Please read the Read This First section (p. 7). Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for information on installing the software and downloading images. Please also read the printer user guide included with your Canon printer. CDI-E084-010 XX02XXX © 2003 CANON INC. PRINTED IN JAPAN...
This digital camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon-brand digital camera accessories (“Canon Brand Accessories”). You may use non-Canon brand accessories with this digital camera. However, Canon makes no warranties concerning, and is not responsible for damages resulting from, use of non-Canon brand...
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.
About This Guide Conventions Used in the Text Icons on the right end of title bars show the applicable operating modes. As in the example below, the procedure can be performed in (Manual), Using the Self-timer : This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation. : This mark denotes additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
Thumb Index Quick Start Preparing the Camera Basic Functions Shooting Replaying Erasing Printing/Image Transfer Settings Connecting the Camera to a Computer/TV Lists of Menu Options and Messages Appendices Troubleshooting Specifications...
Table of Contents Items marked with procedures. Read This First ... 7 Please Read ...7 Safety Precautions...8 Preventing Malfunctions ...13 Quick Start ...14 Components Guide ...16 Preparing the Camera ...21 Charging the Battery Pack ...21 Installing the Battery Pack ...23 Installing the SD Card ...25 Setting the Date and Time...28 Setting the Language...30...
Shooting a Movie ... 71 Shooting in Stitch Assist ... 73 Locking the Focus (AF Lock) ... 76 Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) ... 78 Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock)... 79 Switching between Autofocus Modes ... 80 Switching between Light Metering Modes...
Downloading Images to a Computer ... 142 Connecting the Camera to a Computer via the USB cable...142 Downloading Directly from an SD Card ...145 Shooting/Replaying with a TV ... 146 Lists of Menu Options and Messages ... 148 FUNC. Menu ...148 Rec.
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• Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of the equipment that is not expressly described in this guide. Disassembly or alteration may result in high-voltage electrical shock. Internal inspections, alterations and repairs should be conducted by qualified service personnel authorized by your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes.
• Do not cut, damage, alter or place heavy items on the power adapter cable. Any of these actions may cause an electrical short circuit, which may lead to fire or electrical shock. • Do not handle the power cable if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to electrical shock.
• Use the specified battery charger to charge Battery Pack NB-3L. Use of other chargers may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire or electrical shock. • Disconnect the battery charger and compact power adapter from both the camera and the power outlet after recharging and when they are not in use to avoid fire and other hazards.
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.
Preventing Malfunctions Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data. Avoid Condensation Related Problems Moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces.
Quick Start Quick Start Charge Indicator Battery Lock Terminals Power Lamp Charge the Battery Pack (p. 21) Charge the battery pack using the supplied battery charger. The charging is complete when the charge indicator turns from orange to green. Install the Battery Pack (p. 23) Slide the SD card slot/battery cover open and press the battery lock while you insert the battery pack.
To Immediately Delete the Displayed Image 1. Press the button while the image is displayed. 2. Confirm that [Erase] is selected and press the SET button. • Set the date and time if the Date/Time menu appears (p. 28). • You can change the language in which menus are displayed (p.
Components Guide Front View The following cables are used to connect the camera to a computer or printer. • Computer (p. 143) USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU (supplied with camera) • Direct Print Compatible Printer (CP series, sold separately) (p. 121) Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with direct print compatible printers) •...
Back View Viewfinder (p. 40) Speaker Wrist Strap Mount Attaching the Wrist Strap SD Card Slot/ Battery Cover (pp. 23, 25) DC Coupler Terminal Cover (p. 166) LCD Monitor (p. 34) Tripod Socket * Be careful not to wave the camera about or catch it on other items when dangling it from the wrist strap.
Operation Panel Indicators (p. 19) DISP. (Display) Button (p. 34) MENU Button (p. 46) SET Button ON/OFF Button (p. 32) Power Lamp Lights when the power is on or transmission preparations are complete when connected to a computer Shutter Button (p. 42) (Light Metering)/ (Flash)/ Button (p.
Indicators The indicators beside the viewfinder light or blink when the ON/OFF button or shutter button is pressed. Upper Indicator Green: Ready to shoot Blinking Green: Recording to SD card/Reading SD card/Erasing from SD card/Transmitting data (during a computer connection) Orange: Ready to shoot (flash on) Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning)
Mode Switch Use the mode switch to select the camera’s operating mode. Shooting Mode (Auto) Most settings are automatically selected by the camera (p. 58). (Manual) The exposure compensation, white balance, photo effect and other settings can be manually selected (p. 70). (Movie) Shoots movie clips (p.
It can be recharged at any point. • It takes approximately 95 minutes to fully charge the battery pack from a fully discharged state (based on Canon’s testing standard). Charging it within a temperature range of 5° to 40 °C (41° to 104 °F) is recommended.
Handling Precautions Keep the battery pack terminals ( ) clean at all times. Dirty terminals may cause poor contact between the battery pack and camera. Polish the terminals with a tissue or a dry cloth before charging or using the battery pack. Do not rapidly overturn or wave the battery charger around when it contains the battery pack.
Installing the Battery Pack Install Battery Pack NB-3L (supplied). Please recharge the battery pack (p. 21) before you use it for the first time. Battery Lock Slide the SD card slot/battery cover in the direction of the arrows. Press the battery lock while inserting the battery pack all the way in until the lock clicks.
• Do not turn off the power or open the SD card slot/battery cover while the upper indicator beside the viewfinder blinks green. The camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting an image to or from the SD card. • Remove the battery pack when the camera is not in use. Please note, however, that the date, time and other camera settings may reset to the default settings if the battery pack has been removed for more than three weeks.
Installing the SD Card Write Protect Tab The SD card has a write protect tab. Sliding the tab downward prevents recording of data and protects existing data (e.g. images). When recording to, erasing from or formatting the SD card, slide the tab upward. Writing/Erasing possible Turn the camera power off and insert the SD card with the following procedures.
To remove the SD card Push in the SD card until you hear it click, then release it. • Since the camera is writing, reading, erasing or transmitting data to or from the SD card when the upper indicator beside the viewfinder blinks green, never perform the following actions during this time.
Precaution for Multi Media Cards This camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon-brand SD cards. You may use multi media cards with this camera. However, Canon makes no warranties concerning the use of multi media cards.
Setting the Date and Time The Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera power is turned on or whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium battery charge is low. Start from Step 5 to set the date and time. Power Lamp Press the ON/OFF button until the power lamp lights green.
• Please note that the date and time settings may reset to the default settings if the camera battery has been removed for more than three weeks. Reset them when this occurs. • Setting the date and time settings does not cause the date/time stamp to appear on images.
Setting the Language Use this function to select the language the LCD monitor displays. Power Lamp Press the ON/OFF button until the power lamp lights green. Press the MENU button. (Rec.) or displayed. Use the button to select the (Set up) menu. Use the button to select press the SET button.
The Language menu can also be displayed in replay mode by holding down the SET button and pressing the MENU button. This function cannot be used while a movie clip is replayed, or a direct print compatible printer (CP series, sold separately) or a direct print compatible Bubble Jet printer (sold separately) is connected to the camera.
Basic Functions Turning the Power On/Off Power Lamp To turn the power off Press the ON/OFF button again. • If the “Card locked!” message appears right after the power is turned on, the SD card cannot record (p. 25). • The Date/Time menu will appear the first time the camera power is turned on or whenever the built-in rechargeable lithium battery charge is low.
Turning Off the Start-Up Sound and Start-Up Image Hold the SET button down while turning on the power. Auto Power Down Function This camera is equipped with an Auto Power Down function. The power will automatically shut down under the following circumstances when this function is set to [On].
Using the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor can be used to compose images while shooting, adjust settings menus and replay images. The image in the LCD monitor will darken in strong sunlight or bright light. This does not constitute a malfunction. Shooting Mode ( , Press the DISP.
• The LCD monitor setting (On or Off) is saved by the camera when the power is turned off so that the same setting is automatically available when the power is turned on again. However, the setting may be lost when the power has been turned off after the “Change the battery pack”...
Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting Mode When a shooting setting is changed, information about the settings displays on the LCD monitor for approximately 6 seconds even if the LCD monitor is set to Off or to the No Display mode. (It may not display under some circumstances, depending on the selected settings.) You may set the flash, continuous mode, self-timer, macro, infinity and metering mode settings while this information is displayed.
Exposure Compensation (p. 82) Long Shutter Mode (p. 83) White Balance (p. 85) ISO Speed (p. 89) Photo Effect (p. 88) Compression (p. 61) Resolution (p. 61) Camera Shake Warning (p. 36) Spot AE Point Frame ( Mode) AF Frame (p. 80) * Appears regardless of the selected display mode.
Replay Mode (Standard Display) Image Number Protection Status (p. 112) WAVE Format Sound (p. 104) Replay Mode (Detailed Display) White Balance (p. 85) Photo Effect (p. 88) ISO Speed (p. 89) Resolution (Movies) (p. 61) File Number Shooting Date Resolution (Still Images) (p. 61) Movie (p.
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. JPEG file with format not conforming to Design rule for Camera File System Standards RAW format file File with unrecognized format...
Using the Viewfinder The viewfinder can be used to conserve power by setting the LCD monitor to Off (p. 34) while shooting. Viewfinder About the Autofocus Function This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelligence autofocus) technology which uses a broad metering field to calculate the focal distance with high precision.
Using the Zoom The zoom can be adjusted from 35 mm to 70 mm in 35 mm film equivalent terms. Telephoto/Wide Angle Digital Zoom When the LCD monitor is on, you can shoot with a combined optical and digital zoom factor of up to approximately 6.4 (p. 67). The digital zoom is unavailable in some modes (p.
Pressing the Shutter Button The shutter button features a two-stage action. Pressing Halfway Pressing halfway automatically sets the exposure, focus and white balance. Indicator Press the shutter button halfway. Indicator Status Upper Indicator • Green: Metering complete (two beeps sound) •...
Pressing Fully Pressing the shutter button down fully activates the shutter and causes the shutter sound to sound. Shots cannot be taken while the flash is charging. AF-assist Beam • The AF-assist Beam will sometimes emit when the shutter button is pressed halfway to assist focusing in certain conditions, i.e., dark conditions.
Selecting Menus and Settings Menus are used to adjust shooting and replay settings, as well as other camera settings like the Date/Time and sounds. Menus are displayed by pressing the FUNC. or MENU button according to the circumstances. Use the LCD monitor to perform the following procedures. See Menu Settings and Factory Defaults (p.
Press the FUNC. button. The menu will close.
Selecting Menu Settings with the MENU Button Press the MENU button. In Shooting mode, the appears. In Replaying mode, the appears. Use the buttons to select the Rec./Play, Set up, or My Camera menu. • Select the menu with the icon in the upper left of the LCD monitor selected.
See Print Menu Settings (p. 118) for the procedures for the (Print Order) item in the Play menu.
Selecting Menus and Settings (Cont’d) Selecting Menu Settings with the FUNC. Button Shooting Mode Selecting Menu Settings with the MENU Button Shooting Mode Replay Mode Selects the mode FUNC. Menu (The menu will appear slightly different Rec. Menu when the mode switch is set to Play Menu •...
: Shooting Mode : Replay Mode My Camera Menu When the My camera menu is displayed, pressing the button returns to the Rec./Play menu. When the Rec./Play menu is displayed, pressing the button displays the My Camera menu. Turns the FUNC. menu on/off. Turns the menu (other than the FUNC.
Menu Settings and Factory Defaults This chart shows the options and default settings for each menu. Items Set with the FUNC. Button Menu Item Exposure Compensation Long Shutter White Balance ISO Speed Photo Effect Compression (Still images) Resolution (Still images) Resolution (Movie) Items Set with the MENU Button...
Menu Item Protect Rotate Sound Memo Play Erase all Menu Slide Show Print Order Transfer Order Beep LCD Brightness Auto Power Down On*/Off Date/Time Format Shutter Volume Playback Vol. Start-up Vol. Set up Operation Vol. Menu Selftimer Vol. File No. Reset Auto Rotate Language Video System...
Menu Item Theme Start-up Image Start-up Sound Camera Operation Sound Menu Selftimer Volume Shutter Sound * Default setting. Default video system setting varies between regions. • Some menu items are not available in certain shooting modes. • You can apply a desired image and sound to Camera menu.
Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer sounds. Each menu item has three choices. Example: Start-up Image option features science fiction related images and sounds. The option features animals.
• If you select theme for each of the My Camera settings. • If the Beep option in the sounds even if each sound item is individually set to My Camera menu (p. 160). Press the MENU button. • The menu will close. •...
Registering My Camera Settings Images recorded onto the SD card and newly recorded sounds can be added as My Camera settings to the use the supplied software to upload your computer’s images and sounds to the camera. Registering SD Card Images and Sounds menu items.
• Sounds recorded with the movie and sound memo functions cannot be added as My Camera settings. • The prior setting is erased when a new My Camera setting is added. Select an image or record a sound. Start-up Image Use the button to select the image you wish to register and press the SET...
File Format of My Camera Settings My Camera settings should conform to the below file formats. However, SD card images shot with this camera can be registered as My Camera settings regardless of the below formats. Start-up Image • Recording Format: JPEG (Baseline JPEG) •...
Shooting Shooting in Auto Mode In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else. Turn the mode switch to Aim the camera at the subject. Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition (relative subject size in the viewfinder) (p.
• See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 188). • With the Review function, you can change the length of time images show on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set it so they do not show at all (p. 60). Conventions Used in the Text Icons on the right end of title bars show the applicable operating modes.
Reviewing an Image Right after Shooting Right after a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for 2 seconds even if you release the shutter button regardless of whether the LCD monitor is on or off. You can also review it with the following procedures. •...
Changing Resolution/Compression Settings You can change the resolution and compression (excluding movies) settings to suit the purpose of the image you are about to shoot. Resolution (Large) 2048 x 1536 pixels (Medium 1) 1600 x 1200 pixels (Medium 2) 1024 x 768 pixels (Small) 640 x 480 pixels * Paper sizes vary according to region.
• See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 188). • See Image File Sizes (Estimated) (p. 177). • See SD Cards and Estimated Capacities (p. 176). In the FUNC. menu, select See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 44). * The current setting is displayed. Use the button to select an option.
Using the Flash Auto The flash fires automatically as required by the light level. Red-Eye The red-eye reduction lamp fires with each shot, Reduction automatically adjusting the intensity to suit lighting levels. Auto Flash On The flash fires with every shot. Flash Off The flash will not fire.
• When you use flash photography at higher ISO speeds, the chances of white streaks appearing in the image increase the closer you approach to the subject. • Since a slow shutter speed is selected in dark places when the flash is set to Off or Slow-Synchro, take care to avoid blurring the image.
Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots Use this mode to record subjects in the range of 10 to 47 cm (3.9 in. to 1.5 ft.) from the lens tip when at wide- Macro angle end and in the range of 23 to 47 cm (9.0 in. to 1.5 ft.) when at the telephoto end setting.
• Use the LCD monitor to compose close-ups in macro mode since images composed with the viewfinder may be off-center (p. 40). • The exposure may not be optimal when the flash is used in macro mode in the range of 10 to 27 cm (3.9 to 10.6 in.). Image Area in Macro Mode When the zoom is set between the telephoto end and the wide-angle end, the distance from lens to subject is the same as when the zoom is...
Using the Digital Zoom When the LCD monitor is on, images can be zoomed to approximately 2.6, 3.2, 4.0, 4.9 or 6.4 times with the combined optical and digital zoom functions. The digital zoom cannot be used when the LCD monitor is turned off. Images become coarser the more they are digitally zoomed.
(Large/Fine, LCD monitor off) while the shutter button is held down. Recording ceases when the shutter button is released. * This figure reflects standard shooting criteria established by Canon. Actual figures may vary according to the subject and shooting conditions.
Using the Self-timer To cancel the self-timer Press the button to display Changing the Self-timer Countdown Time The self-timer sound can be changed with the Selftimer Sound item in (My Camera) menu (p. 159). Press the button to display • When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer will activate and the self- timer lamp will blink.
Shooting in Manual Mode In this mode, you can change various settings and shoot as you wish. Turn the mode switch to (Manual). Change the settings. See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 188). Shoot (p. 58). If the subject is difficult to focus on when the shutter button is pressed halfway, the beep will sound one time and the lower indicator beside the viewfinder will blink...
The maximum length of a movie clip (at approximately 15 frames/sec.) is approximately 30 sec*. ( or 3 min. ( ) (According to Canon’s standardized tests). * When using the separately sold SDC-128M SD card (not sold in some regions). When using the SD card supplied with the camera, the maximum length is approximately 13 sec.
• QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to replay movie files (AVI/Motion JPEG) on a computer. QuickTime (for Windows) is included on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. On the Macintosh platform, this program is generally bundled with Mac OS 8.5 or later operating systems.
Shooting in Stitch Assist Stitch Assist can be used to shoot overlapping images that can later be merged (stitched) to create one panoramic image on a computer. To merge the images on a computer, use PhotoStitch, one of the supplied programs. Framing a Subject The PhotoStitch program detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges them.
• To shoot close-ups, slide the camera over the subject, keeping it parallel to the subject as you move it. Shooting Images can be shot in two sequences in Stitch Assist. Left to right horizontally Right to left horizontally In the (Rec.) menu, select and press the SET button.
• A custom white balance setting cannot be set in Stitch Assist. To use a custom white balance setting, set it before selecting Rec. menu (p. 86). • The settings for the first image are used to take subsequent images in the sequence.
Locking the Focus (AF Lock) It may be difficult to focus on the following types of subjects. Use the focus lock in these situations. • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the surroundings • Subjects with extremely bright objects at the center of the composition •...
To release the focus lock Press the button. • The focus lock method 1 can be used in any shooting mode. • When shooting with the focus lock using the LCD monitor, setting the AiAF to Off (p. 80) is recommended since the camera focuses using the center AF frame only.
Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock) 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. You must set the flash to fires.
Locking the Flash Exposure Setting (FE Lock) You can lock the flash exposure so that the exposure settings are correctly set for a particular portion of your subject. To release the FE lock Press the button. The FE lock may release if you press any button other than the button.
Switching between Autofocus Modes Although the autofocus function is preset to the AiAF setting (nine AF frames), you can set it to the center AF frame. When center AF frame is selected, the AF frame will appear in the LCD monitor if it is turned on (p.
Switching between Light Metering Modes You can switch between metering modes to shoot. Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camera divides images into several zones for light metering. It evaluates Evaluative Light complex lighting conditions, such as the position of Metering the subject, the brightness, the direct light, and the backlighting, and adjusts the settings to the correct...
Adjusting the Exposure Compensation 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. To reset the exposure compensation Return the setting to 0.
Shooting in Long Shutter Mode You can set the shutter speed to a slow setting to make dark subjects appear brighter. In the (Rec.) menu, select See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 44). Use the button to select [On] and press the MENU button. The display will return to the Rec.
To cancel the long shutter mode While [Long Shutter] is displayed in the FUNC. menu, press the SET button. 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.
Setting the White Balance When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the camera reproduces colors more accurately. The camera sets the white balance automatically according Auto to shooting conditions. Daylight For recording outdoors on a bright day. Cloudy For recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies.
This setting cannot be adjusted when the photo effects are selected. Setting a Custom White Balance You can set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting for the shooting conditions by having the camera evaluate 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.
• You are recommended to set the shooting mode to exposure compensation setting to zero (±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).
Changing the Photo Effect You can shoot with different photo effects. Photo Effect Off Vivid Neutral Low Sharpening Records subjects with softened outlines. Sepia Records with no effect. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record bold colors. Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record neutral hues.
Adjusting the ISO Speed Raise the ISO speed when you wish to reduce camera shake or turn the flash off when shooting in a dark area, or use a fast shutter speed. • Higher ISO speeds increase image noise. To take clean images, use as low an ISO speed as possible.
Setting the Auto Rotate Function 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 viewing orientation in the display. You can set this function on/off.
Resetting the File Number You can select the way file numbers are assigned. The file number is reset to the start (100-0001) each time a new SD card is inserted. New images recorded on SD cards with existing files are assigned the next available number. The file number of the last image to be shot is memorized so that images recorded to a new SD card start from the next number.
Setting the File No. Reset to [Off] is useful for avoiding file name duplication when images are downloaded to a computer. About File Numbers and Folder Numbers Images are assigned file numbers from 0001 to 9900, and folders are assigned folder numbers from 100 to 998 (Folder numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two digits) Folder numbers cannot contain 99 in the last two digits Folder File Capacity...
Replaying Displaying Images Individually Turn the mode switch to (Replay). The last recorded image will appear in the display (single image replay). Use the button to move between the images. Use the button to move to the previous image and the button to move the next image.
Magnifying Images Approximate Location of the Magnified Area To cancel the magnified display Press the zoom lever toward Movie frames and index replayed images cannot be magnified. Press the zoom lever toward • Images can be magnified up to approximately 10 times. •...
Viewing Images in Sets of Nine (Index Replay) Selected Image Movie To return to single image replay Press the zoom lever toward Press the zoom lever toward Up to nine images can be viewed at once in index replay. Use the the image selection.
Switching between Sets of Nine Images Jump Bar To return to index replay Press the zoom lever toward Press the zoom lever toward while in index replay. The jump bar will display. Use the button to move to the previous set or the next set. Hold the SET button down and press the button to jump to the first or last set.
Viewing Movies Movie clips can be replayed with the following procedures. Movies cannot be played in the index replay mode. Movie Control Volume Level Panel Use the button to select a movie. Images with a Press the SET button. • The movie control panel will display. •...
Pausing and Resuming Play Press the SET button during playback. The movie playback pauses. Press it again to resume.
Operating the movie control panel Use the television’s controls to adjust the volume when playing a movie on a TV set (p. 146). • You may experience frame dropping and audio breakup when replaying a movie on a computer with insufficient system resources. •...
Editing Movies Selecting (Edit) in the movie control panel enables you to cut unwanted portions at the start or end of a movie clip. Protected movies and movies less than 1 second in duration cannot be edited. Switch to the movie editing mode. •...
• The minimum duration of an edited movie is 1 second. • It may take approximately 3 minutes to save an edited movie. If the battery pack runs out of charge partway through, edited movie clips cannot be saved. When editing movies, use a fully charged battery pack or the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK900 (p.
Rotating Images in the Display Images can be rotated clockwise 90° or 270° in the display. 0° (Original) 90° In the (Play) menu, select and press the SET button. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 44). Use the button to select the image to be rotated and press the SET button.
• Movies cannot be rotated. • When images are downloaded to a computer, the orientation of images rotated by the camera will depend upon the software used to download the images. • Images can be magnified when rotated (p. 94). •...
Attaching Sound Memos to Images In replay mode (including single image replay, index replay, and magnifying replay), you can attach sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data is saved in WAVE format. Exiting the Sound Memos Press the MENU button.
Playing/Erasing Sound Memos Display an image with a sound memo attached (p. 104) and press the SET button. • Images with sound memos attached have symbol displayed on them in the LCD monitor. • The sound memo control panel will display.
• You cannot attach sound memos to movies. • The “Memory card full” message will display when the SD card is full and you will be unable to record sound memos to that card. • If an incompatible sound memo is attached to an image, you will be unable to record or play sound memos for that image, and the “Incompatible WAVE format”...
Automated Playback (Slide Shows) Starting a Slide Show A selection of images or all the images on an SD card can be displayed one- by-one in an automated slide show. Slide show image settings are based on DPOF standards (p. 131). All Images Slide Show 1-3 Plays all images on the SD card in order.
• Movies play for their entire recorded length regardless of the time set in the slide show settings. • The power-saving function does not activate during a slide show (p. 33). Pausing/Resuming a Slide Show Fast Forwarding/Rewinding a Slide Show Stopping a Slide Show Press the MENU button.
Selecting Images for Slide Shows You can mark images for inclusion in slide shows 1-3. Up to 998 images may be marked per slide show. Images display in the order of their selection. Display the Slide Show menu. See Starting a Slide Show (p. 107). Use the button to select [Program] and the...
Adjusting the Play Time and Repeat Settings You can change the play time for all the images in a show and have the show repeat continuously. Play Time Repeat Select images for the Slide Show • Use the images and the deselect them.
• The display interval may vary slightly from the set time for some images when played. • Slide shows are easy to arrange on a computer with the supplied software. See the Software Starter Guide. Use the button to select [Set up] and press the SET button.
Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure. Protection Icon To cancel protection After step 1, select an image to remove protection from and press the SET button. Please note that formatting (initializing) an SD card erases all data, including protected images.
Erasing Erasing Single Images • Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing a file. • Protected images cannot be erased with this function. Turn the mode switch to (Replay). Use the button to select an image for deletion and press the button.
Erasing All Images • Please note that erased images cannot be recovered. Exercise adequate caution before erasing a file. • Protected images cannot be erased with this function. In the (Play) menu, select and press the SET button. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 44). Use the button to select [OK] and press the SET button.
• When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted SD card might be the cause. Reformatting the SD card may solve the problem. • When a non-Canon brand SD card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem. • SD cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera.
Printing About Printing This camera supports direct printing. By connecting the camera to a direct print compatible printer (CP series, sold separately)* (sold separately) that supports the camera’s direct print function, you can send the images from the SD card directly to the printer using the camera buttons.
Please refer to the System Map supplied with your camera for direct print compatible printer (CP series) information. Setting Print Settings for Direct Printing See Setting the Number of Print Copies (p. 126). See Setting the Print Style (p. 126). •...
Printing (Cont’d) Print Menu Settings Use the Print menu to set print related settings. The following diagrams illustrate how to use the Print menu. Direct Print Function Set the Mode Switch to DPOF Print Settings Set the Mode Switch to Print Order menu...
Turns the menu on/off. Selects items and settings. Sets items and settings. Style Number of Copies (p. 126) Trimming (p. 129) Order Number of Copies (p. 131) Print Type (p. 134) Date (p. 134) Set up File Number (p. 134) Reset (p.
Connecting a Printer You can make clear prints swiftly and easily when you connect the camera to a direct print compatible printer (CP series, sold separately) or a direct print compatible Bubble Jet printer (sold separately). You can also print using DPOF print settings.
Connecting to a Direct Print Compatible Printer (CP Series) Your printer should come equipped with two direct interface cables. To connect to this camera, please use the cable (DIF-100) that has the symbol on its connector. To a Power Outlet DIGITAL Terminal Direct Interface Cable (DIF-100)
Orient the cable so that the word Canon on the connector faces the camera’s front panel.
Power Lamp This shows when a BJ printer is connected. • On Bubble Jet printers with operation panels, images cannot be printed through the operation panel while the camera is connected. • The following cannot be conducted while the printer is connected. - Playing movies - Setting the language with the SET and the MENU button combination.
Printing * The following illustrations show examples from a direct print compatible printer (CP series). Options for the Style category will differ slightly for Bubble Jet printers. Print images displayed in single image replay or index replay mode. Use the button to select the images you wish to print and press the SET button.
Movies cannot be printed. Canceling Printing • Press the SET button to stop printing. A confirmation message will display. Use the button. - Direct Print Compatible Printers (CP Series) A print in progress cannot be stopped. The printer will stop after the current print is complete and the camera will display its replay screen at that point.
Setting the Print Settings (Direct Print Function) Setting the Number of Print Copies Setting the Print Style You can select from among the following print styles. Direct Print Compatible Printers (CP Series) Image Borders Date * This option is only available for printing on card-size paper. In the Replay mode, press the SET button and use the select [Copies].
Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printer Paper Borderless Prints right to the edges of the paper. Borders Bordered Date If you are using a direct print compatible printer (CP series), the date and borders settings cannot be selected when the [Multiple] option is selected (Images are printed without a date or border.).
Print Area Frame Use the button to select and the to select an option. (Image) • Direct Print Compatible Printers (CP Series) Select [Standard] or [Multiple]. (Paper) • Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printers Select [Card #1], [Card #2], [Card #3], [LTR] or [A4].
Setting the Printing Area (Trimming) You can print a portion of an image. • The shape of the trimming frame is determined by the print style selection (image, paper, borders, date). Set the print style before setting the printing area (p. 126). •...
Trimming Frame • The trimming frame will appear on images that have already had one assigned. • Trimming settings can only be set for one image. • Trimming settings are canceled with the following operations: - When the MENU button is pressed. - When the trimming settings are set for another image.
Setting the DPOF Print Settings You can select images on an SD card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing on a direct print compatible printer (CP series) or a direct print compatible Bubble Jet printer.
Single Images Number of Print Copies Selected for an Index Print Select images for printing. As shown below, selection methods differ according to the options chosen for the (Print Type) settings (p. 134). (Standard)/ Use the button to select an image and the button to select the number of print copies (up to maximum of 99).
All the Images on an SD Card • The symbol will display on images that have had print settings set by other DPOF-compliant cameras. These settings will be overwritten by those set by your camera. • The output of some printers or photo developing services may not reflect the specified print settings.
• Images are printed in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date. • A maximum of 998 images can be selected per SD card. • When [Both] is selected, the number of print copies can be set, but it applies to Standard prints only.
The date prints in the format specified in the Date/Time menu (p. 28). When the print type is set to [Index], only one or the other of the [Date] and [File No.] options can be set to [On] at the same time. Use the button to select [Set up] and press the SET button.
Resetting the Print Settings The print settings can all be removed at once. The print type resets to Standard and the Date and File No. options to Off. In the (Play) menu, select and press the SET button. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 44). Use the button to select [Reset] and press the SET button.
Printing with DPOF Print Settings The DPOF print settings can be used to print on a direct print compatible printer (CP series) or a direct print compatible Bubble Jet printer. In the (Play) menu, select and press the SET button. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p.
• To include the date in the prints, set the Date setting in the Set up menu in Step 2 on the previous page to [On]. You cannot set the date to print with the Style menu in Step 3 on the previous page. Please note however, that the date will not print if the print type is set to Index even if it is turned On in Step 2.
The maximum number of images printed on one page in the Index print type depends upon the selected paper size. (Please refer to your Bubble Jet printer Quick Start Guide for an explanation of the number of images printed with a Bubble Jet printer.) •...
Image Transmission Settings (DPOF Transfer Order) You can use the camera to specify settings for images before downloading to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. symbol will display on images that have had transmission settings set by other DPOF-compliant cameras.
Selected for Transfer • Images are transferred in order from oldest to newest by the shooting date. • A maximum of 998 images can be selected per SD card. Use the button to move between images and the to select or deselect them. •...
IMPORTANT You must install the software and driver bundled on the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk onto your computer if you are using any of the following operation systems: Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Windows 2000/Windows Me/ Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2...
USB Port USB Cable DIGITAL Terminal USB Cable • You do not need to turn off the computer or camera when making a USB connection. • Please refer to your computer’s manual for information regarding the location of the USB port. Power Lamp Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for the subsequent procedures.
(JPEG format only) without installing the software bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a computer in which the software is not installed.
Downloading Directly from an SD Card Eject the SD card from the camera and insert it into an SD card reader connected to the computer. Refer to your card adapter’s or card reader’s manual for information regarding the connection between the computer and card adapter or card reader.
Shooting/Replaying with a TV Shooting/Replaying with a TV You can use a video-compatible television as a monitor to shoot or replay images when it is connected to the camera with the supplied AV Cable AVC- DC100. VIDEO AUDIO Yellow Black Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera off.
Power Lamp • A TV set cannot be used in stitch assist. • No image will appear on the LCD monitor when the camera is connected to a TV. • If the TV is a stereo model, you can plug the audio plug into either the left or right Audio In jack.
Lists of Menu Options and Messages The following charts list the various menu contents. See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 44) to learn how to select a setting. FUNC. Menu Item/Menu Screen Exposure Compensation Long Shutter White Balance ISO Speed Options Sets the exposure compensation.
Item/Menu Screen Photo Effect Compression (Stills) Resolution (Stills) Resolution (Movies) Options Sets the photo effect. • Effect Off* • Vivid • Neutral • Low Sharpening • Sepia • Sets the relative compression ratio used for images. • Superfine • Fine* •...
Rec. Menu Item/Menu Screen AiAF Self-timer AF-assist Beam Digital Zoom Options Sets whether or not the camera automatically selects the AF frame or a fixed center AF frame. • On* • Off Sets the duration of the self-timer delay. • 10 seconds* •...
Item/Menu Screen Review Sets the duration images display on the LCD monitor after the shutter button releases. • Off • 2* to 10 seconds (1-second Long Shutter Sets the shutter speed to slow settings. • On • Off* Stitch Assist Images are shot in overlapping series to create single panoramic images.
Play Menu Item/Menu Screen Protect Rotate Sound Memo Erase all Slide Show Options Protects images from accidental erasure. Rotates images clockwise 90° or 270° in the display. Adds sound memos to images. Deletes all images from an SD card (except for protected images). Plays images in automated slide shows.
Item/Menu Screen Print Order Selects images and the number of print copies for output to a direct print compatible printer or photo developing service. Transfer Order Specifies settings for images before downloading to a computer. Reference Options Page p. 131 p.
Set up Menu Item/Menu Screen Beep LCD Brightness Auto Power Down Date/Time Options Sets whether or not a beep sounds when the shutter button is pressed or when a menu operation is performed. See also "How the Beep in the up) Menu and Sound in the Camera) Menu Interact"...
Item/Menu Screen Format Formats (initializes) SD cards. Shutter Volume Adjusts the volume of the sound played when the shutter releases. The shutter sound does not play when a movie is recording. • • • • • • Playback Vol. Adjusts the volume of movie sounds and sound memos.
Item/Menu Screen Operation Vol. Selftimer Vol. File No. Reset Auto Rotate Options Adjusts the volume of the operation sound that beeps when any button other than the shutter button is pressed. • (Off) • • (2)* • • • Adjusts the volume of the self-timer sound played 2 sec.
Item/Menu Screen Language Sets the language used in menus and messages on the LCD monitor. • English* • Deutsch • Français • Nederlands • Español • Dansk • Suomi You can also change the language in replay mode by holding the SET button and pressing the MENU button.
My Camera Menu You can select the theme, start-up image and sound, shutter sound, operation sound and selftimer sound used on this camera. These are called the My Camera settings. You can also customize the options for each item with images recorded on the SD card and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software.
Item/Menu Screen Selftimer Sound Shutter Sound For more information, see How the Beep in the (My Camera) Menu Interact (p. 160). Options Sets the sound emitted 2 seconds before the shutter releases in self-timer mode.* • • • • Sets the sound emitted when the shutter button is pressed.
• How the Beep in the Camera) Menu Interact To turn off each sound, such as the start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and selftimer sound, the beep must first be set to [Off] in (Set up) menu and then each sound item must be set individually to [Off].
Resetting Settings to Their Default Values You can reset the menu and button settings to the default settings in one operation except for the Date/Time, Language and Video System settings. Power Lamp • Settings cannot be reset when the camera is connected to a computer, to a direct print compatible printer (CP series, sold separately) or to a direct print compatible Bubble Jet printer (sold separately).
List of Messages List of Messages during Shooting/Replaying The following messages may appear on the LCD monitor while shooting or replaying. Busy... No memory card Card locked! Cannot record! Memory card error! Memory card full Naming error! Change the battery pack No image Image too large Incompatible JPEG format.
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. Check image...
The following messages may appear on the camera’s LCD monitor while a direct print compatible printer (sold separately) is connected. “Camera” refers to “digital camera or digital camcorder” throughout this section. (Some messages may not appear on some models.) No Paper...
List of Messages Displayed while a Direct Print Compatible Bubble Jet Printer is Connected The following messages may appear on the camera's LCD monitor while a direct print compatible Bubble Jet printer (sold separately) is connected. On Bubble Jet Printers with operation panels, check the error number displayed on the panel and refer to the Bubble Jet Printer Quick Start Guide.
Appendices Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately) It is best to power the camera with AC Adapter Kit ACK900 (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.
Never use synthetic cleansers on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer Support leaflet.
(See Formatting SD Cards (p. 115).) • If reformatting does not work, the SD card logic circuits may be damaged. Consult the nearest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. The SD card is • Slide the write protect tab of the write-protected.
Problem Lens will not retract SD card slot/battery cover was opened with power on SD card slot/battery cover was opened while recording to the SD card (warning signal sounds) Battery pack Battery life exceeded consumed quickly if battery pack loses its charge quickly at normal temperature (23 °C/73 °F)
Problem Image is blurred or out of focus Subject in recorded image is too dark Subject in recorded image is too bright Cause Subject is out of • Ensure there is at least 47 cm focal range (1.5 ft.) between the camera lens and subject.
Problem A bar of light (red, Subject is too bright • This is a normal occurrence in purple) appears on the LCD monitor White dots appear Light from the flash on the image has reflected off dust particles or insects in the air. (This is especially noticeable when shooting at wide...
Specifications All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. PowerShot SD100 DIGITAL ELPH / DIGITAL IXUS Camera Effective Pixels : Approx. 3.2 million Image Sensor: Lens Digital Zoom Optical Viewfinder LCD Monitor Autofocus Focusing Range...
Flash Shooting Range : Normal mode: 47 cm - 3.0 m (1.5 - 9.8 ft.) (W) Shooting Modes : Auto/manual/stitch assist/movie Continuous Shooting : Approx. 2.2 images/sec. (Large/Fine mode, LCD Self-timer : Shoots after approx. 10 sec. or approx. 2 sec. PC Connected Shooting : Available (USB connection only.
(w x h x d) Weight *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.
Battery Capacity Battery Pack NB-3L (fully charged) LCD monitor on Number of recordable images LCD monitor off Replay * Excludes movie data. * At low operating temperatures, battery pack performance may be reduced and the low battery icon may appear earlier than usual. Under these conditions, resuscitate the battery pack by warming it in a pocket immediately before use.
SD Cards and Estimated Capacities (2048 x 1536 pixels) (1600 x 1200 pixels) (1024 x 768 pixels) (640 x 480 pixels) (640 x 480 pixels) Movie (320 x 240 pixels) (160 x 120 pixels) • The maximum movie clip length is approximately : 3 min., recording times.
Image File Sizes (Estimated) Resolution (2048 x 1536) (1600 x 1200) (1024 x 768) (640 x 480) (640 x 480) Movies (320 x 240) (160 x 120) SD Memory Card Interface : Compatible with SD memory card standard Dimensions : 32.0 x 24.0 x 2.1 mm (1.3 x 0.9 x 0.1 in.) Weight : Approx.
Battery Charger CB-2LU/CB-2LUE Rated Input Rated Output Charging Time Operating Temperatures Dimensions Weight Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 (Included with the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK900) Rated Input Rated Output Operating Temperatures Dimensions Weight : 100-240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 0.085 A (100 V)-0.05 A (240 V) : 4.2 V DC/0.7 A : Approx.
Index AC Adapter Kit ACK900 ... 166 AE Lock ... 78 AF Frame ... 42 AF-assist Beam... 43 AiAF... 40 Autofocus ... 40, 80 Auto Power Down ... 33 Auto Rotate ... 90 AV Cable AVC-DC100 ... 146 Battery Charging ... 21 Capacity ...
Mode Switch...20 Movie Shooting ...71 Replaying ...97 My Camera Menu Changing...53 Registering...55 My Camera Settings...53 File Format ...57 ON/OFF Button...32 Photo Effect ...88 Play Menu...152 Power Lamp ...32 Print Settings (Direct Print Printers) Number of Print Copies...126 Print Area (Trimming) ...129 Print Style ...126 Protect ...112 Rec.
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The cable 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 of the FCC rules.
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 Resolution Small Movie Movie...
Function Evaluative Light Center-Weighted Metering Averaging Method Spot Metering Long Shutter White Balance Photo Effect ISO Speed Auto Rotate * Default setting Setting available Setting can only be selected for the first image. (Shaded Area): Setting is memorized even when the camera power is shut off.