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Canon Digital IXUS 60 Advance User Manual

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Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
Before Using the Camera
Print/Transfer Settings
Viewing Images on a TV set
Customizing the Camera
List of Messages


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    ENGLISH Advanced Camera User Guide This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail. Before Using the Camera Shooting Playback/Erasing Print/Transfer Settings Viewing Images on a TV set Customizing the Camera Troubleshooting List of Messages Appendix...

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    Plays movies with sound Auto plays slideshows Editing Adds effects to still images with the My Colors function Records sound memos for still images Edits movies Printing Makes printing easy with the Print/ Share button Also supports non-Canon brand PictBridge compliant printers...

  • Page 3: Conventions Used In This Guide

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

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Items marked with a functions or procedures. Conventions Used in this Guide ..... .1 Handling Precautions ......5 Please Read .

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    Switching between Focusing Modes ....46 Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock) . .47 Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) ....48 Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) .

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    Viewing Images on a TV set ......90 Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) ..91 Changing My Camera Settings .

  • Page 7: Handling Precautions

    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 memory cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way that is machine readable.

  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an extended period. About the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques.

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    Immediately turn the camera power off and remove the camera battery or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzine, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment.

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    Do not place the battery near a heat source or expose it to direct flame or heat. The battery should not be immersed in water or sea water. Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery. Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery to severe impacts that could damage the casing.

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    Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may damage eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash. Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera.

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    Do not operate the flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to the surface of the flash. Be careful not to cover the flash with your fingers or clothing when shooting. The flash may be damaged and emit smoke or noise. The resulting heat build-up could damage the flash.

  • Page 13: 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 When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it...

  • Page 14: Before Using The Camera-the Components Guide

    Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide Front View A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal DIGITAL Terminal (Basic Guide p. 19) Terminal Cover (Basic Guide p. 19) Wrist Strap Mount Microphone (p. 78) AF-assist Beam Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (Basic Guide p. 9) Self-Timer Lamp Viewfinder Window Flash (Basic Guide p.

  • Page 15: Back View

    Attaching the Wrist Strap* * When carrying the camera by the strap, be careful not to swing the camera or catch it on other items. Back View LCD Monitor (p. 15) Viewfinder (p. 21) Speaker Tripod Socket DC Coupler Terminal Cover Memory Card Slot/Battery Cover (Basic Guide p.

  • Page 16: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel Indicators (p. 22) Power Button (Basic Guide p. 5) Power Lamp Zoom Lever Shooting: Playback: Shutter Button (Basic Guide p. 5) Mode Switch (Basic Guide pp. 5, 6) (Print/Share) Button (Basic Guide p. 14) DISP. (Display) Button FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button MENU Button (Macro)/ (ISO Speed)/...

  • Page 17: Before Using The Camera-basic Operations

    Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations Using the LCD Monitor Press The display mode changes as follows with each press. Shooting Mode Standard (No Information) Detailed (Information View) In the shooting modes, the shooting information displays for approximately 6 sec. when a setting is changed, regardless of the selected display mode.

  • Page 18: Using The Clock

    Using the Clock You can display the current date and time for a 5-second* interval using the following two methods. * Default setting Method 1 Hold the FUNC./SET button down while turning on the power. Method 2 In a shooting mode, hold the FUNC./SET button down. If you hold the camera horizontally, it displays the time.

  • Page 19: Lcd Monitor Brightness

    LCD Monitor Brightness LCD Monitor Brightness Settings The brightness of the LCD monitor can be changed in the following two ways. Changing Settings Using the Set up Menu Changing Settings Using the DISP. Button (Quick-bright LCD Function) You can set the LCD monitor to the brightest setting regardless of the option selected in the Set up menu by pressing the DISP button for more than one second.* - To restore the previous brightness setting, press the DISP...

  • Page 20: Information Displayed On The Lcd Monitor

    Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting Information (Shooting mode) Spot Frame AF Frame Low Battery Zoom Magnification* Grid Lines* • Stills: Recordable Shots • Movies: Remaining Time/ Elapsed Shooting Mode (pp. 44, 57, Basic Guide pp. 7, 8) Exposure Compensation Long Shutter Mode White Balance (p.

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    If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake icon displays, it indicates there is insufficient illumination and a slow shutter speed will be selected. Raise the ISO speed (p. 64) or select a setting other than the camera to a tripod or other device. Playback Information (Playback Mode) Standard Total number of images...

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    Detailed Shooting Mode (pp. Basic Guide pp. 7, 8) Image with the My Colors effect Long Shutter Mode ISO Speed (p. 64) (Movies) Recording Pixels Frame Rate (Movies) The following information may also be displayed with some images. A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached or the file format is not recognized.

  • Page 23: Using The Viewfinder

    Histogram Function The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of the image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward the right, the brighter the image. If the image is too dark, adjust the exposure compensation to a positive value.

  • Page 24: Indicators

    Indicators The camera indicators light or flash under the following circumstances. Never do the following while a green indicator is flashing. These actions may corrupt image data. - Shake or jolt the camera - Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery cover Upper Indicator Green:...

  • Page 25: Setting The World Clock

    Setting the World Clock When traveling abroad, you can record images with local dates and times simply by switching the time zone setting if you pre-register the destination time zones. You can enjoy the convenience of not having to switch the Date/Time settings. Setting the Home/World Time Zones (Set up) Menu See Menus and Settings...

  • Page 26: Time Zone

    Use the tion time zone As in Step 3, you can set the day- light saving option. Use the World], and the Switching to the Destination Time Zone (Set up) Menu See Menus and Settings Use the select To change the destination time zone, use the FUNC./SET button.

  • Page 27: Menus And Settings

    Menus and Settings Menus are used to set the shooting, playback and print settings as well as such camera settings as the date/time and electronic beep. The following menus are available. FUNC. Menu Rec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera Menus FUNC.

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    Rec., Play, Print, Set up and My Camera Menus Convenient settings for shooting, playback or printing can be set with these menus. (Rec.) Menu You can switch between menus with when this part is selected. • This example shows the Rec. menu. •...

  • Page 29: Menu List

    Menu List FUNC. Menu Menu Item Shooting Mode Movie Mode Exposure Compensation Long Shutter Mode White Balance My Colors Rec. Menu Menu Item AiAF On*/Off Self-timer 10 seconds*/ seconds/ (Delay: 0–10*, 15, 20, 30 sec.) (Shots: 1–3*–10) AF-assist Beam On*/Off Digital Zoom On/Off* (On in standard movie...

  • Page 30: Play Menu

    Date Stamp Off*/Date/Date & Time Long Shutter On/Off* Stitch Assist Play Menu Menu Item Transition Slide Show My Colors Sound Memo Print Menu Menu Item Print Select Images & Qty. Select All Images Set up Menu Menu Item Mute Volume Start-up Vol.

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    Shutter Volume Playback Vol. LCD Brightness -7 to 0* to +7 Power Saving Auto Power On*/Off Down Display Off 10 sec./20 sec./ 30 sec./1 min.*/ 2 min./3min. Time Zone Home*/World Date/Time Clock Display 0–5*–10 sec./20 sec./30 sec./1 min./2 min./3 min. Format File Numbering Continuous*/...

  • Page 32: My Camera Menu

    (Widescreen) mode at the full page setting for wide paper using a Canon SELPHY CP710/CP510 Compact Photo Printer. Since this setting is saved even when the power is turned off, ensure that you return the setting to [Auto] to print other image sizes.

  • Page 33: Resetting Settings To Their Default Values

    Resetting Settings to Their Default Values (Set up) Menu See Menus and Settings Select [OK] and press Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a computer or to a printer. The following cannot be reset. - Shooting mode - The [Time Zone], [Date/Time], [Language] and [Video System] options in the - White balance data recorded with the custom white...

  • Page 34: Formatting Memory Cards

    Formatting Memory Cards You should always format a new memory card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data. Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data, including protected images and other file types.

  • Page 35: Shooting

    Shooting Changing the Recording Pixels and Com- pression Shooting Mode FUNC. Menu (Compression). See Menus and Settings * Default setting. Use the recording pixels/compression set- tings and press the FUNC./SET button. Approximate Values for Recording Pixels Recording Pixels 2816 x 2112 (Large) pixels 2272 x 1704...

  • Page 36: Magnified Close-up Shooting (digital Macro)

    Approximate Values for Compression Settings Compression Superfine Fine Normal See Image Data Sizes (Estimated) See Memory Cards and Estimated Capacities Magnified Close-Up Shooting You can shoot a subject 3 – 10 cm (1.2 – 3.9 in.) from the end of the lens at the maximum wide angle setting.

  • Page 37: Using The Digital Zoom

    Using the Digital Zoom Shooting Mode You can shoot zoomed images using the combined digital and optical zooms. Stills: zoom up to approximately 12 times Movies (Standard): zoom up to approximately 12 times The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is turned off.

  • Page 38: Continuous Shooting

    Super high speed SDC-512 MSH memory card (sold separately) newly formatted with low level formatting • This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. • Even if continuous shooting suddenly stops, the memory card may not be full.

  • Page 39: Postcard Date Imprint Mode

    Postcard Date Imprint Mode Shooting Mode You can shoot images with the optimal settings for postcards by composing them inside the print area (width-to-height ratio of approximately 3:2) shown in the LCD monitor. FUNC. Menu (Post Card Date Imprint). See Menus and Settings *Default setting.

  • Page 40: Using The Self-timer

    Ensure that the camera’s date/time is set beforehand The date stamp cannot be deleted from the image data once it has been set. Using the Self-Timer You can set a 10 sec. ( time and the number of shots ( the shutter button is pressed.

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    Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots ( You can change the delay time (0–10, 15, 20, 30 sec.) and number of shots (1–10). These settings, however, cannot be set for the Color Accent, Color Swap, Stitch Assist or movie mode.

  • Page 42: Movie Shooting

    Movie Shooting The following movie modes are available. Standard You can select the recording pixels and frame rate and record until the memory card is full (when a super high-speed memory card is used, such as the recommended SDC-512MSH). The digital zoom can be used while shooting in this mode.

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    • The recording time will vary according to the capacity of the memory card you use 119). • Recording will stop after one hour of continuous recording even if the recorded data volume has not reached 1 GB. FUNC. Menu See Menus and Settings *Default setting.

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    QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to play back movies (Data type: AVI/Compression method: Motion JPEG) on a computer. QuickTime (for Windows) is included on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform, this program is standard with Mac OS X or later. button.

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    Changing Recording Pixels and Frame Rates You can change the recording pixels and frame rate when the movie mode is set to (Color Swap). FUNC. Menu (Frame Rate). See Menus and Settings *Default setting. Use the select recording pixels/ frame rate settings and press the FUNC./SET but- ton.

  • Page 46: Shooting Panoramic Images (stitch Assist)

    Shooting Panoramic Images Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer. The overlap- ping seams of sev- eral adjacent images can be joined into a single panoramic image.

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    Select a shooting direction You can select from the following two shooting directions. Left to right horizontally Right to left horizontally Shoot the first image in the sequence. The exposure and white balance are set and locked with the first image.

  • Page 48: Switching Between Focusing Modes

    Switching between Focusing Modes You can select between the following two focusing modes according to the AiAF setting. The camera detects the subject and highlights the AF (No frame) On frames, from 9 available points, that it will use to determine the focus.

  • Page 49: Shooting Hard-to-focus Subjects (focus Lock, Af Lock)

    Shooting Hard-to-Focus Subjects (Focus Lock, AF Lock) It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects. Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings Scenes with a mixture of near and far subjects. Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition Subjects that are moving quickly Subjects through glass: Try to shoot as close to the glass as possible to reduce the chances of light reflecting back off the glass.

  • Page 50: Locking The Exposure Setting (ae Lock)

    Re-aim the camera to compose the shot as desired and shoot. To Release the AF Lock Press the button. When shooting with the focus lock or AF lock using the LCD monitor, setting [AiAF] to [Off] since the camera focuses using the center AF frame only. The AF lock is convenient because you can let go of the shutter button to compose the image.

  • Page 51: Locking The Flash Exposure Setting (fe Lock)

    AE lock can also be set and released in You can use the FE lock when using the flash. Locking the Flash Exposure Setting You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are correctly set regardless of the composition of your subject. Turn on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 52: Switching Between Metering Modes

    Switching between Metering Modes FUNC. Menu See Menus and Settings *Default setting. Use the the metering mode and press the FUNC./SET button. Metering Methods Evaluative Center Weighted Average Spot * (Evaluative). 25). button to select Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes.

  • Page 53: Adjusting The Exposure Compensation

    Adjusting the Exposure Compensation Shooting Mode Adjust the exposure compensation setting to avoid making the subject too dark when it is backlit or shot against a bright background or to avoid making lights appear too bright in night shots. FUNC. Menu See Menus and Settings *Default setting.

  • Page 54: Shooting In Long Shutter Mode

    Shooting in Long Shutter Mode You can set the shutter speed to a slow setting to make dark subjects appear brighter. (Rec.) Menu See Menus and Settings FUNC. Menu See Menus and Settings *Default setting. Use the speed The higher the value, the brighter the image and the lower the value, the darker the image.

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    The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the recorded image increases at long shutter speeds. This camera, however, applies special processing to images shot at shutter speeds slower than 1.3 seconds to eliminate the noise, thereby producing high-quality images. A certain amount of processing time, however, may be required before the next image can be shot.

  • Page 56: Adjusting The Tone (white Balance)

    Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) Normally, the (Auto) white balance setting selects an optimal white balance. When the colors, change the white balance using a setting appropriate for the light source. FUNC. Menu See Menus and Settings *Default setting. Use the a white balance setting and press the FUNC./SET button.

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    Using the Custom White Balance You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate an object, such as a piece of white paper or cloth, or a photo-quality gray card that you wish to establish as the standard white color.

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    You are recommended to set the shooting mode to and the exposure compensation setting to [±0] before setting a custom white balance. The correct white balance may not be obtained when the exposure setting is incorrect (image appears completely black or white). Shoot with the same settings as when reading the white balance data.

  • Page 59: Shooting In A My Colors Mode

    Shooting in a My Colors Mode You can change the look and feel of the pictures you take. My Colors Settings My Colors Off Records normally with this setting. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to Vivid record bold colors. Tones down the contrast and color saturation to Neutral record neutral hues.

  • Page 60

    FUNC. Menu See Menus and Settings *Default setting. Use the a My Colors mode. See Setting the Camera to a Cus- tom Color Mode When not in Press the FUNC./SET button to return to the shooting screen. Shoot. Setting the Camera to a Custom Color Mode This mode allows you to adjust the contrast, sharpness and saturation and the color balance for red, green, blue and skin tones.

  • Page 61: Changing Colors

    This completes the setting. If you press the MENU button at this point, you will return to the screen where you can select a My Colors mode. Changing Colors You can shoot images with the original colors transformed. This can be performed on movies as well as still images, allowing you to enjoy photographing with image or movie effects.

  • Page 62

    Shooting in the Color Accent Mode Stills: FUNC. Menu *(Kids&Pets) Movies: FUNC. Menu (Color Accent). See Menus and Settings 25). *Default setting. The Color Accent mode will take effect. The camera will switch to color input mode and the display will alternate between the original image and the color accent image (using the previously set color).

  • Page 63

    The default color accent is green. You may not obtain the expected results after color input mode if you use the flash, or change the white balance or metering settings. The specified color accent is retained even if the camera's power is turned off.

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    The camera will switch to color input mode and the display will alternate between the original image and the color swap image (using the previ- ously set color). Aim the camera so that the original color appears at the center of the LCD monitor and press the Only one color can be specified.

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    Changing the Save Method for the Original Image When shooting still images in the Color Accent or Color Swap mode, you can set whether or not to save the original image (pre-transformation) as well as the transformed one. (Rec.) Menu [On]/[Off].

  • Page 66: Adjusting The Iso Speed

    Adjusting the ISO Speed Raise the ISO speed to use a fast shutter speed when you wish to reduce the effects of camera shake or avoid blurry subjects, or to turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area. Press the Cycle through the each press of the...

  • Page 67: Setting The Auto Rotate Function

    Setting the Auto Rotate Function Shooting Mode Your camera is equipped with an Intelligent Orientation sensor that detects the orientation of an image shot with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates it to the correct orientation when viewing it in the LCD monitor. (Set up) Menu See Menus and Settings When shooting and the Auto Rotate...

  • Page 68: Creating An Image Destination (folder)

    Creating an Image Destination (Folder) You can create a new folder at any time and the recorded images will be automatically saved to that folder. Create New Folder Auto Create Creates a folder the next time you shoot. (Set up) Menu Folder].

  • Page 69: Resetting The File Number

    Select a day for the [Auto Create] option and a time in the [Time] option displays when the specified time arrives. The symbol will cease to display after the new folder is created. Up to 2000 images can be saved into one folder. A new folder will automatically be created when you record more than that number even if you are not creating new folders.

  • Page 70

    File and Folder Numbers Recorded images are assigned consecutive file numbers starting with 0001 and ranging up to 9999, while folders are assigned numbers starting with 100 and ranging up to 999. Up to 2,000 images can be saved into a single folder. New Folder Created Continuous Auto Reset...

  • Page 71: Playback/erasing

    Playback/Erasing Please also see the Basic Camera User Guide (p. 11). Magnifying Images Press the zoom lever toward will display and a magnified portion of the image will display. Images can be magnified up to a factor of approximately 10x. Use the around the image.

  • Page 72: Viewing Images In Sets Of Nine (index Playback)

    Viewing Images in Sets of Nine Press the zoom lever toward Up to nine images can be viewed at once. Use the to change the image selection. Switching between Sets of Nine Images The jump bar will display if you press the zoom lever toward index playback and you can switch the display between sets of nine images.

  • Page 73: Jumping To Images

    Jumping to Images When you have many images recorded onto a memory card, it is handy to use the five search keys below to jump over images to find the object of your search. Jump 10 Images Jump 100 Images Jump Shot Date Jump to Movie Jump to Folder...

  • Page 74: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode. Display a movie and press Images with a movies. Select The movie will pause if you press the FUNC./SET button during playback. It will resume when you press the button again. When playback ends, the movie stops at the last frame displayed.

  • Page 75: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies You can delete portions of recorded movies. Protected movies and movies 1 second or less in duration cannot be edited. Select (Edit) in the movie control panel and press The movie editing panel and the movie editing bar will display. Use the Beginning) or button to specify the cut point( ).

  • Page 76

    Select [New File] or [Overwrite] and press [New File] saves the edited movie under a new file name. The pre- edit data is left unchanged. Note, if you press the FUNC./SET button while saving the movie, saving is canceled. [Overwrite] saves the edited movie with its original name.

  • Page 77: Rotating Images In The Display

    Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display. Original (Play) Menu See Menus and Settings Use the rotate and press Cycle through the 90°/270°/original orientations with each press of the FUNC./SET button. This also can be set in the index playback mode.

  • Page 78: Playback With Transition Effects

    Playback with Transition Effects You can select the transition effect displayed when switching between images. Standard display. The displayed image darkens and the next image gradually brightens until it is displayed. Press the button to have the previous image display from the left and the button to have the next image display from the right.

  • Page 79: Adding Effects With The My Colors Function

    Adding Effects with the My Colors Function You can add effects to recorded images (stills only) using the My Colors function. The following selection of My Colors effects is available. For details, see p.57. Vivid Neutral Sepia Positive Film (Play) Menu See Menus and Settings Use the select an image and...

  • Page 80: Attaching Sound Memos To Images

    Select [OK] and press The newly saved image transformed with the My Colors effect will be the last one in the list. To continue adding effects to other images, repeat the procedures from Step 2 onward. Press or [No], then press Selecting [Yes] displays the image transformed with the My Colors effect, while [No] returns you to...

  • Page 81

    Use the attach a sound memo to and press The sound memo panel will display. Select (Record) and press The elapsed time and the remaining time display. Pressing the FUNC./SET button pauses the recording. Pressing it again resumes recording. Up to one minute of recordings can be added to any one image.

  • Page 82: Automated Playback (slide Shows)

    Automated Playback (Slide Shows) Automated Playback of Memory Card Images. Image settings for slide shows are based on the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standard All Images Date Folder Movie Stills – Custom 1–3 (Play) Menu See Menus and Settings Select or folder to be played back images to be played back...

  • Page 83: Transition Effects

    Select [Start] and press The following functions are available during slide shows. - Pausing/resuming the slide show: press the FUNC./SET button - Fast forwarding/rewinding the slide show: press the button to switch between images more rapidly) - Stopping the slide show: press the MENU button. Transition Effects You can select the transition effect used when one image is replaced by another.

  • Page 84

    Selecting an Image Date or Folder for Playback ( Select Use the date or folder to be played back and press Selecting Images for Playback ( Select only the images that you wish to play back and save them as a slide show (Custom 1, 2 or 3). Up to 998 images can be selected.

  • Page 85: Adjusting The Play Time And Repeat Settings

    Selecting All Images 1 After selecting to select [Mark all] and press the FUNC./SET button. 2 Use the button to select [Mark all], press the FUNC./SET button. 3 Use the button to select [OK] and press the FUNC./SET button. To deselect all images, select [Reset]. Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings Play Time Sets the duration that each image displays.

  • Page 86: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images and movies from accidental erasure. (Play) Menu See Menus and Settings Use the select an image to protect and press Pressing the FUNC./SET button again cancels the setting. You can also protect images in the index playback mode.

  • Page 87: Print Settings/transfer Settings

    Print Settings/Transfer Settings Setting the DPOF Print Settings You can select images on a memory card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.

  • Page 88

    (Index) Select an image and the press FUNC./SET button to select or deselect it. You can also select images in the index playback mode. If you are connected to a printer, button will light blue while you are selecting images. You can start printing at this point by pressing the ton, confirming that [Print] is selected and pressing the FUNC./SET button.

  • Page 89: Setting The Print Style

    Setting the Print Style After setting the print style, select the image(s) to print. The following print settings can be selected. Standard* Index Print Type Both Date (On/Off*) File No. (On/Off*) Clear DPOF data (On*/Off) Slide the mode switch to (Print) Menu See Menus and Settings Select [Print Type], [Date], [File No.] or...

  • Page 90: Setting The Dpof Transfer Settings

    Embedded dates in (p. 37) print out even when [Date] is set to [Off]. Do not set the date in the DPOF print settings when printing images that have had the date embedded with the [Date Stamp] function. This may cause the date to be printed twice.

  • Page 91

    Use the transfer and press Pressing the FUNC./SET button again deselects the setting. You can also select images in the index playback mode. All the Images on a Memory Card (Play) Menu See Menus and Settings Select [Mark all] and press Selecting [Reset] cancels all transfer order settings.

  • Page 92: Viewing Images On A Tv Set

    Viewing Images on a TV set You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or play back images when it is connected to the camera with the supplied AV Cable. Turn off the Camera and the TV. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s A/V OUT terminal.

  • Page 93: 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, operation, self-timer and shutter sounds. You can change and register these settings, enabling you to customize the camera to suit your own tastes. Changing My Camera Settings (My Camera) Menu See Menus and Settings...

  • Page 94: Registering My Camera Settings

    Registering My Camera Settings Images recorded onto the memory card and newly recorded sounds can be added as My Camera settings to the items. You can also use the supplied software to upload your computer’s images and sounds to the camera. A computer is required to restore the My Camera settings to the defaults.

  • Page 95

    Select an image or record a sound. Start-up Image Use the the image you wish to register and press the FUNC./SET button. Start-up, Operation, Self-timer and Shutter Sounds Select (Record) and press the FUNC./SET button. After record- ing, select (Register) and press the FUNC./SET button.

  • Page 96: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Camera Camera will not operate. Power is not turned on. Memory card slot/battery cover is open. Insufficient battery voltage ("Change the battery pack" message displays). Poor contact between camera and battery terminals. Sounds come from the camera interior. The camera's horizontal/ vertical orientation was changed.

  • Page 97: Lcd Monitor

    LCD monitor The display darkens. The image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright light. Display flickers. Display flickers when shot under fluorescent lighting. A bar of light (red, purple) appears on the LCD monitor. Subject is too bright. appears.

  • Page 98: Shooting

    Format the memory card If reformatting does not work, the memory card logic circuits may be damaged. Consult the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Slide the write protect tab of the SD memory card upward Confirm the actual image size with the LCD monitor.

  • Page 99: Image Is Blurred Or Out Of Focus

    Image is blurred or out of focus. AF-assist Beam is set to [Off]. The camera moves when the shutter button is pressed. Subject is out of focal range. The subject is hard to focus on. Subject in recorded image is too dark. Insufficient light for shooting.

  • Page 100

    Subject in recorded image is too bright, or image flashes white. Subject is too close, making the flash too strong. The subject is overexposed because the surroundings are too dark. Too much light is shining directly into the camera, or is being reflected off the subject.

  • Page 101

    Eyes appear red. Light is reflected back from the eyes when the flash is used in dark areas. Continuous shooting slows down. The memory card's performance has dropped. Recording images to memory card takes a long time. Memory card was formatted in another device.

  • Page 102: Shooting Movies

    Shooting Movies The recording time may not display properly or shooting may stop unexpectedly. The following types of memory cards are used. - Slow recording cards. - Cards formatted on a different camera or a computer. - Cards which have had images recorded and erased repeatedly.

  • Page 103: Playback

    Playback Cannot play back. You attempted to play back images shot with another camera or images edited with a computer. File name was changed with a computer or file location was changed. Movies cannot be edited. Some movies shot with another camera cannot be edited. Movies do not play back correctly.

  • Page 104: Battery/battery Charger

    Reading images from memory card is slow. Memory card was formatted in another device. Battery/Battery Charger Battery consumed quickly. Battery life exceeded if battery loses its charge quickly at normal temperature (23 °C/73 °F). Battery will not charge. Battery life exceeded. TV monitor output Image not showing on TV monitor.

  • Page 105: Printing On Direct Print Compatible Printers

    Printing on Direct Print Compatible Printers Cannot print. Camera and printer not properly connected. Printer power is off. Incorrect print connection. Attach the camera to the printer securely with the supplied cable. Power up the printer. In the (Set up) menu, select [Print Method] and select [Auto] 30).

  • Page 106: List Of Messages

    List of Messages The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor during shooting or playback. Please refer to the Direct Print User Guide for the messages that display during a printer connection. Busy... Image is being recorded to, or read from, memory card. The playback mode is starting up.

  • Page 107

    No image. No images recorded on memory card. Image too large. You attempted to play back an image larger than 4992 x 3328 pixels or with a large data size. Incompatible JPEG format. You attempted to play back an incompatible JPEG image. Corrupted Data.

  • Page 108

    (xx: number) Camera detected an error. Turn the power off and then back on, then shoot or play back. A problem exists if the error code reappears. Note the number and contact your Canon Customer Support Help Desk. If an error code displays directly after taking a picture, the shot may not have been recorded.

  • Page 109: Appendix

    Appendix Battery Handling Battery Charge The following icon and message will display. Battery charge is low. Recharge it as soon as possible it will be used for an extended period. Battery Handling Precautions Keep the battery terminals clean at all times. Dirty terminals may cause poor contact between the battery and camera.

  • Page 110: Charging The Battery

    It takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to fully charge the battery from a fully discharged state (based on Canon’s testing standards). • Charging it within a temperature range of 5 – 40 °C (41 – 104 °F) is recommended.

  • Page 111: Handling The Memory Card

    Handling the Memory Card SD Memory Card Write Protect Tab Write Protect Tab Slide the switch Writing/Erasing Possible Cautions When Handling Memory cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration.

  • Page 112

    • When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted memory card might be the cause. Reformatting the memory card may solve the problem. • When a non-Canon brand memory card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem. • Memory cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera.

  • Page 113: Using An Ac Adapter Kit (sold Separately)

    Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately) It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10 (sold separately) when you are using it for long periods of time or connecting it to a computer. Turn the camera power off before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter.

  • Page 114: Using An Externally Mounted Flash (sold Separately)

    Using an Externally Mounted Flash High-Power Flash HF-DC1 This flash is used to supplement the camera's built-in flash when the subject is too far away for proper illumination. Use the following procedures to affix the camera and High-Power Flash to the supporting bracket.

  • Page 115

    Before attaching the bracket to the flash, check that the lithium battery (CR123A or DL123) is installed. To illuminate the subjects properly, install the flash so that it is up against the side of the camera and parallel with the camera’s front panel.

  • Page 116: 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 rear of the European Warranty System (EWS) Booklet.

  • Page 117: Specifications

    Specifications All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. DIGITAL IXUS 60 Camera Effective Pixels Image Sensor Lens Digital Zoom Optical Viewfinder LCD Monitor AF System Shooting Distance (From the front of the lens)

  • Page 118: Continuous Shooting

    White Balance Built-in Flash Flash Range Shooting Modes (Still images) (Movies) Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, Color Continuous Shooting Self-timer Recording Media File Format Data Type (Still images) (Movies) Compression Number of Recording Pixels (Still Images) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H or Custom Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro...

  • Page 119

    Sound memos (up to 1 min.), Slide show, MyColors or Movie (edit/slow motion play back possible). Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible My Camera Settings Start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound.

  • Page 120

    Dimensions Weight (camera body only) *1 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 121

    2816 x 1584 pixels • Capable of smooth continuous shooting card has been formatted with a low level format). • This reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual results may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions. Movie Recording...

  • Page 122

    Fast Frame 320 x 240 pixels Rate Compact 160x 120 pixels Maximum movie clip length at indicate the maximum continuous recording time. Image Data Sizes (Estimated) Recording Pixels (2816 x 2112 pixels) (2272 x 1704 pixels) (1600 x 1200 pixels) (640 x 480 pixels) (1600 x 1200 pixels) (2816 x 1584 pixels)

  • Page 123: Sd Memory Card

    SD Memory Card Interface Dimensions Weight MultiMediaCard Interface Dimensions Weight Battery Pack NB-4L Type Nominal Voltage Typical Capacity Cycle Life Operating Temperatures Dimensions Weight Battery Charger CB-2LV/CB-2LVE Rated Input Rated Output Charging Time Operating Temperatures Dimensions Weight Compatible with SD memory card standards 32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.) Approx.

  • Page 124

    Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10) Rated Input Rated Output Operating Temperatures Dimensions Weight 100 – 240 V AC (50/ 60 Hz) 16 VA (100 V) – 26 VA (240 V) 4.3 V DC, 1.5 A 0 –...

  • Page 125: Index

    INDEX AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10... AE Lock ... AF Frame ... 18, AF Lock ... AF-assist Beam ... AiAF... Auto Play (Slide Show)... Auto Rotate Function... AV Cable ... Battery Battery Capacity ... Charging... 108, Basic 1 Handling ... Installing ... Basic 2 Clock Display...

  • Page 126

    Language ... Basic 4 LCD Monitor Information Displayed ... Night Display... Playback Information ... Quick-bright LCD ... Shooting Information... Using the LDC Monitor ... Macro ... 14, Basic 10 Magnifying ... Memory Card Estimated Capacities ... Formatting... 32, Handling... Inserting ... Basic 2 Menu FUNC.

  • Page 127

    Telephoto... Basic 9 Time Zone ... 23, Transition Effects Playback ... Slide Show ... Video Output System... White Balance ... Wide Angle ... Basic 9 Wrist Strap... Zoom ... Basic 9...

  • Page 128: Trademark Acknowledgments

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

  • Page 129: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The chart below is a reference for the settings available for various shooting conditions. The settings selected in each shooting mode are saved after you finish shooting. Function Large Medium 1 Medium 2 Recording Small Pixels Postcard...

  • Page 130

    Function Autofocus Modes AF-assist Beam Digital Zoom Evaluative Metering Center-Weighted Average Method Spot Exposure Compensation Exposure Shift Long Shutter White Balance My Colors ISO Speed Auto Rotate Grid Lines Setting available ( Setting can only be selected for the first image. ( (Shaded Area):Setting is retained even when the camera power is shut off.

  • Page 131

    CEL-SF5SA210 © 2006 CANON INC.

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