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Camera User Guide
• Before use, be sure to read this guide, including the
safety precautions.
• This guide will familiarize you with how to use the
camera correctly.
• Keep the guide handy for future reference.
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  • Page 1 Camera User Guide • Before use, be sure to read this guide, including the safety precautions. • This guide will familiarize you with how to use the camera correctly. • Keep the guide handy for future reference. ENGLISH...
  • 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 • A memory card is not included (see below). PDF Manuals For information about the included software, refer to the Software Guide, in PDF format (p.
  • 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

    Contents Package Contents ...2 Compatible Memory Cards ...2 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information...3 Part Names and Conventions in This Guide ...4 Contents ...6 Contents: Basic Operations ...8 Safety Precautions...10 Initial Preparations ...13 Trying the Camera Out ...21 Included Software, PDF Manuals ...26 Accessories ...32 Camera Basics ...35 On/Off ...36...
  • Page 7 Setting Menu ...167 Adjusting Basic Camera Functions ... 168 Accessories...181 Tips on Using Included Accessories ... 182 Optional Accessories ... 182 Using Optional Accessories ... 186 Printing Images ... 202 Using an Eye-Fi Card ... 212 Appendix...215 Troubleshooting... 216 On-Screen Messages... 220 On-Screen Information ...
  • Page 8: Contents: Basic Operations

    Contents: Basic Operations Shoot Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode) ... 44 Shooting people well Portraits (p. 68) Matching specific scenes Landscape (p. 68) Under Water (p. 69) Applying special effects Vivid Colors (p. 71) Miniature Effect (p. 74) Focus on faces ... 44, 68, 108, 113 Without using the flash (Flash Off) ...
  • Page 9 View View images (Playback Mode) ... 136 Automatic playback (Slideshow)... 146 On a TV ... 186 On a computer... 26 Browse through images quickly... 141 Erase images... 152 Shoot/View Movies Shoot movies... 44, 88 View movies ... 136 Print Print pictures... 202 Save Save images to a computer...
  • Page 10: Safety Precautions

    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 11 • Turn the camera off in places where camera use is prohibited. The electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the operation of electronic instruments and other devices. Exercise adequate caution when using the camera in places where use of electronic devices is restricted, such as inside airplanes and medical facilities.
  • Page 12 Safety Precautions • In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitted from the flash. This is due to the high intensity of the flash burning dust and foreign materials stuck to the front of the unit. Please use a cotton swab to remove dirt, dust or other foreign matter from the flash to prevent heat build-up and damage to the unit.
  • Page 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24 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 25: 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 (p. 152). Trying the Camera Out Play movies.
  • Page 26: 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 27: 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 28 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 29: 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 30 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 31 • 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 32: 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 33 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 34 Accessories...
  • Page 35: Camera Basics

    Camera Basics Basic camera operations and features...
  • Page 36: On/off

    On/Off To switch to Playback mode from Shooting mode, press the 1 button. • • To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button halfway (p. 37). • The lens will be retracted after about one minute once the camera is in Playback mode.
  • Page 37: Shutter Button

    Shutter Button To ensure your shots are in focus, always press the shutter button lightly (halfway) initially. Once the subject is in focus, press the button all the way down to shoot. In this manual, shutter button operations are described as pressing the button halfway or all the way down.
  • Page 38: Optical Viewfinder

    Optical Viewfinder To conserve battery power when shooting, you can use the optical viewfinder instead of the screen. Shoot the same way as when using the screen. • The area visible in the optical viewfinder may differ slightly from the image area in your shots.
  • Page 39: Shooting Modes

    Shooting Modes Use the mode dial to access each shooting mode. Auto Mode Fully automatic shooting, with camera-determined settings (pp. 21, 44). Scene Mode Shoot with optimal settings for specific scenes (p. 68). Creative Filters Mode Add a variety of effects to images when shooting (p.
  • Page 40: Func. Menu

    FUNC. Menu Configure commonly used functions through the FUNC. menu as follows. Note that menu items and options vary depending on the shooting mode (pp. 226 – 233). Options Menu Items • To undo any accidental setting changes, you can restore the camera’s default settings (p.
  • Page 41: Menu

    n Menu Configure a variety of camera functions through other menus as follows. Menu items are grouped by purpose on tabs, such as shooting (4), playback (1), and so on. Note that available settings vary depending on the selected shooting or playback mode (pp.
  • Page 42: Indicator Display

    Indicator Display The power lamp and indicator on the back of the camera (p. 5) will light or blink depending on the camera’s status. Indicator Color Power Lamp Green Green Indicator Orange • When the indicator blinks green, never turn the camera off, open the memory card/battery cover, or shake or jolt the camera, which may corrupt images or damage the camera or memory card.
  • Page 43: Smart Auto Mode

    Smart Auto Mode Convenient mode for easy shots with greater control over shooting...
  • Page 44: Shooting In Smart Auto Mode

    Shooting in Smart Auto Mode For fully automatic selection at optimal settings for specific scenes, simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions. Zoom Bar Focus Range (approx.) Still Images Turn the camera on. Press the power button. The startup screen is displayed.
  • Page 45 AF Frames Elapsed Time Shooting in Smart Auto Mode Several AF frames are displayed when multiple areas are in focus. If [Raise the flash] appears on the screen, move the switch to raise the flash. It will fire when shooting. If you prefer not to use the flash, push it down with your finger, into the camera.
  • Page 46: Still Images

    Shooting in Smart Auto Mode Still Images/Movies • To activate the screen when the camera is on but the screen is blank, press the p button (p. 39). • To restore camera sound if you have accidentally deactivated it (by holding the p button down while turning the camera on), press the n button and choose [Mute] on the 3 tab, and then press the qr buttons to choose [Off].
  • Page 47 A blinking h icon displayed when you attempt to shoot indicates that • shooting is not possible until the flash has finished recharging. Shooting can resume as soon as the flash is ready, so either press the shutter button all the way down and wait, or release it and press it again.
  • Page 48: Scene Icons

    Shooting in Smart Auto Mode Scene Icons In A mode, shooting scenes determined by the camera are indicated by the icon displayed, and corresponding settings are automatically selected for optimal focusing, subject brightness, and color. People Subject Motion* Background Bright Backlit With Blue Backlit...
  • Page 49: Image Stabilization Icons

    Image Stabilization Icons Optimal image stabilization for the shooting conditions is automatically applied (Intelligent IS). Additionally, the following icons are displayed in A mode. Image stabilization for still images Image stabilization for still images, when panning* Image stabilization for macro shots (Hybrid IS) * Displayed when you pan, following moving subjects with the camera.
  • Page 50 Shooting in Smart Auto Mode On-Screen Frames A variety of frames are displayed once the camera detects subjects you are aiming the camera at. • A white frame is displayed around the subject (or person’s face) determined by the camera to be the main subject, and gray frames are displayed around other detected faces.
  • Page 51: Common, Convenient Features

    Common, Convenient Features Zooming In Closer on Subjects (Digital Zoom) When distant subjects are too far away to enlarge using the optical zoom, use digital zoom for up to about 16x enlargement. Zoom Factor • Zoomed images may look grainy, under some resolution settings (p.
  • Page 52: Using The Self-timer

    Common, Convenient Features Using the Self-Timer With the self-timer, you can include yourself in group photos or other timed shots. The camera will shoot about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. Still Images Configure the setting. Press the m button, choose and then choose the ] option (p.
  • Page 53: Using The Self-timer To Avoid Camera Shake

    Using the Self-Timer to Avoid Camera Shake This option delays shutter release until about two seconds after you have pressed the shutter button. If the camera is unsteady while you are pressing the shutter button, it will not affect your shot. Customizing the Self-Timer You can specify the delay (0 –...
  • Page 54: Adding The Shooting Date And Time

    Common, Convenient Features Adding the Shooting Date and Time The camera can add the shooting date and time to images in the lower-right corner. However, note that these cannot be removed. Confirm beforehand that the date and time are correct (p. 18). •...
  • Page 55: Choose A Subject To Focus On

    Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows. • Tracking may not be possible when subjects are too small or move too rapidly, or when subject color or brightness matches that of the background too closely. Common, Convenient Features Specify Tracking AF.
  • Page 56: Image Customization Features

    Image Customization Features Changing the Aspect Ratio Change the image aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) as follows. Same aspect ratio as HDTVs, used for display on widescreen HDTVs or similar display devices. Same aspect ratio as 35 mm film, used for printing images at 5 x 7-inch or postcard sizes.
  • Page 57 Changing Image Resolution (Size) Choose from 4 levels of image resolution, as follows. For guidelines on how many shots at each resolution setting can fit on a memory card, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide. Guidelines for Choosing Resolution Based on Paper Size (for 4:3 Images) A2 (16.5 x 23.4 in.) A3 –...
  • Page 58: Image Quality

    Image Customization Features Changing the Compression Ratio (Image Quality) Choose from two compression ratios, as follows: guidelines on how many shots at each compression ratio can fit on a memory card, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide. Red-Eye Correction Red-eye that occurs in the flash photography can be automatically corrected as follows.
  • Page 59: Correcting Greenish Image Areas From

    • Red-eye correction may be applied to image areas other than eyes (if the camera misinterprets red eye makeup as red pupils, for example). • You can also correct existing images (p. 164). • You can also access the screen in step 2 when the flash is up by pressing the r button and immediately pressing the n button.
  • Page 60: Changing Movie Image Quality

    Image Customization Features • After you are finished shooting under mercury lamps, you should set [Hg Lamp Corr.] back to [Off]. Otherwise, green hues not caused by mercury lamps may be corrected by mistake. • Try taking some test shots first, to make sure you obtain the desired results. Changing Movie Image Quality 3 image quality settings are available.
  • Page 61: Using The Wind Filter

    Image Resolution Quality 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720 640 x 480 • modes, black bars displayed on the top and bottom edges of the screen indicate image areas not recorded. Using the Wind Filter Distorted audio caused by recording when the wind is strong can be reduced. However, the recording may sound unnatural when this option is used when there is no wind.
  • Page 62: Helpful Shooting Features

    Helpful Shooting Features Using the Electronic Level An electronic level can be displayed on the screen when shooting as a guideline to determine if the camera is level. If the electronic level is not displayed in step 1, press the n button, and on •...
  • Page 63: Magnifying The Area In Focus

    Magnifying the Area in Focus You can check the focus by pressing the shutter button halfway to enlarge the image area in the AF frame. • The display will not magnify if a face was not detected, or if the person is too close to the camera and their face is too large for the screen.
  • Page 64: Checking For Closed Eyes

    Helpful Shooting Features Checking for Closed Eyes is displayed when the camera detects that people may have closed their eyes. When you have specified multiple shots in $ mode, this function is only • available for the final shot. Configure the setting. Press the n button, choose [Blink Detection] on the 4 tab, and then choose [On] (p.
  • Page 65: Customizing Camera Operation

    Customizing Camera Operation Customize shooting functions on the 4 tab of the menu as follows. For instructions on menu functions, see “n Menu” (p. 41). Deactivating the AF Assist Beam You can deactivate the lamp that normally lights up to help you focus when you press the shutter button halfway in low-light conditions.
  • Page 66: Changing The Image Display Style After Shots

    Customizing Camera Operation Changing the Image Display Period After Shots Change how long images are displayed after shots as follows. Changing the Image Display Style After Shots Change the way images are displayed after shots as follows. Configure the setting. Press the n button, choose [Review] on the 4 tab, and then choose the desired option (p.
  • Page 67: Other Shooting Modes

    Other Shooting Modes Shoot more effectively in various scenes, and take shots enhanced with unique image effects or captured using special functions...
  • Page 68: Specific Scenes

    Specific Scenes Choose a mode matching the shooting scene, and the camera will automatically configure the settings for optimal shots. Still Images Enter K mode. Set the mode dial to K. Choose a shooting mode. Press the m button, choose and then choose a shooting mode (p.
  • Page 69 Shoot moving subjects (Sports) Shoot continuously as the camera keeps the subject in focus. For details on the shooting range, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide. Shoot evening scenes without using a tripod (Handheld NightScene) Beautiful shots of evening scenes, created by combining consecutive shots to reduce camera shake and image noise.
  • Page 70 Specific Scenes • Because the camera will shoot continuously in steady while shooting. • mode, shooting conditions that cause excessive camera shake or similar issues may prevent the camera from combining images, and you may not be able to obtain the expected results. In t mode, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to •...
  • Page 71: Image Effects (creative Filters)

    Image Effects (Creative Filters) Add a variety of effects to images when shooting. • first, to make sure you obtain the desired results. Still Images Enter mode. Set the mode dial to Choose a shooting mode. Press the m button, choose and then choose a shooting mode (p.
  • Page 72 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Shooting High-Contrast Scenes (High Dynamic Range) Three consecutive images are captured at different brightness levels each time you shoot, and the camera combines image areas with optimal brightness to create a single image. This mode can reduce the washed-out highlights and loss of detail in shadows that tends to occur in high-contrast shots.
  • Page 73 Adding Color Effects Effect Off Sepia Super Vivid Poster Effect Shooting with Faded Colors (Nostalgic) This effect makes colors look faded and images look weathered, as in old photographs. Choose from five effect levels. • Colors will look faded on the shooting screen, but the image aging effect is not shown.
  • Page 74 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Shooting with a Fish-Eye Lens Effect (Fish-eye Effect) Shoot with the distorting effect of a fish-eye lens. Shots Resembling Miniature Models (Miniature Effect) Creates the effect of a miniature model, by blurring image areas above and below your selected area.
  • Page 75 Playback Speed and Estimated Playback Time (for One- Minute Clips) Speed • The zoom is not available when shooting movies. Be sure to set the zoom before shooting. To switch the orientation of the frame to vertical, press the qr buttons in step •...
  • Page 76 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect (Toy Camera Effect) This effect makes images resemble shots from a toy camera by vignetting (darker, blurred image corners) and changing the overall color. Standard Shots resemble toy camera images. Warm Images have a warmer tone than with [Standard].
  • Page 77: Shooting In Monochrome

    Shooting in Monochrome Shoot images in black and white, sepia, or blue and white. Black and white shots. Sepia Sepia tone shots. Blue Blue and white shots. Image Effects (Creative Filters) Still Images Choose Follow steps 1 – 2 on p. 71 and choose Choose a color tone.
  • Page 78 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Shooting with Color Accent Choose a single image color to keep and change other colors to black and white. Recorded Color • Using the flash in this mode may cause unexpected results. • In some shooting scenes, images may look grainy and colors may not look as expected.
  • Page 79: Shooting With Color Swap

    Shooting with Color Swap You can replace one image color with another before shooting. Note that only one color can be replaced. Image Effects (Creative Filters) Still Images Choose Y. Follow steps 1 – 2 on p. 71 and choose Y. Access the setting screen.
  • Page 80 Image Effects (Creative Filters) • Using the flash in this mode may cause unexpected results. • In some shooting scenes, images may look grainy and colors may not look as expected. To replace only your specified color, choose a large negative value. To replace colors similar to your specified color as well, choose a large positive value.
  • Page 81: Special Modes For Other Purposes

    Special Modes for Other Purposes Auto Clip Recording (Movie Digest) You can make a short movie of a day just by shooting still images. Before each shot, the camera will automatically record a movie clip of the scene. Each clip recorded that day is combined into a single file. •...
  • Page 82 Special Modes for Other Purposes Auto Shooting After Face Detection (Smart Shutter) Auto Shooting After Smile Detection The camera shoots automatically after detecting a smile, even without you pressing the shutter button. • Switch to another mode when you finish shooting, or the camera will continue shooting each time a smile is detected.
  • Page 83 Using the Wink Self-Timer Aim the camera at a person and press the shutter button all the way down. The camera will shoot about two seconds after a wink is detected. • If the wink is not detected, wink again slowly and deliberately. •...
  • Page 84: Using The Face Self-timer

    Special Modes for Other Purposes Using the Face Self-Timer The camera will shoot about two seconds after detecting that the face of another person (such as the photographer) has entered the shooting area (p. 108). This is useful when including yourself in group photos or similar shots. •...
  • Page 85 High-Speed Continuous Shooting (High-speed Burst HQ) You can shoot a series of shots in rapid succession by holding the shutter button all the way down. For details on continuous shooting speed, and maximum number of continuous shots, see “Continuous Shooting Speed” (see “Specifications”...
  • Page 86 Special Modes for Other Purposes • Grouped images can be played back individually (p. 144) and ungrouped (p. 144). • Protecting (p. 148) a grouped image will protect all images in the group. • Grouped images can be viewed individually when played back using Filtered Playback (p.
  • Page 87: Shooting Stitch Assist Images

    Shooting Stitch Assist Images Shoot a large subject by taking multiple shots at various positions, and then use the included software to combine them into a panorama. • This function is not available when using a TV as a display while shooting (p.
  • Page 88: Shooting Various Movies

    Shooting Various Movies Shooting Movies in E Mode Locking or Changing Image Brightness Before Shooting Before shooting, you can lock the exposure or change it in 1/3-stop increments within a range of –2 to +2. Enter E mode. Set the mode dial to E. Configure the settings to suit the movie (pp.
  • Page 89: Shooting Iframe Movies

    Shooting iFrame Movies Shoot movies that can be edited with iFrame-compatible software or devices. You can quickly edit, save, and manage iFrame movies using the included software. • The resolution is • iFrame is a video format developed by Apple. Choose Set the mode dial to E.
  • Page 91: G Mode

    G mode More discerning shots, in your preferred shooting style • Instructions in this chapter apply to the camera with the mode dial set to G mode. • G: Program AE; AE: Auto Exposure • Before using a function introduced in this chapter in modes other than G, make sure the function is available in that mode (pp.
  • Page 92: Shooting In Program Ae Mode (g Mode)

    Shooting in Program AE Mode (G Mode) You can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting style. • If adequate exposure cannot be obtained when you press the shutter button halfway, shutter speeds and aperture values are displayed in orange. To obtain adequate exposure, try adjusting the following settings.
  • Page 93: Image Brightness (exposure Compensation)

    Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Adjusting Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) The standard exposure set by the camera can be adjusted in 1/3-stop increments, in a range of –3 to +3. Locking Image Brightness/Exposure (AE Lock) Before shooting, you can lock the exposure, or you can specify focus and exposure separately.
  • Page 94: Changing The Metering Method

    Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Changing the Metering Method Adjust the metering method (how brightness is measured) to suit shooting conditions as follows. For typical shooting conditions, including backlit shots. Evaluative Automatically adjusts exposure to match the shooting conditions. Determines the average brightness of light across the entire image Center area, calculated by treating brightness in the central area as more Weighted Avg.
  • Page 95: Changing The Iso Speed

    Changing the ISO Speed • To view the automatically set ISO speed when the camera is set to the shutter button halfway. • Although choosing a lower ISO speed may reduce image graininess, there may be a greater risk of subject blurriness in some shooting conditions. •...
  • Page 96: Adjusting Sensitivity

    Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Adjusting Sensitivity Choose from three levels of sensitivity for If you press the n button while in the ISO auto settings screen (p. 95), the • [ISO Auto Settings] screen will appear. Changing the Noise Reduction Level (High ISO You can choose from 3 levels of noise reduction: [Standard], [High], [Low].
  • Page 97 Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB Mode) Three consecutive images are captured at different exposure levels (standard exposure, underexposure, and then overexposure) each time you shoot. You can adjust the amount of underexposure and overexposure (relative to standard exposure) from –2 to +2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. AEB is only available in ! mode (pp.
  • Page 98 Image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Before shooting, excessively bright or dark image areas (such as faces or backgrounds) can be detected and automatically adjusted to the optimal brightness. To avoid washed-out highlights, specify Dynamic Range Correction. To preserve image detail in shadows, specify Shadow Correct.
  • Page 99: Shadow Correct

    Shadow Correct Using the ND Filter To shoot at slower shutter speeds and smaller aperture values, use the ND filter, which reduces light intensity to 1/8 the actual level (equivalent to 3 stops). • Mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still and prevent camera shake.
  • Page 100: Color And Continuous Shooting

    Color and Continuous Shooting Adjusting White Balance By adjusting white balance (WB), you can make image colors look more natural for the scene you are shooting. Automatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting Auto conditions. Day Light For shooting outdoors in fair weather. Cloudy For shooting in cloudy conditions, in the shade, or at twilight.
  • Page 101: Custom White Balance

    Custom White Balance For image colors that look natural under the light in your shot, adjust white balance to suit the light source where you are shooting. Set the white balance under the same light source that will illuminate your shot. •...
  • Page 102 Color and Continuous Shooting • The camera will retain white balance correction levels even if you switch to another white balance option in step 1, but correction levels will be reset if you record custom white balance data. • B: blue; A: amber; M: magenta; G: green •...
  • Page 103: Custom Color

    Vivid Blue Vivid Green Vivid Red Custom Color • White balance (p. 100) cannot be set in • With modified. These settings may not produce the expected results with some skin tones. Custom Color Choose the desired level of image contrast, sharpness, color saturation, red, green, blue, and skin tones in a range of 1 –...
  • Page 104: Continuous Shooting

    Color and Continuous Shooting Continuous Shooting Hold the shutter button all the way down to shoot continuously. Mode Continuous shooting, with the focus and exposure determined Continuous when you press the shutter button halfway. Continuous Continuous shooting and focusing. Shooting AF [AF Frame] is set to [Center] and cannot be changed.
  • Page 105: Shooting Range And Focusing

    Shooting Range and Focusing Shooting at Preset Focal Lengths (Step Zoom) You can shoot at preset focal lengths of 28 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 85 mm, 100 mm or 112 mm (35mm film equivalents). This is convenient when you want to shoot at the angle of view of those focal lengths.
  • Page 106: Shooting In Manual Focus Mode

    Shooting Range and Focusing • If the flash fires, vignetting may occur. • Be careful to avoid damaging the lens. In the yellow bar display area below the zoom bar, e will turn gray • and the camera will not focus. •...
  • Page 107 • AF frame mode or size cannot be changed while focusing manually (p. 108). If you want to change the AF frame mode or size, cancel manual focus mode first. • Focusing is possible when using the digital zoom (p. 51) or digital tele-converter, or when using a TV as a display (p.
  • Page 108: Changing The Af Frame Mode

    Shooting Range and Focusing • The respective focal lengths when using [1.5x] and [1.9x] are 42.0 – 168 mm and 53.2 – 213 mm (35mm film equivalent). • The shutter speed may be equivalent when you move the zoom lever all the way toward i for maximum telephoto, and when you zoom in to enlarge the subject to the same size following step 2 on p.
  • Page 109 • If faces are not detected, or when only gray frames are displayed (without a white frame), up to nine green frames are displayed in the areas in focus when you press the shutter button halfway. • If faces are not detected when Servo AF (p. 112) is set to [On], the AF frame is displayed in the center of the screen when you press the shutter button halfway.
  • Page 110 Shooting Range and Focusing Moving and Resizing AF Frames (FlexiZone) When you want to change the position or size of the AF frame, set the AF frame mode to [FlexiZone] (p. 109). • AF frames are displayed at normal size when you use the digital zoom (p.
  • Page 111 Shooting Range and Focusing Still Images Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows. Choose [Tracking AF]. Follow the steps in “Changing the AF Frame Mode” (p. 108) to choose [Tracking AF]. is displayed in the center of the screen.
  • Page 112: Shooting With Servo Af

    Shooting Range and Focusing • [Servo AF] is set to [On] and cannot be changed. • Tracking may not be possible when subjects are too small or move too rapidly, or when subject color or brightness matches that of the background too closely.
  • Page 113: Changing The Focus Setting

    Changing the Focus Setting You can change default camera operation of constantly focusing on subjects it is aimed at, even when the shutter button is not pressed. Instead, you can limit camera focusing to the moment you press the shutter button halfway. Choosing a Person to Focus On (Face Select) You can shoot after choosing a specific person’s face to focus on.
  • Page 114: Shooting With The Af Lock

    Shooting Range and Focusing Shooting with the AF Lock The focus can be locked. After you lock the focus, the focal position will not change even when you release your finger from the shutter button. Choose the face to focus on. To switch the face frame detected face, press the After you have switched the face frame to all...
  • Page 115 Focus Bracketing (Focus-BKT Mode) Three consecutive images are captured each time you shoot, with the first one at the focal distance you set manually and the others at farther and nearer focal positions determined by presets. The distance from your specified focus can be set in three levels.
  • Page 116: Flash

    Flash Activating Flash You can have the flash fire for each shot. For details on the flash range, see “Flash Range” (see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide). • If the flash is lowered, the setting screen will not appear even if you press the r button.
  • Page 117: Adjusting The Flash Exposure Compensation

    • Mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still and prevent camera shake. In this case, set [IS Mode] to [Off] (p. 120). • If the flash is lowered, the setting screen will not appear even if you press the r button.
  • Page 118: Shooting With The Fe Lock

    Flash Shooting with the FE Lock Just as with the AE lock (p. 93), you can lock the exposure for the flash shots. • FE: Flash Exposure Changing the Flash Timing Change the timing of the flash and shutter release as follows. Raise the flash and set it to h (p.
  • Page 119: Shooting Raw Images

    Shooting RAW Images RAW images are “raw” (unprocessed) data, recorded with essentially no loss of image quality from the camera’s internal image processing. Use the included software to adjust RAW images as desired with minimal loss of image quality. Records JPEG images. JPEG images are processed in the camera for optimal image quality and compressed to reduce file size.
  • Page 120: Other Settings

    Other Settings Changing the IS Mode Settings • If image stabilization cannot prevent camera shake, mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to hold it still. In this case, set [IS Mode] to [Off]. Still Images Access the setting screen. Press the n button, choose [IS Settings] on the 4 tab, and then press the m button (p.
  • Page 121 Deactivating Powered IS Powered IS reduces slow camera shake that may occur when recording telephoto movies. However, this option may not produce the expected results when used for the stronger camera shake that may occur when shooting while walking or when moving the camera to match subject movement. In this case, set Powered IS to [Off].
  • Page 123: Tv, Av, M, C1, C2 Mode

    Tv, Av, M, C1, C2 Mode Take smarter, more sophisticated shots, and customize the camera for your shooting style • Instructions in this chapter apply to the camera as set to the respective mode.
  • Page 124: Specific Shutter Speeds (tv Mode)

    Specific Shutter Speeds (Tv Mode) Set your preferred shutter speed before shooting as follows. The camera automatically adjusts the aperture value to suit your shutter speed. For details on available shutter speeds, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide. • With slow shutter speeds, there will be a delay before you can shoot again, as the camera processes images to reduce noise.
  • Page 125: Specific Aperture Values (av Mode)

    Specific Aperture Values (Av Mode) Set your preferred aperture value before shooting as follows. The camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed to suit your aperture value. For details on available aperture values, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide. • Orange display of shutter speeds when you press the shutter button halfway indicates that the settings deviate from standard exposure.
  • Page 126: Specific Shutter Speeds And Aperture Values (m Mode)

    Specific Shutter Speeds and Aperture Values (M Mode) Follow these steps before shooting to set your preferred shutter speed and aperture value to obtain the desired exposure. For details on available shutter speeds and aperture values, see “Specifications” in the Getting Started guide. Aperture Value Shutter Speed Standard...
  • Page 127: Adjusting The Flash Output

    D: Manual • • Calculation of standard exposure is based on the specified metering method (p. 94). You can customize camera operation so that turning the 7 dial changes shutter • speed and turning the z dial changes the aperture value (p. 129). Adjusting the Flash Output Choose from the three flash levels in D mode.
  • Page 128: Customization For Shooting Styles

    Customization for Shooting Styles Customizing Display Information Customize what information is shown in various display modes (switched by pressing the p button), and whether or not the information is shown on the LCD monitor or viewfinder. Shooting Info Displays shooting information (p. 222). Grid Lines Displays a reference grid.
  • Page 129: Control Dial

    • Settings will not be saved if you press the shutter button halfway and return to the shooting screen from the custom display settings screen. • Grayed-out items can also be specified, but they may not be displayed in some shooting modes. •...
  • Page 130: Assignable Functions

    Customization for Shooting Styles Assignable Functions Functions you can assign to the front dial and control dial vary depending on shooting mode. On the setting screen, you can assign aspect ratio switching (p. 56), white balance correction (p. 100), step zoom (p. 105), or i-Contrast (p.
  • Page 131 Assigning Functions to the • To restore default settings, choose • Icons labeled with indicate that the function is not available in the current shooting mode or under current function conditions. • When the function is used, each press of the balance data (p.
  • Page 132: Saving Shooting Settings

    Customization for Shooting Styles Saving Shooting Settings Save commonly used shooting modes and your configured function settings for reuse. To access saved settings later, simply turn the mode dial to . Even settings that are usually cleared when you switch shooting modes or turn the camera off (such as self-timer settings) can be retained this way.
  • Page 133 • To edit saved settings (except their shooting mode), choose , change the settings, and then repeat steps 2 – 3. These setting details are not applied in other shooting modes. • To clear information you have saved to turn the mode dial to Saving Commonly Used Shooting Menus (My Menu) Save up to five commonly used shooting menus as menus on the...
  • Page 134 Customization for Shooting Styles • Grayed-out items in step 2 can also be specified, but they may not be available in some shooting modes. To make My Menu immediately accessible by pressing the n button in • Shooting mode, choose [Set default view] and press the qr buttons to choose [Yes].
  • Page 135: Playback Mode

    Playback Mode Have fun reviewing your shots, and browse or edit them in many ways • To prepare the camera for these operations, press the 1 button to enter Playback mode. • It may not be possible to play back or edit images that were renamed or already edited on a computer, or images from other cameras.
  • Page 136: Viewing

    Viewing After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as follows. Still Images 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 137 • To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button halfway. To deactivate Scroll Display, press the n button, choose [Scroll Display] • on the 1 tab, and then choose [Off]. For playback from the last image viewed, press the n button, choose •...
  • Page 138: Switching Display Modes

    Viewing Switching Display Modes Press the p button to view other information on the screen, or to hide the information. For details on the information displayed, see p. 222. No information is displayed Information *Not shown for movies. Switching display modes by pressing the p button is also possible immediately •...
  • Page 139: Checking The Focus

    RGB Histogram RGB Histogram Checking the Focus To check the focus of your shots, you can magnify the area of the image that was in the AF frame at the time of shooting. To view an RGB histogram, press the o button in detailed information display.
  • Page 140 Viewing Zoom in or out, or view other image areas. As you examine the focus, use the zoom lever to zoom in or out. Press the opqr buttons to adjust the display position. Press the n button to restore the original display in step 1.
  • Page 141: Browsing And Filtering Images

    Browsing and Filtering Images Navigating Through Images in an Index By displaying multiple images in an index, you can quickly find the images you are looking for. Filtering Image Display To find images on a memory card full of images, you can filter image display, restricting display to images matching a specific filter.
  • Page 142 Browsing and Filtering Images Filtering Display by Filter Conditions • When the camera has found no corresponding images for some filters, those filters will not be available. • Options for viewing filtered images (step 2) include “Navigating Through Images in an Index” (p. 141), “Viewing Slideshows” (p. 146), and “Magnifying Images” (p.
  • Page 143 Jumping by Using the Front Dial to Jump Turn the front dial to jump images using the Turning the z dial when browsing images in index display will jump to the • previous or next image according to the jump method chosen in single-image display.
  • Page 144: Viewing Individual Images In A Group

    Browsing and Filtering Images Viewing Individual Images in a Group Grouped images shot in but they can also be viewed individually. • During group playback (step 2), you can browse through images quickly (“Navigating Through Images in an Index” (p. 141)) and magnify them (“Magnifying Images”...
  • Page 145: Image Viewing Options

    Image Viewing Options Magnifying Images Approximate Position of Displayed Area • You can return to single-image display from magnified display by pressing the n button. Magnify an image. Moving the zoom lever toward k will zoom in and magnify the image. You can magnify images up to about 10x by continuing to hold the zoom lever.
  • Page 146: Viewing Slideshows

    Image Viewing Options Viewing Slideshows Automatically play back images from a memory card as follows. • The camera’s power-saving functions (p. 36) are deactivated during slideshows. To pause or resume slideshows, press the m button. • You can switch to other images during playback by pressing the qr buttons or •...
  • Page 147 Auto Playback of Similar Images (Smart Shuffle) Based on the current image, the camera offers four images similar to it that you may wish to view. After you choose to view one of those images, the camera offers four more images. This is an enjoyable way to play back images in an unexpected order.
  • Page 148: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images Protect important images to prevent accidental erasure by the camera (pp. 152). Choosing a Selection Method • Protected images on a memory card will be erased if you format the card (pp. 171, 172). • Protected images cannot be erased by the camera. To erase them, cancel protection settings first.
  • Page 149: Choosing Images Individually

    Choosing Images Individually • Images will not be protected if you switch to Shooting mode or turn the camera off before finishing the setup process in step 3. Choose [Select]. Following step 2 on p. 148, choose [Select] and press the m button. Choose an image.
  • Page 150: Selecting A Range

    Protecting Images Selecting a Range Choose [Select Range]. Following step 2 on p. 148, choose [Select Range] and press the m button. Choose a starting image. Press the m button. Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to choose an image, and then press the m button.
  • Page 151: Specifying All Images At Once

    You can also choose the first or last image by turning the 7 dial when the top • screen in steps 2 and 3 is displayed. Specifying All Images at Once • To cancel protection for groups of images, choose [Unlock] in step 4 of “Selecting a Range”...
  • Page 152: Erasing Images

    Erasing Images You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when erasing images, because they cannot be recovered. Erasing All Images You can erase all images at once. Be careful when erasing images, because they cannot be recovered. However, protected images (p. 148) cannot be erased.
  • Page 153 Choosing Images Individually Selecting a Range Choose [Select]. Following step 2 on p. 152, choose [Select] and press the m button. Choose an image. Once you follow step 2 on p. 149 to choose an image, is displayed. To cancel erasure, press the m button again.
  • Page 154 Erasing Images Specifying All Images at Once Choose [All Images]. Following step 2 on p. 152, choose [All Images] and press the m button. Erase the images. Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to choose [OK], and then press the m button.
  • Page 155: Rotating Images

    Rotating Images Change the orientation of images and save them as follows. • Movies with an image quality of • Rotation is not possible when [Auto Rotate] is set to [Off] (see below). Deactivating Auto Rotation Follow these steps to deactivate automatic rotation by the camera, which rotates images shot in vertical orientation so they are displayed vertically on the camera.
  • Page 156 Rotating Images • Images cannot be rotated when you set [Auto Rotate] to [Off]. Additionally, images already rotated will be displayed in the original orientation. • In Smart Shuffle (p. 147) mode, even if [Auto Rotate] is set to [Off], images shot vertically will be displayed vertically, and rotated images will be displayed in the rotated orientation.
  • Page 157: Image Categories

    Image Categories You can tag images as favorites and assign them to My Category (p. 158). By choosing a category in filtered playback, you can restrict the following operations to all of those images. • Viewing (p. 136), Viewing Slideshows (p. 146), Protecting Images (p. 148), Erasing Images (p.
  • Page 158 Image Categories Organizing Images by Category (My Category) You can organize images into categories. Note that images are automatically categorized at the time of shooting, according to shooting conditions. :Images with detected faces, or images shot in I or V mode. :Images detected as O, or mode.
  • Page 159 • Images will not be assigned to a category if you switch to Shooting mode or turn the camera off before finishing the setup process in step 4. Selecting a Range • You can clear the selection of all images in the [Select Range] category by choosing [Deselect] in step 4.
  • Page 160: Editing Still Images

    Editing Still Images • Image editing (pp. 160 – 164) is only available when the memory card has sufficient free space. Resizing Images Save a copy of images at a lower resolution. Choose [Resize]. Press the n button, and then choose [Resize] on the 1 tab (p.
  • Page 161 • Editing is not possible for images saved as • RAW images cannot be edited. • Images cannot be resized to a higher resolution. Cropping You can specify a portion of an image to save as a separate image file. Cropping Area Resolution After Cropping Preview of Image...
  • Page 162 Editing Still Images • Editing is not possible for images shot at a resolution of resized to (p. 160). • RAW images cannot be edited. • Images supported for cropping will have the same aspect ratio after cropping. • Cropped images will have a smaller resolution than uncropped images. Changing Image Color Tones (My Colors) You can adjust image colors and then save the edited image as a separate file.
  • Page 163 Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Excessively dark image areas (such as faces or backgrounds) can be detected and automatically adjusted to the optimal brightness. Insufficient overall image contrast is also automatically corrected, to make subjects stand out better. Choose from four correction levels, and then save the image as a separate file.
  • Page 164: Correcting Red-eye

    Editing Still Images Correcting Red-Eye Automatically corrects images affected by red-eye. You can save the corrected image as a separate file. • Some images may not be corrected accurately. • To overwrite the original image with the corrected image, choose [Overwrite] in step 4.
  • Page 165: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies You can cut movies to remove unneeded portions at the beginning or end. Movie Editing Panel Movie Editing Bar Choose *. Following steps 1 – 3 on p. 136, choose * and press the m button. The movie editing panel and editing bar are now displayed.
  • Page 166: Save The Edited Movie

    Editing Movies • To overwrite the original movie with the cut one, choose [Overwrite] in step 4. In this case, the original movie will be erased. • Only [Overwrite] is available when memory cards lack sufficient free space. • Movies may not be saved if the battery runs out while saving is in progress.
  • Page 167: Setting Menu

    Setting Menu Customize or adjust basic camera functions for greater convenience...
  • Page 168: Adjusting Basic Camera Functions

    Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Functions can be configured on the 3 tab. Customize commonly used functions as desired, for greater convenience (p. 41). Silencing Camera Operations Silence camera sounds and movies as follows. Operation can also be silenced by holding down the p button as you turn the •...
  • Page 169: Hiding Hints And Tips

    Customizing Sounds Customize camera operating sounds as follows. • The default shutter sound is used in changes to [Shutter Sound]. Hiding Hints and Tips Hints and tips are normally shown when you choose FUNC. menu (p. 40) or Menu (p. 41) items. If you prefer, you can deactivate this information. Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Choose [Sound Options], and then press the m button.
  • Page 170: Screen Brightness

    Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Screen Brightness Adjust screen brightness as follows. For maximum brightness, press and hold the p button for at least one second • when the shooting screen is displayed or when in single-image display. (This will override the [LCD Brightness] setting on the 3 tab.) To restore the original brightness, press and hold the p button again for at least one second or restart the camera.
  • Page 171: In Playback Mode

    Customizing the Start-up Screen • The previous start-up setting is overwritten when you assign a new start-up image. • You can assign the operating sounds and start-up images for your camera from the included software. For details, refer to the Software Guide. Formatting Memory Cards Before using a new memory card or a card formatted in another device, you should format the card with this camera.
  • Page 172: Format The Memory Card

    Adjusting Basic Camera Functions • Formatting or erasing data on a memory card only changes file management information on the card and does not erase the data completely. When transferring or disposing of memory cards, take steps to protect personal information if necessary, as by physically destroying cards.
  • Page 173: File Numbering

    File Numbering Your shots are automatically numbered in sequential order (0001 – 9999) and saved in folders that store up to 2,000 images each. You can change how the camera assigns file numbers. • Regardless of the option selected in this setting, shots may be numbered consecutively after the last number of existing images on newly inserted memory cards.
  • Page 174: Lens Retraction Timing

    Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Lens Retraction Timing The lens is normally retracted for safety about one minute after you press the 1 button in Shooting mode (p. 36). To have the lens retracted immediately after you press the 1 button, set the retraction timing to [0 sec.]. Power-Saving Adjustment Adjust the timing of automatic camera and screen deactivation (Auto Power Down and Display Off, respectively) as needed (p.
  • Page 175: World Clock

    World Clock To ensure that your shots will have the correct local date and time when you travel abroad, simply register the destination in advance and switch to that time zone. This convenient feature eliminates the need to change the Date/ Time setting manually.
  • Page 176: Date And Time

    Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Date and Time Adjust the date and time as follows. Metric/Non-Metric Display Change the unit of measurement shown in the MF indicator (p. 106) and zoom bar (p. 44) from m/cm to ft/in as needed. Electronic Level Calibration Calibrate the electronic level if it seems ineffective in helping you level the camera.
  • Page 177: Resetting The Electronic Level

    Resetting the Electronic Level Restore the electronic level to its original state as follows. Note that this is not possible unless you have calibrated the electronic level. Setting Copyright Information to Record in Images To record the author’s name and copyright details in images, set this information beforehand as follows.
  • Page 178: Deleting All Copyright Information

    Adjusting Basic Camera Functions • To check the information entered, choose [Display Copyright Info] on the screen in step 1, and then press the m button. • You can also use the included software (p. 26) to enter, change, and delete copyright information.
  • Page 179: Adjusting Other Settings

    Display Language Change the display language as needed. • You can also access the [Language] screen in Playback mode by pressing and holding the m button and immediately pressing the n button. Adjusting Other Settings The following settings can also be adjusted on the 3 tab. •...
  • Page 180 Adjusting Basic Camera Functions • The following functions are not restored to default settings. 3 tab settings [Time Zone] (p. 175), [Date/Time] (p. 176), [Language (p. 179), [Video System] (p. 186), and the image assigned to [Start-up Image] (p. 170) Custom white balance data you have recorded (p.
  • Page 181: Accessories

    Accessories Use included accessories effectively and enjoy the camera in more ways with optional Canon accessories and other compatible accessories sold separately...
  • Page 182: Tips On Using Included Accessories

    Tips on Using Included Accessories Effective Battery and Charger Use • Charge the battery on (or immediately before) the day of Charged batteries gradually lose their charge, even when they are not used. You can easily check the charge state of the battery by attaching the cover so that o is visible on a charged battery, and attaching it so that o is not visible on an uncharged battery.
  • Page 183: Flash Units

    • The battery charger and AC adapter kit can be used in areas with 100 – 240 V AC power (50/60 Hz). • For power outlets in a different format, use a commercially available adapter for the plug. Never use an electrical transformer designed for traveling, which may damage the battery.
  • Page 184: Other Accessories

    Optional Accessories Other Accessories Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3 Used to attach a Macro Twin Lite flash to the camera. Bracket BKT-DC1 Used to attach a Macro Twin Lite flash to the camera. Macrolite Adapter MLA-DC1 Used to attach a Macro Ring Lite or Macro Twin Lite flash to the camera.
  • Page 185 Canon Lens Filter (58 mm dia.) Protects the lens and enables a variety of shooting effects. Canon PictBridge-Compatible Printers Printing images without a computer is possible by connecting the camera to a Canon PictBridge-compatible printer. For details, visit your nearest Canon dealer. Optional Accessories...
  • Page 186: Using Optional Accessories

    Using Optional Accessories Playback on a TV By connecting the camera to a TV, you can view your shots on the larger screen of the TV. For details on connection or how to switch inputs, refer to the TV manual. •...
  • Page 187: Turn The Camera On

    • Correct display is not possible unless the camera video output format (NTSC or PAL) matches the TV format. To change the video output format, press the n button and choose [Video System] on the 3 tab. • When the camera and TV are connected, you can also shoot while previewing shots on the larger screen of the TV.
  • Page 188: Display Images

    Using Optional Accessories • Camera operating sounds are not played while the camera is connected to an HDTV. Controlling the Camera with a TV Remote Connecting the camera to an HDMI CEC-compatible TV enables playback (including slideshow playback) using the TV remote control. In this case, you will need to adjust some TV settings.
  • Page 189: Powering The Camera With Household Power

    Camera Control Panel Options Shown on the TV Return Group Playback Play Movie Slideshow Index Playback l Change Display • Pressing any buttons on the camera will switch control to the camera itself, which will prevent remote control until you return to single-image display. •...
  • Page 190 Using Optional Accessories Coupler Cable Port • Do not disconnect the adapter or unplug the power cord while the camera is still on. This may erase your shots or damage the camera. • Do not attach the adapter or adapter cord to other objects. Doing so could result in malfunction or damage to the product.
  • Page 191 Using a Lens Hood (Sold Separately) For wide-angle shots of backlit subjects without using the flash, attach optional Lens Hood LH-DC70 to prevent light outside the angle of view from entering the lens. • Vignetting may occur if you use the built-in flash when the lens hood is attached.
  • Page 192 To attach a lens filter, you will need Filter Adapter FA- DC58C (sold separately). • We recommend the use of genuine Canon filters (58 mm dia.). • When not using auto focus to shoot, set the manual focus option [Safety MF] to [On].
  • Page 193 • This camera does not support some Speedlite EX series functions. • Non-EX series Canon flash units may not fire correctly or may not fire at all, in some cases. • Use of non-Canon flash units (especially high-voltage flash units) or flash accessories may prevent normal camera operation and may damage the camera.
  • Page 194 Using Optional Accessories Speedlite 580EX II/430EX II/320EX/270EX II These optional flash units can provide bright lighting and meet a variety of flash photography needs. Still Images Attach the flash unit to the hot shoe. Turn the flash on, and then turn the camera on.
  • Page 195 • Settings for the built-in flash cannot be configured while a Speedlite EX series flash is attached, because that setting screen is no longer accessible. You can also access the setting screen by pressing the r button for at least one •...
  • Page 196 Using Optional Accessories Attach the macrolite adapter. Align the mark on the macrolite adapter with the mark on the camera, and then turn the adapter in the direction of the arrows until it locks in place. To remove the adapter, hold down the ring release button and turn the adapter in the opposite direction.
  • Page 197 • Keep cords (from the macro ring lite) away from flash heads. • When using a tripod, adjust the position of the legs to prevent them from coming into contact with the flash heads. • Use the screen to compose shots, because the viewfinder cannot be used with these accessories attached.
  • Page 198: The Camera

    Using Optional Accessories Attach the bracket to the camera. Slide the other bracket screw to the outer end of the bracket. Align the bracket screw with the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera, and then tighten the screw to secure Attach the off-camera shoe cord to the camera.
  • Page 199 • Keep cords (from the macro twin lite and off-camera shoe cord) away from flash heads. • When using a tripod, adjust the position of the legs to prevent them from coming into contact with the flash heads or the bracket. •...
  • Page 200 Using Optional Accessories Camera Settings Available with an External Flash (Sold Separately) The following settings are available in G, M, B, or D mode. In other shooting modes, only [Red-Eye Corr.] and [Red-Eye Lamp] can be configured. (The flash is adjusted and fired automatically, as needed.) Item Auto* Flash Mode...
  • Page 201 *6 For options other than On/Off, configure the setting on the flash unit itself. Not available with Speedlite 430EX II/320EX/270EX II, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, or Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. When this setting is set to [On], [Shutter Sync.] cannot be set to [2nd- curtain].
  • Page 202: Printing Images

    A Canon SELPHY CP series compact photo printer is used here for the sake of illustration. Screens displayed and available functions vary by printer. Also refer to the printer manual for additional information.
  • Page 203: Configuring Print Settings

    • For Canon PictBridge-compatible printers (sold separately), see p. 185. • RAW images cannot be printed. Configuring Print Settings is displayed. Choose an image. Press the qr buttons or turn the 7 dial to choose an image. Print the image.
  • Page 204 Printing Images Default Date File No. Both Default Red-Eye 1 No. of Copies Trimming — Paper — Settings Cropping Images Before Printing (Trimming) By cropping images before printing, you can print a desired image area instead of the entire image. Matches current printer settings.
  • Page 205: Choosing Paper Size And Layout Before Printing

    • Cropping may not be possible at small image sizes, or at some aspect ratios. • Dates may not be printed correctly if you crop images shot with [Date Stamp] selected. Choosing Paper Size and Layout Before Printing Print the image. On the screen in step 1, press the op buttons or turn the 7 dial to choose [Print], and then press the m button.
  • Page 206: Available Layout Options

    Printing Images Available Layout Options Default Matches current printer settings. Bordered Prints with blank space around the image. Borderless Borderless, edge-to-edge printing. N-up Choose how many images to print per sheet. Prints images for identification purposes. ID Photo Only available for images with a resolution of L and an aspect ratio of 4:3. Choose the print size.
  • Page 207: Printing Movie Scenes

    To cancel printing in progress, press the m button. • • [ID Photo] and [Sequence] are not available with Canon PictBridge-compatible printer models earlier than CP720 and CP730. Choose the printing area. Follow step 2 on p. 204 to choose the printing area.
  • Page 208 Printing Images Adding Images to Print Orders (DPOF) Batch printing (p. 211) and ordering prints from a photo development service can be set up on the camera. Choose up to 998 images on a memory card and configure relevant settings, such as the number of copies, as follows. The printing information you prepare this way will conform DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standards.
  • Page 209 The date is printed in a format matching setting details in [Date/Time] on the 3 • tab, accessible by pressing the n button (p. 18). • Index printing is not available on some Canon PictBridge-compatible printers (sold separately). Press the n button, and then choose [Print Settings] on the 2 tab. Choose and configure settings as desired (p.
  • Page 210: Setting Up Printing For Individual Images

    Printing Images Setting Up Printing for Individual Images Setting Up Printing for a Range of Images Choose [Select Images & Qty.]. Press the n button, choose [Select Images & Qty.] on the 2 tab, and then press the m button. Choose an image.
  • Page 211 Setting Up Printing for All Images Clearing All Print Orders Printing Images Added to Print Orders (DPOF) Configure the print settings. Press the op buttons to choose [Order], and then press the m button. Choose [Select All Images]. Following step 1 on p. 210, choose [Select All Images] and press the m button.
  • Page 212: Using An Eye-fi Card

    Using an Eye-Fi Card Before using an Eye-Fi card, always confirm that local use is permitted (p. 3). Inserting a prepared Eye-Fi card enables automatic wireless transfer of images to a computer or uploading to a photo-sharing website. Images are transferred by the Eye-Fi card. Refer to the card’s user manual or contact the manufacturer for instructions on preparing and using cards or resolving transfer problems.
  • Page 213: Checking Connection Information

    • Power saving (p. 36) on the camera is temporarily disabled during image transfer. • Choosing mode will interrupt the Eye-Fi connection. Although the Eye-Fi connection will be restored after you choose another shooting mode or enter Playback mode, the camera may transfer any movies made in Checking Connection Information Check the access point SSID used by the Eye-Fi card or the connection status, as needed.
  • Page 214 Using an Eye-Fi Card...
  • Page 215: Appendix

    Appendix Helpful information when using the camera...
  • Page 216: Troubleshooting

    The battery is swollen. • Battery swelling is normal and does not pose any safety concerns. However, if battery swelling prevents the battery from fitting in the camera, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Display on a TV Camera images look distorted or not displayed on a TV (p. 187).
  • Page 217 h flashes on the screen when the shutter button is pressed, and shooting is not possible (p. 47). is displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway (p. 46). • Set [IS mode] to [Continuous] (p. 120). Raise the flash and set the flash mode to h (p. 116). •...
  • Page 218 Troubleshooting Shots look grainy. • Lower the ISO speed (p. 95). • High ISO speeds in some shooting modes may cause grainy images (p. 70). Subjects are affected by red-eye (p. 58). • Set [Red-Eye Lamp] to [On] (p. 65) to activate the red-eye reduction lamp (p. 4) in flash shots.
  • Page 219: On A Computer

    Playback stops, or audio skips. • Switch to a memory card that you have performed low-level formatting on with the camera (p. 172). • There may be brief interruptions when playing movies copied to memory cards that have slow read speeds. •...
  • Page 220: On-screen Messages

    Memory card error (p. 172) • If the same error message is displayed even when you have inserted a formatted memory card facing the correct way, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk (p. 16). Insufficient space on card •...
  • Page 221 Switch to Playback mode to check for the image. • Frequent display of this error message may indicate camera damage. In this case, write down the error number (Exx) and contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. File Error •...
  • Page 222: On-screen Information

    On-Screen Information Shooting (Information Display) Battery level (p. 223) Camera orientation* White balance correction (p. 101) My Colors (p. 102) AEB shooting (p. 97) / Focus bracketing (p. 115) Drive mode (p. 104) Eye-Fi connection status (p. 212) Metering method (p. 94) Still image compression (p.
  • Page 223: Battery Level

    : Regular orientation, The camera detects the shooting orientation and adjusts settings for optimal shots. Orientation is also detected during playback, and in either orientation, the camera automatically rotates images as needed. However, the orientation may not be detected correctly when the camera is pointed straight up or down.
  • Page 224 On-Screen Information Playback (Detailed Information Display) Switch display (RGB histogram) (p. 139) My Category (p. 158) Exposure compensation level (p. 93), Exposure shift level (p. 88) ND filter (p. 99) White balance (p. 100), White balance correction (p. 101), Mercury lamp correction (p.
  • Page 225 Summary of Movie Control Panel in “Viewing” (p. 136) Exit Play Slow Motion (To adjust the playback speed, press the qr buttons or turn the dial. No sound is played.) Skip Backward* (To continue skipping backward, keep holding down the m button.) Previous Frame (For fast-rewind, keep holding down the m button.) Next Frame (For fast-forward, keep holding down the m button.)
  • Page 226: Functions And Menu Tables

    Functions and Menu Tables Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Function Exposure Compensation (p. 93) ISO Speed (p. 95) White Balance Correction (p. 101) Flash (p. 116) Metering Method (p. 94) Shutter Speed (p. 124) Aperture Value (p. 125) Program Shift (p. 93) AE Lock (p.
  • Page 227 w S O P t — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —...
  • Page 228 Functions and Menu Tables Function White Balance (p. 100) My Colors (p. 102) Bracketing (pp. 115, 97) Drive Mode (p. 104) Self-Timer (p. 52) Self-Timer Settings (p. 53) Flash Exposure Compensation (p. 117) Flash Output Level (p. 127) ND Filter (p. 99) Still Image Aspect Ratio (p.
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  • Page 230: Shooting Menu

    Functions and Menu Tables 4 Shooting Menu Function Face AiAF AF Frame (p. 108) Tracking AF FlexiZone/Center* Standard Digital Zoom (pp. 51, 107) Digital Tele-converter 1.5x/1.9x AF-Point Zoom (p. 63) Servo AF (p. 112) Off* Continuous AF (p. 113) AF-assist Beam (p. 65) MF-Point Zoom (p.
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  • Page 232 Functions and Menu Tables Function Hg Lamp Corr. (p. 59) On/Off* Center Spot AE Point (p. 94) AF Point Safety Shift (p. 125) Wind Filter (p. 61) 2 sec. Review (p. 66) 3 – 10 sec. Hold Review Info (p. 66) Detailed Focus Check Blink Detection (p.
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  • Page 234: Set Up Menu

    Functions and Menu Tables 3 Set up Menu Item Mute Volume Sound Options Hints & Tips LCD Brightness Start-up Image Format File Numbering Create Folder Lens Retract Power Saving My Menu Menu Item My Menu settings Ref. Page p. 168 Time Zone p.
  • Page 235: Playback Menu

    1 Playback Menu Item Movie Digest Playback Smart Shuffle Slideshow Erase Protect Rotate Favorites My Category i-Contrast 2 Print Menu Item Print Select Images & Qty. Select Range Functions and Menu Tables Ref. Page Item p. 143 Red-Eye Correction p. 147 Trimming p.
  • Page 236: Handling Precautions

    • Use a blower brush to remove dust from the lens. If cleaning is difficult, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • To prevent condensation from forming on the camera after sudden temperature changes (when the camera is transferred from cold to warm environments), put the camera in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and let it gradually adjust to the temperature before removing it from the bag.
  • Page 237: Index

    Index AC adapter kit... 189 Accessories ... 182 AEB mode ... 97 AE lock ... 93 AF frames ... 22, 45, 108, 110 Focusing AF lock... 114 Aspect ratio... 56 AUTO mode (shooting mode)... 21, 39, 44 Av (shooting mode) ... 125 AV cable ...
  • Page 238 Index Servo AF... 112 Focusing range Macro... 105 Manual focus ... 106 Focus lock ... 109 FUNC. menu Basic operations ... 40 Handheld nightscene (shooting mode)... 69 High dynamic range (shooting mode) ... 72 High-speed burst HQ (shooting mode)... 85 Household power ...
  • Page 239 Shadow Correct... 99 Shooting Shooting date/time Date/time Shooting information... 128, 222 Slideshow ... 146 Smart Shuffle... 147 Smart Shutter (shooting mode) ... 82 Smile (shooting mode)... 82 Snow (shooting mode)... 70 Software DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk ... 2 Installation... 28 Sounds ...
  • Page 240 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 241: Trademark Acknowledgments

    Battery Charger CB-2LCE The adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug adapter for overseas use. For U.S.A. customers only: For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.
  • Page 242 • 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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