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The Components Guide
Menus and Settings
to a Computer
Camera User Guide
Please Read This First
This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features.
CDI-E295-010 XX06XXX © 2006 CANON INC. PRINTED IN JAPAN
Flowchart and Reference Guides The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary according to the flowchart below. For information on included items System Map and items sold separately The Components Guide Preparations • Charging the battery • Installing the battery and memory card • Setting the date, time and language Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) • Read this first. Shooting Playback/Erasing Menus and Settings Handling precautions, references Advanced Camera to the v
The Components Guide The Components Guide Front View Attaching the Wrist Strap* Wrist Strap Mount Microphone (Advanced Guide pp. p. 42, 86) Viewfinder Window (Advanced Guide p. 18) AF-assist Beam (Advanced Guide p. 24) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (Advanced Guide p. 34) Self-Timer Lamp (p. 16) Flash (p. 14) Lens * When carrying the camera by the strap, be careful not to swing the camera or catch it on other items. 1
Back View LCD Monitor (Advanced Guide pp. 12, 15) Viewfinder (Advanced Guide p. 18) DIGITAL Terminal (p. 27) A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (Advanced Guide p. 103) Terminal Cover Tripod Socket DC Coupler Terminal Cover (Advanced Guide p. 125) Memory Card Slot/Battery Cover (p. 6) The interface cable and AV cable cannot be connected simultaneously. 2
The Components Guide Controls Speaker Power Lamp Power Button (p. 10) Indicators (p. 4) Zoom Lever (p. 14, Advanced Guide p. 73) Shooting: (Wide Angle)/ (Telephoto) Playback: (Index)/ (Magnify) Shutter Button (p. 10) Mode Dial (pp. 10, 11) (Print/Share) Button (pp. 22, 30) FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 20, Advanced Guide p. 22) DISP. (Display) Button (Advanced Guide p. 12) MENU Button (p. 21, Advanced Guide p. 23) (Macro)/ (Infinity)/ Button (p. 15) (ISO Speed)/ (Jump)/ Button
Indicators The camera indicators light or blink under the following circumstances. Never do the following while an indicator is blinking green. These actions may corrupt image data. • Shake or jolt the camera • Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery cover Upper Indicator Green: Ready to shoot Blinking Green: Image recording/reading/erasing/transferring (when connected to a computer) Orange: Ready to shoot (flash on) Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot (camera shake warning)
Preparations Preparations 1. Charging the Battery. Charge the battery before use under the following circumstances. • When using the battery for the first time. • When the "Change the battery pack." message displays. 1. Insert the battery into the battery charger. 2. Plug the battery charger (CB-2LX) into a power outlet, or attach the power cord to the battery charger (CB-2LXE) and plug it into a power outlet. • Battery charger model names and types vary by region. The charge indicator will li
2. Installing the Battery. 1. Slide the memory card slot/battery cover and open it ( , ). 2. Push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow ( ) and insert the battery until it locks. To remove the battery, push the battery lock in the direction of the arrow ( ) and hold it while pulling the battery out. Battery Lock 3. Inserting the Memory Card. 1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 2. Close the memory card slot/battery cover. Back Ensure that the memory card is correctl
Preparations To Remove the Memory Card Use a finger to push the memory card in until you hear a click, then release it. You can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. 7
First Time Settings Setting the Date/Time 1. Press the power button ( ). 2. Use the or button to select an item and the or button to change its value ( ). To set the daylight saving option, select the icon and use the or button to configure the setting. 3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press the FUNC./SET button ( ). The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 21). • A rechargeable lithium battery is built into the camera to save such settings as the dat
Preparations Setting the Display Language 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback). 2. Hold down the FUNC./SET button and press the MENU button. 3. Use the , , or button to select a language and press the FUNC./SET button. The display language can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 21). 9
Shooting 1. Press the power button. Power button The start-up sound will play and the start-up image will display in the LCD monitor. • Pressing the power button again turns the power off. • To switch to the setting that mutes all sounds (except for the warning sound), press and hold the DISP. button while pressing the power button. See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 12). See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 19). See the Advanced Guide: Set up Menu (p. 26).
Shooting 2. Press the shutter button fully to shoot. The shutter sound will play and the image will record. The indicator will blink green while the image is recorded to the memory card. See Indicators (p. 4). See the Advanced Guide: Setting the Image Stabilizer Function (p. 32). See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods available. Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds. You can con
Shooting Modes The camera automatically selects settings. AUTO Manual Allows you to select settings yourself, such as the exposure compensation, white balance, my colors or ISO speed. See the Advanced Guide (p. 33). Digital Macro Allows you to shoot when the distance from the lens (at maximum wide angle) to the subject is within 3 – 60 cm (1.2 in. – 2.0 ft.). The subject can be shown larger than in standard macro mode because the camera trims the image edges and zooms in with the digital
Shooting Beach Fireworks Captures Shoots without fireworks in the making people sky sharply and appear dark near at optimal water or sand where exposure. reflected sunlight is strong. Aquarium SPECIAL Selects the optimal ISO speed, white balance and color balance to capture fish and other items in an indoor SCENE aquarium. Underwater Appropriate for shooting images with Waterproof Case WP- DC9 (sold separately). This mode uses an optimal white balance setting to reduce bluish tones a
Using the Zoom 1. Press the zoom lever toward or . The zoom can be adjusted from 28 – 105 mm (focal length) in 35mm film equivalent terms. Wide Angle: Zooms out from the subject. Telephoto: Zooms in on the subject. Using the Flash 1. Press the button ( ) and use the or button to switch between modes ( ). Auto On Off See the Advanced Guide: Red-Eye Reduction Function (p. 34). See the Advanced Guide: Setting the Slow Synchro Function (p. 34). You are recommended to shoot with the cam
Shooting Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots 1. Press the / button ( ) and use the or button to switch between modes ( ). To Cancel: press the / button and use the or button to display . Macro Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. Image Area at Minimum Shooting Distance from End of Lens to Subject • Maximum wide angle setting: 47 × 35 mm (1.8 × 1.4 in.) Minimum shooting distance: 3 cm (1.2 in.) • Maximum telephoto setting: 109 × 82 mm (4.3 × 3.2 in.) Minimum shooting d
Using the Self-Timer 1. Press the button ( ) and use the or button to display , or ( ). • When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer will activate and the self-timer lamp will blink (when using red-eye reduction, it will stay lit for the last 2 seconds). • You can change the delay time and number of shots with the option (p. 17). To Cancel: press the button and display . 10 sec. Self-Timer: shoots 10 sec. after you press the shutter button. • 2 sec. before the shutter
Shooting Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots ( ) 1. In the [ (Rec)] menu, select [Self-timer] and press the FUNC./ SET button. See Menus and Settings (p. 21). 2. Use the or button to select [Delay] or [Shots] and the or button to change the setting and press the FUNC./SET button. 3. Press the MENU button. If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the following occurs. • The exposure and white balance are locked at the settings selected for the first shot. • If the flas
Playback 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback) ( ). The last image that was played back appears (Resume Playback). If additional images were shot after viewing images in playback mode, the last image that was shot will appear instead. If the memory card has been switched, or the images on the memory card have been edited with a computer, the newest image on the memory card appears. 2. Use the or button to display the image you wish to view ( ). • Use the button to move to the previous i
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