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Canon SC A60 User Manual

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CDI-E093-010
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© 2003 CANON INC. PRINTED IN MALAYSIA
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ENGLISH
Camera User Guide
• Please start by reading the Precautions on page 7 of this
manual.
• Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information on
installing the software and downloading images.
• Please also read the printer user guide included with your
Canon printer.

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  • Page 1

    CDI-E093-010 XXXXXXXXX © 2003 CANON INC. PRINTED IN MALAYSIA XXXXXXX ENGLISH Camera User Guide • Please start by reading the Precautions on page 7 of this manual. • Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information on installing the software and downloading images.

  • Page 2: Iso Speed

    This digital camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon brand digital camera accessories (“Canon Brand Accessories”). You may use non Canon Brand Accessories with this Digital Camera. However, Canon makes no warranties concerning, and is not responsible for damages resulting from, use of non Canon Brand Accessories.

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    • Canon Inc. reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.

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    About this Camera User Guide Symbols Used Icons under title bars show the operations mode. As in the example below, the mode dial should be set to Using the Flash : This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation.

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    About the Thumb Index A quick introduction intended for new users who want to shoot first and learn more later. Tells you how to get the camera running and how to begin shooting and playing back images. Introduces you to all of the camera components, and explains how to load batteries and use the shutter button, among other basic functions.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents : Functions and operations tables. These pages are shaded on the right edges to make them easy to find. Read this First Quick Start Components Guide Preparing the Camera Installing the Batteries ... 20 Installing a CF Card ... 24 Setting the Date/Time ...

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    Night Scene Mode ... 72 Fast Shutter ... 73 Slow Shutter ... 74 Stitch Assist Mode ... 75 Movie Mode ... 79 Macro Mode ... 81 Self-Timer ... 83 Digital Zoom ... 85 Continuous Shooting ... 87 Shooting-Selecting Particular Effects Program AE ...

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    Protecting Images ... 131 Erasing Erasing Images Individually ... 132 Erasing All Images ... 133 Formatting a CF Card ... 134 Printing About Printing ... 136 Selecting from the Print Order Menu ... 138 Connecting the Camera to a Printer ... 140 Printing ...

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    Appendices Replacing the Date Battery ... 191 Using the Optional Battery Kits ... 193 Using the Optional Lenses and Lens Adapter ... 197 Camera Care and Maintenance ... 203 Troubleshooting ... 204 Specifications Index Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode...

  • Page 10: Read This First

    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 11: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions • Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. • The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and equipment.

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    Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.

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    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. • Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment.

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    Use only recommended batteries and accessories. • If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and charger recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries...

  • Page 15

    • Disconnect the battery charger or the compact power adapter from both the camera and power outlet after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards. • The camera terminal of the battery charger cord and the compact power cord is designed for exclusive use with your camera.

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    • Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash. • If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as your hands may experience a burning sensation.

  • Page 17: Preventing Malfunctions

    Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data. Avoid Condensation Related Problems Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces.

  • Page 18: Quick Start

    Quick Start Install the batteries (p. 20). Slide the battery cover lock, then open the cover and insert the batteries. • For important information about batteries, see Proper Battery Handling (p. 21). Install the CF card (p. 24). Open the CF card slot cover and insert a CF card.

  • Page 19

    Turn the mode dial to (p. 60). Focus (p. 40). Aim the camera at the subject, and lightly press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The camera beeps twice when the focus is set. Shoot (p. 40). Press the shutter button all the way.

  • Page 20: Components Guide

    Components Guide Zoom Lever (p. 42, 85, 118, 119) Shutter Button (p. 40) Shooting Mode Dial (p. 19) Speaker Ring Release Button Microphone Date Battery Holder (p. 191) (Audio/Video Out) Terminal DC IN Terminal (p. 195) ON/OFF button (p. 30) Optical Viewfinder Window (p.

  • Page 21

    LCD Monitor* (p. 33) Viewfinder (p. 38) Be careful not to wave the camera about or catch it on other items when dangling it from the wrist strap. To connect the camera to a computer or printer, use one of the following cables.

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    Button (p. 33) Button (p. 44) Button (p. 44) Indicators The indicators light or blink when the ON/OFF button or the shutter button is pressed. Upper Indicator Green: Ready to record / Ready to communicate (during a computer connection) Blinking Green: Starting up / Recording to CF card / Reading CF card / Erasing from CF card / Transmitting data (during a computer connection)

  • Page 23

    Shooting Mode Dial Auto • : Auto (p. 60) The camera automatically selects settings. • Image Zone The camera automatically selects settings according to the image composition type. : Portrait (p. 70) : Landscape (p. 71) : Night Scene (p. 72) : Fast Shutter Speed (p.

  • Page 24: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Installing the Batteries The camera uses four AA-size alkaline batteries supplied with the camera. You may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Be sure that the camera power is off. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and push the battery cover slightly forward.

  • Page 25

    AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries, see the System Map (separate from this guide). Proper Battery Handling • Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries only. For information on handling the AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries, see Using the Optional Battery Kits (p. 193).

  • Page 26

    • Be careful to load the batteries with their positive (+) and negative (-) ends in the right direction. • Never mix batteries of different types or from different manufacturers. All four batteries should be identical. • Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery terminals well with a dry cloth.

  • Page 27

    The positive electrode (plus terminal) is flat. The negative terminal is correctly formed (protruding from the metal base), but the seal does not extend up over the edge of the metal base. Battery Status Indications The LCD monitor displays an icon or message to let you know when batteries are low or depleted.

  • Page 28: Installing A Cf Card

    Installing a CF Card Installing a CF Card Be sure that the camera is turned off. Slide the CF card slot cover in the direction of the arrow, and open it. Insert the CF card with the label facing out and the arrow pointing in.

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    Close the CF card slot cover securely. • When the indicator on the left side of the viewfinder blinks 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 shake the camera.

  • Page 30: Setting The Date/time

    Setting the Date/Time The Set Date/Time menu will appear when the camera is first turned on or the date battery has run down. Replace the date battery, then reset the date and time starting from step 5 below. Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera (p.

  • Page 31

    Press the up or down button to select (Date / Time), and then press the button. Set the date and time. • Use the up or down button to change the value of the highlighted field. • Press the left or right button to highlight another field. •...

  • Page 32: Setting The Language

    Setting the Language Use this feature to select the language for the LCD monitor display. Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera (p. 30). Press the The [ (Rec.)] or [ Select the [ or right button. button. (Replay)] Menu will display.

  • Page 33

    Select (Languages) using the up or down button and press the Select a language using the up, down, left or right button. Press the After adjusting the settings, press the In replay mode, you can change the language by holding button while you press the function cannot be used while an optional direct print function compatible printer (CP series) or the direct print...

  • Page 34: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Turning the Power On Press the ON/OFF button until the green indicator begins blinking. Shooting Mode Current shooting settings will appear in the LCD monitor for about 6 seconds. If you turn the mode switch to after approximately 1 minute. Replaying mode The LCD monitor displays an image.

  • Page 35

    • You will hear a start-up sound and see the start-up image when the power comes on. (To change the start- up sound and image, see below and pages 52 and 181.) • The start-up image does not appear when the LCD monitor is off or the Turning on the camera without the start-up sound and image...

  • Page 36: Switching Between Shooting And Replaying

    Switching between Shooting and Replaying You can quickly switch between Shooting mode and Replaying mode. This is convenient when you wish to shoot again after checking or deleting an image immedi- ately after it is shot. Shooting Mode Replaying Mode The lens does not retract right away when the camera switches to Replaying mode.

  • Page 37: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor can be used to compose images while shooting, adjust settings menus and replay images. The image in the LCD monitor may darken when the monitor is used under sunlight or other strong lighting. This is not a defect.

  • Page 38: Information Displayed On The Lcd Monitor

    Set the flash to on or affix the camera to a tripod when the upper indicator blinks orange and the camera shake warning icon ( metering preparations are complete. Replaying Mode • The LCD monitor always comes on when you turn the mode switch to •...

  • Page 39

    Shooting Mode -2 … +2 Exposure Compensation White Balance Drive Mode ISO Speed Photo Effects Light Metering Mode Compression (PowerShot A70) L M1 M2 S Resolution (PowerShot A60) L M S Flash Red-Eye Reduction Macro Mode Manual Focus ● (red) Movie Recording Mode (PowerShot A70) 3.8×...

  • Page 40: (powershot A70)

    Replaying Mode In simple display mode, the following information appears. Compression (PowerShot A70) L M1 M2 S Resolution (Still images) (PowerShot A60) L M S Sound memo (wave file) Movie Protection Status In detailed display mode, the following information appears. File Number Image Number and Total (Display Image/Total)

  • Page 41: Powershot A70

    -2 ⋅⋅⋅ ±0 ⋅⋅⋅ +2 PowerShot A70 PowerShot A60 In addition to the above, the shutter speed, aperture setting and recorded movie time are displayed as in the example on the previous page. The following information may also appear with some image files.

  • Page 42: Using The Viewfinder To Shoot

    Using the Viewfinder to Shoot Setting the LCD monitor to Off (p. 33) and using the optical viewfinder can help conserve power while shoot- ing. Align the square brackets (autofocus metering field) inside the viewfinder on the primary subject to compose the image. Shows the center of the image Viewfinder...

  • Page 43

    About the Autofocus Function This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) technology which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with high precision. It delivers a crisp focus even when the photographic subject is slightly off-center. Image Seen in Viewfinder vs. Recorded Image Please note that the actual image may differ from the image seen in the optical viewfinder due to the physical separation between the viewfinder and lens.

  • Page 44: Pressing The Shutter Button

    Pressing the Shutter Button The shutter button features a two-stage action. Pressing Halfway Pressing halfway automatically sets the exposure, focus and white balance. The indicators light or blink as follows. Upper Indicator Green: Metering complete (two beeps • sound) Orange: Flash will fire •...

  • Page 45

    • If the orange or yellow indicator blinks while you press halfway, you can still press fully to take the shot. • 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 46: Using The Zoom (focal Length)

    Using the Zoom (Focal Length) The zoom can be adjusted to any setting in the 35 to 105 mm range in 35 mm film equivalent terms. Telephoto/Wide Angle Digital Zoom When the LCD monitor is on, you can digitally zoom in on a subject with the zoom button.

  • Page 47: Selecting Menus And Settings

    Selecting Menus and Settings Menus are used to adjust shooting, replaying, date / time and electronic sound settings. Menus can be displayed by either pressing the Watch the LCD monitor while performing the following procedures. Selecting Settings by Pressing the (Only in Shooting Mode) Press the •...

  • Page 48

    Select setting contents using the left or right button. Some menu items can only be selected after pressing the button and displaying the next menu. Press the button again to confirm the setting. Press the • The menu closes. • Images can be shot immediately with the selected settings after Step 3 by pressing the shutter button.

  • Page 49

    • The menu switches as follows: (Rec.)] or [ Camera)] • Pressing the zoom lever also switches between the menu tabs. Select a menu item using the up or down button. Select setting contents using the left or right button. •...

  • Page 50: Shooting Mode

    Selecting Menus and Settings (continued) Displaying a MENU Shooting Mode Shooting Mode Replaying Mode FUNC. Menu Rec. Menu* Selectable items vary according to each mode. Replay Menu* Switching...

  • Page 51

    between Menus Set up Menu* * Use the zoom lever to switch between menus anytime. My Camera Menu* Setting Completing Options the Procedure...

  • Page 52: Exposure Compensation

    Menu Settings and Default Settings This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings. button Menu Item Exposure Compensation -2 to +2 Flash Output White Balance Drive Mode ISO Speed Photo Effect Light Metering System Resolution, File Format, Compression Available Settings Low / Medium / Strong*...

  • Page 53

    button Menu Item AiAF Red-eye Rec. AF-assist Beam On*/ Off Menu Digital Zoom (Red) Review Protect Rotate Sound Memo Replay Erase all Menu Auto Play (Blue) Print Order Transfer Order Sets the transfer settings Available Settings On*/Off On*/ Off On / Off* Off / 2* to 10 sec.

  • Page 54

    Menu Item Beep Auto Power Down On* / Off Date/Time Format Shutter Volume Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5 Playback Vol. Start-up Vol. Set up Operation Vol. Off / 1 / 2* / 3 / 4 / 5 Menu Selftimer Vol.

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    • Some menu items are not available in certain Shooting modes (p. 224). • You can apply a desired image and sound to My Camera menu. For details, see Registering My Camera Settings (p. 55) or the Software Starter Guide . •...

  • Page 56: Customizing The Camera (my Camera Settings)

    Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer sounds. Each menu item has three choices. e.g. Start-up image As default settings, My Camera setting [ fiction theme and My Camera setting [ theme.

  • Page 57

    Select the [ the left or right button. Select a menu item using the up or down button. Select setting content using the left or right button. Press the • Pressing the the settings take effect. • In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing the shutter button halfway.

  • Page 58

    • If you select [Theme] in Step 4, you can select a consistent theme for each of the My Camera settings. • If (Beep) in the [ beep sounds even if each sound item such as [Start-up Sound], [Operation Sound], [Selftimer Sound] and [Shutter Sound] in the [ (Off)] (p.

  • Page 59: Registering My Camera Settings

    Registering My Camera Settings Images recorded onto the CF card and newly recorded sounds can be added as My Camera settings to the [ and [ ] menu items. You can also use the supplied software to upload your computer’s images and sounds to the camera.

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    Select the [ the right button. Select the menu item you wish to register using the up or down button. Select button. appears. Press the An image appears. (My Camera)] menu using using the right or left button.

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    [Start-up Image] → Step 8a, 9a [Start-up Sound], [Shutter Sound], [Selftimer Sound] → Step 8b, 9b Select the image you wish to register using the left or right button. Press the Select right button and press the button. • Recording starts. •...

  • Page 62

    Select right button. Select [OK] using the left or right button and press the • Sounds recorded with the movie (p. 79) and sound memo (p. 128) functions cannot be added as My Camera settings. • When you register new My Camera settings, the previously registered settings are erased.

  • Page 63

    • Start-up Sound, Operation Sound, Selftimer Sound and Shutter Sound • Recording format • Quantization bit • Sampling frequency • Recording time Start-up Sound Operation Sound Selftimer Sound Shutter Sound Any file format other than those described above cannot be used with this camera.

  • Page 64: Shooting-letting The Camera Select Settings

    Shooting - Letting the Camera Select Settings See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 228) at the end of this manual to find out which settings can be changed in which Shooting modes. Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else.

  • Page 65

    Press the shutter button halfway (p. 40). • Two beeps will sound when the camera has finished metering, and the indicator will light green or orange. If the LCD monitor is on, the AF frame will appear green. • The yellow indicator will blink and the beep will sound one time if the subject is difficult to focus on.

  • Page 66: Reviewing An Image Right After Shooting

    Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting After a photo is taken, the image displays on the LCD monitor for two seconds (To change, see Changing the Image Display Duration (p. 63)). There are two ways to display the image for longer. •...

  • Page 67

    Changing the Image Display Duration The length of time images are displayed after a photo has been taken can be changed from 2 seconds to 10 seconds or turned off. In the [ (Rec.)] menu, select See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43) Select a Review setting and press the button.

  • Page 68: Changing The Resolution And Compression

    Changing the Resolution and Compression You can change the resolution and compression (exclud- ing movies) settings to suit the purpose of the image you are about to shoot. Resolution PowerShot A70 PowerShot A60 2048 x 1536 (Large) pixels 1600 x 1200 (Medium 1) pixels 1024 x 768...

  • Page 69

    • Movies can be shot with the following resolution. Resolution PowerShot A70 640 x 480 pixels 320 x 240 pixels 160 x 120 pixels Turn the shooting mode dial to the desired Shooting mode. Press the Select L* (2048 x 1536 or 1600 x 1200) using the up or down button.

  • Page 70

    Select the compression you wish to set using the left or right button. You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear again, once the image is shot. Press the Shoot the image. •...

  • Page 71: Using The Flash

    Using the Flash Use the flash according to the guidelines below. Red-eye reduction, Auto Auto Red-eye reduction, Flash on Flash on Flash off Press the button to switch between flash modes. • The selected flash mode appears on the LCD monitor. •...

  • Page 72: Red-eye Reduction

    When the red-eye reduction function is off Shoot the image. • The flash will fire if the indicator beside the viewfinder lights orange when the shutter button is pressed halfway. (Does not fire in • Shooting procedures are the same as for the (p.

  • Page 73

    When shooting with a high ISO sensitivity and using the flash, there is more of a chance of overexposure the closer you are to the subject. • Some settings are not available with certain Shooting modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p.

  • Page 74: Portrait Mode

    Portrait Mode Use this mode when you want the subject to appear sharp and the background to blur. Turn the shooting mode dial to Shooting procedures are the same as for the (p. 60). • For functions available in this mode, see page 224. •...

  • Page 75: Landscape Mode

    Landscape Mode Use this mode to shoot expansive landscape scenes. Turn the shooting mode dial to Shooting procedures are the same as for the (p. 60). • For functions available in this mode, see page 224. • Since a slow shutter speed is often selected in mode, use a tripod to shoot if the warning) icon appears on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 76: Night Scene Mode

    Night Scene Mode Use this mode to capture human subjects against the backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The people are illuminated with light from the flash while the backdrop is captured at a slow shutter speed so that both appear correctly exposed.

  • Page 77: Fast Shutter

    Fast Shutter Use this mode to shoot fast moving objects. Turn the shooting mode dial to Shooting procedures are the same as for the (p. 60). • For functions available in this mode, see page 224. • Noise in the recorded image may increase if you shoot dark subjects.

  • Page 78: Slow Shutter

    Slow Shutter Use this mode to shoot moving objects to make them appear blurred such as river rapids. Turn the shooting mode dial to Shooting procedures are the same as for the (p. 60). Always use a tripod to prevent camera shake in this mode.

  • Page 79: Stitch Assist Mode

    Stitch Assist Mode Use this mode when taking shots that you want to combine into a panorama. To create the panorama itself, you must stitch the images together at your computer. To create the panorama at your computer, use the PhotoStitch software that came with your camera.

  • Page 80

    • Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50 % of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalign- ment to within 10 % of the image height. • Do not include moving items in the overlap. •...

  • Page 81

    Select the shooting sequence using the left or right button and press the button. You can also press the shutter button directly to shoot without pressing Shoot the first image. The exposure and white balance settings are set and locked with the first image. Compose and shoot the second image so that it overlaps the first.

  • Page 82

    Press the • A custom white balance setting (p. 103) cannot be set in mode. To use a custom white balance setting, first set it in another Shooting mode. • The settings in place for the first image are locked in and cannot be changed for subsequent shots.

  • Page 83: Movie Mode

    (PowerShot A70 only), 3 minutes at the setting and about 3 minutes* at the * Using and optional Canon FC-256MH CF Card (not sold in some regions) When using the CF card supplied with the camera, the maximum length is approximately 14 sec.

  • Page 84

    These times may vary with the subject and shooting conditions. Recording will automatically stop when the maximum is reached or when the CF cards runs out of free capacity. Filming may stop unexpectedly with certain types of CF card (if it is a slow-recording card, if it has been formatted on a different camera or a computer, or if images have been shot and erased repeatedly).

  • Page 85: Macro Mode

    Macro Mode Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups of subjects in the range of 5 to 46 cm (2.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) at wide angle end and 26 to 46 cm (10 in. to 1.5 ft.) at telephoto end. Press the monitor on.

  • Page 86

    • Some settings are not available with certain Shooting modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 224). • Always use the LCD monitor to compose images in macro mode. Shooting with the viewfinder is possible, though, the parallax phenomenon may cause images composed with the optical viewfinder to be off-center (p.

  • Page 87: Self-timer

    Self-Timer You can take pictures with the self-timer in any Shooting mode. Press the Select * (Drive Mode) using the up or down button. * The current setting is displayed. Select and press the When is selected, the shutter release will be delayed for 10 seconds, and when will be delayed for 2 seconds, after you press the shutter button.

  • Page 88

    You can change the self-timer sound by changing the setting in [Selftimer Sound] in the [ (My Camera)] menu (p. 181).

  • Page 89: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed with the combined optical and digital zoom functions as follows (figures are approximate.) PowerShot A70: 3.8 times, 4.8 times, 6.0 times, 7.4 times, and 9.6 times PowerShot A60: 3.8 times, 4.7 times, 6.0 times, and 7.5 times Press the monitor on.

  • Page 90

    Press the zoom lever toward • The lens will zoom to the maximum optical telephoto setting and stop. Release the lever and press it toward again to further zoom the image digitally. • Press the lever toward Shoot the image. Shooting procedures are the same as for the (p.

  • Page 91: Continuous Shooting

    2.6 images per second* (PowerShot A60) (When the LCD monitor is OFF in Large/Fine mode). * These figures reflect Canon’s testing standard, the actual figures will vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. The actual figures will vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.

  • Page 92

    • The interval between frames may lengthen somewhat when the internal memory becomes full. • The flash can be used, but the interval between images will lengthen to accommodate the flash recharge time.

  • Page 93: Shooting-selecting Particular Effects

    Shooting-Selecting Particular Effects Camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture can be freely changed for shooting. See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 224) at the end of this manual to find out which settings can be changed in which Shooting modes. Please see once you have changed a setting.

  • Page 94: Manual Focus

    Shoot the image. • The shutter speed and aperture value will automatically appear on the LCD monitor if it is on. • The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed and aperture value show in white. • For functions available in this mode, see page 224. •...

  • Page 95: 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 value 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 and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas.

  • Page 96

    Shoot the image. The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed and aperture value show in white. • If the aperture value shows in red, the image is under exposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much light). Adjust the shutter speed using the left and right buttons until the aperture value display turns to white.

  • Page 97

    • For functions available in this mode, see page 224. • Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at low shutter speeds. If the camera shake warning in the center of the LCD monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting.

  • Page 98: Setting The Aperture

    Setting the Aperture The aperture adjusts the amount of light that passes through the lens. Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to fade the background. A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to background into focus. Turn the shooting mode dial to The aperture value appears on the LCD monitor if it is on.

  • Page 99

    Shoot the image. The correct exposure has been set if the shutter speed and aperture value show in white. • If the shutter speed shows in red on the LCD monitor, the image is under exposed (insufficient light) or overexposed (too much light). Adjust the aperture value using the left and right buttons until the shutter speed display turns white.

  • Page 100: 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 where it is difficult to set the correct exposure automatically. Turn the shooting mode dial to The shutter speed and aperture value appears on the LCD monitor if it is on.

  • Page 101

    Shoot the image. When you press the shutter button halfway, a number indicating the difference between the standard exposure* and the selected exposure appears on the LCD monitor. If the difference is more than ±2 steps, “-2” or “+2” appears in red.

  • Page 102: Switching Between Autofocus Modes

    Switching Between Autofocus Modes You can change the auto focus frame (AF frame) selection method. The AF frame will appear when the LCD monitor is turned on (p. 40). (Auto Selection) (Center) indicates the AF frame which appears on the monitor In the [ (Rec.)] menu, select See Selecting Menus and Settings (p.

  • Page 103: Switching Between Light Metering Modes

    Switching Between Light Metering Modes You can switch between metering modes to shoot. Evaluative Light Metering Center-Weighted Averaging Spot AE Point Press the monitor. Press the Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlight scenes. The camera divides images into several zones for light metering.

  • Page 104: Shooting Mode

    Select * (Evaluative) using the up or down button. * The current setting is displayed. Select a light metering mode using the left or right button. Press the Shoot the image. Some settings are not available with certain Shooting modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p.

  • Page 105: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the Exposure Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background. Press the monitor. Press the Select * (+/- (Exp.)) using the up or down button. * The current setting is displayed.

  • Page 106

    Select a setting using the left or right button. • The settings can be adjusted in 1/3 steps in the range of - 2EV to +2EV. • You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button. This screen will appear again, once the image is shot.

  • Page 107: 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. The camera sets the white balance Auto automatically according to shooting conditions.

  • Page 108

    Select * (Auto) using the up or down button. * The current setting is displayed. Select the desired setting using the left or right button. • Please see the next page regarding the setting. • You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button.

  • Page 109

    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 cloth, or a photo-quality gray card. Press the Select * (Auto) using the up or down...

  • Page 110

    Aim the camera at the white paper or cloth, or gray card and press the button. • Aim the camera so that the white paper or cloth, or gray card, completely fills the frame on the LCD monitor screen or the entire viewfinder before pressing the button.

  • Page 111

    • Some settings are not available with certain Shooting modes. Please refer to Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 224) • To set and use a custom white balance setting, it is advisable to select the exposure compensation and flash exposure compensa- tion to zero (±0).

  • Page 112: Changing The Photo Effect

    Changing the Photo Effect You can shoot with different photo effects. Photo Effect Off Vivid Neutral Low Sharpening Records subjects with softened outlines. Sepia Press the Select * (Effect Off) using the up or down button. * The current setting is displayed. Records with no effect.

  • Page 113

    Select the desired setting using the left or right button. • If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the results by viewing the image on the LCD monitor. • A shot can be taken immediately after by pressing the shutter button.

  • Page 114: Changing The Iso Speed

    Changing the ISO Speed Change the ISO speed when shooting in dark places or when you want to shoot with a faster shutter speed. You can choose from the following speeds: Auto, 50, 100, 200 and 400. Press the Select * (ISO Speed) using the up or down button.

  • Page 115

    Press the Shoot the image. • Higher ISO speeds increase the image noise. To take clean images, use as low an ISO speed as possible. • Although the AUTO setting selects the optimal speed, it will automatically raise the speed when the shooting condition limits are reached.

  • Page 116: Adjusting The Flash Output

    Adjusting the Flash Output mode, the flash output can be controlled in three steps, starting from FULL, when shooting. Press the Select (Flash Output) using the up or down button. Adjust the flash output using the left or right button. You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button.

  • Page 117: Shooting Problem Subjects For The Autofocus

    Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus The autofocus may not work well on the following types of subjects. • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surround- ings • Subjects mixing close and far objects • Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition •...

  • Page 118

    Keep it pressed while you recompose the image and press the shutter button all the way to shoot the image. Focus Lock Method 2 Press the monitor. Press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus. Keep it pressed and press the MF button.

  • Page 119

    Shooting in Manual Focus Mode The focus can be manually set. Press the monitor. Press the MF button until MF appears. • The MF indicator appears. • The MF indicator shows approximate figures. Use them as a shooting guideline only. Use the left or right button to focus.

  • Page 120: Resetting The File Numbers

    Resetting the File Numbers You can select the way file numbers are assigned. The file numbers are 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.

  • Page 121

    Setting the [File No. Reset] to [Off] is useful for avoiding file name duplication when images are downloaded to a computer. About File and Folder Numbers Images are assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9900, and folders are assigned folder numbers from 100 to 998 (Folder numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two digits).

  • Page 122: Replaying

    Replaying Displaying Images Individually You can view the recorded images on the LCD monitor. Set the mode switch to The last recorded image appears (single image replay). Move between images using the left or right button. Use the left button to move to the previous image and the right button to move to the next.

  • Page 123: Magnifying Images

    Magnifying Images Images can be magnified up to approximately 10 times. Set the mode switch to Press the zoom lever toward • You can move around the magnified image using the left, right, up or down button. • Hold the button down and press the zoom lever toward to cycle through each setting, approximately...

  • Page 124: Viewing Images In Sets Of Nine (index Replay)

    Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Replay) Up to nine images can be viewed at once in index replay. Set the mode switch to Press the zoom lever toward Nine images appear at once (index replay). Change the image selection using the left, right, up or down button.

  • Page 125: Jumping Between Images

    Jumping Between Images The display can be advanced or set back 9 images in either single image replay or index replay. Display the JUMP bar. • Press the zoom lever twice toward replay (p. 118). • Press the zoom lever once toward replay (p.

  • Page 126: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies You can replay the images shot in Set the mode switch to Movies cannot be viewed in index replay. Select a movie using the left or right button and press the • A movie displays with the • The movie replay panel appears. Select button and press the •...

  • Page 127

    Pausing and Resuming Play • Press the button to pause the movie. Press it again to resume. Fast Forwarding / Rewinding • Select one of the following operations using the left or right button and press the : Return to Single Image View : First Frame : Previous Frame (Rewinds if the down)

  • Page 128: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies You can delete unwanted portions from the first or second half of a movie clip. Select the movie you wish to edit and press the See Viewing Movies (p. 122). Select button and press the The movie editing panel and the movie editing bar appear. Select an editing method using the up or down button.

  • Page 129

    Select the range you wish to edit using the left or right button. Select (play) using the up or down button and press the • The temporarily edited movie will start playing. • The movie will stop if you press the playing.

  • Page 130

    Select [Overwrite] or [New File] using the left or right button. • [Overwrite] : Saves the edited movie under the same file • [New File] : Saves the edited movie under a new file • When there is not enough space left on the CF card, only the overwrite function is available.

  • Page 131: Rotating Images In The Display

    Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated 90º and 270º clockwise on the LCD monitor. 0° (Original) Select (Rotate) from the [ menu. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43). Select an image you want to rotate using the left or right button and press the button.

  • Page 132: Attaching Sound Memos To Images

    Attaching Sound Memos to Images In replay mode (including single replay, index replay and magnifying replay) you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data is saved in WAVE format. Select (Sound Memo) in the [ (Replay)] menu.

  • Page 133

    • The recording starts and the elapsed time is displayed. Speak towards the microphone of the camera. • To stop recording, press the recording press the • You can add as many sound memos as you like until their total time reaches 60 seconds. Playing back the Sound memos Select (Replay) in step 2 on the previous page.

  • Page 134: Auto Play

    Auto Play Use this feature to automatically replay all of the images in the CF card (Auto Play). The LCD monitor displays each image for approximately 3 seconds. In the [ Play). • See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43). •...

  • Page 135: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure. In the [ (Replay)] menu, select (Protect). See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 43). Select an image you want to protect using the left or right button and press the button.

  • Page 136: Erasing

    Erasing Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise caution before erasing a file. Erasing Images Individually Select the image you wish to erase using the left or right button and press the button. A confirmation screen appears. Select [Erase] using the left or right button and press the To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel] and press the button.

  • Page 137: Erasing All Images

    Erasing All Images In the [ (Replay)] menu, select all) and press the A confirmation screen appears. Select [OK] using the left or right button and press the To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel] and press the button. Protected images cannot be erased with the erase function (p.

  • Page 138: Formatting A Cf Card

    Formatting a CF Card You should format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data. Please note that formatting (initializing) a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.

  • Page 139

    • If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem. • 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 140: Printing

    The direct print icon appears on direct print compatible CP Series printers. Digital Print Order Format CF Card BJ Printer with the direct print function Canon printer with the direct print function Photo lab Printed images...

  • Page 141

    Please refer to the System Map supplied with your camera for direct print function compatible printer (CP Series) information. Print Settings for Direct Print Function • Select how many copies you want (p.146) • Select the print style (p.146) • Standard / Multiple •...

  • Page 142: Selecting From The Print Order Menu

    Selecting from the Print Order Menu Use the Print Order Menu as shown below to select all print settings. Direct Print Function Mode switch DPOF Settings Mode switch ➔ PowerShot A70 ➔...

  • Page 143

    Style ➔ ➔ Number of copies (p. 146) Trimming or printing area (p. 149) Order ➔ ➔ Set up Reset (p. 158) : Turns the menu on/off : Selects items and settings : Sets items and settings Image (p. 146) Paper (p.

  • Page 144: Connecting The Camera To A Printer

    Connecting the Camera to a Printer You can make clear prints swiftly and easily when you connect the camera to an optional direct print function compatible printer (CP Series) or a direct print function compatible Bubble Jet printer (sold separately). It can also be used with DPOF print settings.

  • Page 145

    Connect the camera and printer using the direct interface cable. When you insert the cable, make sure the “Canon” mark of the cable faces up. to Printer Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 Press the printer’s ON/OFF button to turn on the power.

  • Page 146

    Connect the camera and printer using the cable. to BJ Printer Connection Cable When you insert the cable, make sure the “Canon” logo on the cable faces up. DIGITAL Terminal...

  • Page 147

    Set the mode switch to camera on. • On Bubble Jet printers with operation panels, images cannot be printed through the operation panel while the camera is connected. • The following operations cannot be performed while the printer is connected. - Replaying movies - Setting the language using the button combination.

  • Page 148: Printing

    Printing * The following illustrations show examples from a direct print function compatible printer (CP Series). Options for the Style category will differ slightly for BJ printers. An image can be printed when displayed in single replay or selected in index replay. Choose an image using the left or right button and press the Set the number of prints, the print style...

  • Page 149

    You cannot print movies. Cancel Printing • To cancel printing between images printed, press the button. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] using the left and right buttons and press the button. - Direct Print Function Compatible Printers (CP Series) A print in progress cannot be stopped.

  • Page 150: Setting The Print Settings (direct Print Function)

    Setting the Print Settings (Direct Print Function) Selecting the Number of Copies In Replaying mode, press the and select the [Copies] option using the up or down button. Specify the desired number of copies using the left or right button. You can specify from 1 to 99 prints.

  • Page 151

    Direct Print Function Compatible BJ Printer Paper Borderless Borders Bordered Date In the print setting menu, choose [Style] using the up or down button and press the button again. Choose [Image] (or [Paper]), [Borders] or [Date] using the up or down button. Select the paper size from the following.

  • Page 152

    Select settings using the left or right button. Image Settings (Direct print compatible CP series printer) Select [Standard] or [Multiple]. Borders Choose [Borderless] or [Bordered]. Paper (Direct print compatible BJ printer) Select [Card #1], [Card #2], [Card #3], [LTR] or [A4]. Date Choose [On] or [Off].

  • Page 153

    Press the If [Borderless] or [Multiple] is selected as the print style, the center portion of the recorded image (the image displayed on the LCD monitor) is printed at an enlarged size. As a result, the image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly.

  • Page 154

    In Replaying mode, press the choose [Trimming] using the up or down button and press the The trimming frame will appear at the center of the image. If a trimming setting has already been selected for the image, the frame will appear around the previously selected portion.

  • Page 155

    Press the menu. • The trimming setting only applies to one image. • The trimming setting is cancelled with the following operations. - When you set the trimming settings for another image. - When you close the Print mode (when you turn the camera power off, change the camera mode, or detach the direct interface cable).

  • Page 156

    Specifying the Printing Area (PowerShot A60) Choose from three printing area options. Prints the top area of an image. Middle Prints the middle area of an image. Bottom Prints the bottom area of an image. Prior to Setting the Printing Area •...

  • Page 157

    • The printing area setting only applies to one image. • The printing area setting is cancelled with the following operations. - Printing - When you set the printing area setting for another image. - When you close the Print mode, i.e. •...

  • Page 158: Print Settings (dpof Print Settings)

    Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) You can select images on a CF card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing on a direct print function compatible printer (CP Series) or a direct print function compatible BJ printer.

  • Page 159

    Select images for printing. Single Images • When the print type (p. 156) is set to [Standard] or [Both], select an image using the left or right button. You can set the number of copies (up to 99) to be printed using the up or down button.

  • Page 160

    Press the • Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date. • A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card. • Press the zoom lever in step 3 to switch between single and 3-image index replay for selecting an image.

  • Page 161

    Select [Set up] using the left or right button and press the Select (Print Type), No.) using the up or down button. Select a setting using the left or right button. (Print Type) Select [Standard], [Index], or [Both]. (File No.) Select [On] or [Off].

  • Page 162

    Press the The set up menu will close and the Print Order menu will reappear. • When [Print Type] is set to [Index], the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On]. • If [Print Type] is set to [Both], both [Date] and [File No.] can be set to [On], however, only the file number is printed for the index print.

  • Page 163

    Select [OK] using the left or right button and press the button. If you decide you don’t want to reset the settings, select [Cancel] and press the button.

  • Page 164: Printing With Dpof Print Settings

    Printing with DPOF Print Settings You can use the DPOF print settings to print with an optional direct print function compatible printer (CP Series) or with a direct print function compatible BJ printer. In the [ Order) and press the See Selecting Menus and Settings (p.

  • Page 165

    Select [OK] using the up, down, left or right button and press the The image will start to print and, when it is completely finished, the display will revert to the standard replay mode. • To print the date, set the [Date] setting in the print order menu in Step 2 on the previous page to [On].

  • Page 166

    • The maximum number of images printed on one page in the Index print type depends upon the selected paper size. - Card Size: - L Size: - Postcard Size: (Please refer to your Bubble Jet’s user guide for an expla- nation of the number of images printed with a Bubble Jet printer.) Cancel Printing (p.

  • Page 167: Image Transfer Settings (dpof Transfer Order)

    Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) Using the camera, you can make marks on images you wish to transfer and attach to e-mails. (Please use the supplied software for actually transferring images. ) These settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.

  • Page 168

    Select images for transferring. Single Images • Select an image using the left or right button and mark or remove marks from images using the up or down button. • You can use the same procedures to select images in index replay (3 images).

  • Page 169: Viewing Images On A Tv Set

    Viewing Images on a TV Set A video-compatible television connected via the supplied AV cable AVC-DC100 can be used to view images as you shoot or replay them. Turn off the camera (p. 30). Attach the AV Cable to the terminal on the camera.

  • Page 170

    • No image will appear on the LCD monitor when the camera is connected to a TV monitor. • The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to accommodate different regional standards (p. 181). The default setting will vary between regions. NTSC: Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Taiwan, etc.

  • Page 171: Downloading Images To A Computer

    IMPORTANT You must install the software and driver bundled on the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto your computer if you are using any of the following operation systems:...

  • Page 172

    Install the driver and the software applications bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. Please see the Software Starter Guide for information on system requirements and installation instructions. Connect the supplied USB interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s...

  • Page 173

    Set the camera’s mode switch to press the ON/OFF button until the indicator next to the viewfinder starts blinking green. The LCD monitor displays in replay mode. When the connection to the computer is complete, the LCD monitor turns off and the green indicator lights steady. For information about what to do after making the connection, please refer the Software Starter Guide .

  • Page 174

    10.2), you can use the software distributed with these operating systems to download images (JPEG format only) without installing the software bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a computer in which the software is not installed.

  • Page 175: Downloading Directly From A Cf Card

    Downloading Directly from a CF Card Eject the CF card from the camera, and insert it into a CF card reader connected to the computer. • If you are using a PC card reader, first insert the CF card into a PC card adapter (optional), and then insert the PC card adapter into the computer’s PC card reader.

  • Page 176: List Of Menu Options And Messages

    List of Menu Options and Messages FUNC. Menu Item/ Menu Screen Exposure Compensation Flash Output White Balance Drive Mode Setting Content Sets the exposure compensation. -2 ... 0 ... +2 Adjusts the flash output in Sets the white balance. • (Auto)* •...

  • Page 177: Photo Effects

    Item/ Menu Screen ISO Speed Photo Effect Light Metering System Resolution (Stills) Setting Content Sets the sensitivity at which images are recorded. • 50* • 100 • 200 • 400 • AUTO Switches between photo effects. • (Effect Off)* • (Vivid) •...

  • Page 178: Rec. Menu

    Item/ Menu Screen Resolution (Movies) Compression Rec. Menu Item/ Menu Screen AiAF Setting Content Sets the number of pixels used for images. • (640 x 480 pixels) (PowerShot A70 only) • (320 x 240 pixels)* • (160 x 120 pixels) Sets the relative compression ratio used for images.

  • Page 179

    Item/ Menu Screen Red-eye Sets whether or not the red-eye reduction lamp fires. • On* • Off AF-assist Beam Sets the output of the AF-assist beam according to shooting conditions when using the auto focus. • On* • Off Digital Zoom Sets whether or not the digital zoom combines with the optical zoom to zoom images.

  • Page 180: Replay Menu

    Replay Menu Item/ Menu Screen Protect Rotate Sound Memo Erase all Setting Content Protects images from accidental erasure. Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees clockwise in the display. Adds sound memos to images. Erases all images from a CF card (excluding protected images).

  • Page 181

    Item/ Menu Screen Auto Play Plays images automatically one after the other. Print Order Sets which images and how many copies will be printed on a printer with the direct print function or at a photo lab service. Transfer Order Sets the images that will be transferred with your e-mail software.

  • Page 182: Set Up Menu

    Set up Menu Item/ Menu Screen Beep Auto Power Down Date/Time Format Setting Content Sets whether or not the beep sounds when the shutter button is pressed or when a menu operation is performed. See also “How the [Beep] setting in the (Set up)] menu and each sound setting in the [ (My Camera)] menu...

  • Page 183

    Item/ Menu Screen Shutter Volume Adjusts the sound volume when the shutter button is pressed all the way. There is no shutter sound in Movie mode. • • • • • • Playback Vol. Adjusts the sound volume when a sound memo or a movie is played.

  • Page 184

    Item/ Menu Screen Selftimer Vol. File No. Reset Distance Units Language Setting Content Adjusts the sound volume of the Selftimer Sound. • (Off) • • (2)* • • • Sets how file numbers are assigned to images when new CF cards are inserted.

  • Page 185: My Camera Menu

    Item/ Menu Screen Video System My Camera Menu You can select the theme, start-up image and sound, shutter sound, operation sound and selftimer sound used on this camera. These are called My Camera settings. You can also customize the [ item with images recorded on the CF card and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software.

  • Page 186

    Item/ Menu Screen Start-up Image Start-up Sound Operation Sound Selftimer Sound Setting Content Sets the start-up image when you turn on the camera. • (Off) • • • Sets the start-up sound when you turn on the camera.* • (Off) •...

  • Page 187

    Item/ Menu Screen Shutter Sound *1 How the [Beep] setting in the [ and each sound setting in the [ menu are related To actually turn off the sound of the start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound, and self-timer sound individually, [Beep] in the [ (Set up)] menu must be set to [Off].

  • Page 188: Resetting The Settings To Default

    Resetting the Settings to Default You can reset all of the menu and button operation settings to default except for [Date/Time], [Language], and [Video System]. Turn on the camera. The mode dial can be turned to any setting. Press the seconds.

  • Page 189

    • The custom white balance is not cancelled even if settings are reset to default settings. (p. 105) • Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a computer, to an optional direct print function compatible printer (CP series) or to a direct print function compatible BJ printer (optional).

  • Page 190: List Of Messages

    List of Messages The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor. Busy...: Image is being recorded to, or read from, CF card. Resetting settings to default. No Memory card: You attempted to shoot or replay images without a CF card installed. Cannot record!: You attempted to shoot an image without a CF card installed.

  • Page 191

    A problem exists if the error code reappears. Note the number and contact our Canon Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded. Check image...

  • Page 192

    The following messages may appear on the camera’s LCD monitor when a direct print compatible printer is printing. Depending on the printer model, some messages may not display. No Paper: No Ink: Incompatible paper size: Wrong paper size is loaded in the printer. Incompatible ink size: Wrong ink cassette size is loaded in the Ink Cassette Error: The ink cassette is experiencing a Paper and ink do...

  • Page 193

    Could not print You attempted to use the DPOF print xx images: settings to print xx images that are from another camera, that have been recorded in a different format, or that have been edited on a computer. The following messages may appear when the camera is connected to the direct print compatible Bubble Jet Printer.

  • Page 194

    You can restart printing by pressing the RESUME/CANCEL button on Bubble Jet Printer. Please request replacement of the waste tank at your nearest Canon customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide. Turn off the printer, then turn it on again. If...

  • Page 195: Appendices

    Appendices Replacing the Date Battery The camera uses a special Date battery to power its internal clock. If the LCD monitor displays the Set Date/ Time menu when you turn on the camera, this means that the Date battery has run down and the clock has stopped running.

  • Page 196

    Pull the battery out of the holder, as shown. Insert the new date battery into the holder, with the positive terminal (+) facing up. Replace the date battery holder back into its original position, and close the terminal cover. When the LCD monitor displays the Set Date/Time menu, proceed to set the current date and time (p.

  • Page 197: Using The Optional Battery Kits

    • The indicator blinks while charging, then comes on solid when charging is finished. • This charger can be used only to charge Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. Please do not attempt to charge any other type of batteries with this charger.

  • Page 198

    Switch to different, unused batteries. If you are purchasing new batteries, look for Canon’s AA-size NiMH batteries (four- piece set). • Leaving batteries in the camera or charger may damage it causing battery leakage.

  • Page 199

    • It takes approximately 220 minutes for the charger to fully recharge the batteries (as determined by testing at Canon facilities). Please do not charge batteries in areas where the temperature is outside the range of 0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F).

  • Page 200

    Open the connect the adapter’s DC plug into the camera’s DC IN terminal. Please unplug the adapter from the power outlet when you have finished using the camera. Please do not attempt to use any AC adapter other than AC Adapter Kit ACK600 with your camera. Use of a different adapter may result in damage to the camera or to the adapter.

  • Page 201: Using The Optional Lenses And Lens Adapter

    Using the Optional Lenses and Lens Adapter The camera supports use of the optional Wide Converter WC-DC52, Tele-converter TC-DC52 and Close-up Lens 250D (52 mm). In order to attach any of these lenses, you also need to use the optional Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C.

  • Page 202

    Tele-converter TC-DC52 This 52 mm-threaded diameter magnifying conversion lens is for taking telephoto shots. The lens changes the focal length of the camera body’s lens by a factor of 2.4x. Close-Up Lens 250D (52 mm) This lens makes it easy to take macro shots. With the camera set to Macro mode, you can use this option to shoot subjects that are 4 to 25 cm (1.6 to 9.8 in.) at wide angle end and 13 to 25 cm (5.1 to 9.8 in.) at telephoto...

  • Page 203

    • It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide converter or tele-converter. • If you use the flash when shooting with the wide converter, the outer area of the recorded image (and especially the lower right corner) will come out relatively dark.

  • Page 204

    Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C (52 mm) This optional adapter is required for attaching the wide converter, tele-converter and close-up lens (all optional). Attaching a Lens Be sure that the camera is turned off. Press the ring release button and hold it down, and turn the ring in the direction of the arrow.

  • Page 205

    Align the ¡ marks on the Conversion Lens Adapter and the camera, and turn the adapter in the direction of the arrows as far as the C mark on the camera. Set the lens on the adapter, and attach it securely by turning it in the indicated direction.

  • Page 206

    • Completely remove all dust and dirt from conversion lenses with a lens blower brush before use. The camera may focus on any dirt that remains. • Exercise due caution when handling the lenses since it is easy to dirty them with finger prints. •...

  • Page 207: Camera Care And Maintenance

    Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera • body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer Support leaflet. Viewfinder, Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt.

  • Page 208: Troubleshooting

    (four AA-size batteries.) • Use an AC adapter. Use only unused AA- size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For information about alkaline batteries, see Proper Battery Handling (p. 21)) Wipe the terminals with a clean, dry cloth.

  • Page 209

    See Formatting a CF card (p. 134). • If reformatting doesn't work, the CF card logic circuits may be damaged. Contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Close the CF card slot cover or battery cover, then turn off the camera.

  • Page 210

    Batteries do not charge. Cause Use only unused AA- size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For information about alkaline batteries, see Proper Battery Handling (p. 21)) Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures.

  • Page 211

    Problem Cause If using Poor electrical contact. rechargeable batteries: Batteries do not charge. Battery terminals are dirty. Battery life exceeded. Shots are The camera was blurry or moving when you took unfocused. the shot. Autofocus function hampered by obstruction to AF- assist beam.

  • Page 212

    Problem Shots are The subject was blurry or outside the range over unfocused. which the camera can focus. Subject is hard to focus The subject Insufficient light for comes out shooting. underexposed The subject is darker (too dark). than the surroundings. The subject is beyond the range of the flash.

  • Page 213

    Problem Cause The subject The subject is too comes out close to the flash. overexposed (too bright). The subject is brighter than the surroundings. Light is shining or reflecting into the camera. The flash mode is set so that the flash always fires.

  • Page 214

    Problem White dots or Light from the flash has white reflected off dust asterisks particles or insects in appear on the the air. This occurs image more frequently in the following conditions: - When shooting at the wide-angle end. - When shooting with a high aperture value in the aperture-priority AE mode.

  • Page 215: Specifications

    Specifications All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. PowerShot A70 / PowerShot A60 Camera A70 : Approx. 3.2 million effective pixels A60 : Approx. 2 million A70 : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3...

  • Page 216

    Sensitivity : AUTO/ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent White Balance : TTL auto/preset (daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H) or Custom white balance Flash : Auto, On, Off Red-eye reduction On: Red-eye reduction auto/Red- eye reduction On/Flash Off Red-eye reduction Off: On/Off Flash Range : Normal Mode: 46 cm –...

  • Page 217

    This is the maximum recording time per movie clip for the optional Canon FC-256MH CF card (not sold in some regions). 1600 x 1200 pixels 1024 x 768 pixels...

  • Page 218

    (included with the camera) AA NiMH Battery NB-1AH * The data above reflects standard Canon testing conditions. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings. <Test Conditions> Shooting: Normal temperature (23° C, 73° F), alternating wide...

  • Page 219

    CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images) PowerShot A70 FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-128M FC-256MH Movie (in seconds) PowerShot A60 FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-128M FC-256MH Movie (in seconds) 1355 1355 1390 1563 2720 1954 1390 1563 2720 1954...

  • Page 220

    • The following are the approximate maximum recording times for movie clips: : approx. 30 seconds* (PowerShot A70 only), : approx. 3 minutes. Shown are the maximum continuous recording times. * When used with the FC-256MH CF card (sold separately) •...

  • Page 221

    NiMH Battery NB-1AH Supplied with the optional NiMH Battery NB4-100 set and the Battery/ Charger Kit CBK100. Type Rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery Nominal Voltage 1.2 V DC Typical Capacity 1600 mAh (Lowest : 1550mAh) Cycle Life Approx. 300 times 0 –...

  • Page 222

    CompactFlash™ Card Card Slot Type Type I 36.4 × 42.8 × 3.3 mm Dimensions (1.4 × 1.7 × 0.1 in.) Weight Approx. 10 g (0.4 oz.) Wide Converter WC-DC52 (optional) Magnification Approx. 0.7× (35 mm film equivalent at wide angle end: approx. 24.5 mm) Focusing Range Approx.

  • Page 223

    Close-Up Lens 250D 52mm (optional) Focal Length 250 mm Focusing Range 40 – 250 mm (1.6 – 9.8 in.) (W)/130 – 250 (from tip of lens) mm (5.1 – 9.8 in.) (T) (when mounted on PowerShot A70 or A60) Thread Diameter 52 mm standard filter thread (Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52C is required for mounting to PowerShot A70 or...

  • Page 224: Index

    Index AC Adapter Kit AF Frame Auto Selection Manual Selection Aperture-Priority AE ( Aperture Value 89, 91, 94, 96 Auto Mode ( Auto Play A/V Out Terminal Batteries Battery Cover Change Handling Precautions Installing Low Status Performance Rechargeable Batteries Status Beep 178, 179, 183 Black and White Mode...

  • Page 225

    Image Zone Index Replay Indicators Information View 33 - 37 Interface Cables 17, 141, 165 ISO Speed Jump Landscape Mode ( Language 28, 180 LCD Monitor 33 - 37 Lens Close-up Lens Conversion Lens Adapter Tele-converter Wide Converter Light Metering Center-Weighted Averaging Evaluative Spot AE Point...

  • Page 226

    Index Replay Jumping LCD Monitor Magnifying Images Movies Rotating Single Image Replay Resolution Resetting the settings to default Ring Release Button Rotate Self-Timer Sound 52 - 54, 179, 182 Shooting 32, 60 Checking Images Switching from Replaying Mode TV Set Shooting Mode Dial Functions Available...

  • Page 227

    If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A. Tel No. (516) 328-5600 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANADIAN INTERFERENCE CAUSING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS.

  • Page 228: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode This chart shows the functions available in each shooting mode Large Medium 1 Resolution Medium 2 Medium Small Movie Resolution Movie Movie Superfine Compression Fine Normal Auto Flash Red-Eye Reduction Flash Output AF-assist Beam Single Shot Continuous Mode Drive Mode...

  • Page 229

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  • Page 230

    Digital Zoom Exposure Compensation Evaluative Metering Light Metering Center-Weighted Averaging System Spot Metering White Balance Photo Effect ISO Speed * : Default, ● : Available, ▲ : Available, but cannot be changed after taking the first shot, – : Not available : Setting is retained even after power off.

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