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ENGLISH
Camera User Guide
Please read the Read This First section (p. 5).
Please also see the Software Starter Guide and the Direct Print User Guide.
CDI-E120-010
© 2004 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN CHINA

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Camera User Guide Please read the Read This First section (p. 5). Please also see the Software Starter Guide and the Direct Print User Guide. CDI-E120-010 © 2004 CANON INC. PRINTED IN CHINA...
  • Page 2 This product is designed to perform optimally 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 3 While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 4 Trademark Acknowledgments Symbols Used • Canon and PowerShot are trademarks of Canon, Inc. • CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. • iBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. • Macintosh, PowerBook, Power Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc, registered in the United States and other countries.
  • Page 5: 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 Please Read ...5 Playback – The Basics Safety Precautions ...6 Preventing Malfunctions ...11 Components Guide Preparing the Camera Installing the Battery and CF Card ...15 Formatting a CF Card...18...
  • Page 6 Table of Contents Changing the ISO Speed...69 Specifications Changing the Photo Effect...70 Playback – Advanced Functions Rotating Images in the Display...72 Attaching Sound Memos to Images...73 Photo Tips and Information Auto Play ...74 Index Protecting Images...75 Various Functions About Printing ...76 DPOF Print Settings ...78 Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order)...82...
  • Page 7: Read This First

    Warning Against Copyright Infringement Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and regulations.
  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    Read This First 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.
  • Page 9 Immediately turn the camera's power off, remove the camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions have ceased. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 10 Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 11 If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and the charger recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger may cause batteries to overheat or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
  • Page 12 Read This First CAUTIONS Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
  • Page 13: Preventing Malfunctions

    Read This First 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 14: Components Guide

    - PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) • PictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied with the camera for direct print compatible printer information.
  • Page 15 Components Guide Date Battery Holder (p. 105) Viewfinder (p. 32) Strap Mount* CF Card Slot/ Battery Cover (p. 15) Speaker Tripod Socket LCD Monitor (p. 26) * Be careful when carrying the camera by the strap. Don't swing the camera on the strap, and keep the strap and camera body clear of obstacles.
  • Page 16 Components Guide FUNC. (Function) (p. 54)/ Omni Selector (p. 38, 40, 41, 65) (Single Image Erase) (Light Metering)/ Button (p. 53) (Self-timer)/ DISP. (Display) Button (p. 26) Zoom Button (p. 31) MENU Button (p. 55) Shooting: Playback: (Power/Playback) Button (p. 23) (Print/Share) Button The following operations are accessible through one easy press of the...
  • Page 17: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Installing the Battery and CF Card Insert two (2) AA-size alkaline batteries (included with the camera) or two (2) AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately) and insert the CF card. Close the lens cover and check that the camera power is off. Slide the CF card slot/battery cover and open it.
  • Page 18 (separate from this guide). See CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images) (p. 114). Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately) only. For information on handling the AA-size rechargeable NiMH batteries, see Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) (p.
  • Page 19 Canon AA-size NiMH metal key chain or other metallic objects, as these Battery Kit NB4-200 (a 4-battery Kit).
  • Page 20: Formatting A Cf Card

    Preparing the Camera Never use batteries that look like this. Formatting a CF Card Batteries with all or part of the seal You should always format a CF card when (electrical insulation sheath) peeled you wish to use a new one, or when you wish off.
  • Page 21 Select (Format) using press the SET button. Select [OK] using and press the SET button. To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the SET button. About CF Cards The capacity of the CF card displayed after formatting will be less than the rated capacity of the CF card.
  • Page 22: Setting The Date/Time

    Preparing the Camera the CF card, store it at room temperature until Setting the Date/Time the water droplets have evaporated naturally. The Date/Time menu will be displayed when When storing the CF card, use the CF card case. camera power is turned on for the first time or Do not use or store CF cards in the following types of location.
  • Page 23: Setting The Language

    Setting the Language Set the date and time. Sets the display language for LCD monitor menus and messages. to change the value of the highlighted field. Press to set the date and time. The date can be set up to the year 2030. Press the SET button.
  • Page 24 Preparing the Camera Select a language using , , and press the SET button. The setting menu will reappear without changing the language setting if you press the MENU button instead of the SET button. Press the MENU button. Shortcut Operation The Language menu can also be displayed in Playback mode by holding down the SET button and pressing the MENU...
  • Page 25: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Turning the Power On/Off Shooting Mode Open the lens cover. If you further slide it towards "open", the camera will power up. The indicator next to the viewfinder starts blinking green. Close the lens cover again to turn the power off.
  • Page 26 Basic Functions Power Saving Function This camera is equipped with a power saving function. Depending on the power saving setting, the camera may power down or the LCD monitor may go off automatically. Auto Power Down [On] Shooting mode: Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last time a camera control is accessed.
  • Page 27: Switching Between Shooting/Playback

    Switching between Shooting/ Playback You can quickly switch between the Shooting and Playback modes. This is convenient when you wish to shoot again after checking or erasing an image immediately after it is shot. When shooting mode Press the button. The camera switches to Playback mode.
  • Page 28: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Basic Functions Using the LCD Monitor Use the LCD monitor to shoot and review images, for menu operations and playing back images. Pressing the DISP. button cycles the LCD monitor to the next mode. Shooting Mode DISP. Button Standard Detailed (No Information) (Information View) DISP.
  • Page 29 Shooting Mode p .35 Exposure Compensation p. 65 White Balance p. 66 ISO Speed p. 69 Photo Effect p. 70 Compression p. 36 Resolution p. 36 Flash p. 38 Macro/Infinity p. 40 Shooting Method p. 41 Light Metering Mode p. 65 Movie Recording Mode (Red) p.
  • Page 30 Basic Functions Playback Mode Standard DISP. Button No Display Image Number and Total (Display Image/Total) DISP. Button Compression Resolution WAVE format sound memo Movie Protection status File Number DISP. Button Detailed* Shooting Date/Time Histogram Movie Length * Detailed Display is not available in index playback (9 images).
  • Page 31 Shooting Mode p. 35 Exposure Compensation p. 65 White Balance p. 66 ISO Speed p. 69 Photo Effect p. 70 Resolution (Movie) p. 36 Flash p. 38 Light Metering Mode p. 65 Macro/Infinity p. 40 In addition to the above, the histogram and recorded movie time are displayed.
  • Page 32 Basic Functions After you take a photo by fully pressing the shutter button, the image displays on the LCD monitor for approximately 3 seconds (or the review duration you set from 3 to 10 seconds). If you press the SET button while the image is displayed, it will continue to display (p.
  • Page 33: Shooting - The Basics

    Shooting – The Basics See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 124) 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 34 Shooting – The Basics Shooting with Viewfinder Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 124). You can save the power by turning the LCD With the Review function, you can monitor off and using the viewfinder to shoot. change the length of time images show on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set it so they do not show at all (p.
  • Page 35 in the viewfinder may actually differ from - The AF-assist beam can be turned off the actual recorded image. The closer the subject is to the lens, the more noticeable the difference will be. In some cases, portions of images shot up close that appear in the viewfinder will not appear in the recorded image.
  • Page 36: Reviewing An Image Right After Shooting

    Shooting – The Basics Reviewing an Image Right After Changing the Image Display Duration Shooting The length of time images are displayed after a After a photo is taken, the image displays on photo has been taken can be changed from the LCD monitor for 3 seconds.
  • Page 37: Selecting A Shooting Mode

    You can continue to display the image as Selecting a Shooting Mode long as the shutter button is fully held The following modes are available with this pressed regardless of the Review setting. camera. Another picture can be taken even while the last is displayed.
  • Page 38: Changing The Resolution And Compression

    Shooting – The Basics Selecting Changing the Resolution and Compression Set the shooting mode switch to and press the SET button. You can change the resolution and compression (excluding movie) depending on Select the shooting mode using the purpose. , and press the SET button. (Large) Selecting Set the shooting mode switch to...
  • Page 39 Compression Purpose High Shoot higher quality Superfine Quality images Shoot normal quality Fine images Normal Normal Shoot more images Movies can be shot with the following resolutions. Resolution 640 x 480 pixels 320 x 240 pixels 160 x 120 pixels Shooting –...
  • Page 40: Using The Flash

    Shooting – The Basics Using the Flash Shooting Mode Use the flash according to the guidelines below. The flash fires automatically as Auto with required by the lighting level, and Red-eye the red-eye reduction lamp fires Reduction each time the main flash fires. The flash fires automatically as Auto required by the lighting level.
  • Page 41 The flash may take approximately 10 If the flash is used in macro mode, the seconds to charge. The LCD monitor, if light may not be controlled correctly. In it is on, will go off after the indicator next this case, set a higher ISO sensitivity or to the viewfinder blinks orange while use other light sources instead of using recharging.
  • Page 42: Macro/Infinity Modes

    Shooting – The Basics increasing the lighting in indoor settings or coming closer to the subject. *The shutter will not activate for approximately 1 second after the red- eye reduction lamp fires, even when the shutter button is pressed all the way down in order to improve the effect.
  • Page 43: Self-Timer

    Use the LCD monitor for shooting in macro mode. With subjects framed in the viewfinder when in macro mode, part of the image may not appear in the final shot (p. 32). The recordable area at the closest focal distance is approximately 56 x 42 mm (2.2 x 1.7 in.).
  • Page 44: Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)

    The shooting speed is approximately 2.2 frames per second (Large/Fine, LCD monitor off). (These figures reflect Canon’s testing standard. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings.) If internal memory becomes full, intervals between shots may lengthen slightly.
  • Page 45 To merge the images on a computer, use PhotoStitch, one of the supplied programs. Framing a Subject The PhotoStitch program detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges them. When shooting, try to include a distinctive item (landmark) in the overlapping portions. Shooting Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50 % of the adjoining image.
  • Page 46 Shooting – The Basics Compose and shoot the second image so that it overlaps the first. Minor discrepancies in the overlap can be Sequence corrected with the software. An image can be retaken. Press return to that frame. Use the same procedures to shoot the remaining frames.
  • Page 47: Movie Mode

    Shooting – The Basics * Using the following CF cards: • Supplied FC-32MH CF Card • Separately sold Canon FC-256MH or FC-512MSH CF Card (not sold in some regions) These times may vary with the subject and shooting conditions. Recording will automatically stop when the maximum is reached or when the CF card runs out of free capacity.
  • Page 48 QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to playback movie files (AVI/Motion JPEG) on a computer. (QuickTime (for Windows) is bundled on the supplied Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform, QuickTime 3.0 or later is generally bundled with the Mac OS 8.5 or later...
  • Page 49: Playback - The Basics

    Playback – The Basics Displaying Images Individually (Single Image Playback) Images can be magnified up to approximately You can view the recorded images on the 10 times during single image playback. LCD monitor. Press the button. The last image shot is displayed (Single Image Playback).
  • Page 50: Viewing Images In Sets Of Nine (Index Playback)

    Playback – The Basics Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Playback) Up to 9 images can be viewed at once in index playback. Press the button. Press the button. 9 images appear at a time (Index Playback). Press , , to select the image.
  • Page 51: Jumping Between Images

    Jumping between Images Viewing/Editing Movies The display can be advanced or set back 9 Viewing Movies images when in index playback. You can play back the images shot in Press the button in index mode. playback (p. 48). The jump bar appears. Change the image selection.
  • Page 52 Playback – The Basics When a movie has finished playing, it will display the last frame. If the SET button is pressed in this state, the camera will revert to the movie playback panel. If the SET button is pressed again, the movie will start playing from the first frame.
  • Page 53 Select (Edit) using and press the SET button. The movie editing panel and the movie editing bar will appear. Select the editing method using Movie Editing Panel Movie Editing Bar (Cut beginning):Deletes frames in the first half of the movie (Cut end): Deletes frames in the second half of the movie...
  • Page 54 Playback – The Basics Select [Overwrite] or [New File] using press the SET button. [Overwrite]: Saves the edited movie under the same file name as the original movie. The original data is deleted. [New File]: Saves the edited movie under a new file name.
  • Page 55: Erasing

    Erasing Erasing All Images Remember that erased images cannot be recovered. Be careful to avoid accidental erasures. Erasing Single Images Press the button. Press select the image you want to erase and press the button. A confirmation screen appears. Press to select [Erase] and press the SET button.
  • Page 56: Shooting - Advanced Functions

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Selecting Menus and Settings Selecting Settings by Pressing the FUNC. Button (Shooting Mode Only) . Press Exposure Compensation (±0)(p. 65) FUNC. White Balance ( Open the lens cover to turn the power on. ISO Speed ( Press the FUNC.
  • Page 57 Selecting Settings by Pressing the MENU Button Press the MENU button. Press You can also switch between menus using the zoom button. Press Press to set. REC. PLAY Press the MENU button. Rec. Menu Play Menu For items with [...] next to them, push the SET button and carry out the settings from the next displayed menu.
  • Page 58 Shooting – Advanced Functions Some menu items may not be available for selection according to the shooting mode (p. 124). You can apply a desired image and sound to in the My Camera menu. For details, see the Registering My Camera Settings (p. 94) or the Software Starter Guide.
  • Page 59: Menu Settings And Default Settings

    Menu Settings and Default Settings Rec. Menu Menu Items Setting Content Sets the AiAF to on (the camera automatically selects the AF frame AiAF when taking a picture) or off (AF frame is set to the center frame). • On* / Off Sets the duration before the self-timer releases the shutter once the shutter button is pressed.
  • Page 60 Shooting – Advanced Functions Play Menu Menu Items Setting Content Protect Protects images from accidental erasure. Rotate Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees clockwise in the display. Sound Memo Attaches a sound memo to images. Erase all Erases all images from a CF card (excluding protected images). Auto Play Plays images automatically one after the other.
  • Page 61 Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, shutter sound, or playback sound. The volume cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On]. • (Off) / (1) / (2)* / (3) / (4) / (5) Start-up Vol. Adjusts the Start-up Sound volume when the camera powers up.
  • Page 62 Shooting – Advanced Functions The Auto Power Down and Display Off settings can be set by pressing the SET button. Auto Power Down Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a specified period of time elapses without camera operation. •...
  • Page 63 Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) You can select the theme, start-up image and sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound used on this camera. These are called My Camera settings. You can also customize the options for each item with images from the CF card and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software.
  • Page 64: Resetting The Settings To Default

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Resetting the Settings to Default You can reset all of the menu and button operation settings to default. Turn on the camera. Can be performed from Shooting or Playback mode. Press the MENU button for longer than 5 seconds.
  • Page 65: Shooting Problem Subjects For The Autofocus

    Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus Shooting Mode The following types of subjects may not be suited to autofocus photography. Use the focus lock in these situations. Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings Subjects mixing close and far objects Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition Subjects that are moving quickly...
  • Page 66: Switching Between Focus Settings

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Switching between Focus Settings Shooting Mode You can change the autofocus frame (AF frame) selection method. The AF frame will appear when the LCD monitor is turned on (p. 26). The camera automatically selects an AF frame from (Auto five AF frames to focus on Selection)
  • Page 67: Switching Between Light Metering Modes

    Switching between Light Metering Modes Adjusting the Exposure Shooting Mode If you are shooting against a bright Appropriate for standard background or strong backlight, you may shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camera need to correct the exposure so that the divides images into several subject doesn't come out too dark.
  • Page 68: Adjusting The Tone (White Balance)

    Shooting – Advanced Functions You can check the results of the compensation Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) by viewing the image on the LCD monitor when it is on. You can shoot the image right after selecting When the white balance is set to match the settings by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 69 For shooting under daylight fluorescent, or daylight Fluorescent H fluorescent-type (3- wavelength) fluorescent lighting. For setting a custom value with a white sheet of paper, Custom etc., to obtain the optimal white balance for the conditions. Select * (Auto) from the FUNC. menu.
  • Page 70 Shooting – Advanced Functions Setting a Custom White Balance You can set a custom white balance to obtain optimal settings for your particular shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate a subject such as a white piece of paper or cloth, or a photo-quality gray card.
  • Page 71: Changing The Iso Speed

    when the exposure is incorrect (image is Changing the ISO Speed completely black or white). Since the white balance data cannot be read in modes, preset the Raise the ISO speed when you wish to white balance in another shooting mode. reduce camera shake, when turning the flash Shoot with the same settings as when off for use in dark conditions, or when a fast...
  • Page 72: Changing The Photo Effect

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Changing the Photo Effect Higher ISO speeds increase the image noise. To take clean images, use as low an ISO speed as possible. You can shoot with different photo effects. The AUTO setting selects the optimal speed.
  • Page 73 Select the photo effect using If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the photo effect by viewing the image on the LCD monitor. A shot can be taken immediately by pressing the shutter button. The menu will reappear after the shot, allowing you to adjust the setting.
  • Page 74: Playback - Advanced Functions

    Playback – Advanced Functions Rotating Images in the Display You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor. 0° (Original) 90° 270° In the [ (Play)] Menu, select (Rotate). See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 55). Press to select the image to be rotated and press the SET...
  • Page 75: Attaching Sound Memos To Images

    Attaching Sound Memos to Images In Playback mode (including single image playback, index playback, and magnified playback), you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data are saved in WAVE format. Select (Sound Memo) from the (Play)] menu.
  • Page 76: Auto Play

    Playback – Advanced Functions Auto Play You cannot attach sound memos to movies. Use this feature to automatically play back all You cannot record or play back sound of the images in the CF card (Auto Play). The memos for images that already have an LCD monitor displays each image for incompatible sound file attached.
  • Page 77: Protecting Images

    The display interval may vary for some images. Movie images play for the length of time that they were recorded. The power saving function (p. 24) is disabled during Auto Play. Protecting Images Use the protect feature to protect important images from accidental erasure.
  • Page 78: Various Functions About Printing

    (CF card) to a photo developing center that supports DPOF. This camera complies with the PictBridge standard, which allows you to print with non-Canon PictBridge compliant printers as well. Digital Print Order Format This manual explains the DPOF print settings.
  • Page 79 Please refer to the System Map supplied with your camera for direct print compatible printer information (CP series or Bubble Jet printers). Direct Print Compatible Printing Connect the camera to the printer Set various print settings (except DPOF print settings) Print For printing instructions, see the Direct Print User Guide (separate from this guide).
  • Page 80: Dpof Print Settings

    Various Functions DPOF Print Settings Selecting Images for Printing 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 that supports DPOF or for printing on a direct print function compatible printer.
  • Page 81 When the print type (p. 80) is set to [Index], select an image using and mark or remove marks from images using A check mark appears on the marked image. Press to switch to index playback. You can use the same procedures to select images in index playback (3 images).
  • Page 82 Various Functions Setting the Print Style You can set up the print style as follows. Print one image per Standard sheet. Print index prints Print Type Index (multiple reduced-size images per page). Print selected images Both both in standard and index format.
  • Page 83 Resetting the Print Settings Press the MENU button. The Reset feature clears all print selections, The set up menu will close and the Print and resets Print Type to [Standard], Date to Order menu will reappear. [On], and File No. to [Off]. If you have chosen [Index] as the print type, you cannot set [Date] and [File No.] to [On] at the same time.
  • Page 84: Image Transmission Settings

    Various Functions Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) You can use the camera to specify settings for images before downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for instructions on how to transfer images to your computer. You cannot use this function to transfer several images at once to a Mac OS X computers.
  • Page 85: Downloading Images To A Computer

    For setting all images on Downloading Images to a Computer the CF card The following methods can be used to Switch to index playback download images recorded by the camera to (a set of 3 images) by a computer. Some methods are not pressing applicable to all operating systems.
  • Page 86 (for editing movies) Canon Utilities - ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more (Including the PhotoRecord printing program) - PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more Canon Camera TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more Canon Camera WIA Driver: 25 MB or more...
  • Page 87 IMPORTANT better is required You must install the software and driver bundled Display 1,024 x 768 pixels or better is on the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution recommended Disk onto your computer before connecting the camera to a computer. Macintosh Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2,...
  • Page 88 USB 2.0 compliant board are not guaranteed. Install the driver and the software applications bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk (first time only). Please see the Software Starter Guide for the installation procedures. Use the supplied interface cable...
  • Page 89 Select [Canon CameraWindow] in the events dialog that appears on the computer and click [OK] (first time only). If the events dialog fails to appear, click the [Start] menu, followed by [Programs] or [All Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindows], and [CameraWindow - Set Auto-Launch].
  • Page 90 Various Functions Downloading Images by Direct Using the software and computer to Transfer download images: See the Software Starter Guide. Use this method to download images using Using the Camera to Download Images camera operations. (Direct Transfer Function): Install the supplied software and adjust the See Downloading Images by Direct Transfer computer settings before using this method (below).
  • Page 91 Transfers and saves single images to the computer as you view and select them. Wallpaper The transferred images display on the computer Select & Transfer/Wallpaper desktop. Confirm that the Direct Transfer menu is displayed on the camera's LCD monitor. Direct Transfer Menu button will light blue.
  • Page 92 (JPEG format only) without installing the software effect the next time the Direct Transfer menu is displayed. The image selection bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution screen will appear directly when the Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a computer in which the software is not installed.
  • Page 93: 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 or a PC card slot, first place the CF card into a PC card adapter (sold separately) and then insert the loaded adapter into the slot.
  • Page 94: Resetting The File Number

    Various Functions Resetting the File Number Select the set up method for the file number. The camera resets the file number to 100-0001 each time you insert a new (unused) CF card. If you insert a card that already contains some images, numbering resumes from the next available number.
  • Page 95: Customizing The Camera (My Camera Settings)

    Ex: Start-up image Folder File Capacity Each folder usually contains up to 100 images. However, since images shot in Continuous Shooting or Stitch Assist mode are always saved into the same folder, a folder may contain more than 100 images. The number of images may As default settings, My Camera setting also exceed 100 if a folder contains science fiction theme and My Camera setting...
  • Page 96: Registering My Camera Settings

    Various Functions Registering My Camera Settings Select the contents you wish to set Images recorded onto the CF card and newly using recorded sounds can be added as My Camera settings to the items. You can also use the supplied Press the MENU button.
  • Page 97 Press the MENU button. The [ (Play)] menu appears. Select [ (My Camera)] using Start-up Image: Go to step and select the menu item Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound, you wish to register using and Self-Timer Sound: Go to step Select using appears.
  • Page 98 Various Functions Select (Record) using and press the SET button. Recording starts. Recording stops when the time is exceeded. File Format of My Camera Settings Start-up Sound: 1 second My Camera settings should conform to the Operation Sound: 0.3 seconds below file formats.
  • Page 99 Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter they can strike a pose fitting the music. In these Sounds ways you can customize your camera by creating and adding new My Camera settings. • Recording Format WAVE (monaural) • Quantization Bits 8 bit •...
  • Page 100: List Of Messages

    Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace both batteries at Change the batteries the same time with new AA-size alkaline batteries (p. 15) or fully recharged Canon NiMH batteries. No image No images recorded on CF card. You attempted to play back an image larger than 4064×3048 pixels or with a Image too large large file size.
  • Page 101 You attempted to play back an image recorded in the RAW format. You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a special format Unidentified Image (proprietary format used by the camera of another manufacturer) or a movie that was taken with another camera.
  • Page 102: Troubleshooting

    Be sure the cover is closed securely. Reload the batteries in the correct direction. Replace with unused alkaline (two AA-size batteries) or fully recharged Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. Use a household power source. Use only new AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
  • Page 103 Solution Format the CF card. (p. 18). The card may be defective (its logical may be corrupted). Contact Canon Customer Help Desk. Computer images that cannot be played back will playback if they are added to the camera using the bundled software program ZoomBrowser EX or ImageBrowser.
  • Page 104 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Batteries do not Batteries were placed in the charge with a charger in the wrong direction. separately sold Poor electrical contact, between battery charger. batteries and the charger. Battery terminals are dirty. The batteries have lost their effectiveness.
  • Page 105 Problem Cause The subject comes Insufficient light for shooting. out underexposed The subject is darker than the (too dark). surroundings. The subject is beyond the range of the flash. The subject comes The subject is too close to the out overexposed flash.
  • Page 106 Troubleshooting Problem Cause The flash doesn't The flash mode is set to off. fire. Reading images CF card was formatted in another from CF card is device. slow. Recording images to CF card takes a long time. Solution Set the flash mode to any other mode except Off.
  • Page 107: Appendix

    Appendix Replacing the Date Battery If the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time menu when you turn on the camera, this means that the date battery has run down and the clock has stopped running. Please purchase a replacement battery (battery type CR2016) and install it as follows.
  • Page 108: Using The Power Kits (Sold Separately)

    Appendix Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) Replace the date battery holder back into its original position. Using Rechargeable Batteries (Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200) Set the date and time when the Included are the battery charger and four Date/Time menu is displayed on rechargeable AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) the LCD monitor (p.
  • Page 109 This charger can be used only to charge Wipe the battery terminals well with a Canon AA-size NiMH batteries NB-2AH. dry cloth in the following situations, as Please do not attempt to charge NB-2AH the terminals may be soiled with oil from batteries in any other type of charger.
  • Page 110 250 minutes with four for the charger to fully recharge them (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...
  • Page 111 Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK800 Use of the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800 is recommended when using the camera continuously for prolonged periods of time and when connecting to a computer. Be sure that the camera is turned off before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter.
  • Page 112: Camera Care And Maintenance

    Never use synthetic cleaners 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. Use a lens blower brush to remove dust and dirt.
  • Page 113: Specifications

    Specifications All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 million Image Sensor 1/2.7-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 3.3 million) Lens 5.0 mm (35 mm film equivalent: 33 mm), f/3.6 Digital Zoom Up to approx.
  • Page 114 (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor), Auto play or Sound memos (up to 60 sec.). Direct Print Canon Direct Print / Bubble Jet Direct / PictBridge compatible Display Languages 12 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and...
  • Page 115 Approx. 175 g (6.2 oz.) (excluding batteries and CF Card) This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
  • Page 116: Battery Performance

    Approx. (NB-2AH) 350 shots 950 shots 240 min. 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 the shots every 20 seconds, flash used once every four shots, power turned off and on again after every 8 shots.
  • Page 117 The maximum movie clip length is approximately Image File Size (Estimated) 30 sec. ( )* or 3 min, ( ). The times shown are the maximum continuous recording times. * When using the FC-32MH CF card (included), (2048 x 1536 pixels) 1602 KB 893 KB the separately sold FC-256MH or FC-512MSH CF card (not sold in some regions).
  • Page 118 Specifications NiMH Battery NB-2AH Dimensions Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery NB4-200 set and the Battery/Charger Kit CBK4-200. Weight Rechargeable nickel metal hydride Type battery Nominal 1.2 V DC Voltage Compact Power Adapter CA-PS800 Typical Supplied with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit 2300 mAh (min.: 2150 mAh) Capacity ACK800.
  • Page 119: Photo Tips And Information

    Photo Tips and Information This section offers photography tips. Underexposure The whole recorded image is dark, which makes white Tip for Using the Self-timer (p. 41) elements of the image appear gray. Shooting bright subjects Normally, the camera shakes a little when you press or in backlit conditions may the shutter button.
  • Page 120 Photo Tips and Information ISO Speed (p. 69) The ISO speed is the numeric representation of the camera's sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the higher the sensitivity. A high ISO speed allows you to shoot images in dark indoor or outdoor conditions without a flash and also helps prevent blurred images due to camera shake.
  • Page 121: Index

    Index DC IN Terminal ... 12, 109 Default ...62 AF ... 33 Default Settings ...57 AF-assist Beam ... 33 DIGITAL Terminal ...12, 86 Digital Zoom ...31 Direct Transfer ...88 Batteries Downloading Images to a Computer Battery Performance ... 114 Battery Status Indications ... 18 Installing ...
  • Page 122 Index Image Transmission Settings Photo Effect ...70 (DPOF Transfer Order) ... 82 Playback Index Playback ... 48 Indicator ... 14 Infinity ... 40 ISO Speed ... 69 Play Menu ...58 Power Saving ...24 LCD Monitor Using ... 26 Light Metering Modes ... 65 Pressing Fully ...31 Pressing Halfway ...31 Printing ...76...
  • Page 123 Red-eye Reduction Lamp ... 12, 39 Replacing the Date Battery ... 105 Terminal Cover ...12, 86 Resolution ... 36 Time ...20 Turning the Power On/Off ...23 Self-timer ... 41 Set up Menu ... 58 Using the Power Kits...106 Setting AF-assist Beam ... 57 AiAF ...
  • Page 124 • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The cables with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subject B of Part 15 on the FCC rules.
  • Page 126: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. Function Large * Medium 1 Resolution Medium 2 Small Movie – Superfine Compression Fine Normal Auto Auto with Red-eye Reduction Flash –...
  • Page 127 Function Exposure Compensation – Evaluative Metering – Light Metering Center-Weighted Averaging – System Spot Metering – White Balance – Photo Effect – ISO Speed – AF Frame – Digital Zoom AF-assist Beam * : Default settings O : Available : Available only for the first image : Setting remains in effect even when the camera is turned off.

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