• Please refer to the Quick Start section for a simple explanation of shooting, replaying and erasing (p. 12). • 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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About this Camera User Guide Symbols Used Icons on the right end of 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.
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.
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 Battery Pack ... 18 Installing a CF Card ... 22 Setting the Date/Time ...
Shooting-Selecting Particular Effects Program AE ... 67 Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture ... 69 Using the Focus Lock ... 71 Switching Between Autofocus Modes ... 73 Switching Between Light Metering Modes ... 74 Adjusting the Exposure ... 75 Setting the White Balance ...
List of Messages ... 138 Appendices Replacing the Date Battery ... 142 Using the Optional Battery Kits ... 144 Using the Optional Lenses and Lens Adapter ... 148 Camera Care and Maintenance ... 154 Troubleshooting ... 155 Specifications Index Canon Customer Support...
Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and distributors of its digital cameras are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of the Canon digital camera or CompactFlash™...
Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Safety Precautions WARNINGS...
There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. ¡Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes.
¡Remove the power cord on a regular periodic basis and wipe away the dust and dirt that collects on the plug, the exterior of the electrical outlet and the surrounding area. In dusty, humid or greasy environments, the dust that collects around the plug over long periods of time may become saturated with humidity and short-circuit, leading to fire.
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 to overheat or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
¡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.
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.
Quick Start Install the batteries (p. 18). Slide the battery cover lock, then open the cover and insert the batteries. ¡For important information about batteries, see “Proper Battery Handling” (p. 19). Install the CF card (p. 22). Open the CF card slot cover and insert a CF card.
Set the focus (p. 38). 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 the image (p. 38). Press the shutter button all the way down.
(pp. 104, 128). If connecting to a printer, use the direct interface cable DIF-100 included with the printer. (For a list of printers that work with this camera, please refer to the System Map.) Microphone (PowerShot A40 only) AF-assist Beam (p. 39) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p.
LCD Monitor* (p. 32) Viewfinder (p. 37) ON/OFF Button (p. 30) MENU (Menu) Button (p. 41) (Macro)/ AF Lock Button (p. 55) (Continuous)/ (pp. 59, 60) (Flash)/SET (Set) Button (p. 52) * The LCD monitor is covered with a thin plastic sheet for protection against scratches during shipment.
Indicators The upper indicator comes on when you turn on the power and whenever you press the shutter button. Upper Indicator Green: Ready to shoot, or ready to communicate with your computer. Flashing Green: Camera is busy processing (starting up; accessing the CF card, or transmitting data to your computer).
Mode Dial You use the mode dial to select the camera’s operating mode. The camera automatically makes most of the settings for you (p. 46). You can manually adjust the exposure, white balance, and other settings before shooting (p. 67). (Manual) You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to achieve a particular effect (p.
Preparing the Camera Installing the Battery Pack 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, and push the battery cover slightly forward.
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. 144).
¡Never mix unused and partially used batteries. Always load four fresh (or fully recharged) batteries at the same time. ¡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.
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.
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 into the slot, in the direction shown in the illustration.
Close the CF card slot cover securely. ¡When the indicator on the left side of the viewfinder flashes green, the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or from the card. Do not perform the following, for image data may be lost or corrupted: - Do not shake the camera.
About CF Cards... ¡CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration. ¡Do not attempt to disassemble or alter a CF card. ¡Moving a CF card rapidly between temperature extremes will cause condensation to form in the card and lead to a malfunction.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera (p. 30). Turn the mode dial to Press the MENU button. The [Rec. Menu] will display. Press then press the SET button. Display on the PowerShot A40 button to select , and...
Press then press the SET button. Set the date and time. ¡Use highlighted field. ¡Press the SET button to set the value and advance to the next field. ¡The final item selects the date display type. Use button to select, and then press the SET button. Press the MENU button.
Use this feature to select the language for the LCD monitor displays. Turn the mode dial to Press the MENU button. The [Rec. Menu] will display. Press then press the SET button. Display on the PowerShot A40 button to select , and...
Press press the SET button. Select the desired language. ¡Use Press the SET button. ¡If you wish to cancel, press the MENU button instead. Press the MENU button. Hint for Easy Operation ¡The Language menu can also be displayed in replay mode by holding down the SET button and pressing the MENU button.
Attaching the Strap ¡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.
Basic Functions Turning the Power On Press the ON/OFF button until the green indicator begins flashing. Current shooting settings will appear in the LCD monitor for about 6 seconds. ¡If you turn the mode dial to after approximately 1 minute. mode The LCD monitor displays an image.
While Connected to a Printer The power will automatically shut off approximately 5 minutes after the last camera function is accessed or printer (sold separately) ceases to print an image. While Connected to a Computer A warning message will appear on the computer screen approximately 5 minutes after the last function is accessed.
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.
¡Set the flash to on or affix the camera to a tripod when the upper indicator flashes orange and the camera shake warning icon ( after the metering preparations are complete. Mode ¡ The LCD monitor always comes on when you turn the mode dial to ¡...
/ time. The following displays in information view. -2 ⋅⋅⋅ ±0 ⋅⋅⋅ +2 L M S ISO 50 100 200 400 2 (red) (PowerShot A40) ×3.8 ×4.7 ×6.0 ×7.5 (PowerShot A30) ×3.8 ×4.8 ×6.0 Modes AF Frame...
¡The icons in the shaded boxes above appear even when the information view is turned off. ¡In addition to the above, the AF frame, spot light metering frame ( mode), shutter speed, aperture setting (M mode), recordable images or recordable movie time (sec.) are displayed as in the example to the left.
-2 ⋅⋅⋅ ±0 ⋅⋅⋅ +2 ISO 50 100 200 400 ¡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.
Using the Viewfinder to Shoot Save power by shooting with the viewfinder. Align the square brackets (autofocus metering field) inside the viewfinder on the primary subject to compose the image. ¡The viewfinder has a field of vision of approximately 80% of the actual shooting image.
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 shine or flash as follows. Upper Indicator ¡ Green: Metering complete (two beeps sound) ¡ Orange: Flash will fire ¡...
AF-Assist Beam ¡The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e. dark conditions. ¡The AF-assist beam can be turned off (p. 132). If animals are your subject, turn off the beam when shooting in the dark to avoid startling them (this may however, make it more difficult for the camera to focus).
When the LCD monitor is on, you can digitally zoom in on a subject with the zoom button. Images can be zoomed up to 7.5 times (PowerShot A40), or 6 times (PowerShot A30), which combines the effect of the optical zoom (p. 57).
Selecting Menus and Settings Use the menus as shown below to operate the various shooting and replaying settings. For information on menu items and settings, see “Menu Settings and Default Settings” (p. 44). Press the MENU button. The menu appears. , and Press the menu item and press the SET button.
Selecting Menus and Settings, cont’d Rec. Menu Available items differ by mode Replay Menu * For information on ➔ “Selecting from the Print Order Menu” (p. 102) : Turns the menu on/off : Selects items and settings : Sets items and settings ➔...
➔ (Operation complete) (Protect), (Rotate) (Erase all), (Transfer) (Auto Play) (Auto Play starts) ➔ (Operation complete) (Images erased), (Image marked for transferring)
Menu Settings and Default Settings This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings. Rec.Menu Menu Item PowerShot A40 Resolution (Still picture) PowerShot A30 Resolution (Movie) Compression Light Metering ISO Speed AiAF Digital Zoom Self Timer Review AF-assist Beam File No.
Play Menu Menu Item Protect Turns image protection on and off Rotate Rotates the image in the display Erase all Erases all images on the CF card Auto Play Replays selected images in a slide show Print Order Sets the print settings Transfer Order Sets the transfer settings * Default values.
Shooting - Letting the Camera Select Settings Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else. Aim the camera at the subject. Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition (relative subject size in the viewfinder).
¡For information on the settings you can change, see “Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode” (p. 82). ¡With the Review function, you can change the length of time images show on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set it so they do not show at all (p. 49).
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. 49)). There are two ways to display the image for longer. ¡...
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 press the SET button. ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings”...
640 × 480 pixels (Small) Resolution ( 320 × 240 pixels 160 × 120 pixels ¡ Common to PowerShot A40 and PowerShot A30 (Superfine) for a higher (Normal) if you wish to fit more images (Fine) setting provides adequate PowerShot A30 1280 ×...
Settings” (p. 41). Press adjust the setting and press the SET button. (Resolution) Display on the PowerShot A40 Press the MENU button. ¡For more information, see “Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode” (p. 82). ¡For information on necessary space per image (approximate), types of CF cards and the number of images per card see, “Specifications”...
Using the Flash The flash fires automatically as required by the Auto light level. Red-Eye The flash may fire automatically as required by Reduction, the light level. The red-eye reduction lamp fires Auto with each shot. The flash will fire. The flash will not fire.
Press the the desired flash mode. * : Default : Available : Available, but cannot be changed after taking the first shot : Not available Shoot the image. ¡The flash can be fired when the upper indicator glows a steady orange. ¡When shooting with a high ISO sensitivitiy and using the built-in flash, there is more of a chance of overexpo- sure the closer you are to the subject.
¡The flash may take approximately 10 seconds to charge. Recharging time may vary with the state of the battery charge. ¡In mode, the flash fires at full intensity (but less than full intensity when in macro mode). The flash intensity is automatically adjusted except in ¡The flash fires twice.
Using the Macro/Snapshot/ Infinity Modes Use this mode to record subjects in the range of 16 to 76 cm (6.3 in. to 2.5 ft.) from the lens Macro tip when at maximum wide angle and in the Mode range of 26 to 76 cm (10.2 in. to 2.5 ft.) when at the maximum telephoto setting.
¡Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode since the parallax phenomenon may cause images composed with the optical viewfinder to be off- center. ¡The exposure may not be optimal when the flash is used in macro mode in the range of 16 to 26 cm (6.3 to 10.2 in.).
When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed with the combined optical and digital zoom functions as follows (figures are approximate). PowerShot A40: 3.8 times, 4.7 times, 6.0 times, and 7.5 times PowerShot A30: 3.8 times, 4.8 times, and 6.0 times In the [Rec.] menu, select Zoom) and press the SET button.
Shoot the image. ¡Digital zoom is unavailable in some modes (p. 82). ¡Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed. ×3.8 The combined magnifications of the optical zoom and digital zoom are displayed.
The camera will shoot continuously at the speed of approx. 2.5 images per second* (When the LCD monitor is OFF in Large/Fine mode). * The figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual figures may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
Self-Timer Press the that the Shoot the image. ¡The self-timer starts and the self-timer lamp flashes when you press the shutter button down all the way. Changing the self-timer countdown time In the [Rec.] menu, select and press the SET button. ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings”...
Select [ (10 sec.)] or [ button. ¡When [ (10 sec.)] is selected, the self-timer sounds and the flashing gets faster 2 seconds before the shutter activates. ¡When [ (2 sec.)] is selected, the self-timer sounds at the same time the shutter button is pressed. The shutter activates in 2 seconds.
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.
¡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. ¡Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close items.
Compose the next shot, taking care to overlap the previous image. ¡Minor discrepancies in the overlapping portions can be corrected when the images are stitched together. ¡If you are not satisfied with the previous shot, you can Take additional shots for the panorama in the same way.
(160 × 120) setting. The clip will end automatically after this time elapses or when the CF card becomes full. * The data reflects standard Canon testing conditions. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting objects and conditions.
¡Sound is recorded monaurally (PowerShot A40 only). ¡There is no shutter sound in movie mode. ¡QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to replay movie files (AVI / Motion JPEG) on a computer. QuickTime 5.0 is included on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk.
Shooting-Selecting Particular Effects Program AE Use the program AE mode to have the camera automati- cally set the shutter speed and aperture settings to match the brightness of the scene. Some settings such as exposure compensation and white balance can be set manually.
Differences and Similarities between the Modes. ¡Both modes automatically select the shutter speed and aperture settings. ¡The following settings can be adjusted in not in ¡ Exposure Compensation ¡ White Balance ¡ Flash (Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Slow-Synchro) ¡ Continuous Mode ¡...
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. Press the The Exposure menu appears.
¡For information about noise reduction, see “Program AE” (p. 67). Shutter Speed Display The numbers in the table below indicate the shutter speed in seconds. For slower speeds, quote marks indicate the decimal place, so that 0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2" indicates 2 seconds.
Using the Focus Lock The following types of subject may not be suited to autofocus photography. Use the focus lock in these situations. ¡ Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings ¡ Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition ¡...
Focus Lock Method 2 Press the DISPLAY button to turn on the LCD monitor. Aim the camera so that a subject at the same distance as the main subject is centered in the selected AF frame. Press and hold the shutter button halfway to lock focus, and wait until the camera beeps twice.
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. 38). (Auto Selection) (Center) indicates the AF frame which appears on the monitor In the [Rec.] menu, select ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings”...
Switching Between Light Metering Modes You can switch between metering modes to shoot. Evaluative Light Metering Spot AE Point In the [Rec.] Menu, select Metering). ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings” (p. 41). Select [Evaluative] or [Spot AE Point]. ¡If you have selected [Spot AE Point], the spot AE point frame will appear in the center of the LCD monitor.
Adjusting the Exposure If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn’t come out too dark. Press the Adjust the compensation. ¡You can set the adjustment from –2 to +2, in 1/3-step increments.
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 automatically Auto according to shooting conditions.
Select the white balance. ¡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 by pressing the shutter button. The menu will reappear after the shot, allowing you to adjust the setting.
Switching Between Photo Effect Modes Effect Records with no photo effect. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to Vivid record in bold color. Tones down the contrast and color saturation to Neutral record neutral hues. Records subjects with softened outlines. Sharpening Sepia Records in sepia tones.
Changing the ISO Speed Change the ISO speed when shooting in dark places or when you want to shoot with a faster shutter speed. In the [Rec.] menu, select ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings” (p. 41). Select an ISO speed.
Resetting the File Number You can use this feature to select whether the camera resets the file number each time you insert a new CF card. 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.
¡The [Off ] setting helps ensure that file numbers remain unique over multiple CF cards. This is useful if you are planning to download images from the cards to your computer, since it helps avoid accidental overwrites that may occur if filenames are duplicated. About file numbering...
Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. The camera stores settings separately for each mode, and retains these settings even if you switch to a different mode. Function Large Medium Resolution...
* : Default, : Available, after taking the first shot, – : Not available : Setting is retained even after power off. (1) The ISO speed is automatically set between the equivalent of 50 and 150. (2) [AUTO] cannot be selected. Manual Stitch Assist : Available, but cannot be changed...
Function Single Shooting Continuous Method Self-Timer Auto Focus Frame AF-assist Beam Light Evaluative Metering Metering Spot Metering Digital Zoom Exposure Compensation White Balance Photo Effect ISO Speed Auto Program...
Manual Stitch Assist Movie Reference page p. 59 p. 60 p. 73 p. 132 p. 74 p. 57 p. 75 p. 76 p. 78 p. 79...
Replaying Displaying Images Individually Use this feature to view recorded images one at a time on the LCD monitor (Single Image Replay). Turn the mode dial to The LCD monitor displays the last recorded image. different images. ¡Hold down button to display button to cycle continuously.
Magnifying Images Press the The image enlarges gradually by up to approximately 10 times. ¡When you hold down the SET button and press the button, the image enlarges in the order: approximately 2.5 times © approximately 5 times © approximately 10 times.
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index View) View nine images at a time on the LCD monitor (Index View). You can also jump by sets of nine to search for a certain image conveniently. Press the Press displayed images. The previous or next set of nine images appears.
Press the button to select the image and press the button. The selected image displays in Single Image Replay. ¡Hold the SET button and press the button to jump to the first or last image.
Viewing Movies Press image shot in ¡A movie displays with the instruction Press the SET button. The movie starts playing. ¡When a movie has finished playing, it will display the last frame. If the SET button is pressed in this state, the movie will start playing from the first frame.
¡You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when replaying a movie on a computer with insufficient system resources. ¡You can hear the audio when a movie is played on a TV. Adjust the volume on the TV set (PowerShot A40 only) (p. 124).
Rotating Images in the Display You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor. 0° (Original) In the Replay menu, select ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings” (p. 41). Press image you want to rotate and press the SET button.
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 Replay menu, select ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings”...
Protecting Images Use the protect feature to protect important images from accidental erasure. In the Replay menu, select ¡For information on using the menu, see “Selecting Menus and Settings” (p. 41). Press image you wish to protect, and then press the SET button to protect it.
¡Please note that even protected images are erased when a CF card is reformatted (p. 98).
Erasing ¡Remember that erased images cannot be recovered. Be careful to avoid accidental erasures. ¡This function will not erase protected images (p. 94). Erasing Images Individually Press image you want to erase and press the button. Press and press the SET button. ¡If you decide you don’t want to erase the image, select [Cancel] instead of [Erase].
Erasing All Images In the Replay menu, select and press the SET button. The LCD monitor asks for confirmation. Press and then press the SET button. ¡If you decide you don’t want to erase all unprotected images, select [Cancel] instead of [OK]. (Erase all) button to select [OK],...
Formatting a CF Card You should format new CF cards before using them. ¡Formatting a CF card will permanently erase all data already on the card, including all of its protected images. Before formatting a card that has already been used, be sure to check its contents.
Press and press the SET button. ¡To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] instead of [OK]. ¡If the camera is not operating correctly, the CF card may be corrupted. Formatting the card may solve the problem. ¡If you are using a CF card from another manufacturer and the card is not functioning correctly, you may be able to correct the problem by formatting the card.
Printing About Printing After connecting the camera to an optional Canon printer with the direct print function, you can easily print images just by using the controls on the camera. Or, you can specify the images on your CF card you want to print and...
Print Settings for Direct Print Function ¡Select how many copies you want (p.109) ¡Select the print style (p.110) ¡Standard / Multiple ¡Bordered / Borderless ¡Date On / Off ¡Select the print area (p.112) DPOF Print Settings ¡Select the image you want to print (p. 114) ¡Select how many copies you want (p.
Selecting from the Print Order Menu Use the Print Order Menu as shown below to select all print settings. Direct Print Function Set the mode dial to DPOF Settings Set the mode dial to ➔ ➔...
: Turns the menu on/off : Selects items and settings : Sets items and settings Image (p. 110) Style Borders (p. 110) ➔ Date (p. 110) Number of copies (p. 109) Printing area (p. 112) Order Number of copies Print Type (p. 116) ➔...
Connecting the Camera to a Printer Two direct interface cables are included with Canon printers having the direct print function. Use DIF-100 cable with the to this camera. ¡If you plan to print out many prints in a single session, it is recommended that you power the camera with AC power (p.
Connect the camera and printer using the direct interface cable. ¡When you insert the cable, make sure the cable faces the rear of the camera (monitor side). DIGITAL Terminal Turn the mode dial to camera on. to Printer Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 and turn the If the printer is correctly connected, the...
¡When disconnecting the cable from the camera’s Digital terminal, be sure to hold the connector at its sides and pull it straight out. ¡Movies cannot be played when the camera is connected to a printer. ¡When the printer is disconnected, the disappear from the LCD monitor and the camera will revert to standard replay mode.
Printing An image can be printed when displayed in single replay or selected in index replay. Press image you wish to print, and then press the SET button. Set the number of prints, the print style and printing area settings as required. ¡Selecting the number of copies (p.
Cancel Printing ¡To cancel printing between images, press the SET button. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] using ¡A print in progress cannot be stopped. Wait until the current image is printed and then cancel before the next one starts. The display will revert to standard replay mode.
Print Settings (Direct Print Function) You can specify print settings while the camera is connected to the printer. Selecting the Number of Copies While displaying the image, press the SET button. Press [copies], and press the SET button. Press the desired number of copies.
Setting the Print Style You can select from among the following print styles. Standard Image Multiple* Borderless Prints right to the edges of the page. Borders Bordered Date * This setting is only available for Card Size paper. While displaying the image, press the SET button.
Press desired setting, and press the SET button. Image Choose [Standard] or [Multiple]. Press the MENU button. ¡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.
Specifying the Printing Area Choose from three printing area options. Before specifying the printing area ¡Please set the Print Style (Image, Borders and Date) first before setting the printing area (p. 110). ¡Printing area can only be specified with the borderless print style.
¡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. •...
On your CF card, select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing on optional Canon printers with the direct print function or at participating photo labs. Selecting Images for Printing Display the [Print Order] menu.
(Index) A check mark appears at the upper left. Pressing the SET button once selects the image for printing. Pressing the SET button again deselects the image, so that the check mark disappears. Press the MENU button. ¡The mark appears on images that have had print marks set by another DPOF-compliant camera.
Setting the Print Style You can set up the print style as follows. Standard Index Print Type Date File No. Display the [Print Order] menu. ¡For selecting from the menu, see “Selecting from the Print Order Menu” (p. 102). Select the setting and then press the SET button.
Press desired setting, and then press the SET button. (Print Type) Select [Standard], [Index], or [Both]. Press the MENU button. ¡If you have chosen [Index] as the print type, you cannot set [Date] and [File No.] to [On] at the same time. ¡If you have chosen [Both] as the print type, you can set both [Date] and [File No.] to [On].
Resetting the Print Settings The Reset feature clears all print selections, and resets Print Type to [Standard], Date to [On], and File No. to [Off]. Display the [Print Order] menu. ¡For selecting from the menu, see “Selecting from the Print Order Menu” (p. 102). Press and then press the SET button.
Printing with DPOF Print Settings You can use the DPOF print settings to print with an optional printer with the direct print function. Display the [Print Order] menu. ¡For selecting from the menu, see “Selecting from the Print Order Menu” (p. 102). Press and then press the SET button.
Press and press the SET button. 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]. You cannot set the date to print with the [Style] menu in Step 3 on the previous page (p.
¡When the Print Type is set to [Index], the number of images that will be printed depends on the size of the paper. - Card Size: 20 images - L Size: 42 images - Postcard Size: 63 images Cancel Printing (p. 108) Restarting Printing ¡In the Print Order menu, select [Resume] using button and press the SET button.
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.
Select images for transferring. ¡Select an image using remove marks from images using the SET button. ¡You can use the same procedures to select images in index replay (3 images). Press the between single replay and index replay. Press the MENU button. ¡Images are transferred in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date.
TV screen as your monitor when shooting or replaying images. Make the connection using the supplied AV Cable AVC-DC100 (for PowerShot A40) or the Video Cable VC-100 (for PowerShot A30). Be sure to turn both the TV set and the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the cable.
¡The video output signal can be switched (NTSC or PAL) to accommodate different regional standards (p. 134). The default setting will vary between regions. NTSC: Japan, U.S. A., Canada, Taiwan, etc. PAL: Europe, Asia (excluding Taiwan), Oceania, etc.
Downloading Images to a Computer Download images taken with the camera to a computer in one of the following ways: ¡ Directly from the CF card ¡ Connect the camera to a computer with the USB cable After installing the supplied software, download images automatically by simply connecting the camera to a computer with the supplied USB cable.
¡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. Double-click the icon of the drive with the CF card.
Connecting the Camera to a Computer Via the USB Cable Connect the supplied USB interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s Digital terminal. ¡You do not need to turn off the computer or camera when making this connection. ¡Please refer to your computer manual for information regarding the location of the USB port.
Turn the camera’s mode dial to The LCD monitor displays in replay mode. When the connection to the computer is complete, the LCD monitor turns off and the green indicator comes on. To disconnect the cable from the camera: Hold the cable connector firmly at both sides and pull it straight out.
Sets the number of pixels used to record images to CF cards. • L Large* PowerShot A40 (1600 x1200 pixels) PowerShot A30 (1280 x 960 pixels) • M Medium (1024 x 768 pixels) • S Small (640 x 480 pixels) Sets the resolution of the frames as they are recorded to the CF card.
Item/ Menu Screen ISO Speed AiAF Digital Zoom Self-timer Setting Content Sets the sensitivity at which images are recorded. The ISO default setting depends on the shooting mode. • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400 • AUTO Sets the AiAF to on (the camera automatically selects the AF frame when taking a picture) or off (AF frame is set to the middle frame).
Item/ Menu Screen Review AF-assist Beam File No. Reset Set up... Beep Setting Content Sets the duration images display on the LCD monitor after the shutter button is released. • Off • 2 sec.* • 10 sec. Turns the AF-assist beam on or off. •...
Item/ Menu Screen Set up... Auto Power Down Set up... Date/Time Set up... Format Set up... Language Setting Content Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a specified period of time elapses without something being pressed. • On* •...
Item/ Menu Screen Set up... Video System * Default setting Setting Content Sets the video output signal standard. • NTSC • PAL Reference Page p. 125...
Replay Menu Item/ Menu Screen Protect Rotate Erase all Auto Play Setting Content Protects images from accidental erasure. Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees clockwise in the display. Erases all images from a CF card (excluding protected images). Plays images automatically one after the other.
Item/ Menu Screen Print Order Transfer Order Setting Content Sets which images and how many copies will be printed on a printer with the direct print function or at a photo lab service. Sets the images that will be transferred with your e-mail software.
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 MENU button for longer than 5 seconds.
List of Messages The following table explains each of the messages that may appear on the LCD monitor. Busy... The camera is writing image data to the CF card (after taking a shot), or reading an image from the card (when getting ready to display it). No CF card You attempted to shoot or replay with no CF card installed.
Try turning the camera off and back on. If this message recurs frequently, note down the error and call a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. If this message appears immediately after you have taken a shot, it is possible that the camera failed to record the image—so you may...
The following table lists and explains the messages that may be on the LCD monitor when printing to an optional printer with the direct print function (some of these messages may not appear depending on the printer). No Paper No Ink Incompatible paper size Incompatible ink size You attempted to print with an ink cartridge...
Cannot Print! Could not print xx images You attempted to print an image shot by a different camera, or in an incompatible format, or downloaded to and edited on a computer. You attempted to print xx number of images with DPOF settings that were shot by a different camera, or in an incompat- ible format, or downloaded to and edited on a computer.
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.
Pull the battery out of the holder, as shown. Insert the new date battery into the holder, with the negative terminal (–) facing up. Replace the date battery holder back into its original position, and close the CF card slot cover. When the LCD monitor displays the Set Date/Time menu, proceed to set the current date and time (p.
¡The indicator flashes 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.
¡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 104 °F).
Using the Household Power Source (AC Adapter Kit ACK600) This optional adapter kit allows you to operate the camera continuously without worrying about having to stop and replace the batteries. Use of the kit is recommended when you are planning long sessions with the camera, and whenever you connect the camera to a computer.
¡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.
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-DC52B.
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. ¡It is not possible to attach a lens hood or filter to the wide converter or tele-converter.
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 10 to 25 cm (3.9 to 9.8 in.) at maximum wide angle and 13 to 25 cm (5.1 to 9.8 in.) at maximum telephoto from the lens tip.
Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52B (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.
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.
¡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. ¡Be careful not to drop the camera or adapter when removing the ring.
¡ Never wipe the camera body or lens with organic solvents or other synthetic cleaning solutions. If you are unable to remove the dirt from the lens, contact Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Viewfinder: Clean with a lens blower brush. If necessary, wipe lightly with a soft cloth or eyeglass lens wiper.
(four AA-size batteries). • Use a household power source. Use only unused AA- size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For the information about alkaline batteries, see “Proper Battery Handling” (p. 19).) Wipe the battery terminals with a clean dry cloth.
• Format the card (p. 98). • The card may be defective (its physical format may be corrupted). Contact Canon Customer Help Desk. Close the covers, and then use the ON/OFF button to turn the power off correctly. Close the covers, and...
If rechargeable batteries: The batteries have lost their effectiveness. Cause Use only unused AA- size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For the information about alkaline batteries, see “Proper Battery Handling” (p. 19).) Battery performance deteriorates at low temperatures.
Problem If using Batteries were placed rechargeable in the charger in the batteries: wrong direction. Batteries do Poor electrical contact. not charge. Battery terminals are dirty. Battery life exceeded. Shots are The camera was blurry or moving when you took unfocused.
Problem The subject was Shots are outside the range over blurry or which the camera can unfocused. focus. Insufficient light for The subject shooting. comes out underexposed The subject is darker (too dark). than the surroundings. The subject is beyond the range of the flash.
Problem 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. The flash The flash mode is set doesn’t fire.
PowerShot A40 / PowerShot A30 Camera A40 : Approx. 2 million effective pixels A30 : Approx. 1.2 million A40 : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 2.1 Image million) Sensor A30 : 1/2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 1.3...
Movies : AVI (Image data : Motion JPEG, Format Audio data:WAVE [monaural], A40 only) Compression : Superfine/fine/normal Number of Still images : Large: (A40) 1600 × 1200 pixels Recording Pixels Medium: Small: : 320 × 240 pixels (Approx. 10 sec.)* Movies 160 ×...
Suomi, Italiano, Norsk, Svenska, Español, Chinese or Japanese (depending on the region) Interface A40 : Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio) A30 : Universal Serial Bus (USB) (mini-B), Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable)
Battery Performance LCD Monitor ON LCD Monitor OFF AA Alkaline Batteries (included with the camera) AA NiMH Battery NB-1AH <Test Conditions> Shooting: Room temperature (23 °C, 73 °F), alternating between wide angle and telephoto every 20 seconds, flash used one in four shots, power turned off and on again after every eighth shot.
CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images) PowerShot A40 FC-8M Movie (in seconds) PowerShot A30 FC-8M Movie (in seconds) FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-128M 1417 FC-128M 1417...
¡In the previous tables, L (Large), M (Medium), S (Small), refer to the following image resolutions (in pixels). PowerShot A40 1600 ×1200 pixels 1280 × 960 pixels L (Large) M (Medium) 1024 × 768 pixels 1024 × 768 pixels 640 ×...
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 Cycle Life Approx. 300 times Operating 0 – 35 °C (32 – 95 °F) Temperature Dimensions Diameter: 14.5 mm (0.6 in.)
Approx. 0.7× (35 mm film equivalent at maximum wide angle: approx. 24.5 mm) Approx. 60 mm (2.4 in.) – (when mounted on PowerShot A40 or A30, at maximum wide angle) 52 mm standard filter thread (Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52 is...
(5.1 – 9.8 in.) (T) (when mounted on PowerShot A40 or A30) Thread Diameter 52 mm standard filter thread (Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52 is required for mounting to PowerShot A40 or A30) Dimensions Diameter: 54 mm (2.1 in. ) Length: 10.2 mm (0.4 in.) Weight Approx.
Index Adjusting the Exposure ... 75 AF-Assist Beam ... 39 Aperture Setting ... 34, 35, 69 Autofocus ... 73 Batteries ... 18 Battery Cover ... 18 Change ... 21 Handling ... 19 Installing ... 18 Performance ... 164 Possible to Use ... 19 Rechargeable Batteries ...
All Images ... 97 Single Image ... 96 File Number ... 35 About File Numbering ... 81 Resetting ... 80 Flash ... 52 Focal Length ... 40 Focus Lock ... 71 Functions Available ... 82 Image Number ... 35 Image Transfer Setting ... 122 Remove All ...
ON/OFF button ... 30 Photo Effect ... 78 Power Save Function ... 30 Power Source ... 30 Household Power Source ... 146 Rechargeable Batteries ... 144 Printing ... 100, 107 Connecting to Printer ... 104 DPOF Print Settings ... 114 Print Style ...
Self-Timer ... 60 Setting ... 44 Date ... 25 Language ... 27 Resetting the Settings to Default ... 137 Time ... 25 Shoot Continuously ... 59 Shooting ... 46 Camera Select Settings ... 46 Selecting Particular Effects ... 67 Shooting Date/Time ... 35 Shooting Modes ...
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• 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.
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