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Camera User Guide
1 Shooting with the Camera This Guide
2 Installing the Software Software Starter Guide
3 Connecting the Camera to a Computer This Guide
4 Downloading Images to a Computer Software Starter Guide
• This guide covers both the PowerShot A10 and PowerShot A20 digital cameras.
• Please start by reading the “Precautions” section on the reverse side of this cover.
• For information about how to use the Card Photo Printer CP-10, please refer to the CP-10’s
Precautions Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be aware of this and take care when operating the camera for an extended period. About the LCD Monitor The LCD monitor is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques. More than 99.99% of the pixels operate to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as red or black dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and do
A quick introduction intended for new users who want to shoot first and learn more later. Tells Quick Start you how to get the camera running and how to begin shooting and playing back images. Introduces you to all of the camera components, and explains how to load batteries and Preparing the Camera insert a CF card. Explains how to turn the camera on, how to use the viewfinder and LCD monitor, and how to Basic Functions operate the shutter button and the zoom. Describes the three different shoo
Table of Contents Read This First 4 Changing Resolution/Compression Setting ... 37 Using the Flash...........................................39 Quick Start 10 / Shooting Close-Ups/Infinity Shots ........ 42 Using the Focus Lock ..................................... 43 Preparing the Camera 13 Using the Self-Timer ..................................44 Shooting Continuously ..............................45 Guide to Components ....................................13 Adjusting the Exposure Compensa
Erasing All Images ......................................... 60 Connecting the Camera to a TV Set 86 Print Settings (DPOF 62 Settings) Downloading Images to a Computer 87 Displaying the Print Order Menu .................... 62 Downloading Directly from a CF Card............ 87 Setting the Print Style .................................... 63 Connecting the Camera to a Computer Selecting Images for Printing ......................... 65 with a USB Cable ...........................................90
Read This First Please Read Test Shots Before you shoot images of subjects of importance to you, we strongly recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that you are operating the camera correctly. Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and distributors of its digital cameras are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of the Canon digital camera or CompactFlash™ card (CF card) resulting in the failure of an image to be recorded or to
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. • In the next few pages, the term “equipment” refers primarily to the camera, battery, bat
• To avoid the risk of high-voltage electrical shock, do not touch the flash portion of the camera if it has been damaged. Similarly, never touch internal portions of the equipment that become exposed as a result of damage. There is a risk of high-voltage electrical shock. Please take the first opportunity to consult your camera distributor or a Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Stop operating the equipment immediately if it emits smoke or noxious fumes. Failure to do so may result in fire or
• Do not handle the power cord if your hands are wet. Handling it with wet hands may lead to electrical shock. When unplugging the cord, ensure that you hold the solid portion of the plug. Pulling on the flexible portion of the cord may damage or expose the wire and insulation, creating the potential for fires or electrical shocks. • Use of power sources not expressly recommended for this equipment may lead to overheating, distortion of the equipment, fire, electrical shock or other hazards. Use
• If using AA-size NiMH batteries, use only Canon AA-size NiMH batteries and 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. • Disconnect the battery charger or the compact power adapter from both the camera and electrical outlet after recharging and when the camera is not in use to avoid fires and other hazards. • The camera terminal of the battery charger cord and the compact power cord i
• If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please take care when operating the camera for an extended period as your hands may experience a burning sensation. 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
Quick Start Install the batteries ( p. 17). 1 Slide the battery cover lock, then open the cover and insert the batteries. • For important information about batteries, see page 18. 2 Install the CF card ( p. 20). Open the CF card slot cover and insert a CF card. 3 Press the main switch to turn the camera on ( p. 28). Hold the main switch down until the indicator next to the Indicator viewfinder starts flashing green. • If the LCD monitor displays the Set Date/Time menu, set the date and time ( p.
5, 6 Set the focus ( p. 34). 5 Aim the camera at the subject, and lightly press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The camera beeps twice when the focus is set. 6 Take the shot ( p. 34). Press the shutter button all the way down. The camera beeps once to indicate that it has taken the shot. 7 View the recorded image. The recorded image displays on the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds ( p. 35). For information about how to view other image that you have already taken, see “Replaying
Connect the camera to the printer ( p. 69). 8 Make the connection using the direct interface cable DIF-100 that came with the printer. 9 Turn the mode dial to (Replay) ( p. 70). 10 Use or button to select the image you wish to print, and then press the SET button. The LCD monitor displays the print menu. 11 Press or button to select [OK], and press the SET button. The printer starts printing the selected image. When you have finished using the camera, turn it off by pressing the main switch
Preparing the Camera Guide to Components Front View Shutter Button ( p. 34) AF Auxiliary Light Emitter Optical Viewfinder Window ( p. 29) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp ( p. 41) Self-Timer Lamp ( p. 44) Flash ( p. 39) DIGITAL Terminal* VIDEO OUT Terminal ( p. 86) (PowerShot A20 only) Lens Terminal Cover DC IN Terminal ( p. 98) * If connecting to the optional Card Photo Printer CP-10, use the direct interface cable DIF-100 included with the printer. If connecting to your computer, use the dedica
Back View Viewfinder ( p. 29) Strap Eyelet ( p. 23) CF Card Slot Cover ( p. 20) Date Battery Holder ( p. 94) Battery Cover ( p. 17) Tripod Socket LCD Monitor* ( p. 30) Battery Cover Lock ( p. 17) * The LCD monitor is covered with a thin plastic sheet for protection against scratches during shipment. Remove it before using the camera. 14
Operation Panel Indicators ( p. 16) DISPLAY (Display) Button ( p. 30) Zoom Button ( p. 36) Mode Dial ( p. 16) (Exposure) / (White Balance) Button ( pp. 46, 47) Main Switch ( p. 28) MENU (Menu) Button ( p. 78) (Macro) / (Infinity) / (Right) Button ( p. 42) (Continuous) / (Self-Timer) / (Left) Button ( pp. 44, 45) (Flash) / SET (Set) Button ( p. 39) 15
Mode Dial • The LCD monitor displays the mark if You use the mode dial to select the the camera is connected to the printer camera’s operating mode. correctly. • The LCD monitor goes off when the camera (Auto) is connected to a computer. The camera automatically makes most of the settings for you ( p. 37). Indicators (Manual) The upper indicator comes on when you You can adjust the exposure, white turn on the power and whenever you press balance, and other settings before shooting the shutter
Lower Indicator Yellow: Macro mode Installing the Batteries The camera uses four AA sized alkaline batteries supplied with the camera. You may use optional nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Insert the batteries as shown. 3 Negative end (−) Be sure that the camera 1 Positive end (+) power is off. 2 Slide the battery cover lock, and push the battery cover slightly forward. Then open the cover. 17
• The optional battery charger kit (Battery 4 Close the battery cover. and Charger Kit CBK100) lets you use rechargeable NiMH batteries to power the camera ( p. 96). Proper Battery Handling • Use AA-size alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH batteries only. • Never use manganese or lithium batteries, as these battery types may overheat in the When the camera’s indicator flashes green, camera. do not turn off the power or open the battery • While it is possible to use AA-size nickel- cover. The camera i
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