Canon PowerShot A450 user manual

User manual for the device Canon PowerShot A450

Device: Canon PowerShot A450
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Date of adding : 2013-08-21 15:15:17
Number of pages: 35
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The Components Guide
Photo of PowerShot A460
Menus and Settings
Downloading Images to
a Computer
Camera User Guide
Please Read This First
This guide explains how to prepare the camera and use its basic features.

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Flowchart and Reference Guides The following guides are available. Refer to them as necessary according to the flowchart below. For information on included items and System Map items sold separately The Components Guide Preparations • Installing the batteries and memory card • Setting the date, time and language Basic Camera User Guide (This Guide) Shooting • Read this first. Playback/Erasing Menus and Settings Handling precautions, references to Advanced Camera the various shooting and pl

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The Components Guide The Components Guide Front View def b c g h a i Attaching the Wrist Strap j aWrist Strap Mount bSpeaker cFlash (p. 13) dAF-assist Beam (Advanced Guide p. 20) eRed-Eye Reduction Lamp (p. 14) fSelf-Timer Lamp (p. 16) gMicrophone (Advanced Guide p. 54) hViewfinder Window (Advanced Guide p. 17) iA/V OUT (Audio/Video output) Terminal (Advanced Guide p. 62) jLens In order to avoid dropping the camera, wear the wrist strap when using the camera. 1

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Back View b a c d e f g h i aLCD Monitor (Advanced Guide p. 12) bViewfinder (Advanced Guide p. 17) cDIGITAL Terminal (p. 27) dDC IN (power input) Terminal (Advanced Guide p. 89) eTerminal Cover fMemory Card Slot / Battery Cover Lock (p. 5) gMemory Card Slot / Battery Cover (p. 5) hDate Battery Cover (Advanced Guide p. 92) iTripod Socket The LCD monitor may be covered with a thin plastic film for protection against scratches during shipment. If so, remove the film before using the camera. 2

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The Components Guide Controls c d a b i j k l ef g h aIndicators (p. 4) bMode Dial (pp. 8, 18) cShutter Button (p. 8) dPower Button (p. 8) eDISP. (Display) Button (Advanced Guide p. 12) fMENU Button (p. 21, Advanced Guide p. 19) gFUNC./SET (Function/Set) Button (p. 20, Advanced Guide p. 18) h (Print/Share) Button (pp. 22, 30) i (Macro)/ (Infinity)/ Button (p. 15) j (Telephoto while shooting) / (Magnify in playback mode)/ Button (p. 12, Advanced Guide p. 50) k (Flash)/ Button (p. 13) l (Wid

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Indicators The camera indicators will light or blink under the following conditions. Never do the following while the indicator blinks green. These actions may corrupt image data. • Shake or jolt the camera • Shut off the power, or open the memory card slot/battery cover • Upper Indicator Green: Ready to shoot (camera beeps twice)/when connected to a computer Blinking Green: During camera startup/image recording/reading/ erasing/transferring (when connected to a computer/printer) Orange: Rea

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Preparations Preparations 1. Installing the batteries. 1. Slide the memory card slot/battery cover lock (a) and press down while opening the cover (b). 2. Insert the batteries. Positive end (+) Negative end (–) a b See the Advanced Guide: Battery Handling (p. 83). 2. Inserting the Memory Card. 1. Insert the memory card until it clicks into place. 2. Close the memory card slot/battery cover (a), pressing down and sliding it until it clicks into place (b). Back a b Ensure that the memory card i

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To Remove the Memory Card Push the memory card with your finger until the memory card clicks and then release it. You can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and MultiMediaCards with this camera. These cards are collectively called memory cards in this guide. 6

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Preparations First Time Settings Setting the Date/Time a b c 1. Press the power button (a). 2. Use the or button to select an item and the or button to change its value (b). 3. Confirm that the correct time is displayed and press the FUNC./SET button (c). The date and time can also be set in the Set up menu (p. 21). The date/time setting screen will appear when the camera power is turned on for the first time, or when the capacity of the lithium date battery is depleted. See the Advan

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Shooting Power Button 1. Press the power button. The start-up sound will play and the start-up image will display in the LCD monitor. • Pressing the power button again turns the power off. • Pressing the power button while pressing and holding the DISP. button will turn on the mute setting which will DISP. Button mute all sounds except for warning sounds. See the Advanced Guide: Using the LCD Monitor (p. 12). See the Advanced Guide: Power Saving Function (p. 17). See the Advanced Guide:

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Shooting 2. Press the shutter button fully to shoot. The shutter sound will play and the image will record. The indicator will blink green while the image is recorded to the memory card. See Indicators (p. 4). See the Advanced Guide for the various shooting methods available. Reviewing an Image Right After Shooting After a shot is taken, the image appears in the LCD monitor for approximately 2 seconds. You can continue to display images regardless of the review duration setting with the

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Selecting a Shooting Mode 1. Turn the mode dial to the desired mode (a). , or modes 1.Press the FUNC./SET button (b). 2.Select a shooting mode using the or button (c). 3.Press the FUNC./SET button (d). a c bd Shooting Modes The camera automatically selects settings. Auto Manual Allows you to select settings yourself, such as the exposure compensation, white balance, My Colors or ISO speed. Super Macro Manual Allows you to approach closer than in Macro mode to take larger close-ups. At m

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Shooting Portrait Night Produces a soft effect Snapshot when photographing Allows you to take people. snapshots of people against twilight or night backgrounds by reducing the effects of camera shake even without using a tripod. Kids&Pets Indoor Allows you to capture Prevents camera subjects that move shake and around, such as maintains the children and pets, subject's true color without missing photo when shooting Special opportunities. under fluorescent or tungsten lighting. Sc

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Using the Zoom 1. Press the or button. You can adjust the zoom for the following focal lengths in 35mm film equivalent terms. PowerShot A460: 38 – 152 mm PowerShot A450: 38 – 122 mm Telephoto: Zooms in on the subject. Wide Angle: Zooms out from the subject. 12

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Shooting Using the Flash 1. Press the button to cycle through flash settings. (Auto) (On) (Off) See Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function (p. 14). See Setting the Slow Synchro Function (p. 14). The option cannot be set in (Auto) mode. See the Advanced Guide: Functions Available in Each Shooting Mode (p. 112). See Selecting a Shooting Mode (p. 10). You are recommended to shoot with the camera attached to a tripod or other device if the camera shake warning icon ( ) appears. When the LCD

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Setting the Red-Eye Reduction Function You can set whether the camera automatically fires the red-eye reduction* lamp when the flash fires. * This function reduces the red appearance of eyes when they reflect light back from the flash. 1. (Rec.) Menu (Red-Eye) [On]*/[Off]. See Menus and Settings (p. 21). * Default setting. Setting the Slow Synchro Function The flash timing is adjusted to slow shutter speeds. This reduces the chance that only the background will appear dark when a person is

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Shooting Shooting Close-ups (Macro)/Infinity Shots 1. Press the / button. To cancel the macro mode, press the button to turn off the or display. See the Advanced Guide: Shooting Magnified Close-Ups (Super Macro) (p. 28) Use this mode to shoot close-ups of flowers or small items. Image Area at Minimum Focusing Distance from End of Lens to Subject • Maximum wide angle setting: 53 x 40 mm (2.0 x 1.5 in.) Minimum focusing distance: 5 cm (2.0 in.) Macro (PowerShot A460) • Maximum telephoto sett

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Using the Self-Timer 1. FUNC. Menu * (Drive Mode) / / . See Menus and Settings (p. 20). * Default setting. • When the shutter button is pressed fully, the self-timer lamp will blink. When using red-eye reduction, the self-timer lamp will blink and then stay lit for the last 2 seconds. To cancel the self-timer, follow step 1 and select . 10 sec. Self-Timer: Shoots 10 sec. after you press the shutter button. • 2 sec. before the shutter releases, the self-timer sound and lamp will speed up. 2

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Shooting Changing the Delay Time and Number of Shots () 1. FUNC. Menu (Drive Mode) (Custom Timer). See Menus and Settings (p. 20). 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Select [Delay] or [Shots] using the or button and change the settings using the or button, then press the FUNC./SET button. If the [Shots] option is set to 2 or more shots, the following occurs. - The exposure and white balance are locked at the settings selected for the first shot. - If the flash is used, the interval between

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Playback 1. Turn the mode dial to (playback) (a). The last recorded image will display. a If you have played back images between shooting sessions however, the last image viewed will display (Resume Playback) instead of the last recorded image. If the memory card has been switched, or the b images on the memory card have been edited with a computer, the newest image on the memory card appears. 2. Use the or button to display the image you wish to view (b). Use the button to move to

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