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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 Solution Disk Battery Charger CB-2LY/CB-2LYE Wrist Strap WS-DC7 “Canon Customer Card 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.

  • Page 4: What Do You Want To Do

    What Do You Want to Do? Shoot ● Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings ... . 22 ● Shoot to match special conditions....52 – 54 Take good people shots Portraits With nightscapes...

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    ● Shoot without the effects of camera shake even in low light conditions (High ISO Auto) ....54, 68 ● Make dark subjects appear brighter (i-Contrast)... . . 81 ●...

  • 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 Safety Precautions...8 1 Getting Started ...11...

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    Adjusting the White Balance ... 69 Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) ... 70 Shooting Using a TV Monitor ... 71 Î Shooting Using the Two Second Self-Timer ... 71 $ Customizing the Self-Timer ... 72 Changing the Composition with the Focus Lock...

  • Page 8: 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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    Safety Precautions • Do not allow dirt or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact the charger terminals or plug. This could result in electrical shock, fire or other damage. • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.). Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor (CCD).

  • Page 11: Getting Started

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

  • Page 12: Charging The Battery

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

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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 14: Inserting The Battery And Memory Card

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

  • Page 15: Removing The Battery And Memory Card

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

  • Page 16: Compatible Memory Cards

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

  • Page 17: 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 18: 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 about three weeks after the battery pack has been removed.

  • Page 19: Setting The Display Language

    Setting the Display Language You can change the language displayed in the LCD monitor menus and messages. You can also change the display language by pressing the n button, selecting the 3 tab, and selecting the [Language] menu item. Set the playback mode. Press the 1 button.

  • Page 20: Formatting Memory Cards

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

  • Page 21: Pressing The Shutter Button

    Pressing the Shutter Button The shutter button has two stops. To take images that are in focus, be sure to first press the shutter button lightly (halfway) to focus, then take the shot. If you just press the shutter button fully without pausing halfway, the image may not be in focus.

  • Page 22: A Taking Pictures

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

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    AF Frames What if... • The screen does not turn on when you turn on the camera? Press the l button to turn on the screen. • The camera does not play any sounds? Pressing the l button while turning on the camera power will turn off all sounds except for warning sounds.

  • Page 24: Scene Icons

    A Taking Pictures • The image comes out dark even if the flash fired when shooting? The subject is too far away for the flash to reach. Shoot within the effective flash range of approximately 30 cm – 4.2 m (12 in. – 14 ft.) at maximum wide angle, and approximately 30 cm –...

  • Page 25: Viewing Images

    1 Viewing Images You can view your images on the screen. Switching to and from playback mode Pressing the 1 button while the camera is off turns the camera on in playback mode. Pressing it again turns the camera off. Pressing the shutter button halfway while in playback mode causes the shooting screen to reappear.

  • Page 26: Erasing Images

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

  • Page 27: Printing Images

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

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

  • Page 29: E Shooting Movies

    E Shooting Movies The camera can automatically select all settings so that you can shoot movies just by pressing the shutter button. Shooting Time Select the E mode. Set the mode switch to E. ● Compose the shot. Moving the zoom lever toward i will ●...

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    E Shooting Movies Elapsed Time Microphone Estimated Shooting Times Memory Card Shooting Time • Shooting times are based on default settings. Shooting time can be checked on the screen in Step 1. • Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 1 hour.

  • Page 31: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies You can view your movies on the screen. Select the playback mode. Press the 1 button. ● The last image you shot will appear. appears on movies. Select a movie. Press the qr buttons to select a movie, ●...

  • Page 32: Transferring Images To A Computer

    USB ports. Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher Windows Vista: 1 GB or more Windows XP: 512 MB or more Interface Free Hard Disk Canon Utilities Space • ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more • PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more Display 1,024 ×...

  • Page 33: Install The Software

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

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

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

  • Page 36: Accessories

    Accessories Supplied with Camera Wrist Strap WS-DC7 Battery Pack NB-6L (with Terminal Cover)* Battery Charger CB-2LY/CB-2LYE* AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 DC Coupler DR-40 Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 *1 Also available for purchase separately. *2 See the user guide supplied with the printer for more information on the printer and interface cables.

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    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 38: Separately Sold Accessories

    Separately Sold Accessories The following camera accessories are sold separately. Some accessories are not sold in some regions, or may no longer be available. Power Supplies • AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40 This kit lets you power the camera using household power. Recommended for powering the camera for an extended period of time or when connecting to a computer.

  • Page 39: Learning More

    This chapter explains the parts of the camera and what displays on the screen, as well as, the basic operating instructions. Conventions Used in this Guide • Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and switches. •...

  • Page 40: Components Guide

    Components Guide Lamp (AF Assist Beam) (p. 24)/ Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 111)/ Self-Timer Lamp (p. 59) Microphone (p. 30) Lens Zoom Lever Shooting: i (Telephoto)/ j (Wide Angle) (p. 22) Playback: k (Magnify) (p. 94)/ g (Index) (p. 90) Mode Switch Use the mode switch to change modes.

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    Speaker Viewfinder (p. 73) Indicators (p. 41) Screen (LCD Monitor) (pp. 42, 43) 1 (Playback) Button (p. 25) Mode Switch (p. 40) A/V OUT (Audio/Video Output) and DIGITAL Terminal (pp. 27, 34, 95) n Button (p. 46) l (Display) Button (pp. 42, 43) Indicators The indicators on the back of the camera will light or blink under the following conditions.

  • Page 42: Information Displayed On The Screen

    Information Displayed on the Screen Shooting (Information Display) Shooting Mode (p. 40) ISO Speed (p. 68) White Balance (p. 69) My Colors (p. 70) Metering Modes (p. 79) Drive Mode (p. 67) Image Quality (Compression) (p. 65)/ Recording Pixels (p. 65) AE Point Frame (p.

  • Page 43

    Playback (Detailed Information Display) Shooting Mode (p. 40) Shutter Speed Exposure Compensation (p. 67) White Balance (p. 69) Histogram (p. 44) Image Editing (pp. 99 – 101) Image Quality (Compression) (p. 65), (Movies) Recording Pixels (p. 65) Switching the Display You can change the display using the l button.

  • Page 44: Power Saving Function (auto Power Down)

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

  • Page 45: Func. Menu - Basic Operations

    m FUNC. Menu – Basic Operations Commonly used shooting functions can be set with the FUNC. menu. The menu and menu items differ depending on the Shooting mode (p. 122). Selectable Options Menu Items Select a shooting mode. ● Set the mode switch to the desired shooting mode.

  • Page 46: Menu - Basic Operations

    n Menu – Basic Operations Various functions can be set from the menus. The menu items are organized under tabs, such as for shooting (4) and playback (1). The menu items differ depending on the mode (pp. 124 – 127). Display the menu.

  • Page 47: Changing The Sound Settings

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

  • Page 48: Returning The Camera To Default Settings

    Returning the Camera to Default Settings When you have mistakenly changed a setting, you can reset the camera to the default settings. Are there functions that cannot be reset? • The [Date/Time] (p. 17), [Language] (p. 19) and [Video System] (p. 95) options in the 3 tab.

  • Page 49: 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. Low level formatting a memory card completely erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card.

  • Page 50: Changing The Screen Brightness

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

  • Page 51: Shooting In Special Conditions And Commonly Used Functions

    Conditions and Commonly This chapter explains how to shoot in different conditions, as well as how to use other common functions, such as the flash and self-timer. When you set the mode switch to 4 mode that matches a particular set •...

  • Page 52: Shooting In Various Conditions

    4 Shooting in Various Conditions The camera will select the necessary settings for the conditions in which you wish to shoot when you select the matching mode. Set the mode switch to 4 (p. 40). Select the shooting mode. Press the m button, then use the op ●...

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    Special Conditions 4 Shooting in Various Conditions V Take shots of kids and pets (Kids&Pets) ● Lets you capture subjects that move around, such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities. H Take indoor shots (Indoor) ● Lets you shoot indoors with natural colors. U Shoot sunsets (Sunset) ●...

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    4 Shooting in Various Conditions S Shoot underwater (Underwater) ● Lets you shoot underwater with Waterproof Case WP-DC29 (sold separately). y Take shots of aquatic life in an aquarium (Aquarium) ● Lets you take natural-colored shots of aquatic life in indoor aquariums. O Take shots of foliage (Foliage) ●...

  • Page 55: Turning The Flash Off

    In F, V, H, S or y mode, images may appear coarse because the • ISO speed (p. 68) is increased to match the shooting conditions. In t mode, attach the camera to a tripod to prevent the camera from •...

  • Page 56: Zooming In More Closely On Subjects (digital Zoom)

    Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) You can use the digital zoom to zoom up to a maximum of 12x and capture subjects that are too far away for the optical zoom (p. 22) 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 1.4x or 2.3x. 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 58: Inserting The Date And Time

    Inserting the Date and Time You can insert the shooting date and time in the lower right corner of an image. Once inserted, however, they cannot be deleted. Be sure to check beforehand that the date and time are correctly set (p. 17). Inserting and printing the date and time in images which do not have an embedded date and time •...

  • Page 59: Ò Using The Self-timer

    Ò Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used to shoot a group photo that includes the camera operator. The camera will activate approximately 10 seconds after the shutter button is pressed. You can change the delay time and number of shots taken (p. 72). Press the p button.

  • Page 60: Using The Face Self-timer

    " Using the Face Self-Timer Once you compose the shot, such as for a group photo, and press the shutter button, the camera will take three shots in a row two seconds after it detects your face (p. 76) when you enter the composition. What if a face is not detected? Even if your face is not detected after joining the subjects, the shutter will release approximately 30 seconds later.

  • Page 61: Selecting Settings Yourself

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

  • Page 62: G Shooting In Program Ae

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

  • Page 63: Shooting Far Away Subjects (infinity)

    u Shooting Far Away Subjects (Infinity) You can shoot landscapes and far away subjects. The focusing range is 3 m (9.8 ft.) and greater from the camera. e Shooting Close-ups (Macro) You can shoot an object at a close distance or even shoot extreme closeups of it.

  • Page 64: R Zooming In On Close Subjects (digital Macro)

    R Zooming In on Close Subjects (Digital Macro) You can zoom in on close subjects. The possible shooting range is approximately 3 – 10 cm (1.2 – 3.9 in.) from the end of the lens, however, you can zoom in even closer on the subject using the digital zoom. The digital zoom may cause images to appear coarse at some recording pixel settings (p.

  • Page 65: Changing The Recording Pixels (image Size)

    Changing the Recording Pixels (Image Size) You can select from six settings. If you select , you cannot use the Digital Zoom (p. 56) or Digital Tele- Converter (p. 57). Changing the Image Quality (Compression Ratio) You can select from the following two levels of image quality: (Fine), (Normal).

  • Page 66

    0.3M/640 × 480 (Widescreen) 3648 × 2048 • 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" × 7"...

  • Page 67: Adjusting The Brightness (exposure Compensation)

    b 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. W Continuous Shooting You can shoot continuously at about 1.4 images/second. • Cannot be used with the self-timer (pp. 59, 60, 71, 72). •...

  • Page 68: 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 High Nightscapes, Dark interiors 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 69: Adjusting The White Balance

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

  • Page 70: Changing The Tone Of An Image (my Colors)

    Changing the Tone of an Image (My Colors) You can change the tone of an image to sepia or black and white when shooting. My Colors Off Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation for a vivid Vivid impression. Tones down the contrast and color saturation for neutral hues. Neutral Sepia Sepia tones.

  • Page 71: Shooting Using A Tv Monitor

    Shooting Using a TV Monitor You can use a TV to display the camera screen content. • Connect the camera to a TV as described in “Viewing Images on a TV” (p. 95). • Shooting procedures are the same as when using the camera’s monitor. Î...

  • Page 72: Customizing The Self-timer

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

  • Page 73: Changing The Composition With The Focus Lock

    Changing the Composition with the Focus Lock While you press and hold the shutter button halfway, the focus and exposure are fixed. You can now recompose and shoot. This is called Focus Lock. Shooting Using the Viewfinder If you want to save battery power, you can use the viewfinder for shooting, instead of the screen.

  • Page 75: Getting More Out Of Your Camera

    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 76: 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 ( •...

  • Page 77: Shooting With The Af Lock

    If the camera cannot focus when you press the shutter button halfway, the AF frame will turn yellow. % Shooting with the AF Lock The focus can be locked. After locking the focus, the focal distance will not change even when you release your finger from the shutter button. % Shooting with the AF Lock Lock the focus.

  • Page 78: 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. • The display will not appear magnified in [Face AiAF] mode if a face cannot be detected (p. 76) or is too big in relation to the screen. In [Center] mode, it will not appear magnified if the camera cannot focus.

  • Page 79: Changing The Metering Mode

    Changing the Metering Mode You can change the metering mode (brightness measuring function) to match the shooting conditions. Suitable for standard shooting conditions, including back lit shots. Evaluative Automatically adjusts the exposure to match the shooting conditions. Center Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but gives Weighted Avg.

  • Page 80: Shooting With The Fe Lock

    ( Shooting with the FE Lock Just as with the AE lock (p. 79), you can lock the exposure for shooting with the flash. FE stands for “Flash Exposure”. … Shooting with Slow Synchro You can make the main subject, such as people, appear bright by having the camera provide the appropriate illumination with the flash.

  • Page 81: Making Dark Subjects Appear Brighter (i-contrast)

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

  • Page 82: Œ Red-eye Correction

    Œ Red-Eye Correction You can automatically correct red eyes in images taken with the flash. Red-eye correction may be applied to other red parts than red eyes. For example, when red make-up has been used around eyes. • You can correct recorded images (p. 101). •...

  • Page 83: 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 85: Using Various Functions For Shooting Movies

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

  • Page 86: Changing The Image Quality

    320 × 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec. Estimated Shooting Time Image Quality (Frame Rate) • 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 87: Ae Lock/exposure Shift

    AE Lock/Exposure Shift You can set the exposure or change it in 1/3 steps within a range of ±2. Other Shooting Functions The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. • Zooming in More Closely on Subjects (Digital Zoom) (p. 56) You can use the digital zoom, but the optical zoom cannot be used.

  • Page 88: Playback Functions

    Playback Functions The following functions can be used in the same way as for still images. • Erasing Images (p. 26) g Searching Images by Sets of 9 (Index Display) (p. 90) • d Searching for Images Using the Jump Display (p. 91) •...

  • Page 89: Using Playback And Other Functions

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

  • Page 90: Searching Images By Sets Of 9 (index Display)

    g Searching Images by Sets of 9 (Index Display) Displaying 9 images at a time lets you quickly find the image you want. Searching 9 Images at a Time Jump Bar When the jump bar displays, holding the m button and pressing the buttons jumps to the first or last set of images.

  • Page 91: Searching For Images Using The Jump Display

    d 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 the Currently Displayed Image Jump 10 Images Jump 100 Images Jump Shot Date Jump to Movie Jump to Folder...

  • Page 92: Viewing Slideshows

    . Viewing Slideshows You can automatically play back images recorded to a memory card. Each image displays for approximately 3 seconds. Images display without a transition effect. The next image displays gradually. The image slides out to the left and the next image appears. •...

  • Page 93: 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. 43). A white frame will appear where the AF frame or face was when the focus was set.

  • Page 94: Magnifying Images

    k Magnifying Images Approximate Location of Displayed Area + Changing Image Transitions You can select from three transition effects when switching between images in single image playback. Switches between images without a transition effect. Fades one image out and the next in. Slides images left or right when the Move the zoom lever toward k.

  • Page 95: Viewing Images On A Tv

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

  • Page 96: Protecting Images

    : Protecting Images You can protect important images so that they cannot be erased by the camera (pp. 26, 97). If you format the memory card (pp. 20, 49), protected images will also be erased. Protected images cannot be erased with the camera’s erase function. To erase an image, cancel protection first.

  • Page 97: Erasing All Images

    / Erasing All Images In addition to selecting and erasing images one at a time, you can erase all images at once. Since erased images cannot be recovered, exercise adequate caution before erasing. Protected images (p. 96) cannot be erased. Select [Erase all].

  • Page 98: Rotating Images

    \ Rotating Images You can change the orientation of an image and save it. Select [Rotate]. Press the n button and select the 1 ● tab, then select [Rotate] and press the button. Rotate the image. Press the qr buttons to select an image to ●...

  • Page 99: Resizing Images

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

  • Page 100: Making Dark Subjects Appear Brighter (i-contrast)

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

  • Page 101: Correcting The Red-eye Effect

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

  • Page 102: Selecting Images For Printing (dpof)

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

  • Page 103

    • Some printers or photo developer services may not be able to reflect all of the print settings in the output. • may display when using a memory card with print settings set by a different camera. These settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera.

  • Page 104

    Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF) Set All Images to Print Once Clearing All Selections Set the number of prints. Press the op buttons to set the number ● of prints (maximum 99). ● Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to select other images and the number of prints for each.

  • Page 105: Print Added Images

    Print Added Images The following examples use the Canon SELPHY series printers. Please also refer to the Personal Printing Guide. Number of copies to print Selecting Images for Printing (DPOF) Connect the camera to the printer (p. 27). Print. Press the op buttons, select [Print now] ●...

  • Page 107: Customizing The Camera

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

  • Page 108: Changing Functions

    Changing Functions You can customize convenient and commonly used functions from the 3 tab (p. 46). Turning Off the Start-up Image You can turn off the start-up image that displays when you turn on the camera. Turning off the Power Saving Function You can set the power saving function (p.

  • Page 109: Creating A Folder

    Changing the File Number Assignment Images you shoot are automatically assigned file numbers in the order they were taken, from 0001 – 9999, and saved to folders of up to 2,000 images. You can change the file number assignment. • 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.

  • Page 110

    Changing Functions Creating Folders by Day and Time You can set a day and time for folder creation. Turning off Auto Rotate When you play back images on the camera or a computer, images shot in vertical orientation automatically rotate and display vertically. You can turn off this function.

  • Page 111: Changing Shooting Functions

    Changing Shooting Functions If you set the mode switch to 4, and the mode to G, you can change the settings in the 4 tab (p. 46). 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 112: Changing The Image Display Time

    Changing Shooting Functions Changing the Image Display Time You can change the length of time the images display directly after shooting. Changing the Image Display Right After Shooting You can change the image display that appears after shooting. Displaying the Overlay You can display gridlines for vertical and horizontal guidance, or a 3:2 guide to confirm the printable area for L size or postcard size prints.

  • Page 113

    • mode, you cannot set [3:2 Guide] or [Both]. • Grid Lines will not be recorded on the image. • The gray areas displayed with [3:2 Guide] are the areas that will not be printed. The actual image recorded will include the portion in the gray areas.

  • Page 114: Changing Playback Functions

    Changing Playback Functions You can adjust the settings in the 1 tab by pressing the 1 button (p. 46). Selecting the Image that First Displays in Playback Select [Resume], then press the qr ● buttons to select an option. Resumes with the image last Last seen viewed.

  • Page 115: Useful Information

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

  • Page 116: 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. Do not unplug the power cord with the camera turned on. This could erase images you have taken or damage the camera.

  • Page 117: 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 118: Image Is Blurred

    Troubleshooting Image is blurred. • Press the shutter button halfway to focus, then shoot (p. 21). • Shoot the subject within the focusing distance (p. 128). • Set the [AF-assist beam] to [On] (p. 111). • Confirm that functions which you do not intend to use (macro, etc.) are not set. •...

  • Page 119: Shooting Movies

    Recording images to the memory card takes a long time, or continuous shooting slows down. • Format the memory card in the camera (p. 49). When you can’t make settings for shooting functions or FUNC. menu • The items in which settings can be made differ depending on the shooting mode.

  • Page 120: List Of Messages That Appear On The Screen

    Memory card error (p. 49) • If this error message appears even when using a formatted (p. 49) memory card, contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the camera. Memory card full •...

  • Page 121

    A lens error was detected. Press the power button to turn the camera off and back on (p. 40). If this error message continues to display, contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk as there may be a problem with the lens.

  • Page 122: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Function Flash (pp. 55, 62, 80) Focusing Zone (p. 63) Exposure Compensation (p. 67)/Exposure Shift (p. 87) Self-Timer (pp. 59, 60, 71, 72) AF Lock (p. 77) AE Lock (pp. 79, 87)/FE Lock (p. 80) TV Display (p.

  • Page 123

    ≈ — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...

  • Page 124: Menus

    Menus 4 Shooting Menu Function AF Frame (p. 76) AF Frame Size (p. 76) Digital Zoom (p. 56) AF-Point Zoom (p. 78) AF-assist Beam (p. 111) Flash Settings (p. 82) i-Contrast (p. 81) Review (p. 112) Review Info (p. 112) Disp.

  • Page 125

    ≈ — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Selectable or selected automatically — Not selectable — — — — — — — — — — Menus — — — — — — — —...

  • Page 126: Playback Menu

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

  • Page 127: Print Menu

    2 Print Menu Item Print Displays printing screen. Select Images & Qty. Selects individual images for printing. Select All Images Selects all images for printing. Clear All Selections Cancels all settings for printing. Print Settings Sets the printing style. Options/Summary Menus Ref.

  • Page 128: Specifications

    Specifications Camera Effective Pixels ...Approx. 10 million Image Sensor....1/2.3-inch type CCD (Total number of pixels: Lens .

  • Page 129

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

  • Page 130

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

  • Page 131: Handling Precautions

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

  • Page 132: Index

    Index Numerics 3:2 Guide ... 112 AC Adapter Kit ... 38, 116 Accessories ... 36 AE Lock ... 79 AF Frame ... 23 Auto Focus AF Lock ... 77 Aquarium (Scene Mode) ... 54 AV Cable ... 2 AV cable ... 95 Battery Battery Charger ...

  • Page 133

    FUNC. Menu Basic Operations ... 45 FUNC.Menu List ... 122 Grid Lines ... 112 High Speed (ISO) ... 68 High-Power Flash ... 38 Histogram ... 44 Household Power ... 116 i-Contrast ... 81, 100 Image Erasing Images ... 26 Playback View Protect ...

  • Page 134

    Index Screen Display Language ... 19 Information Displayed ... 42 Menu Operations ... 45, 46 Switching the Display ... 42, 43 SD/SDHC Card Memory Card Self-Timer 10 second Self-Timer ... 59 Changing Delay andNumber of Shots .. 72 Face Self-Timer ... 60 Two Second Self-Timer ...

  • Page 135

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  • Page 136: Trademark Acknowledgments

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

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