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A300
DIGITAL
CAMERA
Camera User Guide
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• Please read the "Read this First" section (p.11).
• Please refe_ to the Software Starter Guide for
information on installing the software and
downloading images.
• P_ease read the "Quick Start" section on the
following page for a simple explanation of
shooting, replaying and erasing.
• Please also read the printer user guide included
w_h your C_oo_ printer.
DPOF
DIRECT
PRINT
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BUBBLE J ET

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  Summary of Contents for Canon POWERSHOT A300

  • Page 1 _flOfl A300 DIGITAL CAMERA Camera User Guide D|G!C DPOF • Please read the "Read this First" section (p.11). • Please refe_ to the Software Starter Guide for information on installing the software and DIRECT downloading images. PRINT • P_ease read the "Quick Start" section on the following page for a simple explanation of shooting, replaying and erasing.
  • Page 2: Quick Start

    Quick Start Install the batteries and CF card (p. 18) Open the CF card slot / battery cover and insert a CF card and batteries. _ Open the lens cover and slide it in the direction of the arrow to turn the _power£n,..!p:26) The indicator next to the viewfinder...
  • Page 3 Shoot the image (p.33) Press the shutter button all the way down. The shutter sound wilt sound, indicating that the image has been shot. View the image The recorded image wi{{ be disptayed approximately 3 seconds (p. 34). Refer to "Replaying" section (p.
  • Page 4: Components Guide

    Front View Shutter Button (p. 33) Shooting Mode Switch (p. 46) Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 32) Microphone (p. 73) AF-assist Beam (p. 33) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 49) Self-Timer Lamp (p. 52) Flash (p. 49) Terminal Cover (p. 83) DIGITAL Terminal* (p.
  • Page 5: Back View

    Back View Date Battery Holder (p. 117) Viewfinder (p. 32) Strap Mount* CF Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 18) Speaker Tripod Socket LCD Monitor (p. 28) * Be careful when carrying the camera by the strap. Don't swing the camera on the strap, and keep the strap and camera body clear of obstacles.
  • Page 6: Operation Panel

    Operation Panel MENU Button (p. 36) DISP. (Display) Button (p. 28) FUNC. (Function) (p. 35)/ /_(Single Image Erase) Button (p. 77) Zoom Button (p. 34) Power / Replay Button (p. 26) Omni Selector (p. 58, 49, 52, 51 ) Light Metering) //X, _.(Flash) / _'_ (Continuous)
  • Page 7: About This Camera User Guide

    Icons onthe right end o ftitle b ars s how t he This mark indicates that you must press operations mode. As inthe example below, the either A, V, '_ or I1_ on the omni selector. shooting mode should be set t o ral_, &'--_, [] or [].
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Functions and operations tables. Quick Start Using the LCD Monitor ....... Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor. 30 Components Guide Using the Viewfinder ........Pressing the Shutter Button ......33 Front View ............ Using the Digital Zoom ....... Back View ............. Operation Panel ..........
  • Page 9 Movie Mode ..........Erasing Using the Focus Lock ........ Erasing Single Images ........ Switching between AFModes ....Erasing All Images ........Switching between Light Metering Modes .58 Formatting a CF Card ........ Adjusting the Exposure ......Setting the White B alance ......Printing Changing the Photo Effect ......
  • Page 10 Downloading Images to a Computer Specifications Connecting the camera to a computer via the Index USB Cable ..........Downloading directly from a CF card ..104 List of Menu Options and Messages Resetting the Settings to Default ....112 List of Messages ........Appendices Replacing the Date Battery .......
  • Page 11: Read This First

    Canon brand digital camera accessories ("Canon Brand Accessories"). You may use non Canon Brand Accessories with this Digital camera. However, Canon makes warranties concerning, and is not responsible for damages resulting...
  • Page 12 Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction a camera...
  • Page 13 Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged.
  • Page 14 P(ease consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become immersed in, water or other liquids.
  • Page 15 Use only recommended batteries accessories. • If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and the charger recommended for use with these batteries. Use of another charger...
  • Page 16 • Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight or high temperatures, such as the dashboard or trunk (boot) of a car. Exposure to intense sunlight and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other...
  • Page 17 • Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malfunctions or corrupt image data. • Avoid Condensation Related Problems Moving the equipment rapidly between...
  • Page 18: Preparing The Camera

    Installing the Battery and CF Card Insert two (2) AA-size alkaline batteries Press the battery cover lock towards (included with the camera) or two (2) AA-size NiMH batteries (sold separately) and insert the the arrow to open the cover. CF card. Be sure that the camera power is off.
  • Page 19 @ Be aware that use of CF cards whose contents Insert the CF card as shown and have been edited on another camera or with another company's software may cause the close the CF card slot / battery cover. camera to operate incorrectly, Slide the CF card firmly to the end (To release the CF card, hold onto it and remove.).
  • Page 20 @ Be careful to load the batteries with their positive (+) and negative (-) ends in the right direction. Use AA-size Alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH O Never mix batteries of different types or from batteries only. Refer to "Using...
  • Page 21 Never use d amaged batteries or batteries whose outer seal iscompletely orpartially missing or peeIed off, as there isrisk t hat such batteries may teak, overheat, burst. Always check the s eals on store-bought batteries before toading them, as some batteries come with d efective seals.
  • Page 22 The LCD monitor displays an icon or message to let @ CF cards are high-precision electronic devices. you know when batteries are low or depleted. not bend them, apply force to them, or subject them to shocks or vibration. Batteries are beginning to run low. Replace (or recharge) batteries @ Do not attempt to disassemble...
  • Page 23: Setting The Date / Time

    Setting the Date / Time The Date / Time menu will be displayed when Press ,q / I_ to select the [ili] (Set up)] camera power is turned on for the first time or menu. at low date battery power. Perform operations from Step 5 (Replace the date battery when power from the current one is exhausted...
  • Page 24: Setting The Language

    Setting the Language Setthedateandtime. Sets the display language for LCD monitor Press _/_' to select the item to be set. menus and messages, Press ,L./V button to set the date and time. Press the MENU button. The Reg. or Play menu will display. Press the SET button.
  • Page 25 @ In replay mode, you can change the Press Air to select [] (Language) language by holding the SET button while and press the SET button. you press the MENU button.(This function cannot be used while an optional direct print function compatible pbnter(CP series) or the direct print function compatible Bubble Jet Printer is connected to the camera, or...
  • Page 26: Basic Functions

    Turning the Power ON / OFF Open the lens cover. Press the F_ION button until the image displayed If you further slide it towards *'open", the camera on the LCD monitor. will power up. The camera powers up in Replay mode. The indicator next to the viewfinder starts blinking green.
  • Page 27 You can quickly switch the between the Shooting Power-saving Function and Replay modes. Images can be replayed This camera comes 13!]in power-saving fur_ctJon. erased immediately after shooting them. images Shooting Mode also be shot immediately, while images are being Tile power will automaticaily shut off approximately minutes...
  • Page 28: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Using the LCD Monitor Use the LCD monitor for shooting images, • The On / Off setting of the LCD monitor whilst checking images, for menu operations display mode is memorized when the camera is turned off. When the camera and replaying images.
  • Page 29 Press the DE]ON button toturn the LCD monitor on. T he display changes when t heDISP. button i spressed. Single I mage R eplay Index R eplay (9images)
  • Page 30: Information Displayed On The Lcd Monitor

    information Displayed on the LCD Monitor MovieRecording Mode LO !red) I 1.3x 1.6x 20x 25x 3.2x Ip 34 Digital Zoom Setting* [40x 5.1x Spot metering frame Camera Shake WamingL_ AF Frame Low Battery I r-a I p" 22 Number of Displayed during digital zoom.
  • Page 31 The recording time for movies is also displayed. The following information isdisplayed forthe The following information may be displayed, Simple Display. depending on the image. • File no. •Image no. ( Replay image no. / total) • Shooting date / time •Compression (lP"I [] trl)
  • Page 32: Using The Viewfinder

    Using the Viewfinder You can reduce power consumption by turning About the AF Function off the LCD monitor and shooting images with O This camera employs AiAF (artificial the viewfinder. intelligence autofocus) technology which uses a broad metering field to calculate the Align the subject with the center of the focal distance with high precision.
  • Page 33: Pressing The Shutter Button

    Pressing the Shutter Button You can press the shutter button all the way You cannot shoot an image while the flash down or halfway. is charging AF-assist Beam Pressing Halfway @ The AF-assist beam will sometimes emit Automatically sets the when the shutter button is pressed...
  • Page 34: Using The Digital Zoom

    IJ ¸ O ¸ Using the Digital Zoom The images that have been shot will be When the LCD monitor is on, you can digitally displayed for approximately 3 to 10 seconds*, zoom in on a subject. Images can be zoomed even when the shutter button is released right up to approximately...
  • Page 35 Selecting Menus and Settings Use the menus as shown below to operate the Press ,_ / I_ to select the settings you camera's basic settings used for shooting wish to set. replaying, You can carry out the settings either using the FUNC. button or the MENU button.
  • Page 36 Press _1/ I_ to select the settings you wish to set. Press theMENU button. For items with [...] next to them, click Themenu appears. the SET button and carry out the settings from the next displayed menu. Once the settings are complete, press the SET button again and confirm these settings.
  • Page 37 Shooting Mode ..:: FUNC. Menu Shooting Mode _ Rec. Menu Differs s_ightly depending on the shooting mode Replay Mode Set up Menu My Camera Menu _ i • Menus can be switched whenever the E_3or _ button is pressed Play Menu .o, ..
  • Page 38: Menu Settings And Default Settings

    Menu Settings and Default Settings This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings. Items set with the FUNC. button *Default Settings Reference Menu items Available Settings Pages -2 - +0" - +2 p. 59 Exposure Compensation m*/D/r_/D/m/[]/[] p.
  • Page 39 Items set with MENU button *Default Settings Menu Items Available Settings Reference Pages Beep On* / Off p. I09 Auto Power Down On* / Off p. I09 Date / Time Sets the date / time p. 23 _" Format Formats the CF card p.
  • Page 40 Items set with MENU button *Default Settings Menu Items Available Settings Reference Pages Protect Turns image protection On and Off p. 76 Rotate Rotates the displayed the image p. 72 Sound Memo Attaches a sound memo to images p. 73 Erase All Erases all images...
  • Page 41 Customizing the Camera (My Camera Settings) My Camera allows you to customize the start-up image and start-up, shutter, operation and self- timer sounds. Each menu item has three choices. Example: Start-up image The [] option features science fiction related images and sounds.
  • Page 42 Select a menu item with A/V, the contents you wish to set with Press the MENU button. ,II/1 . The menu witl appear. Press the MENU button. @ If you select [Theme] in step 3, you can select a consistent theme for each of the My Camera settings.
  • Page 43 Select a [ [] (My Camera)] menu with Images recorded onto the CF card and newly _1t1_. recorded sounds can be added as My Camera settings to the [] and [] menu items. You can also use the supplied software to upload your computer's images...
  • Page 44: Settings

    Select the image you wish to register Select [] (Record) with ,tlb, with '9/1_, and press the SET button. press the SET button. Proceed to step 9 Select OK with ,/1_, and press the SET button. Select [] (Record) with _1I_', and press the SET button.
  • Page 45 - Recording Time 11.025 kHz 8000 My Camera settings should conform to the Start-up Sound 1.0 sec or less 1.3 sec or less below file formats. However, CF card images shot with this camera can be registered as My Operation Sound 0.3 sec or less 0.4 sec or less Camera...
  • Page 46: Shooting

    Selecting the Shooting Mode The following modes are available with this camera. The camera automatically makes Set the shooting mode switch to r_. Auto most of the settingsfor you The shooting mode selected is the same as You can manuatly adjust the when the camera was last turned off.
  • Page 47: Changing The Resolution / Compression

    Changing the Resolution / Compression ..change the resolution and compression (exc)uding movies) settings to suit your purpose. ResoIution Purpose , Print A4 size_ 210 x 297 mm (8.3 x 11.7 in.) or larger prints (Large) 2048 x 1536 pixeis •...
  • Page 48 Press the FUNC. button. Press the FUNC. button. Select rl* or i11" with AiV. @ See "Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode" (p. 142). *The current setting is displayed. @ For information on necessary space per image (approximate), types of CF cards and the number of images per card see,...
  • Page 49: Using The Flash

    €- Using the Flash Auto Press _. ( _ on the omni selector) as The flash fires automaticaIly required by the light tevel necessary to select the desired flash Red-Eye The flash may fire automatically mode. Reduction. as required bythe light level.
  • Page 50 Recharging time may vary according to shooting conditions and battery charge levels. @ The flash fires twice. A preparatory pre-flash is @ If the flash is used _nmacro mode. the light may no[ followed by the main flash. The exposure De controIIed correc[_ In this case.
  • Page 51: Infinity Modes

    Macro / _ Infinity Modes _..•'_ ;_; Shoot the image• from the tens tip to the subject is 5 I Macro I Use this mode when the distance to 20 cm (2 to 79 in.). @ If the flash is Used in macro mode, the light may not landscapes Also use this mode for compositions...
  • Page 52: Continuous Mode

    Fine, LCD monitor off) while the shutter button selector) as necessary so that [] or is held down. [] appears on the LCD monitor. * The figures reflect Canon's testing standard. Shoot the image. The actual figures will vary according to the...
  • Page 53: Stitch Assist Mode

    Stitch Assist Mode Use this mode when taking shots that you want @ To create the panorama at your computer, to combine into a panorama. To create the use the PhotoStitch software that came with panorama itself, you must stitch the images your camera.
  • Page 54 Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close items. Objects may appear warped or doubled Shoot the first image. • Make the brightness in each image consistent. The final image will appear Shoot the next image so that it unnatural if the difference in brightness...
  • Page 55: Movie Mode

    3 minutes, approx. 3 minutes @ QuickTime 3.0 or later is required to replay (According to Canon's standardized tests). movie files (AVl / Motion JPEG) on a * Using an optional Canon FC-256 MH CF computer.
  • Page 56: Using The Focus Lock

    Using the Focus Lock The following types of subjects may not be Aim the camera so that a subject at suited to autofocus photography. Use the focus the same focal distance as the main lock in these situations. • Subjects with extremely low contrast to the subject is centered in the viewfinder...
  • Page 57: Switching Between Afmodes

    Switching between AF Modes While the AF function is set to AiAF, In the [Rec.] menu, select [] (AiAF). change it to the center frame. See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35). The camera automatically selects an AF frame from five AF frames to [][][] un I focus on according to the shooting cond tons...
  • Page 58: Switching Between Light Metering Modes

    Switching between Light Metering Modes switch between metering modes Press [] (A on the omni selector) as shoot. necessary to display either r_l, I111, or Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camera divides images into several zones for light Shoot the image.
  • Page 59: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the Exposure if you are shooting against a bright background Press ,q / I_ to adjust the compensation. or strong backlight, need to correct • The settings can be adjusted in I/3 steps in the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too...
  • Page 60: Setting The White Balance

    Setting the White Balance When white balance is set to match Press the FUNC. button and select light source, the camera reproduce colors i_* with AiV. more accurately. *Thecurrent settingsis displayed. The camera sets the white balance Auto automatically according to shooting Press 'q/l_ to select white balance.
  • Page 61 Aim the camera at a piece of white You can set a custom white balance to obtain paper or cloth, and press the SET the optimal setting for the shooting conditions button. by having the camera evaluate an object, such •...
  • Page 62 @ To set and use a custom white balance setting, it is advisable to select the [] shooting mode and set the exposure compensation to zero (lril). The correct white balance may not be obtained when the exposure is incorrect (image is completely black or white).
  • Page 63: Changing The Photo Effect

    d 'T __ ____%_ Changing the Photo Effect An image can be recorded in a different Photo Press the FUNC. button, and select Effect Mode. I_J* with AiV. Records normally with this *Thecurrent settingsis displayed. Effect Off setting. Emphasizes the contrast and Vivid co)or saturation to record in bo(d...
  • Page 64: Changing The Iso Speed

    Changing the ISO Speed Change the ISO speed when you wish to shoot @ Higher ISO speeds increase the image in a dark area or use a fast shutter speed. noise. To take clean images, use as low an ISO speed as possible. Press the FUNC.
  • Page 65: Resetting The File Number

    Resetting the File Number Select the set up method for the file number. @ Setting the File No. Reset to [Off] is useful for avoiding file name duplication when The camera resets the rite number to 100-0001 each time you insert a new (unused) CF card. images are downloaded to a computer.
  • Page 66: Replaying

    Displaying Images Individually this feature to view recorded images at a time on the LCD monitor (Single Image Replay). Press the F_IONbutton. roximate Location The last image shot is displayed. of the Magnified Area Press _1/1_ to switch the displayed •...
  • Page 67: Viewing Images In Sets Of Nine

    Viewing Images in Sets of Nine View nine images at once on the LCD monitor (Index View) so that you can search the image quickly. Press the _ button while the index is Press the _ button. being replayed. Nine images appear at a time. Press,_!l_ to change the image.
  • Page 68: Viewing Movies

    Viewing Movies Replay movies you shot. Select _ with _1/_', and press the Press qll/l_ to select the movie, SET button. A movie displays with the _ icon on it. The movie images and sound will play. • You can adjust the volume with ,A./'V. •...
  • Page 69: Editing Movies

    Editing Movies Fast Forwarding/Rewinding Select one of the following operations with You can delete unwanted portions from the first • ,_/_, and press the SET button. or second half of the movie clip. : Return to Single Image View Select the movie you wish to edit, and : First Frame...
  • Page 70 Select t heediting method w ithA/V. I[_ (Replay) with A/V, ;_1 Select press the SET button. • The temporarily edited movie will start playing. • The movie will stop if you press the SET button while it is playing. Select (Save) with k/V,...
  • Page 71 Select [Overwrite] or [New File] with _Proiecte ovles _annot b; edited _/1_, and press the SET button. " " @ it may take approx. 3 minutes to save an edited movie. In case the battery runs out during that period, the saving process may not be able to be completed.
  • Page 72: Rotating Images In The Display

    Rotating Images in the Display rotate an image by 90 ° or 270 ° clockwise in the LCD monitor. In the [Play] Menu, select [] (Rotate) and press the SET button. See "Selecting Menus and Settings" (p. 35). Press _1/1_ to select the image to be rotated and press the SET button.
  • Page 73: Attaching Sound Memos To Image

    Attaching Sound Memos to Image in replay mode (including single replay, index Select [] with ,q !p,, and press the replay, and magnifying replay), you can attach button. sound memos (up to 60 seconds) to an image. The sound data are saved in WAVE format. •...
  • Page 74 Select [] (Replay) in step 3. The [_] icon is @You cannot attach sound memos to moyies. displayed to images with sound memos. @ You can not record or play back sound memos for (Only when image information exists) images that already have an incompatible sound To stop replaying,...
  • Page 75: Auto Play

    Auto Play Pausing and Resuming Auto Play Use this feature to automaticalSy repSay al$of the images in the CF card (Auto Play). The You can pause Auto Play at any time by LCD monitor displays each image for pressing the SET button. You can then restart approximately 3 seconds.
  • Page 76: Protecting Images

    Protecting Images the protect feature to protect important Press the MENU button. images from accidental erasure. In the [Play] Menu, select [] (Protect) and press the SET button. @ Please note that even protected images are erased when a CF card is reformatted. See "Selecting Menus and Settings"...
  • Page 77: Erasing

    @ Remember that erased images cannot be recovered. Be careful toavoid a ccidental erasures. @ This f unction will not e rase protected images (p. 7 6). Erasing Single Images Erasing All Images Press the _/_, to select the image In the [Play] Menu, select [] (Erase you want to erase and press the t_...
  • Page 78: Formatting A Cf Card

    Formatting a CF Card should format a CF card when you wish a new one, or when wish to delete only images in the CF card but also other data, @ Formatting a CF card will permanently erase all data already on it, including all of its protected Select [Cancel] and press the SET button to...
  • Page 79: Printing

    About Printing This camera supports direct printing. By connecting the camera to an optional direct print compatible printer (CP series) .1 or a Bubble Jet printer (sold separately) that supports the direct print function, you can send the image from the CF card directly to the printer using the camera buttons.
  • Page 80 • _ii iii::_ BJ Printer with the direct print function DPOF Print Settings • Selecttheimageyouwanttopdnt !"°".o (p. g2) • compliant printer i • Select how many copies • Select how many copies you want (CP series) want (p. 87) (p. g2) •...
  • Page 81 Selecting from the Print Order Menu the Print Order Menu as shown below to select all print settings. Make sure to keep camera in replay mode. Direct Print Function - Replay image (p 87) _,_ Paper (p 88) 1 _ Borders (p. 87) Date (p.
  • Page 82: Connecting The Camera To A Printer

    Attach the power cable to the printer Two direct interface cables are included with and plug the other end into power Canon printers having the direct print function. Use the DIF-IO0 cable with the _ mark on the supply. Or, install the printer's...
  • Page 83 Press the printer's ON/OFF button to Connect the camera and printer using the direct interface cable. turn on the power. With the Card Photo Printer CP-I0, the power • When you insert the cable, make sure the ,-_ mark of the cable faces the front of the turns on when the power cord is connected to camera.
  • Page 84 Q Please read the user guide supplied with your BJ printer to see if it is compatible with the direct print function, and for instructions on connection cables and _eneral operations _ DIGITAL Terminal Turn off the camera. to Printer Turn the BJ printer's power on after Connection Cable...
  • Page 85: Printing

    Printing @ On Bubble Jet p rinters with o peration panels, images cannot beprinted through * The following illustrations show examples from a the operation panel while t he camera connected. direct print function compatible printer (CP Series). OMovies cannot be played back orthe Options for the Style category will differ slightly for BJ printers.
  • Page 86 Printing Errors @ An error message appears if an error occurs for some reason during the printing process (p. t 15). Use the _/_, to select [Cancel] or [Resume] and press the SET button (with a BJ printer, the print will automatically restart if the error is resolved).
  • Page 87: Print Settings (Direct Print Function)

    Print Settings (Direct Print Function) You can specify print settings while a printer is connected. You can set the following contents. Direct Print Function Compatible Printer (CP Series) While displaying the image, press the Standard Prints one image per page. SET button and press ,&/V to select Image Prints eight copies of the...
  • Page 88 Direct Print Function Compliant BJ Printer While displaying the image, press the Select the paper size SET button. Press A/V to select from the following: [Style], then press the SET button. [Card #t], [Card #2], Paper [Card #3], [LTR] or [A4] Refer to the BJ printer's manual...
  • Page 89 _q_ Select w ith_11/_'. [] Date Select [On] or [Off]. Image (Direct Print Function Compliant Printer (CP Series)) Select [Standard] or [Multiple] Press the MENU button. • If [Borderless] or [Multiple] is selected as the print style, the top, bottom, and sides wil! be []Paper cropped...
  • Page 90 @ If you print images marked with DPOF print setting, the Date cannot be set. It wil! be You can print a portion of the image, printed with the DPOF print setting. (p. 96) Before Trimming @ If you are using a Direct Print Function Compliant Printer...
  • Page 91 • Setting the Position of the Trimming Frame. Trim theimage. • Use A!V'i.,_i_. to position the trimming frame. • Rotating the Trimming Frame • You can rotate the trimming frame by pressing the DISP. button. Press the SET button. • Changing the Size of the Trimming Frame •...
  • Page 92: Print Settings (Dpof Print Settings)

    Print Settings (DPOF Print Settings) You can select images on a CF card for printing and specify the number of print copies in advance using the camera. This is extremely convenient for sending the images to a photo developing service or for printing on a direct print function compatible printer (CP series) or a direct print function...
  • Page 93 Press the MENU button. @ The [] mark appears on images that have had print marks set by another DPOF-compliant camera. These settings will be overwritten by any print marks set by your camera. You can set images for printing with the same @ The output of some digital printers or photo lab method even if the [] button is pressed and...
  • Page 94 Press ,I, iV to select the print style set up the print style as follows. (ml, [] or _). Print one image per sheet. Select with ,4 / I_. Standard []Print Print index prints (multiple Type Index reduced-size images page). Both Print selected images both in standard...
  • Page 95 Press the MENU button. Reset feature clears all print selections, resets Print Type to [Standard], Date [On], File No. to [Off]. If you have chosen [] (index) as the print type, you cannot set [Date] and [FiIe NO.] to [On] at the same time.
  • Page 96: Printing With Dpof Print Settings

    Printing with DPOF Print Settings the DPOF print settings to print Set the print style as required. with an optional direct print function compliant • See "Setting the Print Style" (p. 87). printer (CP series), or with an optional direct •...
  • Page 97 • in the Print Order menu, select [Resume] using '_l/lll' button and press the SET button. The remaining images can be O To print the date. se[ me [Date] setting in the pnnt printed. order menu. in Step 2 on the previous page, to iOn].
  • Page 98: Setting The Image Transfer

    Setting the Image Transfer Using the camera, specify images wish to transfer attach to e-mails. (Please supplied software for actualiy In the [Play] menu, select [] transferring images.) These settings (Transfer Order) and press the SET compatible with Digita! Print Order Format button.
  • Page 99 Select images for transferring. Press the MENU button. O Images are transferred in order from oldest _" For setting images one by one to newest by the shooting date. • Press _/, to select the image and mark or @ A maximum of 998 images can be marked remove checkmarks from images using per CF card.
  • Page 100 Download images taken with the camera to a computer using one of the following ways: • Connect the camera to a computer with the USB cable You can then download images directly from the camera to a computer. • Directly from a CF card Using a laptop or a card reader, you can download images directly from the CF card,...
  • Page 101: Usb Cable

    Connectingthe camera to a computer via the USB Cable Install the driver and the software applications bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. Please see the Software Starter Guide for information on system requirements installation instructions. Connect the supplied USB interface...
  • Page 102 Press the r_qONbutton. The LCD monitor displays in replay mode. When the connection to the computer complete, the LCD monitor turns off and the green indicator comes For information about what to do after making the connection, please refer Software Starter Guide.
  • Page 103 If you are using Windows XP or Mac OS X (10.1 or 10.2), you can use the software distributed with these operating systems to download images (JPEG format only) without installing the software bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a computer in which the software is not installed.
  • Page 104 CF card into a PC card adapter (optional), and then insert the PC card adapter into the The images are stored in the [xxx CANON] computer's PC card reader. folders locatedin the [DCIM] folder (where xxx is...
  • Page 105 FUNC. Menu * Default settings item / Menu Screen Setting Content item / Menu Screen Setting Content Photo Effect Switches between photo Exposure Compensation Sets the exposure effects (p. 63) compensation (p 59). • -2 to 9" to +2 • _J(Off)* / _'_(Vivid) / [](Neutral) [](Low...
  • Page 106 Rec. Menu * Default settings item / Menu Screen Setting Content item / Menu Screen Setting Content AiAF Sets the AiAF to on (the Digital Zoom Turns the digital zoom on or camera automaticaIty off (p 34) setects the AF frame when taking a picture) or off (AF frame is set to the middle frame) (p 57)
  • Page 107 Play Menu * Default settings item / Menu Screen Setting Content item / Menu Screen Setting Content Adds sound memos to the Protect Protects images from Sound Memo accidental erasure (p. 76). image (p. 73) Rotate Erase all Rotates images 90 or 270 Erases allimages from a CF degrees...
  • Page 108 * Default settings Setting Content item / Menu Screen Setting Content item / Menu Screen Sets the images that will be Auto Ptay Plays images automatically Transfer Order one after the other (p. 75) transferred with your e-mail software (p 98). Print Order Sets which images and how many copies will be printed...
  • Page 109 Set up Menu * Default settings item / Menu Screen Setting Content item / Menu Screen Setting Content Beep Sets whether or not the Format Formats (initializes) a CF beep sounds when the card (p 78). shutter button is pressed (p 33).
  • Page 110: Lcd Monitor (P

    * Default settings Setting Content item / Menu Screen Setting Content item / Menu Screen Sets how file numbers are Start-up Vot. Adjusts the sound volume File No Reset when the camera powers up assigned to images (p. 39) • On (p 39).
  • Page 111 My Camera Menu * Default settings Item / Menu Screen Item / Menu Screen Setting Content Setting Content Theme Selects a common theme Operation Sound Sets the sound when any button other than the shutter for the start-up image, start- up sound, shutter sound, button is operated (p.
  • Page 112: Resetting The Settings To Default

    Resetting the Settings to Default reset all of the menu button Press _ / _, to select [OK], and press operation settings to default except for [Date the SET button. Time] [Language]. • To cancel resetting, select [Cancel] instead of Turn on the camera.
  • Page 113: List Of Messages

    List of Messages The following table explains each of the messages that may appear on the LCD monitor. Busy... : The camera is recording image data to the CF card. The replay mode is running. No Memory card : You attempted to shoot or replay with no CF card installed. Cannot record! : You attempted to shoot with no CF card installed.
  • Page 114 Corrupted data : You attempted to replay an image with corrupted data. : You attempted to replay an image recorded in the RAW format. Unidentified image : You attempted to replay an image file recorded in a unrecognized format (file recorded by a different camera...
  • Page 115 The following table lists and explains the messages that may be on the LCD monitor when printing to an optional direct print compliant printer (CP series). (Some of these messages may not appear depending on the printer.) No Paper : Paper cassette is empty or is not installed correctly.
  • Page 116 RESUME/CANCEL button on Bubble Printer. Please request replacement of the waste tank at your nearest Canon customer support center listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide. Printer error : Turn off the printer, then turn it on again.
  • Page 117: Replacing The Date Battery

    Replacing the Date Battery If the LCD monitor displays the Set Date / Time Pull out the date battery holder in the menu when you turn on the camera, this direction of the arrow. means that the Date battery has run down and the clock has stopped running.
  • Page 118: Using The Optional Battery Kits

    Using theOptionalBattery Kits Insert the new date battery into the (+) side facing holder with Replace battery the date holder back original position. into its +_ _- indicator Set the date and time when the Set displayed Date / Time menu on the (p.
  • Page 119 (insert and remove the batteries two or three times before charging) , When charging completes in a matter of a few Q This charger can be used only to cnarge Canon minutes (the battery charger indicator remains lit) AA-size NiMH batteries.
  • Page 120 1 I0 minutes (for two) and 220 minutes (for four) for the charger fully recharge the batteries (as determined by testing at Canon fac}}itiea). P}ease do not charge batteries ia areas where the temperature is outside the range of 0 to 35 °C (32 to I04...
  • Page 121 Open the Terminal cover, and Use of the ACKa00 optional AC adapter kit is connect the adapter's DC plug into recommended when using the camera the camera's DC IN terminal. continuously for prolonged periods of time and • Please unplug the adapter from the power when connecting...
  • Page 122: Camera Care And Maintenance

    Lens Never use synthetic cleaners on the camera body or lens. If dirt remains, contact the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk as listed on the separate Canon Customer Support leaflet. Use a lens b(ower brush to remove dust and dirt. If necessary geL_tlywipe the viewfinder Viewfinder, and LCD monitor with a soft cloth or an eyeglass lens wiper to remove stubborn dirt.
  • Page 123 (two AA-size batteries • Use a household power source. Batteries are not the right type, * Use only unused AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For the information about a)kal}ne batteries, "Proper Battery Handling" tP. 20}.) Batteries are not making...
  • Page 124 • Use on}y unused AA-s}ze a}ka}ine batteries Batteries are not the right type. consumed quickly. or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. (For the information about alkaline batteries, see "Proper Battery Handling" (p. 20).) Battery capacity drops due to tow • tfshooting in a cord area, keep fhe batteries ambient temperatures.
  • Page 125 _o,u[lon The batteries are The batteries have not been used for I • if batteries are reehargeabte: Performance consumed quickty. over a year. should return to normal after several charging cycles. If using rechargeable batteries: The Replace both batteries with new ones. ,•...
  • Page 126 Problem Cause Solution Shots are blurry or The camera was moving when you • Ho_d the camera steady when shooting. unfocused, took the shot, Autofocus function hampered * Be careful not to block the AF-assist beam obstruction to AF-assist beam. flash part with a finger or other object.
  • Page 127 Problem Cause Solution The subject comes The subject is too close to the flash. • When flash is used, the distance between out overexposed lens and subject should be no less than 20 (too bright), cm (7.9 in.). The subject is brighter than the •...
  • Page 128 Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 million Image Sensor I / 2.7 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 3.3 million) Lens 5 mm (35 mm film equivalent: 33 mm), F3.6 Digital Zoom Maximum Approx. 5.1 X Optical Viewfinder inverted Galilean viewfinder LCD Monitor 1.5 inch TFT color LCD, approx.
  • Page 129 Sensitivity AUTO / ISO 50 / I00 / 200 / 400 equivalent White Balance TTL auto / preset (daylight, c_oudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H} or Custom white balance Flash Red-eye reduction auto / auto / on / off / slow-syncro Flash Range 20 cm - 2.0 m (0.67 - 6.7 ft.) (When sensitivity...
  • Page 130 Large :2048 x 1536 pixels Still Images Medium 1:1600 x1200 p ixels Medium 2:1024 x768 pixels Number Small : 640 x 480 pixels Recording 640 x 480 pixels (Approx. 30 sec,) .2 Pixela 320 x 240 pixels (Approx. 3 min.) Movies 160 x 120 pixels (Approx.
  • Page 131 .2 This is the maximum recording time per movie clip for the optionat Canon FC-256HM CF card (not sold in some regions).
  • Page 132 FC-16M FC-32M FC-64M FC-128M FC-256MH (2048 x 1536 pixels) (I600 x 1200 pixels) (I024 x 768 pixels) 1390 1563 (640 x 480 pixels) 1355 2720 (640 x 480 pixets) I4 sec. 30 sec. 61 sec. 124 sec. 249 sec. Movie (320 x 240 pixets) 44 sec.
  • Page 133 450 shots Approx. I20 min. • Data above depend on the test condition of Canon, and very upon shooting condition and shooting mode. <Test Conditions> Shooting: Normal temperature (23°C / 73°F), alternating the shots every 20 seconds, flash used once every four shots, power turned off and on again after every 8 shots.
  • Page 134 Supplied with t he optional NiMH Battery NB4-10O Supplied with the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK800 and t he Battery / Charger Kit CBK100 100 - 240 V AC (50 / 60 Hz), Rated input Rechargeable nickel metal 16VA (100V) - 26VA (240V) Type...
  • Page 135 Compression ..........Continuous Mode ........Adjusting the Exposure ....... AF ............... AF-assist Beam ........4, 33 Approximate File Size for One Image ..133 Date ............DC IN Terminal ........4, 121 Default ............. Default Settings ......... Batteries DIGITAL Terminal ........
  • Page 136 File Number ..........Macro ............Flash ............Magnifying Images ........Focus Lock ..........Menus ............FUNC. Menu ..........Microphone ..........4, 73 Functions ..........Movie Editing ............ Movie Mode ........... Sound Memos ........Image Transfer Settings (DPOF Transfer Viewing ..........Order) .............
  • Page 137 Print Settings (Direct Print Function) ..87 Print Style ......... 87, 94 Self-Timer ..........Printing ........... Setup Menu ..........Printing with DPOF Print Settings ..96 Setting Resetting the Print Settings ....AF-assist Beam ........Selecting from the Print Order Menu ..81 AiAF .............
  • Page 138 Terminal Cover ........4, 102 Time ............Turning the Power ON / OFF ...... Using the Optional Battery Kits Using Rechargeable Batteries ....118 Viewfinder ........... White Balance ..........
  • Page 139 @ While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this guide is accurate and complete, no liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions. Canon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described herein at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 140 If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U,S,A. Inc, One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042. U.SA Tel No (516) 328-5600 Canadian...
  • Page 142 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. The camera stores settings separately for each mode. Reference Function Pages Large []* / Middle 1 [] Resolution Middle 2 [] / Small [] p.
  • Page 143 Reference Function Pages Single Shooting Continuous p. 52 Method Self-Timer P. _ g Exposure Compensation Evaluative Metering Light Metering Center-Weighted Averaging p. 58 Spot Metering White Balance p. 60 Photo Effect p. 63 ISO Speed --(_) --(_) p. 64 AF Frame p.
  • Page 144 Canon...