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Preliminary Notes
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Contents: Basic
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    To jump to the beginning of a chapter, click the chapter • Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future. title at right. From chapter title pages, you can access topics by clicking their titles. ©CANON INC. 2013 CDD-E523-020...

  • Page 2: Compatible Memory Cards

    Cover Package Contents Compatible Memory Cards Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package. The following memory cards (sold separately) can be used, regardless of Contents: Basic If anything is missing, contact your camera retailer. capacity.

  • Page 3: Information

    Contents: Basic Operations • Take and review some test shots initially to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and Basic Guide affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages Advanced Guide arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory...

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    Cover Part Names and Conventions in This Guide A1400 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information A2600 Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Zoom lever Flash Shooting: < i (telephoto) > / <j (wide angle) > Smart Auto Tripod socket Playback: <k (magnify) >...

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    Cover • In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera Preliminary Notes buttons on which they appear, or which they resemble. and Legal Information • The following camera buttons and controls are represented by icons. Contents: Basic Operations <o>...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Cover Image Viewing Options ....71 Table of Contents Preliminary Notes Protecting Images ......72 and Legal Information Erasing Images ......74 Contents: Basic Rotating Images ......75 Operations Package Contents ......2 Smart Auto Mode ....33 Editing Still Images ......77 Compatible Memory Cards ....2 Basic Guide Shooting (Smart Auto) ....34...

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    Cover Contents: Basic Operations Preliminary Notes While adjusting image settings (Live View Control) ......and Legal Information Focus on faces ................. 34, 46, Shoot Contents: Basic Operations Without using the flash (Flash Off) ............Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode) ........Include yourself in the shot (Self-Timer) ........39, Basic Guide Shooting people well Add a date stamp .................

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    Basic Guide If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult to prevent injuries to yourself and other persons, or damage to the your camera retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. equipment. Advanced Guide •...

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    Cover • In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from the Caution Preliminary Notes Denotes the possibility of injury. flash. and Legal Information • When holding the camera by the strap, be careful not to bang it, This is due to the high intensity of the flash burning dust and foreign Contents: Basic subject it to strong impacts or shocks, or let it get caught on other...

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    Cover • Do not sit down with the camera in your pocket. Preliminary Notes Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen. and Legal Information Contents: Basic • When putting the camera in your bag, ensure that hard objects do Operations not come into contact with the screen.

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    Cover Basic Guide Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Gives basic instructions, from initial preparations to Smart Auto Mode shooting, playback, and saving on a computer Other Shooting Modes P Mode Playback Mode Setting Menu Accessories Appendix...

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    Cover Initial Preparations A2600 Preliminary Notes Charging the Battery and Legal Information Prepare for shooting as follows. Contents: Basic Before use, charge the battery with the included charger. Be sure to charge Operations Attaching the Strap the battery initially, because the camera is not sold with the battery charged. Basic Guide Thread the end of the strap through the Insert the battery.

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    Cover A2600 Preliminary Notes Inserting the Battery and Legal Information • To protect the battery and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge Contents: Basic it continuously for more than 24 hours. Insert the included battery. Operations • For battery chargers that use a power cord, do not attach the charger or cord to other objects.

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    ( ). Basic Guide The battery will pop up. Advanced Guide Compatible Batteries Camera Basics Use AA alkaline batteries or Canon AA NiMH batteries (sold separately, Smart Auto 88). Mode A1400 Other Shooting Inserting the Batteries Modes •...

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    Cover Inserting the Memory Card Close the cover. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as Insert a memory card (sold separately). Contents: Basic you slide it, until it clicks into the closed Note that before using a new memory card (or a memory card formatted Operations position ( ).

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    Cover Setting the Date and Time Finish the setup process. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <m> button to complete the Set the current date and time correctly as follows if the [Date/Time] screen Contents: Basic setting. The setting screen is no longer is displayed when you turn the camera on.

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    Cover Display Language Preliminary Notes Changing the Date and Time and Legal Information Adjust the date and time as follows. Change the display language as needed. Contents: Basic Operations Access the camera menu. Enter Playback mode. Basic Guide Press the <n> button. Press the <1>...

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    Cover Still Images Movies Compose the shot. Preliminary Notes Trying the Camera Out and Legal Information To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move Contents: Basic the zoom lever toward <i> (telephoto), Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or Operations and to zoom away from the subject, move movies, and then view them.

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    Cover Viewing Shooting Movies Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Start shooting. After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as Contents: Basic Press the movie button. The camera follows. Operations beeps once as recording begins, and Basic Guide [ Rec] is displayed with the elapsed time.

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    Cover Play movies. Preliminary Notes Erasing the Images and Legal Information Press the <m> button, press the You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when Contents: Basic <o><p> buttons to choose [ ], and erasing images, because they cannot be recovered. Operations then press the <m>...

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    Basic Guide Software Press the < > button to access the Help Advanced Guide After downloading the software from the Canon website and installing it, you menu. can do the following things on your computer. Camera Basics Press the <...

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    Basic Guide Mac OS X 10.6 Windows 7 SP1 System Mac OS X 10.7 • Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including Windows Vista SP2 Mac OS X 10.8* Advanced Guide supported OS versions. Windows XP SP3...

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    Cover When a message is displayed Install the files. Preliminary Notes prompting you to connect and Legal Information Turn the camera on, and follow the the camera, connect it to a Contents: Basic on-screen instructions to complete the Operations computer. installation process. Basic Guide With the camera turned off, open the The software will connect to the Internet...

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    21). camera and computer. Accessories For Windows, follow the steps introduced Appendix below. In the screen that displays, click the [ Index link to modify the program. Choose [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] and then click [OK].

  • Page 25

    From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] on the screen displayed when you turn the camera on in step 2. If CameraWindow is not displayed, Basic Guide click the [Start] menu and choose [All Programs] ► [Canon Utilities] ► [CameraWindow] ► [CameraWindow]. Advanced Guide •...

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    Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, *1 Also available for purchase separately. etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage *2 A genuine Canon accessory is also available (Interface Cable IFC-400PCU). and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to *3 High-Power Flash HF-DC1 also supported.

  • Page 27

    Cover Advanced Guide Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Camera Basics Smart Auto Mode Practical guide that introduces other camera basics and Other Shooting Modes describes shooting and playback options P Mode Playback Mode Setting Menu Accessories...

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    Cover On/Off Power-Saving Features (Auto Power Down) Preliminary Notes and Legal Information As a way to conserve battery power, the camera automatically deactivates Contents: Basic Shooting Mode the screen (Display Off) and then turns itself off after a specific period of Operations Press the power button to turn the inactivity. Basic Guide camera on and prepare for shooting. Power Saving in Shooting Mode To turn the camera off, press the power Advanced Guide...

  • Page 29

    Cover Shutter Button A1400 Preliminary Notes Optical Viewfinder and Legal Information To ensure your shots are in focus, always begin by holding the shutter Contents: Basic button halfway down, and once the subject is in focus, press the button all To conserve battery power when shooting, you can use the optical Operations the way down to shoot.

  • Page 30: Func. Menu

    Cover Shooting Display Options FUNC. Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <p> button to view other information on the screen, or to hide Configure commonly used functions through the FUNC. menu as follows. Contents: Basic the information. For details on the information displayed, see “On-Screen Note that menu items and options vary depending on the shooting mode Operations Information”...

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    Cover MENU Menu Finish the setup process. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <m> button. Configure a variety of camera functions through other menus as follows. Contents: Basic The screen before you pressed the Menu items are grouped by purpose on tabs, such as shooting [4], Operations <m> button in step 1 is displayed again, playback [1], and so on.

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    Cover Indicator Display Choose a setting. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons to choose a The indicator on the back of the camera 4) lights up or blinks Contents: Basic setting. depending on the camera status. Operations To choose settings with options not A2600 Basic Guide...

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    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Smart Auto Mode Smart Auto Mode Convenient mode for easy shots with greater control Other Shooting Modes over shooting P Mode Playback Mode Setting Menu Accessories Appendix Shooting (Smart Auto)

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    Cover Still Images Movies Shoot. Preliminary Notes Shooting (Smart Auto) and Legal Information Shooting Still Images Contents: Basic Focus. For fully automatic selection at optimal settings for specific scenes, simply Operations let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions. Press the shutter button halfway. The Basic Guide camera beeps twice after focusing, and Turn the camera on.

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    Cover Shooting Movies Finish shooting. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Start shooting. Press the movie button again to stop Contents: Basic shooting. The camera beeps twice as Press the movie button. The camera Operations recording stops. beeps once as recording begins, and Basic Guide Recording will stop automatically when Rec] is displayed with the elapsed...

  • Page 36

    Cover Preliminary Notes Movies and Legal Information A2600 • A blinking [h] icon displayed when you attempt to shoot indicates that Contents: Basic • The camera may become warm when shooting movies repeatedly Operations shooting is not possible until the flash has finished recharging. Shooting over an extended period. This does not indicate damage. can resume as soon as the flash is ready, so either press the shutter Basic Guide A2600...

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    Cover A2600 A1400 Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Scene Icons Scene Icons and Legal Information Contents: Basic In [ ] mode, shooting scenes determined by the camera are indicated In [ ] mode, shooting scenes determined by the camera are indicated Operations by the icon displayed, and corresponding settings are automatically by the icon displayed, and corresponding settings are automatically...

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    Cover Common, Convenient Features Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes On-Screen Frames and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic In [ ] mode, a variety of frames are displayed once the camera detects Zooming In Closer on Subjects (Digital Zoom) Operations subjects you are aiming the camera at.

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    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Using the Self-Timer and Legal Information • Moving the zoom lever will display the zoom bar (which indicates Contents: Basic the zoom position). The color of the zoom bar will change depending With the self-timer, you can include yourself in group photos or other timed Operations on the zoom range.

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    Cover Shoot. Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies and Legal Information For Still Images: Press the shutter button Customizing the Self-Timer Contents: Basic halfway to focus on the subject, and then Operations You can specify the delay (0 – 30 seconds) and number of shots (1 – 10). press it all the way down.

  • Page 41

    Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Deactivating the Flash Adding a Date Stamp and Legal Information Contents: Basic Prepare the camera for shooting without the flash as follows. The camera can add the shooting date to images, in the lower-right corner. Operations However, note that date stamps cannot be edited or removed, so confirm Basic Guide beforehand that the date and time are correct 16).

  • Page 42

    Choose from 5 levels of image resolution, as follows. For guidelines on Use camera DPOF print settings 97) to print how many shots at each resolution setting can fit on a memory card, see Advanced Guide Use the software downloaded from the Canon website to print “Number of Shots per Memory Card” 118). For details, refer to the Software Guide 21).

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    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Red-Eye Correction Changing Movie Image Quality and Legal Information Contents: Basic Red-eye that occurs in the flash photography can be automatically 2 image quality settings are available. For guidelines on the maximum Operations corrected as follows. movie length at each level of image quality that will fit on a memory card, Basic Guide see “Recording Time per Memory Card” 119).

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    Cover Helpful Shooting Features Customizing Camera Operation Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Customize shooting functions on the [4] tab of the menu as follows. Still Images Contents: Basic For instructions on menu functions, see “MENU Menu” 31). Checking for Closed Eyes Operations Basic Guide Still Images...

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    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Other Shooting Modes Smart Auto Mode Shoot more effectively in various scenes, and take shots Other Shooting Modes enhanced with unique image effects or captured using P Mode special functions Playback Mode...

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    Cover Specific Scenes Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies and Legal Information P Shoot with snowy backgrounds Choose a mode matching the shooting scene, and the camera will Contents: Basic (Snow) automatically configure the settings for optimal shots. Operations Bright, natural-colored shots of people Basic Guide Choose a shooting mode. against snowy backgrounds.

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    Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Brightness/Color Customization Shooting With Reduced Blur (Digital IS) and Legal Information (Live View Control) Contents: Basic Shoot with minimal camera shake and subject blur. In scenes without Operations people, continuously shot images can be combined to reduce camera Image brightness or colors when shooting can be easily customized as Basic Guide shake and noise.

  • Page 48: Applying Special Effects

    Cover Applying Special Effects Still Images Preliminary Notes Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect and Legal Information Add a variety of effects to images when shooting. (Fish-eye Effect) Contents: Basic Operations Choose a shooting mode. Shoot with the distorting effect of a fish-eye lens. Basic Guide Follow step 1 in “Specific Scenes” Choose [ ]. Advanced Guide 46) to choose a shooting mode.

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    Cover Return to the shooting screen Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes and shoot. Shots Resembling Miniature Models and Legal Information (Miniature Effect) Press the <n> button to return to the Contents: Basic Operations shooting screen, and then shoot. Creates the effect of a miniature model, by blurring image areas above and Basic Guide below your selected area.

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    Cover Still Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect Shooting in Monochrome and Legal Information (Toy Camera Effect) Contents: Basic Shoot images in black and white, sepia, or blue and white. Operations This effect makes images resemble shots from a toy camera by vignetting Basic Guide Choose [ ].

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    Cover Special Modes for Other Purposes Join the subjects in the Preliminary Notes shooting area and look at the and Legal Information camera. Still Images Contents: Basic Using the Face Self-Timer Operations After the camera detects a new face, the Basic Guide lamp blinking and self-timer sound will The camera will shoot about two seconds after detecting that the face of...

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    Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Shooting Long Exposures (Long Shutter) and Legal Information Contents: Basic Specify a shutter speed of 1 – 15 seconds to shoot long exposures. In this Operations case, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to prevent Basic Guide camera shake.

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    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics P Mode Smart Auto Mode More discerning shots, in your preferred shooting style Other Shooting Modes P Mode • Instructions in this chapter apply to the camera when set to <G> mode. •...

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    Cover Image Brightness (Exposure Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting in Program AE (<P> Mode) Compensation) and Legal Information Contents: Basic You can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting Operations Still Images Movies style. Adjusting Image Brightness Basic Guide (Exposure Compensation) Enter <G>...

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    Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Locking Image Brightness/Exposure Changing the Metering Method and Legal Information (AE Lock) Contents: Basic Adjust the metering method (how brightness is measured) to suit shooting Operations conditions as follows. Before shooting, you can lock the exposure, or you can specify focus and Basic Guide exposure separately.

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    Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Changing the ISO Speed Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) and Legal Information Contents: Basic Before shooting, excessively bright or dark image areas (such as faces or Operations Press the <m> button, choose [ ] in backgrounds) can be detected and automatically adjusted to the optimal the menu, and choose the desired option Basic Guide...

  • Page 57: Color And Continuous Shooting

    Cover Color and Continuous Shooting Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies and Legal Information Still Images Movies Custom White Balance Contents: Basic Adjusting White Balance Operations For image colors that look natural under the light in your shot, adjust white balance to suit the light source where you are shooting. Set the white Basic Guide By adjusting white balance (WB), you can make image colors look more balance under the same light source that will illuminate your shot.

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    Cover Shooting Range and Focusing Still Images Preliminary Notes Continuous Shooting and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic Hold the shutter button all the way down to shoot continuously. Shooting Close-ups (Macro) Operations For details on the continuous shooting speed, see “Continuous Shooting Basic Guide Speed”...

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    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies Shooting Distant Subjects (Infinity) and Legal Information Face AiAF Contents: Basic To restrict the focus to distant subjects, set the camera to [u]. For details Operations • Detects people’s faces, and then sets the focus, exposure (evaluative on the focusing range, see “Shooting Range”...

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    Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Still Images Movies and Legal Information Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Center Contents: Basic Operations Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows. One AF frame is displayed in the center. Effective for reliable focusing. Basic Guide Choose [Tracking AF].

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    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Still Images Changing the Focus Setting and Legal Information Shooting with Servo AF Contents: Basic You can change default camera operation of constantly focusing on Operations This mode helps avoid missing shots of subjects in motion, because the subjects it is aimed at, even when the shutter button is not pressed.

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    Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes Flash Shooting with the AF Lock and Legal Information Contents: Basic The focus can be locked. After you lock the focus, the focal position will not Changing the Flash Mode Operations change even when you release your finger from the shutter button. Basic Guide You can change the flash mode to match the shooting scene.

  • Page 63

    Cover Using Eco Mode Preliminary Notes [!] Off and Legal Information You can prepare the camera for shooting without the flash. This function allows you to conserve battery power in Shooting mode. When Contents: Basic the camera is not in use, the screen quickly darkens to reduce battery Operations consumption.

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    Cover Other Settings Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Deactivating the Digital Zoom and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic If you prefer not to use the digital zoom 38), you can deactivate it as Displaying Grid Lines Operations follows. Basic Guide Grid lines can be displayed on the screen for vertical and horizontal Configure the setting.

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    Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Magnifying the Area in Focus Changing the Image Display Style After Shots and Legal Information Contents: Basic You can check the focus by pressing the shutter button halfway, which will You can change how long images are displayed and what information is Operations enlarge the portion of the image in focus in the AF frame.

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    Cover Preliminary Notes Changing the Screen Displayed After Shots and Legal Information Set [Display Time] to [2 sec.], Contents: Basic [4 sec.], [8 sec.], or [Hold] Operations 65). Basic Guide Configure the setting. Advanced Guide Press the <o><p> buttons to choose [Display Info]. Press the <q><r> buttons Camera Basics to choose the desired option.

  • Page 67

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Playback Mode Smart Auto Mode Have fun reviewing your shots, and browse or edit them Other Shooting Modes in many ways P Mode • To prepare the camera for these operations, press the <1> button to Playback Mode enter Playback mode.

  • Page 68

    Cover Still Images Movies Play movies. Preliminary Notes Viewing and Legal Information To start playback, press the <m> button, Contents: Basic press the <o><p> buttons to choose After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as Operations ], and then press the <m>...

  • Page 69: Browsing And Filtering Images

    Cover Browsing and Filtering Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Switching Display Modes and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic Press the <p> button to view other information on the screen, or to hide Navigating Through Images in an Index Operations the information.

  • Page 70

    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes • When the camera has found no corresponding images for some Finding Images Matching Specified Conditions and Legal Information conditions, those conditions will not be available. Contents: Basic Find desired images quickly on a memory card full of images by filtering Operations image display according to your specified conditions. You can also protect Basic Guide • Options for viewing the images found (in step 3) include “Navigating Through 72) or delete 74) these images all at once.

  • Page 71: Image Viewing Options

    Cover Image Viewing Options Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Viewing Slideshows and Legal Information Still Images Contents: Basic Automatically play back images from a memory card as follows. Each Magnifying Images Operations image is displayed for about three seconds. Basic Guide Magnify an image.

  • Page 72: Protecting Images

    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Protecting Images Changing Slideshow Settings and Legal Information You can set up slideshows to repeat, and you can change the transitions Contents: Basic between images and the display duration of each image. Protect important images to prevent accidental erasure by the camera Operations 74).

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    Cover Specifying All Images at Once Preliminary Notes • Protected images on a memory card will be erased if you format the and Legal Information Choose [Select All Images]. card 82, 83). Contents: Basic Operations Following step 2 in “Using the Menu” 72), choose [Select All Images] and •...

  • Page 74: Erasing Images

    Cover Erasing All Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Erasing Images and Legal Information You can erase all images at once. Be careful when erasing images, Contents: Basic because they cannot be recovered. However, protected images You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when Operations cannot be erased.

  • Page 75: Rotating Images

    Cover Still Images Movies Choose an image. Preliminary Notes Rotating Images and Legal Information Once you choose an image following Contents: Basic step 2 in “Choosing Images Individually” Change the orientation of images and save them as follows. Operations 73), [ ] is displayed.

  • Page 76

    Cover Using the Menu Deactivating Auto Rotation Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Follow these steps to deactivate automatic rotation by the camera, which Choose [Rotate]. Contents: Basic rotates images shot in vertical orientation so they are displayed vertically on Operations Press the <n>...

  • Page 77: Editing Still Images

    Cover Editing Still Images Review the new image. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <n> button. [Display new Contents: Basic image?] is displayed. Operations • Image editing (= 77 – 79) is only available when the memory Press the <q><r> buttons to choose card has sufficient free space.

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    Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Correcting Red-Eye and Legal Information Contents: Basic Excessively dark image areas (such as faces or backgrounds) can be Automatically corrects images affected by red-eye. You can save the Operations detected and automatically adjusted to the optimal brightness. Insufficient corrected image as a separate file.

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    Cover Preliminary Notes • Some images may not be corrected accurately. and Legal Information • To overwrite the original image with the corrected image, choose Contents: Basic [Overwrite] in step 4. In this case, the original image will be erased. Operations •...

  • Page 80: Setting Menu

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Setting Menu Smart Auto Mode Customize or adjust basic camera functions for Other Shooting Modes greater convenience P Mode Playback Mode Setting Menu Accessories Appendix Adjusting Basic Camera Index Functions...

  • Page 81: Adjusting Basic Camera Functions

    Cover Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Hiding Hints and Tips Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Display of hints and tips for camera functions can be deactivated. Functions can be configured on the [3] tab. Customize commonly used Contents: Basic functions as desired, for greater convenience 31). Operations Choose [Hints &...

  • Page 82

    Cover Hiding the Start-up Screen Format the memory card. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information To begin the formatting process, press If you prefer, you can deactivate display of the start-up screen normally Contents: Basic the <o><p> buttons to choose [OK], shown when you turn the camera on.

  • Page 83

    Cover File Numbering Preliminary Notes Low-Level Formatting and Legal Information Perform low-level formatting in these cases: [Memory card error] is Your shots are automatically numbered in sequential order (0001 – 9999) Contents: Basic displayed, the camera is not working correctly, card image reading/writing is and saved in folders that store up to 2,000 images each.

  • Page 84

    Cover Date-Based Image Storage Power-Saving Adjustment Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Instead of saving images in folders created each month, you can have the Adjust the timing of automatic camera and screen deactivation (Auto Power Contents: Basic camera create folders each day you shoot to store shots taken that day. Down and Display Off, respectively) as needed 28).

  • Page 85

    Cover World Clock Date and Time Preliminary Notes and Legal Information To ensure that your shots will have the correct local date and time when you Adjust the date and time as follows. Contents: Basic travel abroad, simply register the destination in advance and switch to that Operations time zone.

  • Page 86

    Cover Display Language Restoring Defaults Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Change the display language as needed. If you accidentally change a setting, you can restore default camera Contents: Basic settings. Operations Choose [Language ], and then press Basic Guide Choose [Reset All], and then press the the <m>...

  • Page 87: Accessories

    Advanced Guide Camera Basics Accessories Smart Auto Mode Use included accessories effectively and enjoy the Other Shooting Modes camera in more ways with optional Canon accessories P Mode and other compatible accessories sold separately Playback Mode Setting Menu Accessories Appendix Optional Accessories....88...

  • Page 88: Optional Accessories

    Cover Optional Accessories A1400 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information AC Adapter Kit ACK800 The following camera accessories are sold separately. Note that availability Contents: Basic varies by area, and some accessories may no longer be available. Operations For powering the camera using household power.

  • Page 89

    Advanced Guide a Canon-brand PictBridge-compatible Flash Unit Camera Basics printer. For details, visit your nearest Canon Smart Auto High-Power Flash HF-DC2 dealer. Mode Other Shooting External flash for illuminating subjects Modes that are out of range of the built-in flash.

  • Page 90: Using Optional Accessories

    Cover Turn the TV on and switch to Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Using Optional Accessories video input. and Legal Information Switch the TV input to the video input you Contents: Basic Operations Still Images Movies connected the cable to in step 2. Playback on a TV Basic Guide Turn the camera on.

  • Page 91

    Cover A2600 Still Images Movies Close the cover. Preliminary Notes Powering the Camera with Household Power and Legal Information Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as Contents: Basic you slide it, until it clicks into the closed Powering the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90 (sold separately) Operations position ( ).

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    Cover A1400 Still Images Movies Close the cover. Preliminary Notes Powering the Camera with Household Power and Legal Information Lower the cover ( ) and hold it down as Contents: Basic you slide it, until it clicks into the closed Powering the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK800 and DC Coupler Operations position ( ).

  • Page 93: Printing Images

    Advanced Guide Choose an image. A Canon SELPHY CP series compact photo printer is used here for the Press the <q><r> buttons to choose an sake of illustration. Screens displayed and available functions vary by Camera Basics printer.

  • Page 94

    Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Still Images Configuring Print Settings and Legal Information Cropping Images Before Printing (Cropping) Contents: Basic Operations Access the printing screen. By cropping images before printing, you can print a desired image area instead of the entire image. Basic Guide Follow steps 1 –...

  • Page 95

    Cover Choose a type of paper. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons to choose an • Cropping may not be possible at small image sizes, or at some Contents: Basic aspect ratios. option, and then press the <m> button. Operations •...

  • Page 96

    Printing (Cropping)” 94) to choose the printing area. • To cancel printing in progress, press the <m> button. Appendix • [ID Photo] and [Sequence] cannot be chosen on Canon-brand PictBridge- compatible printers from CP720/CP730 and earlier models. Index Print the image.

  • Page 97

    The date is printed in a format matching setting details in [Date/Time] on the [3] tab, accessible by pressing the <n> button 16). P Mode • Index printing is not available on some Canon-brand PictBridge-compatible Press the <n> button, and then printers (sold separately). Playback Mode choose [Print Settings] on the [2] tab.

  • Page 98

    Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Still Images and Legal Information Setting Up Printing for Individual Images Setting Up Printing for All Images Contents: Basic Operations Choose [Select Images & Qty.]. Following step 1 in “Setting Up Printing Basic Guide for Individual Images” 98), choose Press the <n>...

  • Page 99

    Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Still Images Adding Images to a Photobook and Legal Information Printing Images Added to the Print List (DPOF) Contents: Basic Photobooks can be set up on the camera by choosing up to 998 images Operations on a memory card and importing them into the software on your computer, When images have been added to the Basic Guide...

  • Page 100

    Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Still Images and Legal Information Adding Images Individually Adding All Images to a Photobook Contents: Basic Operations Choose [Select]. Following the procedure in “Choosing Basic Guide a Selection Method” 99), choose Following the procedure in “Choosing [Select All Images] and press the <m>...

  • Page 101: Using An Eye-fi Card

    Cover Still Images Movies Connection status of Eye-Fi cards in the camera can be checked on the Preliminary Notes Using an Eye-Fi Card shooting screen (in regular information display mode) or playback screen (in and Legal Information simple information display mode). Contents: Basic Before using an Eye-Fi card, always confirm that local use is permitted Operations...

  • Page 102

    Cover Disabling Eye-Fi Transfer Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Configure the setting as follows to disable Eye-Fi transfer by the card, if Contents: Basic necessary. Operations Basic Guide Choose [Disable] in [Eye-Fi trans.]. Advanced Guide Press the <n> button, choose [Eye-Fi Settings] on the [3] tab, and then Camera Basics press the <m> button. Choose [Eye-Fi trans.], and then choose Smart Auto Mode...

  • Page 103: Appendix

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Appendix Smart Auto Mode Helpful information when using the camera Other Shooting Modes P Mode Playback Mode Setting Menu Accessories Appendix Troubleshooting .....104 Handling Precautions ....117 Index On-Screen Messages...

  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    • Battery swelling is normal and does not pose any safety concerns. However, if battery Contents: Basic swelling prevents the battery from fitting in the camera, contact a Canon Customer If the items below do not solve your problem, contact a Canon Customer Operations Support Help Desk. Support Help Desk. Basic Guide...

  • Page 105

    Cover A2600 Subjects look too bright, highlights are washed-out. Preliminary Notes [h] flashes on the screen when the shutter button is pressed, and and Legal Information • Set the flash mode to [!] 41). shooting is not possible 36). Contents: Basic • Adjust brightness by using exposure compensation 54). Operations A1400 • Use AE lock or spot metering 55).

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    Cover Preliminary Notes Shooting Movies Memory Card and Legal Information The elapsed time shown is incorrect, or recording is interrupted. The memory card is not recognized. Contents: Basic Operations • Use the camera to format the memory card, or switch to a card that supports high- •...

  • Page 107: On-screen Messages

    It may not be possible to display images that were edited or renamed on a computer, • Frequent display of this error message may indicate camera damage. In this case, or images shot with another camera. write down the error number (Exx) and contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.

  • Page 108

    Advanced Guide Ink absorber full Camera Basics • Contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk to request assistance with ink absorber replacement. Smart Auto Mode Other Shooting...

  • Page 109: On-screen Information

    Cover On-Screen Information A2600 Preliminary Notes Battery Level and Legal Information Shooting (Information Display) An on-screen icon or message indicates the battery charge level. Contents: Basic Operations Display Details Basic Guide Sufficient charge Slightly depleted, but sufficient Advanced Guide Nearly depleted – charge the battery soon Camera Basics (Blinking red) Smart Auto...

  • Page 110

    Cover Playback (Detailed Information Display) Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • Some information may not be displayed when viewing images on a TV Contents: Basic 90). Operations Basic Guide Summary of Movie Control Panel in “Viewing” Exit Advanced Guide Play Camera Basics Slow Motion (Press the <q><r>...

  • Page 111: Functions And Menu Tables

    Cover Functions and Menu Tables Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Contents: Basic Operations Shooting Mode Basic Guide Function Advanced Guide Flash 41, 62) – – Camera Basics – – – – Smart Auto – –...

  • Page 112

    Cover FUNC. Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Shooting Mode Contents: Basic Operations Function Basic Guide Exposure Compensation ISO Speed Advanced Guide – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Camera Basics White Balance Smart Auto Mode –...

  • Page 113

    Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Resolution Operations – – Basic Guide – – – – – – – – – Advanced Guide – – – – – – – – – – – – –...

  • Page 114

    Cover 4 Shooting Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Shooting Mode Contents: Basic Operations Function Basic Guide AF Frame – – – Face AiAF* Advanced Guide – – – – – – Tracking AF Center – – – Camera Basics Digital Zoom –...

  • Page 115

    Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Review image after shooting Operations Display Time Off/Quick/2 sec./4 sec./8 sec./Hold Basic Guide Display Info – Detailed Advanced Guide Blink Detection Camera Basics – – – – – – –...

  • Page 116

    Cover 3 Set up Menu 2 Print Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page Contents: Basic Operations – Mute Format Print Clear All Selections = 81 = 98 Basic Guide Volume File Numbering Select Images &...

  • Page 117: Handling Precautions, Specifications

    A1400 Power Source remove it from the camera, and store it in a plastic bag or similar AA alkaline batteries (AA NiMH batteries (Canon NB-3AH)) x2 AC Adapter Kit ACK800 container. Storing a partially charged battery over extended periods • However, connection requires DC Coupler DR-DC10, sold (about a year) may shorten its life or affect performance.

  • Page 118

    *2 Time available when shooting the maximum movie length (until recording stops • The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change automatically) repeatedly. depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings.

  • Page 119

    5 hr. 59 min. 05 sec. Advanced Guide Shutter Speed • The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change Camera Basics depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings. ] mode, automatically set range 1 –...

  • Page 120

    Charge Indicator: Charging: orange / Fully charged: green (two-indicator Advanced Guide system) Operating Temperatures: 5 – 40 °C (41 – 104 °F) Camera Basics • All data is based on tests by Canon. Smart Auto Mode • Camera specifications or appearance are subject to change without Other Shooting notice.

  • Page 121: Index

    Cover File numbering ........83 ISO speed..........56 Index Preliminary Notes Fireworks (shooting mode) ....46 and Legal Information Fish-eye effect (shooting mode) ..48 Contents: Basic Live View Control (shooting mode) ..47 Flash Operations AC adapter kit ......88, 91, 92 Date/time Long shutter (shooting mode)....

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    Cover Power saving ........28 Sounds ..........81 Preliminary Notes Printing ..........93 Strap ..........2, 12 and Legal Information Program AE ......... 54 Super vivid (shooting mode) ....48 Contents: Basic Protecting ..........72 Operations P (shooting mode) ....... 54 Basic Guide Terminal ......

  • Page 123

    The adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. Playback Mode Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug adapter for overseas use. • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. For U.S.A. customers only: For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will Setting Menu • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

  • Page 124

    Reprinting, transmitting, or storing in a retrieval system any part of this Index 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.

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  • john beresford May 18, 2014 01:51:
    having just bought a canon Power Shot A2600 camera, I am totally amazed at the audacity that this manufactur​er shows regarding how new users can become acquainted to the operations of the camera. Take the 'manual' that comes with the initial purchase.
    ​* the English version takes up just 8 pages.
    * For Manuals and Software, these are only obtainable by downloadin​g from your computer - a total of 124 pages. (if you have one - what do they expect one to do if they do not posses one).
    * i attempt to download and print 'Part Names and Convention​s' guide - the wording appears but no diagrams.
    ​Why do the assume therefore, that in streamlini​ng their initial costs to 'the bone', that consumers will continue to accept these 'sharp practices' without any comment and still go on buying their products?.​
    It leaves me with the only option of returning it to the retailer and to purchase another camera with proper user instructio​ns.
    and still buy their products.
    ​.
  • R.WOOD Feb 06, 2014 01:16:
    Dorothy, I don't use a power cord,simpl​y remove the memory card from camera, insert it into computer/l​aptop, and there you go! Takes seconds and your photos are all on the computer!
  • Dorothy Bridges Nov 24, 2013 09:03:
    I recently bought a CANNON POWER Shot A 2500 and was greatly surprise that there was not a power cord to download my pictures to my computer where I do a lot of my work with pictures. I called Sam's club where I bought this camera and they said that I had to return the camera to a near by store and where I live that would mean to travel a long way. ALL I want is to download my pictures to my computer with my new camera. If you can help me please let me know .