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Canon PowerShot G1 X Getting Started

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Please refer to the complete user guide included
on the CD-ROM for more detailed information.
• Make sure you read this guide, including the "Safety
Precautions" section, before using the camera.
• Reading this guide will help you learn to use the camera
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.

Getting Started



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  • Page 1: Getting Started

    Getting Started Please refer to the complete user guide included on the CD-ROM for more detailed information. • Make sure you read this guide, including the “Safety Precautions” section, before using the camera. • Reading this guide will help you learn to use the camera properly.
  • Page 2: Package Contents

    Package Contents Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package. If anything is missing, contact your camera dealer. Camera Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Getting Started (This Guide) • A memory card is not included (see below). About Getting Started (This Guide) and the PDF Manuals This guide introduces basic camera operations.
  • Page 3: Preliminary Notes And Legal Information

    • Take and review some test shots initially to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way that is machine readable.
  • Page 4: Part Names And Conventions In This Guide

    Part Names and Conventions in This Guide Front dial Lamp Lens Zoom lever Shooting: i (telephoto) / j (wide angle) Playback: k (magnify) / g (index) Strap mount Shutter button Power button/lamp • In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera buttons and dials on which they appear or which they resemble.
  • Page 5 (Shortcut) / c (Direct print) button + (AE lock/FE lock) / d (Jump) button (AF Frame Selector) / a (Single image erase) button Screen (LCD monitor) Diopter adjustment dial Viewfinder Microphone Indicator 1 (Playback) button Movie button AV OUT (Audio/video output) / DIGITAL terminal •...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Do not look through the viewfinder at bright light sources (such as the sun on a clear day).
  • Page 7 • Use only the recommended battery. • Do not place the battery near or in direct flame. • Unplug the power cord periodically, and using a dry cloth, wipe away any dust and dirt that has collected on the plug, the exterior of the power outlet, and the surrounding area.
  • Page 8 Safety Precautions Caution • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (such as the sun on a clear day). Doing so may damage the image sensor. • When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera.
  • Page 9: Initial Preparations

    Initial Preparations Prepare for shooting as follows. Attaching Accessories Holding the Camera Attach the strap. Attach the included strap to the camera as shown. On the other side of the camera, attach the strap the same way. Attach the lens cap to the strap. Remove the lens cap from the lens and attach the lens cap cord to the strap.
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery

    Initial Preparations Charging the Battery Before use, charge the battery with the included charger. Be sure to charge the battery initially, because the camera is not sold with the battery charged. CB-2LC CB-2LCE Remove the cover. Insert the battery. After aligning the o marks on the battery and charger, insert the battery by pushing it in ) and down ( Charge the battery.
  • Page 11: Inserting The Battery And Memory Card

    • To protect the battery and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge it continuously for more than 24 hours. • For battery chargers that use a power cord, do not attach the charger or cord to other objects. Doing so could result in malfunction or damage to the product.
  • Page 12: Insert The Memory Card

    Initial Preparations If you insert the battery facing the wrong way, cannot be locked into the correct position. Always confirm that the battery is facing the right way and locks when inserted. Insert the memory card. Insert the memory card facing as shown until it clicks into the locked position.
  • Page 13: Using The Screen

    Using the Screen • The screen can only open to approximately 175° in direction careful not to open the screen any further than this, as it will damage the camera. Adjusting the Screen Angle and Orientation • If the screen is closed and facing the camera body, you will not be able to shoot a movie.
  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    Initial Preparations Setting the Date and Time A screen for setting the date and time is displayed the first time you turn the camera on. Be sure to specify the date and time, which is the basis for dates and times added to your images. Turn the camera on.
  • Page 15: Changing The Date And Time

    • Unless you set the date, time, and local time zone, the [Date/Time] screen will be displayed each time you turn the camera on. Specify the correct information. • To set daylight saving time (1 hour ahead), choose by pressing the op buttons or turning the 7 dial. choose Changing the Date and Time Adjust the date and time as follows.
  • Page 16: Display Language

    Initial Preparations Display Language The display language can be changed as needed. A clock icon is displayed if you wait too long in step 2 after pressing the m • button before you press the n button. In this case, press the m button to dismiss the clock icon and repeat step 2.
  • Page 17: Trying The Camera Out

    Trying the Camera Out Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or movies, and then view them. Shooting (Smart Auto) For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes, simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions. Still Images Turn the camera on.
  • Page 18: Shooting Still Images

    Trying the Camera Out Shoot. Shooting Still Images Focus. Press the shutter button lightly, halfway down. The camera beeps twice after focusing, and AF frames are displayed to indicate image areas in focus. AF Frames If [Raise the flash] appears on the screen, move the switch to raise the flash.
  • Page 19: Shooting Movies

    Elapsed Time Trying the Camera Out Shooting Movies Start shooting. If the flash is already up, push it down with your finger, into the camera. Press the movie button. The camera beeps once as recording begins, and [ displayed with the elapsed time. Black bars displayed on the top and bottom edges of the screen indicate image areas not recorded.
  • Page 20 Trying the Camera Out Viewing After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as follows. Enter Playback mode. Press the 1 button. Your last shot is displayed. Browse through your images. To view the previous image, press the q button or turn the 7 dial counterclockwise.
  • Page 21: Play Movies

    • To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button halfway. Erasing the Images You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when erasing images, because they cannot be recovered. • You can also erase all images at once (see Camera User Guide). Trying the Camera Out Play movies.
  • Page 22: Included Software, Pdf Manuals

    Included Software, PDF Manuals The software and PDF manuals on the included CD-ROM are introduced below, with instructions for installation, saving images to a computer, and using the PDF manuals. Features of the Included Software After installing the software on the CD-ROM, you can do the following things on your computer.
  • Page 23: System Requirements

    1 GB or more (still images), 2 GB or more (movies) Interfaces Free Hard Disk 680 MB or more Space Display 1024 x 768 resolution or higher • Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including supported OS versions. Included Software, PDF Manuals...
  • Page 24 Included Software, PDF Manuals Installing the Software and PDF Manuals Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration. Insert the CD-ROM in the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Insert the included CD-ROM (DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk) (p. 2) in the computer’s CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 25: Saving Images To A Computer

    Included Software, PDF Manuals Saving Images to a Computer Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration. Connect the camera to the computer. Make sure the camera is off. Open the cover ( ).
  • Page 26 Included Software, PDF Manuals Choose [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] and then click [OK]. Double click CameraWindow Save the images to the computer. Click [Import Images from Camera], and then click [Import Untransferred Images]. Images are now saved to the Pictures folder on the computer, in separate folders named by date.
  • Page 27 • To start CameraWindow in Windows Vista or XP, click [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] on the screen displayed when you turn the camera on in step 2. If CameraWindow is not displayed, click the [Start] menu and choose [All Programs] [CameraWindow] •...
  • Page 28: Accessories

    Accessories Included Accessories Lens Cap Neck Strap (with cord) NS-DC9 Power AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC80 *1 Also available for purchase separately. *2 Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2 and Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 are also supported. *3 Bracket BKT-DC1, Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Macrolite Adapter MLA-DC1 are required to attach these accessories.
  • Page 29 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 30: Specifications

    3.0 type color TFT LCD Effective Pixels: Approx. 922,000 dots Conforms to DCF and DPOF 1.1 standards Still Images: Exif 2.3 (JPEG) and RAW (Canon CR2 format) Movies: MOV (H.264 video data, Linear PCM (stereo) audio data) Hi-speed USB HDMI output...
  • Page 31: Recording Time Per Memory Card

    RAW Images 4352x3264 • These values are measured according to Canon standards and may change depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings. • Table values are based on images with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Changing the aspect ratio see Camera User Guide will enable more shots, because less data is used per image than for 4:3 images.
  • Page 32: Flash Range

    Specifications Flash Range Maximum wide angle (j) Maximum telephoto (i) Shooting Range Shooting Focusing Maximum Wide Angle (j) Mode Range — 20 cm (7.9 in.) – infinity — 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity — 1 m (3.3 ft.) – infinity 40 cm (1.3 ft.) –...
  • Page 33 Aperture f/number B mode available values* * Not all aperture values are available at all zoom positions. Battery Pack NB-10L Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery Nominal Voltage 7.4 V DC Nominal Capacity 920 mAh Charging Cycles Approx. 300 Operating Temperature 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) Dimensions 32.5 x 45.4 x 15.1 mm (1.28 x 1.79 x 0.59 in.) Weight...
  • Page 34: Trademark Acknowledgments

    Max. Diameter x Length φ65.3 x 49.5 mm (φ2.57 x 1.95 in.) Weight Approx. 30 g (Approx. 1.06 oz.) • All data is based on tests by Canon. • Camera specifications or appearance are subject to change without notice. Trademark Acknowledgments •...
  • Page 35 Tel No. (516) 328-5600 Canadian Radio Interference Regulations This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. To ensure proper operation of this product, use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. USA and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is recyclable.
  • Page 36 • Reprinting, transmitting, or storing in a retrieval system any part of this guide without the permission of Canon is prohibited. • Canon reserves the right to change the contents of this guide at any time without prior notice. • Illustrations and screenshots in this guide may differ slightly from the actual equipment.

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