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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-8L (with Battery Charger Camera Terminal Cover) CB-2LA/2LAE Interface Cable Wrist Strap WS-800 AV Cable IFC-400PCU AVC-DC400 Getting Started DIGITAL CAMERA Warranty System Solution Disk Booklet Using the Manuals Also refer to the manuals on the DIGITAL CAMERA Manuals Disk. • Camera User Guide (This Gu
Read This First Test Shots and Disclaimer 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 Th
What Do You Want to Do? Shoot Shoot, leaving it to the camera to make settings. . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Just take pictures (Easy mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Shoot to match special conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 – 57 Take good people shots I F C w P Portraits At night Kids and pets At the beach Against snow (p. 54) (p. 54) (p. 54) (p. 56) (p. 56) Take good landscapes J O Landscape Foliage (p. 54) (p. 56) Shoot various other scenes H t Indoors
What Do You Want to Do? View Look at my pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Automatically play back pictures (slideshow) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Look at my pictures on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Look at my pictures on a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Quickly search pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92, 93 Erase pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 MENU – Basic Operations .............. 47 Read This First ................................. 3 Changing the Sound Settings ......... 48 What Do You Want to Do? ............... 4 Changing the Screen Brightness ....49 Conventions Used in This Guide ......
Table of Contents Changing the Tone of an Image Viewing Images on a TV ................. 97 (My Colors) ..................................... 73 Protecting Images ........................... 98 Continuous Shooting ...................... 74 Erasing All Images ........................ 101 Shooting Using the Two Second Tagging Images as Favorites........ 103 Self-Timer ....................................... 74 Organizing Images by Category Customizing the Self-Timer ............ 75 (My Category
Conventions Used in This Guide • Icons are used in the text to represent the camera buttons and the mode dial. • Language that displays on the screen appears inside [ ] (square brackets). • The directional buttons and FUNC./SET button are represented by the following icons. (Up button) (FUNC./SET button) (Right button) (Left button) (Down button) • : Things you should be careful about. • : Troubleshooting tips. • : Hints for getting more out of your camera. • : Supplemental information. • (p.
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 and 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. The above may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the surroundings. In the event that a battery leaks and the eye
Safety Precautions • When using the flash, be careful not to cover it with your fingers or clothing. This could result in burns or damage to the flash. Caution • Do not aim the camera at bright light sources (the sun, etc.). Doing so may cause malfunctions or damage the image sensor. • When using the camera on a beach or at a windy location, be careful not to allow dust or sand to enter the camera. This may cause the camera to malfunction. • In regular use, small amounts of smoke may be emitte
1 Getting Started This chapter explains preparations before shooting, how to shoot in A mode, and then how to view and erase the images you take. The latter part of this chapter explains how to shoot and view images in Easy Mode, how to shoot and view movies and how to transfer images to a computer. Attaching the Strap/Holding the Camera • Be sure to attach the supplied strap to the camera and wrap it around your wrist when shooting to avoid dropping the camera. • Keep your arms tight again
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. 1 Insert the battery. 2 ● Align the marks on the battery and charger, then insert the battery by sliding it in and down . Charge the battery. 3 ● For CB-2LA: Flip out the plug and plug the charger into a power outlet . ● For CB-2LAE: Plug the power cord into the charger, then plug the other end into a CB-2LA power outlet. The
Charging the Battery Approximate Number of Shots That Can Be Taken Number of Shots 240 230 Playback Time (Hours) 6 • The number of shots that can be taken is based on the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) measurement standard. • Under some shooting conditions, the number of shots that can be taken may be less than mentioned above. Battery Charge Indicator An icon or message will appear on the screen indicating the battery’s charge state. Display Summary Sufficient charge. Slightly
Compatible Memory Cards (Sold Separately) • SD memory cards (2 GB and less)* • SDHC memory cards (More than 2 GB, up to and including 32 GB)* • SDXC memory cards (More than 32 GB)* • MultiMediaCards • MMCplus memory cards • HC MMCplus memory cards * This memory card complies with the SD standards. Some cards may not operate properly depending on the brand of card used. Depending on your computer’s OS version, SDXC memory cards may not be recognized when using a commercially available card re
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Insert the memory card. 4 ● Insert the memory card as shown until it locks into place with a click. ● Be sure the memory card is oriented correctly. Inserting the memory card in the wrong direction could damage the camera. Label Close the cover. 5 ● Close the cover and press downward as you slide it until it clicks into place . What if [Memory card locked] appears on the screen? SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards have a write-protect tab. If this tab is i
Inserting the Battery and Memory Card Approximate Number of Shots per Memory Card Memory Card 4GB 16GB Number of Shots 1231 5042 Memory Card 4GB 16GB Number of Shots 1471 6026 • 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
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. 1 ● Press the ON/OFF button. The Date/Time screen will appear. Set the date and time. 2 ● Press the qr buttons to choose an option. ● Press the op buttons to set a value. Complete the setting. 3 ● Press the m button. Once the date and time have been set, the Date/T
Setting the Date and Time ● Changing the Date and Time You can change the current date and time settings. Display the menus. 1 ● Press the n button. Choose [Date/Time] in the 3 tab. 2 ● Press the qr buttons to choose the 3 tab. ● Press the op buttons to choose [Date/ Time], then press the m button. Change the date and time. 3 ● Follow Steps 2 and 3 on p. 19 to adjust the setting. ● Pressing the n button will close the menu. Date/Time battery • The camera has a built-in date/time battery (back
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