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Camera User Guide
Before
use
be sure to read this c
including
the
_recautions.
This guide will familiarize
use the
camera
correctly.
Keep the guide handy
for future reference.

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  • Page 1 CaHOH 7_ow_,-Sho, G 1X Camera User Guide Before be sure to read this c including _recautions. This guide will familiarize use the camera correctly. Keep the guide handy for future reference.
  • Page 2 Before use, make sure t he following items are included inthe package. Ifanything ismissing, contact your camera dealer. Camera Battery Pack NB-10L Battery Charger (with terminal cover) CB-2LC/CB-2LCE interface CabLe Neck Strap Lens Cap IFC-400PCU NS-DC9 (with cord) Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty Card Solution Disk...
  • Page 3 Take and review some test shots initially to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory,...
  • Page 4 _)Front dial (8_ Mode dial Lamp _)Exposure compensation dial Lens @ Hot shoe _4) Zoom lever _ _-_. (Pop up flash) switch Shooting: [-_] (telephoto) / @ Flash (wide angle) @ Speaker Playback: O, (magnify) / _ (index) @ Ring release button (5_Strap mount @ DC coupler cable port Shutter button...
  • Page 5 Part Names and Conventions in This Guide (_) trsJ (Shortcut) / _D_ (Direct print) button @ Remote terminal @ -X- (AE Iock/FE lock)/.t_D (Jump) button @ HDMI terminal @ [] (AF Frame Selector) / @ MFNU button (Single image erase) button [_ (Metering) button (_ Screen (LCD monitor) d_ ISO speed / Up button...
  • Page 6 Package Contents ......Special Modes for Other Compatible Memory Cards ....2 Purposes ........Shooting Various Movies ....88 Preliminary Notes and Legal Information ........Part Names and Conventions mode ......This Guide ........Shooting in Program AE Mode Contents ..........(p Mode) ........
  • Page 7 Contents Setting Printing Images ......Menu ....Using an Eye-Fi Card ....Adjusting Basic Camera Functions ........9 Appendix ......Troubleshooting ......_;_ Accessories ....On-Screen Messages ....Tips on Using Included On-Screen Information ....222 Accessories ........ Functions and Menu Tables ..226 Optional Accessories ....
  • Page 8 Use camera-determined settings (Auto Mode) ......Matching specific scenes Night Scenes (p. 68) (p. 69) (p. 69) Under Water Foliage Fireworks (p. 69) (p. 70) (p. 70) Applying special effects Vivi_Colors "Aged"Photos (p. 71) (p. 71) (p. 73) (p. 74) Miniature Effect Toy Camer_ Effect...
  • Page 9 Contents: Basic Operations @ _i_ii_!i!i!i!i!i!i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_i_ _i_ilt_////////////////////////////////tl_iiiiii View images (Playback Mode) ........... Automatic playback (Sfideshow) ..........On a TV ..................On a computer ................Browse through images quicHy ..........Erase images ................Shoot movies ................44, 88 View movies ................Print pictures ................Save images to a computer ............
  • Page 10 If the battery charger becomes wet, unplug it from the outlet and consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. clear day). This could damage your eyesight. Use only the recommended battery.
  • Page 11 Safety Precautions 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 dirL dust or other foreign matter from the flash to prevent heat build-up and damage to the unit.
  • Page 13 Prepare for shooting as follows. Attach the strap. Attach the included strap to the camera 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 Initial Preparations JCharging 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.._ ; Remove the cover. insert the battery. After aligning the ,_ marks on the battery and charger,...
  • Page 15 Initial Preparations 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 damage...
  • Page 16 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...
  • Page 17 initial Preparations S' Using the Screen Prepare the screen for use. Open the screen ((_)) and rotate it toward the lens 180 ° ((_)). Close the screen in this orientation (C__). The screen can only open to approximately 175 ° in direction (_).
  • Page 18 Initial Preparations _Setting 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.
  • Page 19 initial Preparations 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. choose _ by pressing the Av buttons or turning the O dial. Changing the Date and Time Adjust the date and time as follows.
  • Page 20 Initial Preparations The display language can be changed as needed. Enter Playback mode. Press the [] button. ,;_ii;7!iili!!!_" Access the setting screen. Press and hold the @ button, and then MENU immediately press the button. Set the display language. Press the ,,Lv_ _ buttons or turn the _ dial...
  • Page 21 Follow these instructions to turn the camera on, shoot still images or movies, and then view them. j/" Shooting {Smart Auto) For fully automatic selection of the optimal settings for specific scenes, simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions.
  • Page 22 Trying the Camera Out Shooting Still images _Focus. Press the shutter button lightly, halfway down. The camera beeps twice after focusing, and AF frames are displayed indicate image areas in focus. AF Frames If [Raise the flash] appears on the screen, iii ......
  • Page 23 Trying the Camera Shooting Movies Start shooting. If the flash is already up, push it down with your finger, into the camera. Elapsed Time Press the movie button. The camera beeps once as recording begins, and [0 Rec] is displayed with the elapsed time.
  • Page 24 Trying the Camera After shooting images or movies, you can view them on the screen as follows. Enter Playback mode. Press the [] button. Your last shot is displayed. Browse through your images. To view the previous image, press the 4 button or turn the O dial counterclockwise.
  • Page 25 Trying the Camera Play movies. Press the @ button to access the movie control panel, choose (either press the _ buttons or turn the _ dial), and then press the @ button again. Playback now begins, and after the movie is finished, _'_,._,= is displayed.
  • Page 26 The software and PDF manuals on the included CD-ROM are introduced below, with instructions for installation, saving images to a computer, using the PDF manuals. _" Features of the |nc|uded Software After installing the software on the CD-ROM, you can do the following things on your computer.
  • Page 27: Included Software, Pdf Manuals

    Intel Processor (still images), Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher (movies) 1 GB or more (still images), 2 GB or more (movies) i terface US B 680 MB or more Check the Canon website for the latest system requirements, including supported OS versions.
  • Page 28 Included Software, PDF Manuals Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of illustration. Insert the CD=ROM Jnthe 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 Included Software, PDF Manuals _ Saving images to a Computer Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 are used here for the sake of i_ustration. Connect the camera to the computer. Make sure the camera is off. Open the cover ((_). With the smaller plug of the included...
  • Page 30 Included Software, PDF Manuals _:iii_:i_'_il Choose [Downloads Images From Canon Camera using Canon CameraWindow] 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...
  • 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[ _ [Canon Utilities[ [CameraWindow] _ [CameraWindew].
  • Page 32 included Accessories Battery Pack Battery Charger DIGITAL Neck Strap (with cord) NB-10L .! CB-2LCI CAMERA NS-DC9 with terminal coven CB-2LCE*I Solution Disk Interface Cable IFC-40OPCU Memory Card Card Reader Windows/ Macintosh Computer Cables AC Adapter ACK-DC80 HDMI Cable HTC-1O0 TV/Videe System Stereo AV Cabte AVC-DC4OOST "1 Also available...
  • Page 33 ,i_i!_!!_!i_iiiiiiiii!i!i_i_i_ ,i_i!_!!_!i_i_iii!_!_i_i_i_i_ ,i_i!_!!_!i_iiiiiiiii!i!i_i_i_ _i_!_!!_!i_i_iii!_!iii_i_!_!_!i_!_!_!_!_!i!i:_:i_iii_ii_i_i_i Remote Switch RS60-E3 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...
  • Page 34 Accessories...
  • Page 36 i¸_' _i!_i!!!i Shooting Mode Press the power button to turn the camera on _-__, and prepare for shooting• To turn the camera off, press the power button again. Playback Mode iiiL_Ji_ i_,_ _@_ ..i!i! Press the [] button to turn the camera and view your shots.
  • Page 37 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 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. Deactivate the screen. Press the v button to turn the screen (p. 39). Adjust the diopter. As you look through the optical viewfinder, turn the dial one way or the other...
  • Page 39 Use the mode dial to access each shooting mode. Auto Mode Fully automatic shooting, with camera-determined settings (pp. P, Tv, Av, M, 01, and Scene Mode 02 Modes Shoot with optimal settings for specific Take a variety of shots scenes (p.
  • Page 40 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). :; Access the FUNC. menu. Press the @ button. Choose a menu item. Press the ,_'_" buttons to choose a menu...
  • Page 41 Configure a variety of camera functions through other menus as follows. Menu items are grouped by purpose on tabs, such as shooting (0), playback ([_1), and so on. Note that available settings vary depending on the selected shooting or playback mode (pp.
  • Page 42 The power lamp and indicator on the back of the camera (p. 5) will light or blink depending on the camera's status. Camera on Ready to shoot (when the flash is deactivated) Green Recording/reading/transmitting images Blinking Distance warning (p. 217), or cannot focus (when Indicator the flash is deactivated) (p.
  • Page 44 For fully automatic selection at optimal settings for specific scenes, simply let the camera determine the subject and shooting conditions. Turn the camera on. Press the power button. The startup screen is displayed. Enter_ mode. Set the mode dial to _. Aim the camera at the subject.
  • Page 45: Shooting In Smart Auto Mode

    Shooting in Smart Auto Mode Several AF frames are displayed when multiple areas are in focus. AF Frames If [Raise the flash] appears on the screen, iii ..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...
  • Page 46 Shooting in Smart Auto Mode (_Resize the subject and recompose the shot as needed..To resize the subject, do the same thing as in step 3 on p. 44. However, note that the sound of camera operations will be recorded. When you recompose shots, the focus, brightness,...
  • Page 47 Shoot,ng,nSm A iiiii A blinking }. 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...
  • Page 48 Shooting in Smart Auto Mode y_ Scene icons In _ mode, shooting scenes determined by the camera are indicated the icon displayed, and corresponding settings are automatically selected optimal focusing, subject brightness, and color. icon Background Color Gray Light Blue Dark Blue "1 Not displayed for movies.
  • Page 49 S.oot,°0,°Sma A° iiiii Optima! image stabilization for the shooting conditions is automatica!!y app!ied (Inte!!igent IS). Additional!y, the fo!!owing icons are disp!ayed mode. Image stabilization for movies, Image stabi!ization for st!!! reducing strong camera shake, ((_]} images as when shooting while walking (Dynamic Image stabilization for subt!e Image stabilization for stil!
  • 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 A white frame is displayed around the subject (or person's face) determined by the camera to be the main subject, and gray frames displayed around...
  • Page 51 ..;;!z_ 111% !iB!_iiiiiii!!i ,i liii_ __;! _!_i_!i ¸i!!;!;;!_!iiiii_ii_i!_!_!_iii_iii_!!_ _i_i_i!_iiii!i!ii!ii!iii_ii_ii_i_i_iiiiii i!!!i}_ _, i i¸ _ _i!ii:!:!i;i;i;i;ili!:ii!! !!!i_iiii_!i !_%i_ When distant subjects are too far away to enlarge using the optical zoom, use digital zoom for up to about 16x enlargement. Move the zoom lever toward E_-I.
  • Page 52 Common, Convenient Features 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... Configure the setting... Press the @ button, "_'"...
  • Page 53 Common, Convenient Features @ Using the Self=Timer to Avoid Camera Shake This option delays shutter release until about two seconds after you have )ressed the shutter button. If the camera is unsteady while you are pressing the shutter button, it will not affect your shot.
  • Page 54 Common, Convenient Features 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). Configure the setting. MENU Press the button, choose [Date...
  • Page 55 Common, Convenient Features sobjects toFoco o. Shoot after choosing a subject to focus on as follows. Specify Tracking AF. Press the _,_ button. is displayed in the center of the screen. Choose a subject to focus on. Aim the camera so that _ is on the desired subject,...
  • Page 56 ® Change the image aspect ratio (ratio of width to height) as follows. Configure the setting. Press the @ button, choose 4:3 in the menu, and choose the desired option (p. 40). Once the setting is complete, the screen aspect ratio will be updated.
  • Page 57 image Customization Features 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. Configure the setting. Press the @ button, choose _[.
  • Page 58 image Customization Features y Changing Compression Ratio (image Quality) Choose from two compression ratios, as follows: (Fine), (Normal). guidelines on how many shots at each compression ratio can fit on a memory card, see "Specifications" in the Getting Started guide. Configure the setting.
  • Page 59 image Customization Features Configure the setting. Choose [Red-Eye Corr.], and then choose [On] (p. 4I). Once the setting is complete, @ is displayed. To restore the original setting, repeat this process but choose [Off]. Red-eye correction may be applied to image areas other than eyes (if the camera misinterprets red eye makeup...
  • Page 60 image Customization Features After you are finished shooting under mercury lamps, you should [Hg Lamp Corr.] back to [Oft]. Otherwise, green hues not caused mercury lamps may be corrected by mistake. 3 image quality settings are available. For guidelines on the maximum movie length at each level of image quality that will fit on a memory...
  • Page 61: Image Customization Features

    image Customization Features _"_ f920 x 1080 24fps For shooting in Full HD 1280 x 720 30fps For shooting in HD 640 x 480 30 fps For shooting in standard definition .._ inca o_esiSlaci_ _rs _ispi _yedon{_eio __ii_ o ttome_i geso'iSe..screen indicate image areas not recorded.
  • Page 62 ® An electronic level can be displayed on the screen when shooting as a guideline to determine if the camera is level. Display the electronic level. the electronic level. Press the v button several times to display Level the camera as needed. electronic level is green.
  • Page 63 Helpful Shooting Features _Y Magni_ing the Area in Focus You can check the focus by pressing the shutter button halfway to enlarge the image area in the AF frame. Configure the setting. MENU Press the button, choose [AF-Point Zoom] on the O tab, and then choose [On] (p.
  • Page 64 is displayed when the camera detects that people may have closed their eyes. Configure the setting. MENU Press the button, choose [Blink Detection] on the 0 tab, and then choose [On] (p. 41 ). Shoot. A frame, accompanied by [], is displayed when the camera detects...
  • Page 65 Customize shooting functions on the O tab of the menu as follows. "MENU For instructions on menu functions, Menu" (p. 4I). Deactivating 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...
  • Page 66 Customizing Camera Operation V Changing the image Display Period After Shot_ Change how tong images are displayed after shots as follows. Configure the setting. MENU Press the button, choose [Review] on the 0 tab, and then choose the desired option (p. 41). To restore the original setting,...
  • Page 68 Choose a mode matching the shooting scene, and the camera will automatically configure the settings for optimal shots. ::: EnterSCN mode. Set the mode dial to SCN. Choose a shooting mode. Press the @ button, choose _,_ in the menu and then choose a shooting mode (p.
  • Page 69 ::::::31 iiiiiiiii_ iiiiiiiii_ iiiiiiiii_ _&_ 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,...
  • Page 70 Specific Scenes .._iiiiiililiiiii%_iiii_!ij_i_i_ _i_i_i'i_!i_i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!_i!_ i!!_!_!_!;i;!_i_!_!iiiiii!!i i_!ii_ _i_iiiii!i!il;!z!z!z!z _Take shots of foliage (Foliage) Shoot trees and leaves, such as new growth, autumn leaves or blossoms, in vivid colors. _ Shoot with snowy backgrounds (Snow) Bright, natural-colored shots of people against snowy backgrounds.
  • Page 71 Add a variety of effects to images when shooting. Enter (_ mode. Set the mode dial to (_. Choose a shooting mode. Press the @ button, choose HOR in the menu, and then choose a shooting mode (p. 40). :: Shoot. In (::_, _., _J_, _, and _D modes,...
  • Page 72 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Shooti.g High-Co.trast Sce.es (High Dy.amic 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...
  • Page 73 image Effects (Creative Filters) @ Adding Color Effects Choose a color effect. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 71 and choose HDR. Press the E®_button, choose a color effect (either press the ,_ _ buttons or turn the 0 dial), and then press the E®_button again.
  • Page 74 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Sheeting with a Fish=Eye Lens Effect (Fish-eye Shoot with the distorting effect of a fish-eye lens. Choose _J_. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 71 and choose _j_. Choose an effect level. Turn the J_= dial to choose an effect level.
  • Page 75 Image Effects (Creative Filters) For movies, choose the movie playback speed. Turn the _ dial to choose the speed. Return to the shooting screen and shoot. Press the E_} button to return to the shooting screen, and then shoot. @ Playback Speed and Estimated Playback Time (for One- Minute Clips) Approx.
  • Page 76 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Sheeting 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. Choose Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 71 and choose Choose a color tone.
  • Page 77 Image Effects (Creative Filters) Shoot images in black and white, sepia, or blue and white. Choose I_. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 71 and choose Choose a color tone. Turn the _ dial to choose a color tone. A preview is shown of how your shot will look with the effect applied.
  • 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. Choose _A. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 7I and choose ,fA. Access the setting screen. Press the ES_} button.
  • Page 79 Image Effects (Creative Filters) _Y Shootin 9 with Color Swap You can replace one image color with another before shooting. Note that only one color can be replaced. Choose IS. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 71 and choose Access the setting screen.
  • Page 80 Image Effects (Creative Filters) 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. Press the ES_} button to return to the shooting screen. Using the flash in this mode may cause unexpected...
  • Page 81 _Y_'A_u'to 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: Purposes

    Special Modes for Other Purposes _"Aut'o" Shooting After Face Detection (Smart Shutter) @ Auto Shooting After Smile Detection The camera shoots automatically after detecting a smile, even without pressing the shutter button. Choose Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 68 and choose and then press the E83 button.
  • Page 83 Special Modes for Other Purposes @ 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. Choose ¢_. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p.
  • Page 84 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 ::::::::::: iiiiiiiii_ spec,a, Modeoforo..er iiii 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"...
  • 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 iiiiiiiii:: iiiiiiiii_ iiiiiiiii_ spoo,o, ModeoforothorP iiiii Stitch Assist _" Shooting images Shoot a large subject by taking multiple shots at various positions, and then use the included software to combine them into a panorama. Choose _ or _h. Follow steps 1 - 2 on p. 68 and choose ffQ or Take the first shot.
  • Page 88 Enter _,_,mode. Set the mode dial to %_,. Configure the settings to suit the movie (pp. 226 = 234). Shoot. Press the movie button. To stop movie recording, press the movie button again. @ Locking or Changing image Brightness Before Shooting Before shooting, you can lock the exposure or change...
  • Page 89 Shooting Various 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. Choose $_'. Set the mode dial to _,_,. Press the Q button, choose _,_, in the menu, and then choose...
  • Page 92 You can customize many function settings to suit your preferred shooting style. Enter mode. Set the mode dial to P. Customize the settings as desired (pp. 93 - 120), and then shoot. halfway, shutter speeds and aperture values are displayed in orange. To obtain If adequate exposure cannot be obtained when you press the shutter button adequate exposure, try adjusting the following settings.
  • Page 93 _"AdjuS'ti_ng 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. As you watch the screen, turn the exposure compensation dial to adjust brightness. The correction level you specified is now iiiiiii_...
  • Page 94 image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) _Changing the Metering Method Adjust the metering method (how brightness is measured) to suit shooting conditions as follows. Press the E_ button, turn the 0 dial to choose the desired option, and then press the [_8_button again.
  • Page 95 image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Changing ISO Speed Press the A button, choose an option (either press the _ _ buttons or turn the O dial), and then press the @ button. The option you configured is now displayed. Automatically adjusts the ISO speed to suit the shooting mode and conditions.
  • Page 96 image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Configure the setting. Choose [Max ISO Speed], and then choose the desired option (p. 41 ). @ Adjusting _ Sensitivity Choose from three levels of sensitivity for _. Follow step 1 in "Adjusting the Maximum ISO Speed" (p.
  • Page 97 image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) _'Au°to 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 standard exposure) from -2 to +2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
  • Page 98 image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) 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. preserve image detail in shadows, specify Shadow Correct.
  • Page 99 image Brightness (Exposure Compensation) Shadow Correct Press the @ button, choose in the menu, MENU press the button, and choose (p. 40). Once the setting is complete, Cl is displayed. Using the ND Fi|ter To shoot at slower shutter speeds and smaller aperture values,...
  • Page 100 ® By adjusting white balance (WB), you can make image colors look more natural for the scene you are shooting. Press the @ button, choose AWB in the menu, and choose the desired option (p. 40). The option you configured is now displayed.
  • 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 One level of blue/amber correction is equivalent to about 7 mireds on a color temperature conversion filter.
  • Page 103 Color and Continuous Shooting Emphasizes blues in images. Makes the sky, ocean, and '_B Vivid Blue other blue subjects more vivid. Emphasizes greens in images. Makes mountains, foliage, _G Vivid Green and other green subjects more vivid. L__ Vivid Red Emphasizes reds in images.
  • Page 104 Color and Continuous Shooting _S Continuous Shooting Hold the shutter button all the way down to shoot continuously. Configure the setting. Press the @ button, choose in the menu, and choose the desired option (p. 40). The option you configured is now displayed.
  • Page 105 _Y 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 Range And Focusing

    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, _ will turn gray and the camera will not focus. with the camera set to _'_ (p. 53). When focusing is not possible in AF mode,...
  • Page 107 Shooting Range and Focusing 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.
  • Page 108 Shooting Range and Focusing and 53.2 - 213 mm (35mm film equivalent). The shutter speed may be equivalent when you move the zoom lever a!! the way toward [-_3 for maximum telephoto, and when you zoom in to enlarge the subject to the same size following step 2 on p.
  • Page 109 Shooting Range and Focusing 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.
  • Page 110 Shooting Range and Focusing Recompose the shot. Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, move the camera to recompose the shot. Shoot. Press the shutter button all the way down. @ 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.
  • Page 111 Shooting Range and Focusing @ 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 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. [AF-Point Zoom] on the I_1 tab is not available.
  • Page 113 Shooting Range and Focusing Setting _Y Changing Focus 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.
  • Page 114 Choose the face to focus on. To switch the face frame _ "_to another detected face, press the [] button. After you have switched the face frame to all detected faces, [Face Select : Off] is displayed, and the specified AF frame mode screen is displayed again.
  • Page 115 Shooting Range and Focusing F"Foe.,.,acketi. "od i....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 nearer focal positions determined by presets. The distance from your specified focus can be set in three...
  • Page 116 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). Raise the flash. Move the I_ _ switch. ;: Configure the setting. Press the _ button, choose _- (either press the _)'...
  • Page 117 Flash Shoot. Even after the flash fires, ensure that the main subject does not move until the shutter sound is finished playing. 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.
  • Page 118 Flash Just as with the AE lock (p. 93), you can lock the exposure for the flash shots. Raise the flash and set it to _. (p. 116). Lock the flash exposure. Aim the camera at the subject to shoot with the exposure locked,...
  • Page 119: Viewing

    RAW images are "raw" (unprocessed) data, recorded with essentially no loss ofimage quality from the camera's internal image processing. Use t he included software toadjust RAW images as desired with minimal loss o fimage quality. Press the @ button, choose JPEG in the menu, and choose...
  • Page 120 Access the setting screen. MENU Press the button, choose [IS Settings] on the 0 tab, and then press the @ button (p. 41). Configure the setting. Choose [IS Mode], and then choose desired option (p. 41 ). Optimal image stabilization for the Continuous shooting conditions is automatically applied (Intelligent IS) (p.
  • Page 121 iiiiiiiii_ iiiiiiiii_ iiiiiiiii_ oth rsot,,o0s ii!!U @ 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...

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