Canon PowerShot A300 user manual

User manual for the device Canon PowerShot A300

Device: Canon PowerShot A300
Size: 5,42 MB
Date of adding : 2013-08-21 15:15:17
Number of pages: 143
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DIGITAL CAMERA Camera User Guide
Camera User Guide
• Please read the "Read this First" section (p. 11).
• Please refer to the Software Starter Guide for
information on installing the software and
downloading images.
• 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 included
CDI-E078-010 © 2003 CANON INC. PRINTED IN CHINA with your Canon printer.

Summary of the content on the page No. 2

Quick Start Install the batteries and CF card (p. 18) Open the CF card slot / battery cover and insert a CF card and batteries. Open the lens cover and slide it in the direction of the arrow to turn the power on. (p. 26) The indicator next to the viewfinder starts blinking green. • When the date / time set up menu is displayed, refer to page 23. • For information about how to change the language, see "Setting the Language" (p. 24). Set the shooting mode switch to (Still image) and set

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Shoot the image (p. 33) Press the shutter button all the way down. The shutter sound will sound, indicating that the image has been shot. View the image The recorded image will be displayed for approximately 3 seconds (p. 34). Refer to “Replaying” section (p. 66) for viewing other images the already shot. To erase Press the button Confirm that [Erase] is while the image is selected and press the displayed. SET button. ➀ Installing the software ➾ Software Starter Guide When you have finis

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Components Guide Front View Shutter Button (p. 33) Shooting Mode Switch (p. 46) Optical Viewfinder Window (p. 32) Microphone (p. 73) AF-assist Beam (p. 33) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 49) Self-Timer Lamp (p. 52) Flash (p. 49) Terminal Cover (p. 83) DIGITAL Terminal* (p. 83) DC IN Terminal (p. 121) Lens Lens Cover (p. 26) * Computer: USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU (supplied with camera) Direct Print Compatible Printer (CP series, optional): Direct Interface Cable DIF-100 (supplied with printer) Bu

Summary of the content on the page No. 5

● Components Guide ● Back View Date Battery Holder (p. 117) Viewfinder (p. 32) Strap Mount* CF Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 18) Speaker Tripod Socket LCD Monitor (p. 28) * Be careful when carrying the camera by the strap. Don’t swing the camera on the strap, and keep the strap and camera body clear of obstacles. 5

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● Components Guide ● Operation Panel MENU Button (p. 36) DISP. (Display) Button (p. 28) FUNC. (Function) (p. 35)/ (Single Image Erase) Button (p. 77) Zoom Button (p. 34) Power / Replay Button (p. 26) Omni Selector (p. 58, 49, 52, 51) (Light Metering) / , (Flash) / (Continuous) (Self-Timer) / (Macro) / (Infinity) / SET Button The indicators light or blink when you open the lens cover or whenever you press the shutter button. Blinking Orange: Ready to shoot, (camera shake Upper Indicator w

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About this Camera User Guide Symbols Used Icons on the right end of title bars show the This mark indicates that you must press operations mode. As in the example below, the either , , or on the omni selector. shooting mode should be set to , , or . This mark denotes issues that may affect the camera’s operation. ● Shooting ● This mark denotes additional topics that Adjusting the Exposure complement the basic operating procedures. Question? Look here first. How do I navigate the menus? S

Summary of the content on the page No. 8

Table of Contents :Functions and operations tables. Using the LCD Monitor ...............................28 Quick Start 2 Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor.30 Components Guide 4 Using the Viewfinder...................................32 Pressing the Shutter Button........................33 Front View .................................................... 4 Using the Digital Zoom ...............................34 Back View..................................................... 5 Selecting Menus

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● Table of Contents ● Movie Mode ............................................... 55 Erasing 77 Using the Focus Lock ................................ 56 Erasing Single Images................................77 Switching between AF Modes ................... 57 Erasing All Images......................................77 Switching between Light Metering Modes . 58 Formatting a CF Card ................................78 Adjusting the Exposure ..............................59 Printing 79 Setting the Whi

Summary of the content on the page No. 10

● Table of Contents ● Downloading Images to a Computer 100 Specifications 128 Connecting the camera to a computer via the Index 135 USB Cable ............................................ 101 Downloading directly from a CF card ....... 104 Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode142 List of Menu Options and Messages 105 FUNC. Menu ............................................ 105 Rec. Menu................................................ 106 Play Menu .............................................

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Read this First Accessories This digital camera is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon brand digital camera accessories (“Canon Brand Accessories”). You may use non Canon Brand Accessories with this Digital camera. However, Canon makes no warranties concerning, and is not responsible for damages resulting from, use of non Canon Brand Accessories. Camera Body Temperature If your camera is used for prolonged periods, the camera body may become warm. Please be aware of thi

Summary of the content on the page No. 12

● Read this First ● Please Read Test Shots Before you try to photograph important subjects, we highly recommend that you shoot several trial images to confirm that the camera is operating and being operated correctly. Please note that Canon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its distributors are not liable for any consequential damages arising from any malfunction of a camera or accessory, including CompactFlash™ cards, that results in the failure of an image to be recorded or to be recor

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● Read this First ● WARNINGS • Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources which could damage your eyesight. • Do not trigger the flash in close proximity to human or animal eyes. Exposure to the intense light produced by the flash may damage eyesight. In particular, remain at least one meter (39 inches) away from infants when using the flash. • Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. Accidental damage to the camera or batteries by a c

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● 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 electrical shock. Immediately turn the camera’s power off, remove the camera batteries or unplug the power cord from the power outlet. Please consult your camera distributor or the closest Canon Customer Support Help Desk. • Do not allow the equipment to come into contact with, or become immersed in, water or other liquids. Do not allow liquids to enter the int

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● Read this First ● • Do not place the batteries near a heat source or expose them to direct flame or heat. Neither should you 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. • Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the batteries. There is serious risk of injury due to an explosion. Immediately flush with water any area of the body, including the eyes and mouth, skin

Summary of the content on the page No. 16

● Read this First ● CAUTIONS • 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 sunlight and heat may cause the batteries to leak, overheat or explode, resulting in fire, burns or other injuries. High temperatures may also cause deformation of the casing. Ensure that there is good ventilation when using the battery charger to charge the battery pack or power the camera.

Summary of the content on the page No. 17

● Read this First ● 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 equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its external and internal surfaces. You can avoid this by placing th

Summary of the content on the page No. 18

Preparing the Camera Installing the Battery and CF Card Insert two (2) AA-size alkaline batteries (included with the camera) or two (2) AA-size 3 Press the battery cover lock towards NiMH batteries (sold separately) and insert the the arrow to open the cover. CF card. Battery Cover 1 Be sure that the camera power is off. Battery Cover Lock 2 Slide the CF card slot / battery cover and open it. 4 Insert the batteries as shown and close the battery cover. (-) Negative (+) Positive end end 18

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● Preparing the Camera ● Be aware that use of CF cards whose contents have been edited on another camera or with 5 Insert the CF card as shown and another company’s software may cause the close the CF card slot / battery cover. camera to operate incorrectly. Slide the CF card firmly to the end (To release the CF card, hold onto it and remove.). We recommend that you use the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK800 to power the camera during long usage sessions (p. 121). The optional battery charge

Summary of the content on the page No. 20

● Preparing the Camera ● Be careful to load the batteries with their Proper Battery Handling positive (+) and negative (-) ends in the right direction. Use AA-size Alkaline or Canon AA-size NiMH Never mix batteries of different types or from batteries only. Refer to “Using Rechargeable different manufacturers. Both batteries should be Batteries” (p. 118) for their handling. identical. Never use manganese or lithium batteries, as Before inserting the batteries, wipe the battery these bat

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