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Camera User Guide
Flowchart and Reference Guides
This Guide
Shooting with the Camera
Software Starter Guide
Installing the Software
This Guide
Connecting the Camera to a Computer
Software Starter Guide
Downloading Images to a Computer
Please start by reading the Precaution on the reverse side of this cover.
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  • Page 1 Camera User Guide Flowchart and Reference Guides This Guide Shooting with the Camera Software Starter Guide Installing the Software This Guide Connecting the Camera to a Computer Software Starter Guide Downloading Images to a Computer Please start by reading the Precaution on the reverse side of this cover. ENGLISH...
  • Page 2: Trademark Acknowledgements

    • While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. • Canon Inc. reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Read this First ... 4 Quick Start ... 8 Components Guide ... 10 Front View ... 10 Back View ... 11 Controls ... 12 Main Dial / Mode Dial ... 13 Display Panel ... 14 LCD Monitor ... 15 Preparing the Camera ...
  • Page 4 Stitch Assist Mode ... 46 Movie Mode ... 49 Macro Mode ... 50 Self-Timer ... 51 Continuous Mode ... 52 Digital Zoom ... 53 Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects ... 54 Changing the Resolution and Compression ... 54 Changing the File Format ... 56 Program AE ...
  • Page 5 List of Messages ... 128 Specifications ... 130 Index ... 135 Canon Customer Support ... 138 Icon Conventions in the Text This mark denotes topics about issues that may affect shooting. This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
  • Page 6: Read This First

    Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the camera is operating and being operated correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including CompactFlash™...
  • Page 7 Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 8 • Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment. The use of these substances may lead to fire. • Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power adapter cord. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which may lead to fire or electrical shock.
  • Page 9: Preventing Malfunctions

    • The camera terminal of the supplied compact power cord is designed for exclusive use with your camera. Do not use it with other products or batteries. There is a risk of fire and other hazards. • Exercise due caution when screwing on the separately sold wide converter lens, tele- converter lens, close-up lens and conversion lens adapter.
  • Page 10: Quick Start

    Quick Start Terminals Orange Indicator Quick Start Install the Battery (p. 20). Slide the battery cover lock, push the battery cover open and insert the battery. Charge the Battery (p. 18). Confirm that the main dial is turned to Charge the battery. The battery is approximately 90% charged (adequate charge for use) when the orange indicator beside the viewfinder stops flashing and changes to a steady orange.
  • Page 11 To Immediately Delete the Displayed Image 1. Press the button while the image is displayed. 2. Press the arrow on the omni selector to select [OK]. 3. Press the Set button. Turn the mode dial (upper dial) to (p. 37). Focus (p.
  • Page 12: Components Guide

    Components Guide Front View Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 38) Remote Sensor (p. 107) Microphone Lens A/V OUT (Audio / Video Out) Terminal (p. 91) • To connect the camera to the computer with the USB interface, attach the supplied interface cable to the camera’s DIGITAL terminal. To connect to a serial port, the separately sold serial cable (IFC-200PCS for Windows and IFC-200MC for Macintosh) is required.
  • Page 13: Back View

    Back View Viewfinder (p. 38) Tripod Socket CF Card Slot Cover (p. 26) Strap Eyelet (p. 28) Battery Cover (p. 18) Battery Cover Lock (p. 18) Components Guide...
  • Page 14: Controls

    Controls Hot Shoe (p. 108) Indicators Diopter Adjustment Lever (p. 38) Display Panel (p. 14) LCD Monitor (pp. 15, 32) Indicators Upper Indicator The indicators shine or flash when the shutter button is pressed or the following operations are underway. •...
  • Page 15: Main Dial / Mode Dial

    Main Dial / Mode Dial Main Dial Use the main dial to switch between the power off, shooting, replaying and PC connection modes. : Off (p. 29) : Shooting (p. 31) : Replaying (p. 31) : PC Connection (pp. 119, 121) •...
  • Page 16: Display Panel

    Display Panel The display panel shows the camera settings, the remaining image capacity, movie shooting time, battery charge and other information. • The diagram above shows all the icons appearing at once. Normally, only the icons applicable to the selected mode and camera state appear. Components Guide AE Lock / FE Lock Shutter Speed / Movie Shooting Time...
  • Page 17: Lcd Monitor

    LCD Monitor Switching between Modes Pressing the Display button switches the LCD monitor display mode. Shooting • Pressing the Display button cycles the LCD monitor to the next mode each time the button is pressed. The order is on (no information) / on (information view) / off. •...
  • Page 18: Information Displayed On The Lcd Monitor

    Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor displays information in the shooting or replaying mode, such as the camera settings, remaining image capacity and shooting date / time. Shooting Aperture Setting MF (Manual Focus) Indicator Shutter Speed Components Guide The following displays in information view.
  • Page 19: Resolution Setting

    Replaying File Number Image Number Shooting Date / Time and Total Aperture Setting Shutter Speed ISO Speed Setting The following information may also appear with some image files. Audio file is attached (wav file). An audio file other than a wav file or a file with an unrecognized format is attached. A JPEG file not supported by “Design rule for Camera File system”...
  • Page 20: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Charging the Battery Pack Use the following procedures to charge the battery pack the first time and subsequently when the low battery icon ( Terminals Connect to an Elactrical Outlet . .. Orange Indicator Preparing the Camera ) and Lb ( Turn the main dial to Slide the battery cover lock in the...
  • Page 21 90% (adequate charge for use). It takes approximately two more hours to charge it fully (based on standard Canon testing criteria). Charge it within a temperature range of 5 to 40º C (41 to 104º F).
  • Page 22: Installing The Battery Pack

    Installing the Battery Pack Install Battery Pack BP-511 (supplied) into the camera as follows. Use a household power source to power the camera for extended periods (p. 22). Terminals • Charge the battery pack before using it the first time (p. 18). •...
  • Page 23: Battery Performance

    Battery Performance Battery Pack BP-511 (full charged) • The data above will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings. • Movie data is excluded. • At low temperatures, the battery pack performance may diminish and the low battery icon appear very rapidly. In these circumstances, the performance can be improved by warming the battery pack in a pocket before use.
  • Page 24: Using A Household Power Source

    Using a Household Power Source You are advised to use a household power source for long periods of use and for connecting to a computer. Connect to an Elactrical Outlet . .. Compact Power Adapter CA-560 • Always turn the camera’s power off before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter.
  • Page 25: Using A Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit (optional)

    Using a Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit (Optional) Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 (optional) can be used to charge battery packs or to power the camera from a car’s cigarette lighter socket. You can also charge a battery pack from a household power source without using the camera by connecting Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (supplied with the camera) to Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560.
  • Page 26 Charging the Battery Pack To a Car’s Cigarette Lighter Socket Preparing the Camera Attach the car battery cable to the charge adapter. With the engine running, plug the car battery cable into the cigarette lighter socket. Attach the battery pack. •...
  • Page 27 Charging with the Compact Power Adapter Battery packs can also be charged in the charge adapter using a household power source by attaching Compact Power Adapter CA-560 in place of the car battery cable. This allows you to use the camera while your other battery packs are charging. Compact Power Adapter CA-560 With the engine running, unplug the car battery cable from the socket.
  • Page 28: Installing A Cf Card

    • For movies, time figures are displayed as if the movies were shot continuously. A movie file, however, has a maximum length of approximately 30 seconds. • These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.
  • Page 29 • When the camera’s indicator flashes green, the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or from the card. Do not perform the following, for image data may be lost or corrupted: - Do not apply shocks or vibrations to the camera. - Do not turn off the power or open the battery cover.
  • Page 30: Attaching The Strap

    Attaching the Strap • Avoid waving the camera about or catching it on other items when suspending it from the strap. Attaching the Lens Cap • Attach the lens cap cord to the strap or strap eyelet. • Remove the lens cap before turning on the camera power. Using the Soft Case (Optional) Preparing the Camera Slip the small loop of the strap through...
  • Page 31: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Turning the Power On / Off Example of the main dial turned to (Shooting). • will appear in the display panel and a warning beep will sound if you turn on the camera with the lens cap on. If this occurs, remove the lens cap and turn the camera off and back on.
  • Page 32: Setting The Date / Time

    Setting the Date / Time (Rec.) Menu. • If the Set Date/Time menu appears when the camera is turned on, it means that the date battery (button battery) charge is low and that the settings have been lost. Reset the date and time after you replace the button battery (p. 122). •...
  • Page 33: Switching Between Shooting And Replaying

    Switching between Shooting and Replaying Shooting • Turn the main dial to Replaying • Open the LCD monitor and turn the main dial . If you switch rapidly to replay mode directly from shooting mode, the lens may not retract. This is convenient when you wish to shoot again after checking or deleting an image immediately after it is shot.
  • Page 34: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor can be used to confirm an image during shooting, to replay recorded images or to adjust menu settings. It can be opened to the following range of positions. • Prevent the DC cable from touching the LCD monitor when the camera is connected to a household power source.
  • Page 35: Camera Body

    The LCD monitor can also be positioned as below. Open the LCD monitor left 180 degrees and tilt it 180 degrees toward the lens. • In this position, icons and messages do not appear on the LCD monitor. • The image shown on the LCD monitor is automatically flipped and reversed so that it appears correctly from in front of the lens.
  • Page 36: Pressing The Shutter Button

    Pressing the Shutter Button The shutter button features a two-stage action. • Images are first saved into the camera’s internal memory before being recorded onto the CF card, allowing the next images to be taken immediately as long as sufficient space is available in the internal memory. •...
  • Page 37: Selecting Menus And Settings

    Selecting Menus and Settings Menus are used to adjust shooting, replaying, date / time and electronic sound settings. Watch the LCD monitor while performing the following procedures. Press the Menu button. • In mode, the [ mode, the [ Press the selector to switch between menu tabs.
  • Page 38: Menu Settings And Factory Defaults

    Menu Settings and Factory Defaults This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings. Menu Item Resolution Compression File Format ISO Speed Digital Zoom Rec. Menu AF Mode (Red) Review File No. Reset Contrast Sharpness Saturation Single Erase Erase all Protect Play Menu...
  • Page 39: Shooting - Letting The Camera Select Settings

    Shooting - Letting the Camera Select Settings Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else. Turn the mode dial to Aim the camera at the subject. Operate the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition (relative subject size in the viewfinder).
  • Page 40: Using The Viewfinder To Shoot

    • You can change the following settings. - Resolution: - Compression: Superfine / Fine* / Normal - Digital Zoom: Off* / On - AF Mode: - Review: - File No. Reset: Off* / On - Flash: - Drive Method: Single* / Self-Timer - Macro: * Default settings •...
  • Page 41: Checking An Image Right After Shooting

    Checking an Image Right after Shooting Checking the Image The following explains ways to view the photographed image in addition to viewing it for 2 seconds in the LCD monitor when it has been opened. Keeping the Shutter Button Pressed The image will continue to display in the LCD monitor as long as you keep the shutter button fully depressed.
  • Page 42: Adjusting The Zoom (focal Length)

    Adjusting the Zoom (Focal Length) Focal length can be adjusted from 7 to 21 mm (equivalent to 34 to 102 mm in 35 mm film format). • The digital zoom combines the optical zoom with a digital teleconverter function. The resolution is coarser than with pure optical magnification. Shooting - Letting the Camera Select Settings Telephoto / Wide Angle •...
  • Page 43: Using The Built-in Flash

    Using the Built-In Flash Use the built-in flash according to the guidelines below. (Auto)* (Red-eye reduction, Auto) (Red-eye reduction, Flash on) (Flash on) (Flash off) * No icon appears in the display panel in Auto mode. Built-in Flash Settings The flash cannot be used with some shooting modes. (Auto) (Red-eye reduction, Auto)
  • Page 44 • The fastest shutter speed for flash synchronization is 1/250 second. The camera automatically resets the shutter speed to 1/250 second if a faster speed is selected. • The flash may take up to approximately 10 seconds to charge in some cases. Actual times will vary according to usage and the battery charge.
  • Page 45: Pan Focus Mode

    Pan Focus Mode This mode fixes the focus so that shot can be taken quickly when the shutter button is pressed. Use this mode when you do not want to miss a shot, but you cannot predetermine the subject’s position or focal distance. The focal length is preset to the maximum wide angle setting.
  • Page 46: Landscape Mode

    Landscape Mode Use this mode to shoot expansive landscape scenes. • The macro, AE lock, FE Lock, metering method, file format (RAW), and image adjustment (ISO speed, contrast, sharpness and saturation) settings cannot be adjusted in this mode. • Since a slow shutter speed is often selected in (camera shake warning) icon appears in the LCD monitor.
  • Page 47: Black And White Mode

    Black and White Mode This mode is effective for shooting text or producing images with a nostalgic feel to them. • The white balance, AEB mode, AE lock, FE Lock, metering method, file format (RAW), and image adjustment (ISO speed, contrast, sharpness and saturation) settings cannot be adjusted in this mode.
  • Page 48: Stitch Assist Mode

    Stitch Assist Mode Use this mode to shoot series of overlapping frames for merging into a large image on the computer. Horizontal 2 x 2 • Please use the bundled PhotoStitch program to merge the images on a computer. Framing a Subject PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges them.
  • Page 49 • Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment to within 10% of the image height. • Do not include moving items in the overlap. • Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close items. Objects may appear warped or doubled up.
  • Page 50 Sequence Sequence • The digital zoom, flash (auto, red-eye reduction, auto / red-eye reduction, flash on), continuous mode, AEB mode, AE lock, FE Lock, metering method, file format (RAW), and image adjustment (ISO speed, contrast, sharpness and saturation) settings cannot be adjusted in this mode. •...
  • Page 51: Movie Mode

    Movie Mode Use this mode to shoot movie frames. The resolution is automatically fixed at 320 x 240 pixels. • Be careful not to touch the microphone while shooting. • The AE, AF and zoom settings are set and locked to the settings of the first frame. •...
  • Page 52: Macro Mode

    Macro Mode Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups of subjects in the range of 6 to 70 cm (2.4 in. to 2.3 ft.) at maximum wide angle and 20 to 70 cm (7.9 in. to 2.3 ft.) at maximum telephoto. •...
  • Page 53: Self-timer

    Self-Timer You can take pictures with the self-timer in any shooting mode. • Turning the camera off cancels the setting. Press the • Press the icon in the display panel. The icon will also appear in the LCD monitor if it is on. •...
  • Page 54: Continuous Mode

    Large / Fine and the LCD monitor is off. Release the shutter button to stop shooting. This figure reflects standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual figures may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. button. button several times to display...
  • Page 55: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom Images can be digitally zoomed by a factor of 2 or 4 with the digital teleconverter function. Zoom Setting • This mode cannot be selected in the file format. • The digital zoom combines the image captured by the optical zoom lens with a digital teleconverter function.
  • Page 56: Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects

    Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects Changing the Resolution and Compression Images can be shot at the following resolution and compression settings. Resolution (Large) 2048 x 1536 pixels (Medium) 1024 x 768 pixels (Small) 640 x 480 pixels Resolution Compression Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects Turn the mode dial to a shooting mode other than In the [...
  • Page 57 (640 x 480) (2048 x 1536) • This figure reflects standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual figures may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. • Please see the list of CF cards and their approximate capacities (p. 26).
  • Page 58: Changing The File Format

    * The bundled software is required to restore RAW format data or adjust its parameters. Please consult the separate Software Starter Guide for details. ** As measured by standard Canon test conditions. • This format cannot be selected for the...
  • Page 59: Program Ae

    Program AE Use the program AE mode to have the camera automatically set the shutter speed and aperture settings to match the brightness of the scene. • If an incorrect exposure will result, the shutter speed and aperture settings blink in the display panel and show in red in the LCD monitor.
  • Page 60: Setting The Shutter Speed

    Setting the Shutter Speed When you set the shutter speed in the shutter speed-priority AE mode, the camera automatically selects an aperture setting to match the brightness. Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a moving subject while slower speeds create a flowing effect.
  • Page 61 • If the aperture value is flashing or shown in red, the image is under- or overexposed (insufficient light). Adjust the shutter speed using the flashing stops or the aperture value display turns to white. • The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the recorded image increases at slow shutter speeds.
  • Page 62: Setting The Aperture

    Setting the Aperture When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority AE mode, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness. Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to fade the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to background into focus.
  • Page 63 • If the shutter speed is flashing or shown in red, the image is under- or overexposed (insufficient light). Adjust the aperture value using the flashing stops or the shutter speed display turnes to white. Aperture Setting Display The larger the aperture value, the smaller the lens aperture. F2.0 F2.2 F2.5...
  • Page 64: Manually Setting The Shutter Speed And Aperture

    Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to achieve a particular effect. This is convenient for shooting fireworks and other images for which it is difficult to set the correct exposure automatically. In addition, the shooting time is shorter in comparison with the other modes because the AE function is not operating.
  • Page 65: Adjusting The Exposure Compensation

    Adjusting the Exposure Compensation Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background. • This setting cannot be adjusted in the can only be adjusted for the first image. •...
  • Page 66: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the camera can reproduce colors more accurately. Set the white balance mode to a natural or artificial light setting according to the circumstances. (Auto) Settings are automatically set by the camera For recording outdoors on a bright day (Daylight)
  • Page 67: Setting A Custom White Balance

    Setting a Custom White Balance You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate a subject such as a white piece of paper or white cloth. Press the •...
  • Page 68 • To set and use a custom white balance setting, it is advisable to select the shooting mode and set the exposure compensation and flash exposure compensation to zero ( 0). The correct white balance may not be obtained when the exposure is incorrect (image is completely black or white).
  • Page 69: Auto Exposure Bracketing (aeb Mode)

    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots after you press the shutter button once. You can adjust AEB settings in 1/3EV steps within the range of -2EV to +2EV of the standard exposure setting.
  • Page 70: Adjusting The Flash Output (flash Exposure Compensation)

    Adjusting the Flash Output (Flash Exposure Compensation) You can adjust the flash output for flash photography. • This setting cannot be adjusted in the mode, it can only be adjusted for the first image. • The selected shooting mode will determine whether or not the flash exposure compensation setting is cancelled when the camera is turned off (p.
  • Page 71: Locking The Exposure Setting (ae Lock)

    Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background or when a subject is backlit. AE Lock Icon • This setting cannot be adjusted in the shooting modes.
  • Page 72: Locking The Flash Exposure Setting (fe Lock)

    Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are correctly set for a particular portion of your subject. Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects Press the Display button to turn on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 73 • This setting cannot be adjusted in the shooting modes. • The FE Lock only functions with the built-in flash or a Canon EX-series Speedlite (p. 108). Recompose the image and press the shutter button halfway again to reset the focus.
  • Page 74: Switching Between Metering Modes

    Switching between Metering Modes Center-weighted averaging is the default metering mode. This can be switched to spot metering. The average value from the entire image area is combined with the value measured at the Center-Weighted center of the viewfinder or LCD monitor. Averaging The area within the frame at the center of the LCD monitor is metered.
  • Page 75: Shooting Problem Subjects For The Autofocus

    Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus The autofocus may not work well on the following types of subject. - Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings - Subjects mixing close and far objects - Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition - Subjects that are moving quickly To shoot these subjects, first aim the camera at an object at a similar distance, lock the focus and recompose the image with the desired subject, or use the manual focus.
  • Page 76: Shooting In Manual Focus Mode

    Recompose the image and press the shutter button all the way to shoot the image. • Method 2 is convenient because you can let go of the shutter button to recompose the image. Shooting in Manual Focus Mode The focus can be manually set. MF Indicator Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects Press the Display button to turn the...
  • Page 77 • This setting cannot be adjusted in the • You can use the manual focus in the macro focal range (6 to 70 cm (2.4 in. to 2.3 ft.) at maximum wide angle and 20 to 70 cm (7.9 in. to 2.3 ft.) at maximum telephoto).
  • Page 78: Switching Between Focus Settings

    Switching between Focus Settings You can switch between focus settings to shoot. The camera is continually focusing on whatever it is aimed even when the shutter Continuous button is not pressed, allowing you to shoot without missing opportunities. The camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed halfway, conserving Single battery power.
  • Page 79: Manually Setting Image Characteristics

    Manually Setting Image Characteristics The ISO speed, contrast, sharpness and saturation settings can be adjusted for shooting. • These settings cannot be adjusted in the shooting modes. In the • The setting is not cancelled when the camera is turned off. In the [ (Rec.)] menu, select one of the above items.
  • Page 80: Resetting The File Number

    Resetting the File Number You can select the way file numbers are assigned. File number is reset to the start (100-0001) each time a new CF card is inserted. New images recorded on CF cards with existing files are assigned the next available number. The file number of the last image to be shot is memorized so that images recorded to a new CF card start from the next number.
  • Page 81: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode This chart shows the functions available in each shooting mode. Auto (No Icon) Red-Eye Reduction, Auto Flash Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On Macro Mode Single Shot Drive Mode Continuous Self-Timer Exposure Compensation White Balance AEB Mode Flash Exposure Compensation AE Lock / FE Lock Metering Mode (Spot Metering)
  • Page 82: Replaying

    Replaying Viewing Images Singly (Single Image Replay) You can view the recorded images in the LCD monitor. • Press the Display button to show the data for the displayed image (p. 17). • Press the button to quickly delete the displayed image (p. 9). •...
  • Page 83: Magnifying Images

    Magnifying Images In single image replay, the displayed image can be shown magnified by an approximate factor of 2.5 or 5. Magnified Approximate approximately position 2.5 times Magnified Approximate approximately position 5 times • Movie frames cannot be magnified with this function. Turn the main dial to Press the button.
  • Page 84: Viewing Nine Images At A Time (multi Replay)

    Viewing Nine Images at a Time (Multi Replay) Up to nine images can be viewed at once in Multi Replay. Movie Frame Selected Image • Press the Display button to show the data for the displayed image (p. 17). Replaying Turn the main dial to Press the button.
  • Page 85: Jumping Between Images

    Jumping between Images You can jump between images in single or multi replay. Jump Bar Jump Bar Turn the main dial to either single or multi replay. Press the Jump button. • The jump bar will display. The displayed image(s) will change. Single Replay •...
  • Page 86: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies You can replay the images shot in • Movie images recorded on other cameras may not replay correctly. The “Unidentified image” message will display. • The volume at which movies replay can be adjusted in the Play menu (p. 104). •...
  • Page 87: Rotating Images In The Display

    Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated 90º and 270º clockwise in the LCD monitor. Original • Movie images cannot be rotated. • When images are downloaded to a computer, the orientation of images rotated by the camera will depend upon the software used to download the images. 90º...
  • Page 88: Automated Playback (slide Show)

    Automated Playback (Slide Show) Starting a Slide Show All images, or a selection of images, can be displayed one-by-one in an automated slide show. All Images Plays all the images on the CF card in order Slide Show 1 - 3 Plays the images selected for each show in order Replaying In the [...
  • Page 89 Press the Menu button. • The Slide Show menu will display again. Press the Menu button again to close the menu. • Movie images play for the length of time that they were recorded regardless of the time set in the slide show settings. •...
  • Page 90: Selecting Images For Slide Shows

    Selecting Images for Slide Shows You can mark images for inclusion in slide shows 1-3. Up to 100 images may be marked per slide show. Images display in the order of their selection. Replaying Display the slide show menu. Press the selector to select [Program].
  • Page 91: Adjusting The Play Time And Repeat Settings

    Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings You can change the play time for all the images in a show and have the show repeat itself continuously. Sets the duration that each image in a slide show is displayed. The options are any one of 3-10 Play Time seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds and Manual.
  • Page 92: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure. • Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases all its data, including protected images and other types of data. Please check the contents of a CF card before formatting it. Replaying In the [ (Play)] menu, select [Protect]...
  • Page 93: Shooting / Replaying With A Tv Monitor

    Shooting / Replaying with a TV Monitor A video-compatible television connected via the supplied AV cable AVC-DC100 can be used to view images as you shoot or replay them. To the Yellow Video In Jack Plug Black To the Plug Audio In Jack •...
  • Page 94: Erasing

    Erasing Erasing Images Singly • Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing a file. • Protected images cannot be erased with the erase function (p. 90). • Images can be quickly deleted while they are displayed by pressing the (p.
  • Page 95: Erasing All Images

    Erasing All Images • Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing a file. • Protected images cannot be erased with the erase function (p. 90). In the [ (Play)] menu, select [Erase all] and press the Set button. •...
  • Page 96: Formatting A Cf Card

    Please check the contents of a CF card before formatting it. • When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem. • CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly.
  • Page 97: Print Settings (dpof Settings)

    Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Images on a CF card can be individually selected for printing in a specified number of copies. You can also select the print type and whether or not to print the date and file number. These settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards so that images can be printed on DPOF-compliant digital printers or at participating photo labs.
  • Page 98 Number of Copies Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Select images for printing. Single Images • When the print type (p. 98) is set to [Standard] or [Both], press the omni selector to select an image and the arrow to mark it for printing. You can set the number of copies (up to 99) to be printed at the same time.
  • Page 99 • Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date. • A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card. • When [Both] is selected, the number of copies can be set, but applies to standard prints only.
  • Page 100: Setting The Print Style

    Setting the Print Style The following print settings can be selected. Standard Print Type Index Both Date File No. Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Prints one image per page Prints the selected images together at a reduced size in an index format Prints the images in both the standard and index formats Adds the date to the print Adds the file number to the print...
  • Page 101 • The [Date] and [File No.] options cannot both be set to [On] when the print type is set to [index]. • The date prints as the date and time in the format specified in the Set Date/Time menu (p. 30). File No.
  • Page 102: Resetting The Print Settings

    Resetting the Print Settings The print settings can all be removed at once. The print type is reset to [Standard] and the date and file number options are set to [Off]. Print Settings (DPOF Settings) Display the Print Order menu. Press the selector to select [Reset] and press the Set button.
  • Page 103: List Of Menu Options

    List of Menu Options The chart below lists menu items and settings. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 35) to learn how to select a setting. Rec. Menu * Some items may not appear in certain shooting modes (p. 79). Item Menu Screen Resolution...
  • Page 104 Item AF Mode Review File No. Reset Contrast Sharpness Saturation List of Menu Options Menu Screen Sets the frequency of autofocus activation. When the LCD monitor is off, this setting locks in single mode. • Continuous • Single Sets the duration images display on the LCD monitor after the shutter button is released.
  • Page 105: Play Menu

    Play Menu Item Single Erase... Erase all... Protect... Rotate... Slide Show... Print Order... Menu Screen Erases images one-by-one (excluding protected images). While displayed images can also be quickly deleted by pressing the Erases all images from a CF card (excluding protected images). Protects images from accidental erasure.
  • Page 106: Set Up Menu

    Set up Menu Item Beep LCD Brightness Shutter Volume (Shooting) Playback Vol. (Replay) Auto Power Down List of Menu Options Menu Screen Sets whether or not the beep sounds when the shutter button is pressed halfway or when a menu operation is performed.
  • Page 107 Item Menu Screen Date/Time... Format... Language... Video System Settings Content Sets the date, time and date format. Formats (initializes) a CF card. Sets the language used in the menus and messages on the LCD monitor. The menu may appear differently in some regions. •...
  • Page 108: Using The Wireless Controller

    Using the Wireless Controller Installing the Battery Install the button battery (CR2025) into Wireless Controller WL-DC100 before use. • Be particularly careful to keep the button batteries out of the reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids could damage the stomach or intestinal wall.
  • Page 109: Shooting / Replaying

    Shooting / Replaying Remote Sensor Transmitter Shooting Press the button on the camera until the panel, then replay with the wireless controller. Replaying icon appears in the display panel. • Display the previous image • Replay the movie images • Display the next image •...
  • Page 110: Using An Externally Mounted Flash (optional)

    The camera’s auto exposure function will operate with a Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX or 550EX. Other flashes will fire at full strength. Non-Canon brand flashes may not fire. Please check the manual for your flash. (Certain functions noted in the manuals for the Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX and 550EX cannot be performed when mounted on this camera.
  • Page 111 • Please note that proprietary high-voltage flashes with multi contacts or flash accessories made by other manufacturers may cause a camera malfunction. • A Canon Speedlite 480EG cannot be used with this camera because the flash will not fire when mounted.
  • Page 112: Using Conversion Lenses (optional) / Close-up Lenses (optional)

    Using Conversion Lenses (Optional) / Close-up Lenses (Optional) The separately sold Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58 is required to use conversion and close-up lenses with the camera, such as the separately sold Wide Converter WC-DC58, Tele-converter TC-DC58 and Close-up Lens 250D (58 mm). •...
  • Page 113: Installing The Lenses

    Close-up Lens 250D (58 mm) • Do not use the built-in flash to shoot when the close-up lens is installed on the camera. Installing the Lenses Ring Wide-Converter WC-DC58 Installed Using Conversion Lenses (Optional)/Close-Up Lenses (Optional) This lens with a 58 mm-threaded diameter makes macro shooting easier.
  • Page 114 • Since the image seen in the viewfinder does not change when a conversion lens is installed, use the LCD monitor to compose images. • Please note that images will not merge properly with the bundled PhotoStitch program on the computer when they are shot in close-up lens installed.
  • Page 115: Downloading Images To A Computer

    Downloading Images to a Computer Downloading Directly from a CF Card If you are using a notebook computer or a PC card reader, you can download directly from a CF card placed into the separately sold PC card adapter (PCMCIA adapter).
  • Page 116: Downloading Images

    Downloading Images Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for downloading instructions. Double-click the disk drive icon of the drive to which the CF card is connected. Copy the photographed images to the desired folder on the hard disk. • The images are contained in the [XXXCANON] folder inside the [DCIM] folder on the CF card.
  • Page 117 About File Names DCIM XXXCANON The folder containing the files controlling the DCIM folder images CANONMSC A folder created when DPOF settings are set. Contains the files controlling the DPOF setting contents. MISC * These files contain thumbnail images for the index display. •...
  • Page 118: Using The Supplied Interface Cables

    Using the Supplied Interface Cables Supported Operating Systems Windows Macintosh Computer The supplied interface cables can be used to connect the camera to a computer to download the images. First install the supplied software and then connect to the computer using one of the methods below. Please see the separate Software Starter Guide to learn how to install the software and download the images.
  • Page 119 CF Card Reader or PC Card Slot (p. 113) • Windows and Macintosh Computers If you have a CF card reader or a notebook PC with a PC card slot (optional PC card adapter required), or a PC card reader (optional PC card adapter required), you can connect directly to the CF card.
  • Page 120 Connecting via a USB Port • On a Windows system, the USB interface can only be used with the USB ports on systems purchased with Windows 98 or 2000 preinstalled. The USB ports on systems upgraded from Windows 3.1 or 95 to Windows 98 or 2000 will not operate correctly.
  • Page 121 Connect the supplied USB cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s Digital terminal. • There is no need to shut off the camera or computer power when using the USB cable. • Please consult the manual for the computer for the position of its USB ports. Turn the camera’s main dial to •...
  • Page 122: Connect The Camera To The Computer

    Connecting via a Serial Port Turn the computer’s power off and turn the camera’s main dial to Connect the camera to the computer. Windows • Attach interface cable IFC-200PCS (optional) to the computer’s serial port and the camera’s Digital terminal. •...
  • Page 123 Turn on the computer. Turn the camera’s main dial to • Always press the PUSH button on the connector to detach the cable from the camera’s Digital terminal. Please consult the separate Software Starter Guide for the remaining downloading procedures. Downloading Images to a Computer PUSH Button...
  • Page 124: Appendices

    Appendices Replacing the Button Battery If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera power, the button battery charge is low and the date and time settings have been lost. Please replace the battery with a generic CR2016 lithium button battery with the following procedures. The button battery is preinstalled at the factory and may therefore expire earlier than its rated lifespan after the camera has been purchased.
  • Page 125: Battery Cover

    Negative Terminal (-) If you should dispose of your camera, first remove the button battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country. Place a new button battery into the button battery holder with the negative terminal (-) facing upward. Replace the button battery holder, replace the battery pack and close the battery cover.
  • Page 126: Camera Care And Maintenance

    • Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk (see the back of this guide).
  • Page 127: Troubleshooting

    See Formatting a CF card (p. 94) • If reformatting doesn't work, the CF card logic circuits may be damaged. Contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Close the battery cover or CF card slot cover, and then turn the main dial on and back to •...
  • Page 128 Problem Cause Battery pack Main dial is not turned to will not charge Battery life exceeded Poor contact between camera and compact power adapter Image is Camera moved blurred, out of focus, or not Autofocus function as expected hampered by obstruction to AF auxiliary light emitter Subject out of focal range Subject is too...
  • Page 129: List Of Error / Message Codes

    List of Error / Message Codes The following error and message codes may appear on the display panel. Error Codes The camera has experienced a problem. Turn the main dial to (xx: number) a second, and then try shooting or replaying. If the error code appears repeatedly, there is a problem.
  • Page 130: List Of Messages

    List of Messages The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor. Busy... No CF card: Cannot record!: CF card error!: CF card full: Naming error!: Change the battery pack: No image: Image too large: Incompatible JPEG format: You attempted to replay an incompatible JPEG file. Corrupted data: RAW: Cannot magnify!:...
  • Page 131 Unidentified Image Protected!: Too many marks: Cannot mark image: Cannot complete!: Cannot edit: You attempted to replay an image that was recorded in a special format (proprietary format used by the camera of another manufacturer, etc.). You attempted to erase a protected image. Too many images have been marked for printing or for inclusion in a slide show.
  • Page 132: Specifications

    Exposure compensation: White balance: Built-in flash: Appendices PowerShot G1 Approx. 3.34 million-pixel (total) / 1/1.8 inch CCD (Effective number of pixels: approx. 3.24 million) 7 (W) - 21 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 34 - 102mm) F 2.0 (W) - 2.5 (T)
  • Page 133 Playback modes: Interface: Power source: Operating Temperatures: Sync-terminals at accessory shoe Use of following external flashes is recommended: Canon Speedlite 220EX, 380EX, 420EX and 550EX 2.0EV (in 1/3-stop increments) Auto Creative zone: Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority and Manual...
  • Page 134 Operating Humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Type: Nominal voltage: Nominal amperage: Charge cycles: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight: Compact Power Adapter CA-560 Input voltage: Rated output: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight: Wireless Controller WL-DC100 Power supply: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight: Card slot type: Dimensions:...
  • Page 135 Charge Adapter / Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 (Optional) • Charge Adapter CG-560 Input voltage: Input current: Nominal output: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight: • Car Battery Cable CB-560 Supported vehicles: Fuse: Length: Weight: DC 9.5 V DC 2.5 A 2.7 A (DC 9.5V when charging the battery pack) DC 8.4 V 1.6 A 0 - 40º...
  • Page 136 Focusing range (from tip of lens): Thread diameter: Dimensions: Weight: • All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. Appendices Approx. 0.8x 3 groups 3 pieces 10 mm - (0.4 in. - ) (when attached to a PowerShot G1...
  • Page 137: Index

    Index AEB Mode AE Lock AF Mode Aperture-Priority AE ( Aperture Settings Auto Mode ( Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) Autofocus Difficult Subjects Auto Replay (Slide Show) A/V Out Terminal 10, 91 Battery Check Icon Battery Pack Charging Handling Precautions Installing Performance Beep On/Off...
  • Page 138 Focus Auto Continuous Lock Manual Settings Single Format 94, 105 Hot Shoe 12, 108 Household Power Source Image Characteristics Contrast ISO Speed Saturation Sharpness Image Zone Indicators Information View Interface Cables CF Card Serial 117, 120 117, 118 ISO Speed 77, 101 Jump Landscape Mode (...
  • Page 139 Saturation 77, 102 Self-Timer Serial Port 117, 120 Sharpness 77, 102 Shooting Checking Images Switching from Replay Mode TV Monitor Shooting Mode Functions Available Shutter Shutter Speed Priority AE ( Speed Volume 34, 104 Shutter Button Pressing Halfway Pressing Fully Single Image Replay Slide Show 86, 103...
  • Page 140: Canon Customer Support

    Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon Customer Care Center Phone (US): 1-800-828-4040 (Available Mon. - Fri., 9 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time) Canon Canada Inc. Phone (Canada): 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) EUROPE Europe, Africa & Middle East Canon Europa N.V.
  • Page 141 No.1 Jalan Kilang Timor, #09-00, Pacific Tech Centre, Singapore 159303 Phone: (65) 799 8888 Fax: (65) 273 3317 Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Wisma General Lumber, Block D, Peremba Square, Saujana Resort, Section U2, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia...
  • Page 143: Fcc Notice

    • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Use of shielded cable with the ferrite core provided with the Digital Camera is required to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
  • Page 144 H-IE-040-V1 CY8-9020-010-000 0900CH21.3 © 2000 CANON INC. PRINTED IN JAPAN...

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