, sharpness, color saturation, red, green, blue, and skin tones in an image can be selected and set from 5 different levels. Î Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer You can set the self-timer to a delay of approximately two seconds. Î...

  • Page 80: Customizing The Self-timer

    $ Customizing the Self-Timer You can set the time delay (0 – 30 seconds) and the number of shots taken (1 – 10 shots). What if the number of shots is set to two or more shots? • Exposure and white balance settings are set with the first shot. •...

  • Page 81: Shooting Using A Tv Monitor, Changing The Composition With The Focus Lock

    Shooting Using a TV Monitor You can use a TV to display the camera screen content. • Connect the camera to a TV as described in “Viewing Images on a TV” (p. 116). • Shooting procedures are the same as when using the camera’s monitor. TV display is not available when using the HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a high-definition TV.

  • Page 83

    Getting More Out of Your This chapter serves as the advanced version of Chapter 4 and explains how to take pictures using various functions. This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to G. • • The sections “M Setting the Shutter Speed” (p. 92), “B Setting the Aperture Value”...

  • Page 84: Changing The Af Frame Mode

    Changing the AF Frame Mode You can change the AF (Auto Focus) frame mode to match the conditions you want to shoot. Face Detect • Detects people’s faces and sets the focus, exposure (evaluative metering only) and white balance ( •...

  • Page 85: Magnifying The Focal Point

    Magnifying the Focal Point You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus. What if the display does not magnify? The display will not appear magnified in [Face Detect] mode if a face cannot be detected or is too big in relation to the screen. In [Center] mode, it will not appear magnified if the camera cannot focus.

  • Page 86: Shooting With The Af Lock, Shooting With Servo Af

    Shooting with the AF Lock The focus can be locked. After locking the focus, the focal distance will not change even when you release your finger from the shutter button. Shooting with Servo AF While the shutter button is pressed halfway, the focus will continue to adjust, allowing you to take pictures of moving subjects without missing a shot.

  • Page 87: Selecting The Person To Focus On (face Select)

    0 Selecting the Person to Focus On (Face Select) You can select a specific person's face to focus on and then shoot. Frame Confirming the number of detected faces Keeping the c button pressed will display the number of faces detected by the camera (35 at the most) (green: main subject’s face, white: detected face).

  • Page 88: Switching The Focus Setting And Shoot, Changing The Metering Mode

    Switching the Focus Setting and Shoot You can switch the AF setting and shoot. The camera focuses continually on whatever it is aimed at even when Continuous the shutter button is not pressed. This allows you to shoot without missing opportunities. The camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

  • Page 89: Shooting In Manual Focus Mode

    Shooting in Manual Focus Mode You can manually set the focus. • You cannot change the AF frame setting while focusing manually. If you want to change the AF frame, cancel the manual focus mode first. If [MF-Point Zoom] is set to [On] in the 4 tab, the image at the center of •...

  • Page 90: Shooting With The Ae Lock

    Using the Manual Focus in Combination with the Auto Focus (Safety MF) First, manual focus is used to roughly focus, then from that focus position the camera automatically focuses more accurately. ¤ Shooting with the AE Lock When you wish to take several shots with the same exposure, you can set the exposure and focus separately using the AE lock.

  • Page 91: Shooting With The Fe Lock, Shooting With Slow Synchro

    ¤ Shooting with the FE Lock Just as with the AE lock (p. 90), you can lock the exposure for shooting with the flash. FE stands for “Flash Exposure”. … Shooting with Slow Synchro You can make the main subject, such as people, appear bright by having the camera provide the appropriate illumination with the flash.

  • Page 92: M Setting The Shutter Speed

    M Setting the Shutter Speed You can set the shutter to the speed at which you want to shoot. The camera will set the appropriate aperture value for the shutter speed you set. M stands for "Time value". Available Shutter Speeds 15", 13", 10", 8", 6", 5", 4", 3"2, 2"5, 2", 1"6, 1"3, 1", 0"8, 0"6, 0"5, 0"4, 0"3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500,...

  • Page 93: B Setting The Aperture Value

    B Setting the Aperture Value You can set the aperture to a value at which you want to shoot. The camera will set the appropriate shutter speed for the aperture value you set. B stands for "Aperture value". Available Aperture Values F3.4, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.3, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0 •...

  • Page 94: D Setting The Shutter Speed And Aperture Value

    D Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture Value You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to shoot images. D stands for "Manual". Standard Exposure Level Indicator Exposure Level Aperture Value Shutter Speed • The standard exposure is calculated according to the selected metering method (p.

  • Page 95: Brighter (i-contrast)

    @ Making Dark Subjects Appear Brighter (i-Contrast) The camera can automatically detect and compensate for faces or subjects that appear dark in certain shooting conditions. Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse or the exposure setting may not be suitable. You can correct recorded images (p.

  • Page 96: Œ Red-eye Correction

    Œ Red-Eye Correction You can automatically correct red eyes in images taken with the flash. Red-eye correction may be applied to other red parts than red eyes. For example, when red make-up has been used around eyes. • You can correct recorded images (p. 130). If you press the r button as shown on the screen in Step 2 and then •...

  • Page 97: Checking For Shut Eyes, Setting The Flash

    Checking for Shut Eyes When the camera detects that there is a possibility that people have their eyes shut, appears. , " and mode, the function is only available for the last image shot. Setting the Flash The flash automatically adjusts depending on the subject and fires. You can change the settings so that the flash does not adjust automatically.

  • Page 98: Setting The Flash Exposure Compensation, Setting The Flash Output, Exposure Compensation

    Setting the Flash Exposure Compensation Just like with exposure compensation (p. 76), you can adjust the exposure ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments when using the flash. In M and B shooting modes, set [Flash Mode] to [Auto] in advance (p. 97). •...

  • Page 99

    Exposure Compensation When Shooting With A Flash (Safety FE) The camera automatically changes the shutter speed or aperture value when the flash fires to avoid overexposing and blowing out the highlights in the scene. In M and B shooting modes, set [Flash Mode] to [Auto] in advance (p.

  • Page 100: Changing The Color And Shooting

    Changing the Color and Shooting You can change the look of an image when shooting. However, the shooting conditions may cause the image to become coarse, or the colors may not come out as expected. T Color Accent You can select to retain a single color and change the rest to black and white in a composition.

  • Page 101

    Changing the Color and Shooting Select Y. Follow Step 1 on p. 59 to select Y. ● Press the l button. ● The unchanged image and the Color Swap image will both display. ● The default setting is to change green to gray.

  • Page 102: L Shooting Stitch Assist Images

    L Shooting Stitch Assist Images • Using the flash may cause unexpected results in this mode. • The recorded color and range of colors will be saved even if you turn off the power. • Under some conditions, the image may appear coarse. L Shooting Stitch Assist Images Large subjects can be split into several shots that can later be merged together using the included software on a computer to create a panoramic image.

  • Page 103: Functions For Shooting Movies

    Using Various Functions for Shooting Movies This chapter provides more advanced information than the "E Shooting Movies" and "1 Viewing Movies" sections of Chapter 1. This chapter assumes that the mode dial is set to E. •...

  • Page 104: Changing The Movie Mode, Changing The Image Quality

    Changing the Movie Mode You can select between three movie modes. E Standard Normal mode. These shooting modes let you change all colors except the selected > Color Accent color to black and white, or exchange the selected color for another color, when shooting.

  • Page 105: Ae Lock/exposure Shift

    320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. Estimated Shooting Time Image Quality (Frame Rate) • Based on Canon’s testing standards. • Maximum clip length is approximately 29 minutes and 59 seconds in . Recording also stops when the file size reaches 4 GB. •...

  • Page 106: Other Shooting Functions, Playback Functions

    Other Shooting Functions The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. For > and z modes, the functions with an * attached can be used in the same way as for still images. • Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) (p.

  • Page 107: Editing

    Summary for “1 Viewing Movies” (p. 33) Exit Playback Slow Motion Playback (you can use the qr buttons to adjust the speed. Sound will not play back.) Display the first frame Previous frame (Rewind if you hold down the m button.) Next frame (Fast forward if you hold down the m button.) Display the last frame Edit (p.

  • Page 108

    * Editing • When [Overwrite] in Step 4 is selected, the unedited movie is overwritten with the edited movie, erasing the original movie. • When there is not enough space left on the memory card, only [Overwrite] can be selected. •...

  • Page 109

    Using Playback and Other The first part of this chapter explains various ways to play back and edit images. The latter part explains how to specify images for printing. Press the 1 button to select the Playback mode before operating the •...

  • Page 110: Quickly Searching Images

    Quickly Searching Images g Searching Images Using Index Display Displaying multiple images at a time lets you quickly find the image you want. Searching Images Using the Control Dial Turn the control dial to quickly search images. You can also jump by the shooting date.

  • Page 111: Viewing Images In Filtered Playback

    ‚ Viewing Images in Filtered Playback When there are many images on the memory card, you can filter and display them by a specified condition. You can also delete (p. 118) or protect (p. 121) all images at once in the filtered condition. , ;, Search by Shot Date...

  • Page 112: Viewing Slideshows

    . Viewing Slideshows Filtered Playback You can use the following functions in filtered playback for processing the filtered images at once. • “/ Erasing All Images” (p. 118) Protecting Images” (p. 121) . Viewing Slideshows You can automatically play back images recorded to a memory card. Each image displays for approximately 3 seconds.

  • Page 113

    Changing Settings You can change the time that slideshow images are displayed, transition effects and set the slideshow to repeat. You can select from seven transition effects when switching between images. . Viewing Slideshows Select [Slideshow]. Press the n button, select ●...

  • Page 114: Checking The Focus

    Checking the Focus You can magnify the area of a recorded image that was inside the AF frame or the area of a face that was detected to check the focus. Press the l button, and switch to the focus check display (p. 45). A white frame will appear where the AF frame or face was when the focus was set.

  • Page 115: K Magnifying Images, Changing Image Transitions

    k Magnifying Images Approximate Location of Displayed Area Changing Image Transitions You can select from three transition effects when switching between images in single image playback. Move the zoom lever toward k. ● The display will zoom in on the image and, if you continue to hold the zoom lever, it will continue to zoom in up to a factor of 10x.

  • Page 116: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing Images on a TV Using the supplied AV cable, you can connect the camera to a TV to view images you have shot. Items to Prepare • Camera and TV • AV cable supplied with the camera (p. 2) White or black Yellow Yellow...

  • Page 117: Viewing Images On A High-definition Tv

    Viewing Images on a High-Definition TV Use the separately sold HDMI cable HTC-100 to connect the camera with a high-definition TV for enhanced viewing experience. The supplied AV cable and the separately sold HDMI cable HTC-100 cannot be plugged into the camera simultaneously. This could cause the camera to malfunction.

  • Page 118: Erasing All Images

    / Erasing All Images You can select images and erase them in groups. Since erased images cannot be recovered, exercise adequate caution before erasing. Protected images (p. 121) cannot be erased. Selecting Images Individually Select [Erase]. Press the n button, select the 1 tab ●...

  • Page 119

    Select Range / Erasing All Images Press the n button. Erase. Press the qr buttons or turn the  dial, ● select [OK] and press the m button. Select [Select Range]. ● Follow Step 2 on p. 118 to select [Select Range] and press the m button.

  • Page 120

    / Erasing All Images Select images with the  dial You can also select the first or last image by turning the  dial when the upper screen in Steps 2 and 3 is displayed. Select All Images Erase. Press the p button to select [Erase], then ●...

  • Page 121: Protecting Images

    : Protecting Images You can protect important images so that they cannot be erased by the camera (pp. 28, 118). If you format the memory card (p. 52), protected images will also be erased. • Protected images cannot be erased with the camera’s erase function. To erase an image, cancel protection first.

  • Page 122

    : Protecting Images Select All Images You can unlock groups of protected images if you select [Unlock] in Step 2, while in [Select Range] or [All Images]. Protect images. Press the p button, select [Protect] and ● press the m button. Select [All Images].

  • Page 123

    ; Organizing Images by Category (My Category) You can organize images in categories. You can display the images in a category in the Filtered Playback (p. 111) and process all images at once by using the functions below. • Viewing Slideshows (p. 112), Erasing All Images (p. 118), Protecting Images (p.

  • Page 124

    ; Organizing Images by Category (My Category) Selecting Images Individually Select Range If you select [Deselect] in Step 2, you can deselect all of the images in the [Select Range] category. Select [Select]. ● Follow Step 2 above to select [Select] and press the m button.

  • Page 125: Rotating Images

    \ Rotating Images You can change the orientation of an image and save it. Movies with a resolution of cannot be rotated. Using the Menu Select \. Press the m button to select \ in the ● FUNC. menu, then press the m button again.

  • Page 126: Resizing Images

    = Resizing Images You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file. • You cannot resize an image to a larger size. • You cannot resize images taken with the Select [Resize]. Press the n button and select the 1 ●...

  • Page 127: Trimming

    [ Trimming You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file. Trimming Area Trimming Area Display Recorded pixels after trimming Select [Trimming]. Press the n button, select the 1 ● tab and [Trimming], then press the m button.

  • Page 128: Adding Effects With The My Colors Function

    • , and • The width and height ratio of an image that can be changed is fixed at 4:3 (for a vertical image 3:4). • The number of recorded pixels in a trimmed image will be smaller than before trimming. ? Adding Effects with the My Colors Function You can change the color of an image and save it as a separate image.

  • Page 129: Making Dark Subjects Appear Brighter (i-contrast)

    @ Making Dark Subjects Appear Brighter (i-Contrast) Detects and compensates for dark sections of subjects or people’s faces and saves the image as a separate file. You can select 4 levels of correction: [Auto], [Low], [Medium] or [High]. What if the image wasn’t corrected by the [Auto] option as well as you would like? Select [Low], [Medium] or [High] and adjust the image.

  • Page 130: Correcting The Red-eye Effect

    ] Correcting the Red-Eye Effect You can automatically correct red eyes in images and save them as new files. • Some images may not be properly corrected. • When [Overwrite] in Step 4 is selected, the uncorrected image is overwritten with the corrected data, erasing the original image. •...

  • Page 131

    Printing from the Print List (DPOF) You can add images to the print list (DPOF) directly after shooting or while in playback by pressing the c button. You can print from a print list simply by connecting your camera and printer. These selection methods comply with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standards.

  • Page 132

    Printing from the Print List (DPOF) Print Added Images The following examples use the Canon SELPHY series printers. Please also refer to the Personal Printing Guide. Number of copies to print Connect the camera to the printer (p. 29). Print.

  • Page 133: Selecting Images For Printing (dpof)

    Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF) You can select certain images on a memory card for printing (up to 998 images) and specify the number of print copies so they can be printed together or processed at a photo developer service. You can then print all the selected images at once or take the memory card to a photo developer to order prints.

  • Page 134

    Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF) • With [Index] selected, the [Date] and [File No.] options cannot be set to [On] at the same time. • The date will be printed in the style set in the [Date/Time] function in the 3 tab (p.

  • Page 135

    Select Range Set All Images to Print Once Clearing All Selections Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF) Select [Select Range]. ● Select [Select Range] in Step 1 on p. 134 and press the m button. ● Select images according to Steps 2 and 3 on p.

  • Page 137: Customizing The Camera

    Customizing the Camera You can customize various functions to suit your shooting preferences. The first part of this chapter explains convenient and commonly used functions. The latter part explains how to change shooting and playback settings to suit your purposes.

  • Page 138: Changing Functions

    Changing Functions You can customize convenient and commonly used functions from the 3 tab (p. 48). Turning off the Power Saving Function You can set the power saving function (p. 53) to [Off]. Setting it to [On] is recommended to save battery power. Setting the Screen Shut-Off Time You can adjust the time the screen takes to shut off automatically (p.

  • Page 139

    Using the World Clock When traveling abroad, you can record images with local dates and times simply by switching the time zone setting if you pre-register the destination time zones. You can enjoy the convenience of not having to switch the Date/Time settings. If you change the date or time in the and date will automatically change.

  • Page 140

    Changing Functions Turning off Hints & Tips When you select an item in the FUNC. menu or when using the opqr buttons, hints and tips display. You can turn off this function. Changing the File Number Assignment Images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers in the order they were taken, from 0001 –...

  • Page 141

    Creating a Folder You can create new folders in which to save images. Creating Folders by Day and Time You can set a day and time for folder creation. Turning off Auto Rotate When you play back images on the camera or a computer, images shot in vertical orientation automatically rotate and display vertically.

  • Page 142: Changing Shooting Functions

    Changing Shooting Functions Changing the Lens Retract Time For safety reasons, the lens retracts about 1 minute after pressing the 1 button when in a shooting mode (p. 53). You can set the retraction time to [0 sec.]. Changing Shooting Functions If you set the mode dial to G, you can change the settings in the 4 tab (p.

  • Page 143

    Turning off the AF Assist Beam The lamp will automatically light to assist focusing in low light conditions when you press the shutter button halfway. You can turn off the lamp. Changing the Image Display Time You can change the length of time the images display directly after shooting. Changing the Image Display Right After Shooting You can change the image display that appears after shooting.

  • Page 144

    Changing Shooting Functions Displaying the Overlay You can display gridlines for vertical and horizontal guidance, or a 3:2 guide to confirm the printable area for postcard size prints. • mode, you cannot set [3:2 Guide] or [Both]. • Grid Lines will not be recorded on the image. •...

  • Page 145

    • If camera shake is too strong, attach the camera to a tripod. It is recommended to set the IS Mode to [Off] when the camera is fixed to a tripod. • When using [Panning], hold the camera horizontally. Image stabilization does not work when the camera is held vertically.

  • Page 146: Changing Playback Functions, Changing The Start-up Image Or Sound

    Changing Playback Functions You can adjust the settings in the 1 tab by pressing the 1 button (p. 48). Selecting the Image that First Displays in Playback Changing the Start-up Image or Sound In the 3 tab, you can change the sounds played for each camera operation or set the start-up image that appears when the camera power is turned on.

  • Page 147

    Setting a Recorded Image as the Start-up Screen Image When you press the 1 button and set the camera to playback mode, you can register sounds and images. Any previously registered start-up image will be overwritten when registering a new start-up image. Using the included software to register sounds and the start-up screen image You can register sounds and start-up screen images that come with the included...

  • Page 149: Useful Information

    Useful Information This chapter introduces how to use the AC adapter kit (sold separately), troubleshooting tips and contains lists of functions. The index also appears at the end.

  • Page 150: Using Household Power

    Using Household Power If you use AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC30 (sold separately), you can use the camera without worrying about how much charge is left in the battery. The battery charger can also be used when abroad. The charger can be used in regions that have 100 - 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC power. If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug adapter.

  • Page 151: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you think there is a problem with the camera, first check the following. If the items below do not solve your problem, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the included customer support list. Power You pressed the power button, but nothing happened.

  • Page 152

    Troubleshooting appears when the shutter button was pressed halfway (p. 62). • Set the [IS mode] to [Continuous] (p. 144). Set the flash to h (p. 70). • • Increase the ISO speed (p. 74). • Attach the camera to a tripod. Image is blurred.

  • Page 153

    the subject is looking directly at the lamp. Even better results can be obtained by increasing the lighting in indoor settings or approaching closer to the subject. Recording images to the memory card takes a long time, or continuous shooting slows down. •...

  • Page 154: List Of Messages That Appear On The Screen

    Install the memory card in the correct direction when shooting (p. 16). Memory card error (p. 52) • Contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the camera. Memory card full •...

  • Page 155

    A lens error was detected. Press the power button to turn the camera off and back on (p. 42). If this error message continues to display, contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the lens.

  • Page 156: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Function Exposure Compensation (p. 76)/Exposure Shift (p. 105) Flash (pp. 62, 70, 91) Focusing Zone (pp. 71, 89) Self-Timer (pp. 66, 67, 79, 80) AF Lock (p. 86) AE Lock (pp. 90, 105)/FE Lock (p. 91) TV Display (p.

  • Page 157

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  • Page 158: Menus

    Menus 4 Shooting Menu Function AF Frame (p. 84) AF Frame Size (p. 84) Servo AF (p. 86) AF Mode (p. 88) Digital Zoom (p. 63) AF-Point Zoom (p. 85) AF-assist Beam (p. 143) MF-Point Zoom Safety MF (p. 90) Flash Settings (pp.

  • Page 159

    I J F — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...

  • Page 160

    Menus 3 Set up Menu Item Mute On/Off* Volume Set all operation sounds (5 levels). Set the sounds played for each camera Sound Options operation. LCD Brightness Set within a range of ±7. Add an image as start-up image. Start-up Image On*/Off Hints &...

  • Page 161

    1 Playback Menu Item Slideshow Plays back images automatically. My Category Categorizes images. Erase Erases images. Protect Protects images. i-Contrast Corrects dark portions of images. Red-Eye Correction Corrects red eyes in images. Trimming Trims portions of images. Resize Resizes and saves images. My Colors Adjusts colors in images.

  • Page 162: Handling Precautions

    LCD monitor. • Use a commercially available blower brush to remove dust from the lens. For stubborn dirt contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the customer support leaflet supplied with your camera. • When you move the camera rapidly from cold to hot temperatures, condensation may form on the internal or external surfaces of the camera.

  • Page 163: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Effective Pixels... Approx. 12.1 million Image Sensor ....1/2.3-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Lens .

  • Page 164

    Specifications Recording Media ....SD memory card, SDHC memory card, File Format .....Design rule for camera file system and DPOF Data Type .

  • Page 165

    Weight ......Approx. 65 g (2.29 oz.) (CB-2LX) • All data is based on tests by Canon. •...

  • Page 166: Index

    Index Numerics 3:2 Guide ... 144 AC Adapter Kit ... 40, 150 Accessories ... 38 AE Lock ... 90 Auto Focus AF Frame ... 25 AF Lock ... 86 Aquarium (Scene Mode) ... 60 Audio ... 49 AV Cable ... 2, 116 Battery Battery Charger ...

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    Supplementary Flash ... 40 Focus AF Frame ... 25 AF Frame Mode ... 84 AF Lock ... 86 AF-Point Zoom ... 85 Face Selection ... 87 Servo AF ... 86 Focus Check ... 114 Focus Lock ... 81 Format Memory Card, Formatting Formatting (Memory Card) ...

  • Page 168

    Index Printing ... 29 Program AE ... 70 Protect ... 121 Recording Pixels (Image Size) ... 72 Red-Eye Auto Correction ... 96 Correction ... 130 Reduction ... 142 Resizing (Making Images Smaller) ... 126 Rotating Images ... 125 SCN (Scene Mode) ... 58 Screen Display Language ...

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    If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516) 328-5600 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations...

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