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Camera User Guide
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©CANON INC. 2013
Cover
Preliminary Notes
and Legal Information
Contents: Basic
Operations
Basic Guide
Advanced Guide
1
Camera Basics
2
Using GPS
Function
3
Auto Mode/
Hybrid Auto Mode
4
Other Shooting
Modes
5
P Mode
6
Tv, Av, and M
Mode
7
Playback Mode
8
Wi-Fi Functions
9
Setting Menu
10
Accessories
11
Appendix
Index
CDD-E515-010
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  • Page 1 To jump to the beginning of a chapter, click the chapter • Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future. title at right. Accessories From chapter title pages, you can access topics by clicking their titles. Appendix Index ©CANON INC. 2013 CDD-E515-010...
  • Page 2: Package Contents

    Cover Package Contents Compatible Memory Cards Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Before use, make sure the following items are included in the package. The following memory cards (sold separately) can be used, regardless of Contents: Basic If anything is missing, contact your camera retailer. capacity.
  • Page 3: Preliminary Notes And Legal Information

    Contents: Basic Operations • Take and review some test shots initially to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and Basic Guide affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory...
  • Page 4: Part Names And Conventions In This Guide

    Cover Part Names and Conventions in This • Shooting modes and on-screen icons and text are indicated in brackets. Preliminary Notes Guide and Legal Information • : Important information you should know Contents: Basic • : Notes and tips for expert camera use Operations =xx: Pages with related information (in this example, “xx”...
  • Page 5 Cover Preliminary Notes Turning the control dial is one way to and Legal Information choose setting items, switch images, and Contents: Basic perform other operations. Most of these Operations operations are also possible with the Basic Guide <o><p><q><r> buttons. • In this guide, icons are used to represent the corresponding camera Advanced Guide buttons and dials on which they appear or which they resemble.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Helpful Shooting Features ...65 Software, PDF Manuals Mode Sending Images to a Computer via Customizing Camera (on the included CD-ROM) ..21 Playback Mode ....100 CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ..143 Playback Mode Operation ........66 Downloadable Software ....26 Geotagging Images on the Viewing ........101 System Map .........30...
  • Page 7 Cover Printing Images ......162 Preliminary Notes Using an Eye-Fi Card....170 and Legal Information Contents: Basic Appendix ......172 Operations Troubleshooting ......173 Basic Guide On-Screen Messages ....176 Advanced Guide On-Screen Information ....179 Functions and Menu Tables ..181 Camera Basics Handling Precautions ....189 Specifications ......190 Using GPS...
  • Page 8: Contents: Basic Operations

    Cover Contents: Basic Operations Preliminary Notes Applying special effects and Legal Information Shoot Contents: Basic Operations Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode, Hybrid Auto Mode) ..Basic Guide Vivid Colors Poster Effect Fish-Eye Effect Shooting people well Advanced Guide Camera Basics Portraits Against Snow Using GPS...
  • Page 9: Safety Precautions

    Cover Safety Precautions View Preliminary Notes View images (Playback Mode) ............and Legal Information • Before using the product, please ensure that you read the safety Contents: Basic Automatic playback (Slideshow) ............precautions described below. Always ensure that the product is used Operations correctly.
  • Page 10: Using The Camera

    If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult objects. Basic Guide your camera retailer or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Be careful not to bump or push strongly on the lens. This could lead to injury or damage the camera.
  • Page 11 Cover • Do not sit down with the camera in your pocket. Caution Denotes the possibility of damage to the equipment. Preliminary Notes Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the screen. and Legal Information • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (such as the sun on a •...
  • Page 12: Basic Guide

    Cover Basic Guide Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Gives basic instructions, from initial preparations to Using GPS Function shooting, playback, and saving on a computer Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Other Shooting Modes P Mode Tv, Av, and M...
  • Page 13: Charging The Battery

    Cover Initial Preparations Charging the Battery Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Before use, charge the battery with the included charger. Be sure to charge Prepare for shooting as follows. Contents: Basic the battery initially, because the camera is not sold with the battery charged. Attaching the Strap Operations Basic Guide...
  • Page 14 Cover Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Preliminary Notes • To protect the battery and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge and Legal Information Insert the included battery and a memory card (sold separately). it continuously for more than 24 hours. Contents: Basic Note that before using a new memory card (or a memory card formatted •...
  • Page 15 Cover Insert the memory card. Preliminary Notes Removing the Battery and Memory Card and Legal Information Insert the memory card facing as shown Remove the battery. Contents: Basic until it clicks into the locked position. Operations Open the cover and press the battery Make sure the memory card is facing the Basic Guide lock in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 16: Setting The Date And Time

    Cover Setting the Date and Time Finish the setup process. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <m> button when finished. Set the current date and time correctly as follows if the [Date/Time] screen Contents: Basic After a confirmation message, the setting is displayed when you turn the camera on. Information you specify this way Operations screen is no longer displayed.
  • Page 17 Cover Display Language Choose [Date/Time]. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Move the zoom lever to choose the [3] Change the display language as needed. Contents: Basic tab. Operations Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the Enter Playback mode. Basic Guide <5>...
  • Page 18: Trying The Camera Out

    Cover Still Images Movies Shoot. Preliminary Notes Trying the Camera Out Shooting Still Images and Legal Information Contents: Basic Focus. Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or Operations movies, and then view them. Press the shutter button lightly, halfway Basic Guide down.
  • Page 19 Cover Viewing Shooting Movies Preliminary Notes Start shooting. and Legal Information After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as Contents: Basic Press the movie button. The camera follows. Operations beeps once as recording begins, and Basic Guide [ Rec] is displayed with the elapsed time.
  • Page 20 Cover Movies are identified by a [ ] icon. Preliminary Notes Erasing the Images and Legal Information To play movies, go to step 3. You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when Contents: Basic erasing images, because they cannot be recovered. Operations Basic Guide Choose an image to erase.
  • Page 21: Software, Pdf Manuals (on The Included Cd-rom)

    Cover PDF Manuals SX280 HS Preliminary Notes Software, PDF Manuals and Legal Information Camera User Guide (on the included CD-ROM) Contents: Basic Refer to this guide for a more in-depth understanding of camera Operations operation. The software and PDF manuals on the included DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Basic Guide Disk (CD-ROM) 2) are introduced below, with instructions for...
  • Page 22: System Requirements

    Cover System Requirements Preliminary Notes • Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including and Legal Information The software can be used on the following computers. Adobe Reader is supported OS versions. Contents: Basic required to view the PDF manuals.
  • Page 23 Cover Begin the installation. Preliminary Notes Install the files. and Legal Information Click [Easy Installation] and follow the Turn the camera on, and follow the Contents: Basic on-screen instructions to complete the on-screen instructions to complete the Operations installation process. installation process. Basic Guide The software will connect to the Internet to update to the latest version and...
  • Page 24 For Windows, follow the steps introduced 21). Playback Mode below. In the screen that displays, click the [ Wi-Fi Functions link to modify the program. Setting Menu Choose [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] Accessories and then click [OK]. Appendix Index...
  • Page 25 2. If CameraWindow is not displayed, Basic Guide click the [Start] menu and choose [All Programs] ► [Canon Utilities] ► The guide can be accessed from the help system of software (some [CameraWindow] ►...
  • Page 26: Downloadable Software

    Software Mac OS X 10.8* Advanced Guide Windows XP SP3 After downloading the software from the Canon website and installing it, you Computers running one of the above operating systems Computer Camera Basics (preinstalled), with an included USB port and Internet connection can do the following things on your computer.
  • Page 27: Installing The Software

    Download the software. Camera Basics terminal ( ). With a computer connected to the Using GPS Internet, access http://www.canon.com/ Function icpd/. Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Access the site for your country or region.
  • Page 28 Cover Saving Images to a Computer Install the files. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Turn the camera on, and follow the Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration. Contents: Basic on-screen instructions to complete the For other functions, refer to the help system of the relevant software (some Operations installation process.
  • Page 29 From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] on the screen displayed when you turn the camera on in step 2. If CameraWindow is not displayed, Basic Guide click the [Start] menu and choose [All Programs] ► [Canon Utilities] ► [CameraWindow] ► [CameraWindow]. Advanced Guide •...
  • Page 30: System Map

    WP-DC49 Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, HF-DC2* etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to *1 Also available for purchase separately. repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you *2 High-Power Flash HF-DC1 also supported.
  • Page 31: Advanced Guide

    Cover Advanced Guide Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Camera Basics Using GPS Function Practical guide that introduces other camera basics and Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode describes shooting and playback options Other Shooting Modes P Mode...
  • Page 32: On/off

    Cover On/Off Preliminary Notes Power Saving in Playback Mode and Legal Information The camera turns itself off automatically after about five minutes of Shooting Mode Contents: Basic inactivity. Operations Press the power button to turn the camera on and prepare for shooting. Basic Guide • You can deactivate Auto Power Down and adjust the timing of Display Off, if To turn the camera off, press the power you prefer 151).
  • Page 33: Shutter Button

    Cover Shutter Button Shooting Modes Preliminary Notes and Legal Information To ensure your shots are in focus, always begin by holding the shutter Use the mode dial to access each shooting mode. Contents: Basic button halfway down, and once the subject is in focus, press the button all Live View Control Mode P, Tv, Av, and M Modes Operations...
  • Page 34: Shooting Display Options

    Cover Shooting Display Options FUNC. Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <l> button to view other information on the screen, or to hide Configure commonly used functions through the FUNC. menu as follows. Contents: Basic the information. For details on the information displayed, see “On-Screen Note that menu items and options vary depending on the shooting mode Operations Information”...
  • Page 35: Menu Menu

    Cover MENU Menu Finish the setup process. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <m> button. Configure a variety of camera functions through other menus as follows. Contents: Basic The screen before you pressed the Menu items are grouped by purpose on tabs, such as shooting [4], Operations <m> button in step 1 is displayed again, playback [1], and so on.
  • Page 36: Indicator Display

    Cover Indicator Display Choose a setting. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the The indicator on the back of the camera 5) lights up or blinks Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose a setting. depending on the camera status. Operations To choose settings with options not SX280 HS...
  • Page 37: Clock

    Cover Clock Preliminary Notes and Legal Information You can check the current time. Contents: Basic Operations Press and hold the <m> button. Basic Guide The current time appears. Advanced Guide If you hold the camera vertically while using the clock function, it will switch Camera Basics to vertical display.
  • Page 38: Using Gps Function

    Cover Cover Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes and Legal Information and Legal Information Contents: Basic Contents: Basic Operations Operations Basic Guide Basic Guide Advanced Guide Advanced Guide SX280 HS Camera Basics Camera Basics Using GPS Function Using GPS Using GPS Function Function Basic GPS operations and features Auto Mode/...
  • Page 39: Using Gps Function

    Cover Cover Using GPS Function Where to Use GPS, and How to Hold the Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes Camera and Legal Information and Legal Information Camera location information (latitude, longitude, and elevation) based on Contents: Basic Contents: Basic signals acquired from GPS satellites can be added to the still images and GPS Antenna Operations Operations...
  • Page 40 Cover Cover Check the reception status. Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes Places With Poor GPS Coverage and Legal Information and Legal Information Use the camera outside, where there is • Location information may not be recorded, or inaccurate information may Contents: Basic Contents: Basic an unobstructed view of the sky.
  • Page 41 Cover Cover Geotagging Images While Shooting Logging Camera Location Data Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes and Legal Information and Legal Information The still images and movies you shoot can be geotagged, automatically You can keep a record of where the camera was taken by using location Contents: Basic Contents: Basic adding latitude, longitude, and elevation information.
  • Page 42: Memory Card

    Cover Cover Save the GPS log files to the Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes • Removing the battery after step 3 will deactivate the logger. To memory card. and Legal Information and Legal Information reactivate the logger after battery replacement, turn the camera on When you turn off the camera, a Contents: Basic Contents: Basic and then off again.
  • Page 43 Cover Cover Choose the log file to examine. Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes Checking the GPS Log Files and Legal Information and Legal Information To the right of today’s date, the time You can check the GPS log files saved to a memory card on the camera. Contents: Basic Contents: Basic elapsed from the last time location Operations Operations information was recorded is displayed. Access the [GPS Settings] Basic Guide Basic Guide...
  • Page 44 Cover Cover Automatically Updating the Date and Time Shortening the Time Required to Receive a Preliminary Notes Preliminary Notes GPS Signal and Legal Information and Legal Information You can have the date and time for the configured time zone (= Contents: Basic Contents: Basic 150) automatically updated when the camera receives GPS signals. You can shorten the time required to receive a GPS signal by saving Operations Operations...
  • Page 45 Accessories card is locked. A-GPS data are also erased when you format the memory card. Appendix Appendix • A-GPS data are obtained from the Canon server. Please be aware Index Index that Canon may cease providing this service without notice.
  • Page 46: Hybrid Auto Mode

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Auto Mode/Hybrid Auto Using GPS Mode Function Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Convenient mode for easy shots with greater control Other Shooting Modes over shooting P Mode Tv, Av, and M Mode...
  • Page 47: Shooting With Camera-determined

    Cover Still Images Movies Compose the shot. Preliminary Notes Shooting With Camera-Determined and Legal Information To zoom in and enlarge the subject, move Settings Contents: Basic the zoom lever toward <i> (telephoto), Operations and to zoom away from the subject, move For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes, it toward <j>...
  • Page 48: Shooting Movies

    Cover Shoot. Resize the subject and Preliminary Notes recompose the shot as needed. and Legal Information Press the shutter button all the way Contents: Basic down. To resize the subject, repeat the Operations operations in step 3 47). As the camera shoots, a shutter sound is However, note that the sound of camera Basic Guide played, and in low-light conditions when...
  • Page 49 Cover Shooting in Hybrid Auto Mode Preliminary Notes • Although the digest movie recorded on a particular day constitutes a single file, and Legal Information You can make a short movie of the day (digest movie). Just by shooting a single clip (chapter) is created with each shot. Contents: Basic still images, the camera will automatically record a movie clip of the scene •...
  • Page 50 Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies and Legal Information Contents: Basic • A flashing [ ] icon warns that images are more likely to be blurred Operations Microphone • Keep your fingers away from the by camera shake. In this case, mount the camera on a tripod or take microphone while shooting movies.
  • Page 51: Scene Icons

    Cover • When shooting movies, only People, Other Subjects, and At Close Range icons will Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes be displayed. Scene Icons and Legal Information • When shooting with the self-timer, People (In Motion), Smiling, Sleeping, Babies Contents: Basic In [ ] and [ ] modes, shooting scenes determined by the camera (Smiling), Babies (Sleeping), Children, Other Subjects (In Motion) icons will not be...
  • Page 52 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Continuous Shooting Scenes Image Stabilization Icons and Legal Information If you shoot a still image when the following scene icons are displayed, Contents: Basic Optimal image stabilization for the shooting conditions is automatically the camera will shoot continuously. If you press the shutter button halfway Operations applied (Intelligent IS).
  • Page 53: Common, Convenient Features

    Cover Common, Convenient Features Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes On-Screen Frames and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic In [ ] mode, a variety of frames are displayed once the camera detects Zooming In Closer on Subjects (Digital Zoom) Operations subjects you are aiming the camera at.
  • Page 54 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes • Moving the zoom lever will display the zoom bar (which indicates Using the Self-Timer and Legal Information the zoom position). The color of the zoom bar will change depending Contents: Basic With the self-timer, you can include yourself in group photos or other timed on the zoom range.
  • Page 55 Cover Shoot. Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies For Still Images: Press the shutter button and Legal Information halfway to focus on the subject, and then Customizing the Self-Timer Contents: Basic press it all the way down. Operations You can specify the delay (0 – 30 seconds) and number of shots (1 – 10). For Movies: Press the movie button.
  • Page 56 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Deactivating the Flash Adding a Date Stamp and Legal Information Contents: Basic Prepare the camera for shooting without the flash as follows. The camera can add the shooting date to images, in the lower-right corner. Operations However, note that date stamps cannot be edited or removed, so confirm beforehand that the date and time are correct 16).
  • Page 57: Personal Information

    Cover Using Face ID Preliminary Notes • Shots taken without adding a date stamp can be printed with one as follows. and Legal Information However, adding a date stamp this way to images that already have one may If you register a person ahead of time, the camera will detect that person’s Contents: Basic cause it to be printed twice.
  • Page 58 Cover Register the person’s name and Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the Preliminary Notes birthday. and Legal Information <5> dial to choose [Add to Registry], Contents: Basic and then press the <m> button. Press the <m> button. Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Press the <o><p><q><r> buttons or Press the <o><p>...
  • Page 59 Cover Shooting Save the settings. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the If you register a person ahead of time, the camera will prioritize that person Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose [Save], and then as the main subject, and optimize focus, brightness, and color for that Operations press the <m>...
  • Page 60 Cover Checking and Editing Registered Information Preliminary Notes • Registered people may not be correctly detected if the captured image or and Legal Information scene differs drastically from the registered face information. Access the [Check/Edit Info] Contents: Basic • If a registered face is not detected, or not easily detected, overwrite registered screen.
  • Page 61 Cover To check face information, choose [Face Preliminary Notes Overwriting and Adding Face Information and Legal Information Info List] (either press the <o><p> You can overwrite existing face information with new face info. You should Contents: Basic buttons or turn the <5> dial), and then update face information regularly, especially with babies and children, as Operations press the <m>...
  • Page 62 Cover Choose the face info to Preliminary Notes Erasing Registered Information overwrite. and Legal Information You can erase information (face info, name, birthday) registered to Face ID. Contents: Basic Press the <o><p><q><r> buttons or However, names recorded in previously shot images will not be erased. Operations turn the <5>...
  • Page 63: Changing The Aspect Ratio

    Cover Image Customization Features Still Images Preliminary Notes Changing Image Resolution (Size) and Legal Information Still Images Contents: Basic Choose from 4 levels of image resolution, as follows. For guidelines on Changing the Aspect Ratio Operations how many shots at each resolution setting can fit on a memory card, see “Number of 4:3 Shots per Memory Card” 191).
  • Page 64 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Red-Eye Correction Changing Movie Image Quality and Legal Information Contents: Basic Red-eye that occurs in the flash photography can be automatically 3 image quality settings are available. For guidelines on the maximum Operations corrected as follows. movie length at each level of image quality that will fit on a memory card, see “Recording Time per Memory Card” 191).
  • Page 65: Displaying Grid Lines

    Cover Helpful Shooting Features Still Images Preliminary Notes Magnifying the Area in Focus and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic You can check the focus by pressing the shutter button halfway, which will Displaying Grid Lines Operations enlarge the portion of the image in focus in the AF frame. Basic Guide Grid lines can be displayed on the screen for vertical and horizontal reference while shooting.
  • Page 66: Customizing Camera

    Cover Customizing Camera Operation Still Images Preliminary Notes Checking for Closed Eyes and Legal Information Customize shooting functions on the [4] tab of the menu as follows. Contents: Basic ] is displayed when the camera detects that people may have closed For instructions on menu functions, see “MENU Menu”...
  • Page 67 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Changing the Screen Displayed After Shots Changing the Image Display Style After Shots and Legal Information Change the way images are displayed after shots as follows. Contents: Basic You can change how long images are displayed and what information is Operations displayed immediately after shooting.
  • Page 68: Other Shooting Modes

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Other Shooting Modes Using GPS Function Shoot more effectively in various scenes, and take Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode shots enhanced with unique image effects or captured Other Shooting using special functions Modes...
  • Page 69: Brightness/color Customization

    Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Brightness/Color Customization Discreet Mode and Legal Information (Live View Control) Contents: Basic Shoot without activating camera sounds, the flash, or lamp as follows. Use Operations this mode where camera sounds, the flash, and lights are prohibited. Image brightness or colors when shooting can be easily customized as Basic Guide follows. Enter [ ] mode. Advanced Guide Set the mode dial to [ Enter [...
  • Page 70: Moving Subjects (sports)

    Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Images Displayed During Playback Moving Subjects (Sports) and Legal Information Each set of images shot continuously is managed as a single group, and Contents: Basic Shoot continuously as the camera focuses on moving subjects. only the first image in that group will be displayed. To indicate that the Operations image is part of a group, [ ] is displayed in the upper left of the screen.
  • Page 71: Specific Scenes

    Cover Specific Scenes Preliminary Notes Still Images and Legal Information Shoot evening scenes without Choose a mode matching the shooting scene, and the camera will Contents: Basic using a tripod (Handheld automatically configure the settings for optimal shots. Operations NightScene) Basic Guide Enter [K] mode. Beautiful shots of evening scenes or portraits with evening scenery in the Set the mode dial to [K].
  • Page 72 Cover Still Images Movies Still Images Preliminary Notes t Shoot fireworks (Fireworks) and Legal Information Shooting With an Underwater Focusing Range Contents: Basic Vivid shots of fireworks. If focusing is difficult in [S] mode 71) with a focus range of [ Operations using a focus range designed for underwater shooting can ensure optimal Basic Guide underwater shots.
  • Page 73: Image Effects (creative Filters)

    Cover Image Effects (Creative Filters) Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies and Legal Information Add a variety of effects to images when shooting. Contents: Basic Correcting White Balance Operations White balance can be manually corrected in [S] mode 71). This Enter [ ] mode. Basic Guide adjustment can match the effect of using a commercially available color- Set the mode dial to [...
  • Page 74 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies Shots Resembling Miniature Models and Legal Information (Miniature Effect) Posterized shots (Poster Effect) Contents: Basic Operations Shots that resemble an old poster or Creates the effect of a miniature model, by blurring image areas above and Basic Guide illustration.
  • Page 75 Cover Return to the shooting screen Still Images Preliminary Notes and shoot. Shooting with a Toy Camera Effect and Legal Information Press the <n> button to return to the (Toy Camera Effect) Contents: Basic shooting screen, and then shoot. Operations This effect makes images resemble shots from a toy camera by vignetting Basic Guide (darker, blurred image corners) and changing the overall color.
  • Page 76 Cover Still Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting With a Soft Focus Effect Shooting in Monochrome and Legal Information Contents: Basic This function allows you to shoot images as if a soft focus filter is attached Shoot images in black and white, sepia, or blue and white. Operations to the camera. You can adjust the effect level as desired. Basic Guide Choose [ ].
  • Page 77: Special Modes For Other

    Cover Special Modes for Other Purposes Preliminary Notes • You can also shoot as usual by pressing the shutter button. and Legal Information • The camera can detect smiles more easily when subjects face the camera and Still Images Contents: Basic open their mouth wide enough so that teeth are visible.
  • Page 78 Cover Face the camera and wink. Preliminary Notes Still Images and Legal Information The camera will shoot about two seconds Using the Face Self-Timer Contents: Basic after detecting a wink by the person Operations whose face is inside the frame. The camera will shoot about two seconds after detecting that the face of another person (such as the photographer) has entered the shooting area Basic Guide...
  • Page 79 Cover Still Images Join the subjects in the Preliminary Notes High-Speed Continuous Shooting shooting area and look at the and Legal Information (High-speed Burst HQ) camera. Contents: Basic Operations After the camera detects a new face, the You can shoot a series of shots in rapid succession by holding the shutter lamp blinking and self-timer sound will Basic Guide button all the way down.
  • Page 80: Shooting Various Movies

    Cover Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting Various Movies Movies and Legal Information Shooting Movies with Smoother Motion Contents: Basic Movies Operations Shoot movies with smoother motion, at nearly double the frame rate, as Shooting Movies in [E] Mode follows. Basic Guide Enter [E] mode.
  • Page 81 Cover Movies Preliminary Notes • Zooming is not available during recording, even if you move the Shooting Super Slow Motion Movies and Legal Information zoom lever. Contents: Basic You can shoot fast-moving subjects for playback later in slow motion. Note •...
  • Page 82: P Mode

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics P Mode Using GPS Function More discerning shots, in your preferred shooting style Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Other Shooting Modes P Mode Tv, Av, and M Mode Playback Mode •...
  • Page 83: Shooting In Program Ae

    Cover Image Brightness Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting in Program AE ([P] Mode) (Exposure Compensation) and Legal Information Contents: Basic You can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting Operations Still Images style. Adjusting Image Brightness Basic Guide (Exposure Compensation) Enter [G] mode.
  • Page 84 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Locking Image Brightness/Exposure Changing the Metering Method and Legal Information (AE Lock) Contents: Basic Adjust the metering method (how brightness is measured) to suit shooting Operations conditions as follows. Before shooting, you can lock the exposure, or you can specify focus and Basic Guide exposure separately.
  • Page 85 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Changing the ISO Speed Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) and Legal Information Contents: Basic Before shooting, excessively bright or dark image areas (such as faces or Press the <m> button, choose [ ] in Operations backgrounds) can be detected and automatically adjusted to the optimal the menu, and choose the desired option...
  • Page 86: Color And Continuous Shooting

    Cover Color and Continuous Shooting Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies and Legal Information Still Images Movies Custom White Balance Contents: Basic Adjusting White Balance Operations 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 Basic Guide By adjusting white balance (WB), you can make image colors look more balance under the same light source that will illuminate your shot.
  • Page 87 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Changing Image Color Tones (My Colors) • White balance 86) cannot be set in [ ] or [ ] modes. and Legal Information • With [ ] and [ ] modes, colors other than people’s skin tone may Contents: Basic Change image color tones as desired, such as converting images to sepia Operations...
  • Page 88 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes • Cannot be used with the self-timer 54) or [Blink Detection] Continuous Shooting and Legal Information 66). Contents: Basic Hold the shutter button all the way down to shoot continuously. • Shooting may stop momentarily or continuous shooting may slow Operations For details on the continuous shooting speed, see “Continuous Shooting down depending on shooting conditions, camera settings, and the...
  • Page 89: Shooting Range And Focusing

    Cover Shooting Range and Focusing Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Shooting in Manual Focus Mode and Legal Information Still Images Contents: Basic When focusing is not possible in AF mode, use manual focus. You can Shooting Close-ups (Macro) Operations specify the general focal position and then press the shutter button halfway to have the camera determine the optimal focal position near the position Basic Guide To restrict the focus to subjects at close range, set the camera to [e].
  • Page 90 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes • When you focus manually, the AF frame mode 90) is [Center] Changing the AF Frame Mode and Legal Information and AF frame size 90) is [Normal], and these settings cannot Contents: Basic Change the AF (auto focus) frame mode to suit the shooting conditions as be changed.
  • Page 91 Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies Still Images and Legal Information Face AiAF Choosing Subjects to Focus On (Tracking AF) Contents: Basic Operations Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows. • Detects people’s faces, and then sets the focus, exposure (evaluative Basic Guide metering only), and white balance ([ ] only).
  • Page 92 Cover Shoot. Preliminary Notes Still Images Press the shutter button halfway. [ and Legal Information changes to a blue [ ], which follows Shooting with Servo AF Contents: Basic the subject as the camera continues to Operations This mode helps avoid missing shots of subjects in motion, because the adjust the focus and exposure (Servo AF) camera continues to focus on the subject and adjust the exposure as long Basic Guide...
  • Page 93: Flash

    Cover Flash Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Changing the Focus Setting and Legal Information Still Images Contents: Basic You can change default camera operation of constantly focusing on subjects Activating Flash Operations 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.
  • Page 94 Cover Shoot. Still Images Preliminary Notes Shooting with the FE Lock Even after the flash fires, ensure that and Legal Information the main subject does not move until the Contents: Basic Just as with the AE lock 84), you can lock the exposure for the flash shutter sound is finished playing. Operations shots. Basic Guide • Mount the camera on a tripod or take other measures to keep it still Set the flash to [h] 93).
  • Page 95: Other Settings

    Cover Other Settings Preliminary Notes • If image stabilization cannot prevent camera shake, mount the and Legal Information camera on a tripod or take other measures to hold it still. In this Still Images Contents: Basic case, set [IS Mode] to [Off]. Changing the Compression Ratio Operations (Image Quality)
  • Page 96: Tv, Av, And M Mode

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Tv, Av, and M Mode Using GPS Function Take smarter, more sophisticated shots Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Other Shooting Modes P Mode Tv, Av, and M Mode Playback Mode Wi-Fi Functions...
  • Page 97: Mode)

    Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Specific Shutter Speeds ([Tv] Mode) Specific Aperture Values ([Av] Mode) and Legal Information Contents: Basic Set your preferred shutter speed before shooting as follows. The camera Set your preferred aperture value before shooting as follows. The camera Operations automatically adjusts the aperture value to suit your shutter speed.
  • Page 98 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes • After you set the shutter speed or aperture value, the exposure level Specific Shutter Speeds and Aperture and Legal Information may change if you adjust the zoom or recompose the shot. Values ([M] Mode) Contents: Basic •...
  • Page 99 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Adjusting the Flash Output and Legal Information Contents: Basic Choose from the three flash levels in [D] mode. Operations Basic Guide Enter [D] mode. Set the mode dial to [D]. Advanced Guide Configure the setting. Camera Basics Press the <m> button, choose [X] in Using GPS the menu, and adjust the setting by either Function...
  • Page 100: Playback Mode

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Playback Mode Using GPS Function Have fun reviewing your shots, and browse or edit Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode them in many ways Other Shooting Modes •...
  • Page 101: Viewing

    Cover Still Images Movies Movies are identified by a [ ] icon. Preliminary Notes Viewing and Legal Information To play movies, go to step 3. Contents: Basic After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as Operations follows. Basic Guide Enter Playback mode. Advanced Guide Press the <1>...
  • Page 102: Switching Display Modes

    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes • To switch to Shooting mode from Playback mode, press the shutter button Switching Display Modes and Legal Information halfway. Contents: Basic • To deactivate Scroll Display, press the <n> button, choose [Scroll Press the <l> button to view other information on the screen, or to hide Operations Display] on the [1] tab, and then choose [Off].
  • Page 103 Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Movies Still Images Movies SX280 HS and Legal Information GPS Information Display Overexposure Warning (for Image Highlights) Contents: Basic Operations Washed-out highlights in the image flash on the screen in detailed In the GPS information display, you information display 102). Basic Guide can view still image and movie location information (latitude, longitude, and Advanced Guide Still Images...
  • Page 104 Cover Movies Preliminary Notes Viewing by Date Viewing Short Movies Created When Shooting and Legal Information Digest movies can be viewed by date. Still Images (Digest Movies) Contents: Basic Operations View digest movies recorded automatically in [ ] mode 49) on a day Choose a movie.
  • Page 105: Browsing And Filtering

    Cover Browsing and Filtering Images Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Finding Images Matching Specified Conditions and Legal Information Still Images Movies Contents: Basic Find desired images quickly on a memory card full of images by filtering Navigating Through Images in an Index Operations image display according to your specified conditions. You can also protect 111) or delete 113) these images all at once. Basic Guide By displaying multiple images in an index, you can quickly find the images you are looking for.
  • Page 106 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes • When the camera has found no corresponding images for some Viewing Individual Images in a Group and Legal Information conditions, those conditions will not be available. Note that [ ] is Contents: Basic Grouped images shot in [ ] or [ ] mode 70, 79) are generally...
  • Page 107: Editing Face Id Information

    Cover Editing Face ID Information Preliminary Notes and Legal Information • During group playback (step 3), you can use the menu functions accessed If you notice that a name is incorrect during playback, you can change it or by pressing the <m> button. You can also browse through images quickly Contents: Basic erase it.
  • Page 108: Image Viewing Options

    Cover Image Viewing Options Choose the item to edit. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <o><p><q><r> buttons or Still Images Contents: Basic turn the <5> dial to choose [Overwrite], Magnifying Images Operations and then press the <m> button. Basic Guide Magnify an image.
  • Page 109 Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Changing Slideshow Settings Viewing Slideshows and Legal Information You can set up slideshows to repeat, and you can change the transitions Contents: Basic Automatically play back images from a memory card as follows. Each between images and the display duration of each image.
  • Page 110 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes • Only still images shot with this camera are played back using Smart Auto Playback of Similar Images and Legal Information Shuffle. (Smart Shuffle) Contents: Basic • Smart Shuffle is not available in the following cases: Operations There are less than 50 shots taken with this camera Based on the current image, the camera offers four images similar to it Basic Guide An unsupported image is currently displayed...
  • Page 111: Protecting Images

    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Protecting Images • Protected images cannot be erased using the camera’s erasure function. To and Legal Information erase them this way, first cancel protection. Contents: Basic Protect important images to prevent accidental erasure by the camera Operations Choosing Images Individually 113, 114).
  • Page 112 Cover Selecting a Range Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the Preliminary Notes and Legal Information <5> dial to choose an image, and then Choose [Select Range]. Contents: Basic press the <m> button. Following step 2 in “Using the Menu” Operations Images before the first image cannot be 111), choose [Select Range] and...
  • Page 113: Erasing Images

    Cover Specifying All Images at Once Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Erasing Images and Legal Information Choose [Select All Images]. Contents: Basic You can choose and erase unneeded images one by one. Be careful when Operations Following step 2 in “Using the Menu” erasing images, because they cannot be recovered.
  • Page 114 Cover Erasing All Images Preliminary Notes Choosing Images Individually and Legal Information You can erase all images at once. Be careful when erasing images, Choose [Select]. Contents: Basic because they cannot be recovered. However, protected images 111) Following step 2 in “Choosing a Selection Operations cannot be erased.
  • Page 115: Rotating Images

    Cover Still Images Movies Preliminary Notes Selecting a Range Rotating Images and Legal Information Choose [Select Range]. Contents: Basic Change the orientation of images and save them as follows. Following step 2 in “Choosing a Selection Operations Method” 114), choose [Select Basic Guide Choose [\].
  • Page 116: Tagging Images As Favorites

    Cover Still Images Movies Rotate the image. Preliminary Notes Tagging Images as Favorites and Legal Information Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose an image. You can organize images by tagging them as favorites. By choosing a Operations To return to the menu screen, press the category in filtered playback, you can restrict the following operations to all...
  • Page 117: Editing Still Images

    Cover Editing Still Images Choose an image. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose an image, and then • Image editing (= 117 – 120) is only available when the memory Operations press the <m>...
  • Page 118 Cover Still Images Save the new image. Preliminary Notes Cropping and Legal Information Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose [OK], and then press You can specify a portion of an image to save as a separate image file. Operations the <m> button. Basic Guide The image is now saved as a new file. Choose [Cropping]. Press the <n>...
  • Page 119 Cover Save as a new image and Still Images Preliminary Notes review. Changing Image Color Tones (My Colors) and Legal Information Follow steps 4 – 5 in “Resizing Images” Contents: Basic You can adjust image colors and then save the edited image as a separate 118).
  • Page 120 Cover Still Images Still Images Preliminary Notes Correcting Image Brightness (i-Contrast) Correcting Red-Eye and Legal Information Contents: Basic Automatically corrects images affected by red-eye. You can save the Excessively dark image areas (such as faces or backgrounds) can be Operations corrected image as a separate file.
  • Page 121: Movies

    Cover Review the edited movie. Movies Preliminary Notes Editing Movies Press the <o><p> buttons to choose and Legal Information ], and then press the <m> button. Contents: Basic You can cut movies to remove unneeded portions at the beginning or end The edited movie is now played.
  • Page 122: Cover

    Setting Menu Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) Sending Images ......141 Precautions ......124 Sending Images to a Computer Accessories Security Precautions .....125 via CANON iMAGE Glossary ........126 GATEWAY ......143 Appendix Registering a Camera Nickname Geotagging Images on the (First time only) .....126 Camera ........144...
  • Page 123: Preliminary Notes

    Using GPS Function to those who have purchased this product. If you register for Auto Mode/ free as a member, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Hybrid Auto Mode to access various Web services, such as social networking Other Shooting services set on a computer.
  • Page 124: Precautions

    – Auto Mode/ is allowed. from CANON iMAGE Hybrid Auto Mode GATEWAY 127) Note that Canon cannot be held liable for any problems arising from Other Shooting WLAN use in other countries and regions. Installing the dedicated Modes – –...
  • Page 125 Contents: Basic more stringent than when using a LAN cable are required. • Canon will not make compensation for loss or theft of the product. Operations Keep the following points in mind when using Wi-Fi. Canon accepts no responsibility for damages incurred due to Basic Guide •...
  • Page 126: Glossary

    Cover Glossary Registering a Camera Nickname Preliminary Notes (First time only) and Legal Information Wi-Fi related terms are explained here. Also refer to the explanations of Contents: Basic terms given in the respective sections of this guide. Operations To start with, register a camera nickname. •...
  • Page 127 Additionally, the memory card must • A computer is required for Web service settings, starting with CANON contain images in order for you to access Web services or connect to a Camera Basics iMAGE GATEWAY.
  • Page 128 Web services that will be displayed in Login to CANON iMAGE the camera’s Wi-Fi menu. GATEWAY. Wi-Fi Functions After you finish adjusting settings in the Enter your CANON iMAGE GATEWAY [Camera] list to your liking, close the Setting Menu login name and password, and then click window. [Login].
  • Page 129 Press the <o><p><q><r> buttons or Camera Basics turn the <5> dial to choose the icon of • After logging in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY the second time in step 5, the Using GPS the destination Web service, and then Function screen in step 7 will be displayed.
  • Page 130 Register the smartphone name. Accessories On the smartphone, start CameraWindow Appendix and enter a name for the smartphone that will be displayed on the camera. Index • For details on this application (supported smartphones and included functions), refer to the Canon website.
  • Page 131 Cover Establishing the Smartphone Connection Use the smartphone to connect Preliminary Notes to the network displayed on the and Legal Information Access the Wi-Fi menu. camera screen. Contents: Basic Operations Press the <o> button. Choose the displayed SSID (network name) from the smartphone’s Wi-Fi Basic Guide Choose a smartphone.
  • Page 132 Cover Adjust the privacy settings. Preliminary Notes • You can connect to smartphones that you have already connected to by and Legal Information Press the <q><r> buttons or turn the choosing them on the [Select a Device] screen in step 3. Contents: Basic <5>...
  • Page 133 Images” 141). • Only Canon-brand cameras equipped with a Wi-Fi function can be connected Basic Guide to wirelessly. Even Canon-brand cameras that support Eye-Fi cards cannot be connected to if they do not have a Wi-Fi function. You cannot connect to...
  • Page 134: Connecting To A Computer

    Cover Connecting to a Computer Preliminary Notes • If system administrator status is needed to adjust network settings, and Legal Information contact the system administrator for details. Configure computer settings for the connection, add the computer as a Contents: Basic • These settings are very important for network security. Exercise connection destination, and transfer images to the computer wirelessly Operations adequate caution when changing these settings.
  • Page 135 Auto Mode/ • Be sure to also read the user guide included with your access point. Hybrid Auto Mode Click in the following order: [Start] menu Other Shooting ► [All Programs] ► [Canon Utilities] ► Modes Access the Wi-Fi menu. [CameraWindow] ► [Wi-Fi connection Press the <o> button. P Mode setup].
  • Page 136 Cover Choose [WPS Connection]. Preliminary Notes Install a driver (first Windows and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the connection only). Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose [WPS Connection], When the screen at left is displayed, click Operations and then press the <m> button. the Start menu on the computer, click Basic Guide [Control Panel], and then click [Add a...
  • Page 137 Cover Connecting to Access Points in the List Preliminary Notes • You can connect to computers that you have already connected to by choosing and Legal Information them on the [Select a Device] screen in step 3. View the listed access points. Contents: Basic •...
  • Page 138 Up to 16 access points will be displayed. If no access points are detected, In Windows, click [Downloads Images Using GPS choose [Manual Settings] in step 2 to manually set an access point. Follow From Canon Camera using Canon Function on-screen instructions and enter an SSID, security settings, and an encryption CameraWindow].
  • Page 139 Cover Connecting to a Printer Preliminary Notes • If CameraWindow is not displayed when using a Macintosh computer, click the and Legal Information [CameraWindow] icon in the Dock. Connect the camera to a printer via Wi-Fi to print as follows. Contents: Basic •...
  • Page 140: Printing Images

    Cover Use the printer to connect to Preliminary Notes • When you are in the vicinity of an access point that you have the network displayed on the and Legal Information previously connected to, the camera will automatically connect camera screen. Contents: Basic to it in step 3.
  • Page 141: Auto Mode/hybrid Auto Mode

    Images can be uploaded to social networking services or sent to email When uploading to YouTube, read the Basic Guide addresses, via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. For details, refer to the CANON terms of service, choose [I Agree], and iMAGE GATEWAY website.
  • Page 142 Cover Sending Multiple Images Preliminary Notes Choosing the Image Resolution (Size) and Legal Information On the screen for sending images, press the <o><p> buttons to choose Choose [Select and send]. Contents: Basic ], and then press the <m> button. On the next screen, press the Operations Press the <o><p><q><r>...
  • Page 143: Mode

    Nickname (First time only)” 126) to add a comment. Accessories Appendix Send the image. Index Follow the steps in “Sending Images” 141) to send the image. • When a comment is not entered, the comment set in CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is automatically sent.
  • Page 144 AC adapter kit (sold separately, 157). Wi-Fi Functions • Even if images were imported to the computer through a different method, any Setting Menu images not sent to the computer via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY will be sent to the computer. Accessories Appendix Index...
  • Page 145: Settings

    Cover Editing or Erasing Wi-Fi Settings Choose a device to edit. Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the Edit or erase Wi-Fi settings as follows. Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose the device to edit, Operations and then press the <m>...
  • Page 146 Cover Returning the Wi-Fi Settings to Default Preliminary Notes Changing a Device Nickname and Legal Information Return the Wi-Fi settings to default if you transfer ownership of the camera You can change the device nickname (display name) that is displayed on Contents: Basic to another person, or dispose of it.
  • Page 147 Contents: Basic all Wi-Fi settings before using this option. To clear the settings completed in Operations “Sending Images to a Computer via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY” 143), connect your camera to the computer and use CameraWindow to erase the Basic Guide connection information.
  • Page 148: Setting Menu

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Setting Menu Using GPS Function Customize or adjust basic camera functions for Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode greater convenience Other Shooting Modes P Mode Tv, Av, and M Mode Playback Mode Wi-Fi Functions...
  • Page 149: Functions

    Cover Adjusting Basic Camera Functions Adjusting the Volume Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Adjust the volume of individual camera sounds as follows. Functions can be configured on the [3] tab. Customize commonly used Contents: Basic functions as desired, for greater convenience 35). Operations Choose [Volume], and then press the Basic Guide Silencing Camera Operations <m>...
  • Page 150: Date And Time

    Cover Date and Time Switch to the destination time Preliminary Notes zone. and Legal Information Adjust the date and time as follows. Contents: Basic Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the Operations <5> dial to choose [ World], and then Choose [Date/Time], and then press the press the <n>...
  • Page 151 Cover Shoot. Lens Retraction Timing Preliminary Notes To activate the screen and prepare for and Legal Information The lens is normally retracted for safety about one minute after you press shooting when the screen is off but the Contents: Basic the <1>...
  • Page 152: Screen Brightness

    Cover Screen Brightness Formatting Memory Cards Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Adjust screen brightness as follows. Before using a new memory card or a card formatted in another device, you Contents: Basic should format the card with this camera. Operations Formatting erases all data on a memory card.
  • Page 153: File Numbering

    Cover File Numbering Preliminary Notes • Formatting or erasing data on a memory card only changes file and Legal Information Your shots are automatically numbered in sequential order (0001 – 9999) management information on the card and does not erase the data Contents: Basic and saved in folders that store up to 2,000 images each. You can change completely.
  • Page 154 Cover Date-Based Image Storage Checking Certification Logos Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Instead of saving images in folders created each month, you can have the Some logos for certification requirements met by the camera can be viewed Contents: Basic camera create folders each day you shoot to store shots taken that day. on the screen. Other certification logos are printed in this guide, on the Operations camera packaging, or on the camera body.
  • Page 155: Appendix

    Cover Adjusting Other Settings Restoring Defaults Preliminary Notes and Legal Information The following settings can also be adjusted on the [3] tab. If you accidentally change a setting, you can restore default camera Contents: Basic settings. • [Video System] 161) Operations •...
  • Page 156: Accessories

    Camera Basics Accessories Using GPS Function Use included accessories effectively and enjoy Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode the camera in more ways with optional Canon Other Shooting accessories and other compatible accessories sold Modes separately P Mode Tv, Av, and M...
  • Page 157: Other Accessories

    Cover Optional Accessories Flash Unit Preliminary Notes and Legal Information The following camera accessories are sold separately. Note that availability High-Power Flash HF-DC2 Contents: Basic varies by area, and some accessories may no longer be available. Operations External flash for illuminating subjects Basic Guide Power Supplies that are out of range of the built-in flash.
  • Page 158 TV. a Canon-brand PictBridge-compatible For details on connection or how to switch inputs, refer to the TV manual. printer. Camera Basics For details, visit your nearest Canon • Some information may not be displayed on the TV 180). Using GPS dealer.
  • Page 159: Video Input

    Cover On the camera, open the terminal cover Preliminary Notes • Camera operating sounds are not played while the camera is connected to an and Legal Information and insert the cable plug fully into the HDTV. Contents: Basic camera terminal. Operations Still Images Movies...
  • Page 160 Cover Control the camera with the TV Preliminary Notes remote. Still Images Movies and Legal Information Press the <q><r> buttons on the remote Playback on a Standard-Definition TV Contents: Basic to browse images. Operations Connecting the camera to a TV with the Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST To display the camera control panel, (sold separately) enables you to view your shots on the larger screen of the Basic Guide...
  • Page 161 Cover Connect the adapter to the Preliminary Notes • Correct display is not possible unless the camera video output coupler. and Legal Information format (NTSC or PAL) matches the TV format. To change the Contents: Basic Open the cover and insert the adapter video output format, press the <n>...
  • Page 162: Printing Images

    Connect the larger cable plug to the photobooks. Advanced Guide A Canon SELPHY CP series compact photo printer is used here for the printer. For other connection details, refer sake of illustration. Screens displayed and available functions vary by to the printer manual.
  • Page 163 Function the cable. <q><r> buttons. Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Default Matches current printer settings. • For Canon-brand PictBridge-compatible printers (sold separately), see Other Shooting Date Prints images with the date added. “Printers” 158). Modes File No. Prints images with the file number added.
  • Page 164 Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Still Images and Legal Information Cropping Images Before Printing (Cropping) Choosing Paper Size and Layout Before Printing Contents: Basic Operations By cropping images before printing, you can print a desired image area Choose [Paper Settings]. instead of the entire image.
  • Page 165 Cover Choose a layout. Preliminary Notes Still Images and Legal Information Press the <o><p> buttons or turn the Printing ID Photos Contents: Basic <5> dial to choose an option. Operations Choose [ID Photo]. When choosing [N-up], press the Basic Guide Following steps 1 –...
  • Page 166 • To cancel printing in progress, press the <m> button. Standard One image is printed per sheet. • [ID Photo] and [Sequence] cannot be chosen on Canon-brand PictBridge- Setting Menu Print Type Index Smaller versions of multiple images are printed per sheet.
  • Page 167 Using GPS <5> dial to choose an image, and then Function No.] at the same time. • Index printing is not available on some Canon-brand PictBridge-compatible press the <m> button. Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode printers (sold separately). You can now specify the number of •...
  • Page 168 Cover Preliminary Notes Still Images Still Images and Legal Information Setting Up Printing for a Range of Images Clearing All Images from the Print List Contents: Basic Operations Following step 1 in “Setting Up Printing Following step 1 in “Setting Up Printing Basic Guide for Individual Images”...
  • Page 169 Cover Still Images Preliminary Notes Still Images Adding Images to a Photobook and Legal Information Adding Images Individually Contents: Basic Photobooks can be set up on the camera by choosing up to 998 images Operations on a memory card and importing them into the software on your computer, Choose [Select].
  • Page 170: Using An Eye-fi Card

    Cover SX270 HS Preliminary Notes Still Images Still Images Movies and Legal Information Using an Eye-Fi Card Adding All Images to a Photobook Contents: Basic Operations Before using an Eye-Fi card, always confirm that local use is permitted Following the procedure in “Choosing Basic Guide a Selection Method” 169), choose [Select All Images] and press the <m> Advanced Guide Inserting a prepared Eye-Fi card enables automatic wireless transfer of button.
  • Page 171 Cover Disabling Eye-Fi Transfer Connection status of Eye-Fi cards in the camera can be checked on the Preliminary Notes shooting screen (in regular information display mode) or playback screen (in and Legal Information Configure the setting as follows to disable Eye-Fi transfer by the card, if simple information display mode). Contents: Basic necessary.
  • Page 172: Appendix

    Cover Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Contents: Basic Operations Basic Guide Advanced Guide Camera Basics Appendix Using GPS Function Helpful information when using the camera Auto Mode/ Hybrid Auto Mode Other Shooting Modes P Mode Tv, Av, and M Mode Playback Mode Wi-Fi Functions Troubleshooting...
  • Page 173: Troubleshooting

    Legal Information If you think there is a problem with the camera, first check the following. Note that the following display problems are not recorded in still images but are Contents: Basic If the items below do not solve your problem, contact a Canon Customer recorded in movies. Operations Support Help Desk.
  • Page 174 Cover Subjects in shots look too dark. Recording to the memory card takes too long, or continuous shooting Preliminary Notes and Legal Information is slower. • Set the flash mode to [h] 93). Contents: Basic • Use the camera to perform low-level formatting of the memory card 153).
  • Page 175 Cover Preliminary Notes Playback SX280 HS and Legal Information Wi-Fi Playback is not possible. Contents: Basic Operations • Image or movie playback may not be possible if a computer is used to rename files or Cannot access the Wi-Fi menu by pressing the <o> button. alter the folder structure. Refer to the Software Guide 21, 26) for details on •...
  • Page 176: On-screen Messages

    2) and have inserted it facing the correct way 15), contact memory card by erasing unnecessary images. P Mode a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Want to erase Wi-Fi connection information before disposing of the Tv, Av, and M Insufficient space on card camera or giving it to someone else.
  • Page 177 Grouped images cannot be processed 70). Frequent display of this error message may indicate camera damage. In this case, Using GPS write down the error number (Exx) and contact a Canon Customer Support Help Invalid selection range Function Desk. •...
  • Page 178 Wi-Fi Functions Memory card error • If the same error message is displayed even when you have inserted a formatted Setting Menu memory card facing the correct way, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Receiving failed Accessories Insufficient space on card Appendix •...
  • Page 179: On-screen Information

    Cover On-Screen Information Blink detection Date stamp Zoom bar Preliminary Notes MF indicator and Legal Information Shooting (Information Display) AE lock 84), SX280 HS Contents: Basic FE lock GPS reception Exposure shift bar Operations status Shutter speed Basic Guide 97, 98) Exposure SX270 HS Aperture value...
  • Page 180 Cover Playback (Detailed Information Display) Movies Still image Resolution Preliminary Notes 101), Sports compression File size and Legal Information 70), High- 95), Resolution Contents: Basic speed burst HQ 63), Playback Operations time (movies) Basic Guide • Some information may not be displayed when viewing images on a TV Advanced Guide 158).
  • Page 181: Functions And Menu Tables

    Cover Functions and Menu Tables Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode Contents: Basic Operations Shooting Mode Basic Guide D B M Advanced Guide Function – – – – – – Exposure Compensation Camera Basics Self-Timer Using GPS –...
  • Page 182 Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes and Legal Information D B M Contents: Basic Function Operations – – – – – – – – – – – – – Set Tracking AF Subject Basic Guide – – – – – – –...
  • Page 183 Cover FUNC. Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Shooting Mode Contents: Basic D B M Operations Function Basic Guide SX280 HS – GPS Settings Advanced Guide Metering Method Camera Basics – – – – – – – – – – –...
  • Page 184 Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes D B M and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Operations Still Image Aspect Ratio – – – – – – – – – Basic Guide Resolution Advanced Guide – – – – – – – –...
  • Page 185 Cover 4 Shooting Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Shooting Mode Contents: Basic D B M Operations Function Basic Guide AF Frame – – – – – Face AiAF* Advanced Guide – – – – – – – – – –...
  • Page 186 Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes D B M and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Operations MF-Point Zoom – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Basic Guide Advanced Guide Safety MF – – – –...
  • Page 187 Cover Shooting Mode Preliminary Notes D B M and Legal Information Function Contents: Basic Operations Review image after shooting Off/Quick/2 sec./4 sec./ Basic Guide – – Display Time 8 sec./Hold – – Display Info Off/Detailed Advanced Guide Blink Detection – –...
  • Page 188 Cover 3 Set up Menu 1 Playback Menu Preliminary Notes and Legal Information Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page Item Ref. Page Contents: Basic Mute = 149 Format 152, Slideshow = 109 Resize = 117 Operations Volume = 149 File Numbering = 153...
  • Page 189: Handling Precautions

    Auto Mode/ • Use a blower brush to remove dust from the lens. If cleaning is difficult, Hybrid Auto Mode contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. Other Shooting Modes • To prevent condensation from forming on the camera after sudden temperature changes (when the camera is transferred from cold to warm...
  • Page 190: Specifications

    Cover Specifications Preliminary Notes SX280 HS and Legal Information IEEE802.11b/g/n* Camera Effective Contents: Basic Wi-Fi Standards Approx. 12.1 million pixels * 2.4 GHz band only Pixels (Max.) Operations Wi-Fi Transmission OFDM modulation (IEEE 802.11g/n) 20x zoom: 4.5 (W) – 90.0 (T) mm Basic Guide Lens Focal Length Methods...
  • Page 191 5 hr. 14 min. 34 sec. 21 hr. 10 min. 33 sec. 6M/2816x2112 3721 15020 Using GPS • The values in the table are measured according to Canon standards and may change Function 7442 30040 depending on the subject, memory card and camera settings. (Medium 2)
  • Page 192 Cover Preliminary Notes Shooting Range Shutter Speed and Legal Information Maximum Wide Angle Maximum Telephoto ] mode, automatically set range 1 – 1/3200 sec. Contents: Basic Shooting Mode Focusing Range Operations 15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, –...
  • Page 193 Charging: orange / Other Shooting Fully charged: green (two-indicator system) Modes Operating Temperatures: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) P Mode • All data is based on tests by Canon. Tv, Av, and M • Camera specifications or appearance are subject to change without Mode notice. Playback Mode...
  • Page 194: Index

    Smartphone ......... 130 On ..........93 Auto Mode/ Discreet mode (shooting mode) ..69 Smartphone ......... 130 Slow synchro ......... 93 CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Hybrid Auto Mode Web services ....... 127 Display language ......... 17 Settings ........127 Focusing Other Shooting AE lock ..........
  • Page 195 Cover Menu Smartphone Preliminary Notes Basic operations ......35 Adding target devices ....130 Handheld nightscene Red-eye correction ...... 64, 120 and Legal Information Table ..........181 CameraWindow ......130 (shooting mode)........71 Reset all..........155 Contents: Basic Changing privacy settings ... 132 Metering method........
  • Page 196 Cover Preliminary Notes Viewing ........19, 101 and Legal Information Image search ......105 Contents: Basic Index display ....... 105 Operations Magnified display ......108 Basic Guide Single-image display ..... 19, 101 Slideshow ........109 Smart Shuffle .......110 Advanced Guide TV display ........158 Camera Basics Using GPS Web services...
  • Page 197 Accessories Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise Complies with specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could IDA Standards Appendix be required to stop operation of the equipment. DB00671 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Index This product is installed with the WLAN Module which is certified to standards set by IDA Singapore. One Canon Park, Melville, New York 11747, U.S.A. Tel No. 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
  • Page 198: Preliminary Notes And Legal Information

    Canon is prohibited. To ensure proper operation of this product, use of genuine Canon Operations • Canon reserves the right to change the contents of this guide at any time accessories is recommended. Basic Guide without prior notice.

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    Question. How can i buy a printed manual for the Canon Powershot SX280 HS EU18
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