Canon Digital Camera SX40 HS user manual

User manual for the device Canon Digital Camera SX40 HS

Device: Canon Digital Camera SX40 HS
Size: 2,29 MB
Date of adding : 2013-05-16 15:12:36
Number of pages: 36
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Getting Started
Please refer to the complete user guide included
on the CD-ROM for more detailed information.
• Make sure you read this guide, including the “Safety
Precautions” section, before using the camera.
• Reading this guide will help you learn to use the camera
properly.
• Store this guide safely so that you can use it in the future.
ENGLISH
CDP-E453-020 © CANON INC. 2011
C OP Y

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Checking the Package Contents Check if the following items are included in your camera package. If anything is missing, contact the retailer where you purchased the camera. Battery Pack NB-10L Battery Charger Lens Cap Camera (with Terminal Cover) CB-2LC/CB-2LCE Interface Cable Neck Strap Case for Hot Shoe Cap IFC-400PCU NS-DC11 Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty Card (This Guide) Solution Disk Using the PDF Manuals The following PDF manuals are included in the Readme folder of the CD- ROM:

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Read This First • Take some initial test shots and play them back to make sure the images were recorded correctly. Please note that Canon Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including memory cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recorded in a way that is machine readable. • The images recorded with this camera are intended for personal

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Safety Precautions • Before using the product, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the product is used correctly. • The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to prevent injuries to yourself and other persons, or damage to the equipment. • Be sure to also check the guides included with any separately sold accessories you use. Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death. Warning • Do not trigger the flash in close

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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. • Do not play the supplied CD-ROM(s) in any CD player that does not support data CD-ROMs. It is possible to suffer hearing loss from

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Conventions Used in This Guide • Remove and store the battery when you are not using the camera. If the battery is left inside the camera, damage caused by leakage may occur. • Before you discard the battery, cover the terminals with tape or other insulators. Contacting other metal materials may lead to fire or explosions. • Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet after charging is complete, or when you are not using it. • Do not place anything, such as cloth on top of the battery char

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Table of Contents Checking the Package Contents ........................................................ 2 Read This First ................................................................................... 3 Safety Precautions.............................................................................. 4 Conventions Used in This Guide ........................................................ 6 Table of Contents ............................................................................... 7 At

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Attaching Included Items/Holding the Camera • Attach the included strap and place it around your neck to avoid dropping the camera during use. • Attach the included lens cap cord to the strap. • Be sure to remove the lens cap before turning on the camera. Clip the lens cap to the neck strap when not in use. • When not in use, store the camera with the lens cap attached. • Refer to the Camera User Guide for details on the included case for the hot shoe cap. Keep your arms tight against your b

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Charging the Battery Use the included charger to charge the battery. Be sure to charge the battery as it is not charged at the time of purchase. Remove the cover. Insert the battery. Align the marks on the battery and charger, then insert the battery by sliding it in ( ) and down ( ). Charge the battery. For CB-2LC: Flip out the plug ( ) and plug the charger into a power outlet ( ). For CB-2LCE: Plug the power cord into CB-2LC the charger, then plug the other end into a power outlet. C

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Charging the Battery Number of Possible Shots/Shooting and Playback Times 1 Number of Shots* Approx. 380 Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Screen On 2 Movie Shooting Time* Continuous Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. 3 Shooting* Number of Shots Approx. 400 Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Viewfinder On 2 Movie Shooting Time* Continuous Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. 3 Shooting* Playback Time Approx. 9 hr. *1 The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) measurement standard. *2 Times

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Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately) Using the battery and charger effectively • Charge the battery on the day, or the day before, it will be used. Charged batteries continue to discharge naturally even if they are not used. Attach the cover to a charged battery so that the mark is visible. • How to store the battery for long periods: Deplete and remove the battery from the camera. Attach the terminal cover and store the battery. Storing a battery for long periods of time (about a year

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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Insert the included battery and a memory card (sold separately). Check the card’s write-protect tab. If the memory card has a write-protect tab, you will not be able to record images if the tab is in the locked position. Slide the tab up until you hear a click. Open the cover. Slide the cover ( ) and open it ( ). Insert the battery. Insert the battery as shown until it locks into place with a click. Be sure to insert the battery in the correct direc

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Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Removing the Battery and Memory Card Remove the battery. Open the cover and press the battery lock in the direction of the arrow. The battery will pop up. Remove the memory card. Push the memory card in until you hear a click, then slowly release it. The memory card will pop up. Number of Shots per Memory Card Memory Card 4GB 16GB Number of Shots Approx. 1231 Approx. 5042 • Values are based on the default settings. • The number of shots that can be tak

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Using the Screen Open the screen. Open the screen ( ), and rotate it forward (toward the lens) 180° ( ). Close the screen ( ). Adjusting the Position of the Screen Approx. 180° You can adjust the angle and orientation of Approx. 90° the screen for the shooting conditions. To protect the screen, always keep it closed, facing the camera body when the Approx. 175° camera is not in use. • When the camera is on, opening the screen will turn the screen on and the viewfinder off. Closing the

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Setting the Date and Time The Date/Time settings screen will appear the first time the camera is turned on. Since the dates and times recorded into your images are based on these settings, be sure to set them. Turn on the camera. Press the power button. The Date/Time screen will appear. Set the date and time. Press the qr buttons to choose an option. Press the op buttons or turn the 5 dial to set a value. Once all settings are complete, press the m button. Set the home time zone. Press

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Setting the Date and Time Daylight saving time settings If you choose in Step 2 on p. 15 and press the op buttons or turn the 5 dial to choose , you will set the time to daylight saving (1 hour ahead). Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Display the menu. Press the n button. Choose [Date/Time]. Move the zoom lever to choose the 3 tab. Press the op buttons or turn the 5 dial to choose [Date/Time], then press the m button. Change the date and time.

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Setting the Display Language You can change the language that displays on the screen. Enter Playback mode. Press the 1 button. Display the settings screen. Press and hold the m button, then immediately press the n button. Set the display language. Press the opqr buttons or turn the 5 dial to choose a language, then press the m button. Once the display language has been set, the settings screen will close. What if the clock appears when the m button is pressed? The clock will appear if to

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Formatting Memory Cards Before you use a new memory card or one that has been formatted in other devices, you should format the card with this camera. Formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data on the memory card. As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before formatting the memory card. Before formatting an Eye-Fi card (see Camera User Guide), be sure to install the software contained on the card to a computer. Display the menu. Press the n button. Ch

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Pressing the Shutter Button Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file management information on the card and does not ensure its contents are completely erased. Be careful when transferring or disposing of a memory card. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks. • The total capacity of the memory card displayed in the formatting screen may be less than indicated on the memory card

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Taking Pictures (Smart Auto) Since the camera can determine the subject and shooting conditions, you can let it automatically select the best settings for the scene and just shoot. When the flash fires, the white balance of the main subject and background will be automatically adjusted to obtain the best color (Multi-area White Balance). Turn on the camera. Press the power button. The start-up screen will appear. Enter A mode. Set the mode dial to A. When you point the camera toward the


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