Canon PowerShot A420 user manual

User manual for the device Canon PowerShot A420

Device: Canon PowerShot A420
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Date of adding : 2013-08-21 15:15:17
Number of pages: 115
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DIGITAL CAMERA Advanced Camera User Guide
ENGLISH
Before Using the Camera
Shooting
Playback/Erasing
Print/Transfer Settings
Shooting/Viewing Images on a TV Set
Customizing the Camera
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
Appendix
Advanced
Camera User Guide
This guide explains camera features and procedures in detail.
CDI-E211-010 © 2006 CANON INC. PRINTED IN CHINA

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Main Features Shooting Automatically adjusts shooting settings to match particular conditions (Special Scene mode) Changes image colors to create special effects (Color Accent, Color Swap modes) Automatically detects camera orientation with an Intelligent Orientation sensor. Playback Plays movies ( with audio) Auto Play Editing Edits movies Records sound memos for still images. Printing Makes printing easy with the Print/Share button Also supports non-Canon brand PictBridge co

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Conventions Used in this Guide Icons appearing below titles indicate the modes in which the procedure can be used. In the example below, the mode dial can be used in the following shooting modes. • (Manual) • (Special Scene) • * (Manual) • * (Super Macro) • * (Color Accent) • * (Color Swap) * Black square icons are modes in the FUNC. menu. Switching between Focusing Modes Shooting Mode • See Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 112). In this guide, the Basic Camera User Guide is ref

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Table of Contents Items marked with a are lists or charts that summarize camera functions or procedures. Conventions Used in this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Handling Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Please Read. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Preventing Malfunctions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Shooting in a My Colors Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Adjusting the ISO Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Setting the Auto Rotate Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Creating an Image Destination (Folder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Resetting the File Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Playback/Erasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Magnifying Image

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Appendix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Battery Handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Handling the Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Replacing the Date Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Using an AC Adapter Kit (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Using Rechargeable Batteries (Sold Separately) . . . . . . . . . 91 Using an External

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Handling Precautions 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 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 reco

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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 does n

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Warnings Equipment Do not aim the camera directly into the sun or at other intense light sources that could damage your eyesight. Store this equipment out of the reach of children and infants. Accidental damage by a child could result in serious injury. • Wrist strap: Placement of the strap around the child's neck could result in asphyxiation. • Memory card: It may be swallowed accidentally. If this occurs, contact a doctor immediately. Do not attempt to disassemble or alter any part of

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Battery Do not place the battery near a heat source or expose it to direct flame or heat. The battery should not be immersed in water or sea water. Do not attempt to disassemble, alter or apply heat to the battery. Avoid dropping or subjecting the batteries to severe impacts that could damage the casing. Use only recommended batteries and accessories. Use of batteries not expressly recommended for this equipment may cause explosions or leaks, resulting in fire, injury and damage to the

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Others 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. Keep objects that are sensitive to magnetic fields (such as credit cards) away from the speaker of the camera (PowerShot A430 only). Such items may lose data or stop working. 9

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Cautions Equipment Be careful not to bang the camera or subject it to strong impacts or shocks that could lead to injury or damage the equipment when wearing or holding it by the strap. Do not store the equipment in humid or dusty areas. Do not allow metal objects (such as pins or keys) or dirt to contact the charger terminals or plug. Such conditions could lead to fire, electrical shock or other damage. Avoid using, placing or storing the equipment in places subject to strong sunlight

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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 When moving the equipment rapidly between hot and cold temperatures, you can avoid condensation by placing the equipment in an airtight, resealable plastic bag and letting it adjust to temperature cha

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Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide Front View Attaching the Wrist Strap Power Button (Basic Guide p. 2) Shutter Button (Basic Guide p. 4) Speaker Flash (Basic Guide p. 8) Microphone (p. 62) Viewfinder Window (p. 19) A/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (p. 71) Wrist Strap Mount AF-assist Beam (p. 24) Red-Eye Reduction Lamp (Basic Guide p. 8) Self-Timer Lamp (p. 35) Lens 12

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Before Using the Camera—The Components Guide Back View LCD Monitor (p. 15) Viewfinder (p. 19) DIGITAL Terminal (Basic Guide p. 17) DC Coupler Terminal (p. 90) Terminal Cover Coin Battery Holder (p. 89) Tripod Socket Memory Card Slot/Battery Cover (Basic Guide p. 1) 13

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Operation Panel Indicator (p. 19) DISP. (Display) Button (p. 15) Mode Dial (Basic Guide p. 5) MENU Button (p. 22) FUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 21) (Print/Share) Button (Basic Guide p. 13) (Telephoto) (when shooting)/ (Magnify) (when playing)/ button (Basic Guide p. 8/pp. 32, 58) (Macro)/ (Infinity)/ button (Basic Guide p. 9) (Flash)/ button (Basic Guide p. 8) (Wide Angle) (when shooting)/ (Single Image Erase) (when playing)/ button (Basic Guide pp. 8, 10, p. 32) 14

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Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations Using the LCD Monitor 1 Press the DISP. button. The display mode changes as follows with each press. Shooting Mode Playback Mode ( , , or ) ( ) Standard Standard (No Information) Detailed Detailed (Information View) Off No Information In the shooting modes, the shooting information displays for approximately 6 sec. when changing modes, or when the or / button is pressed, regardless of the selected display m

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Information Displayed on the LCD Monitor Shooting mode * Spot Frame Macro/Infinity (Basic Guide p. 9) * AF Frame (p. 46) * Low Battery (p. 85) Flash (Basic Guide p. 8) (Red) * Zoom Magnification (p. 32)* Movie Recording (p. 37) Auto Rotate (p. 54) Folder Creation (p. 55) Grid Lines* (p. 24) • Stills: Recordable Shots • Movies: Remaining Time/ * Elapsed Time * ** * Shooting Mode (Basic Guide p. 5/pp. 31, 37, 40, 51) Exposure Compensation (p. 48) Recording Pixels (p. 30) ISO Speed (p. 53) Co

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Before Using the Camera—Basic Operations If the indicator blinks orange and the camera shake icon displays, it may indicate slow shutter speed due to insufficient lighting. Increase the ISO speed (p. 53), select a setting other than (Flash off), or attach the camera to a tripod or other device. During shooting, you can display a grid to help you determine if your camera is level (p. 24). Playback Mode Standard Folder Number-File Number Compression (Still image) (p. 30) Recording Pixels

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Detailed Shooting Mode (Basic Guide p. 6/ pp. 31, 37, 40, 51) Exposure Compensation (p. 48) White Balance (p. 49) My Colors (p. 51) Flash (Basic Guide p. 8) ISO Speed (p. 53) Metering Mode (p. 47) Recording Pixels/ Macro/Infinity (Basic Guide p. 9) Frame Rate (Movies) (p. 39) Recording Time (Movie) (p. 37) The following information may also be displayed with some images. A sound file in a format other than the WAVE format is attached, or the file format is not recognized. JPEG image not conform


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