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Camera User Guide
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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 from which you purchased the camera. Battery Pack NB-5L Battery Charger Camera (with Terminal Cover) CB-2LX/CB-2LXE Interface Cable AV Cable Wrist Strap IFC-400PCU AVC-DC400 WS-DC7 Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty System Solution Disk Booklet Also refer to the manuals on the DIGITAL CAMERA Manuals Disk. • Camera User Guide (This Guide) DIGITAL CAM
Read This First Test Shots 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. Warning Against Copyright Infringement The images record
What Do You Want to Do? Shoot ● Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4 ● Shoot to match special conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 – 58 Take good people shots IF Vw P Portraits With nightscapes Kids and pets At the beach With snowscapes (p. 56) (p. 56) (p. 56) (p. 57) (p. 58) Take good landscapes U O Sunsets Foliage (p. 57) (p. 58) Shoot various other scenes Ht y Z Indoors Fireworks Aquarium Low light (p. 57) (p. 57) (p. 57) (p. 58)
What Do You Want to Do? ● Shoot without the effects of camera shake even in low light conditions (High ISO Auto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 74 ● Maintain the focus on moving subjects (Servo AF). . . . . . . . . . . 84 ● Make dark subjects appear brighter (i-Contrast). . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 View ● Look at my pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 1 ● Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 ● Look a
Table of Contents Chapters 1 – 3 explain the basic operations and frequently used functions of this camera. Chapters 4 onward explain the advanced functions, letting you learn more as you read each chapter. Checking the Package Contents .......2 Changing the Sound Settings ......... 49 Read This First ..................................3 Changing the Screen Brightness .... 50 What Do You Want to Do? ................4 Returning the Camera to Default Settings ....................................
Table of Contents Changing the Compression Ratio 6 Using Various Functions (Image Quality) ......................... 72 for Shooting Movies ........... 97 Changing the ISO Speed................ 74 Changing the Movie Mode ..............98 Adjusting the White Balance........... 75 Changing the Image Quality............98 Adjusting the Brightness AE Lock/Exposure Shift...................99 (Exposure Compensation) ........ 76 Other Shooting Functions..............100 W Continuous Shooting .......
Conventions Used in this Guide 8 Customizing the Camera ..131 9 Useful Information............ 143 Changing Functions.......................132 Using Household Power................ 144 Changing Shooting Functions........136 Troubleshooting ............................ 145 Changing Playback Functions .......140 List of Messages that Appear on the Screen............................... 148 Changing the Start-up Image or Sound.......................................141 Functions Available in Each
Safety Precautions • Before using the camera, please ensure that you read the safety precautions described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated 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. Warning Denotes the possibility of serious injury or death. Caution Denotes the possibility of
Safety Precautions Battery, Battery Charger • Use only recommended batteries. • Do not place the battery near or in direct flame. • Do not let the battery come into contact with water (e.g. sea water) or other liquids. • Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery. • Avoid dropping or subjecting the battery to severe impacts. This may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the eyes, mouth,
Safety Precautions • Do not allow dirt or metal objects (such as pins or keys) to contact the charger terminals or plug. This could result in electrical shock, fire or other damage. • Playing back for a long time may cause feelings of discomfort. Caution • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.). Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor (CCD). • When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the cam
1 Getting Started This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in A mode, and then how to view, erase and print the images you take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view movies and transfer images to a computer. Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera • Attach the included strap and place it around your wrist to avoid dropping the camera during use. • Keep your arms tight against your body while holding the camera firmly by the sides. Be sure tha
Charging the Battery Use the included charger to charge the battery. 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-2LX: Flip out the plug and plug the charger into a power outlet . ● For CB-2LXE: Plug the power cord into the charger, then plug the other end into a power outlet. The charge lamp lights red and charging starts. ● The charge lamp will light green when cha
Charging the Battery Approximate Number of Shots That Can Be Taken Number of shots 270 Playback Time (Hours) 6 hours • The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) measurement standard. • Under some shooting conditions, fewer shots can be taken. Battery Charge Indicator An icon or message will appear on the screen indicating the battery’s charge state. Display Summary Good. Slightly depleted, but sufficient. (Blinking red) Nearly depleted.
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Insert the included battery and a memory card into the camera. 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 directio
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Close the cover. ● Close the cover , and slide it until it locks into place with a click. 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. 17
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card Memory Card 2 GB 8 GB Number of shots 626 2505 • Values are based on the default settings. • The number of shots that can be taken will vary depending on camera settings, the subject and the memory card used. Can you check the number of shots that can be taken? You can check the number of shots that can be taken when the camera is in a Shooting Mode (p. 24). Number of shots that can be taken Compatible Memory Car
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 select an option. ● Press the op buttons or turn the dial Â to set a value. Make the setting. ● Press the m button. Once the date and time have been set,
Setting the Date and Time Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Display the menus. ● Press the n button. Select [Date/Time] in the 3 tab. ● Press the qr buttons to select the 3 tab. ● Press the op buttons or turn the dial Â to select [Date/Time], then press the m button. Change the date and time. ● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 19 to adjust the setting. ● To close the menus, press the n button. Date/Time battery • The camera has a built-in date/time batt
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