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Camera User Guide
This guide covers both the PowerShot A200 and PowerShot A100 digital cameras.
• Please read the "Read this First" section (p.11).
• Please refer to the "Software Starter Guide" for
information on installing the software and
• Please 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"
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Shoot the image (p. 34) Quick Start 4 Press the shutter button all the way down. The camera beeps once when the image is shot. (p. 19) Install the batteries and CF card 1 Open the CF card slot / battery cover and insert a CF card and batteries. View the image The recorded image will be displayed for approxi- 5 mately 3 seconds (p. 35). Refer to [Replaying] sec- Open the lens cover to turn the power on (p. 27) tion (p. 59) for viewing other images already shot. The green indicator next to the o
Components Guide Components Guide Front View Back View Shutter Button (p. 34) Viewfinder (p. 33) Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 33) CF Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 19) AF-assist Beam (p. 34) Strap Eyelet* Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 43) Self-Timer Lamp (p. 46) Flash (p. 43) Date Battery Holder (p. 95) Terminal Cover (p. 85) DIGITAL Terminal* (p. 85) DC IN Terminal (p. 99) Tripod Socket Lens LCD Monitor (p. 29) Lens Cover (p. 27) * For connecting your camera to a computer via a USB Interface C
Components Guide About this Camera User Guide Symbols Used Operation Panel MENU Button (p. 36) Icons on the right end of title bars show the operations This mark denotes issues that may affect DISP (Display) Button (p. 29) the camera’s operation. mode. As in the example below, the shooting mode Indicators should be set to , , or . (Single Image Erase) Button (p. 65) Zoom Button (p. 35) This mark denotes additional topics that Shooting Power / Replay Button (p. 27) complement the basic op
Table of Contents Table of Contents : Functions and operations tables. Movie Mode .............................................. 49 Erasing All Images .................................... 65 Using the Focus Lock ............................... 50 Formatting a CF Card ............................... 66 Switching Between Autofocus Modes ....... 51 Printing 67 Adjusting the Exposure ....................... 52 Quick Start 2 Using the LCD Monitor ............................. 29 About Printing
Table of Contents Read this First List of Menu Options and Messages 87 Accessories Rec. Menu ................................................ 87 This digital camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon brand digital camera Play Menu ................................................. 89 accessories (“Canon Brand Accessories”). You may use non Canon Brand Accessories with this Digital camera. However, Canon Makes no warranties Set up Menu ...............................
Read this First Read this First Please Read Safety Precautions Test Shots Before using the camera, please ensure that you have read and understood the safety precautions Before you shoot images of subjects of importance to you, we strongly recommend that you shoot several trial described below. Always ensure that the camera is operated correctly. images to confirm that you are operating the camera correctly. The safety precautions noted on the following pages are intended to instruct you
Read this First Read this First • Stop operating the equipment if it is dropped or the casing is damaged. Failure to do so may result in fire or WARNINGS electrical shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera batteries and unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer • Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources which could damage your Support Help Desk. eyesi
Read this First Read this First • Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them to direct flame or heat. Neither should you CAUTIONS immerse them in water. Such exposure may damage the batteries and lead to the leakage of corrosive liquids, fire, electrical shock, explosion or serious injury. • 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 sunligh
Preparing the Camera Read this First Preventing Malfunctions Installing the Battery and CF Card Insert two (2) AA-size alkaline batteries (included Avoid Strong Magnetic Fields Insert the batteries as shown and with the camera) or two (2) NiMH batteries (sold Never place the camera in close proximity to electric motors or other equipment generating strong close the battery cover. separately) and insert the CF card. 3 electromagnetic fields. Exposure to strong magnetic fields may cause malf
Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera Never mix unused and partially used batter- We recommend that you use the optional AC Close the CF card slot / battery cover. Proper Battery Handling ies. Always load two fresh (or fully recharged) Adapter Kit ACK800 to power the camera batteries at the same time. Use AA-size Alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH 5 during long usage sessions (p. 99). batteries only. Refer to "Using Rechargeable Never mix batteries of different types or from The optional
Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera If you do not plan to use the camera for a WARNING Battery Status Indications About CF Cards long time, remove the batteries from the Never use damaged batteries or batteries whose outer The LCD monitor displays an icon or message CF cards are high-precision electronic camera and store them in a safe place. seal is completely or partially missing or peeled off, as Batteries may leak and damage the camera to let you know when batteries are low o
Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera Setting the Date / Time Setting the Language Press or button to select the Set the date and time. Press or button to select the item to be [ (Set up)] menu. The Date / Time menu will be displayed when Sets the display language for LCD monitor 3 5 set. camera power is turned on for the first time or menus and messages. Press or button to set the date and time. at low date battery power. Perform operations Press the MENU button. from Step 5.
Preparing the Camera Basic Functions Hint for Easy Operation Turning the Power ON / OFF Press or button to select The Language menu can also be displayed (Language) and press the SET but- 3 in replay mode by holding down the SET ton. button and pressing the MENU button. Shooting Mode Replay Mode Open the lens cover. Press the button until the image The camera powers up in Shooting mode (still). is displayed on the LCD monitor. 1 1 Close the lens cover. The camera powers up in Replay mode
Basic Functions Basic Functions • The On / Off setting of the LCD monitor dis- Replay Mode / While Connecting to a Printer / Replay Mode Using the LCD Monitor play mode is memorized when the camera is Computer The power will automatically shut off approxi- Press the button. Use the LCD monitor for shooting images, whilst turned off. When the camera is turned on mately 5 minutes after the last function is accessed. checking images, for menu operations and re- again it assumes the last mo
Basic Functions Basic Functions p. 46 Shooting Method Information Displayed Set the flash to On or affix the camera to a Replay Mode p. 45 tripod when the upper indicator flashes Macro / Infinity orange and the camera shake warning icon on the LCD Monitor Movie Recording Mode (red) p. 49 Press the button to turn the LCD monitor ( ) appears in the LCD monitor after the A200 x1.3 x1.6 x2.0 x2.5 x3.2 x4.0 on. The display changes when the DISP but- Digital Zoom metering preparations ar
Basic Functions Basic Functions The recording time for movies is also displayed. Using the Viewfinder Replay Mode (Simple Display) The following information may be displayed, The following information is displayed for the depending on the image. Simple Display. You can reduce power consumption by About the Autofocus Function • File no. Sound wave file (WAVE file) is shooting images with the viewfinder. This camera employs AiAF (artificial intelli- • Image no. (Replay image no. / total) a
Basic Functions Basic Functions Pressing the Shutter Button Using the Digital Zoom Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting The images that have been shot will be When the LCD monitor is on, you can digitally displayed for approximately 3 seconds*, even zoom in on a subject. Images can be zoomed You can press the shutter button all the way AF-assist Beam when the shutter button is released right after up to 4 times (PowerShot A200), or 3.2 times down or halfway. The AF-assist beam will so
Basic Functions Basic Functions Set and Selecting Menus and Settings Menu Display Change the Menu End Confirm Use the menus as shown below to operate the various shooting and replaying settings. Press or button to select a menu For information on menu items and settings, see 3 item. “Menu Settings and Default Settings” (p. 38). Rec. menu / Set up menu: Press the MENU button. Press or button to select the 4 The menu appears. 1 settings you wish to set. Open the lens cover. Play menu
Basic Functions Basic Functions Reference Menu Settings and Default Settings Menu Items Available Settings Pages This chart shows the options for each menu and the default settings. Protect Turns image protection On and Off p. 64 Reference Menu Items Available Settings Pages Rotate Rotates the displayed image p. 62 Resolution (Still pictures) Erase All Erases all images p. 65 PowerShot A200 1600 × 1200* / 1024 × 768 / 640 × 480 p. 41 Auto Play Automatically replays ima
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