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  • Page 1 Fax: +358 10 544 10 Sähköposti: Help Desk: 906.301.255 Internet: Please also see the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk and the Direct Print User Guide. CEL-SE40A210 © 2004 CANON INC. Printed in the EU...
  • Page 2 Evaluative Metering – – – when used with genuine canon accessories. Light Metering Canon Digital Camera Software Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this Center-Weighted Averaging – – – System Starter Guide Disk product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., Spot Metering –...
  • Page 3 Canon reserves the right to change the specifications About the LCD Monitor of the hardware and software described The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high- herein at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 4 Symbols Used Trademark Acknowledgments • Canon and PowerShot are trademarks of Canon, Inc. Icons under title bars show the operations mode. • CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk As in the example below, the shooting mode Corporation. should be set to •...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents : Functions and operations tables. These Macro/ Infinity Modes ........40 pages are shaded on the right edges to make them Self-timer ............41 easy to find. Continuous Mode..........41 Read this First Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist) ..42 Movie Mode ...........
  • Page 6 Table of Contents Specifications Changing the ISO Speed........69 Changing the Photo Effect........70 Battery Performance .......... 114 Playback – Advanced Functions CF Cards and Estimated Capacities (Recordable Images).... 114 Rotating Images in the Display......72 Attaching Sound Memos to Images......73 Photo Tips and Information Auto Play ..............74 Index Protecting Images..........75...
  • Page 7: Read This First

    Warning Against Copyright Infringement Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used in a manner that infringes upon or contravenes international or domestic copyright laws and regulations.
  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    Read This First Safety Precautions Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you in the safe and correct operation of the camera and its accessories to prevent injuries or damage to yourself, other persons and equipment.
  • Page 9 Immediately turn the camera's power off, remove the camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Confirm that smoke or fume emissions have ceased. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 10 Continued use of the equipment may result in fire or electrical shock. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • Page 11 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 may cause batteries to overheat or deform, posing risk of fire or electric shock.
  • Page 12 Read This First CAUTIONS 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 injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing.
  • Page 13: Preventing Malfunctions

    Read This First Preventing Malfunctions 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 hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces.
  • Page 14: Components Guide

    - PictBridge Compliant Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) • PictBridge Compliant Non-Canon Printers: Interface Cable IFC-400PCU (supplied with the camera) Please refer to the System Map or the Direct Print User Guide supplied with the camera for direct...
  • Page 15 Components Guide Date Battery Holder (p. 105) Viewfinder (p. 32) Strap Mount* CF Card Slot/ Battery Cover (p. 15) Speaker Tripod Socket LCD Monitor (p. 26) * 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 16 - Printing: See the Direct Print User Guide (separate from this guide). - Downloading images (Windows only): See page 83 of this guide and the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk (separate from this guide). The indicator blinks or lights during a printer or computer connection.
  • Page 17: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Installing the Battery and CF Card Insert the batteries as shown and close the battery cover. Insert two (2) AA-size alkaline batteries (included with the camera) or two (2) AA-size (-) Negative end NiMH batteries (sold separately) and insert (+) Positive end the CF card.
  • Page 18: Proper Battery Handling

    Proper Battery Handling You are recommended to use CF cards that have been formatted in your camera Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH (p. 18). The card supplied with the batteries (sold separately) only. For information camera may be used without further on handling the AA-size rechargeable NiMH formatting.
  • Page 19 Canon AA-size NiMH metal key chain or other metallic objects, as these Battery Kit NB4-200 (a 4-battery Kit).
  • Page 20: Formatting A Cf Card

    Preparing the Camera Formatting a CF Card Never use batteries that look like this. Batteries with all or part of the seal You should always format a CF card when (electrical insulation sheath) peeled you wish to use a new one, or when you wish off.
  • Page 21: About Cf Cards

    Preparing the Camera If you are using a CF card from another Select (Format) manufacturer and the card is not using functioning correctly, you may be able to press the SET correct the problem by formatting the card. button. CF cards formatted with another camera, a computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly.
  • Page 22: Setting The Date/Time

    Preparing the Camera Setting the Date/Time the CF card, store it at room temperature until the water droplets have evaporated naturally. The Date/Time menu will be displayed when When storing the CF card, use the CF card case. Do not use or store CF cards in the following camera power is turned on for the first time or types of location.
  • Page 23: Setting The Language

    For printing images with the date on them, refer to page 80, the Direct Print Select (Language) User Guide or Canon Digital Camera using Software Starter Guide Disk. press the SET For important information, see Replacing the Date Battery (p.
  • Page 24: Select A Language

    Preparing the Camera Select a language using , , and press the SET button. The setting menu will reappear without changing the language setting if you press the MENU button instead of the SET button. Press the MENU button. Shortcut Operation The Language menu can also be displayed in Playback mode by holding down the SET button and pressing the MENU...
  • Page 25: Basic Functions

    Basic Functions Turning the Power On/Off The indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green and the camera powers into Playback mode. Shooting Mode Open the lens cover. If you further slide it towards "open", the camera will power up. The indicator next to the viewfinder starts blinking green.
  • Page 26 Basic Functions Power Saving Function Display Off The LCD monitor automatically shuts off This camera is equipped with a power saving approximately 1 minute* after the last time a function. Depending on the power saving setting, camera control is accessed. the camera may power down or the LCD monitor * This time can be changed (p.
  • Page 27: Switching Between Shooting/Playback

    Basic Functions Switching between Shooting/ Playback You can quickly switch between the Shooting and Playback modes. This is convenient when you wish to shoot again after checking or erasing an image immediately after it is shot. When shooting mode Press the button.
  • Page 28: Using The Lcd Monitor

    Basic Functions Using the LCD Monitor Use the LCD monitor to shoot and review images, for menu operations and playing back images. Pressing the DISP. button cycles the LCD monitor to the next mode. Shooting Mode DISP. Button Standard Detailed (No Information) (Information View) AF Frame...
  • Page 29 Basic Functions When a Shooting mode setting is changed, the Shooting Mode p .35 settings appear on the LCD monitor for about 6 seconds even if the LCD monitor is set to Exposure Compensation p. 65 Standard or No display. (The Shooting mode White Balance p.
  • Page 30: Playback Mode

    Basic Functions Playback Mode Standard File Number DISP. Button DISP. Button Detailed* No Display Shooting Date/Time Histogram Image Number and Total (Display Image/Total) DISP. Button Movie Length Compression * Detailed Display is not available Resolution in index playback (9 images). WAVE format sound memo Movie Protection status...
  • Page 31 Basic Functions The image in the LCD monitor may Shooting Mode p. 35 darken when the monitor is used under Exposure Compensation p. 65 sunlight or other strong lighting. This is not a defect. White Balance p. 66 ISO Speed p.
  • Page 32 Basic Functions After you take a photo by fully pressing About the Histogram the shutter button, the image displays on The histogram is a graph that allows you to the LCD monitor for approximately 3 judge the brightness of the shot image. seconds (or the review duration you set The greater the bias toward the left in the from 3 to 10 seconds).
  • Page 33: Shooting - The Basics

    Shooting – The Basics See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The digital zoom can be set to [Off] (p. 57). (p. 128) at the end of this manual to find out which The image will appear grainier as the settings can be changed in which shooting modes.
  • Page 34 Shooting – The Basics Shooting with Viewfinder Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 128). You can save the power by turning the LCD With the Review function, you can monitor off and using the viewfinder to shoot. change the length of time images show on the LCD monitor after shooting, or set Compose the image so that the it so they do not show at all (p.
  • Page 35 Shooting – The Basics in the viewfinder may actually differ from - The AF-assist beam can be turned off the actual recorded image. The closer the (p. 57). subject is to the lens, the more noticeable If animals are your subject, turn off the the difference will be.
  • Page 36: Reviewing An Image Right After Shooting

    Shooting – The Basics Reviewing an Image Right After Changing the Image Display Duration Shooting The length of time images are displayed after a After a photo is taken, the image displays on photo has been taken can be changed from the LCD monitor for 3 seconds.
  • Page 37: Selecting A Shooting Mode

    Shooting – The Basics Selecting a Shooting Mode You can continue to display the image as long as the shutter button is fully held The following modes are available with this pressed regardless of the Review setting. camera. Another picture can be taken even while the last is displayed.
  • Page 38: Changing The Resolution And Compression

    Shooting – The Basics Selecting Changing the Resolution and Compression Set the shooting mode switch to Shooting Mode and press the SET button. You can change the resolution and compression (excluding movie) depending on Select the shooting mode using the purpose. , and press the SET button.
  • Page 39 Shooting – The Basics Press the FUNC. button. Compression Purpose High Shoot higher quality Superfine Select * or Quality images using Shoot normal quality Fine images The current setting is Normal Normal Shoot more images displayed. Movies can be shot with the following Compression resolutions.
  • Page 40: Using The Flash

    Shooting – The Basics Using the Flash Press on the omni selector) as necessary to select the Shooting Mode desired flash mode. Use the flash according to the guidelines below. — The flash fires automatically as Auto with — required by the lighting level, and Red-eye the red-eye reduction lamp fires —...
  • Page 41 Shooting – The Basics The flash may take approximately 10 If the flash is used in macro mode, the seconds to charge. The LCD monitor, if light may not be controlled correctly. In it is on, will go off after the indicator next this case, set a higher ISO sensitivity or to the viewfinder blinks orange while use other light sources instead of using...
  • Page 42: Macro/Infinity Modes

    Shooting – The Basics increasing the lighting in indoor settings Press ( on the omni or coming closer to the subject. selector) to display *The shutter will not activate for approximately 1 second after the red- eye reduction lamp fires, even when the shutter button is pressed all the way down in order to improve the effect.
  • Page 43: Self-Timer

    Shooting – The Basics blinking and the self-timer begins to beep. Use the LCD monitor for shooting in The blinking gets faster 2 seconds before the macro mode. With subjects framed in shutter releases. the viewfinder when in macro mode, part When is selected and the shutter button of the image may not appear in the final...
  • Page 44: Shooting Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)

    The shooting speed is approximately 2.2 frames per second (Large/Fine, LCD monitor off). (These figures reflect Canon’s testing standard. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings.) If internal memory becomes full, intervals between shots may lengthen slightly.
  • Page 45 Shooting – The Basics To merge the images on a computer, use Make the brightness in each image PhotoStitch, one of the supplied programs. consistent. The final image will appear unnatural if the difference in brightness is too great. Pan (swivel) the camera to take Framing a Subject successive shots.
  • Page 46 Shooting – The Basics Compose and A custom white balance setting (p. 68) cannot be set in mode. To use a shoot the second custom white balance setting, first set it image so that it in another shooting mode. overlaps the first. The settings in place for the first image are locked in and cannot be changed for Minor discrepancies in...
  • Page 47: Movie Mode

    * Using the following CF cards: • Supplied FC-32MH CF Card Shooting Mode • Separately sold Canon FC-256MH or FC-512MSH Use this mode to shoot movies. The CF Card (not sold in some regions) resolution can be set to [...
  • Page 48 Shooting – The Basics be recorded correctly on the CF card. See page 128 for settings that can be Recording time will display properly if changed in this mode. you format the CF card in this camera Sound is recorded monaurally. (excluding slow recording CF cards).
  • Page 49: Playback - The Basics

    Playback – The Basics Displaying Images Individually Magnifying Images (Single Image Playback) Images can be magnified up to approximately You can view the recorded images on the 10 times during single image playback. LCD monitor. Press the Press the button. button.
  • Page 50: Viewing Images In Sets Of Nine (Index Playback)

    Playback – The Basics Viewing Images in Sets of Nine Press the button. (Index Playback) Index playback cancels and the display reverts to single image playback. Up to 9 images can be viewed at once in index playback. Press the DISP. button to show the data for the displayed image (p.
  • Page 51: Jumping Between Images

    Playback – The Basics Jumping between Images Viewing/Editing Movies The display can be advanced or set back 9 Viewing Movies images when in index playback. You can play back the images shot in Press the button in index mode. playback (p. 48). Press the button.
  • Page 52 Playback – The Basics When a movie has finished playing, it will You may experience frame dropping and display the last frame. If the SET button is audio breakup when playing back a movie pressed in this state, the camera will revert to on a computer with insufficient system the movie playback panel.
  • Page 53 Playback – The Basics Select (Edit) using Select the editing and press the SET button. position using The movie editing panel and the movie editing bar will appear. Select (Play) using Select the editing and press the SET button. method using The temporarily edited movie will start playing.
  • Page 54 Playback – The Basics Select [Overwrite] Protected movies cannot be edited. It may take approx. 3 minutes to save an or [New File] edited movie. In case the battery runs using out during that period, the saving press the SET process may not be able to be button.
  • Page 55: Erasing

    Erasing Erasing All Images Remember that erased images cannot be recovered. Be careful to avoid accidental erasures. In the [ (Play)] Menu, select Erasing Single Images (Erase all) and press the SET button. Press the button. A confirmation screen appears. Press Press to select [OK] and...
  • Page 56: Shooting - Advanced Functions

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Selecting Menus and Settings Selecting Settings by Pressing the FUNC. Button (Shooting Mode Only) . Press to select a menu item, then press to select the settings you wish to set. Compression ( ) (p. 36) Exposure Compensation (±0)(p.
  • Page 57 Shooting – Advanced Functions Selecting Settings by Pressing the MENU Button Press the MENU button. Press to switch between menus. You can also switch between menus using the zoom button. Press to select a menu item. Press to select the settings you wish to set.
  • Page 58 My Camera menu. For details, see the Registering My Camera Settings (p. 94) or the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk. The default of all the settings changed by the menu and button operations except for Shooting mode, [Date/Time] and [Language] can be restored all at once (p.
  • Page 59: Menu Settings And Default Settings

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Menu Settings and Default Settings Rec. Menu *Default Setting Reference Menu Items Setting Content Page Sets the AiAF to on (the camera automatically selects the AF frame AiAF when taking a picture) or off (AF frame is set to the center frame). •...
  • Page 60 Shooting – Advanced Functions Play Menu Reference Menu Items Setting Content Page Protect Protects images from accidental erasure. Rotate Rotates images 90 or 270 degrees clockwise in the display. Sound Memo Attaches a sound memo to images. Erase all Erases all images from a CF card (excluding protected images). Auto Play Plays images automatically one after the other.
  • Page 61 Shooting – Advanced Functions Adjusts the volume of the start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, shutter sound, or playback sound. The volume cannot be adjusted if [Mute] is set to [On]. • (Off) / (1) / (2)* / (3) / (4) / (5) Start-up Vol.
  • Page 62 Shooting – Advanced Functions The Auto Power Down and Display Off settings can be set by pressing the SET button. Auto Power Down Sets whether or not the camera automatically powers down after a specified period of time elapses without camera operation. •...
  • Page 63: Customizing The Camera (My Camera Settings)

    These are called My Camera settings. You can also customize the options for each item with images from the CF card and newly recorded sounds or by using the supplied software. See the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk for details. *Default Setting...
  • Page 64: Resetting The Settings To Default

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Resetting the Settings to Default The following settings do not reset to default. You can reset all of the menu and button • Shooting mode, Date/Time and operation settings to default. Language in the [ (Set up)] menu (p.
  • Page 65: Shooting Problem Subjects For The Autofocus

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Shooting Problem Subjects for Re-aim the camera direction to the Autofocus compose the shot as desired and press the shutter button all the Shooting Mode way. The following types of subjects may not be suited to autofocus photography. Use the focus lock in these situations.
  • Page 66: Switching Between Focus Settings

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Switching between Focus Settings In the [ (Rec.)] menu, select (AiAF). Shooting Mode See Selecting Menus and Settings (p. 55). You can change the autofocus frame (AF Press frame) selection method. The AF frame will select [On] or appear when the LCD monitor is turned on (p.
  • Page 67: Switching Between Light Metering Modes

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Switching between Light Metering Modes Adjusting the Exposure Shooting Mode Shooting Mode If you are shooting against a bright Appropriate for standard background or strong backlight, you may shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camera need to correct the exposure so that the divides images into several subject doesn't come out too dark.
  • Page 68: Adjusting The Tone (White Balance)

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Adjusting the Tone (White Balance) You can check the results of the compensation by viewing the image on the LCD monitor Shooting Mode when it is on. When the white balance is set to match the You can shoot the image right after selecting settings by pressing the shutter button.
  • Page 69 Shooting – Advanced Functions A shot can be taken immediately by pressing For shooting under daylight the shutter button. The menu will reappear fluorescent, or daylight Fluorescent H fluorescent-type (3- after the shot, allowing you to adjust the wavelength) fluorescent setting.
  • Page 70 Shooting – Advanced Functions Setting a Custom White Balance Aim the camera at a piece of white You can set a custom white balance to obtain optimal settings for your particular shooting paper or cloth, or conditions by having the camera evaluate a gray card and subject such as a white piece of paper or press the SET...
  • Page 71: Changing The Iso Speed

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Changing the ISO Speed when the exposure is incorrect (image is completely black or white). Shooting Mode Since the white balance data cannot be read in modes, preset the Raise the ISO speed when you wish to white balance in another shooting mode.
  • Page 72: Changing The Photo Effect

    Shooting – Advanced Functions Changing the Photo Effect Higher ISO speeds increase the image noise. To take clean images, use as low Shooting Mode an ISO speed as possible. You can shoot with different photo effects. The AUTO setting selects the optimal speed.
  • Page 73 Shooting – Advanced Functions Select the photo effect using If the LCD monitor is on, you can check the photo effect by viewing the image on the LCD monitor. A shot can be taken immediately by pressing the shutter button. The menu will reappear after the shot, allowing you to adjust the setting.
  • Page 74: Playback - Advanced Functions

    Playback – Advanced Functions Rotating Images in the Display Movie images cannot be rotated. If an image has been rotated in the You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° camera before being loaded onto a clockwise in the LCD monitor. computer, the particular software in use will determine whether or not the rotation settings are retained.
  • Page 75: Attaching Sound Memos To Images

    Playback – Advanced Functions Attaching Sound Memos to Images Select using and press the SET button. In Playback mode (including single image playback, index playback, and magnified The recording starts and the elapsed time is playback), you can attach sound memos (up displayed.
  • Page 76: Auto Play

    Playback – Advanced Functions Auto Play You cannot attach sound memos to movies. Use this feature to automatically play back all You cannot record or play back sound of the images in the CF card (Auto Play). The memos for images that already have an LCD monitor displays each image for incompatible sound file attached.
  • Page 77: Protecting Images

    Playback – Advanced Functions icon appears on protected images. The display interval may vary for some To release the protection, press the SET images. button again. Movie images play for the length of time that they were recorded. Image can be selected in both single image The power saving function (p.
  • Page 78: Various Functions

    (CF card) to a photo developing center that supports DPOF. This camera complies with the PictBridge standard, which allows you to print with non-Canon PictBridge compliant CP Printer printers as well. Digital Print Order Format This manual explains the DPOF print settings.
  • Page 79 Please refer to the System Map supplied with your camera for direct print compatible printer information (CP series or Bubble Jet printers). Direct Print Compatible Printing Connect the camera to the printer Set various print settings (except DPOF print settings) Print For printing instructions, see the Direct Print User Guide (separate from this guide).
  • Page 80: Dpof Print Settings

    Various Functions DPOF Print Settings Selecting Images for Printing You can select images on a CF card for In the [ (Play)] menu, select printing and specify the number of print (Print Order) and press the SET copies in advance using the camera. This is button.
  • Page 81 Various Functions When the print type When [Index] is selected, the print settings (p. 80) is set to [Index], can be deleted. For the instructions on select an image using changing settings, please reread Step 3 from and mark or the beginning.
  • Page 82 Various Functions Setting the Print Style Select (Print Type), (Date) or You can set up the print style as follows. (File No.) using Print one image per Standard sheet. Select a setting using Print index prints Print Type Index (multiple reduced-size images per page).
  • Page 83 Various Functions Resetting the Print Settings Press the MENU button. The Reset feature clears all print selections, The set up menu will close and the Print and resets Print Type to [Standard], Date to Order menu will reappear. [On], and File No. to [Off]. If you have chosen [Index] as the print In the [ (Play)] menu, select...
  • Page 84: Image Transmission Settings

    You can use the camera to specify settings for press the SET images before downloading to a computer. Refer button. to the Canon Digital Camera Software Starter You can remove all the Guide Disk for instructions on how to transfer transfer marks at once images to your computer.
  • Page 85: Downloading Images To A Computer

    [Mark all] or [Clear all] has been selected. See Connecting the Camera to a Computer (p. 84) and the separate Canon Digital Press the MENU button. Camera Software Starter Guide Disk. The selection mode will turn off and the...
  • Page 86: Downloading Directly From A Cf Card

    Free Hard program) Windows 98 (Including Second Edition) Disk - PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more Windows Me Space Canon Camera TWAIN Driver: Windows 2000 25 MB or more Windows XP (Home Edition, Canon Camera WIA Driver: Professional) 25 MB or more...
  • Page 87 IMPORTANT better is required You must install the software and driver bundled Display 1,024 x 768 pixels or better is on the supplied Canon Digital Camera Solution recommended Disk onto your computer before connecting the camera to a computer. Macintosh Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2,...
  • Page 88 Use the supplied interface cable to camera's connect the computer's USB port terminal. to the camera's terminal. Press the button. port Windows Proceed to steps 4 and 5 below. Macintosh Refer to the Canon Digital Camera Software Interface cable Starter Guide Disk and download images.
  • Page 89 Various Functions Select [Canon CameraWindow] in Click [Set] in the [CameraWindow the events dialog that appears on - Set Auto-Launch] window (first the computer and click [OK] (first time only). time only). The Download Image window will display. If the events dialog fails to appear, click the...
  • Page 90 Various Functions Downloading Images by Direct Using the software and computer to Transfer download images: See the Canon Digital Camera Software Use this method to download images using Starter Guide Disk. camera operations. Using the Camera to Download Images Install the supplied software and adjust the...
  • Page 91 Various Functions To cancel the transfer, press the SET button. Transfers and saves single images to the computer as The images will download and the Direct you view and select them. Transfer menu will reappear. Wallpaper The transferred images display on the computer Select &...
  • Page 92 (JPEG format only) without installing the software effect the next time the Direct Transfer menu is displayed. The image selection bundled on the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk. This is useful for downloading images to a screen will appear directly when the [Select &...
  • Page 93: Downloading Directly From A Cf Card

    Various Functions Downloading Directly from a CF card Double-click the icon of the drive with the CF card. Eject the CF card from the camera Depending on the operating system, a and insert it into a CF card reader window opens automatically. connected to the computer.
  • Page 94: Resetting The File Number

    Various Functions Resetting the File Number Setting the File No. Reset to [Off] is useful for avoiding file name duplication Select the set up method for the file number. when images are downloaded to a The camera resets the file number to computer.
  • Page 95: Customizing The Camera (My Camera Settings)

    Various Functions Ex: Start-up image Folder File Capacity Each folder usually contains up to 100 images. However, since images shot in Continuous Shooting or Stitch Assist mode are always saved into the same folder, a folder may contain more than 100 images.
  • Page 96: Registering My Camera Settings

    Various Functions Registering My Camera Settings Select the contents you wish to set Images recorded onto the CF card and newly recorded sounds can be added as My using Camera settings to the menu items. You can also use the supplied Press the MENU button.
  • Page 97 Various Functions Press the MENU button. Press the DISP. button. The [ (Play)] menu appears. An image appears. Select [ (My Camera)] using Start-up Image: Go to step and select the menu item Start-up Sound, Shutter Sound, Operation Sound, you wish to register using and Self-Timer Sound: Go to step Select the image you wish to register using...
  • Page 98 Various Functions Select (Record) using Sounds recorded using the Sound Memo function (p. 73) and movies and press the SET button. cannot be registered as My Camera settings. When you register new My Camera settings, the previously registered settings are erased. Recording starts.
  • Page 99 My Camera settings. • Recording Format WAVE (monaural) • Quantization Bits 8 bit See the supplied Canon Digital Camera Software Starter Guide Disk for more • Sampling Frequency 11.025 kHz or information on creating and adding to the 8.000 kHz My Camera Settings files.
  • Page 100: List Of Messages

    Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace both batteries at Change the batteries the same time with new AA-size alkaline batteries (p. 15) or fully recharged Canon NiMH batteries. No image No images recorded on CF card. You attempted to play back an image larger than 4064×3048 pixels or with a Image too large large file size.
  • Page 101 List of Messages You attempted to play back an image recorded in the RAW format. You attempted to play back an image that was recorded in a special format Unidentified Image (proprietary format used by the camera of another manufacturer) or a movie that was taken with another camera.
  • Page 102: Troubleshooting

    Reload the batteries in the correct direction. direction. Batteries are depleted. Replace with unused alkaline (two AA-size batteries) or fully recharged Canon AA-size NiMH batteries. Use a household power source. Batteries are not the right type. Use only new AA-size alkaline batteries or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries.
  • Page 103 Format the CF card. (p. 18). not shoot. correctly. The card may be defective (its logical may be corrupted). Contact Canon Customer Help Desk. Cannot play back You attempted to play back images Computer images can be added to the camera...
  • Page 104 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Solution Batteries do not Batteries were placed in the Put batteries back into the charger in the charge with a charger in the wrong direction. correct direction. separately sold Poor electrical contact, between Be sure to set batteries firmly into the charger. battery charger.
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Solution The subject comes Insufficient light for shooting. Set the flash on. out underexposed The subject is darker than the Set exposure compensation to a positive value (too dark). surroundings. or use the spot metering function. The subject is beyond the range of When flash is used, the distance between lens the flash.
  • Page 106 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Solution The flash doesn't The flash mode is set to off. Set the flash mode to any other mode except fire. Off. Reading images CF card was formatted in another Use a CF card formatted in your camera. from CF card is device.
  • Page 107: Appendix

    Appendix Replacing the Date Battery Pull out the date battery holder in the direction of the arrow. If the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time menu when you turn on the camera, this means that the date battery has run down and the clock has stopped running.
  • Page 108: Using The Power Kits (Sold Separately)

    Appendix Using the Power Kits (Sold Separately) Replace the date battery holder back into its original position. Using Rechargeable Batteries (Battery and Charger Kit CBK4-200) Set the date and time when the Included are the battery charger and four Date/Time menu is displayed on rechargeable AA-size NiMH (nickel metal hydride) the LCD monitor (p.
  • Page 109 Appendix This charger can be used only to charge Wipe the battery terminals well with a Canon AA-size NiMH batteries NB-2AH. dry cloth in the following situations, as Please do not attempt to charge NB-2AH the terminals may be soiled with oil from batteries in any other type of charger.
  • Page 110 (as determined by testing at Canon completely discharged and to store it at facilities). Please do not charge batteries normal temperature (23 °C/73 °F or...
  • Page 111 Appendix Using the AC Adapter Kit ACK800 Open the terminal cover, and Use of the separately sold AC Adapter Kit ACK800 connect the adapter's DC plug is recommended when using the camera into the camera's DC IN terminal. continuously for prolonged periods of time and when connecting to a computer.
  • Page 112: Camera Care And Maintenance

    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 blower brush to remove dust and dirt.
  • Page 113: Specifications

    Specifications All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice. Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 3.2 million Image Sensor 1/2.7-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 3.3 million) Lens 5.0 mm (35 mm film equivalent: 33 mm), f/3.6 Digital Zoom Up to approx.
  • Page 114 (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor), Auto play or Sound memos (up to 60 sec.). Direct Print Canon Direct Print / Bubble Jet Direct / PictBridge compatible Display Languages 12 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese and...
  • Page 115 Specifications My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self- timer sound can be customized using the following methods: 1. Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera. 2. Using downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software. Interface USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol]) Power Source...
  • Page 116: Battery Performance

    Approx. Approx. Approx. (NB-2AH) 350 shots 950 shots 240 min. The data above reflects standard Canon testing conditions. The actual figures will vary according to the shooting conditions and settings. 1734 <Test Conditions> 1522 Shooting: Normal temperature (23 °C/73 °F),...
  • Page 117 Specifications The maximum movie clip length is approximately Image File Size (Estimated) 30 sec. ( )* or 3 min, ( ). The times shown are the maximum continuous recording times. * When using the FC-32MH CF card (included), (2048 x 1536 pixels) 1602 KB 893 KB 445 KB the separately sold FC-256MH or FC-512MSH CF card (not sold in some regions).
  • Page 118 Specifications NiMH Battery NB-2AH Dimensions 65.0 × 105.0 × 27.5 mm (2.6 × 4.1 × 1.1 in.) Supplied with the separately sold NiMH Battery CB-4AH: Approx. 95 g (3.4 oz.) Weight NB4-200 set and the Battery/Charger Kit CBK4-200. CB-4AHE: Approx. 97 g (3.4 oz.) Rechargeable nickel metal hydride To charge four NB-2AH NiMH Batteries Type...
  • Page 119: Photo Tips And Information

    Photo Tips and Information This section offers photography tips. Underexposure The whole recorded image is dark, which makes white Tip for Using the Self-timer (p. 41) elements of the image appear gray. Shooting bright subjects Normally, the camera shakes a little when you press or in backlit conditions may the shutter button.
  • Page 120 Photo Tips and Information ISO Speed (p. 69) The ISO speed is the numeric representation of the camera's sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the higher the sensitivity. A high ISO speed allows you to shoot images in dark indoor or outdoor conditions without a flash and also helps prevent blurred images due to camera shake.
  • Page 121: Index

    Index DC IN Terminal ........12, 109 Default .............62 AF ..............33 Default Settings ..........57 AF-assist Beam ..........33 DIGITAL Terminal ........12, 86 Digital Zoom ............31 Direct Transfer ..........88 Batteries Downloading Images to a Computer Battery Performance ........ 114 Connecting the camera to a computer ...
  • Page 122 Index Image Transmission Settings Photo Effect ............70 (DPOF Transfer Order) ......82 Playback Index Playback ..........48 Auto Play ............74 Indicator ............14 Displaying Images Individually ....47 Infinity ............. 40 Rotating Images in the Display ....72 ISO Speed ............69 Viewing Images in Sets of Nine ....48 Play Menu ............
  • Page 123 Red-eye Reduction Lamp ......12, 39 Replacing the Date Battery ......105 Terminal Cover ......... 12, 86 Resolution ............36 Time ..............20 Turning the Power On/Off .......23 Self-timer ............41 Set up Menu ........... 58 Using the Power Kits........106 Setting AF-assist Beam .........
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  • Page 130: Functions Available In Each Shooting Mode

    Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode The following chart shows the functions and settings available in each shooting mode. Reference Function Pages Large * Medium 1 – Resolution Medium 2 Small Movie – – – Superfine – Compression Fine – Normal –...