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ENGLISH
Camera User Guide
Please read the Read This First section (page 5).
Please also read the Software Starter Guide and the
Direct Print User Guide.
CDI-E147-010
0604CHXX
© 2004 CANON INC.
PRINTED IN JAPAN

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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Camera User Guide Please read the Read This First section (page 5). Please also read the Software Starter Guide and the Direct Print User Guide. CDI-E147-010 0604CHXX © 2004 CANON INC. PRINTED IN JAPAN...
  • Page 2 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 3: About The Lcd Monitor

    • Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice. • No part of this guide may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without the prior written permission of Canon.
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  • Page 5 About this Guide Symbols Used Icons under title bars show the operations mode. As in the example below, the mode dial should be set to : This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation. : This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents : Functions and operations tables. Read This First........5 Components Guide .
  • Page 7 Movie Mode ........72 Macro Mode ........74 Super Macro Mode .
  • Page 8 Erasing ......... .140 Erasing Images Individually .
  • Page 9: Read This First

    Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including CompactFlash™...
  • Page 10 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.
  • Page 11 Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Do not use substances containing alcohol, benzene, thinners or other flammable substances to clean or maintain the equipment.
  • Page 12 Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the batteries. There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion. Immediately flush with water any area of the body, including the eyes and mouth, or clothing, that comes into contact with the inner contents of a battery.
  • Page 13 Cautions Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries.
  • Page 14 Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data. Avoid Condensation Related Problems Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces.
  • Page 15: Components Guide

    • PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) PictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied with the camera for direct print compatible printer information.
  • Page 16: Back/Bottom View

    Back/Bottom View Viewfinder (p. 41) Diopter Adjustment lever (p. 41) LCD Monitor (p. 33) Upper Indicator The indicators light or blink when the shutter button is pressed or the following operations are underway. • Green: Ready to record • Blinking Green: Recording to CF card/Reading CF card/ Erasing from CF card/Transmitting data (during a computer connection)
  • Page 17: Controls

    Controls Zoom Lever (Flash) Button Shooting: (p. 64) Playback: (Light Metering)/JUMP Button (p. 92, 127) (Continuous)/ (Self-Timer/Wireless Controller) Button (p. 76, 78, 176) Back (Macro)/ (Index) Button (p. 74, 75, 126) Mode Dial (p. 14) SET/ (AF Frame Selector) Button (p.
  • Page 18: Mode Dial

    Mode Dial Use the mode dial to switch between the shooting modes. Creative Zone Auto Image Zone : Auto (p. 55) The camera automatically selects settings. Image Zone The camera automatically selects settings according to the image composition type. : Portrait (p. 67) : Landscape (p.
  • Page 19: Main Dial

    Main Dial The main dial is used for selecting certain menus and for displaying images. You can easily and swiftly select, confirm and switch menus. Turning the Main Dial In Shooting Mode Turn In Playback Mode Clicking the Main Dial In Shooting Mode Click Selects aperture value and shutter speed...
  • Page 20: Display Panel

    Display Panel The display panel shows the camera settings, the remaining image capacity, movie shooting time, battery charge and other information. In Shooting mode (p. 30), you can turn on the backlight of the display panel for six seconds by pressing the the backlight within six seconds, press the Icons Evaluative Metering/Spot Metering/...
  • Page 21 Icons ISO speed Battery Charge State Macro Mode Photo Effect Self-Timer/Wireless Controller Remaining Image Capacity/Message Code/Error Code/ Interval Shooting Remaining Shots White Balance Settings Bracket Flash Exposure Compensation Flash Output Adjustment Exposure Compensation Level/AEB Level/ Flash Exposure Compensation Level/ Flash Output Adjustment Level * Turns off in Super Macro mode.
  • Page 22: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Charging the Battery Pack Use the following procedures to charge the battery pack the first time and subsequently when the “Change the battery pack” message displays on the LCD monitor or the low battery icon ( and Lb ( ) message are lit on the Display Panel.
  • Page 23 The initial charging of a fully discharged battery pack takes approximately 90 minutes. It takes a further hour for the battery pack to reach a fully charged state (based on Canon’s testing standard). Charging times will vary according to the surrounding humidity and battery pack charge state.
  • Page 24 Charging the Battery Pack (continued) When using Battery Pack BP-511A or BP-514, you can distinguish between the discharged battery pack and fully charged battery pack by changing the direction of the battery cover (Fig. C and D). Recharge the battery fully before using it again. Fig.
  • Page 25: Installing The Battery Pack

    Installing the Battery Pack Install Battery Pack BP-511A (supplied) into the camera as follows. Use the Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (sold separately) to power the camera for extended periods (p. 189). Charge the battery pack before using it for the first time (p. 18). Check that the power is off (p.
  • Page 26: Battery Status Symbols

    Installing the Battery Pack (continued) When the indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green, the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or from the card. Do not perform the following, or image data may be lost or corrupted: •...
  • Page 27: Installing The Cf Card

    Installing the CF Card Install the CF card (supplied) into the camera as follows. Check that the power is off (p. 29) and slide the CF card slot cover in the direction of the arrow. Insert the CF card as shown in the illustration. Push the card in until the CF card eject button fully extends.
  • Page 28 Installing the CF Card (continued) See CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images) (p. 198). CF Card Handling Precautions CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. Do not bend, force, 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 may cause condensation to form in the card, leading to potential malfunctions.
  • Page 29: Attaching The Neck Strap

    Attaching the Neck Strap Attach the strap as illustrated on the left. Pull the strap tight in the buckle so that it does not slip. Perform the same steps on the other side of the camera (p. 11). Avoid waving the camera about or catching it on other items when suspending it from the strap.
  • Page 30: Setting The Date/Time

    Setting the Date/Time The set Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera power is turned on or whenever the lithium date battery charge is low. Start from Step 5 to set the date and time. Turn on the camera (p. 29). Press the MENU button.
  • Page 31 The Date/Time cannot be inserted in the actual image even if the Date/Time have been set. For printing images with the date on them, refer to the Direct Print User Guide or Software Starter Guide. Replacing the Date Battery (p. 191)
  • Page 32: Setting The Language

    Setting the Language Use this feature to select the language used in the menus and messages. Turn on the camera (p. 29). Press the MENU button. The [ (Rec.)] or [ appears. Press the arrow on the omni selector to select the [ menu.
  • Page 33: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Turning the Power On/Off The power/mode indicator remains lit while the power of the camera is on. The power/mode indicator indicates the state of the camera as follows. Orange: Shooting mode Green : Playback mode/Printer Yellow : Computer connection mode* * For printer connection mode information, see the Power/Mode Indicator Mode Lever...
  • Page 34 Turning the Power On/Off (continued) Powering the Camera in Shooting Mode Release button will appear in the display panel and a warning beep will sound if you turn on the camera with the lens cap on. If this occurs, remove the lens cap and turn the camera off and back Be careful not to touch the lens when shooting.
  • Page 35: Turning The Power Off

    Turning the Power Off Power Saving Function This camera is equipped with a power saving function. When this function is turned on and it activates, restore power by turning the mode lever toward Shooting Mode: Powers down approximately 3 minutes after the last control is accessed on the camera.
  • Page 36: Switching Between Shooting And Playback

    Switching between Shooting and Playback You can quickly switch between Shooting mode and Playback mode. This is convenient when you wish to shoot again after checking or erasing an image immediately after it is shot. Shooting Mode Open the LCD monitor and turn the mode lever to while pressing the release button (p.
  • Page 37: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor can be used in the following cases: when you want to check your composition as you shoot. when you want to playback the images you have shot. when you want to operate the camera menus. The monitor can be locked open at 90 degrees (A), or opened...
  • Page 38: Shooting Mode

    Using the LCD Monitor (continued) In Playback mode, images do not appear reversed. Also, icons and messages always show properly. Switching between Display Mode Each time you press the DISPLAY button the LCD monitor cycles to the next information mode. Shooting Mode Each time you press the DISPLAY button the information view switches as follows.
  • Page 39: Playback Mode

    Playback Mode Each time you press the DISPLAY button the information view mode cycles as follows. Single Image Playback (p. 124): Standard Information View Index Playback (p. 126): Standard Information View Detailed Information View No Information No Information...
  • Page 40: Confirming Information On The Lcd Monitor

    Confirming information on the LCD Monitor Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor displays information in Shooting or Playback mode, such as the camera settings, remaining image capacity and shooting date/time. Shooting Mode Settings which have been altered will be displayed on the LCD monitor for approximately six seconds, even if the information display has been turned off.
  • Page 41 The following displays in information view. AF Frame Spot Metering Frame Shutter Speed 4.0x 4.7x 6.0x 7.7x 9.6x 12x 16x Digital Zoom Setting* MF (Manual Focus) Indicator Still images: Shots Remaining Movies (sec.): •Remaining Movie Time •Elapsed Time Aperture Value Exposure Compensation White Balance (WB) Drive Mode...
  • Page 42 Confirming information on the LCD Monitor (continued) (Red) * Zoom powers reflect the combined optical and digital zoom effects. These figures appear when the digital zoom is activated. (“4.0x” is the telephoto-end setting of the optical zoom.) • The icons in the shaded boxes ( information view is turned off.
  • Page 43 In detailed display mode, the following information also appears. Shutter Speed 50 100 200 400 • In addition to the above, the shutter speed, aperture setting, movie length, histogram and overexposure warning appear. The following information may also appear with some image files. An audio file other than a wave file, or a file with an unrecognized format, is attached.
  • Page 44: About The Histogram

    Confirming information on the LCD Monitor (continued) About the Histogram The histogram is a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of the recorded image. The greater the bias toward the left in the graph, the darker the image. The greater the bias toward to the right, the brighter the image.
  • Page 45: Using The Optical Viewfinder To Shoot

    Using the Optical Viewfinder to Shoot Setting the LCD monitor to Off and using the optical viewfinder can help conserve power while shooting. You can adjust the viewfinder with the diopter adjustment lever to adapt to your vision so that the subject appears in crisp focus. Adjustments of –3 to +1 m The viewfinder has a field of vision of approximately 80% of the actual shooting image.
  • Page 46: Using The Zoom (Focal Length)

    Using the Zoom (Focal Length) The zoom can be adjusted from 35 to 140 mm (equivalent to 35mm film format). Telephoto/Wide Angle Telephoto Wide Turning the zoom lever toward Angle the subject (telephoto). Turning the zoom lever toward subject (wide angle). The zoom bar appears during the zoom operation.
  • Page 47: Pressing The Shutter Button

    Pressing the Shutter Button The shutter button features a two-stage action. Pressing halfway automatically sets the exposure and focus. Indicators AF Frame Pressing fully releases the shutter. Pressing Halfway The indicators light or blink as follows. Upper indicator • Green: Metering complete (two beeps sound) •...
  • Page 48 Pressing the Shutter Button (continued) If the icon appears, the AF frame displays in yellow, or the orange or yellow lamp starts to blink when you press the shutter button halfway, you can still shoot the image by pressing the shutter button all the way down.
  • Page 49: Selecting Menus And Settings

    Selecting Menus and Settings Selecting Settings by Pressing the FUNC. Button (Only in Shooting Mode) DISPLAY FUNC. Select a function item using ISO Speed [ ] (p. 98) In Steps 5 and 6, you can also use the main dial. FUNC.
  • Page 50 Selecting Menus and Settings (continued) Selecting Settings by Pressing the MENU Button (Shooting) Mode Rec. Menu (p. 48) (When Shooting mode is MENU MENU (Playback) Mode Play Menu (p. 50) MENU...
  • Page 51 Press the MENU button. Press the arrow on the omni selector to switch between menu tabs. Press the arrow on the omni selector to select a menu item, then press the arrow on the omni selector to select setting contents. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 52 Selecting Menus and Settings (continued) Displayed menu items will vary according to the shooting mode and setting contents (p. 206). You can apply a desired image and sound to [ My Camera menu. For details, see Registering the My Camera Settings (p.
  • Page 53 Menu Item Sets the duration before the self-timer releases the shutter once the remote Wireless Delay control shutter button is pressed. 0 sec./2 sec. Sets the option of [Spot AE Point] (one of the light metering modes), Center (the AE point is fixed to the center) or AF Point (the Spot AE Point AE point corresponds to the AF point).
  • Page 54 Selecting Menus and Settings (continued) Menu Item Sets whether or not the image is reversed when the LCD monitor is tilted 180 degrees Reverse Disp. toward the lens. On*/Off It is possible to select the resolution for JPEG thumbnails contained within RAW format image files.
  • Page 55 Menu Item Specifies images before downloading to a Transfer Order computer. (Set up) Menu Menu Item Set [On] to mute the start-up sound, operation sound, selftimer sound and shutter sound all at once. On/Off* • If you set [Mute] to [On], no sound will be heard even when any sound item in the Mute My Camera menu is set to [...
  • Page 56 Selecting Menus and Settings (continued) Menu Item Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a Auto Power specified period of time elapses without Down camera operation. Sets the length of time before the LCD monitor goes off when no camera Display Off operation is performed.
  • Page 57 (My Camera) Menu You can select the theme, start-up image and sound, operation sound, selftimer sound and shutter sound used on this camera. These are called My Camera settings. You can also customize the ] and [ ] options for each item with images from the CF card and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software.
  • Page 58: Resetting The Settings To Default

    Resetting the Settings to Default You can reset the menu and button operation settings to default. Turn on the camera. You can turn on the camera in either Shooting or Playback mode. Press the MENU button for longer than 5 seconds. The message “Reset settings to default?”...
  • Page 59: Shooting - Letting The Camera Select Settings

    Shooting – Letting the Camera Select Settings See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206) at the end of this manual to find out which settings can be changed in which shooting modes. Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else.
  • Page 60 Auto Mode (continued) If the LCD Monitor is on, the AF frame(s) will be displayed in green. The shutter speed and aperture value are automatically determined and show on the display panel. The shutter speed and aperture will also be displayed on the LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
  • Page 61: Reviewing An Image Right After Shooting

    Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting Mode Dial Reviewing the Image After a photo is taken, the image appears on the LCD monitor for two seconds (you can change this setting). In addition, the image will keep on displaying regardless of the review duration setting if one of the following operations is performed.
  • Page 62 Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting (continued) Select a Review setting and press the MENU button. [Off]: The image will not automatically display. [2 sec.] to [10 sec.]: The image will appear for the time selected even if the shutter button is released. You can continue to display the image as long as the shutter button is held down regardless of the Review setting.
  • Page 63 Select [OK] using the arrow on the omni selector and press the SET button. The image is recorded in the RAW format. When you press the shutter button halfway, the camera returns to the shooting screen. To cancel recording the image in the RAW format, perform one of the actions below.
  • Page 64: Changing The Resolution And Compression

    Changing the Resolution and Compression Mode Dial You can change the resolution and compression (still images) settings to suit the purpose of the image you are about to shoot. To record the CCD output without compression, select the RAW file format (p.
  • Page 65 Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor You can also change camera settings using the icons in the Display Panel (except for movies). Press the FUNC. button. Select * (Compression) or L* (Resolution) using the arrow on the omni selector. * The current setting is displayed.
  • Page 66: Changing The File Format

    For further details, please refer to the Software Starter Guide. The resolution (3072 x 2304) and compression settings cannot be adjusted for RAW images. When a RAW image is recorded, a JPEG thumbnail will be created at the same time. *As measured by Canon’s testing standard.
  • Page 67 Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor You can also change camera settings using the icons in the Display Panel. Press the FUNC. button. Select L* (LCD monitor) using the Panel) the omni selector. * The current setting is displayed. Select RAW (LCD monitor) main dial or the...
  • Page 68: Using The Built-In Flash

    Using the Built-In Flash Mode Dial Use the flash according to the guidelines below. Auto with red-eye reduction Auto Flash on with red- eye reduction Flash on Flash off * No icon appears on the display panel. • For information on the external flash, see page 180. Press the button to switch between flash modes.
  • Page 69 Setting the Red-eye Reduction Function Mode Dial The red-eye reduction lamp fires when the flash is used in dark areas. This reduces light reflecting back from the eyes and making them appear red. In the [ (Rec.)] menu, set [Red-eye] to [On]. appears on the LCD monitor if it is set to Information View display.
  • Page 70: Setting The Slow Synchro

    Using the Built-In Flash (continued) Setting the Slow Synchro Mode Dial You can shoot images using the flash with a slow shutter speed. This helps brighten up dark backgrounds when shooting night scenes or with indoor lighting conditions. In the [ (Rec.)] menu, set [Slow Synchro] to [On].
  • Page 71: Portrait Mode

    Portrait Mode Use this mode when you want the subject to appear sharp and the background to blur. Turn the mode dial Shooting procedures are the same as for the mode (p. 55). See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode. To best achieve the effect of the background gradually blurring, compose the image so that the upper half of the subject’s body fills most of the viewfinder or LCD monitor.
  • Page 72: Night Scene Mode

    Night Scene Mode Use this mode to capture human subjects against the backdrop of an evening sky or night scene. The subjects are illuminated with light from the flash while the backdrop is captured at a slow shutter speed so that both appear correctly exposed. Turn the mode dial Shooting procedures are the same as for the...
  • Page 73: Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)

    Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) Use this mode to shoot a series of overlapping frames for merging (stitching) into a large panoramic image using a computer. Horizontal 2 x 2 Please use the bundled PhotoStitch program to merge the images on a computer. Framing a Subject PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges them.
  • Page 74 Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) (continued) Compose each frame so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment 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 subjects.
  • Page 75 Shoot the first image. The exposure and white balance settings are set and locked with the first image. Compose and shoot the second image so that it overlaps the first. Minor discrepancies in the overlap can be corrected with the software.
  • Page 76: Movie Mode

    The maximum length of individual movie clips is 30 seconds at the setting (10 frames/second) and 3 minutes at the settings (15 frames/second) (The data reflects Canon’s testing standard.). The clip will end automatically after this time elapses or when the CF card becomes full.
  • Page 77 QuickTime 3.0 or higher is required to play back movie files (AVI/Motion JPEG) on a computer. (QuickTime (for Windows) is bundled on the supplied Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform, QuickTime 3.0 or later is generally bundled with Mac OS 8.5 or later operating system.)
  • Page 78: Macro Mode

    Macro Mode Mode Dial Use the macro mode to shoot close-ups of subjects in the range of 5 to 50 cm (2.0 in. to 1.6 ft.) at wide angle end and 15 to 50 cm (0.5 ft. to 1.6 ft.) at telephoto end. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Press the button.
  • Page 79: Super Macro Mode

    Super Macro Mode Mode Dial Compared with normal Macro mode, you can get closer to the subject and magnify it more, when shooting. The background can also be shot with different effects. You can shoot subjects in Super Macro mode when the distance from the end of the lens to the subject is in the following range: 5 to 20 cm (2.0 to 7.9 in.) (wide angle end –...
  • Page 80: Self-Timer

    Self-Timer Mode Dial Press the button. Press the button several times until appears on the display panel. If the LCD Monitor is on, press the until the icon or the monitor. You can cancel the self-timer by pressing button again. When the self-timer is set to seconds after the shutter button is pressed fully.
  • Page 81: Digital Zoom

    Digital Zoom Mode Dial With the combined optical and digital zoom functions, images can be zoomed as follows: 4.7x, 6x, 7.7x, 9.6x, 12x and 16x. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor In the [ (Rec.)] menu, select [Digital Zoom].
  • Page 82: Continuous Shooting

    Continuous Shooting Mode Dial Use this mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. Use this mode when you would like to shoot in Standard continuous mode but want to confirm your images Continuous immediately after you have shot them. The shutter Shooting interval is longer in this mode than in High Speed...
  • Page 83 ] is selected: Approx. 1.2 frames per second* When [ ] is selected: Approx. 2.0 frames per second* * Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off (These figures reflect Canon’s testing standard. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings.) The interval between frames lengthens when the internal memory becomes full.
  • Page 84: Shooting - Selecting Particular Effects

    Shooting – Selecting Particular Effects Camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture value can be freely changed for shooting. See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 206) at the end of this manual to find out which settings can be changed in which shooting modes.
  • Page 85 See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode. If a correct exposure cannot be obtained, the shutter speed and aperture value show in red on the LCD monitor. Use the following methods to obtain the correct exposure and make them show in white.
  • Page 86: Setting The Shutter Speed

    Setting the Shutter Speed When you set the shutter speed in the shutter speed-priority AE mode, the camera automatically selects an aperture value to match the brightness. Faster shutter speeds allow you to catch an instantaneous image of a moving subject while slower speeds create a flowing effect and allow you to shoot without a flash in dark areas.
  • Page 87 The nature of CCD image sensors is such that noise in the recorded image increases at slow 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.
  • Page 88 Setting the Shutter Speed (continued) Shutter Speed Display The shutter speeds from 2000 to 4 in the display panel are actually the denominator of a fraction of a second. For example, 160 indicates a speed of 1/160 second. For slower speeds, quote marks indicate the decimal place, so that 0"3 indicates 0.3 second and 2"...
  • Page 89: Setting The Aperture

    Setting the Aperture When you set the aperture in the aperture-priority AE mode, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match the brightness. Selecting a lower aperture value (opening the aperture) allows you to blur the background and create a beautiful portrait. A higher aperture value (closing it) brings the entire range from foreground to background into focus.
  • Page 90: Safety Shift

    Setting the Aperture (continued) Depending on the zoom position, certain aperture values may not be available. See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode. Please note that camera shake becomes a factor at slow shutter speeds. If the camera shake warning monitor, secure the camera to a tripod before shooting.
  • Page 91: Manually Setting The Shutter Speed And Aperture

    Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture You can manually set the shutter speed and aperture to achieve a particular effect. This is convenient for shooting fireworks and other images where it is difficult to set the correct exposure automatically. Turn the mode dial to M.
  • Page 92 Manually Setting the Shutter Speed and Aperture (continued) See page 206 for settings that can be changed in this mode. For the correlation between aperture value and shutter speed, see page 83, 84. If you wish to change the exposure, adjust the shutter speed or the aperture using the main dial.
  • Page 93: Selecting An Af Frame

    Selecting an AF Frame The AF frame indicates the area of the composition on which the camera focuses. You can set the AF frame in the following way. Selecting AiAF (auto selection) or a center-point AF frame (see below). Selecting a desired position for the AF frame (p. 90). Mode Dial You can set the AF mode selection to Auto Selection (AiAF) or to center-point.
  • Page 94: Setting An Af Frame Manually

    Selecting an AF Frame (continued) AiAF This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) technology which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with high precision. It delivers a crisp focus even when the photographic subject is slightly off-center. Setting an AF Frame Manually Mode Dial When the center-point AF frame is selected, the frame can be...
  • Page 95 Press the button. You can immediately shoot the image using the selected AF frame by pressing the shutter button instead of pressing the The AF frame will move back to its original position (Center) if you hold down the The AF frame can also be moved in the macro mode. The AF frame can be set in both the macro mode and the standard mode.
  • Page 96: Switching Between Light Metering Modes

    Switching between Light Metering Modes Mode Dial Evaluative Metering is the default light metering mode. This can be switched to another metering mode. Evaluative Light Metering Center-Weighted Averaging Spot AE Point Center AF Point* * When the AF frame is set to Auto Selection (p. 89), it will be fixed to the center.
  • Page 97: Metering Mode

    Press the button to select the metering mode. Each press of the the metering mode as follows. (Evaluative Metering) (Spot AE Point) The icon of the currently selected light metering mode appears on the display panel. It will also be displayed on the LCD Monitor if the monitor is on.
  • Page 98: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the Exposure Mode Dial 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. Press on the omni selector). The exposure compensation bar appears on the display panel.
  • Page 99: Adjusting The Tone (White Balance)

    Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) Mode Dial When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the camera reproduces colors more accurately. AWB ( Auto Daylight Cloudy Tungsten Fluorescent Fluorescent H Flash Custom1 Custom2 The icons in parentheses are the ones on the display panel. (Shown only when there is a difference between the display panel icon and LCD monitor.) Press WB ( on the omni selector).
  • Page 100: Setting A Custom White Balance

    Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) (continued) Select the desired setting using the main dial or the on the omni selector. Please see below regarding the custom setting. You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 101 Aim the camera at the white paper or cloth, or gray card and press the SET button. Aim the camera so that the white paper or cloth, or gray card, completely fills the frame on the LCD monitor or the entire viewfinder before pressing the SET button.
  • Page 102: Changing The Iso Speed

    Changing the ISO Speed Mode Dial By raising the ISO speed, you can shoot bright images even in poor lighting conditions. This function is convenient when you want to prevent camera shake, shoot without the flash or shoot with a faster shutter speed in dark conditions.
  • Page 103: Changing The Photo Effect

    Changing the Photo Effect Mode Dial You can shoot with different saturation and contrast effects. ) Photo Effect Off Vivid Neutral Low Sharpening Sepia Custom Effect The icons in parentheses are the ones on the display panel. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Photo Effect settings can be changed even if the LCD monitor is off.
  • Page 104 Changing the Photo Effect (continued) When is selected A screen allowing you to set the contrast, sharpness and color saturation appears when you press the SET button. In this screen, select the item you wish to set using the selector and set it using the on the omni selector, then press the SET button.
  • Page 105: Auto Exposure Bracketing (Aeb Mode)

    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) Mode Dial In this mode, the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range to take three shots after you press the shutter button once. You can adjust AEB settings in 1/3EV steps within the range of –2 stops to +2 stops of the standard exposure setting.
  • Page 106: Set Button

    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) (continued) Select (LCD monitor) (Display Panel) main dial or the the omni selector, then press the SET button. The compensation range cannot be adjusted when the LCD monitor is off, even if you press the SET button. AEB operations are carried out with the currently selected compensation range.
  • Page 107: Focus Bracketing (Focus-Bkt Mode)

    Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) Mode Dial You can shoot three images while the focus changes automatically when shooting with the manual focus (p. 115). Three ranges -small, medium or large- can be selected. Images are shot with the focus position changing in the following order: selected position, further away and closer.
  • Page 108 Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) (continued) Expand or contract the range using the main dial or the arrow on the omni selector. to expand the range and contract it. The camera returns to the Step 3 screen if you press the SET button. You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 109: Locking The Exposure Setting (Ae Lock)

    Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) Mode Dial You can set the exposure and focus separately. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background or when a subject is backlit. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Focus the AF frame or the spot metering frame on the subject on which you wish to lock the exposure setting and press the shutter button halfway.
  • Page 110 Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) (continued) The automatically selected combinations of shutter speeds and aperture values can be freely changed without altering the exposure with the following procedure. 1. Turn the mode dial to P, Tv or Av. 2. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor on. 3.
  • Page 111: Locking The Flash Exposure Setting (Fe Lock)

    Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) Mode Dial You can obtain the correct exposure with flash photography regardless of the location of your subject in the composition. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Press the (Flash) button and set the flash to fire (p.
  • Page 112 Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) (continued) The FE lock only functions with the built-in flash, an externally mounted EX series Speedlite, a Macro Ring Lite or a Macro Twin Lite. The FE lock function is not available when [Flash Adjust] is set to [Manual].
  • Page 113: Switching Between Flash Adjustment Settings

    Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings Mode Dial The built-in flash and the externally mounted flash* fire with automatic flash adjustments (except in the M mode), but it is possible to set them so that they fire without any adjustments. * Speedlite 220EX/420EX/550EX/580EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Select [Flash Adjust] from the [ See Selecting Menus and Settings (p.
  • Page 114 Switching between Flash Adjustment Settings (continued) Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Press the FUNC. button, then select arrow on the omni selector. Adjust the compensation using the main dial or the arrow on the omni selector. You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 115: Switching The Timing At Which The Flash Fires

    Switching the Timing at which the Flash Fires Mode Dial The flash fires right after the shutter opens, regardless of the 1st-curtain shutter speed. Usually, the 1st-curtain is used when shooting. The flash fires right before the shutter closes, regardless of the shutter speed.
  • Page 116: Shooting Images At Set Intervals (Intervalometer)

    Shooting Images at Set Intervals (Intervalometer) Mode Dial You can shoot images at a set interval. This function can be used for fixed-point observation of plants and blooming flowers. The shooting interval time can be set from 1 to 60 minutes and 2 to 100 images can be shot.
  • Page 117 Press the arrow on the omni selector, then select the number of shots using the on the omni selector. If you press the omni selector continuously, the number of shots increases in units of 5 shots at a time. The maximum number of shots* is determined according to the CF card’s remaining capacity.
  • Page 118: Shooting Problem Subjects For The Autofocus

    Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus The autofocus may not work well on the following types of subjects. • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings • Subjects mixing close and far objects • Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition •...
  • Page 119: Shooting With Af Lock

    Shooting with AF Lock Mode Dial Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Aim the AF frame at an object at a similar distance to the subject you wish to shoot. Press the shutter button halfway to lock the focus. Keep it pressed and press the MF button.
  • Page 120 Shooting Problem Subjects for the Autofocus (continued) Press the MF button. icon and the MF indicator will appear on the LCD monitor. Turn the main dial to focus. When the [ (Rec.)] menu’s [MF-Point Zoom] is set to [On], if a particular AF frame has been manually selected, the portion of the image in that frame will appear magnified.* * Except in the...
  • Page 121 You cannot change the AF frame setting while focusing manually. Cancel the manual focus mode, then change the AF frame setting. You can use manual focus in the macro focal distance (p. 74). In this case, the fine scale is adopted. You can change the MF indicator displayed distance units (p.
  • Page 122: Switching Between Focus Settings

    Switching between Focus Settings Mode Dial You can switch between focus settings to shoot. The camera is continually focusing on whatever it is aimed Continuous even when the shutter button is not pressed, allowing you to shoot without missing opportunities. This is the default setting. The camera only focuses when the shutter button is pressed Single halfway, conserving battery power.
  • Page 123: Saving Custom Settings

    Saving Custom Settings You can save frequently used shooting modes and various shooting settings to the C (custom) mode. This camera is equipped with two modes ([C ] and [C ]), allowing you to save two types of custom settings. When necessary, you can then shoot images with previously saved settings by simply turning the mode dial to C .
  • Page 124: Using The Nd Filter

    Using the ND Filter Mode Dial The brightness can be decreased by setting the ND filter on. This allows you to select a smaller aperture value and a slower shutter speed than usual. Press the DISPLAY button to turn the LCD monitor Select [ND Filter] in the [ See Selecting Menus and Settings (p.
  • Page 125: Setting The Auto Rotate Function

    Setting the Auto Rotate Function Mode Dial This 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 viewing orientation in the display. You can set this function on/off. Select [Auto Rotate] in the [ (Set up)] menu.
  • Page 126: Resetting The File Numbers

    Resetting the File Numbers File numbers are automatically assigned to your images. You can select the way file numbers are assigned. The file numbers are reset to the start (100-0001) each time a new CF card is inserted. New images recorded on CF cards with existing files are assigned the next available number.
  • Page 127 Folder File Capacity Each folder usually contains up to 100 images. However, since images shot in Continuous mode or Stitch Assist mode are always saved into the same folder, a folder may contain more than 100 images. The number of images may also exceed 100 if a folder contains images copied from a computer or images shot with other cameras.
  • Page 128: Playback

    Playback Displaying Images Individually You can view the recorded images on the LCD monitor. Move between images turning the main dial or using the arrow on the omni selector. to move to the previous image and to move to the next. Holding moves more rapidly between images, but the images will not appear as clearly.
  • Page 129: Magnifying Images

    Magnifying Images Images can be magnified up to approximately 10 times while in single image playback. Press the zoom lever toward Press the omni selector to move the magnified area around the image. You can also magnify images by pressing the zoom lever toward the SET button.
  • Page 130: Viewing Nine Images At A Time (Index Playback)

    Viewing Nine Images at a Time (Index Playback) Up to nine images can be viewed at once in index playback. While in single image playback, press the button. Nine images appear at once (index playback). The same display appears even if you press the zoom lever once toward Change the image selection by turning the main dial or using the...
  • Page 131: Jump Jumping Between Images

    JUMP Jumping Between Images The display can be advanced or set back 9 images in either single image playback or index playback. Press the JUMP button while in single image playback (p. 124) or index playback (p. 126). The jump bar appears. Change the image selection by turning the main dial or using the arrow on the omni...
  • Page 132: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies You can play back movies shot in Turn the mode lever to Movies cannot be viewed in index playback. Select a movie by turning the main dial or using the arrow on the omni selector. A movie displays with the instruction on it.
  • Page 133 When Playback Ends The last frame remains displayed when playback ends. SET: Displays the movie playback panel. Press again to play back the movie again from the first frame. You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when playing back a movie on a computer with insufficient system resources.
  • Page 134: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies You can delete unwanted portions from the first or second half of a movie clip. Select the movie you wish to edit and press the SET button. See Viewing Movies (p. 128). Select (Edit) using the arrow on the omni selector and press the SET button.
  • Page 135 Select (Save) using the arrow on the omni selector and press the SET button. When is selected, the edited movie is not saved and the camera reverts to the movie editing panel. Select [Overwrite] or [New File] using the omni selector and press the SET button.
  • Page 136: Rotating Images In The Display

    Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated 90° and 270° clockwise on the LCD monitor. Original Select [Rotate] from the [ (Play)] menu. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 46). Select an image you want to rotate by turning the main dial or by using the omni selector and press the SET button.
  • Page 137: Attaching Sound Memos To Images

    Attaching Sound Memos to Images In playback mode (including single image playback, index playback, magnified playback and the review immediately after shooting in Shooting mode) you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data is saved in WAVE format. Press the button while playing back images.
  • Page 138 Attaching Sound Memos to Images (continued) Erasing the Sound Memos Select in Step 2 on the previous page. You cannot attach sound memos to movies. You cannot record or playback sound memos for images that already have an incompatible sound file attached. If you attempt to record or play such images, the “Incompatible WAVE format”...
  • Page 139: Automated Playback (Slide Show)

    Automated Playback (Slide Show) Slide show image settings are based on DPOF standards (p. 149). Starting a Slide Show All images or a selection of images on a CF card can be displayed one-by-one in an automated slide show. All Images Plays all the images on the CF card in order Slide Show 1 –...
  • Page 140: Selecting Images For Slide Shows

    Automated Playback (Slide Show) (continued) When the slide show is over, press the MENU button. The slide show menu appears again. Press the MENU button again to close the menu. Movie images play for the length of time that they were recorded regardless of the time set in the slide show settings.
  • Page 141: Adjusting The Play Time And Repeat Settings

    Index Playback Press the button to switch to index playback (3 images). Select an image using the main dial or arrow on the omni selector and mark or remove marks from images using the arrow on the omni selector. The selection number and a check mark appears at the bottom of selected images.
  • Page 142 Automated Playback (Slide Show) (continued) Select [Set up] using the arrow on the omni selector and press the SET button. Select [Play Time] or [Repeat] using the omni selector. Select a setting using the selector. Play Time Select a play time. Press the MENU button.
  • Page 143: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure. In the [ (Play)] menu, select [Protect] and press the SET button. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 46). Select an image you want to protect and press the SET button. icon appears on protected images.
  • Page 144: Erasing

    Erasing Erasing Images Individually Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise caution before erasing a file. Select the image you wish to erase and press the button. Select [Erase] using the arrow on the omni selector and press the SET button. To cancel instead of erasing, select [Cancel] and press the SET button.
  • Page 145: Formatting A Cf Card

    If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem. When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem. CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly.
  • Page 146: Print Order

    CF card to a participating photo lab that supports DPOF to have them printed out later. *¹ This camera complies with the industry standard PictBridge, therefore, you can connect the camera to non-Canon PictBridge compliant printers and print images. *² Digital Print Order Format This manual explains the DPOF print settings.
  • Page 147 Printers that Can Be Used with this Camera Canon Direct Print Compatible CP Printers See the System Map Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printers For more information, visit your nearest Canon retailer. Print settings (DPOF Print Settings) (p. 144) Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) (p.
  • Page 148: Print Settings (Dpof Print Settings)

    This is extremely convenient when using a printer compatible with Canon’s Camera Direct Printing system to print a series of shots, or when using a photo developing service.
  • Page 149 Select images for printing. Single Images When the print type (p. 146) is set to [Standard] or [Both], select an image using the main dial or the on the omni selector. You can set the number of copies (up to 99) to be printed using the arrow on the omni selector.
  • Page 150: Setting The Print Style

    Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) (continued) Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date. A maximum of 998 images can be marked per CF card. When [Print Type] is set to [Both], the number of copies can be set.
  • Page 151: Resetting The Print Settings

    Press the select [Print Type], [Date] or [File No.]. Press the omni selector to select a setting. Print Type Select [Standard], [Index] or [Both]. Date Select [On] or [Off]. File No. Select [On] or [Off]. Press the MENU button. The set up menu will close and the Print Order menu will reappear. When [Print Type] is set to [Index], the [Date] and [File No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time.
  • Page 152 Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) (continued) Press the omni selector to select [Reset] and press the SET button. Press the omni selector to select [OK] and press the SET button. arrow on the arrow on the...
  • Page 153: Image Transmission Settings (Dpof Transfer Order)

    Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) You can use the camera to specify settings for images before downloading to a computer. Refer to the Software Starter Guide for instructions on how to transfer images to your computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
  • Page 154 Selecting Images for Transferring (continued) Select images for transferring. Single Images Select an image using the main dial or arrow on the omni selector and mark or remove marks from images using the arrow on the omni selector. A check mark appears on the marked image.
  • Page 155: Downloading Images To A Computer

    Downloading Images to a Computer The following methods can be used to download images recorded by the camera to a computer. Some methods are not applicable to all operating systems. Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection Windows Windows Windows 98 SE 2000 With this method, you download images using computer...
  • Page 156: Downloading Via A Camera To Computer Connection

    ZoomBrowser EX: Free Hard Disk (Including the PhotoRecord printing program) Space PhotoStitch: Canon Camera TWAIN Driver: 25 MB or more Canon Camera WIA Driver: Display 1,024 x 768 pixels/High Color (16 bit) or better Macintosh Mac OS X (v10.1.5 – v10.3)
  • Page 157 You must install the software and driver bundled on the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto your computer before connecting the camera to a computer. The camera will not operate correctly if you connect it to your computer before installing the driver and software. If this happens, please refer to the Troubleshooting section of the Software Starter Guide.
  • Page 158 Downloading via a Camera to Computer Connection (continued) Connect the supplied interface cable to the computer’s USB port and the camera’s DIGITAL terminal. When the connection to the computer is complete, the power/ mode indicator will light yellow. Interface cable Windows Proceed to step 3 (p.
  • Page 159 [OK] (first time only). If the events dialog fails to appear, click the [Start] menu, followed by [Programs] or [All Programs], [Canon Utilities], [CameraWindow] and [CameraWindow]. The windows shown below will display. Using the software and computer to download images: See the Software Starter Guide.
  • Page 160: Downloading Images By Direct Transfer

    Downloading Images by Direct Transfer Use this method to download images using camera operations. Install the supplied software and adjust the computer settings before using this method for the first time (p. 152). All Images Transfers and saves all images to the computer. Transfers and saves to the computer only the New Images images that have not been previously transferred.
  • Page 161 Select [OK] using the arrow on the omni selector and press the SET button. The message “Transferring” appears on the LCD monitor. To cancel the transfer, press the SET button. The images will download and the Direct Transfer menu will reappear.
  • Page 162: Connecting The Camera To The Computer To Download Images Without Installing The Software

    Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a computer in which the software is not installed.
  • Page 163: Downloading Directly From A Cf Card

    Downloading Directly from a CF Card Double-click the icon of the drive with the CF card. Depending on the operating system, a window opens automatically. Copy images from the card into a folder of your choice on the hard disk. The images are stored in the [xxxCANON] folders located under the [DCIM] folder (where xxx is a three-digit number from 100 to 998) (p.
  • Page 164: Viewing Images On A Tv Set

    Viewing Images on a TV Set A video-compatible television connected via the supplied AV Cable AVC-DC300 can be used to view images as you shoot or replay them. Turn off the camera and the TV (p. 31). Yellow To the Video Plug In Jack Black...
  • Page 165: Customizing The Camera (My Camera Settings)

    Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) My Camera settings allows you to customize the start-up image and start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer sounds. Each menu item has three choices. e.g. Start-up image The [ ] option features science fiction related images and sounds. The [ ] option features animals.
  • Page 166 Changing My Camera Settings (continued) Press the MENU button. The menu closes and settings are activated. In Shooting mode, the menu can be closed by pressing the shutter button halfway. (In Playback mode, the menu closes when the shutter button is pressed halfway and the camera switches to shooting mode.) If you select [Theme] in Step 3, you can select a consistent theme for each of the My Camera Settings.
  • Page 167: Registering The My Camera Settings

    Registering the My Camera Settings This function registers new contents to the Images recorded onto the CF card and newly recorded sounds can be added to the camera. You can also use the supplied software to upload your computer’s images and sounds to the camera. The following menu items can be saved to the camera.
  • Page 168 Registering the My Camera Settings (continued) Press the DISPLAY button. An image appears. [Start-up Image] [Start-up Sound], [Shutter Sound], [Operation Sound], [Selftimer Sound] Step 5b, 6b Select the image you wish to register using the arrow or on the omni selector.
  • Page 169 The following cannot be registered as My Camera settings. • RAW images • Movies • Sound recorded using the Sound Memo function (p. 133) When you register new My Camera settings, the previously registered settings are erased. File Format of My Camera Settings My Camera settings should conform to the below file formats.
  • Page 170 Registering the My Camera Settings (continued) An example of this function is to record “Say cheese” as a self-timer sound so the camera will replay this sound 2 seconds before the photo is taken. You could also record cheerful music to bring out the natural smiles of your subjects, or so they can strike a pose fitting the music.
  • Page 171: List Of Error/Message Codes

    List of Error/Message Codes The following error and message codes may appear on the display panel. Error Codes : The camera has experienced a problem. Turn off the (XX: number) power, wait a second, and then try shooting or playing back.
  • Page 172: List Of Messages

    List of Messages The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor. For messages which may appear when a printer is connected, refer to the Direct Print User Guide. Busy... : Image is being recorded to, or read from, CF card. Resetting settings to default.
  • Page 173 Cannot rotate: You attempted to rotate a movie or an image that was photographed with another camera, recorded in a different format, or edited on a computer. Unidentified Image: You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a special format (proprietary format used by the camera of another manufacturer, etc.) or a movie clip recorded by another camera.
  • Page 174: Troubleshooting

    CF card to make space. Format CF card. See Formatting a CF Card (p. 141). If reformatting doesn’t work, the CF card logic circuits may be damaged. Contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Solution...
  • Page 175 Problem Cannot play back You attempted to play back images shot with another camera or images edited at a computer. File name was changed with a computer or file location was changed. Lens will not CF card slot cover or retract battery cover opened with camera on...
  • Page 176 Problem Image is blurred Camera moved or out of focus Autofocus function hampered by obstruction to AF-assist Beam AF-assist Beam is set to off Subject out of focal range Subject is hard to focus Subject in Insufficient light for recorded image is shooting too dark Cause...
  • Page 177 Problem Subject in Subject dark in recorded image is comparison to the too dark background Subject too far for flash to reach The ND filter is On. Subject in Subject too close recorded image is causing flash to be too too bright bright Subject bright in...
  • Page 178 Problem Subject in Flash set to On recorded image is too bright A vertical bar of Subject too bright light (red, purple) appears on the LCD monitor White dots or Light from the flash has white asterisks reflected off dust appear on the particles or insects in image...
  • Page 179: Appendix

    Appendix Using the Wireless Controller Installing the Battery Install the battery (CR2025) into the Wireless Controller WL-DC100 before use. Be particularly careful to keep the batteries out of the reach of children. Seek medical assistance immediately if a child swallows a battery since corrosive battery fluids could damage the stomach or intestinal wall.
  • Page 180 Using the Wireless Controller (continued) Shooting/Playback The wireless controller can be used to shoot or play back. The wireless controller can be operated from an approximate distance of up to 5 m (16.4 ft.) from the front remote sensor (2) and approximately 1 m (3.3 ft.) from the side remote sensor (1).
  • Page 181 Playback appears on the display panel. Displays the previous image Plays back the movie images Displays images in sets of nine (index playback). The display cycles between magnifications of approximately 2.5, 5 and 10. The operable range of the wireless controller will shorten under the following circumstances.
  • Page 182: Attaching The Lens Hood Lh-Dc30 (Sold Separately)

    Attaching the Lens Hood LH-DC30 (Sold Separately) When shooting backlit scenes without a flash with the lens set to a wide angle, you should attach the lens hood to prevent light outside the scene from coming into the lens. When using the lens hood, you cannot attach any other optical accessories (sold separately) to the camera.
  • Page 183 If you use the built-in flash when the lens hood is attached, a portion of the flash will be blocked by the lens hood and appears dark. If you use the viewfinder when the lens hood is attached, a portion of the view will be blocked by the lens hood. When you are not using the lens hood, it can be stowed as shown in the illustration below.
  • Page 184: Using An Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately)

    Please check the manual for your flash. * Certain functions noted in the manuals for the Canon Speedlite 220EX, 420EX, 550EX, 580EX, the Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX cannot be performed when mounted on this camera. Please read this guide before using one of these flashes on the camera.
  • Page 185 To shoot with the flash, you are recommended to set the white balance to the Other Canon Flashes Since other flashes fire at full strength, set the shutter speed and aperture accordingly. Set the shutter speed to 1/125 second or slower, and set the aperture to a value appropriate to the flash’s...
  • Page 186 Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) (continued) The externally mounted flash will not fire in continuous shooting. The Bracket mode cannot be used for flash photography. If the flash fires, only one image gets recorded. Flashes (especially high-voltage flashes) or flash accessories made by other manufacturers may override certain camera functions or cause a camera malfunction.
  • Page 187 Release buttons Release buttons Attach the conversion lens adapter to the camera by aligning the part of the adapter marked (A) with the ring release button, then rotating it until the If you wish to mount the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX on the camera, it is recommended that you first attach the Macro Lite Adapter 58C (sold separately).
  • Page 188 Using an Externally Mounted Flash (Sold Separately) (continued) Flash Heads Press the button to set the camera to Macro mode and set [ND Filter] to [On]. Macro mode (p. 74) ND filter (p. 120) To remove the conversion lens adapter, hold down the ring release button and turn the adapter in the opposite direction shown in Step 2.
  • Page 189: Using Conversion Lenses/Close-Up Lenses (Sold Separately)

    Using Conversion Lenses/ Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately) The separately sold Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58D is required to use conversion and close-up lenses with the camera, such as the separately sold Wide Converter WC-DC58N, Tele-converter TC- DC58N and Close-up Lens 250D (58 mm). (The Wide Converter WC-DC58 and the Tele-converter TC-DC58 for the PowerShot G1/ G2 are not recommended since shooting problems may occur.) Ensure that the wide converter, tele-converter or close-up lens is...
  • Page 190 Using Conversion Lenses/ Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately) An externally mounted flash may not automatically adjust its output when a conversion lens is mounted on the camera. Do not attach filters or lens hoods to the wide converter or tele- converter. When using the built-in flash to shoot, a portion of the image may be blocked by the wide converter or tele-converter and appear dark.
  • Page 191: Mounting The Lenses

    You are recommended to use Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX or Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX for flash photography with the close- up lens mounted on the camera. (If you plan to attach Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, first attach Macro Lite Adapter 58C (sold separately) to Close-up Lens 250D.) When using the built-in flash to shoot, a portion of the image in the viewfinder may appear to be blocked by the wide converter...
  • Page 192 Using Conversion Lenses/ Close-up Lenses (Sold Separately) Wide-Converter WC- DC58N mounted Since the image seen in the viewfinder does not change when a conversion lens is installed, use the LCD monitor to compose images. Please note that the images will not merge properly with the PhotoStitch program on a computer when they are shot in mode with a conversion or close-up lens.
  • Page 193: Using A Compact Power Adapter (Sold Separately)

    Using a Compact Power Adapter (Sold Separately) You should use the separately sold Compact Power Adapter CA- 560 when using the camera for long periods of continuous use or for connecting to a computer or printer. Compact Power Adapter CA-560 DC IN terminal Attach the power cord to the compact power adapter and plug it into a power outlet.
  • Page 194: Using A Battery Charger (Sold Separately) And Car Battery Cable (Sold Separately)

    Using a Battery Charger (Sold Separately) and Car Battery Cable (Sold Separately) Battery Charger CG-570 Car Battery Cable CB-570 Combined use of Battery Charger CG-570 (sold separately) and Car Battery Cable CB-570 (sold separately) lets you charge battery packs (up to 2 at the same time) from a car’s cigarette lighter socket. It is also possible to charge up to 2 battery packs at the same time from a power outlet if you connect Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (sold separately) or Compact Power Adapter CA-570 (sold...
  • Page 195: Replacing The Date Battery

    Replacing the Date Battery If the Set Date/Time menu appears when you turn on the camera power, the date battery charge is low and the date and time settings have been lost. Please replace the battery with a generic CR2016 lithium coin battery with the following procedures.
  • Page 196: Camera Care And Maintenance

    Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer Support leaflet.
  • Page 197: Specifications

    Specifications All data is based on Canon’s testing standard. Subject to change without notice. Camera Effective Pixels: Approx. 7.1 million Image Sensor: 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 million) Lens: 7.2 (W) – 28.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 (W) – 140 (T) mm) f/2.0 (W) –...
  • Page 198 Terminals for External Sync-terminals on accessory shoe Flash: Use of the following external flashes is recommended: Canon Speedlite 220EX, 420EX, 550EX, 580EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX and Macro Twin Lite MT- 24EX. Flash Exposure ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments, FE Lock, Slow...
  • Page 199 Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) or Slide show. Direct Print: Canon Direct Print/Bubble Jet Direct/PictBridge compatible Display Languages: 14 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish,...
  • Page 200: Battery Performance

    Weight: Approx. 380 g (13.4 oz.) (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 201 Test Conditions Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C ± 2 °C/73 °F ± 3.6 °F), normal relative humidity (50% ± 20%), alternating wide angle end and telephoto end shots at 30 second intervals with the flash fired once every two shots and the camera power turned off after every tenth shot.
  • Page 202 • The display panel can only display 3 digits. (Any value exceeding “999” will appear as “999”.) • These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon. Actual totals may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode. • The following are the maximum recording times for movie clips:...
  • Page 203 Image File Sizes (Estimated) Resolution (3072 x 2304 pixels) (2592 x 1944 pixels) (2048 x 1536 pixels) (1600 x 1200 pixels) (640 x 480 pixels) (3072 x 2304 pixels) (640 x 480 pixels) Movie (320 x 240 pixels) (160 x 120 pixels) Battery Charger CG-580* Input voltage: Rated output:...
  • Page 204 Battery Pack BP-511A Type: Nominal voltage: Nominal capacity: Charge cycles: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight: Wireless Controller WL-DC100 Power supply: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight: CompactFlash™ Card Card slot type: Dimensions: Weight: Compact Power Adapter CA-560 (Sold Separately) Input voltage: Rated output: Operating temperatures: Dimensions: Weight:...
  • Page 205 Infinity 3 elements in 3 groups 20 cm – infinity (7.9 in. – infinity) (when attached to a PowerShot G6 at wide angle end) 58 mm Standard filter threads (Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58D is required to install the lens on a PowerShot G6) Diameter: 94.5 mm (3.7 in.)/Length: 54.9 mm (2.2 in.)
  • Page 206: Index

    Index AEB Mode ....101 AE Lock ....105 AF-assist Beam .
  • Page 207 Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) ..103 Focus Lock ....114 Formatting ..52, 54, 141 Histogram .
  • Page 208 Protect ....50, 139 RAW File Format ..58, 60, 62 Red-eye Reduction ..48, 65 Remote Sensor .
  • Page 209: Fcc Notice

    • 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 subpart B of Part 15 on FCC rules.
  • Page 210: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode This chart shows the functions available in each shooting mode. You can shoot with the settings saved in the C Large Medium 1 Resolution Medium 2 (Stills) Medium 3 Small 640 x 480 Resolution 320 x 240 (Movies) 160 x 120...
  • Page 211 Safety Shift Digital Zoom Exposure Compensation Evaluative Metering Center- Weighted Light Metering Averaging System Spot Metering Center AF Point AE Lock/FE Lock Bracket Focus-BKT White Balance Photo Effect Contrast/Sharp- ness/Saturation Continuous Focus settings Single ISO Speed Reverse Display Auto Rotate ND Filter JPEG Recording in RAW * Default setting...

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