Canon Powershot SD1300 IS User Manual

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    ENGLISH • Make sure you read this guide before using the camera. • Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future. Camera User Guide...

  • Page 2: Checking The Package Contents

    A memory card is not included. • Adobe Reader is required to view the PDF manuals. Battery Pack NB-6L (with Terminal Cover) AV Cable AVC-DC400 DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty Card Solution Disk Battery Charger CB-2LY/CB-2LYE Wrist Strap WS-DC7 “Canon Customer Support” Leaflet...

  • Page 3: Read This First

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

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    What Do You Want to Do? Shoot Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings....24 Shoot to match special conditions..... . 54 – 56 Take good people shots Portraits At night...

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    View Look at my pictures ........28 Automatically play back pictures (slideshow).

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you learn more as you read each chapter. Checking the Package Contents ...2 Read This First ...3 What Do You Want to Do? ...4 Conventions Used in this Guide ...8 Safety Precautions...9...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Continuous Shooting... 73 Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer ... 74 Customizing the Self-Timer... 75 Shooting Using a TV Monitor ... 76 Changing the Composition with the Focus Lock... 76 5 Getting More Out of Your Camera ...77 Changing the AF Frame Mode... 78 Magnifying the Focal Point...

  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Guide

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

  • Page 9: Safety Precautions

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

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

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    • When using the flash, be careful not to cover it with your fingers or clothing. This could result in burns or damage to the flash. • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.). Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor. •...

  • Page 13: Getting Started

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

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery

    Charging the Battery Use the included charger to charge the battery. Be sure to charge the battery as it is not charged at the time of purchase. CB-2LY CB-2LYE To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than 24 hours continuously.

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

  • Page 16: Card

    Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately) • SD memory cards (2GB and less)* • SDHC memory cards (More than 2 GB, up to and including 32 GB)* • SDXC memory cards (More than 32 GB)* • MultiMediaCards • MMCplus memory cards •...

  • Page 17: Insert The Memory Card

    Terminals Terminals What if [Memory card locked] appears on the screen? SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards have a write-protect tab. If this tab is in the locked position, [Memory card locked] will appear on the screen and you will not be able to take or erase images.

  • Page 18: Removing The Battery And Memory Card

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

  • Page 19: Setting The Date And Time

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

  • Page 20: Changing The Date And Time

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

  • Page 21: Setting The Display Language

    Setting the Display Language You can change the language that displays on the screen. You can also change the display language by pressing the n button, choosing the 3 tab, and choosing the [Language] menu item. Enter Playback mode. Press the 1 button. ●...

  • Page 22: Formatting Memory Cards

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

  • Page 23: Pressing The Shutter Button

    Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file management information on the card and does not ensure its contents are completely erased. Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory card. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks.

  • Page 24: Taking Pictures (smart Auto)

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

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    Focus. ● AF Frame Shoot. ● ● Taking Pictures (Smart Auto) Press the shutter button halfway to focus. When the camera focuses, it will beep twice and AF frames will appear where the camera focused. Several AF frames will appear when the camera focuses on more than one point.

  • Page 26: Scene Icons

    Taking Pictures (Smart Auto) Scene Icons The camera displays an icon for the scene it has determined and then automatically focuses and selects the optimum settings for subject brightness and color. Background Subject People Non-Human Subjects/ Landscapes Close Subjects Icon Background Color * Appears when the scene is dark and the camera is attached to a tripod.

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    What if... • What if white and gray frames appear when you point the camera toward a subject? When faces are detected, a white frame appears on the face of the main subject, while gray frames appear on other detected faces. The frames will follow the subjects within a certain range (p.

  • Page 28: Viewing Images

    Viewing Images You can view the images you have taken on the screen. Switching to Shooting mode Pressing the shutter button halfway while in Playback mode switches the camera to Shooting mode. Enter Playback mode. Press the 1 button. ● The last image you took will appear.

  • Page 29: Erasing Images

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

  • Page 30: Shoot Movies, Shooting Movies

    Shooting Movies The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot movies just by pressing the shutter button. Shooting Time Enter E mode. Set the mode switch to E. ● Compose the shot. ● Moving the zoom lever toward i will zoom in on your subject, making it appear larger.

  • Page 31: Stop Shooting

    Elapsed Time Microphone Magnifying the subject while shooting Pressing the zoom lever toward i while shooting will zoom in on the subject. However, operation sounds will be recorded and the movie may appear coarse. Estimated Shooting Times Memory Card Shooting Time •...

  • Page 32: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies You can view the movies you have shot on the screen. Enter Playback mode. Press the 1 button. ● The last image you shot will appear. appears on movies. Choose a movie. Press the qr buttons to choose a movie, ●...

  • Page 33: Viewing

    Transferring Images to a Computer for Viewing You can use the included software to transfer images you have shot with the camera to a computer for viewing. If you are already using ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, install the software from the included CD-ROM, overwriting your current installation.

  • Page 34: Install The Software

    Transferring Images to a Computer for Viewing Preparations Windows Vista and Mac OS X (v10.5) are used for these explanations. Install the Software. Windows Place the CD in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. ● Place the supplied CD-ROM (DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk) (p. 2) into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 35: Turn On The Camera

    Turn on the camera. Press the 1 button to turn on the camera. ● Open CameraWindow. Windows ● Click [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow]. CameraWindow will appear. ● If CameraWindow does not appear, click the [Start] menu and choose...

  • Page 36: Transfer And View Images

    Click on the task bar. • In the screen that appears, click the • Click [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow], then click [OK]. • Double click Transfer and View Images You can transfer images without installing the included software by simply connecting your camera to a computer.

  • Page 37: Accessories, Print

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU *Also available for purchase separately. Memory Card Card Reader Windows/Macintosh Canon-Brand PictBridge Compliant Printers Compact Photo Printers Inkjet Printers (SELPHY series) (PIXMA series) See the user guide supplied with the printer for more information on the printer and interface cables.

  • Page 38: Separately Sold Accessories, Print

    Separately Sold Accessories The following camera accessories are sold separately. Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be available. Power Supplies CAUTION RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO LOCAL REGULATION. Using accessories abroad The battery charger and the AC adapter kit can be used in regions that have 100 –...

  • Page 39: Other Accessories

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).

  • Page 41: Learning More

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

  • Page 42: Components Guide

    Components Guide Lamp (pp. 43, 117) Microphone (p. 31) Lens Speaker Zoom Lever Shooting: i (Telephoto) / j (Wide Angle) (p. 24) Playback: k (Magnify) / g (Index) (pp. 94, 98) Mode Switch Use the mode switch to change the Shooting mode. You can leave it to the camera to select settings for fully automatic shooting (p.

  • Page 43: Indicator

    Screen (LCD Monitor) (p. 44) Indicator (p. 43) 1 (Playback) Button (pp. 28, 93, 107) Mode Switch A/V OUT (Audio/Video Output) / DIGITAL Terminal (pp. 35, 99, 108) n Button (p. 47) l (Display) Button (p. 44) Indicator The indicator on the back of the camera will light or blink depending on the camera’s status.

  • Page 44: Screen Display

    Screen Display Switching the Display You can change the screen display using the l button. Refer to p. 128 for details on information that appears on the screen. Shooting Information Display Playback No Information Simple Information Display You can also switch the display by pressing the l button while the image displays shortly after shooting.

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

  • Page 46: Func. Menu – Basic Operations

    FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations Commonly used shooting functions can be set with the FUNC. menu. The menu items and options differ depending on the mode (pp. 130 – 131). Available Options Menu Items Choose a shooting mode. ● Set the mode switch to the desired shooting mode.

  • Page 47: Menu – Basic Operations

    MENU – Basic Operations Various functions can be set from the menus. The menu items are organized under tabs, such as for shooting (4) and playback (1). The available menu items differ depending on the mode (pp. 132 – 135). Display the menu.

  • Page 48: Changing The Sound Settings

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

  • Page 49: Changing The Screen Brightness

    Changing the Screen Brightness The screen brightness can be changed in two ways. Using the Menu Using the l Button • The next time you turn on the camera, the screen will be at the brightness setting chosen in the 3 tab. •...

  • Page 50: Default Settings

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

  • Page 51: Low Level Memory Card Formatting

    Low Level Memory Card Formatting Perform low level formatting when you think that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has dropped. Performing a low-level format on a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before performing a low-level format.

  • Page 52: Power Saving Function

    Power Saving Function (Auto Power Down) • Low level formatting may take longer than standard formatting, since all recorded data are erased. • You can stop a low level format of a memory card by choosing [Stop]. When stopping low level formatting, the data will be erased but the memory card can be used without problem.

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    Shooting in Special Conditions and Commonly Used Functions This chapter explains how to shoot in different conditions, as well as how to use common functions, such as the self-timer. • When you choose a Shooting mode that matches a particular set of conditions, the camera will automatically select any necessary settings.

  • Page 54: Shooting In Various Conditions

    Shooting in Various Conditions The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you choose the matching mode. Set the mode switch to 4 (p. 42). Choose the Shooting mode. After pressing the m button, press the ●...

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    Special Scenes Shooting in Various Conditions VTake shots of kids and pets (Kids&Pets) ● Lets you capture subjects that move around, such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities. ’Take indoor shots (Indoor) ● Lets you shoot indoors with natural colors. Take shots in low light conditions (Low Light) ●...

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    Shooting in Various Conditions In t mode, attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from moving and blurring the image. Additionally, you should set [IS Mode] to [Off] (p. 119). In F, V, ’ or S mode, images may appear coarse because the ISO speed (p.

  • Page 57: Turning The Flash Off

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

  • Page 58: Digital Zoom

    Zooming in Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) You can use the digital zoom to zoom up to a maximum equivalent of 16x and capture subjects that are too far away for the optical zoom to enlarge. The images may appear coarse, however, depending on the recording pixel setting (p.

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

  • Page 60: Inserting The Date And Time, Print

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

  • Page 61: Using The Self-timer

    Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the photographer. The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. You can change the delay time and number of shots (p. 75). Press the p button.

  • Page 62: Using The Face Self-timer

    Using the Face Self-Timer To take a photo that includes the photographer, such as a group photo, compose the shot, and press the shutter button. The camera will shoot two seconds after you enter the shot and it detects your face (p. 78). Changing the number of shots For the screen in Step 1, press the l button, then press the qr buttons to change the number of shots.

  • Page 63: Yourself

    Choosing Settings Yourself In this chapter you will learn how to use the various functions in G mode to progressively advance your shooting skills. • This chapter assumes that the mode switch is set to 4 and the camera is in G mode.

  • Page 64: Shooting In Program Ae

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

  • Page 65: Adjusting The Brightness, Exposure Compensation

    Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation) You can adjust the standard exposure set by the camera in 1/3-stop increments in the range of –2 to +2. Enter Exposure Compensation mode. Press the o button. ● Adjust the brightness. ● While watching the screen, press the qr buttons to adjust the brightness and press the m button.

  • Page 66: Turning The Flash On

    Turning the Flash On You can make the flash fire every time you shoot. At maximum wide angle, the flash range is approximately 30 cm – 4.0 m (12 in. – 13 ft.), and at maximum telephoto, it is 50 cm – 2.0 m (1.6 – 6.6 ft.) Shooting Far Away Subjects (Infinity) When it is difficult to focus because your shot contains subjects that are both near and far, you can change the focus range (the distance range from your...

  • Page 67: Shooting Close-ups (macro)

    Shooting Close-ups (Macro) You can shoot an object at a close distance or even shoot extreme close- ups of it. The shooting range (focusing zone) is approximately 3 – 50 cm (1.2 in. – 1.6 ft.) from the end of the lens (when the zoom lever is moved toward j and held until the lens stops moving, which is the maximum wide angle setting of the lens).

  • Page 68: Image Size, Image Quality

    Changing the Recording Pixel Setting (Image Size) You can choose from six recording pixels (image size) settings. If you choose , you cannot use Digital Zoom (p. 58) or Digital Tele- Converter (p. 59). Changing the Compression Ratio (Image Quality) You can choose from the following two levels of compression ratio (image quality): (Fine),...

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    0.3M/640 x 480 (Widescreen) 4000 x 2248 • The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings. Approximate Values for Paper Size A4, Letter size 5" x 7"...

  • Page 70: Changing The Iso Speed

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

  • Page 71: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance The white balance (WB) function sets the optimal white balance for natural looking colors to match the shooting conditions. Auto Automatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting conditions. Day Light Fine weather conditions, outdoor shooting Cloudy Cloudy, shady, twilight conditions Tungsten...

  • Page 72: Changing The Tone Of An Image, Choose An Option

    Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) If you change camera settings after recording white balance data, the tone may not turn out properly. Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) You can change the tone of an image to sepia or black and white when shooting.

  • Page 73: Continuous Shooting

    Custom Color The contrast, sharpness, and color saturation in an image can be chosen and set at 5 different levels. Continuous Shooting You can shoot continuously at a maximum speed of approximately 0.9 images/second while the shutter button is pressed fully and held. Continuous Shooting ●...

  • Page 74: Shooting Using The Two Second Self-timer

    Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer • Cannot be used with the self-timer (pp. 61, 62, 74, 75). • Continuous shooting speed increases in • For a certain interval, images may not be recorded, and the shooting speed for may slow down depending on the shooting conditions and the camera settings.

  • Page 75: Customizing The Self-timer

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

  • Page 76: Shooting Using A Tv Monitor, Changing The Composition With The Focus Lock

    Shooting Using a TV Monitor You can use a TV to display the camera screen content while shooting. • Connect the camera to a TV as described in “Viewing Images on a TV” (p. 99). • Shooting procedures are the same as when using the camera screen. Changing the Composition with the Focus Lock While you keep the shutter button pressed halfway, the focus and exposure...

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    Getting More Out of Your This chapter serves as the advanced version of Chapter 4 and explains how to take pictures using various functions. • This chapter assumes that the mode switch is set to 4 and the camera is in G mode.

  • Page 78: Changing The Af Frame Mode

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

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    Center The AF frame is locked to the center. This is effective for focusing on a specific point. You can reduce the AF frame size • Press the n button, choose the 4 tab, then choose the [AF Frame Size] menu item and [Small] option.

  • Page 80: Magnifying The Focal Point

    Magnifying the Focal Point If you press the shutter button halfway, the AF frame will magnify and you can check the focus. What if the display does not magnify? The display will not appear magnified in [Face AiAF] if a face cannot be detected or is too big in relation to the screen.

  • Page 81: Shooting With The Af Lock, Changing The Metering Mode

    Shooting with the AF Lock The focus can be locked. After locking the focus, the focal distance will not change even when you release your finger from the shutter button. Changing the Metering Mode You can change the Metering mode (brightness measuring function) to match the shooting conditions.

  • Page 82: Shooting With The Ae Lock, Shooting With The Fe Lock

    Shooting with the AE Lock You can lock the exposure and shoot, or set the focus and exposure separately to shoot. AE stands for “Auto Exposure” Shooting with the FE Lock Just as with the AE lock (p. 82), you can lock the exposure for shooting with the flash.

  • Page 83: Correcting The Brightness And Shooting (i-contrast)

    Correcting the Brightness and Shooting (i-Contrast) The camera can detect areas in the scene, such as faces or backgrounds, that are too bright or dark and automatically adjust them to the optimum brightness when shooting. Also, when the overall image is lacking in contrast, the camera will automatically correct the image for a sharper impression when shooting.

  • Page 84: Red-eye Correction

    Red-Eye Correction You can automatically correct red-eye that occurs in images taken with the flash. Red-eye correction may be applied to areas other than red eyes. For example, when red make-up has been used around eyes. • You can correct recorded images (p. 105). •...

  • Page 85: Shooting With Slow Synchro

    Shooting with Slow Synchro You can make the main subject, such as people, appear bright by having the camera provide the appropriate illumination with the flash. At the same time, you can use a slow shutter speed to brighten the background that the light from the flash cannot reach.

  • Page 86: Shooting Long Exposures

    Shooting Long Exposures You can set the shutter speed to a range between 1 and 15 seconds to shoot long exposures. However, you should attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from moving and blurring the image. •...

  • Page 87: Functions For Shooting Movies

    Using Various Functions for Shooting Movies This chapter provides more advanced information than the “Shooting Movies” and “Viewing Movies” sections of Chapter 1. • This chapter assumes that the mode switch is set to E (Movie mode).

  • Page 88: Changing The Image Quality

    320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. Estimated Shooting Time Image Quality • Based on Canon’s testing standards. • Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 1 hour. •...

  • Page 89: Ae Lock/exposure Shift

    AE Lock/Exposure Shift You can lock the exposure or change it in 1/3 steps within a range of ±2 before shooting. Focus. ● Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Lock the exposure. ● After releasing the shutter button, press the o button to lock the exposure.

  • Page 90: Other Shooting Functions

    Other Shooting Functions The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. • Zooming in Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) (p. 58) You can use the digital zoom while shooting, but the optical zoom cannot be used.

  • Page 91: Playback Functions, Print

    Playback Functions The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. • Erasing Images (p. 29) • Quickly Searching Images (p. 94) • Searching for Images Using the Jump Display (p. 95) • Viewing Slideshows (p. 96) •...

  • Page 93: Using Various Playback And Editing Functions

    Using Various Playback and Editing Functions This chapter explains various ways to play back and edit images. • Press the 1 button to enter Playback mode before operating the camera. • It may not be possible to play back or edit images that have been edited on a computer, had their file name changed, or have been taken on a different camera.

  • Page 94: Quickly Searching Images

    Quickly Searching Images g Searching Images Using Index Display Displaying multiple images at a time lets you quickly find the image you want. Searching from a large number of images By repeatedly moving the zoom lever toward g, you can display an index of up to 100 images.

  • Page 95: Searching For Images Using The Jump Display

    Searching for Images Using the Jump Display When there are many images on the memory card, you can search them by a specified method or image unit. Position of currently displayed image Jump 10 Images Jump 100 Images Jump Shot Date Jump to first Jump to Movie •...

  • Page 96: Viewing Slideshows

    Viewing Slideshows You can automatically play back images recorded to a memory card. • If you press the qr buttons during playback, the image will switch. If you keep the qr buttons pressed, you can fast-forward through images. • The power saving function does not work during slideshows (p. 52). Choose [Slideshow].

  • Page 97: Checking The Focus

    Checking the Focus You can magnify the area of a recorded image that was inside the AF Frame, or the area of a face that was detected, to check the focus. Press the l button, and switch to the focus check display (p. 44). A white frame will appear where the AF frame or face was when the focus was set.

  • Page 98: Magnifying Images, Changing Image Transitions

    Magnifying Images Approximate Location of Displayed Area Changing Image Transitions You can choose from two transition effects when switching between images in Single Image Playback. Move the zoom lever toward k. ● The display will zoom in on the image and will appear.

  • Page 99: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing Images on a TV Using the supplied AV cable (p. 2), you can connect the camera to a TV to view images you have shot. White or Black Yellow Yellow Black What if the images don’t properly display on the TV? Images will not display correctly if the camera’s video output setting (NTSC/PAL) does not match the TV system.

  • Page 100: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images so that they cannot be accidentally erased with the camera (pp. 29, 101). • If you format the memory card (pp. 22, 51), protected images will also be erased. • If you switch Shooting modes or turn off the power before performing the operations in Step 3, images will not be protected.

  • Page 101: Erasing All Images

    Erasing All Images You can erase all images at once. Since erased images cannot be recovered, exercise adequate caution before erasing. Protected images (p. 100) cannot be erased. Choose [Erase all]. ● Press the n button, choose [Erase All] in the 1 tab, and press the m button.

  • Page 102: Rotating Images

    Rotating Images You can change the orientation of an image and save it. Choose [Rotate]. Press the n button, choose [Rotate] ● in the 1 tab, and press the m button. Rotate the image. ● Press the qr buttons to choose an image.

  • Page 103: Resizing Images

    Resizing Images You can resize images to a lower pixel setting and save the resized image as a separate file. • You cannot resize an image to a larger size. • Images with a recording pixel setting of Step 3 cannot be edited. Choose [Resize].

  • Page 104

    Correcting the Brightness (i-Contrast) The camera can detect areas in an image, such as faces or backgrounds, that are too dark and automatically adjust them to the optimum brightness. Also, when the overall image is lacking in contrast, the camera will automatically correct the image for a sharper impression.

  • Page 105: Correcting The Red-eye Effect

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

  • Page 107: Printing

    Printing This chapter explains how to choose images for printing, and print using a PictBridge compliant printer (sold separately, p. 39). Please also refer to the Personal Printing Guide. Canon-Brand PictBridge Compliant Printers SELPHY series PIXMA series...

  • Page 108: Printing Images

    Printing Images You can easily print the pictures you take by connecting the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer using the supplied interface cable (p. 2). Turn off the camera and printer. Connect the camera to the printer. ● Open the cover, and insert the small end of the plug firmly into the camera terminal in the direction shown.

  • Page 109: Print Images

    • Refer to the Personal Printing Guide for details on printing. • Refer to pp. 37, 39 for Canon-brand Pictbridge compliant printers. Print images. ● Press the op buttons to choose [Print] and press the m button. Printing will start.

  • Page 110: Print Settings

    Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF) You can choose up to 998 images on a memory card for printing and specify settings such as the number of copies so that they can be printed together or processed at a photo developer service. These selection methods comply with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standards.

  • Page 111: Choosing The Number Of Copies

    • With [Index] chosen, the [Date] and [File No.] options cannot be set to [On] at the same time. • The date will be printed in the style set in the [Date/Time] function in the 3 tab (p. 19). Choosing the Number of Copies Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF) Choose [Select Images &...

  • Page 112: Printing Images With Dpof Settings

    Choosing Images for Printing (DPOF) Set All Images to Print Once Clearing All Selections Printing Images with DPOF Settings Number of copies to print Choose [Select All Images]. ● In Step 1 on p. 111, choose [Select All Images] and then press the m button. Make print settings.

  • Page 113: Customizing Camera Settings

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

  • Page 114: Changing Camera Settings

    Changing Camera Settings You can customize convenient and commonly used functions from the 3 tab (p. 47). Turning Off the Start-up Image You can turn off the start-up image that displays when you turn on the camera. Changing the File Number Assignment Images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers in the order they were taken, from 0001 –...

  • Page 115: Creating Folders By Shooting Date, Changing The Lens Retract Time

    • If you use a memory card already containing images, the newly assigned file numbers may continue the existing numbering for both the [Continuous] and [Auto Reset] settings. If you want to start over with file number 0001, format the memory card before use (p. 51). •...

  • Page 116: Setting The Screen Shut-off Time

    Changing Camera Settings Turning off the Power Saving Function You can set the power saving function (p. 52) to [Off]. Setting it to [On] is recommended to save battery power. Setting the Screen Shut-Off Time You can adjust the time the screen takes to shut off automatically (p. 52). This also works when [Auto Power Down] is set to [Off].

  • Page 117: Changing Shooting Function Settings

    Changing Shooting Function Settings If you set the mode switch to 4, and the mode to G, you can change the settings in the 4 tab (p. 47). Before attempting to shoot using a function explained in this chapter in modes other than G mode, check if the function is available in those modes (pp.

  • Page 118: After Shooting

    Changing Shooting Function Settings Changing the Image Display Time Right After Shooting You can change the length of time the images display after shooting. Changing the Way the Image Displays Right After Shooting You can change the way the image displays after shooting. Choose [Review], then press the qr ●...

  • Page 119: Displaying The Overlay

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

  • Page 120: Changing Playback Function Settings

    Changing Playback Function Settings You can adjust the settings in the 1 tab by pressing the 1 button (p. 47). Choosing the Image that First Displays in Playback ● Choose [Resume], then press the qr buttons to choose an option. Resumes with the image last Last seen viewed.

  • Page 121: Useful Information

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

  • Page 122: Using Household Power

    Using Household Power If you use AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 (sold separately), you can use the camera without worrying about how much charge is left in the battery. Terminals Do not unplug the plug or power cord with the camera turned on. This could erase images you have taken or damage the camera.

  • Page 123: Troubleshooting

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

  • Page 124: Image Is Blurred

    Troubleshooting Image is blurred. • Press the shutter button halfway to focus on the subject, then press fully to shoot (p. 23). • Shoot the subject within the focusing distance (p. 136). • Set the [AF-assist Beam] to [On] (p. 117). •...

  • Page 125

    Recording images to the memory card takes a long time, or continuous shooting slows down. • Perform a low-level format of the memory card in the camera (p. 51) When you can’t make settings for shooting functions or FUNC. menu. •...

  • Page 126: List Of Messages That Appear On The Screen

    (p. 17). Memory card error (p. 51) • If the same message appears even when a formatted memory card is installed in the correct direction, contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk (p. 17). Insufficient space on card • There is not enough free space on the memory card to shoot (pp. 24, 53, 63, 77) or edit images (pp.

  • Page 127

    Check the image in Playback mode. • If this error code reappears, note the Error number (Exx) and contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the camera. List of Messages That Appear on the Screen...

  • Page 128: Information Displayed On The Screen

    Information Displayed on the Screen Shooting (Information Display) Battery Charge Indicator (p. 15) Camera Orientation* White Balance (p. 71) My Colors (p. 72) i-Contrast (p. 83) Drive Mode (p. 73) Camera Shake Warning (p. 123) Metering Modes (p. 81) Image Quality (Compression) (p.

  • Page 129

    Playback (Detailed Information Display) Shooting Mode (p. 42) ISO Speed (p. 70) Exposure Compensation (p. 65), Exposure Shift Amount (p. 89) White Balance (p. 71) Histogram (p. 45) Image Editing (pp. 103 – 105) Compression (Image Quality) (p. 68), Recording Pixels (p. 68), AVI (Movies) Information Displayed on the Screen Battery Charge Indicator...

  • Page 130: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Function Exposure Compensation (p. 65) AE Lock/FE Lock (p. 82) AE Lock/Exposure Shift (p. 89) Focusing Zone (pp. 66, 67) AF Lock (p. 81) Flash (pp. 57, 66, 85) * Self-Timer (pp. 61, 74, 75) ISO Speed ( p.

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  • Page 132: Menus

    Menus 4 Shooting Menu Function Face AiAF AF Frame (p. 78) Center AF Frame Size (p. 79) Normal/Small Standard Digital Zoom (p. 58) Digital Tele-converter (1.5x/2.0x) AF-Point Zoom (p. 80) On/Off AF-assist Beam (p. 117) On/Off Red-Eye Corr. Flash Settings (p.

  • Page 133

    ’ — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Selectable, or set automatically. — Not selectable Menus ≈ — — — — — — — — — — —...

  • Page 134: Playback Menu

    Menus 3 Set up Menu Item Mute On/Off* Volume Set all operation sounds (5 levels). LCD Brightness Set within a range of ±2. Start-up Image On*/Off Format Formats memory card, erasing all data File Numbering Continuous*/Auto Reset Create Folder Monthly*/Daily Lens Retract 1 min.*/0 sec.

  • Page 135: Handling Precautions

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

  • Page 136: Specifications

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

  • Page 137

    Number of Recording Pixels (Still images)..... . Large: 4000 x 3000 pixels (Movies) ......640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.*) Compression (Still images).

  • Page 138

    Weight......Approx. 70 g (2.47 oz.) (CB-2LY) • All data is based on tests by Canon. •...

  • Page 139

    Setting ... 19 Settings ... 19 Date and Time Date/Time Default Settings ... 50 Deleting Erasing DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk ... 2 Digital Tele-Converter ... 59 Digital Zoom ... 58 Display Language ... 21 Display Overlay ... 119 DPOF ... 110 Editing i-Contrast ...104...

  • Page 140

    Index Green Leaves/Autumn Foliage (Scene Mode) ... 56 Grid Lines ... 119 Histogram ... 45 Household Power ... 122 i-Contrast ... 83, 104 Image Quality (Compression) ... 68 Image Quality Compression Ratio Images Display Time ... 118 Editing Editing Erasing Images ... 29, 101 Playback View Protect ...

  • Page 141

    Shooting Using a TV ... 76 Shutter Button ... 23 Slideshow ... 96 Snow (Scene Mode) ... 56 Software DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk ... 2 Software Guide ... 2 Transferring Images to a Computer ... 33 Sound Settings ... 48 Terminal ... 35, 99, 108 Tone (White Balance) ...

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